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

 

 

Aug 27, 2019

My Hands Are Human Again – No Pockets Needed

As if being diagnosed and treated for Womb Cancer wasn’t bad enough, Debra Parry, 53, discovered that her skin suffered enormously as a result. Debra wasn’t prepared for the changes to her skin that would accompany the cancer and cancer treatment. 3 years after treatment, Debra was beginning to think that the ‘dry, scaly skin’ […]

Aug 27, 2019

Now I Can Fasten My Daughter’s Baby Grow Without Pain

Emma’s diagnosis came soon after she discovered that she was pregnant for the first time. Emma had a pain in her side, the GP suspected gallstones, a scan found tumours in her liver.  Further investigation discovered that Emma’s cancer had spread from her bowel. Emma had a life expectancy of 6 months unless she started […]

Aug 27, 2019

A friend recommended Defiant Beauty Lip Balm. The improvement was incredible.

Sally, 43, has been hit by a double whammy – extremely sensitive skin and a tendency to get cold after cold through the winter. As we all know, constant nose blowing can cause dry sore skin around the nose. Add to sore, dry, cracked lips and Sally was suffering. This is bad enough for each […]

Aug 27, 2019

I haven’t slept properly in 24 years

  Tracy Barlow, mum of two and therapist at Spa attended one of the Jennifer Young Therapist training courses at Ragdale Hall, and discovered first-hand the positive effect the Jennifer Young Oncology Massage had on her long-standing sleep problem. Knowing that many people affected by cancer have difficulty sleeping, Tracy will be whole-heartedly recommending this […]

Aug 27, 2019

5 reasons for Therapists to Train with the Jennifer Young Training School

We provide accredited 3 day training (1 contact day) that allows you to welcome cancer patients to your salon, clinic or rooms. Our accredited cancer massage courses (and other oncology therapy courses) are available Nationwide. Jennifer Young is the expert Jennifer Young knows the therapy industry and your new client group Jennifer Young is trusted. […]

Aug 27, 2019

5 more reasons for Therapists to Train with the Jennifer Young Training School

  Jennifer Young products were born within the NHS and are very familiar with their exacting standards We won’t compromise. We use accelerated learning techniques to allow therapists to assimilate information quickly and effectively. We understand the challenges of being a therapist Worried about insurance? – we’ve got your back. 1. Jennifer Young products were […]

Aug 27, 2019

5 Reasons you shouldn’t be afraid to have an adapted oncology massage treatment

1. We are the experts 2. Our therapists are trained to make your experience ‘normal’ 3. Treatments can enhance well-being and aid relaxation, making you feel more confident and less anxious 4. You are in safe hands, anyone qualified with us will be accredited and insured 5. Oncology massage treatments reduce treatment side-effects: our clients […]

Aug 27, 2019

The importance of adapted massage techniques for those living with and beyond cancer

“So many choices have been taken away during treatment that it is important that complementary therapy is not also delivered prescriptively.”   Janice, 60, had been diagnosed with cancer of the Thymus in 2016. She had received chemotherapy treatments and was in remission at the time of being a case study for Jennifer Young Training […]

Aug 27, 2019

Adapted oncology massage helps those affected by cancer “unwind and enjoy” time to themselves

Diana, 51, was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, which had spread to form metastases in her spine, in 2014. Diana led a fit and healthy lifestyle, regularly exercising and working full-time when she was met with this shock diagnosis, and went on to receive radiotherapy and calcium injections after one of her prescription medications […]

Aug 27, 2019

“It was over all too soon, but the effects were enjoyed for a much longer period.”

Semi-retired and self-employed for 20 years, London-native Peter was a generally healthy man. At 67, he hadn’t suffered with any health related problems other than slightly elevated blood pressure, until 2016, when a routine bowel cancer screening returned 2 abnormal results. This was a huge shock to Peter, who had been having the screening for […]

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