Free Massages As Part Of Women’s Wellness Week

Free massages are being offered to women across the country as part of Women's Wellness Week to raise money for the Willow Foundation.

Free massages are being offered to women across the country as part of a charity initiative to raise awareness of issues affecting women’s physical and emotional wellbeing.

The campaign has been organised to raise money for support charity Willow, which organises special days for seriously ill young adults. As part of Women’s Wellness Week (which starts tomorrow Monday 18th September) travel company is inviting up to 1,000 women to take some time out to enjoy a massage at one of its venues across the UK and throughout the world at 11am on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

The massages are free of charge, but each spa will request a £20 donation which will be given in full to the Willow Foundation. The company is encouraging women across the country in need of a little ‘me’ time to register for one of the massages, by visiting

The event has captured the imagination of women across the country, with hundreds of members of the public signing up and celebrities such as Denise Van Outen, Megs Wilson and Mary Nightingale pledging to take part. Willow was founded in 1999 by former Arsenal goalkeeper and TV presenter Bob Wilson and his wife, Megs, as a lasting memorial to their daughter Anna who died of cancer aged 31.

The aim of the week is to encourage women to prioritise their health by taking a little time each day to do something for themselves. Over the course of the week, will also be running live Q&A sessions on its Facebook and Twitter pages. Working with experts ranging from medical practitioners through to business women, these sessions will provide advice and support on a variety of issues facing women, from anxiety through to careers.

Abi Wright, founder of the spa booking agency told Belle About Town: “Today’s woman tries to be everything to everyone – often she juggles a career, family, home, and social life, without any thought for herself, yet still worries she’s not doing a good enough job at any of it. Women’s Wellness Week is all about encouraging women to stop for a moment, take a breather and consider themselves for a change – whether that be sitting in the sunshine and reading a good book, taking up a new hobby or just going for a spa day with friends. Throughout the week, we’ll be highlighting issues that affect women and fundraising for Willow which does such a fantastic job to provide Special Day experiences for seriously ill young adults.

“We already work with Willow as part of our Recovery Retreats programme for cancer sufferers, organising spa days and breaks for young adults undergoing cancer treatment. The charity is the perfect fit for our message that everyone should take time out and do something for themselves, no matter what is going on in their lives.”

Mark Rappitt, Special Days director for Willow, added: “At Willow we really understand the importance of taking time for yourself, as well as spending quality time with family and friends. We are delighted to be working with Spabreaks during Women’s Wellness Week. A massage is one of the very best ways to take some quality time for yourself and by taking part in the Massage-athon you’ll also be helping seriously ill young adults throughout the UK to have their own Special Day. Thank you so much”


Emily Cleary

Emily Cleary

After almost a decade chasing ambulances, and celebrities, for Fleet Street’s finest, Emily has taken it down a gear and settled for a (slightly!) slower pace of life in the suburbs. With a love of cheese and fine wine, Emily is more likely to be found chasing her toddlers round Kew Gardens than sipping champagne at a showbiz launch nowadays, or grabbing an hour out of her hectic freelancer’s life to chill out in a spa while hubby holds the babies. If only!


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