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How to Treat Yourself Well at the Salon While Going Through Cancer TreatmentsGoing through cancer treatments can take a toll on your physical health and appearance. If you are feeling up to it, there is no reason why you can’t pamper yourself at a salon that offers special attention to patients going through cancer treatments.

Here are some recommendations for cancer patients on spa services at the salon that can keep you feeling pampered while still being safe for your sensitive skin:

  • Spa treatments that use heart or friction should be avoided in the areas of the body that are receiving cancer treatment, unless approved by your doctor. Make sure you give as much information as possible to your service provider at the salon, so they can tailor your treatment and provide you with an enjoyable experience!
  • Facials are a great way to enjoy a day at the salon! Make sure your therapist is using the most hydrating products on your skin as possible, since during chemotherapy, the skin becomes very dry and itchy. Ask to only be treated with lotions that are perfume-free, since perfumes and chemicals can be very harsh on cancer-treated skin.
  • Manicures and pedicures are also great ways to relax. Ensure above all that your salon provides sanitary conditions and takes great care in disinfecting and sterilizing all equipment and water baths.

Cancer can take a lot of things away from a patient – but treating yourself well should not be one of them. Everyone can use a little pick-me-up, so head to the salon and spend some time relaxing and letting someone take care of you!


Looking for a salon in Asheville NC? Visit us at Secrets of a Duchess! We offer haircuts, hair styling, mani/pedis, and more. Feel free to call us at (828) 350-7900 for details.