UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS

  1. ONCOLOGY ESTHETICS FOUNDATION TRAINING (OEFT) – ATLANTA, GA

    October 29 @ 8:00 am - October 30 @ 5:00 pm
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17 07, 2017

Phytoestrogens For Hormone-Positive Cancer

By | 2017-07-17T05:40:26+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Phytoestrogens For Hormone-Positive Cancer

Natural therapists (Naturopathic Medicine) have been using phytoestrogens for their patients with hormone-driven cancers for several decades.  Successfully.  They have had to rely on the anecdotal evidence of the patients that were successfully treated with them.  It appears that phytoestrogens have been shown to be beneficial and protective. The understanding is that phytoestrogens exert a [...]

17 07, 2017

Linolenic Acid VS Oleic Acid – Which Plant Oil is the Best for the Client with a Compromised Skin Barrier?

By | 2017-07-17T05:35:37+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Linolenic Acid VS Oleic Acid – Which Plant Oil is the Best for the Client with a Compromised Skin Barrier?

Natural oils have been used as topical skin and body care treatments for the skin for years – so what are the best oils than will benefit the skin?  Many oils contain oleic acid and/or linoleic acid.  Research indicates oils with a higher oleic acid content are NOT beneficial to an impaired skin barrier.  Oleic [...]

19 06, 2017

What Cancer Care Looks Like in the Future

By | 2017-06-19T20:42:25+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on What Cancer Care Looks Like in the Future

This article is written by Dr Steven Curley, Professor and Chief of Surgical Oncology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, USA. In reading his article – he does address awareness about cancer; things that can be prevented and how we as humans are subject to so many influences. “We must also be willing [...]

19 06, 2017

Hyperpigmentation – Drug Causes During Chemotherapy

By | 2017-10-09T16:03:46+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Articles and News|Comments Off on Hyperpigmentation – Drug Causes During Chemotherapy

Estheticians who believe they should be advising clients to use products with ingredients to fight off hyperpigmentation during chemotherapy as a norm are not really delving into specifics regarding the drugs what may cause hyperpigmentation during chemotherapy. If their standard approach is to do so, the intent may be a good one as a preventative [...]

19 06, 2017

Patient Care – List Your Business on a World Map with the Foundation 96

By | 2017-10-09T16:38:01+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Patient Care – List Your Business on a World Map with the Foundation 96

Many people diagnosed with cancer want to understand the various treatment methods and associated side effects: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and other targeted therapies designed to treat cancer can leave the patient fatigued and stressed. At FOUNDATION 96 we are busy researching the various side effects associated with cancer treatment. We are passionate about cancer patients [...]

8 05, 2017

Employment Opening – Looking for trainers – OEFT & Dermotaping

By | 2017-10-09T16:41:35+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Articles and News|Comments Off on Employment Opening – Looking for trainers – OEFT & Dermotaping

OTI is opening up two amazing opportunities to train. 1. Oncology Esthetics Foundation Training (Blended) Some key components from online modules are discussed at the ‘in-class’ day, plus ‘hands on’ is applied. Estheticians will have needed to completed their online modules prior to attending the ‘in-class’ session. Pre-requisites: Must be an spa/healthcare professional and have [...]

8 05, 2017

Social Clarity – Accuracy in content on social media

By | 2017-05-08T19:17:24+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Social Clarity – Accuracy in content on social media

Recently I came across this post on Linked In written to a lymphedema specialist who posted an article on lymphedema – I noted the specialist opted not to respond to the post publically. “What advice do you offer as far as skincare for someone who already has lymphedema? I learned (as a licensed Esthetician) during [...]

8 05, 2017

Emu Oil – Anti-inflammatory Aid

By | 2017-05-08T19:21:54+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Emu Oil – Anti-inflammatory Aid

Emu, also called the Australian ostrich, is the second biggest ostrich other than the African species. Emu oil is refined from emu’s peritoneum and skin-under fat that has a fatty acid similar to that in humans and it is powerful enough to penetrate skin tissue. Years ago, people found that Emu oil can keep the [...]

27 03, 2017

Oncology Esthetics in the Spa – Insurance Reimbursements

By | 2017-05-01T09:13:36+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Oncology Esthetics in the Spa – Insurance Reimbursements

There MAY be some circumstances in which estheticians are able to be reimbursed for skin care services for their client undergoing active cancer treatment. If your client has paid into PRE-PAID insurance*, a report will need to be submitted for reimbursement. Lesson learned from OTI graduate Charlotte Dorsey, in Los Angeles, CA - USA who [...]

27 03, 2017

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

By | 2017-05-01T09:23:41+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

We are constantly asked about the concerns of anti-oxidants like Vitamin C for the person undergoing active cancer treatment. High dose oral intake of Vitamin C that is administered in tapered doses does appear to help the body’s immune system to its maximum and it helps with tissue repair. With regards to actively treating cancer, [...]