Saturday was a total day of relaxation for Karen Smith who is battling breast cancer at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Smith was suggested by doctors to be a guest for a day at Spa Alexis at the Buffalo Hyatt Hotel. She was treated to reflexology and massages for her hands and feet which have been sensitive following chemo and other treatments for the cancer. She also had a pedicure and manicure as well as a facial which she described as very relaxing.
The whole visit was arranged as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by the spa's owner, Alexis Luczak. It turns out Luczak has also battled cancer. She is well aware of the issues and emotions from dealing with the disease and the treatments. So she decided to give back with this specially arranged day of "pampering" for someone like Karen.