Living Earth Crafts has partnered with non-profit organisation Prone2Help and donated its Earthlite Prone Comfort Bolster and Headrests as proning mattresses to help patients who’re asked to prone – lie on their stomachs – as part of their treatment for COVID-19 pneumonia.
Gharieni is providing relaxation beds for medical staff in a Belgium hospital. It has offered the Virga Jessa hospital its Spa.Wave System and RLX loungers for the overworked employees to give them “the best relaxation possible in a very short time to recharge their batteries”.
Meanwhile, Lemi has introduced a movable plexiglass Spa Shield which sits at the end of treatment beds to protect both therapists and customers during facials.
To stop the spread of coronavirus, a number of spa suppliers are making and donating their own anti-bacterial hand gels or creams for incredibly dry, over-washed hands.
Comfort Zone was one of the first to step up by creating a hand sanitiser, Good Hope Gel, and donating 100,000 bottles to its partners, customers and collaborators, as well as charities.
Healthcare professionals across 15 countries are benefiting from donated hand cream from Biologique Recherche and it’s also begun producing hydroalcoholic sanitiser solution for free.
Other companies helping out include Circadia by Dr Pugliese in the US and Made For Life Organics in the UK.
“We’re committed to helping control the disease and would like to thank all healthcare professionals for their tireless dedication,” says Thalgo MD Bernard Sirop. The French spa brand is donating 3,000 Cold Cream Marine Hand Creams to hospitals around France, as well as thousands of surgical masks, hygiene caps and protective gowns and suits.
Spa linen and uniform companies across the world are joining in the COVID-19 battle too.
UK-based Fashionizer Spa has temporarily ceased production on uniforms to begin making washable fabric face masks for the general public. The company is now working on producing anti-viral masks and uniforms for the industry.
In the US, Noel Asmar has begun the R&D process to design and deliver protective wear. It’s just launched two non-medical grade masks and is now exploring protective visors along with protective wear over uniforms.
Meanwhile, a global solidarity campaign has been launched by German skincare brand Babor. It’s asking partner spas around the world to donate masks and disinfectant to local hospitals as part of its #baborunited scheme.