Because cancer treatments can leave the skin hypersensitive and dry, many spas are now branching out to include esthetics services specific to helping client undergoing cancer treatment.
Treating clients with cancer can be a unique challenge. With our Oncology Esthetics Coaching for Spa Professionals program we can help spa professionals overcome the challenges in understanding the skin care needs, delivering proper treatment, and reaching good results while showing compassion and care.
Understanding Skin Care Needs
It is important for the spa professional not only to understand the skin challenges that come with cancer treatment, but also to understand the process of the cancer treatment itself. Side effects from the cancer treatment will, in a lot of cases, cause the skin to become dry and hypersensitive, and may cause redness, rosacea, and irritation.
Delivering Proper Treatments
A proper understanding for cancer-specific techniques is incredibly important as lymph node removal can cause painful swelling that can last for the client’s whole life in some cases. An esthetician needs to be able to deliver a personalized treatment, based on the individual’s specific needs.
Aggressive exfoliates or products with artificial fragrances, for instance, should almost always be avoided for clients with cancer.
Additionally, some clients may be choosing to avoid the spa as they may feel that the beauty culture will bring them down. Instead, the spa atmosphere should be built to be a sanctuary for them to come to start to feel great about themselves again.
As the esthetics industry begins to advance forward with education and a more forward-thinking outlook toward cancer treatments and how to treat them esthetically, more and more spas are looking toward a coaching program for their estheticians.
The industry is no longer just about looking good – it’s about feeling your best, and how estheticians can help with that.