Oncology esthetics is a way for spas and medi spas to give back to their communities. Through the power of touch and soothing care, you help people living with cancer go through the most difficult time in their lives.
Before offering this specialty treatment in your spa, here are 3 things we learned about oncology esthetics that you might want to know:
1. Oncology clients come in for relaxation first
Surgeries are stressful for everybody but it is doubly difficult for people with cancer who are dealing with this life-or-death condition every day. Research shows that oncology clients seek help for relaxation first before skincare. Soothing massages and facials have been shown to make them need less pain medication afterward.
2. Oncology esthetics must mitigate side effects and prevent infections
The skin is the largest organ of the body and the first line of defense against diseases. For oncology clients what is normally harmless for the rest of us could leave them vulnerable. For example, moisturizers can contain alcohol that worsens such side effects like radiation burns and extremely dry, peeling skin.
3. Oncology clients need personalized treatment
What works for one guest may not work for another. For untrained spa professionals, knowing what’s effective for each client will be a matter of trial and error. You could also cause harm unwittingly.
On the Expert Interview with Dori Soukup and Morag Currin, President of Oncology Training International (OTI) and Founder of Oncology Esthetics®, spa and medi spa professionals will gain valuable information on how to tailor treatments and avoid dangerous trials and errors, among others. Morag is the acknowledged expert and trainer on Oncology Esthetics.
Join the discussion on the Ins and Outs of offering Oncology Esthetics in your spa on Monday, June 15th, at 3:00 PM Eastern, and get expert advice on how to help people living with cancer in your community while expanding your menu. Click here to register and learn more »