Press Release

Local Esthetician/Skin Care Specialist Earns Certification, Extends Treatments to Those with Cancer

Pleasant Hill, California, November 6th, 2012 – Pleasant Hill-based esthetician/skin care specialist Cheryl Brassfield completes certification in Oncology Esthetics® and expands practice to serve individuals with, or recovering from, cancer. The certification, earned through Oncology Esthetics® training facilitated by Touch For Cancer, prepares professional estheticians to provide safe, personalized spa treatments to individuals with health challenged skin.

Through Oncology Esthetics® (COE), Brassfield underwent extensive training in understanding how cancer and therapy treatments affect the body at the dermal and lymphatic level. The program explored the side effects of cancer therapies, how those are further compounded by various medications and the importance of proper sanitation to support weakened immune systems. Certification also required Brassfield to learn how to perform gentle, yet effective protocols using compatible skin care ingredients.

“Beyond keeping my practice on the cutting-edge, this certification will allow me to safely serve a new, and very deserving, base of individuals with health challenged skin,” Brassfield said. “My goal is that through the power of the esthetic touch, I can provide a soothing escape for individuals battling cancer.”

“Estheticians work with the largest organ on the human body – the skin,” said Morag Currin, founder of Touch for Cancer. “Understanding how to safely and effectively treat the skin, particularly when it is challenged by cancer is paramount to the psychological and physical care of the client.”

Brassfield will offer the specialized treatments at Angel Touch Skin Care & Acne Treatments located at 1610 Oak Park Blvd., Suite 2, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 beginning December 1, 2012. The treatments will use Tecniche skproducts, which are free of fragrances, parabens, sulfates and phthalates – formulated specifically for individuals with compromised skin.

About Touch For Cancer

Touch For Cancer’s Oncology Esthetics® training prepares licensed estheticians/skin care specialists to provide comfort and relief during esthetic therapy treatments for clients undergoing treatment for, or recovering from, cancer. Through the specialized training, estheticians/skin care specialists gain a deep understanding of the affects of cancer on the body and how best to accommodate those clients in the spa setting. For more information visit