Cancer often means fear. Those affected by cancer are given lots of advice, be it from well meaning friends or health professionals, the advice received by cancer patients is often ‘what not to do’. We strive to make our news a more positive experience, focussing on the can do rather than the don’t do.

Therapists are equally scared of cancer, having been taught not to touch anyone who has been diagnosed. The refusal to touch cancer patients can be a hard habit to break. Our accredited qualifications allow therapists and spas to welcome those affected by cancer, here we share the latest research findings as well as some wonderful tales of the difference that specialist products and services can make



May 30, 2020

Cancer? Who, Me? Positivity and my Cancer Journey by Keely Freeman

My story of breast cancer diagnosis. I was getting undressed one evening, the same way I always get undressed. I slipped my bra strap off and somehow my hand brushed down the side of my breast and there it was. A lump. A small lump the size of a chickpea. I’m usually one to bottle […]

May 22, 2020

Preventing Hair Loss During Treatment for Cancer: My Experience Using the Cold Cap by Leah Singh

Please note that this blog post consists of the experience of one individual, the beautiful Leah. Do not make any decisions about your cancer journey without consulting a medical professional. Hey everybody! My name is Leah Singh, I am 33 years old and I am from Liverpool. My whole world was tipped upside down August […]

May 5, 2020

Isolation Motivation: How do you stay productive in quarantine?

As I’ve sat here staring at a blinking cursor and a blank page for the last 45 minutes, I realise the content of this blog is a little ironic. Working from home, furloughed, self-isolating, quarantined…whatever category you fall into during the COVID-19 pandemic, trying to keep a routine is extremely difficult. Some of you are […]

May 5, 2020

Global Wellness Institute Cautions Industry and Consumers to Sift Fact from Fiction When It Comes to Immunity-Boosting Claims for Coronavirus

With an avalanche of immunity-building claims coming from every corner of the world, GWI’s helps consumers make informed decisions with evidence-backed research on 30 different wellness modalities Miami, FL – April 1, 2020 – The Global Wellness Institute™ (GWI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to empower wellness worldwide, reminds wellness seekers that there […]

May 5, 2020

COVID-19, Cancer and me: Jennifer Young’s guide to oncology safety during a pandemic

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected nearly every person on the planet. Whether you personally have had a positive diagnosis or a family member has, or you are a key services worker on the front line fighting the pandemic, or perhaps you have had to rearrange your entire life by home-schooling the kids or working from home […]

Apr 27, 2020

Free Online Workshops for Beauty and Holistic Therapists and Spa

Jennifer Young, creator of specialist skincare for cancer patients and author of 16 accredited oncology touch qualifications invites you to join her in some online learning. Use the links below to sign up for each of the sessions. You will receive an invitation via email. We very much look forward to seeing you there – […]

Apr 20, 2020

Keeping Your Spirits Up by Gail Donnan

Over the last few challenging weeks during the Coronavirus lockdown I have noticed the phrase ‘keep your spirits up’ being used a lot and it really intrigued me as to what it means. ‘Keep your spirits up’ is an idiom which means it is a phrase or expression whose meaning cannot be understood from the […]

Apr 16, 2020

Online workshops – oncology massage and specialist skincare for cancer patients

I did it – I managed to have an interactive Zoom session. I had a virtual white board that everyone could see and I managed (whilst still breathing) to share a presentation. I felt like doing a lap of honour; indeed the first thing I wrote on the white board was ‘Get me’. The session […]

Apr 14, 2020

Thriving despite a diagnosis – Part three by Gail Donnan

(Picture of the beautiful Jo) This is the last 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. Please note that none of this advice is intended as a substitute for professional […]

Apr 9, 2020

Upping my lockdown game – skincare for cancer patients and online oncology massage training

I make no secret that I am loving the lockdown life – I spend my work time developing ideas for online oncology massage training and furthering skincare for cancer patients projects. My non-work day is spent running (early), cooking , clearing out parts of our house, which have needed to be sorted for years, and […]

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