Hello, Just wondering if anyone else has had problems getting massages from well known franchise beauty therapists? I was recently on my 1st holiday from completing a 6wk radiation course for breast cancer that was completed about 8wks earlier when the therapist at the 5star Spa I attended wouldn't massage me because she quote,"didn't want to spread it". This young lady also said that if they 'found out later that we did spread it that it would ruin them'. I assume she referred to the possibility of litigation from me. I assured her she could neither spread 'it' as she called cancer or 'catch it'! I left feeling devastated as I am a big believer in the therapeutic benefits of massage and especially needed one to help me with the ongoing depression I have experienced since the tumour removal & radiation was completed. I contacted the GM of the resort & complained about her ignorance & lack of empathy but I believe my concerns have fallen on deaf ears. Does the beauty industry have mandatory education for their therapists about cancer etc or should I not tell them in future about my history of BC and just have a massage?
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