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Cancer Training for Spas

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By Claudia Agha of Satya Life 

At Satya Life, we believe that the core essence of ‘spa’ is wellness and this is something which should be available to every individual. We were appointed distributer for Jennifer Young – beauty despite cancer as it aligned with our core values for being beneficial for one’s wellbeing and especially for those who have undergone serious medical care. 

Cancer Statistics 

- By 2030, there will be 23.6 million new cases of cancer worldwide each year (estimated)1.

 - By 2020, almost one in two people (47%) will get cancer2..

 - By 2020, almost four in 10 people (38%) who have had cancer will die from another cause3.

 - The UK lags behind the rest of the world in survival rates and one in four (25%) people in the UK face poor health or disability after treatment for cancer4.

- Cancer Research UK aim to increase the overall five-year survival rate to more than two-thirds by next year5.

Spas are currently unable to welcome those affected by cancer unless they have specialist training and it is morally wrong, unpleasant and upsetting for everyone if someone is turned away from a treatment due to this reason. The statistics associated with cancer are startling and with a one in two diagnosis, spas without specialist training may have to turn away half of their business. Jennifer Young created her specialist skincare collections, Defiant Beauty and Beyond Beauty, we well as her pioneering accredited spa therapy qualifications to ensure that those living with and beyond cancer are able to access treatments proven to be beneficial on every level. 

Short-term touch therapy treatment benefits for those affected by cancer

  • Reduced anxiety, depressed mood and anger in breast cancer patients6, 7, 9,14
  • Increased vigor(breast cancer patients)
  • Reduced mood disturbances and perceived stress levels8
  • Improved sleep quality9,14
  • Improved quality of life(breast cancer patients)
  • Reduced pain and improvement of mood, reduced stress levels10,14
  • Reduced perception of pain, nausea and increased relaxation after 10 minute (5 minute per foot) foot massage11
  • Pain intensity, pulse rate, and respiratory rate significantly reduced immediately after the massages. At study entry, the massage group reported higher pain intensity, which decreased by 42% (25% reduction in the control group).12
  • Reduced anxiety scores, depression, general fatigue, reduced motivation fatigue, and emotional fatigue13
  • Reduced depression and improved sleep15
  • Reduced heart rate 11and lower blood pressure16
  • Decrease in physical discomfort, group fatigue, and mood disturbance. The effect of massage on mood disturbances was greater when treated continuously by the same therapist.17

Long-term benefits

  • Reduced depression and hostility, increased urinary dopamine, serotonin values, natural killer cell number and lymphocytes in breast cancer patients6, 8
  • Reduced mood disturbances and perceived stress levels(breast cancer patients)

Understanding that spa treatments are beneficial to those affected by cancer

There is a huge amount of compelling evidence that proves that there is a great deal of both short and long term benefits for those affected by cancer to have a spa treatment. For years, the beauty and spa industry has stressed to therapists that massage can spread cancer. However, there has never been any evidence to support the theory that massage spreads cancer (and there is evidence to show that it does not). Specialist training allows us to do good without doing harm. The Jennifer Young accredited qualifications for spa show therapists how to offer a full spa menu to those affected by cancer, bringing an end to discrimination and opening up a world of proven benefits to those who need us most. All Jennifer Young treatments uses light touch therapy which works on the parasympathetic (nervous system) to relax both mind and body. This specialist techniques harnesses the power of touch and is proven to positively benefit the client. 

Care for those Living with or Beyond Cancer 

The care of those affected by cancer is at the very heart of the brand as those living with or beyond cancer often have their lives turned upside down, with a number of day-to-day experiences no longer being an option due to the physical or mental effects of their chemotherapy or radiotherapy. It is for this reason that we at Satya Life are so passionate for making sure that a spa treatment is safe and accessible for all who wish to have it. We work closely with many models who have been affected by cancer 

“The staff were superb and I feel I have been well and truly pampered today after struggling with chemotherapy for the last 6 months. This could not have come at a better time” …… Zoe, 2019

About Jennifer Young 

Jennifer Young is an extraordinary brand which has been formulated in collaboration with an NHSCancer Centre and studies have shown that over 95% of people felt that there was an inadequate well-being provision for those affected by cancer in their local area. This made it paramount to ensure that those who need it most are able to access a spa treatment in their local area. 

We work with a number of charities including our preferred charities Ellie’s Friends and Cancer Research UK as well as working closely with Macmillian, Shine Cancer Support and Mummy’s Star to name a few. 

About the Jennifer Young Training and Spa Welcome Package 

Jennifer Young provides the full training package to ensure that your therapists not only have the best training but also use the correct products that are effective and proven to help with the side effects of cancer treatment. The Spa Welcome Package provides free accredited training. Jennifer Young was the first spa accredited training course on the market and we work closely with the Federation of Holistic Therapies and Complimentary Therapist Association. Our training package provides you with training, products and a full treatment menu (including massage, facial and nail treatments) as well as certified qualifications for front of house, reservations, retail staff, spa managers and spa directors to ensure the best guest journey.

Spa highlight – Macdonald Hotel Group 

The Macdonald Hotel Group which is the largest independently-owned hotel group in the UK has teamed up with Jennifer Young – Beauty Despite Cancer, to offer spa treatments and specialist products for people living with and beyond cancer. The hotel group will be rolling out across will be rolled out across all 19 spas situated across the UK throughout 2019.

References 

  1. www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/worldwide-canceraccessed 10 July 2019
    2 - 4. Macmillan Cancer Support. 2013. Cancer Mortality Trends: 1992 – 2014 accessed 10 July 2019
    5. www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2007-05-15-vision-for-2020-launched-as-ten-year-survival-for-cancer-doubles-in-30-yearsaccessed 10 July 2019
  2. Hernandez-Reif, M., Ironson, G., Field, T., Katz, G., Diego, M., Weiss, S., Fletcher, M., Schanberg, S. & Kuhn, C. (2003). Breast cancer patients have improved immune functions following massage therapy. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 57,45-52.
  3. Hernandez-Reif, M., Field, T., Ironson, G., Beutler, J., Vera, Y., Hurley, J., Fletcher, M., Schanberg, S., Kuhn, C., & Fraser, M. (2005). Natural killer cells and lymphocytes increase in women with breast cancer following massage therapy. International Journal of Neuroscience, 115, 495-510

8.Listing, M., Krohn, M., Liezmann, C., Kim, I, Reisshauer, A., Peters, E., Lapp, B.F. & Rauchfuss, M. (2010). The efficacy of classical massage on stress perception and cortisol following primary treatment of breast cancer.Arch Womens Ment Health.13(2):165-73

9.Sturgeon, M., Wetta-Hall, R., Hart, T., Good, M., & Dakhil, S. (2009). Effects of therapeutic massage on the quality of life among patients with breast cancer during treatment. Journal of Complementary Medicine, 15, 373-380.

10.Hodgson, N.A., & Lafferty, D. (2012). Reflexology versus Swedish Massage to Reduce Physiologic Stress and Pain and Improve Mood in Nursing Home Residents with Cancer: A Pilot Trial. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012, 5 pages

11.Grealish, L., Lomasney, A., & Whiteman, B. (2000). Foot massage. A nursing intervention to modify the distressing symptoms of pain and nausea in patients hospitalized with cancer. Cancer Nursing, 23, 237-243.

12.Wilkie, D.J., Kampbell, J., Cutshall, S., Halabisky, H., Harmon, H., Johnson, L.P., Weinacht, L., & Rake-Marona, M. (2000). Effects of massage on pain intensity, analgesics and quality of life in patients with cancer pain: A pilot study of a randomized clinical trial conducted within hospice care delivery. Hospice Journal, 15, 31-53.

13.Rexilius, S.J., Mundt, C., Erickson Megel, M., & Agrawal, S. (2002). Therapeutic effects of massage therapy and handling touch on caregivers of patients undergoing autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Oncology Nursing Forum, 29, 35-44.

14.Smith, M.C., Kemp, J., Hemphill, L., & Vojir, C.P. (2002). Outcomes of therapeutic massage for hospitalized cancer patients. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 34, 257-262.

  1. Soden, K., Vincent, K., Craske, S., Lucas, C., & Ashley, S. (2004). A randomized controlled trial of aromatherapy massage in a hospice setting. Palliate Medicine, 18, 87-92.

16.Billhult, A., Lindholm, C., Gunnarsson, R., Stener-Victorin, E. (2009). The effect of massage on immune function and stress in women with breast cancer--a randomized controlled trial. Autonomic Neuroscience, 150, 111-115.

  1. Massage therapy reduces physical discomfort and improves mood disturbances in women with breast cancer. Psycononcology, 18, 1290-1299.

    By Claudia Agha of Satya Life 

    At Satya Life, we believe that the core essence of ‘spa’ is wellness and this is something which should be available to every individual. We were appointed distributer for Jennifer Young – beauty despite cancer as it aligned with our core values for being beneficial for one’s wellbeing and especially for those who have undergone serious medical care. 

    Cancer Statistics 

    - By 2030, there will be 23.6 million new cases of cancer worldwide each year (estimated)1.

     - By 2020, almost one in two people (47%) will get cancer2..

     - By 2020, almost four in 10 people (38%) who have had cancer will die from another cause3.

     - The UK lags behind the rest of the world in survival rates and one in four (25%) people in the UK face poor health or disability after treatment for cancer4.

    - Cancer Research UK aim to increase the overall five-year survival rate to more than two-thirds by next year5.

    Spas are currently unable to welcome those affected by cancer unless they have specialist training and it is morally wrong, unpleasant and upsetting for everyone if someone is turned away from a treatment due to this reason. The statistics associated with cancer are startling and with a one in two diagnosis, spas without specialist training may have to turn away half of their business. Jennifer Young created her specialist skincare collections, Defiant Beauty and Beyond Beauty, we well as her pioneering accredited spa therapy qualifications to ensure that those living with and beyond cancer are able to access treatments proven to be beneficial on every level. 

    Short-term touch therapy treatment benefits for those affected by cancer

    • Reduced anxiety, depressed mood and anger in breast cancer patients6, 7, 9,14
    • Increased vigor(breast cancer patients)
    • Reduced mood disturbances and perceived stress levels8
    • Improved sleep quality9,14
    • Improved quality of life(breast cancer patients)
    • Reduced pain and improvement of mood, reduced stress levels10,14
    • Reduced perception of pain, nausea and increased relaxation after 10 minute (5 minute per foot) foot massage11
    • Pain intensity, pulse rate, and respiratory rate significantly reduced immediately after the massages. At study entry, the massage group reported higher pain intensity, which decreased by 42% (25% reduction in the control group).12
    • Reduced anxiety scores, depression, general fatigue, reduced motivation fatigue, and emotional fatigue13
    • Reduced depression and improved sleep15
    • Reduced heart rate 11and lower blood pressure16
    • Decrease in physical discomfort, group fatigue, and mood disturbance. The effect of massage on mood disturbances was greater when treated continuously by the same therapist.17

    Long-term benefits

    • Reduced depression and hostility, increased urinary dopamine, serotonin values, natural killer cell number and lymphocytes in breast cancer patients6, 8
    • Reduced mood disturbances and perceived stress levels(breast cancer patients)

    Understanding that spa treatments are beneficial to those affected by cancer

    There is a huge amount of compelling evidence that proves that there is a great deal of both short and long term benefits for those affected by cancer to have a spa treatment. For years, the beauty and spa industry has stressed to therapists that massage can spread cancer. However, there has never been any evidence to support the theory that massage spreads cancer (and there is evidence to show that it does not). Specialist training allows us to do good without doing harm. The Jennifer Young accredited qualifications for spa show therapists how to offer a full spa menu to those affected by cancer, bringing an end to discrimination and opening up a world of proven benefits to those who need us most. All Jennifer Young treatments uses light touch therapy which works on the parasympathetic (nervous system) to relax both mind and body. This specialist techniques harnesses the power of touch and is proven to positively benefit the client. 

    Care for those Living with or Beyond Cancer 

    The care of those affected by cancer is at the very heart of the brand as those living with or beyond cancer often have their lives turned upside down, with a number of day-to-day experiences no longer being an option due to the physical or mental effects of their chemotherapy or radiotherapy. It is for this reason that we at Satya Life are so passionate for making sure that a spa treatment is safe and accessible for all who wish to have it. We work closely with many models who have been affected by cancer 

    “The staff were superb and I feel I have been well and truly pampered today after struggling with chemotherapy for the last 6 months. This could not have come at a better time” …… Zoe, 2019

    About Jennifer Young 

    Jennifer Young is an extraordinary brand which has been formulated in collaboration with an NHSCancer Centre and studies have shown that over 95% of people felt that there was an inadequate well-being provision for those affected by cancer in their local area. This made it paramount to ensure that those who need it most are able to access a spa treatment in their local area. 

    We work with a number of charities including our preferred charities Ellie’s Friends and Cancer Research UK as well as working closely with Macmillian, Shine Cancer Support and Mummy’s Star to name a few. 

    About the Jennifer Young Training and Spa Welcome Package 

    Jennifer Young provides the full training package to ensure that your therapists not only have the best training but also use the correct products that are effective and proven to help with the side effects of cancer treatment. The Spa Welcome Package provides free accredited training. Jennifer Young was the first spa accredited training course on the market and we work closely with the Federation of Holistic Therapies and Complimentary Therapist Association. Our training package provides you with training, products and a full treatment menu (including massage, facial and nail treatments) as well as certified qualifications for front of house, reservations, retail staff, spa managers and spa directors to ensure the best guest journey.

    Spa highlight – Macdonald Hotel Group 

    The Macdonald Hotel Group which is the largest independently-owned hotel group in the UK has teamed up with Jennifer Young – Beauty Despite Cancer, to offer spa treatments and specialist products for people living with and beyond cancer. The hotel group will be rolling out across will be rolled out across all 19 spas situated across the UK throughout 2019.

    References 

    1. www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/worldwide-canceraccessed 10 July 2019
      2 - 4. Macmillan Cancer Support. 2013. Cancer Mortality Trends: 1992 – 2014 accessed 10 July 2019
      5. www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2007-05-15-vision-for-2020-launched-as-ten-year-survival-for-cancer-doubles-in-30-yearsaccessed 10 July 2019
    2. Hernandez-Reif, M., Ironson, G., Field, T., Katz, G., Diego, M., Weiss, S., Fletcher, M., Schanberg, S. & Kuhn, C. (2003). Breast cancer patients have improved immune functions following massage therapy. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 57,45-52.
    3. Hernandez-Reif, M., Field, T., Ironson, G., Beutler, J., Vera, Y., Hurley, J., Fletcher, M., Schanberg, S., Kuhn, C., & Fraser, M. (2005). Natural killer cells and lymphocytes increase in women with breast cancer following massage therapy. International Journal of Neuroscience, 115, 495-510

    8.Listing, M., Krohn, M., Liezmann, C., Kim, I, Reisshauer, A., Peters, E., Lapp, B.F. & Rauchfuss, M. (2010). The efficacy of classical massage on stress perception and cortisol following primary treatment of breast cancer.Arch Womens Ment Health.13(2):165-73

    9.Sturgeon, M., Wetta-Hall, R., Hart, T., Good, M., & Dakhil, S. (2009). Effects of therapeutic massage on the quality of life among patients with breast cancer during treatment. Journal of Complementary Medicine, 15, 373-380.

    10.Hodgson, N.A., & Lafferty, D. (2012). Reflexology versus Swedish Massage to Reduce Physiologic Stress and Pain and Improve Mood in Nursing Home Residents with Cancer: A Pilot Trial. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012, 5 pages

    11.Grealish, L., Lomasney, A., & Whiteman, B. (2000). Foot massage. A nursing intervention to modify the distressing symptoms of pain and nausea in patients hospitalized with cancer. Cancer Nursing, 23, 237-243.

    12.Wilkie, D.J., Kampbell, J., Cutshall, S., Halabisky, H., Harmon, H., Johnson, L.P., Weinacht, L., & Rake-Marona, M. (2000). Effects of massage on pain intensity, analgesics and quality of life in patients with cancer pain: A pilot study of a randomized clinical trial conducted within hospice care delivery. Hospice Journal, 15, 31-53.

    13.Rexilius, S.J., Mundt, C., Erickson Megel, M., & Agrawal, S. (2002). Therapeutic effects of massage therapy and handling touch on caregivers of patients undergoing autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Oncology Nursing Forum, 29, 35-44.

    14.Smith, M.C., Kemp, J., Hemphill, L., & Vojir, C.P. (2002). Outcomes of therapeutic massage for hospitalized cancer patients. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 34, 257-262.

    1. Soden, K., Vincent, K., Craske, S., Lucas, C., & Ashley, S. (2004). A randomized controlled trial of aromatherapy massage in a hospice setting. Palliate Medicine, 18, 87-92.

    16.Billhult, A., Lindholm, C., Gunnarsson, R., Stener-Victorin, E. (2009). The effect of massage on immune function and stress in women with breast cancer--a randomized controlled trial. Autonomic Neuroscience, 150, 111-115.

    1. Massage therapy reduces physical discomfort and improves mood disturbances in women with breast cancer. Psycononcology, 18, 1290-1299.
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