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How the power of touch can boost mental wellbeing

By Sarah Todd
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Although mental illness has represented a growing health crisis for some time in the UK, the recent Covid-19 pandemic has seen mental health problems become the single largest cause of disability.

In the latest issue of European Spa magazine, we highlight a new report from The British Beauty Council, UK Spa Association, BABTAC and NHBF that has comprehensively detailed the many positive effects that personal care services – such as spa therapies – can have on mental health, productivity and life expectancy.

The report details the many positive benefits of personal care services

The Effects of Personal Care Services on Mental Health and Wellbeing report also reveals that there is a huge opportunity now to support the UK’s National Health Service and relieve the pressures linked to mental ill-health by incorporating personal care services as part of a toolkit for social prescription and solutions within existing public health medical services.

To read our full interview with the report’s creator, Dr Neil Carpenter of NMC2 as well as comments from the UK Spa Association’s general manager Yvonne Ebdon and Helena Grzesk, COO of The British Beauty Council, click below.

Photos courtesy of Made for Life Organics

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