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Jan 23, 2020

My gut has my back – oncology massage intuition

We are recruiting. There is a lot happening; more bodies are required. Before I ran a business, I imagined that recruitment would be easy – we operate in an area of relatively high unemployment, close to a University; we train all of our team – no prior knowledge is required. We recruit for attitude and […]

Jan 21, 2020

‘I always said for my 40th birthday I would get a puppy’ By Stacey Adams

My name is Stacey and I’m 38 and I have been diagnosed with womb cancer. This summer (2019) I underwent a total hysterectomy, with my reproductive organs removed, some pelvic lymph nodes and momentum to be biopsied for mapping too. The shop was firmly shut, so to speak. Cancer changes your life completely. From CNS’s, […]

Jan 16, 2020

She cares but not too much – cancer massage – how to respond to news you find challenging

‘I like your mum. She cares, but not too much’ I did care and probably too much. Instinctively, I must have realised that my strong urge to adopt, at least in the short term, one of my daughters friends and make her stay in bed, watching Netflix whilst I fed her soup and Quality Street, […]

Jan 9, 2020

Happy New Year – may there be challenges ahead – massage for cancer patients; educating healthcare professionals

Welcome to the new decade and the New Year – where did that decade go? Have you got any New Year resolutions? One of our projects for 2020 is the creation of a training video for healthcare professionals. Many an interview with cancer patients has been filmed. There is a common theme – can you […]

Dec 19, 2019

Life lessons from Lions; champagne, cake and oncology massage

South Africa. I like it there. I had no idea that it was so diverse and beautiful. When can I go back? Do you know they have penguins? Just hanging out on the beach; being penguins. Ostriches are everywhere.  I saw a giraffe as my lovely husband drove us into Cape Town, no special driving […]

Dec 16, 2019

An Introductory Blog – By Gail Donnan

My name is Gail Donnan and I have over 25 years’ experience in the well-being industry. I began my journey as a beauty therapist and after my training I went on to work in salons, my interest in holistic therapies moved me in the direction of Reiki, Indian Head Massage and Hot Stone Massage. I […]

Dec 12, 2019

Jennifer Young massage boosts wellbeing of chemo patients

Can you believe my luck? My feet are still up and there is a glass of South African White in my hand. I am still the winner of the first ever global Avon Beauty Accelerator Competition and the sun shines. In the spirit of recognising the work done by so many to improve the lives […]

Dec 5, 2019

Jennifer Young oncology therapists hailed as “true professionals” by patients

I am away – Greetings from sunny South Africa. It has been a manic autumn and some R&R is called for. Did you hear that I won a competition? Would you get me? I am honoured and delighted and a little energy depleted. I will update you on all of the Avon Global Beauty Competition […]

Dec 2, 2019

An Introductory Blog – By Diane Leopard

Home is in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire with my husband Peter. I have two children, three step-children, 4 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren and my lovely mum. We are quite widespread with some family here in Stoke and others in South Wales and Somerset. I absolutely love spending time with them all, helping with school runs and looking […]

Nov 28, 2019

The Diagnosis by Debra Parry

This poem, The Diagnosis, is one I wrote last year a couple of weeks after Mum was diagnosed with late stage cancer. The rollercoaster’s turning Our stomachs are churning The fires of hell are burning We’ve been on this ride before. There’s no let up with cancer The spider web dancer The covert chancer Slid […]

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