As a licensed master cosmetologist for over 40 years, licensed esthetics instructor for over 12 yrs, Reiki master, licensed massage Therapist for 21 years, national board certified massage for 21 years, certified reflexologist, certified aromatherapist, medical Qi gong practitioner, oncology trained for 3 years, she has a very diverse background in many modalities that she had to call upon when her brother-in-law and best friend was first diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer in 1997. After fourteen years of recovery, the cancer had metastasized into stage IV lung and liver cancer. There still wasn’t enough information available on how to work with cancer patients and she observed how a cancer diagnosis affects not only the patient but the entire family.
Her path to oncology esthetics began in 1999 when she took her first oncology massage training. This training allowed her to acquire knowledge and confidence on “how to” safely massage cancer client’s. In 2014 she added the Oncology Spa Solutions® training by taking a class with Becky and found her niche through providing a personal approach to skin care using an integrative path. This path incorporates all aspects of body, mind, and spirit. Carol’s dedication today is to educate estheticians to become aware of the changes their skin goes through during and after cancer treatments. And her passion is to help them develop the skills they’ll need to deal with these adjustments while providing a safe environment for their client’s and loved ones to receive care that is tailored to their needs.