FLORIDA BASED FLOBEL ADVISORS CELEBRATE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
South Florida based FLOBEL Advisors Jean Johnson and Kim Floberg are celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness month by hosting a lunch and discussion for women in Miramar, FL on October 20th. Floberg and Johnson are small business owners partnering with FLOBEL Young Advisor Nicole Johnson and Andrea Groce from Create Your Lane to produce an afternoon of education and discussion around holistic health conscious foods and services that contribute to wellness during menopause, post menopause and after breast cancer surgery. Jean Johnson is Founder of Rejuvenation for Her Medspa, a health and wellness medical spa serving women of all ages who struggle with intimacy wellness. Kim Floberg is the author of My Meal on Heels and Founder of Pop Up Party, a social good cooking initiative that provides meals and large events for deserving families and communities in South Florida. Nectar News sat down with Founder of Rejuvenation For Her, Jean Johnson, to learn more about her business and the upcoming breast cancer awareness celebration on October 20th.
NN: What inspired you to start Rejuvenation for Her?
JJ: I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and I went through menopause roughly around the same time. These life experiences combined really encouraged me to seek some sort of help or solution for women as we navigate all the changes and discomfort. There were so many complications and side effects from the breast cancer treatments that were really frustrating me. My body was functioning differently from what I was used to and I was on the constant lookout for solutions that would improve my overall health and wellness. Not every woman believes there is a solution for the discomfort so I’ve made it my personal mission to find those solutions and share them with as many women as I possibly can.
NN: What kind of solutions have you found in the past year as you’ve developed your business and connected with women throughout South Florida?
JJ: When I first started looking for solutions, there wasn’t a lot out there. Women are normally encouraged to use creams for burning or hormone replacement therapy, etc.
With my history of breast cancer I didn’t want the hormone replacement and the risk of causing more problems, so instead I chose something called a laser treatment. The technology is a gentle laser that stimulates your body’s natural response when exposed to intense light and it rejuvenates normal tissue in areas experiencing atrophy. So after some in-depth searching I came across the Syneron Candela technologies and tried them out for myself. After a successful try with the technology I decided to become certified in performing the procedure and I began to invite clients into my doors at the beginning of 2018 via my new business, Rejuvenation for Her.
NN: You talk a lot about intimacy wellness with Rejuvenation for Her. Can you define the term and tell us how this relates to your patients?
JJ: Intimacy wellness is simply a part of your overall wellness but it particularly pertains to your private areas. When you go through menopause you lose estrogen, collagen and elastin. Losing these vital elements in your body causes natural changes which often lead to uncomfortable feelings. Understanding the uncomfortable feeling when being intimate with your partner and the uncomfortable feeling in the private area in general post menopause really motivated me to find the solution and begin offering it to women who might not be able to spend as much time exploring different health and intimacy wellness options on their own. Through the business I offer my clients nutrition counseling, exercise guidance, talk therapy, peer groups and other services that speak to the entire woman. The laser itself is holistic in that it is a non-hormonal treatment which considers all the other parts of the woman.
NN: What kind of support do you need?
JJ: I need women to open dialogue about what they are dealing with. Many of us think we are alone or that something is wrong with us when these changes occur in our bodies, but once we begin talking about it, others will inquire.
I find that most women who come to me want to speak with another woman but unfortunately most GYNs are males. Women GYNs on the contrary can actually understand what you are going through. They can empathize. I can empathize with them and truly understand the pain and discomfort they may be feeling. This ability in turn helps me to best treat them. This is, in part, why we are producing the Breast Cancer Awareness month lunch and discussion on October 20th. I believe we have to set the stage for dialogue before women feel comfortable asking for help. Through Kim’s event planning and meal preparation we hope guests will be comfortable enough to engage in conversation about things that we tend to keep a secret. This will be the first time we host a dialogue like this and we’re thankful to all those involved like M.O.V.E. and Create Your Lane who will be helping us facilitate an afternoon of dialogue around such sensitive topics.
In collaboration with M.O.V.E., Create Your Lane and the Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation, Rejuvenation for Her and My Meals on Heels will host a lunch for a group of Florida based women and Florida Advisors on October 20th. Guests must RSVP to attend. Join FLOBEL advisors and women from the South Florida Hollywood community to discuss intimacy challenges and mental health post breast cancer treatment.
RSVP by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org by October 17th