Gentle Recovery


Exercise has many benefits for people affected by cancer, including reducing the risk of disease recurrence by up to 50%.

Gentle Recovery will work with you to create a manageable and effective rehabilitation programme to support your healing, from the comfort of your own home.

We know you've been on a very stressful journey, through tough treatments, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, endless appointments, and the ongoing stress and anxiety of a cancer diagnosis. Our expert-led, holistic approach to rehabilitation can help.


We are Stronger Together!

We know that movement and mindset affect outcomes for people with cancer. Change those, and you could be changing everything. I'd love to support your journey back to exercise and emotional resilience.


When you sign up for one of Gentle Recovery's online, pre-recorded programmes you will be able to login to the programme anywhere - as long as you have access to the pre-recorded videos and / or WiFi connection to stream videos, you can join a programme from anywhere at anytime.

Our Community

Once you sign up for one of Gentle Recovery's online, pre-recorded, cancer-specific, rehabilitation programmes you will be invited to a members-only online community. Here at the 'Community Tree', you can connect with others who are on the programme with you. It's the perfect place to share how you are feeling, ask questions, and of course support each other. I will be there too to offer expert guidance and be another one of your cheer leaders!

Movement is

Exercise has so many benefits in your recovery from cancer. Yoga is a wonderful form of exercise that can be adapted to suit your needs, offering much more than just a work out. From helping to manage treatment side-effects to regaining strength, flexibility, poise and potentially reducing the risk of cancer recurrence by up to 50% (depending on cancer type) exercise is a must in cancer recovery.

Supporting Your
Emotional Well-being

Reconnecting with your changed or changing body with self-compassion and gentleness, as well as learning strategies to deal with the stresses of life in a healthy way are key components of the Gentle Recovery Concept. Here to support and nurture your whole being.

Cancer Exercise

The current US (The American Cancer Society) and UK (NHS) exercise guidelines for people affected by cancer are 150-320 minutes per week of moderate exercise. Gentle Recovery can support you to achieve these targets and so much more!

Join us and receive:

  • Expert support for your recovery from cancer through oncology-exercise, yoga and wellness programmes
  • Help to regain control of your body and your life
  • Help to regain trust and confidence in your changed or changing body
  • Support to achieve peace of mind of knowing you are doing all you can to avoid disease recurrence
  • Support to feel stronger, more flexible, more toned and fitter again
  • Lessons in lymph drainage exercises to help reduce the risk of lymphoedema occurring or help manage existing lymphoedema (for those of you who have lymph nodes removed or radiated)
  • Support to create a lasting and health-enriching life-style that you enjoy
  • Techniques and guidance to help you feel calmer and more able to manage stress
  • Support and tips to help manage the side-effects of cancer and its treatments

All of this can be delivered to you either as one of our pre-recorded cancer-specific online rehabilitation and wellness programmes, or 1-2-1 online coaching sessions.

Join Gentle Recovery

India Gooderham

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