Find Your Inner Zen at Xanadu
Skin changes are common during hematology & oncology therapies due to a number of reasons and are frequently the result of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, medications, or some combination thereof.
Clinical Oncology Esthetics® provides comfort and relief through skin therapy treatments (facials, skin, body care and cosmetics) for clients undergoing treatment for, or recovering from cancer. Xanadu’s oncology facials, scalp treatments, hand and foot care, and gentle body care are tailored for each individual. Treatments are designed for individuals whose skin has been negatively affected by cancer treatment. Common side effects from chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and some medications can include the following:
- Follicular eruption
- Pigmentation changes
- Dry, itchy, red, flaky skin
- Nail changes & toxicity
- Sensitivity to products, fragrances & ingredients
Certified Oncology Estheticians® have undergone extensive education to understand how cancer and therapy treatments affect the body at the dermal and lymphatic level. COEs are thoroughly familiar with medications, side effects, and the importance of proper sanitation. We are proud to offer skin care for radiation therapy to guide a restorative process for our clients’ skin.
Oncology Skin Healing Treatment (For Facial or Body Treatment)
This treatment addresses the specific needs and concerns of patients undergoing all phases of cancer therapy, as well as recovery and survival, and is customized every step of the way. A safe and soothing treatment to help manage and improve the changes skin undergoes during and after cancer therapy, with the added healing benefits of touch provide a feeling of peace and relaxation. The use of safe, non-toxic, unscented, gentle and healing products help your skin regain a healthy feel and appearance, leaving you looking great and feeling better.
Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life.
Essential aspects of an oncology massage therapist’s skill set are an informed understanding of the disease itself and the many ways it can affect the human body; the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; and the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt for these side effects, as well as for the disease.
Hand, Foot, and Scalp Treatment
A perfect treatment for those who are undergoing more aggressive therapies where there is less ability to work on the body but who will still benefit from the relaxation experience. A gentle, soothing and safe treatment to relieve pain and discomfort can be experienced in the hands and feet. Our scalp treatment involves gently massaging a nourishing serum into the scalp, which relieves tension, produces endorphins and addresses sensitivities that often occur with treatment-induced hair loss.
Treatments that involve skin care during chemotherapy are customized to the patient, their type of cancer and their medical treatment regimen to help comfort and soothe side effects of therapy. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions or would like more information regarding our skin care for chemotherapy.