Whether your goal is to specialize in working with oncology clients or to include clients with a history of cancer treatment in your practice, our goal is to help you do exactly that.
The success of our Greet The Day oncology spa and cancer center programs speak for themselves. We want to help you actualize the same.
Johnnette du Rand
LMT, LE, MLD
A Greet The Day founding director, Johnnette has been part of Greet The Day’s education and patient service program development since 2003.
She was recognized for her work the field of oncology massage in the clinical setting with a 2008 award from the Women’s Cancer Research Foundation, and accepted the Distinguished Service Award on behalf of Greet The Day from the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California Irvine, in 2013.
Johnnette works with cancer centers in southern California and further afield, in implementing in- and outpatient oncology massage programs. She is a Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM) Charter Member, and former board member for S4OM and the International Society of Oncology Estheticians. Her professional practice includes adult and pediatric in/outpatient, end of life, and spa.
Karey Hazewinkel York
LMT, LE, MLD
A licensed esthetician, massage therapist, MLD therapist and spa consultant with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and gerontology, Karey runs a program at the Hoag Family Cancer Center providing support to patients focusing on skin changes during and after cancer treatment.
Being a breast cancer survivor herself, she is keenly aware of the importance of assisting all patients in feeling more comfortable with this new part of their life.
Lori Clark Collins
Lori Clark Collins has been a licensed massage therapist since 1998, and since 2014 the Integrative Services Coordinator for OjaiCARES, a non-profit cancer resource center that provides services and support to people affected by cancer in Ojai, California and the surrounding area.
She has experience working in hospice, hospital, and spa settings, and maintains her private practice in Ojai California. Lori is passionate about helping improve quality of life and the experience of treatment for people living with cancer, and sharing the education of oncology massage with other therapists, community members and medical staff.
LMT, BCTMB, MLD, S4OM
Sarah Hoeven has experience as an educator in the clinical and corporate environments. She has provided education and training facilitation since 1993, working specifically with oncology and medically sensitive education since 2008.
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Sarah holds two bachelors of art degrees. She has experience working in multiple environments including hospital and medical environments. Sarah was one of the first Lead Therapists for GTD’s Chemo Comfort Touch program, mentoring therapists to best practice in multiple infusion centers. She also teaches a Care Giver’s class believing that comfort touch allows both the giver and receiver to feel better.
Miechelle Juul Hwang
LMT, CDT, NCBTMB
Almost 90% of my private practice is focused on oncology massage for cancer survivors still in treatment and long term survivors with a history of cancer treatment. I also provide Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) to treat Lymphatic conditions such as lymphedema and lipedema.
As the owner/sole practitioner in addition to providing massage, MLD and CDT, I am also responsible for daily operation, marketing and social media presence of Nordic House Spa.
LE, Master Esthetician
Sharon is a full time Senior Educator for Dermalogica and the International Dermal Institute, and a guest lecturer for Greet The Day.
Following a 19-year career as a social worker and teacher of social work Sharon returned to school to train in Esthetics.
She entered the world of skin care working independently in her own practice for several years before joining the International Dermal Institute in 2010.
Having lost both parents to cancer, and during her time in the treatment room seeing clients who oftentimes had a history of cancer treatment, inspired Sharon to become cancer aware. She realized there was a lot more to working safely with oncology clients than just “calming and soothing”.
Wanting to be sure that she was treating clients correctly Sharon completed advanced training and work-based learning externships in Oncology Skin Care. This education has enabled her to combine her passions; her love of skin, and her innate ability to care for others and help other therapists safely do the same.
Since 2007 she has worked with many hospital-based oncology programs in the Riverside, CA, area including, American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery, Kaiser’s Image Reborn Program and their breast cancer support groups. A 2015 founding member and current President of Support Sisterz, a non-profit organization that provides financial and emotional support for women with breast and gynecological cancer. For Support Sisterz she facilitates support groups monthly and works with local hospitals, breast care coordinators and social workers to find the best support for cancer survivors.