I can't really explain the emotionally journey this class put me on. What I can explain however, is the amount of information I received. The amount of resources I've been given. The rude awakening. The realization that whether you service Cancer stricken clients or not......this class is a must.
There are many classes in our Industry in regards to Pedicuring. We have the MediNails program, we have the NaSP program, we have the ANT program. These are great programs. ALL Education is GREAT Education. However,
Much of the information is the same regardless of which course you take. We learn about what or what not be within the Limits of our License. We learn toenail cutting do’s and don’t. We learn “some” infection control. We learn about options for Disinfection products and “opinions” on whether they are good, bad or indifferent.
We also learn about products. Typically the products which whatever course you are taking, promotes and reaps the benefits from.
We learn things we shouldn’t be doing here in the USA. We learn bone structures and what exactly is dry skin. Or, cracked skin or wet peeling skin.
We learn the same thing regardless of what course you decide is within your budget, within your GPS desire and within your time frame.
What OSS offers is something completely different.
- The OSS teaches you about the client. It teaches you that not all clients are created equal. It teaches you, every service needs to be modified to that particular clients need.
- It teaches you what treatments and medicines can do to your clients skin. It teaches you the mind and spirit aspect of taking care of your clients.
- It teaches you about ingredients, it teaches you about safety. It teaches you the proper way to perform a consultation...a way you have never ever seen before.
All the above is what the class teaches you. What you learn……is something else.
- Not all clients are created equal
- How important our job really is
- We shouldn’t just work to “get by”
- The risk of Pedicuring any client with compromised health
- If you don’t have passion for what you do…..get out!
- You think you know how to manage a Diabetic client? NO….you don’t
- We need to be more sensitive
- How to Market your skills…..not your services
The bottom line is; you may think $997.00 is a lot to put forth for a class. How about the thousands of dollars you may have to put forth on a law suit because we as Foot Care Technicians are so ill informed?
Have you worked on a client who has had or does have cancer? How about Neuropathy, Fybromialgia, circulatory problems, DVT? You may think not using implements on a diabetic and not putting them in water which is too hot is enough.
You may think performing a light massage is safe. You may even think your at home care products you are mixing yourself are better than store bought.
I encourage you…..THINK AGAIN!
Promoting this class is my Mission for 2019. Not because of the monetary benefits....there are none. It's because I have never felt as strongly about a class as I have this one. I have never had such an emotional connection to clients with ill compromised systems as I have with what i've learned in this class.
Yes, this class teaches you about working with and Pedicuring clients with Cancer. But truly, it teaches you so much more.
I personally have been looking for something different to "step out of the box". I've found it, and I welcome the opportunity to share it with you.
Becky Kuene is the founder of Oncology Spa Solutions. Her passion, her life changing experiences, her spirit, her knowledge along with her Mission partners......not just change lives...they unknowingly make peoples lives better.
I'm honored to have had this opportunity, to meet Becky, to meet fellow students, to meet young and old who willingly share their journey with us.
And,, I look forward to working with her Mission Partners made available to us Graduates.
I can't think of a better way to bring in the New Year.
What does any of this have to do with "what you aren't cleaning"? You would be surprised to find out how much we are putting ourselves and our clients at risk. Cleaning and disinfection has always and will continue to be one of my top priorities. After taking the OSS class, my Mission will now be on steroids. Things you never think about will shock you. Will make you think twice and will truly change the way you work in your Pedicure room.
Change needs to happen. Change begins with YOU!