Sarasota, Florida (July 2014) – Sarasota-Based esthetician/skin care specialist Mary McAndrews completes certification in Oncology Esthetics® and expands practice to serve individuals with, or recovering from cancer. The certification, earned through Oncology Esthetics® training facility by Touch for Cancer, prepares professional estheticians to provide safe, personalized spa treatments to individuals with health-challenged skin.
Through Touch for Cancer, McAndrews underwent extensive training in understanding how cancer and therapy treatments affect the body at the dermal and lymphatic level. The program explored the side effects of cancer therapies, how those are further compounded by various medications and the importance of proper sanitation to support weakened immune systems. Certification also required McAndrews learn how to personalize each treatment with effective protocols using skin care products with non-carcinogenic skin care ingredients.
“Beyond keeping my practice on the cutting-edge, this certification will allow me to continue to educate and treat all cancer patients and their specific skincare needs while going through chemotherapy and radiation,” McAndrews said. “My goal is that through the power of the esthetic touch, I can provide a safe, comforting escape for individuals battling cancer.”
“Estheticians work with the largest organ on the human body – the skin,” said Morag Currin, founder of Touch for Cancer. “Understanding how to safely and effectively treat the skin, particularly when it is challenged by cancer is paramount to the psychological and physical care of the client.”
McAndrews will offer the specialized treatments at Lasting Looks of Sarasota located at 3300 South Tamiami Trail #6 beginning August 1, 2014. The treatments will use 100% Pure products, which are free of fragrances, parabens, sulfates and phthalates – formulated specifically for individuals with compromised skin. McAndrews is also certified in areola/nipple re-pigmentation and has worked with some of the finest reconstructive doctors in the country.
About Touch for Cancer
Touch for Cancer’s Oncology Esthetics® training prepares licensed estheticians/skin care specialists to provide comfort and relief during esthetic therapy treatments for clients undergoing treatment for or recovering from cancer. Through the specialized training, estheticians/skin care specialists gain a deep understanding of the affects of cancer on the body and how best to accommodate those clients in the spa setting. For more information, visit www.oncologyesthetics.com.
About Lasting Looks of Sarasota
Lasting Looks of Sarasota was founded in 2001 by Mary McAndrews, and offers a variety of services, specializing in skin treatment and care, massage, and permanent make up. At Lasting Looks of Sarasota, they see the body as a whole and treat it from the inside out. The staff is compassionate, experienced and skillfully trained in order to provide the best care for skin and body. They are open Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Evenings and Saturdays are available by appointment. For more information, call 941-539-7990 or visit http://www.lastinglooksofsarasota.com/.