Some extraordinary experts

Below you will find my recommendations for some truly lovely and wonderful experts, all of whom offer treatments, advice and support beyond the medical. 

Rejuvenated Skin Supplements

I adore these products. I started using them myself in the run up to surgery and my healing results were unbelievable.  Having had rather a lot of surgery over the years, I was astounded at the difference in my healing. 

Not only that, but my skin significantly improved too. My dry patches on my elbows went, my dry eye syndrome vanished, causing me to no longer need eye drops - and I definitely have a 'glow' and softness to my skin that I have never experienced. 

So this got me thinking that these products could really help with hydration levels and skin texture during cancer treatment. I have been working closely with Kathryn at Rejuvenated regarding the suitability of these products.  The Collagen Shots, H30 Hydration and H30 Supplements are so beneficial to skin hydration.  

It is very important that you speak with your medical team and seek Consultant approval before starting to take any supplements.  There is an ingredient in the H30 range that may not be suitable for some patients, as the ingredient slightly thins the blood - it is called resveratrol. 

The suitability will depend on the medical treatment you are receiving. If you click on this link, it will take you to the supplements, where you can view the ingredients. https://www.rejuvenated.co.uk/product17/Ultimate_Radiant_Skin_Pack.php

The Rejuvenated products that are 100% natural with traceable and ethically sourced ingredients. 

For further information, please visit https://www.rejuvenated.co.uk/our-story.php

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Finishing Touches Group - Trainers in Medical and Cosmetic Micropigmentation

I get contacted almost on a weekly basis by people asking me for advice on training in this industry. Asking who I trained with and who I'd recommend for training. So I thought it was a good idea to include the lovely Finishing Touches team in my recommendations! 

As you'll see from my list of qualifications, I've done a LOT of different training courses and workshops!  I am super passionate about this industry and I believe that it's really important to keep up to date with the latest techniques and to refresh my skills.  As a result, I've trained with most of the industry leaders in this field. 

I can honestly say that, hands down, I've had the best experience with Finishing Touches Group.  I have been on a number of courses at Head Office in Haywards Heath and they have all been exceptional.  I've attended advanced workshops and also a Level 4 Qualification for Scalp Micropigmentation, mostly in the medical field, as this is my passion.  The quality of the training is EXCEPTIONAL - right from the start. Their online training is brilliant for the Level 4 qualifications and the trainers are so passionate about the treatments they are training you in.  The BEST thing for me is the ongoing support, second to none.  I know I can phone up and ask a question and someone is there to help me.  They even invite you back if you need a refresher or confidence boost in a treatment, I know many technicians that have done this.  

I also order a lot of my stock from FTG and I have their medical machine, their medical machine is brilliant and they also offer a loan service if your device is 'poorly'.  You know you are buying from a quality supplier and that all of their needles and equipment are of the highest quality.  I see far too many suppliers pushing out cheap alternatives and it makes me cringe when I think that clients are being treated with substandard products!

So if you're interested in getting into this industry, get in touch with the team and FTG.  Amanda is their Training and Sales Manager - she will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.  Let Amanda know you heard about them from me and I know she'll look after you! 

https://www.finishingtouchesgroup.com

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Personal Stylist, with a twist!

I have had so much feedback from friends and clients about the challenges of adapting their wardrobes and style during and after treatment. 

If you feel that the style and colour of clothes that you previously wore just don't work for you at the present time, I really recommend Victoria.

Victoria is a Personal Stylist and has an absolute skill and flair for knowing exactly what will suit her clients -incredible talent!  

But if, like most of us - an entire wardrobe overhaul just isn't possible, you'll be delighted to know that Victoria also has a passion for finding beautiful clothes from second hand shops and jumble sales, and  firmly believes that once you know the rules of what suits you best you really can shop anywhere.

If you'd like to know a little more, then I highly recommend Victoria's very helpful and extremely funny book 'In The Jumble'. In the Jumble shares with you Victoria's experiences and top tips on how to shop second hand, what to look for, where to go, how to sort your wardrobe, and most importantly, how to reconnect with the colours, styles and shapes that will bring your wardrobe together and reflect the very best of the fabulous you.

Here's a helpful link to Victoria's book https://www.inthejumble.co.uk/

And if you'd like to read more about Victoria, visit her website. There are lots of articles, stories and information. I am sure you'll agree that she's a wonderful find!  http://www.frankieandruby.co.uk

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Fitness and Well Being - Sara Southey

Sarah is amazing! I challenge you to spend 10 minutes with this wonderful lady and not feel uplifted and energised!

Sara supports her clients through a strength and fitness programme that teaches you how much potential you have;  a programme that helps you build a strong body and mind to live your life to the full, to help you take on challenges and adventures with energy and confidence in yourself and your ability.

There are three main principles to Sara's programme; 

1. STRONG IN MIND

2. STRONG IN BODY

3. WHOLE BODY CONFIDENCE 

I love this programme, because I believe it is so important to bring the mind and body together, resulting in whole body confidence.  You'll love her, I'm sure of it!

For further information please visit http://thesoutheyway.com

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Mary, Makeup Artist at Compleet Aesthetics, Alton

Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup

This beautiful high quality mineral makeup is really kind to the skin and provides fantastic results.  The quality of this mineral makeup is so high, that I am able to use it on skin that has just had the MCA Scar Treatment - there is no risk of contamination with these products. 

The Jane Iredale organisation have been long-time supporters of Breast Cancer Awareness.  2012 marks their fifth year of involvement with the organization Living Beyond Breast Cancer.  Contributions have now reached six figures.  The are great ambassadors for this organisation.  It supports women from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.  It’s there for the families, too, guiding, counseling and supporting.

I highly recommend Mary at Compleet Aesthetics in Alton.  Mary is a trained and experienced Makeup Artist and she specialises in mineral makeup. I'd recommend booking a consultation with Mary, where she can explain the products to you and demonstrate how to use them.  She will also be able to order a bespoke starter kit for you (it's how I got hooked to this makeup!). There are so many wonderful products to choose from, I think this is a brand you will absolutely fall in love with. 

For further information, please contact Mary at Compleet Aesthetics on

TELEPHONE:  01420 89600

EMAIL: info@compleetaesthetics.co.uk

www.compleetaesthetics.co.uk 

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Gail Harbers Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Kinesiology Taping, Pink Ribbon Exercise Instructor & Baby Massage/Yoga Instructor

I'm a fully qualified Vodder MLD therapist and run my TLC (The Lymph Connection) Clinic in Lychpit, Basingstoke. The majority of my clients have lymphoedemas, while others have a variety of ailments which includes vascular odemas, sinus and digestive problems, poor immune systems, fibromyalgia and other stressed related conditions. I also see patients who have recently had cosmetic surgery, which helps to speed up the healing process and reduce swelling. (MLD is highly recommended by the Vaser Clinic in Harley Street.)

As a volunteer, I work at the cancer charity in Basingstoke, The Pink Place and at the Fountain Centre within the St. Luke's cancer unit at the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford. I have recently qualified in MFR (Mayofacial Release), Kinesiology taping and also the Pink Ribbon Pilates based exercise programe for those who have had breast cancer surgery (I will be holding classes in Basingstoke soon). I am a member of MLD uk, LSN (Lymphoedema Support Network) and the BLS (British Lymphology Society). I have also re launched the Basingstoke Lymphoedema Support Group in 2014, which now meets on a bit monthly basis at St. Michael's Hospice.

TELEPHONE:  07720 291197

Linked in Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gail-harbers-a6236b34/

I also hold the ITEC qualification and offer relaxing body massages along with the CIMI certification, being an experience Certified Infant Massage Instructor with the IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage), I have taught classes for over 15 years in various locations within Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire. Over the last 4 years I have been running my classes within a number of Basingstoke based Children's Centres which has and is still today proving very popular. Private classes for Antenatal or NCT groups are also available and also for those who prefer a private 'one on one' environment. (Please see my website for further information. www.teenyweenymassagenyogaforbabies.co.uk

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