Greet The Day

WELL-BEING AT THE SPA

During and after cancer treatment

Spas are places devoted to overall well-being through a variety of professional services such as massage, skin and nail care. An oncology-trained massage therapist, esthetician or nail technician can provide you with a safe and satisfying spa experience that is customized to meet your needs.

Introduced in 2003 by Spa Gregorie’s, Newport Beach, CA, the Greet The Day program was the first program in the United States to establish oncology spa massage and skin care practice standards.

We encourage spas to adopt uniform therapist education standards so that their clients in or with a cancer treatment history and the medical teams caring for them, can feel reassured when visiting or recommending spa-based wellness services.

Why are survivor safety practices at the spa so important?

Short term, lingering and late effects of medical treatment that require spa service modifications may include:

• neuropathy and bone/joint pain
• medical devices such as ports and PICC lines
• blood clots or risk thereof
• compromised immunity
• fatigue, pain and medication side effects
• low white, red and platelet cell counts
• bone or vital organ involvement
• scar tissue
• lymphedema
• lymph nodes included in the field of radiation or removed during biopsy or surgery

How long do I need spa service modifications?

Some short term, lingering and late effects of medical treatment may require spa service modifications. Regardless of how long you have been out of treatment, spa service modifications may need to be considered. You should discuss this with your oncology-trained spa therapist.

Greet The Day works closely with all spa staff to help them establish oncology spa best practice standards and safely serve the needs of guests in or with a cancer treatment history.

Spa Day Guest Testimonials

An oncology-trained therapist can safely provide you with a customized, safe and satisfying spa experience to meet your current needs.

 

Why spa?

An oncology-trained therapist can safely provide you with a customized, safe and satisfying spa experience to meet your current needs.

 

Spa Safety Tips

An oncology-trained therapist can safely provide you with a customized, safe and satisfying spa experience to meet your current needs.

 

Your spa service is all about YOU!

An oncology-trained therapist can safely provide you with a customized, safe and satisfying spa experience to meet your current needs.

 

Referrals and resources

Greet The Day’s SPA program includes guided meditation, restorative movement and safe and soothing spa treatments helping cancer center referred guests better understand ways in which to nurture their own well-being during and after their cancer treatment.

Spa Day Retreat guests are selected and referred by the medical teams at affiliated cancer centers

Greet The Day referring cancer centers in order of program enrollment

  • BreastLink, CA
  • Patty and George Hoag Cancer Center, CA
  • Cancer Center of Irvine, CA
  • Mission Hospital Breast Center
  • Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
  • Gynecologic Oncology Associates
  • Orange Coast Oncology Hematology
  • CHAO Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCI
  • UCLA Hematology/Oncology
  • Hope Wellness Center
  • Todd Cancer Center, Long Beach Memorial
  • St. Joseph Health System