August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, and the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is embarking on a campaign that aims to empower patients to take control of their health while raising awareness for the 7.5 million Americans affected by the psoriatic disease.
Psoriasis is a chronic, systemic disease of the immune system that most often appears on the skin as painful, raised, red, itchy patches. Men and women develop psoriasis at equal rates, and the disease occurs in all racial groups, however at varying rates. Psoriasis is not contagious. It is not something one can “catch” from another person as psoriasis lesions are not infectious.
Living with a psoriatic disease can be an everyday battle—from aches and pains, exhaustion, risk of comorbid conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, to dealing with the stigma associated with such a visual disease. The best way for patients to fight this battle is to fully understand the physical and emotional impact and the various treatment options available for managing the psoriatic disease.
New Age Spa Institute is proud to take an active stand on sharing the knowledge about psoriasis with our students. This allows students to gain an understanding of the right approach when working with clients that are suffering from this skin disorder. Our grads are not only knowledgeable about what services and modalities to avoid, but also they know the correct approach to facial and body services for clients suffering from psoriasis.
Everyone deserves to feel beautiful!