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Jennifer Young wins FHT Tutor of the Year at Excellence Awards

Uncategorized Nov 26, 2020

We said we had a big announcement and this is it...

Jennifer Young has won the coveted title of FHT Tutor of the Year at their 2020 Excellence Awards. 

In a year that has seen furloughs, closures and seemingly never-ending lockdowns, some good news was warmly welcomed by all on the Jennifer Young team. 

Jennifer took these challenges on board and used them to provide education, information and hope for those who needed it in these hard times.  

 Here are some of the amazing things Jennifer has been doing over the past year:

- We moved all of our training courses online to ensure that therapists could continue their learning in spite of salons and spa's being closed. This not only gave therapists the opportunity to become more inclusive of cancer patients in their work, but it meant that courses became more accessible regardless of location or schedule. 

- We launched a Control of Cross Infection in a Post-COVID-19 World course. A free, accredited course...

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Giving back - Meet Jak, a cancer survivor and oncology massage therapist

client and therapist Nov 25, 2020

We all love to give back to the people that help us during our hardest times. Jak knows that all too well, and after two battles with cancer himself, he decided to expand his massage knowledge to include cancer patients. 

Keep reading to hear Jak's story and what he's learned along the way with Jennifer Young. 

Thanks for joining us on our blog - introduce yourself?

Hello, My name is Jak Ford and I’m from Blackpool.

Great to have you Jak. Can you tell us about how your career in massage started?

After battling cancer myself in 2016 and then again in 2017, massage therapies are very personal and close to my heart. I qualified in sports massage in 2019 and I knew I wanted to further my knowledge and education for my clients. I came across Jennifer Young training courses after doing some research on oncology massage, and decided that was exactly what I wanted to pursue. 

So, what has the Jennifer Young training allowed you to do? 

The training has allowed me...

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What can I say to reassure my clients that an oncology massage treatment is safe for them? 

client and therapist Nov 20, 2020

One of the main things we aim to do over here at the Jennifer Young Training School is to dispel the myths that cancer patients cannot have massage treatments. It's just simply not true - as long as your therapist is trained properly. 

By joining the Jennifer Young touch therapy courses, you can learn how to safely and effectively treat cancer patients in your spa, salon or treatment rooms. 

Understandably, your potential client might still be hesitant - after all, they've always been told to stay away from massages. How can you help to reassure them that they are in safe and caring hands with a Jennifer Young Treatment?

1. We are the experts

Jennifer Young Training School is the leading in specialist oncology massage in the UK. We have heard from so many people that they have been turned away from receiving massage treatments, because therapists or spas are unsure of how to provide cancer patients with a safe massage. Having a specialist oncology massage with a...

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Meet Nuno - we talk oncology massage training, skincare and projecting positive energy

client and therapist Nov 13, 2020

We are embracing Men's Health Awareness Month over here at Jennifer Young. As well as some fantastic blogs and promotions over on Beauty Despite Cancer, we've been getting in touch with our male therapists to get their perspective on the beauty and wellness industry, and why their involvement is just as important as everyone else's. 

First up, we spoke to Nuno, a Jennifer Young Qualified therapist and one of our expert tutors in training.

Keep reading to get to know Nuno...

Hello Nuno, tell us about yourself?

My name is Nuno Gois, I am a Portuguese National, have worked/ lived in the UK since 1996 and I am the owner of Nuno Gois Therapies focused on helping others heal through their challenges. I offer Reiki Energy Healing, JY Oncology Face and Body Treatments, Massage and Advanced Skincare. 

How did you come across Jennifer Young Training?

The first time I met Jennifer Young was by attending one of her courses whilst in employment with Cowshed-Selfridges. I instantly...

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We now offer payment plans for our touch therapy courses

news Nov 12, 2020

There's been a lot going on a JYHQ over the past week. With the second national lockdown in full force, we've been considering how best to help our therapists adjust to the challenges it poses. 

Our solution? Education.

As you're probably aware, over the summer we moved all of our touch therapy learning online to make sure that even while salon doors were closed, therapists could still expand their knowledge. It was a huge success, and the number of Jennifer Young trained therapists continues to grow. 

With spas, salons and treatment rooms closing their doors for the second time, we know finances are at the forefront of everyone's minds. That is why we are happy to announce that the Jennifer Young Training School now offers payment plan options on our touch therapy courses. These finance options are completely interest free, and between £50 and £75 per month (depending on which course you choose). 
Being able to offer these payment options opens up...

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New Free Webinars Announced - A Jennifer Young Lockdown

news Nov 05, 2020

Free Wednesday webinars - it’s a lockdown tradition

I wasn’t expecting that – were you? I don’t have the words to express my sadness as wellness closes again.
In accordance with a longstanding lockdown tradition, join me for a natter every lockdown Wednesday 1400 - 1500.
The topics and sign up links are below.
I hope to see you for webinar Wednesdays – sign up soon as places filled fast during lockdown 1.
11 November 2020 1400 - 1500 
Question and Answer

Ask me anything. The previous webinar series covered a myriad of topics, including specialist skincare, appearance related side effects of treatment for cancer, risk assessment, control of cross infection and therapeutic ingredients. You can ask me anything about any or all of these topics and more. I might not answer if you get too personal, but you can ask.

This live webinar has passed. It will be available as a recorded session soon. 
18 November...

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Why choose an accredited course?

news Oct 30, 2020

Last week we told you about who accredited our online and face to face courses. 

Now the question is, why should you care?

When I started creating our Post Graduate Diploma Courses I didn’t know very much about accreditation or accrediting bodies. I was a member of a few professional bodies but probably couldn’t have articulated my reasons for joining. As I created courses I discovered the joys of accreditation and approval and have come to value the process enormously. If you are not so familiar with the different types of qualifications and providers, read on…..

 The Jennifer Young Training School offers accredited and approved courses only. We do not offer courses that are not accredited or approved by an independent professional body. Accreditation and approval are important to therapists and training providers alike. When working in a relatively new field with a vulnerable client group: third party verification is vital. It...

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Understanding how breast surgery can affect your clients

Uncategorized Oct 30, 2020

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close, we wanted to reflect on how therapists can begin to understand what their clients with cancer may be going through. Most importantly, we want therapists to be able to support their clients in many ways, not solely through touch therapies. 

Breast cancer treatment can be of various types, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, medication or surgery. Surgery can include lymph node removal, lumpectomy, mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Each type of treatment option will have different follow up care in terms of physiotherapy, and guidance from your therapist must always be followed. For example, reconstructive surgery may have used a muscle called Latisimus Dorsi, and therefore the patient may have specific strengthening exercises to help recover from this. Physiotherapy falls into several key areas following treatment, and these include exercise, skin care, posture correction and lymphoedema treatment/ prevention. Simple...

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Who are our Spa partners?

news Oct 29, 2020

We are honoured to work with some of the biggest spa and hotels across the country. Working with these spas means that we get to offer Jennifer Young treatments in gorgeous settings with highly trained staff, all dedicated to care and relaxation. 

You may recognise a few names on this list. 

We work with the fantastic...

...and many many more. 

If you would like to join the Jennifer Young Training School as a spa or salon, and train multiple therapists at once, leave your details in our contact form and a member of our team will be in touch. 

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Help through quarantine

newsletter Oct 28, 2020

Help through quarantine

Yesterday was my last day in quarantine. I have been climbing the walls. Never again will I give everyone a lift to Volleyball (10 journeys a week is the alternative to masked lift sharing with the windows open).

My weeks of relative isolation have been improved by Zoom. As the ten thousand gifts projects comes to an end, I have been fortunate enough to hear from some of the recipients. Here we speak to Anastasia from Liverpool Cancer Mummies



 And, as always, listening to others gives me a sense of perspective, quarantine for me is nothing to worry about. My job is a gift.



Some of the videos are super helpful to you therapists, and to anyone you know who has been diagnosed. There are loads of them (quarantine is long and slow and I have Netflix nausea), the team are barely speaking to me as whilst I record and edit, I am refusing to brand (or ‘tart’ we as call it).

Hopefully we will add them to the blogs in the...

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