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Cancer patients receive day of pampering

Flora Kobayashi Flora Kobayashi

By Roger Mari - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Cancer patients at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children received extra special treatment today.

Ten therapists from the Kahala Resort and Hotel pamper 15 cancer patients with a 45-minute spa treatment. The session begins with tasty snack followed by a foot massage.

For these patients who often deal with more difficult forms of therapy, it was nice switch to receive the celebrity treatment.

"After going through this experience, I feel like a movie star," said patient Maud Lau.

It's soothing and relaxing for these patients. From head to toe they are oiled down and then rubbed down.

For the therapists it's a chance to help these special clients not only physically but spiritually.

"It's nice that we got them through the whole day without thinking about it, and making them relax, which is nice," said therapist Sosefina Nepo.

Some patients never experienced this type of therapy session. It was a day of pampering, relaxation and also a day to discover something new about themselves.

"I didn't realize after going through this treatment I had so many sore spots all over my body," said Lau.

"I just wanted to stay here forever it was really a heavenly like experience," said patient Flora Kobayashi.

For patients and therapists, it's the perfect way to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Throughout the month of October, the Kahala Resort and Hotel will donate proceeds from spa treatments to the Women's Cancer Center at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

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