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Oncology Esthetics: A Practitioner's Guide
By: Laura Koenes
Posted: June 29, 2009
Esthetician's with the right knowledge and understanding are able to recognize the abnormalities on the skin and can therefore become an important player in the detection of skin cancer as well as provide calming skin care treatments and products for survivors.
These same educated estheticians can help resolve oncology-related skin issues, and provide a soothing touch and relaxation for any person visiting a spa, especially if the person is living with cancer.
Read this book for more information on:
- How to recognize skin abnormalities
- Skin reactions to cancer therapies
- Oncology drugs that react with certain ingredients in skin care products
- Understanding the lymphatic system while performing oncology massage therapy during treatment and recovery
- Mandatory sanitation and infection control
- Utilizing the appropriate skin care products during treatment and recovery
Not every esthetician may choose to provide oncology esthetics; however, diseases are a part of everyday life, and education, such as what can be found in this book, should be available.
"... this book and [Currin's] advanced training offer licensed estheticians and massage therapists the value of nurturing touch, skin reactions, esthetic oncology massage, product information and the use of appropriate skin care."
—Toni Muirhead, LMT
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