Useful initiatives places
LA ROCHE-POSAY THERMAL CENTER,
PIONEERING IN CARING FOR PATIENTS UNDERGOING CANCER TREATMENTS
The La Roche-Posay thermal center was first recognized for its public utility in 1869. It is the number one European thermal station exclusively dedicated to treating skin conditions. La Roche-Posay has responded to its dermatological calling for more than 5 centuries, drawing upon its unique and universally-recognized experience and savoir-faire. Its therapeutic properties benefit over 8000 center visitors every year, which is over half of the dermatological thermal treatments in France.
La Roche-Posay offers a very diverse selection of treatments. Its dermatological vocation is built upon its multidisciplinary medical team, the quality of care and, of course, its unique thermal spring water, a “velvet water”, which has been recognized for its anti-inflammatory, healing and soothing properties.
Over the past few years, the La Roche-Posay Thermal Centre has welcomed patients with cutaneous side effects from cancer treatments. More than 8000 patients have benefited from our care in the past 5 years. Post-cancer thermal treatments are a new therapeutic approach for patients in cutaneous and psychological recovery after their cancer treatments.
In 2010, observational studies were conducted to evaluate the beneficial effects of thermal treatments on the skin and the quality of life of patients undergoing cancer treatment. They showed that 82 to 98% of these patients noted significant improvement by the end of the thermal treatments.
In addition to skincare, thermal center visitors also have access to many supportive care treatments: Make-up workshops help restore their self-esteem and provide a feeling of well-being. These services are what make the La Roche-Posay Thermal Spa a pioneer in patient care for the cutaneous side effects of cancer treatments.