Beauty

Aug 29, 2019

A day in the life of a social media guru

Hi, my name is Keating and I am the social media coordinator. This means I work with all departments in the Jennifer Young office, such as the training school manager or the dispatch department, to discover as much as possible about the services we provide. I then create posts and stories to communicate this information […]

Aug 29, 2019

A day in the life of a Training School Manager

Hi, My name is Shaira Mohammed and I was the training school manager at Jennifer Young Beauty Despite Cancer until the beginning of May 2019. I organised our specialist oncology courses by liaising with our tutors and venues as well as keeping in touch with all the therapists we have trained. Spa Welcome courses are also part of what […]

Aug 29, 2019

Comfortable celebrity and spa treatments for cancer patients

Self-perception and self-limiting beliefs are funny things aren’t they? We were delivering accredited spa training at Soho Farm last week. Soho House has a reputation for discretion and as such, welcome (according to rumour) some very distinguished guests (as well as me). I was chatting to the therapists about others who have left since my last visit ‘she has gone to […]

Aug 29, 2019

Rethinking – oncology massage in hospitals

This week has been spent out and about and learning – a great combination. The sun was shining and there was cake. I went to Yorkshire, primarily to deliver some accredited oncology massage training to Macmillan therapists at an NHS cancer centre. It is always a joy to work within the NHS. Learning is a wonderful […]

Aug 29, 2019

Becoming a teenager again, hormones and cancer

Netfilx is a new addition to our family. I realise that I could never be accused of being an early adopter. Last week, Netflix entered our sitting room. I signed up for a free month as all of my daughters have language exams soon and they can watch in different languages (I am told, nothing […]

Aug 29, 2019

Exceeding expectations – oncology massage does more for cancer patients

Yesterday evening I visited Tony, my physio. ‘ I haven’t seen you for years, how are you doing?’  ‘great but my back hurts’  (expectant pause, encouraging nods) ‘well, you know that thing that we all do with our kids,  lying flat, legs up and straight, at right angles to the body, feet facing the ceiling, […]

Aug 29, 2019

Getting out more; massive, hairy goals

I have had a great week. I’ve visited our gorgeous clients Rudding Park Spa (sadly, work not spa-ing), gained my power boat licence (I know, even I was surprised), and not only have I taught an FHT Cancer Awareness Course, I survived delivering an Accredited Oncology Essentials Facial qualification at a pop up venue in London (an oh […]

Aug 28, 2019

Celebrity Delegate on Cancer Awareness Course and more sleep

I am not the only one obsessed with sleep – thank you for your sleep promoting hints and tips. We have all enjoyed reading them. Most of them involved alcohol and massage – I need say no more. I was ahead of the game by discussing sleep last week. This Friday is World Sleep Day […]

Aug 28, 2019

Fearless touch – therapies for cancer patients

I didn’t forget you last week; I just forgot to tell you I was having half term week off. A great time was had by all. One of my half term jobs resulted in my being surrounded, for most of a day, by the England Junior Men’s Volleyball Team (trust me, this sounds a lot […]

Aug 28, 2019

Is it hot in here? Specialist skincare for cancer patients

  ‘Can you create specialist skincare for cancer patients?’ This question, asked by my local NHS hospital was the question that started it all – the question coupled with my outrage that those affected by cancer were ignored by the beauty industry. In recent years, I have been asked more questions, ‘Do you have anything […]

scroll down