UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS

  1. FUNDAçãO DE TREINAMENTO EM ESTéTICA ONCOLóGICA – SãO PAULO, BRASIL

    September 21 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm
  2. ONCOLOGY ESTHETICS FOUNDATION TRAINING (OEFT) – MILAN

    September 25 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm
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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 [...]

26 12, 2016

Enhance Your Skills

By | 2016-12-26T17:03:21+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 | 2016-12-26T17:00:29+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 | 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 [...]