Beauty

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 […]

Aug 28, 2019

I’m back. I have news – 2019 plans for cancer massage and skincare for cancer patients

Happy New Year – I hope you have had a marvellous restful and peaceful holiday. Family Young had a wonderful break and managed to rest and regroup after our crazy Christmas.  I have some news, quite big news, and lots of it (drum roll please) I have been invited to join a Parliamentary Review. ‘A […]

Aug 22, 2019

Our toners are lovely but they are an unsung hero

Cleanse, tone, treat and moisturise – that’s always the advice of the Beauty Despite Cancer Team when asked about the best skincare routine. You are missing out if you haven’t yet included toners in your skincare routine. The Defiant Beauty facial mist tones and hydrates your skin. Alternatively, the Jennifer Young team of consultants can […]

Aug 22, 2019

‘Lots of hair, dark red, messy’

  I meet strangers in coffee shops, sometimes as often as three times a week. Starbucks is my favourite venue, I became addicted to their Spearmint Green tea whilst visiting the USA years ago (it’s called Zen tea in the US). When making arrangements to meet I rarely make a plan for recognition; I have […]

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