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  • April 24th, 2024
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Managing Joint Pain Caused By Hormonal Cancer Treatments: The Role of Yoga and Exercise

Living with hormonal cancer treatments often comes with its own set of challenges, one of which can be joint pain. Hormonal therapies, designed to manage or treat certain cancers like breast or prostate cancer, can impact the body in various […]

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  • March 27th, 2024
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Supporting your Physical and Emotional Wellbeing DURING Breast Cancer Treatment

The Gentle Recovery Method was designed by myself, India Gooderham. My background is working as a Physiotherapist in the NHS and I witnessed time and time again that women were receiving high standards of care when it came to treatments […]

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  • December 19th, 2023
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Nurturing Well-Being: A Festive Guide for Managing Stress and Supporting Cancer Recovery

Introduction: The festive season brings with it an air of joy and celebration, but it’s essential to remember that amid the festivities, our well-being should remain a top priority. For those of you already on the Gentle Recovery for Breast […]

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  • November 28th, 2023
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The Role of Yoga in Mastectomy and Lumpectomy Recovery

Introduction: Embarking on the journey of recovery after a mastectomy or lumpectomy is a unique and personal experience. Recent research has shed light on an empowering addition to the recovery toolkit: yoga. Beyond its physical benefits, yoga is now being […]

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  • October 10th, 2023
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How to Care for your Scar(s) After Cancer Treatment

It is estimated that around 60% of people diagnosed with cancer will have surgery, and 50% will have radiotherapy as part of their treatment plan. Advice about how to take care of your scar should be given after any surgery […]

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  • November 4th, 2022
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How to Reduce Your Risk of Lymphoedema After Breast Cancer Treatment

Having lymph nodes removed or radiated as a result of breast cancer treatment puts the body at life-long risk of lymphoedema. This risk does not mean that everyone will develop lymphoedema but it is worth doing what you can to […]

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  • October 5th, 2022
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How to support your recovery after breast cancer treatment

In this blog post we are going to explore a holistic approach to self-care after active breast cancer treatment finishes. For so many women, the end of active treatment is, understandably, such a huge relief, but then the shock of […]

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  • March 31st, 2022
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Dispelling Yoga Myths

This article discusses the potential for yoga in cancer recovery, and how misconceptions about this practice can act as a barrier to benefitting from this ancient, adaptable and all-encompassing form of self-care. We will explore the common myths and misconceptions […]

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  • February 27th, 2022
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Square Breathing (pranayama) for Calmness and Stress Reduction for People Living with the Effects of Cancer

I was recently waiting in the doctor’s surgery for a routine procedure that always make me apprehensive. Before seeing the doctor, a lovely nurse asked to take my blood pressure (BP). On taking my BP she looked at me in […]

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  • February 16th, 2022
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Why a Gentle Approach to Exercise is Key After Breast Cancer Treatment

You don’t need to push hard to get results when you return to exercise after cancer treatment ends. In fact, starting gently, and progressing steadily week-to-week is what is going to achieve better and longer-lasting improvements to your health and […]

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How Yoga Can Support Your Recovery after Cancer Treatment
  • October 18th, 2021
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How Yoga Can Support Your Recovery after Cancer Treatment

The Gentle Recovery Concept is very much grounded in yoga and its teachings; I believe yoga is a practice that offers people recovering from cancer so many benefits. Here are just a few of them; 1.Yoga helps manage fatigue Fatigue […]

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