Boston, Massachusetts-area people who are going through the grieving process will be offered complimentary spa and massage therapies, thanks to one woman’s vision.

This week, Jane Aransky, owner of La Residencia Spa, announced the launch of the Touching the Healing Heart Fund.

Working in partnership with Boston area hospice, nonprofit organizations, senior living facilities and religious institutions, the fund provides complimentary, holistic spa treatments for people in the Boston area who have lost a parent, child, partner or sibling.

“Most people think of spa as something that is more about beauty or aesthetics, but the right kind of spa services can have a profound impact on the emotional health of the recipient,” said Aransky. “The mere physical touch of another person combined with therapy-oriented treatments that enable the recipient to relax and surrender themselves to the touch of compassionate caregivers, is deeply healing.”

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