Facials are an important treatment during your cancer therapy to provide relief from
compromised skin, reduce the occurrence of further skin issues and to avoid skin issues
altogether as well as providing a relaxing, healing experience.
Since Skin Conditions Vary - So Should The Treatment
Lisa is a holistic integrative esthetician who is certified in Oncology Esthetics.
She understands the complexity of the skin as an organ of detoxification and conducts a comprehensive intake and skin evaluation to assess your skin’s health and condition so she can determine what course of action is needed to achieve/maintain healthy skin.
All of her facials are individually customized treatments that are safe for individuals
experiencing cancer and going through cancer therapies. She uses only non-toxic
products to improve your skin’s health as well as integrating Reiki during the massage for
a deeply relaxing experience. Her treatments and recommended home care regime
work to repair, strengthen and restore your skin.
Many skin issues can develop from cancer and cancer treatments
which can cause compromised skin - such as:
Redness • Dryness • Irritation • Sensitivity • Itchy skin • Acne breakouts • Dehydrated skin
Red or white spots that are dry or secrete fluid Flaking skin • Thin fragile skin
Compromised skin is damage to the skin’s natural barrier. When the skin
becomes compromised it is unable to sustain proper moisture levels to protect the skin from
environmental toxins and uv damage. The skin loses its ability to facilitate in processing
essential nutrients, cell regeneration and repair resulting in premature aging.
Depending on the health of your skin and your particular condition,
some skin conditions may not initially manifest during your cancer treatment. The more consecutive cancer treatments you have, the more your skin becomes compromised - which can eventually present itself as skin problems. The more hydrated your body and skin is during
your cancer treatments, the fewer skin issues you will experience, however, skin hydration
is more complex than just using a good moisturizer and drinking plenty of water.
Why Scar Therapy Treatment Is Important If You Have Had Surgery
A scar is a non-elastic tissue with insufficient blood, oxygen, and nutrients which
causes adhesions. Adhesions adhere to muscle fibers, connective tissue and nerve cells
which inhibit blood flow and lymph drainage. This can lead to impaired muscle, joint
and organ function causing a limited range of motion and chronic pain.
SCAR THERAPY is the palpation of scar(s) that uses stretching to break up
scar tissue adhesions as well as using products and cold laser to stimulate blood flow to
the area to induce tissue repair, mobility, and flexibility.