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    October 29 @ 8:00 am - October 30 @ 5:00 pm
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27 03, 2017

Risk Management

By | 2017-05-01T09:24:22+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Risk Management

Failing to adopt a Risk Management Strategy in the spa today is perilous. You never know when something can go wrong! If working with people with health challenges (which include people undergoing active cancer treatment), anticipate and plan for accidents or events involving your clients – this way you can protect your business! Every spa [...]

27 03, 2017

Looking for Trainers – Sharing Knowledge

By | 2017-05-01T09:26:24+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Looking for Trainers – Sharing Knowledge

The global leader in Oncology Esthetics and Spa care training is in search for first class trainers. OTI is currently in the process of developing a new instructional modality based on cutting-edge research is in search of the right personnel to be a part of this innovative opportunity. If you are passionate about Oncology Esthetics [...]

28 02, 2017

Cold Cap Therapy – Cancer Knowledge Network

By | 2017-05-01T09:27:53+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Cold Cap Therapy – Cancer Knowledge Network

In response to my article on published on the Cancer Knowledge Network website (https://cancerkn.com/cold-cap-therapy-cct/), I stated that for over 15 years in countries other than the US and Canada, patients have been using scalp “cold cap therapy” (CCT or scalp cooling) to keep their hair from falling out during cytotoxic chemotherapy.  A question came in [...]

28 02, 2017

The Melanoma Cancer Risk Prevention Tip!

By | 2017-05-01T09:29:25+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Morag's desk|Comments Off on The Melanoma Cancer Risk Prevention Tip!

For clients with a genetic predisposition, a history of- or a high risk for developing melanoma – you DO need to have about 20 minutes of sun at MIDDAY – quite to the contrary of what is being promoted today. A low vitamin D status is shown to be associated with melanoma and a worse [...]

28 02, 2017

Microblading

By | 2017-05-01T09:30:58+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Microblading

Microblading seems to be in the forefront of training at the moment, and I am receiving many inquiries from graduates from OTI and other trainings in the industry regarding the application of this technique on people with cancer – during active treatment, and during recovery. Microblading uses a hand tool that is used to implant [...]

9 02, 2017

Skin care products for cancer patients

By | 2017-02-09T15:22:00+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Skin care products for cancer patients

Skin toxicity is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Skin toxicity reactions range in intensity among individuals. They typically include dry or itchy skin, hyperpigmentation, rash, photosensitivity, and color change. Oncology trained spa therapists work with cancer patients to minimize the effect and duration of skin toxicity. This includes sharing specialized knowledge about skin care [...]

30 01, 2017

Spa Menu – How to Modify?

By | 2017-01-30T02:52:01+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Morag's desk|2 Comments

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 [...]

30 01, 2017

The Cancer Risk Prevention Tip : Sleep – Glorious Sleep

By | 2017-01-30T02:49:55+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Morag's desk|Comments Off on The Cancer Risk Prevention Tip : Sleep – Glorious Sleep

It has been known for a while that not getting adequate sleep at night can be a risk factor for cancer. It seems that the preponderance of studies suggest that getting at least 6-7 hours of night time sleep is protective against cancer and other diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Additionally, new [...]

30 01, 2017

Mineral Oil: What is the Status?

By | 2017-01-30T02:47:32+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Mineral Oil: What is the Status?

When faced with questions on what ingredients are good or bad for the skin (especially for people undergoing cancer treatment) we have to look at things objectively. We at OTI always take into consideration what the client is looking for – if they are dead against the use of mineral oil, then don’t sell them [...]

26 12, 2016

Presenting Yourself as an Expert

By | 2016-12-26T17:05:53+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Presenting Yourself as an Expert

We recently found out from a health care professional that an OTI OE graduate attended a conference where the focus was lymphedema care. The esthetician presenting was representing the spa she worked at, which is owned and managed by a cancer survivor. This graduate had the opportunity of a captive market – all cancer survivors [...]