As part of our esthestic services, we are proud to be on the forefront of client care. It is always our intention to provide the best and safest of skin care services for our clients.
Cancer patients and those who have had to deal with cancer in the past need to be aware that not all spa treatments are designed specifically for them. Only a Certified Oncology Esthetician or Certified Oncology Massage Therapist has received the training and knowledge to ensure their services are safe and beneficial.
Gina's journey began when a Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon referred an oncology client to her for a relaxing treatment. The client was in the middle of cancer therapies and just had a double mastectomy with an open port. Gina knew that she had to equip herself with the proper knowledge to ensure her client's safety when taking care of her skin. This is not an area that estheticians are trained in so she sought out the best training available. After receiving intense training, Gina was amazed at how much there was to learn and understand about caring for the oncology client.
Gina is one of a handful of estheticians in the Bay Area that is certified in Oncology Esthetics. She was certified in 2013 through The Morag Currin Method of Oncology Esthetics, a global training center. MCMOE specifically focuses in providing education in modalities, proper techniques and ingredients that support individuals undergoing or recovering from cancer therapy treatments. The method is based on Currin's book, "Oncology Esthetics, A Practitioner's Guide" and all course instructors are MCMOE certified. It is also mandatory that all instructors certified will go through recertification every two years.
A recent article by Dr. Brian D. Lewenda for the Integrative Oncology Essentials web site provides an excellent overview of this subject for individuals considering spa treatments.