Jennifer Young & Beauty Despite Cancer joins forces with Cancer Research UK

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FHT Accredited course provider, Jennifer Young, has announced a pioneering collaboration between Cancer Research UK and Jennifer Young & Beauty Despite Cancer.

The Jennifer Young Skincare Collections are formulated to combat some of the side-effects of treatment for cancer, such as dry, sore, sensitive, flaking skin; chapped lips; and brittle nails. The products were created with the help of those affected by cancer and their healthcare teams.

On 30 August 2019 at the Cancer Research UK premium store in Marylebone, London, Jennifer and her team will be offering skin, nail and wellbeing advice, mini treatments and workshops, promoting rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. The event is not just for those currently undergoing cancer treatment, all are welcome to join one of the complimentary workshops, receive a free massage or call in for a chat.

Workshop Timetable

11:00 – 11:45 Mini manicures and hand massage

12:00 – 12:45 Nail workshop

13:00 – 13:45 Hand massage

14:15 – 15:00 Nail workshop

15:15 – 16:00 Head, neck and shoulder massage (through clothes)

In addition to free workshops, Jennifer Young & Beauty Despite Cancer is offering a free gift worth £20, exclusive to this event, with product purchases of £30 or over.

Jennifer is delighted to have opportunity to provide further support to the many already helped by Cancer Research UK.

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Jennifer says, ‘I am very much looking forward to meeting everyone in Marylebone in August. It is always an honour to help people regain some normality as they undergo or recover from cancer treatment. Women don’t stop being women when they are diagnosed but, often, their sensitive skin means that they are no longer able to enjoy their usual skincare products. We can help, not only by providing high quality, specialist skincare but by giving well-researched advice. We don’t only help ladies, I hope men, women and children call into the Cancer Research UK premium store in Marylebone on 30 August. We have something for everyone. After all, who doesn’t like a free bespoke massage and manicure?’

Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Its vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. In addition to researching cures for cancer, Cancer Research UK is committed to improving the lives of those affected by cancer. One way the charity does this is via its range of cancer care products available to buy from the Cancer Research UK online shop.

Among a range of cancer care products including mastectomy underwear and swimwear, the online shop contains a carefully curated collection of Jennifer Young specialist skin, nail and lip care products, formulated to help those going through cancer treatment feel a little more comfortable and pampered.

FHT accredited course provider shares the benefits of complementary therapies with schools in Zambia

FHT accredited course provider, Functional Reflex Therapy (FRT), recently sent a team to Zambia for its Global Project 2018.

FRT’s Lorraine Senior, MFHT, and Janet Hardman shared the benefits of different therapy techniques with children and adults in schools in the towns of Siavonga, Mazabuka and Choma. This follows on from Lorraine and Janet’s 2017 trip to the southern African nation, when they shared information about the benefits of reflexology and shared the FRT rainbow relaxation routine with St Mulumba school in Choma.

Speaking to the FHT, Lorraine said, ‘What a privilege to share skills with children and adults and have the opportunity to work in three schools, travelling many miles throughout July. We worked with the children in the classrooms and shared simple skills with staff and pupils, as well as older siblings, parents and grandparents who came in from outlying villages.’

Accredited Course Provider shares benefits of infant massage at Malawi orphanage

Gayle Berry, FHT Accredited Course Provider, and owner of Blossom and Berry Baby Massage spent time in Malawi to help teach baby and infant massage to staff at the Ministry of Hope baby orphanage.
Here Gayle tells us her story:

Gayle Berry‘I am an expert on baby massage and yoga and have worked hard to build up Blossom & Berry Baby Massage – a successful business with international recognition and over 200 teachers across the world. I have been teaching, as well as training others to teach, infant massage and yoga, for over 15 years and I am passionate about the positive benefits of nurturing touch in early years.

‘In 2014 I stumbled across some incredible sunglasses called LOVE SPECS. Love Specs turn any light into rainbow love hearts and more importantly, through sales at music festivals, they generate income for Love Support Unite Africa. LSU was founded by Alice and Nina Pulford to provide sustainable education to the poorest children in Malawi. Their work has ensured powerful and lasting change, built on people rather than proceeds.


Gayle Berry in Malawi
‘I decided to volunteer with the charity using my experience in infant and baby massage to benefit babies in orphanages who were not receiving regular touch. I provided free training to the staff at the Ministry of Hope baby orphanage, so the babies could receive the vital interaction they were missing. Massage provides so much more than touch; it helps to support the development of the emotional brain in children, teaching them about the world and human relationships. Babies thrive and grow on love and baby massage provides a window of gentle stimulation and nurturing experience.’
‘I set up Growing Babies: Little Blossoms Project, working alongside Love Support Unite Africa Foundation, aiming to harness the power of parents, families and communities to improve mother and baby health and early brain development in children aged 0-3 years, through educational programs and nutrition. We use infant massage to provide the vital love, positive communication and attachment needed for healthy physical and emotional development, whilst providing women with skills and knowledge they can share. I have taught, funded and now support five infant massage Nurture Ambassadors to teach six women’s groups infant massage and safe motherhood. I was able to teach hospital physios, special needs massage, as many children have cerebral palsy as a result of premature birth, due to malaria. I also set up a sustainable farming project to provide food security.
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‘Growing Babies-The Little Blossoms Project has two volunteer trips a year for baby massage instructors who have changed many lives in Malawi with goals to focus on carers, mothers and babies and the wider family unit. We aim to provide education, training and support to parents and babies, increasing the health and wellbeing of families, using infant massage, baby health care guidance and first aid techniques. Out main goal is to empower women within the community and give these babies the best start in life. All my teachers have the opportunity to become volunteers in Malawi. I also donate 10% of my baby massage enrolments to the project so one student’s education helps to fund the safe motherhood and infant massage education of women and babies in poverty through our Nurture Ambassador’s classes in Malawi.
Gayle Berry in Malawi
‘What I hadn’t reckoned on, was exactly how much I could, and would, continue to give. Nor how much joy I would receive back from this trip. I went from being a curious volunteer to being a knowing participant and now, UK Director of the charity.’
You can find out more about Gayle’s company and project here.