A commonly asked question by OTI graduates when putting together their spa menu is how to write about spa services that they offer in a personalised manner for the client undergoing active cancer treatment or with a history or cancer.
It all really depends on your work environment – does your spa offer services ONLY for people with cancer and possibly caregivers, or does your spa offer services to everyone INCLUDING people with cancer and caregivers.
For the esthetician who works within a medical facility – the focus may be for the cancer patient so a spa menu would be limited but appropriate to what you can offer them.
Shortened basic facials and simple massage; hand, foot or scalp massage; corrective makeup including reconstructing brows would be a start. If you have any added specialties like aromatherapy, reflexology, reiki, etc, then they can be included on your spa menu.
For the esthetician who works in their own location or home – the focus may be for everyone including patients/clients; caregivers and clients that are deemed ‘healthy’.
Treatments listed on this spa menu would be as you’ve been taught and if you have had experience in the industry, what is offered traditionally.
I’m trying to put together my menu, and as I know everything is completely individualised to every client, what do you suggest as a guide to a facial treatment on my menu? (Does that even make sense?)
An example for a basic facial on a spa menu.
PERSONALISED (OR SPECIALISED) FACIAL consists of a 15 minute consultation; skin analysis and modifications to those undergoing active cancer treatment.
SIGNATURE FACIAL* consists of skin analysis, a gentle cleansing of the skin, a relaxing massage of the face, neck, and décolleté and is followed by a customized mask.
*This facial can be modified for any side effects for anyone undergoing active cancer treatment.
Word of Caution: Always be very clear you are NOT offering oncology consultations; oncology treatments….you must CLEARLY indicate you are offering skin, or body care services.