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In professional license occupation training there is generally curriculum alignment. This curriculum alignment helps support core competencies and standards of practice between service providers.

 

The supervised practical application of knowledge is a core component with S4OM accredited continuing education and at Greet The Day we too believe it a necessity in assisting therapists develop workplace based assessment and communication skills, and in the delivery of their hands-on services.

 

Skills practiced in a supportive supervised capacity along with the shared experience of interaction with classmates does aid skill development, and provide support and connection.

 

Added to that, with the high emotive component that often accompanies a cancer diagnosis and so many people directly and indirectly affected, there is a degree of guidance, nurture and support needed by therapists that may best be met in a live group class setting.

 

We believe the education guidelines established by the Society for Oncology Massage best meet these needs.

 

Taking an S4OM or ISOE accredited education

program will not make a therapist an expert, but will provide a uniform foundation for competency assessment and standard of care that spas, their guests and therapists, and the cancer clinical care community can refer to.

Taking a live class does not make someone an expert. Certainly it is not quicker nor more convenient.

 

 

We support a national education standard so that spa guests in or with a cancer treatment history can feel reassured in the hope that the spa industry embraces a consistent standard of care.  

We believe it is important that your therapist understand the effect of cancer on the body, the primary treatments and co-prescribed medications, the side effects related to medical care, and any lingering, long term or late effects of treatment.

 

An oncology-trained therapist should be able to recognize and safely work within the framework that presents within these clinical considerations. Considerations can be unique for each client, and can regularly change depending on where in treatment or recovery they are. For more information please visit S4OM.org.

In professional license occupations there is generally curriculum alignment. An oncology-trained LMT (licensed massage therapist) or LE (licensed esthetician) works with hands on the body and uniform curriculum guidelines help support core competencies and standards of practice between service providers, and a level of reassurance with consumers.

 

The supervised practical application of knowledge is a core component with all S4OM and ISOE accredited continuing education programs and we believe that is a necessity in supporting therapists in developing workplace-based assessment and communication skills, and in the delivery of their hands-on services.

 

Hands on skills practiced in a supportive and supervised capacity, along with the shared experience of interaction with classmates aids skill development and provides support and connection. With the high emotive component that often accompanies a cancer diagnosis, and so many people directly and indirectly affected, there is a degree of support needed by therapists that can best be nurtured in a class setting.

We hope to see the spa industry embrace a national education standard so that spa guests in or with a cancer treatment history can feel reassured that their best care is the first priority.

 

Spas are in the business of client service. Even with extensive work experience elsewhere spa coordinators and support staff are usually required to do live on the job training. Setting standards for guest care and achieving consistency in service just works better that way.

 

We believe the same to be true in helping spa therapists meet best practice standards.

There are many ways to get an education for your spa team. On line education resources can make a real and significant difference. Reading books, live classes and participating in study groups are all invaluable education experiences too.

There are many ways to get a good education for your spa therapists and spa support team staff. On line education and resources can make a real and significant difference in a therapists' ability. Reading books and participating in groups are invaluable education experiences too.

Staff with Professional License

In professional license occupations there is generally curriculum alignment. An oncology-trained LMT (licensed massage therapist), LE (licensed esthetician), or Nail Technician works with hands on the body and uniform curriculum guidelines help support core competencies and standards of practice between service providers.

 

The supervised practical application of knowledge is a core component with S4OM accredited continuing education and at Greet The Day we too believe it a necessity in assisting therapists develop workplace-based assessment and communication skills, and in the delivery of their hands-on services.

 

Skills practiced in a supportive supervised capacity along with the shared experience of interaction with classmates does aid skill development, and provide support and connection.

 

Added to that, with the high emotive component that often accompanies a cancer diagnosis, and so many people directly and indirectly affected, there is a degree of guidance, nurture and support needed by therapists that may best be met in a live group class setting.

Education for your Spa Team

Spa Staff with Professional License

Spa Support Staff

You are best positioned to determine what level of training best serves the needs of your spa guests, support staff and therapists.

 

We like the education guidelines established by the Society for Oncology Massage the most and the S4OM recognized education providers offer training programs nationwide.

Spa Coordinators Oncology 101

Only you can determine

the level of training that best serves the needs of your spa guests and therapists.

As spas begin to collaborate more closely with medical care providers we believe it has never been more important that a uniform standard for therapist education be recognized.

GTD Education S4OM Recognized Educators

There is no current consensus within the spa community about oncology training guidelines for their professionally licensed therapists.

 

As spas begin to collaborate more closely with medical care providers we believe it has never been more important that a uniform standard for therapist education be recognized.