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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 | 2017-11-10T06:26:28+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 | 2017-11-10T06:26:28+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 | 2017-11-10T06:26:28+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 | 2017-11-10T06:26:27+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 | 2017-11-10T06:26:27+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 [...]

26 12, 2016

Enhance Your Skills

By | 2017-11-10T06:26:27+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Enhance Your Skills

We always encourage our OTI OE graduates to get more advanced trainings in additional areas besides Oncology Esthetics to further enhance their Oncology Esthetics Foundation Training. Here is a wonderful opportunity to expand your knowledge further to focus on the ‘mental health’ issues that a survivor will experience after a diagnosis of cancer. While we [...]

26 12, 2016

Gratitude During the Holidays – Making the Season Sparkle

By | 2017-11-10T06:26:27+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Gratitude During the Holidays – Making the Season Sparkle

GRATITUDE DURING THE HOLIDAYS: MAKING THE SEASON SPARKLE The act of being thankful can amplify the good - the good things in our lives, the good people in our lives and even the good in us. What better time than the holidays to practice these skills? The practice of taking in the good uses our [...]

24 12, 2016

OEFT Holiday Giveaway Winner 1 Announced!

By | 2017-11-10T06:26:27+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 | 2017-11-10T06:26:27+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 [...]

UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS

  1. ONCOLOGY AESTHETICS FOUNDATION TRAINING (OAFT) + APPEARANCE RECOVERY : SYDNEY, NSW

    January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
  2. ONCOLOGY AESTHETICS : APPEARANCE RECOVERY – SYDNEY, NSW

    January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm