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 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 29, 2019

Did you see us in the Daily Mail? Specialist skincare to alleviate the side effects of treatment for cancer

Menopause is a hot topic  – The Daily Mail were kind enough to feature the Hot Beauty Collections, our skincare for those experiencing the symptoms of menopause,  earlier this week. In another title I noticed that a well-known celebrity (not Chris Eubank) thought she was going insane when menopause struck. She is just going through her third […]

Aug 28, 2019

Coming out of retirement – London, massage treatments for cancer patients

There are things with which I am not usually trusted, files, important, not to be lost, pieces of paper and delivery of our accredited qualifications. I often do the high level (as in not detailed) education talks, conferences workshops, exhibitions and CPD for health care professionals. I don’t do hands on very often but, in breaking […]

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

Planes, trains and sleep for those affected by cancer

Edinburgh one day and Cornwall the next – could my destinations have been much further apart? I was in Edinburgh watch my eldest complete her first half marathon. I am in Cornwall supporting specialist oncology therapy training at St Moritz, our newest spa partner. I arrived on Monday evening to be met by a very sleepy […]

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 […]

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