Grand River Spa certified to provide oncology esthetic skin therapy

Grand River Spa has recently obtained an Oncology for Skin Care specialist. Corrie Gallant just completed Oncology for Skin Care from the leading Oncology for Esthetics certification program, which was first launched in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States and now Canada.

In Ontario there are only nine Oncology Esthetic Skin therapists that are certified and have the knowledge and skills to work for cancer centers and hospitals. Now, Gallant will be bringing this new modality to the spa environment and will make the necessary adjustments on traditional skin services for people undergoing cancer treatment.

Gallant told Two Row Times, “It was an amazing experience. We had an opportunity to work with people living with cancer, it was so touching to here all of their stories and have them be so great allowing us to see first hand how this has affected their bodies and life. The ladies got to experience facial treatments and afterwards expressed that it was definitely a service that is needed especially with the growing cancer rate.”

Gallant said her program was one of the first groups to be certified in Ontario.

Gallant said, “There are lots of side effects from the medications, chemotherapy, radiation, and some of these being skin irritations, dryness, inflammation and dehydration. There’s hair loss whether on the head, brows, lashes or all of the above. As an oncology esthetician we are trained in an advanced field of skin care that involves modification to provide a safe and healthy service working with people who are in or who have had a history of cancer treatment.”

To learn more about oncology esthetics at Grand River Spa, visit their website or drop by their business, located just behind Sit N Bull Gas and Variety on 6th Line.

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