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Mental health – how is yours? Touch therapies for cancer patients and lockdown

newsletter Sep 24, 2020

Mental health – how is yours? Touch therapies for cancer patients and lockdown

How are you feeling about our emerging situation? I have some serious concerns about the mental wellbeing of a working population who are encouraged to work from home if they can. Some folk love it but not everyone does. Isolation can take its toll. It’s not just those in work, those out of work, students who are at college for 3 days in 14 instead of 10 days in 14, the adults who can no longer play team sports – we are vulnerable to feeling low, or worse.
 
Up until yesterday I was cynical about the ‘recover from COVID’ spa offerings. I now consider the implications of another lockdown whilst feeling the need to protect my team from becoming too distanced from normal social interaction. My cynicism is giving way to an ardent belief that the good we can do is needed more than ever.
 
I am becoming more and more sensitive to the lack of evidence available...

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Find out how our control measures saved us from a COVID second lockdown

news Sep 23, 2020

COVID in the workplace - our control measures saved us from a second lockdown

High drama – we had a suspected case of COVID-19 and discovered we employ a close contact of a suspected case. It wasn’t easy for us to find out what our employer duties were. Panic appeared to be the only option.

An hour or so of serious research helped me to understand what was expected of me. Good news – our control measures saved the day and we did not return to the lockdown we had endured for 6 months.
 
It wasn’t just the control measures, it was the team buy-in, the involvement of all parties and peer enforcement that saved the day. Go Team JY.
 
You guys are all experts in Risk Assessment now – we’ve done Risk Assessment to death (bad choice of words?). Shall we show and tell control measures?
 
Here are our most photogenic control measures – I’ve shown you mine, now show me yours –feel free to post pics and tag us so...

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Jennifer Young’s specialist treatments and natural products reverse radiotherapy side-effects

client and therapist Sep 18, 2020

“Betty experienced facial flushing and heat whilst going through treatment.”

*Betty, 61, from London was in the middle of radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer when she agreed to be a case study for one of our Jennifer Young therapists, Lisa. Betty experienced hair, lash and nail loss as a consequence of cancer treatments. She was delighted to have a specialist oncology massage, and enjoy some nourishing relaxation thanks to Defiant Beauty by Jennifer Young’s natural and organic products. Lisa used Jennifer Young’s adapted cancer massage light touch technique, and made Betty feel truly nourished and gorgeous.

Because of Betty’s positive experience with the specialist oncology massage, she immediately organised to return for more treatments after radiotherapy. Betty enjoyed a Jennifer Young rejuvenating facial treatment with the Defiant Beauty Smooth Skin Oil, and a hand and nail treatment using the Defiant Beauty Nail Oil...

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We have a suspected case of COVID-19 - Panic?

newsletter Sep 17, 2020

Our workplace COVID conversation changed this week – we have had a suspected case and another colleague was in close contact with a suspected case.

It’s all been happening. 
 
The information in the  (free accredited) COVID qualification didn’t help me to manage that bombshell – I hope it doesn’t happen to you, if it does, this is what I learned.
 

  • Guidance for action on what to do when an employee suspects they have been infected is thin on the ground and not at all easy to find.

 
There are 3 symptoms of COVID -19 listed on the NHS website 

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell...
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5 reasons for Therapists to Train with the Jennifer Young Training School

Uncategorized Sep 15, 2020
  1. We provide accredited online training that allows you to welcome cancer patients to your salon, clinic or rooms.
  2. Our accredited cancer massage courses (and other oncology therapy courses) are available nationwide from the comfort of your own home.
  3. Jennifer Young is the expert
  4. Jennifer Young knows the therapy industry and your new client group
  5. Jennifer Young is trusted. It is the recognised brand for those affected by cancer and their carers

1. We provide accredited online training that allows you to welcome cancer patients to your salon, clinic or rooms.

Our cancer massage and other oncology touch therapy courses are accredited by  professional body, FHT. We offer 16 accredited qualifications – all postgraduate diplomas.

3. Jennifer Young is the expert

Jennifer Young has a BSc (Hons) in Biology and is an experienced microbiologist, is a qualified and practicing nutritional therapist, an associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine, a...

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Nail Damage during Treatment for Cervical Cancer

Some of the drugs used to treat breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and womb cancer cause damage to the nails as a side-effect of treatment. Different chemotherapy drugs have different side-effects. Here you will find a list of the chemotherapy drugs commonly used for the treatment of cervical cancer. This page gives information on chemo nail loss, chemo and nail damage, lost nails through chemotherapy, nail loss after chemo, losing nails after chemo, losing fingernails after chemo Cervical Cancer

Chemotherapy Drug1 Nail Damage2
Cisplatin- is the medicine most often used in chemoradiation for cervical cancer. None reported
Paclitaxel Onycholysis
Ifosfamide None reported
Fluorouracil (5-FU) Onycholysis
Carboplatin None reported
Bevacizumab None reported
Docetaxel Onycholysis

Onycholysis is the a loosening of the nail from the nail bed beginning at the top of the nail and proceeding to the root3 We recommend using a natural oil to...

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Nail Damage during Treatment for Womb Cancer

Some of the drugs used to treat breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and womb cancer cause damage to the nails as a side-effect of treatment. Different chemotherapy drugs have different side-effects. Here you will find a list of the chemotherapy drugs commonly used for the treatment of womb cancer. This page gives information on chemo nail loss, chemo and nail damage, lost nails through chemotherapy, nail loss after chemo, losing nails after chemo, losing fingernails after chemo - all in relation to womb cancer. Womb Cancer

Chemotherapy Drug1 Nail Damage2
Doxorubicin Onycholysis
Cisplatin None reported
Paclitaxel Onycholysis
Carboplatin None reported
Topotecan None reported

We recommend using a natural oil to moisturise the nail beds. The references to support this advice can be found on our Skin Care Advice page. Onycholysis is the a loosening of the nail from the nail bed beginning at the top of the nail and proceeding to the root3...

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Nail Damage during Treatment for Breast Cancer

Some of the drugs used to treat breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and womb cancer cause damage to the nails as a side-effect of the cancer treatment. Different chemotherapy drugs have different side-effects. Here you will find a list of the drugs commonly used for the treatment of breast cancer and those that are associated with nail damage.

  • Some chemo drugs can cause damage to finger nails and toenails
  • Nails can become ridged, split or separate from the nail bed
  • This page gives information on chemo nail loss, chemo and nail damage, lost nails through chemotherapy, nail loss after chemo, losing nails after chemo, losing fingernails after chemo

Breast Cancer

Chemotherapy Drug1 Nail Related Side-effect2
FEC – 5FU, epirubicin and cyclophosphamide Onycholysis
AC – doxorubicin (Adriamycin®) and cyclophosphamide Onycholysis
CMF – cyclophosphamide, methotrexate and 5FU Onycholysis
E-CMF – epirubicin and CMF None reported
FEC-T –...
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