Breast cancer survivor starts aromatherapy business to help others
Mar 28, 2011
Barbara Baldwin of Horsted Keynes, U.K., is a breast cancer survivor who has undergone a mastectomy and is now on her way to becoming an entrepreneur dedicated to providing cancer aftercare, according to ThisIsSussex.com.
Baldwin is a three-time cancer survivor who was diagnosed with cervical cancer 30 years ago, kidney cancer in 2005, and most recently, breast cancer in 2010.
She is also a trained aromatherapist who believes in the healing powers of soothing oils and blends in order to relieve post-cancer stress and depression. Baldwin believes that cancer aftercare is an area that needs to be improved.
"One minute you have doctors and nurses running around you and then next thing you know, you're on your own. I wanted to try and do something about that. ...I want people to know I have been through this and there's help to be had. I want to do what I can. I've just been recovering from cancer, I've had it two and a half times," Baldwin told the news source.
According to BreastCancer.org, The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy reports that aromatherapy can result in stress relief in the form of reduced headaches, muscle tension, indigestion and a healthier immune system.