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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

It’s that week again…….

I have been reflecting on last year a lot this week. In honour of the imminent Saints day and the events of a year ago I am republishing my newsletter of last  year. I wept as I read again about the kindness of the anaesthetist. My Valentine? The NHS I love the NHS not only […]

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

Snow angels and sunshine

Ok, so you knew I wouldn’t make it to Roslin Beach Hotel last week. I am better now and I realise that I might need a bit more balance. I am not sure how to balance more – yoga three times a week, spinning and running – holidays aplenty…. I will work it out; balance […]

Aug 28, 2019

A week in bed and touch therapies for those affected by cancer

‘I could do with a week in bed’ I thought this often during crazy Christmas, both in the busy at work run up to the big day and during the holidays. I should be careful what I wish for. I am on day 7, maybe day 8, of being in bed. My cold has, quite […]

Aug 27, 2019

Eating Well During Cancer Treatment

Research evidence shows that people who are well nourished tolerate their cancer treatments better and are at lower risk of developing complications. However, it is during treatment, when fatigue and other symptoms can be at their peak that the inclination to eat well can fall to its lowest point. Cancer treatment can be gruelling at […]

Aug 27, 2019

An Introduction to Exercise

To most people the idea of taking part in exercise means getting sweaty and out of breath, with a pumping heart rate, lots of hard work, and feeling like you’re going to faint. That thing we all shy away from. That thing that every January we swear we will start again. We join a gym […]

Aug 27, 2019

Yoga For Cancer Patients

In the yoga tradition Master Patanjali is a very important figure as he was the first person to summarise in 196 aphorisms – the Yoga Sutras (c.ca 200 BC) – thousands of years of ancient practices. His approach is very structured and concise and has allowed generations of students to learn about yoga and to […]

Aug 27, 2019

Caring For Your Shoulders And Arms After Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast cancer treatment can be of various types, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, medication or surgery. Surgery can include lymph node removal, lumpectomy, mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Each type of treatment option will have different follow up care in terms of physiotherapy, and guidance from your therapist must always be followed. For example, reconstructive surgery may have […]

Aug 27, 2019

Wound Healing

Natural Therapies, Hints and Tips – Wound Healing It was hard to separate skincare from nutrition when I was asked to write some hints and tips for post-operative wound healing and care for a women’s magazine recently. My clients, both nutrition and skincare, often ask for this kind of help so keeping the word count […]

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