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

 

 

Mar 30, 2020

Thriving despite a diagnosis by Gail Donnan Part 2

This is the second 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 medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. […]

Mar 26, 2020

Is uncertainty unsettling? Want to offer some support?

I remember a time when I was very unhappy about uncertainty. I recall almost wanting to choose a negative outcome just for the certainty. At least then, I would be able to start to deal with whatever the bad thing (that may never happen) was. We all enjoy a degree of control don’t we? What […]

Mar 23, 2020

“I am still here, and one day I won’t be” By Abigail Goswell

In my last article I introduced myself and explained a little about what makes me tick. I spoke about my family, my influences and some of the things I love. This time, I hope to give some insight into living with stage four breast cancer. I hope to explain a little more about the disease […]

Mar 19, 2020

What just happened? Networks of wellness

What just happened? It seems like every 5 minutes we are discovering some new and catastrophic news. I need to reset. Here are some things we do know We are therapists We help people We are good at supporting folk who need us There are some very vulnerable people who are about to be isolated […]

Mar 19, 2020

Astounding news – oncology massage for cancer patients

‘We asked our readers and visitors to nominate the people they think are shaping the professional spa, beauty, nails and aesthetics market right now. You were among the most nominated’. ‘What me?’ I did check that the editor of Pro Beauty Mag had the right Jennifer. She assured me that she did (she is a […]

Mar 5, 2020

Try something new – massage for cancer patients

0700 Sunday; we were off.  Volleyball mum at the wheel. The radio accompanied me on the 3 hour drive as my volleyballer youngest slept. ‘Try something new’  was the advice being given by the neuroscientist author being interviewed. This, according to his research, will maintain and improve cognitive function as we age. It reminded me […]

Mar 2, 2020

Gift giving, skincare for cancer patients and a great big puddle – I should have known better

I really should have known better than to drive through a big puddle. In my defence, I have a 4 wheel drive, small cars were making it through the puddle and it was a puddle. Hindsight eh? Can’t beat it. My enormous 4 wheel drive stopped part way across the puddle. Middle daughter and I […]

Feb 20, 2020

Oncology Massage Training – meet the manager

Hi everyone, I’m Beth. I am a jack of all trades in the Jennifer Young office. My main role is running the Jennifer Young Training School; I help Paige out with many office duties (although I leave all of the numbers and spreadsheets to her); and I also write blogs, answer enquiries and process orders. […]

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 […]

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