Friday, September 28, 2012

The Road to Recovery: How Spa Professionals Can Benefit Cancer Patients

Dermascope Magazine - September Issue 2012
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become widely accepted over the last decade as a supplementary avenue to be used in conjunction with traditional medicine for treating cancer and its side effects. Approximately 80 percent of cancer patients use at least one CAM modality or another, often looking to their spa professionals for additional support and guidance in the process. For most of us, the spa is a place of true solace and retreat. Often times we find ourselves seeking the benefits of spa treatments hoping to regain our sense of self, which is usually lost in the daily grind of life's activities. In the case of an individual diagnosed with cancer, this tendency is even more pronounced with a distinct desire to participate in their own treatment and recovery, and feel empowered to make proactive choices regarding their overall personal well-being. Continue reading at