Dealing with cancer and its long-term after-effects is an emotional and stressful time. Figures now show that 1 in every 2 of us may have to face this issue at some point in the future.
Cancer not only attacks on a physically level but also very deeply on an emotional one. It effects how we feel about ourselves, how we are treated and want to be treated by those around us. It’s important to try and stay positive and try to lead as normal a life as possible. That’s easier said than done though as cancer can stop us from having access to things others have to help them cope with the stresses of everyday life.
One of those things is salon treatments, treatments such as facials and massages amongst many others. It has become increasingly frustrating for us going through our consultation process having to say no to certain clients who have had or are suffering from cancer to having the treatment they have booked in for.
We are so aware of our responsibility to our clients in that we have the power for how ever long they visit the salon to take away all their worries and send them on their way happy, refreshed and feeling better about themselves. It’s bad enough turning away any client when they have taken the time out to visit us and trusted us with their wellbeing, but when they are suffering from something like cancer its heartbreaking to think that there is nothing we can do to help.
We felt we could no longer ignore the issue and decided to actually do something about it. We carried out extensive research with clients to see what sort of treatments we could provide and then after contacting several specialists decided on approaching Jennifer Young to see if we could introduce her range of treatments and products into the salon.
Jennifer has a BSc (Hons) in Biology and is an experienced Micro-Biologist, a qualified Nutritional Therapist, an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine, qualified Aromatherapist, Beauty Therapist and Product Formulator.
Jennifer uses her nutritional knowledge to inform her skincare formulations. Jennifer’s expert comments are often seen in National Newspapers and magazines. Her book, Recognise Yourself, was published in September 2015. The guide to beauty, hair,style and well-being for cancer patients is the most comprehensive ever published.
Jennifer started working with her local hospital to create the Defiant Beauty product range about 7 years ago. The work was done at their invitation; some ladies who were going through treatment at the hospital asked her to create a skincare range for cancer patients. The lead nurses for chemotherapy and radiotherapy helped.
We are delighted to be able to launch a range of treatments that will allow us to help clients feel normal through what can be a very stressful time. All treatment times include initial consultation, treatment and aftercare advice.
Glowing Facial – 1 hour £49.00
This relaxing facial is blissfully adapted to bring the glow of health and harmony to even the most sensitive skin. Soothing massage techniques help you to drift to a place of rest and relaxation, leaving your skin with a glowing radiance. Your specialist therapist extends the treatment to include the scalp making the experience even more indulgent.
Indulgent Massage – 1 hour £40.00
A bespoke massage carefully adapted by specialist therapist to suit each individual needs. Let the power of touch bring harmony and well-being. You will be left feeling deeply relaxed. The experience is extended to include the scalp ensuring that your massage is pure indulgence.
Top to Toe – 2 hours £80.00
A gentle full body massage followed by a deeply followed by a deeply relaxing facial. It will benefit even the most sensitive skin using 100% natural and organic products, extending the experience to include the scalp.
Nourishing Manicure – 1 hour £22.00
Luxurious peach kernel oil and macadamia oil combine with the specialist knowledgeof our therapists to give a healing and relaxing manicure. This treatment is designed for damaged nails and sensitive skin. Our specialist therapist will bring your nails back to a your favourite colour. You will be given expert advice on how to improve the condition of your nails.
Beautiful Pedicure – 1 hour £26.00
Soothing and nourishing foot balm is massaged into your feet whilst 100% natural and organic nail oil works it’s magic into your nails. Finish off with a colour of you choice and enjoy recognising your feet! Our specialist therapists will provide expert advice on how best to look after your feet and nails.
Balanced Body & Mind – 1 hour £40.00
A bespoke massage carefully adapted by a specialist therapist to suit individual needs. The experience starts with identifying the chakra to be balanced during this indulgent and soothing full body treatment. Using 100% natural and organic oils blended for their affinity with the chakra energy centre's, this treatment is ideal for even the most sensitive skins.
Specialists from Jennifer Young will be visiting the salon to train 5 of our girls how to carry out these treatments and offer advice to those undergoing treatment for or living with the after-effects of cancer, this will give the girls an Accredited Diploma in Oncology Therapy.
We are all truly excited about taking on these new treatments and products and being able to help those with cancer feel as normal and as good about themselves as we can.
To celebrate the launch we are giving away a Jennifer Young Ritual Sleep Oil worth £19.95 to every client who makes a booking for any Jennifer Young Treatment throughout May 2017. To book in just call the salon on 01472 289 555.