At a Florida Spa Association event eighteen months ago two of the Jindilli team listened to the impassioned address by Faye’s Light founder, VIcky Weis, calling for the spa industry to help her bring hope, comfort and healing to people undergoing active treatment for cancer. In response, this year Jindilli will partner with Vicky to provide products and training to all spas throughout the USA willing to participate in “Sparks of Light”, an initiative that calls for spas to donate 4 hours of treatment time on November 7th to people in active treatment for cancer and their caregivers.
Until recently, people indicating they were in treatment for cancer would be refused spa treatments due to the misinformed belief that massage would spread the cancer cells. Maggie DiMille, Jindilli’s Florida Sales Representative, encountered this personally. “When my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer the toll it took on her and her loved ones is hard to imagine. My mother was a massage therapist most of her life and loved helping others. Unfortunately when she needed help the most finances were very tight because of the medical bills and her inability to work. When we were able to get her to a spa, people were almost afraid to touch her. What was supposed to be an escape usually became a cold reminder of what she was facing. I’m so proud to be a part of a company that is not only providing the product but also taking away the fear in therapists by teaching them to treat people with cancer with compassion and dignity.”
Jindilli’s Director of Training, Lynille Steffenhagen, is determined to help. “We will be conducting a free webinar on Friday November 4th at 3pm CST to talk through what is expected, how to implement the protocols we have developed especially for this program and how to best serve the clients coming in.” Lynille, a skin and body therapist with more than 20 years of experience in the industry has developed protocols for body treatments, as well as facial, manicure and pedicure options to accompany the Jindilli products on offer. “Just being compassionate, providing a safe and loving space is enough. This is a great opportunity to help your guest understand the benefits of spa treatments as part of their overall treatment program and building relationships based on trust and understanding at the most difficult times in peoples’ lives. Vicky’s drive and passion have provided our industry, as well as Jindilli as a company, a beautiful way to show our love and compassion.”
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Faye’s Light Contact: Vicky Weis. [email protected]