Leading oncology aesthetics educator coming to NZ - don't miss the opportunity
Background: Ruth Nicholson event Director of Beauty Tech Conference is big on bringing medical grade education to the beauty industry, she has already done this with opening up melanoma awareness and education for the past 5 years and continues to do so with other relevant topics that seem to be missed out of the everyday education of beauty professionals. Oncology aesthetics is a fairly new word in NZ and Ruth believes that further awareness of this specialised area of training should be discussed, as cancer is all around us and we can all relate to this topic.
Cancer survivors enjoy going to a spa as this offers them a truly holistic mind-body-spirit experience, this allows them time to relax and unwind from the stresses of dealing with invasive treatments and physiological issues around scarring, medications and general malaise felt during their journey.
Cancer treatments undertaken may cause skin injury that require special care:
- Radiation therapy causes inflammation to the skin in the treated area.
- Many cancer drugs can cause inflammation, cracking, peeling, and acne.
- Surgical wounds disrupt the protective barrier of the skin and can serve as route for bacteria, viruses and chemicals to enter more easily into the body.
So how can our beauty professioanl assist with these clients needs?
- Spa treatments that include massage that use heat or friction should be avoided in the areas of the body that are undergoing cancer treatment unless approved by your cancer doctor. We recommend only using spa therapists who have experience and training in working with cancer patients as there are many issues that are pertinent to giving a massage to someone with cancer or a history of cancer. It is important that your spa therapist ask you for information pertaining to your cancer treatment in order to personalize each and every treatment you have. Different side effects can occur during treatment.
- Hygiene is of critical importance. Spa therapists should know how to explain how they disinfect all equipment, surfaces, tools, and water baths. Sanitation and infection control regulations are governed by local councils in NZ, and spas are required to abide by these regulations. The skin is very vulnerable to infections during cancer treatments, so clinics need to be vigilant in making sure their spa is taking every precaution to keep their clients safe.
Morag will be hosting her own training event on the Tuesday 23rd May.
More details can be found here: http://oti-oncologytraining.com/shop/oncology-aesthetics-foundation-training-blended-new-zealand-2017/
To contact Morag Currin directly: firstname.lastname@example.org