In the Pink

 

The Pink Room/Sala Rosa celebrates three years in existence this month.  Inaugurated in October 2015 by the Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga and health councillor Amada Trujllo Bencomo, the Room was born from a need, identified by the Walk for Life foundation, for a space for sufferers of breast cancer and their families.

It offers a place to meet others, for information and help socially and professionally.  The Pink Room, having listened to many women’s issues post-mastectomy, also started the BRA project which now offers every single women here who has had breast removal surgery a custom-made special post-op bra, fabricated from non-abrasive material, fitted, closing in front, etc.

The Pink Room has also run yoga classes, pelvic floor sessions, workshops and talks post-op care, healthy eating, etc.  according to the Walk for Life president Brigitte Gypen.  She and councillor Trujillo Bencomo were in attendance at the 3rd anniversary celebrations alongside many of the users of the Room and their families.

A Swim for Life was held last weekend and the annual Walk for Life takes place in December. The Pink Room is in the Adeje ‘Escuela de Seguridad y Convivencia’, in La Nieves with activities every Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm.

 

 

Posture and pelvic floor workshop


The Adeje council and the Walk for Life breast cancer foundation are organising a workshop on Posture and Pelvic Floor exercises, with physiotherapist Vanessa Trujillo. The workshop, which is free, will be in the Pink Room in the Adeje Escuela de Seguridad y Convivencia (School of Security And Social Harmony) on Wednesday June 13th, with a session in English at 5pm and in Spanish at 6pm.
Participants should wear comfortable loose clothes and bring an exercise mat.
Caring for your posture during your day to day activities will help your pelvic health too, allowing your pelvic floor work better, efficiently, with less chance of poor functions such as incontinence or a prolapse.