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Maycroft Residents Treated to a Luxurious Afternoon of Pampering

14 March 2024

Residents of Maycroft care home were treated to a day of relaxation and indulgence as they were pampered with a range of spa treatments, thanks to the generosity of Ali, a qualified beautician who volunteered her time to spread joy and comfort.

The day began with personalised vouchers delivered to each resident, inviting them to attend the pop-up spa at a designated time. As they entered the spa area, the soothing scent of lavender filled the air, accompanied by the gentle strains of relaxing music, setting the perfect ambiance for an afternoon of tranquillity.

Residents were treated to a variety of pampering treatments, including hand massages and nail painting, tailored to their individual preferences and needs. The spa sessions were divided into two group sessions for the ladies and one for the gentlemen, each one proving to be a resounding success.

One of the highlights of the day was the skin-on-skin massage, which elicited visible relaxation and comfort among many of the residents. Ken, one of the delighted recipients of the pampering, expressed his newfound appreciation, exclaiming, “Oh, I could get used to this!”

For Ingrid, a resident who often finds it challenging to engage in group activities, the spa experience proved to be a transformative and uplifting experience. Delighted by the opportunity to unwind and connect with others, she shared, “I would love to do this again; it’s just what I needed.” In a heartwarming moment, she even embraced the therapist with a heartfelt hug, expressing her gratitude for the thoughtful gesture.

The connection forged between Ingrid and the therapist, who shared a mutual connection to Germany, Ingrid’s homeland, added an extra layer of warmth and comfort to the experience. As they reminisced and shared stories about Germany, Ingrid visibly relaxed and engaged, showcasing the transformative power of human connection and shared experiences.

Overall, the afternoon of pampering at Maycroft proved to be a resounding success, bringing joy, relaxation, and a sense of wellbeing to all who participated. It served as a reminder of the importance of kindness, connection, and the simple pleasure of self-care in enriching the lives of residents and fostering a sense of community and belonging.