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Feb 17, 2020

Thriving despite a diagnosis by Gail Donnan

This is the first of a three-part blog which moves through a beautiful Cancer survivor’s journey of how she thrives and continues to build resilience using different complementary therapies and delving whole heartedly into spirituality. Jo and I met a couple of years ago when she attended a meditation circle at my well-being centre. We […]

Feb 17, 2020

Massage for cancer – training for healthcare professionals

I need help. I have been asked to create some video training materials for healthcare professionals. Even better, we have been given some money to fund the activity. A UK University recognised the need for healthcare professionals to be educated in the non-cancer needs of those affected by cancer. We are their solution, which is […]

Feb 6, 2020

Nobody mention menopause and treatment for cancer

When I developed skincare for cancer patients and accredited training in oncology massage I honestly thought I was dealing with the last taboo. I was wrong. Nobody mention menopause. I work closely with many a spa to help them to welcome those affected by cancer. Menopause conversations are much more challenging – I am yet […]

Feb 3, 2020

‘I already know about mindfulness, but I wasn’t doing any of it.’ By Melanie Oneill

After a last minute, off the cuff, very eventful holiday in Miami seeing some of my wonderful family and meeting some lovely people, I partied hard for the first 5 days and relaxed and enjoyed my surroundings for the 5 days following.  Then I came home and down to earth with an almighty bump. Realising every […]

Jan 30, 2020

God Bless America.

I am fortunate to have spent nearly a week in the USA. I am unfortunate in having been ill whilst I am here. In a car crash of timing I developed an eye infection the day before I left our shores. I spent most of January venturing no further than the office, seen by very […]

Jan 27, 2020

‘Swimming with the sharks can actually be the best experience of your life’ By Juliet Vigurs

Hi, my name is Juliet, I’m 50, I live in Yorkshire with my partner and our 4 children & 2 dogs. I was diagnosed with breast Cancer in September 2016. I had heard people who had been through a similar experience, say that the room went blurry and that the words seemed unreal. But that […]

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 […]

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