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Local Esthetician Earns Certification, Extends Spa Treatments to Those with Cancer
Licensed Esthetician, Teri Kotantoulas of Face To Face Esthetics, earns Oncology Esthetics Certification
Through Clinical Oncology Esthetics® (COE), Kotantoulas underwent extensive training in understanding how cancer and cancer 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 Kotantoulas learn how to perform gentle, yet effective protocols using compatible skin care ingredients.
"Beyond keeping my practice on the cutting-edge, this certification will allow me to safely serve a very deserving base of individuals with health challenged skin,” Kotantoulas said. “My goal is that through the power of esthetic touch, I can provide a soothing escape for individuals battling cancer. Estheticians work with the largest organ of the human body – the skin. 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.”
Kotantoulas will offer the specialized treatments at Face To Face Esthetics located in Highlands Ranch beginning immediately. The treatments will use TecNiche Therapies® products, which are free of fragrances, parabens, sulfates and phthalates – formulated specifically for individuals with compromised skin.
Kotantoulas additionally has partnered with Spa4thePink, a local 501c(3) whose mission is to change the face of cancer by providing cancer patients with restorative skin and bodywork treatments provided by Certified Oncology Therapists.
About Face To Face Esthetics
Face To Face Esthetics is a private skin treatment studio in Highlands Ranch, Colorado focused on improving various skin conditions employing a holistic approach, treating the whole person with personalized skin care treatments. Only non-toxic products are used in treatments including Vital Therapy Skin Care, VT Bold, and TecNiche products. Face To Face Esthetics recently was named “best day spa” in Highlands Ranch through the Colorado Community Newspaper (CCN) Best of the Best publication. For more information about Face To Face Esthetics, visit www.FaceToFaceEsthetics.com
About Touch For Cancer
Touch For Cancer’s Clinical Oncology Esthetics® training prepares Licensed Estheticians to provide comfort and relief during esthetic therapy treatments for clients undergoing treatment for, or recovering from, cancer. Through the specialized training, estheticians 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.touchforcanceronline.com
Spa4thePink is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Through alliances with individual spas, oncologists and cancer centers, Spa4thePink touches cancer survivor’s lives by providing them with complimentary skin care products, oncology spa services, and education on how to cope one day at a time with changing skin and body issues related to cancer treatment. At the University of Colorado, Spa4thePink has aligned with The Center of Integrative Medicine to provide additional services. For more about Spa4thePink, visit http://spa4thepink.org