16th May 2016 – The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane and Jennifer Young are delighted to announce that the Four Seasons Spa Therapists have completed their Post Graduate Diploma in Jennifer Young Oncology and now offer a range of Oncology Spa treatments.
The Jennifer Young Oncology Touch Therapy training is the first accredited qualification to allow therapists to deliver a full spa menu to a client living with or beyond cancer. Cancer patients often crave normality, and a spa treatment can be the escape from the medical attention that they receive. Jennifer Young’s Touch Training is accredited by two independent professional bodies, the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA). Jennifer’s scientific pedigree gives therapists and patients alike confidence in the treatments. Training with Jennifer Young helps therapists to understand the science of cancer, its treatment and side-effects as well as its personal impact on individuals. The Jennifer Young therapies are luxurious, relaxing, calming and soothing. The perfect match for the Spa at The Four Seasons Hotel London Park Lane.
Director of Spa, Sheron Boddy comments: “The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane offers discretion in assisting people affected by cancer at our Spa oasis in the heart of London, guests can come and escape the hustle and bustle of the city, be safe, looked after and experience five star treatments.”
The state of the art Spa features nine treatment rooms, each with floor to ceiling windows that make spa guests feel as if they are nestled in the tree tops from their rooftop vantage point. If complete privacy during treatments is preferred, a custom-designed curtain system darkens the room and provides peace and solitude away from the distractions of the breath taking views. Each treatment room is accompanied by an individual relaxation pod – an intimate sanctuary in which to enjoy personal quiet time and continue the post therapy wellness journey. Special elements which make this spa experience quite unique include the Sky Suite, a double-size treatment for couples or friends to enjoy together; a soak in an ozone treated vitality pool; even the sauna – the smallest room in the hotel – has a window on the world and for the best seat in the house, take a chair by the fireside in the relaxation lounge and just enjoy.
About Jennifer Young
Jennifer Young has a BSc (Hons) in Biology and is an experienced Micro-biologist, a qualifed Nutritional Therapist, an associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine, a qualifed Aromatherapist, Beauty Therapist and Product Formulator. She has two post- graduate qualifcations in health related fields, has been accepted by the Courts as an expert witness for occupational health cases and has been active in medical research.
Jennifer uses her nutritional knowledge to inform her skincare formulations. Jennifer’s expert comments are often seen in National Newspapers and magazines. Jennifer’s 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 is the founder of www.BeautyDespiteCancer.co.uk and the Jennifer Young Training School.
About the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
Taking over the entire 10th floor, the Spa at Four Seasons is a roof-top sanctuary like no other, boasting 360˚ views of the magnificent London skyline, a relaxation lounge and a state of the art fitness centre. Each of the nine luxury spa treatment rooms features floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing the room to be bathed in natural light whilst guests enjoy the views, then darkened during treatments to provide privacy and a relaxing atmosphere.
For more information on the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane visit: www.fourseasons.com/london/spa.
In Beauty Despite Cancer Jennifer shares her knowledge and experience by showing those living with cancer and beyond how to prevent, reduce, disguise, camouflage and soothe their appearance-related side effects. This guide to beauty, hair, style and well-being for cancer patients is the most comprehensive ever published.
How it started – ‘Do you have anything for cancer patients?’ This was the question that started it all. Some ladies asked Jennifer Young ‘the’ question on a visit to her local cancer centre. They were opening a beauty and wig salon on the chemotherapy ward and they wanted a skincare range that met their needs. Jennifer was asked to help.
Who is the author – Jennifer Young has a BSc (Hons) in biology and is an associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine. She is a qualified nutritional therapist, and an experienced microbiologist, aromatherapist, beauty therapist and product formulator. With two postgraduate qualifications in health-related fields, she has been accepted by the courts as an expert witness for occupational health cases and has been active in medical research. She is the creator of the Defiant Beauty collections and founder of www.beautydespitecancer.co.uk.
What’s it all about – A comprehensive guide to what to expect when going through cancer treatment, covering all the questions you want to ask, and full of tips and advice about things that didn’t even cross your mind. Split into four main sections –
Hair – wigs and wig care, headwear, cooling caps, scalp treatments, regrowth.
Face – causes of stress to the skin and how to counteract them, anti-ageing, complementary therapies, hormones, sleep and tips for sleep, appetite and nutrition, chemo skin, oral care, makeup & cosmetics
Body – nails, changes to your body during treatment, surgery, lingerie
Self – wellbeing, reflections on the inevitable question – “why me?”, yoga, nutrition, choosing a therapist to work with, emotions – preparing for treatment and moving on: life after cancer
Why it’s important – women don’t stop being women when they are diagnosed with cancer. All types of cancer are on the rise, with 1 in 2 of us being diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives and breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Women have a 1 in 8 chance of diagnosis at some point in their lives.
What an exciting and relaxing start to the weekend! Having been invited by Jennifer Young to model for her Defiant Beauty facials at the LOC (London Oncology Clinic) two weeks ago, I excitedly hit the tube in the morning and was given a very warm welcome by Jennifer and her team when I arrived at Harley Street.
“Watching someone getting a facial is as relaxing as getting one yourself!” – JY
When I entered the consulting room, Audrey, who was also invited as a facial model, was visibly enjoying the products Jennifer massaged onto her sensitive skin by using her magical-seeming signature moves and pressure points technique on Audrey’s face and scalp. Meanwhile, the other two beauty experts Antonia and Rosie, and I were also enjoying this surely relaxing sight as Jennifer led us through the different steps of the facial.
And then it was my turn. As Jennifer taught the LOC beauty experts the benefits of her products and the procedure of her facials, I was given a treatment by Antonia who practiced the facial on me by using the Defiant Beauty skincare range.
To commence the facial, Antonia used the gentle Cleansing Balm to prep my skin for the steps that should follow. After this, she massaged the Serum onto my face and neckline while copying Jennifer’s expert signature moves and applying the perfect amount of pressure to points located all around the mouth, nose, and eyes, on the scalp, the ears, neck and shoulders. So relaxing! (Note to myself: Need to pamper myself more when applying skincare products!) Following the relaxing massage and slowly coming to an end, a couple of spritzes of the Defiant Beauty Spritz gently covered my face like dew on a spring morning and left a cooling and refreshing sensation on my skin – and was even a welcome refreshment for all others present.
All in all, the facial made me completely unwind and for a second I even forgot that busy and noisy London Town was calling through the open window. When I walked back to the tube station to head homewards, I felt and looked so well rested that for the next days I shone bright like a diamond.
Jennifer Young’s Defiant Beauty products definitely impressed me! Not only have they left my skin glowing and relaxed, they also made me realise that the right skincare is important for everyone. Besides, skincare is an important contribution to the healing process of cancer patients and to making them feel comfortable in their skin again. Thank you so much for the lovely facial treatment experience and giving me an insight into your important work, Jennifer!
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“Plant oestrogens have a structure similar to the female hormone oestrogen, which should be avoided by cancer patients, says skincare expert Jennifer Young. So when formulating her skincare range Jennifer worked with cancer patients, survivors and an NHS team to formulate Defiant Beauty. The range doesn’t contain plant oestrogens and uses shea and mango butters, apricot and peach kernel oils, rosehip and vitamin E oils.” visit beautydespitecancer.co.uk for further information.