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24 12, 2016

OEFT Holiday Giveaway Winner 1 Announced!

By | 2016-12-24T11:56:49+00:00 December 24th, 2016|Morag's desk|Comments Off on OEFT Holiday Giveaway Winner 1 Announced!

WINNER: Genevieve Albert Her Story: "My life wasn’t touched by cancer until a few years ago, when an aunt that I was close with was diagnosed with the disease. I was feeling so helpless as I knew that an esthetic service would probably make her feel better; I wasn’t sure of all the contraindications and [...]

29 11, 2016

OTI’s Training Formats

By | 2016-11-29T00:08:46+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Morag's desk|Comments Off on OTI’s Training Formats

There are always questions about the success of a training program and what format is best. Since online training seems to becoming stronger, we recognise that individuals have different time restraints; budgets and learning styles. At OTI, we offer up a variety of options from in-class to online. There are many professionals who can comfortably [...]

29 11, 2016

Grading vs Staging

By | 2016-11-29T00:07:10+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Grading vs Staging

We are constantly asked the difference between grading and staging especially after someone has had a cancer diagnosis. Let’s assess this aspect of grading in more detail as we may hear about Grade 3B…..and if this means nothing to us, this information below may give you an idea of what this means. Staging is a [...]

31 10, 2016

Should Your Spa Offer Oncology Esthetics?

By | 2016-10-31T07:06:18+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Morag's desk|2 Comments

Most of us have been touched by cancer in some way during our lives, either personally, or through a relative or loved one. There is a need to care for those afflicted by cancer, outside of medical treatment, offering them wellness services and compassionate care. At Oncology Training International, we train estheticians to have knowledge [...]

24 10, 2016

Facials and/or Breast Massage – What do Breast Lumps Feel Like?

By | 2016-10-24T23:02:40+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Facials and/or Breast Massage – What do Breast Lumps Feel Like?

As estheticians we typically include massaging the decollete during a facial and for those of us who offer massage therapy, we massage around the breast area, if not the actual breasts themselves. It is pretty apparent that different cultures have different levels of comfort when is comes to having their breasts massaged. This is a [...]

24 10, 2016

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) – Is There an Added Cancer Risk?

By | 2016-10-24T22:58:09+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Morag's desk|Comments Off on In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) – Is There an Added Cancer Risk?

FROM THE AUTHOR: “Two years after we tied the knot, we began trying to start a family in 2008. It was not until two years later that we were told we couldn't do so on our own. When we first started fertility treatments in 2011, there were limited resources and I found comfort in writing [...]

25 09, 2016

Do I Need to Take a Refresher?

By | 2016-09-25T16:49:13+00:00 September 25th, 2016|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Do I Need to Take a Refresher?

Estheticians usually have good intentions when they attend our Oncology Esthetics Foundation Training, but we are finding that spa professionals who do not use this new found knowledge (for a number of reasons) for years or months suddenly get thrown off track when they do get a client who is dealing with active cancer or [...]

25 09, 2016

The Fatigue Factor – Prevention Tip!

By | 2016-09-25T15:52:56+00:00 September 25th, 2016|Morag's desk|Comments Off on The Fatigue Factor – Prevention Tip!

Fatigue is a very common yet distressing symptom in cancer patients. It is not only physical, but mental and emotional. Sleep does not alleviate this symptom and even daily activities can be restricted due to fatigue. People undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy will experience fatigue the most at this time, but for many this fatigue [...]

25 09, 2016

FREE EVENTS – For Oncology Estheticians to Learn More About Surgical Procedures Regarding Breast Reconstruction

By | 2016-09-25T14:55:16+00:00 September 25th, 2016|Morag's desk|Comments Off on FREE EVENTS – For Oncology Estheticians to Learn More About Surgical Procedures Regarding Breast Reconstruction

At a BRA Day event, leading plastic surgeons provide breast reconstruction education and are available to answer your questions. The highlight of a BRA Day event is the Show & Tell Lounge, an innovative space where volunteers show attendees the real-life results of their breast reconstruction. BRA day events provide women with the opportunity to: [...]

11 09, 2016

How Skincare Therapy Training Will Bring in New Business

By | 2016-09-11T07:24:45+00:00 September 11th, 2016|Morag's desk|2 Comments

Skin care therapy training can make a huge difference in your business. Helping people is its own reward, but by learning skin care for cancer patients, your business will have the capacity to provide services relating to skin care for oncology patients. This training can transform your business in a number of new and exciting [...]