How are you? Interesting to read some of the threads with estheticians find this challenging! How do you attract regular spa clients to your spa? Why does it have to be so different with cancer patients/clients. Anyway, the modality is certainly getting out there with more and more estheticians certifying through us. We have improved our program so much since you attended, and continue to do so. We are also teaching now overseas, and I just love it when it takes me to my home country and others with 'my type of culture and weather' ;-)
Do email me on the above email and let me know how you are....I'll also introduce you to Becky is now our US Director/National Educator.
I like the website you recommended. Have you read the book Oncology Esthetics: A practitioner's guide (it's on the website) ? If so, do you think it is informative? If not, could you please suggust a well writen book on this modality?
I signed up for Look Good Feel Better and a representative emailed me asking for some more information concerning my location. I filled in my town on the original application. I emailed her back to tell her my town and state. She wrote that she needed this information to send to the right person. Now I am waiting for the right person to contact me.After somebody contacts me, I will take a four hour certification class.
To answer your question: I would prefer to do skincare vs. make up. But I am willing to do what is needed of me.
Like you - I am finding it somewhat challenging establishing an Oncology Esthetics practice. Joy gave some good advice to check with Wellness Practices; either those associated with hospitals/clinics or free-standing facilities. That is exactly the advice I was given yesterday by an affiliate of Touch for Cancer. She also suggested rather than focusing on the feel good aspects of esthetics, she said that the medical community might respond better initially, if we highlight the medical aspects of preparing impaired skin prior to treatments to maximize skin health during and post treatments. I'm in New England - it's always a challenge here to introduce so called "new" practices. I'm betting if we can get some "evidence based" research to back our claims, we might find acceptance more readily. This will catch-on - it's just going to take time, effort and sweat to get there.
Hello Joy! I took the training in Ocology Esthetics in December...We are promoting the service through a Wellness Spa I contract my services to here in Bethesda,MD...I think the best way to promote Oncology Esthetics is through a relationship with a local hospital..Since I currently live on a medical campus, I will volunteer my services through the hospital and give my business card out to establish a clientele at the Wellness Spa...We are also preparing to work with an academic Oncology department at a local medical school...I hope this is helpful