Showing posts with label body treatment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label body treatment. Show all posts

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Why Wait Til Valentines Day To Offer Chocolate?

Everyone focuses on chocolate treatments for Valentines Day, chocolate products fly off the shelves every January. How about the rest of the year?

People love chocolate, any time of year! If you put a basket of chocolates on the reception counter, clients will eat it. Why not offer End-of-the-Year Chocolate Guilty Pleasure treatments?

Here is a body treatment that will leave your clients feeling like they jumped into a decadent pool of warm melty chocolate!

For the scrub:
In a large rubber bowl, mix 1/4 cup of dead sea salt with 1/4 cup of chocolate mint or chocolate cake oil. After mixing well, place the bowl in a mud warmer, hot towel cabi or large stainless bowl filled with hot water.



For the wrap:
In a medium rubber bowl, blend 5 tablespoons of white clay powder with 4 teaspoons of aloe gel.
Add in 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder and 2 teaspoons of water, mix well. If this seems to dry, add a little more water until it can be applied in a thin layer. Keep the bowl warm until ready to use.

Perform the body treatment as you normally would, including any add on services like dry brushing, Eco Fin, or even a facial mask!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Butter Your Clients Up With Shea Butter

Looking to tighten up your spending, without sacrificing anything in your services? When was the last time you took a look at shea butter?

Did you just go, "oooh shea butter, I used to use/love that a few years ago"? You're not alone! The secret weapon of some savvy spas for years has been shea butter.

Chock full of oleic acid, a super hydrating fatty acid, shea butter should be in every room, station and on every trolley. It's also one of the most versatile products I can think of, as it can be used in almost any service. Use it an add on to any service you offer, it is great for retailing, and can be used as a carrier base for essential oils.

Clients with sensitive skin? Shea butter is gentle enough for even acne prone clients.

Not sure what services it can be easily incorporated in to? Here are a few to get your thoughts moving like butter:

Hair: can be used in/as a hair mask, can be used as an add on for a scalp massage (give clients a choice of essential oil to add in as well) to any other service

Massage: can be used as a carrier for essential oils, blends well with other oils like coconut and jojoba for a ridiculously luxurious feel.

Facials: helps promote elasticity, helps fade age spots and of course, it's been rumored to be a favorite of Cleopatra to keep her skin looking young and glowing

Body Treatments: slather this on your clients with a mylar blanket for a heavenly body wrap, use after a body scrub or dry brushing treatment, mix in an abrasive of your choice (salt, sugar, raw ingredients etc) for a cost effective and hydrating scrub

Nails: you can use this as a lotion or add in sugar or salt for a scrub

Sometimes the simplest of things can have the biggest impact for your clients, and your bottom line. Shea butter is high on that list!





Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Menu Spotlight: Back Acne Be Gone!!!

Since this is the season of dare to bare, people want their skin as flawless as possible without having to spend a fortune. If you have clients with back acne, this is a great, affordable (yet cost AND time effective for your business!) treatment to test out in your Summer menu.

Back Masque - think of a clever name to fit your menu theme/style!

In a medium rubber mixing bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of marine fango with 4-6 drops of eucalyptus oil. Prep your bed for a body treatment, placing a protective covering on. Place a heating pad set on low on the table, so that it will line up under the client's back area. Spread a layer of the masque on to a disposable pad, and place on the heating pad. You can also apply the masque to the client's back with a body brush, and have them lie down on the disposable pad and heating pad.

If you've up sold the client into services to be done at the same time, begin those will the client is laying on the masque.

Once the other services have been completed, remove the back masque with warm, damp towels.

Take a look at some information and ideas for add on treatments to up sell, here.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Wrap It Up with Parafango

If you're interested in new services for your summer menu, look into Parafango! This service offers mind-blowing results that leave the body firm and tight. Who doesn't want results like that, especially in the summer?



What is Parafango?
Parafango is a mixture of Sea Mud and Paraffin. The Sea Mud is rich in minerals and causes pore dilation and perspiration with a calming and analgesic effect. It helps eliminate toxins with an in-depth purification. Its great power of heat retention stimulates the blood circulation and revitalizes the skin. The Paraffin optimizes the penetration of the active ingredients used for deep, long-lasting effects. The paraffin helps the product sustain a gradually released fusing heat and can retain application temperature for up to an hour and a half. The Parafango stimulates the lymphatic flow on our body to draw out toxins from around the fat cells. The wrapping technique compresses the skin and compacts the soft fatty tissue making it more firm and tight.

Check out our Parafango Kit, containing everything you need to get started!
 The deluxe kit allows you to deliver 5 additional treatments...a total of 10 treatments.

Kit Includes:
  • (2) 6.6 lbs packages of Parafango
  • 12 Disposable Thong Panties
  • Parafango Warmer
  • 20 Aminodren Ampoules
  • Applicator Brush
  • Measuring Tape
  • Plastic Bed Sheets
  • 7 oz Cremefoliant
  • 7 oz Aminofirm
  • Roll of Film
  • 7 oz Lipoaminocel
  • 20 Aminocel Ampoules
  • 17.6 oz Aminofirm with Pump
  • Film Cutter
  • Technician Manual and DVD
  • 17.6 oz Lipoaminocel with Pump

Recommended Usage:
1. Weigh the client and measure them above the knee, mid thigh and upper thigh.
2. Place the plastic bed cover sheet on the bed. Apply the exfoliating cream-gel Cremfoliant on the desired area and wait for one minute before gently rubbing in circular movements. Once dry, remove any excess product with a towel.
3. If treating inch loss use Aminodren ampoules and for cellulite Aminocel A.H.A. ampoules. Apply the serum with a gentle massage until it is uniformly applied over the entire area.
4. Mix Parafango well with brush before applying. Turn client on side and brush Paragango on until a thick layer is achieved (3 - 4 layers).
5. Wrap film tightly around each thigh 4 times starting from the ankle upwards. Wrap the waist separately.
6. Cover client with bed sheet.
7. To increase fluid circulation, wrap client with a blanket or electric blanket for 15 minutes.
8. Cut the wrap down the center starting from the ankle upwards. 
9. Peel Parafango off to the sides. 
10. Apply Lipoaminocel for cellulite or Aminofirm for skin toning.
11. Take measurements.


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Rebalance Your Clients with the Complete Shirodhara Kit

Ayurvedic spas are becoming increasingly popular. Want to try a new service to bring in an entirely new clientele? Or even surprise your existing clients with an exciting new service?

Ayurvedic practice is considered a medicine that treats mind, body, soul and the universe as one being. Its belief holds that all things, including people, are composed of the five elements of water, fire, earth, air and space. If the balance of these five elements becomes disrupted within a person, illness occurs. Rebalance is possible through Ayurvedic practices to restore the five elements and regain health and happiness.

Interested yet? Take a look at the Copper Complete Shirodhara Kit / Manual

This is the traditional system for giving a shirodhara. Fully hands on, the flow of oil comes from the copper pot, onto the person's third eye, down the hair and vinyl strip, and into the warming pan, where the flow continues with the shirodhara therapist re-pouring the warmed oil back into the copper vessel. While this method requires skill and an ability to quiet one's own mind, it is the most energetically positive way to give a shirodhara treatment.

System includes:

  • Copper Shirodhara Stand
  • Copper Shirodhara pot w/control valve
  • 2 Copper Pouring Pitchers
  • Electric Solid Element Burner
  • Vinyl Strip for directing the oil back to the pitcher (not shown)
  • Shirodhara Manual with the history, benefits, and various methods of the treatment.
Want to know a little more?

To understand Ayurveda, one must first know that its foundation lies in the three forces: Creation, Change, and Destruction (sattva, rajas, and tamas in Sanskrit.) These three forces are called gunas. One guna cannot be without the others, everything that exists goes through these stages. When the gunas interact with one another, the result is the five elements: Ether (space), Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. Everything we see, touch, think, and experience has some combination of these elements within. Each element carries specific attributes that make it unique. In life, none of the five elements ever exists alone as each successive element is born from the one before it. Think of Ether as the vastness of the cosmos. This space is the home for all objects in the universe, namely energy. When sattva, rajas, and tamas take a hold of this universal energy in space, the result is air, the first state of matter. When air shifts through the three stages, it starts to move around, causing friction. This action produces heat and light and fire is born. As this pattern continues, fire liquefies matter and a new cycle starts as water comes forth. As the water goes through its stage of destruction, it evaporates, and earth solidifies from what is left behind. Then the process starts over again, and it is happening all around us all the time. 

Get ahead of the trend, and try it! 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Overstock On Chocolate? May Has You Covered!

Have some left over chocolate products from you Valentine's menu? It doesn't have to go to waste! May 1st is National Chocolate Parfait Day! This is a perfect chance to use up any chocolate in a one day sale!

You could take it a step farther and turn it into a type of client appreciation day. Focusing on all things chocolate, from the treatments to chocolate snacks and/or drinks to celebrate! You can even throw in a complimentary chocolate Eco Fin treatment with any service! A great way to introduce and have clients fall in love with a service they may have otherwise never tried!

Even if you don't have chocolate left over, you still have time to stock up on chocolate masks, scrubs, and oils with plenty of time to advertise the special day!


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Bring The Sea To Your Spa!

Seaweed has a plethora of mineral rich properties that are amazing for the skin! It is also known for soothing skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and even psoriasis. This time of year is perfect for bringing a Seaweed Wrap Treatment into your spa! Having your clients immersed in a hydrating and nourishing seaweed body wrap can do wonders. Aside from healing skin conditions, seaweed is also slimming, and not to mention super relaxing!

Need help getting started?! We have an amazing, and super popular Slimming Seaweed Body Wrap Treatment Kit that has all of the tools you need to incorporate this treatment into your spa. It includes a gallon of Seaweed Gel, a bowl, a body brush, and even a thermal blanket for your clients. Bring the sea to your spa with this popular treatment!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hot & Spicy Scrub!

Just in time for the cooler fall weather, here's a treatment recipe to indulge your client's senses!

Hot & Spicy Scrub 
(I'm confident you'll have a more creative name!)

In a rubber mixing bowl, mix 1/4 cup Sucanat Sugar with 1/2 teaspoon of  Ginger Root Powder. Add 6 teaspoons of Grapeseed Oil and 6 drops of cinnamon essential oil and mix well. Place the bowl in a mud warmer, hot towel cabinet or a large stainless bowl of how water.

Start off the treatment with dry brushing (include it in the price of the treatment, or offer it as an add-on beneficial treatment!)  and apply the scrub according to your regular protocol (don't forget to wrap the client in plastic wrap and cover with a thermal blanket to increase the effects!). Leave on for about 15 - 20 minutes. This is the perfect time for an add-on scalp massage! Little touches like an herbal eye pack or cool pack will stand out to your clients as well. Remove the blankets and sheeting and have the client shower if you do not yet have a Vichy shower. You can also use warm damp towels and a spray bottle to remove.

Be sure to have some hot apple cider or tea on hand to complete the experience!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

National Healthy Skin Month

November is National Healthy Skin Month. By now, you've already got your seasonal menu items planned out, and hopefully on their way. Why not advertise that November is National Healthy Skin Month and throw out some awesome specials for that month only?

Have a special menu, offer discounted first time services or packages. Offer a complimentary add on service to introduce a new treatment to existing clients and of course, don't forget retail items! The possibilities are endless! Not sure what to offer? Here's some of our clients favorites:




Friday, June 3, 2016

Showerless Slimming Service For Summer!

Try saying that three times fast!

Seriously (I can't help it!), slimming treatments are always a hot menu item during the summer. I've spoken to a few clients who were shying away from stepping out of their normal menu due to not having a shower. Not having a shower does not mean you have to lose out on offering services - you just need to get a little creative :)

The #1 seller across the board for retail and use in a variety of services is the Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub Anti-Cellulite Formula (my personal fav as well!). Simple to use, natural ingredients, effective and you don't need a shower! If you have a spray bottle you can fill with water and some towels - there's no reason not to have this! Be sure to have a tester container for demoing on clients - once they feel how incredibly soft and smooth their skin feels immediately after using it, they will be running to the register and telling all of their friends.

Ultrasonic Cavitation Non-Surgical Liposuction Body Slimming Machine - great for clients as a package or series!

Remineralizing Body Masque - Slimming and Toning - another awesome one that you can use a spray bottle and towels to clean up!

Meishida Far Infrared Slenderizing Sauna Blanket - hot ticket item at spas across the world who offer slimming services!

With a little creativity and a variety of products, you can slim your clients and boost your profits!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Quench Those Dry Winter Hands!

Hands are one of the first places to show signs of aging, and the winter can be especially hard on the skin. It's important to provide services to your clients that involve conscious care for the hands. Our hands are constantly in use, and have a tendency of becoming super dry throughout these colder months. The solution? Offering hand masks to your clients! These hand masks can be great as an add on during any facial or body treatment. You can even add them on to your manicure services! I'm sure your clients are looking for a quick solution to get their dry winter hands hydrated and replenished. We have quite the selection to choose from here at Pure Spa Direct! Get your clients hand's restored just in time for the warmer months!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

New Year...New Treatments!

With the New Year ahead, now is the time to upgrade your old spa menu with new treatments! What better way to do so than with a Detoxifying Treatment? I'm sure many of your clients (if not all!) are focused on slimming down for the new year, and detoxifying those holiday treats and old habits from last year. If you're not familiar with Parafango Body Treatments, we have all the supplies to get you started! This amazing treatment is a very calming, relaxing spa service, resulting in several benefits which include inch loss, skin rejuvenation, and even cellulite reduction. The parafango itself is a mixture of wax and mineral mud which is applied to your clients. They are then wrapped tightly in cellophane and escorted to a  hot rock sauna, to enhance the geothermal effect of their body temperature. The benefits for your clients? Check them out below!


  • Dramatically reduces cellulite
  • Detoxifies and tones tissues
  • Trims inches off the body
  • Reduces water retention
  • Softens stretch marks
  • Increases energy
  • Relieves joint pain and muscle soreness
  • Promotes circulation
Need help getting started? Why not try out our Anesi Parafango Kit? It has everything you need to perform this service. Help ring in the new year for your clients with this amazing, detoxifying treatment! 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

How to Boost Your First Impression for Under $115!

One of my favorite quotes of all times is from Will Rogers: "You will never get a second chance to make a first impression."

Wow - how powerful! This is so true in our industry - an industry based around aesthetics. What is the first impression your clients get when they walk in your room? Is it cozy, comfortable, cluttered, minimalistic, stressful? You will never get those first few moments back, so it is important to really deliver the WOW factor.

How do you deliver the WOW factor, you ask? As they say, the devil is in the details. Small touches here and there will go a long way - and they don't have to break the bank, either!

One of my favorite ways to up the WOW factor is to display things in a unique, yet aesthetic manner. Pure Spa Direct just added new Apothecary Jars that can help you do just that! Show off your favorite salts, herbs, or even muds! These adorable jars are available in a variety of sizes, perfect for keeping various products on display.

Do you make your own body scrubs or salts for your clients? These are the ideal jars to package them in for sale, as well! With their own petite scoop that conveniently attaches to the side of the jar, and the cork-style caps, these jars look like they came straight from the apothecary! Add a simple ribbon with a tag featuring your logo and information about the product, and you have a winning retail product on our hands!

What are your favorite ways to use apothecary jars?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Soothing Summer Body Treatment!

As we near the end of June, I've had quite a few conversations with clients gearing up for their summer menu options. Many have asked about body treatments for skin that has been overexposed to the sun. Aside from having quality sunscreen and lip protection to retail, here is a great body mask to help calm sun scorched skin.

Sun Skin Saver Body Mask
*this mask is soothing and hydrating to help calm and nourish skin that has been overexposed to the sun

In a rubber mixing bowl, mix 3T Kaolin powder, 1 T Buttermilk Powder and 1 T of honey powder until combines. Add in 2 T of Aloe Gel and mix well. Place the bowl in a mud warmer, hot towel cabi or in another bowl filled with warm water.

Prep the client as you normally do for body treatments and apply the mask using a brush or your hands starting at the feet. Make sure the temperature of the mix is not too hot so warm that it causes more pain to the already sensitive skin!

Leave the mask on for 20 minutes before removing. Follow up with your favorite hydrating lotion like the Alchimie Forever Daily Defense Cream SPF 23 or Alchimie Forever Kantic Calming Cream !

This soothing mask will have your clients sighing with relief!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mud - Making The World A Better Place One Person At A Time!

Pretty drastic statement there, right?!?

It's the truth, in a way :) When we look our best, we feel our best which in turn tends to make us happier people. Happy people make the world a better place - here's where the mud comes in!

I'm sure you've noticed over the last few years, the natural movement is still growing. Clients are concerned about ingredients and the chemicals going in or on their bodies. Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud is a 100% natural mud that happens to be the most mineral rich mud on the market today!

You can use the Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud in facials, body wraps and even nail services! It is great for exfoliating and detoxifying the skin - it's gentle enough where it does not dry out the skin either! This is is especially important for clients with sensitive skin!

The lavender peppermint blends have been flying out of the warehouse this month! It smells wonderful and the peppermint adds the slightest tingling feeling that is amazing! As an added bonus, they make retail sized muds and soaps that are also great for gifts, packages and giveaways!



Saturday, May 2, 2015

How To Make Summer Skin As Fierce As Ru Paul

Spring is in full bloom...despite some crazy ups and downs in the temperature right now! You and your clients are probably starting to think about the upcoming summer. Parties, cookouts, beach activities and all the fun summer sun stuff. Now is the time to prep the skin and hydrate the skin as much as possible.

Here is a great treatment to help dry, dehydrated or dull skin that not only leaves your clients skin refreshed, but will leave them feeling happy and excited to show off their glowing skin!

For you, the cost per treatment is only a few dollars and most clients charge around $100 per treatment...hello profit!

Mojito Body Treatment 

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar crystals with 1/4 cup of Sunflower Oil.
Add in 6 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil, 8 drops Lime Essential Oil and mix well. Stir in 2 tsp of Peppermint Leaves and place the bowl in a mud warmer, hot towel cabinet or a large bowl filled with hot water.

You may want to prep the room with some disposable sheets, plastic sheets or whatever you normally use when performing body treatments.

Start off the treatment by dry brushing the client for 5-10 minutes to get the circulation going and the skin ready for the products.

Apply the Mojito Body Treatment as you would normally with your body treatments. Finish off with a hydrating lotion like the Hempz Herbal Moisturizer, the Antioxidant Moisturizer by Amber Products or your favorite!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Goodbye Dull Dry Skin, Hello Beach Ready Glow!

Everyone is rushing to their spas/wellness centers to get rid of their dull, dry winter skin. The rush on hydrating and brightening products are in full swing!  Here is an awesome menu idea to freshen up your Spring body treatments! This body wrap will help smooth, exfoliate and hydrate the skin while the relaxing their cares away!

Spring Hydrating Body Wrap (I'm sure you're more creative at treatments names that will fit in with your regular menu!)

You may wish to prepare this before the client comes in to maximize time.

Prep:

Body Wrap:

Combine 4T of Sedona Mud Powder, 1T of Egg White Powder and 2t of Clove Powder  in a large rubber mixing bowl.  Add in 6T of water and stir until a paste like consistency.

Add in 15 drops of Sweet Orange Pure Essential Oil  (if you have a client who does not like orange scents or for male clients, try using 5-10 drops spearmint or 5-7 drops cedarwood essential oil instead). Mix in 3T of Organic Corn Meal and mix well (the cornmeal may soak up the liquid once it sits, you can add more water if it is too dry. If the mix becomes to wet, you can add in more of the Sedona Mud Powder).

Place the bowl in a mud warmer, hot towel cabinet or even in a stainless steel bowl filled with hot water to warm the mixture is warm and feels luxurious when applied.

Moisturizer:

In a medium rubber mixing bowl, mix 2T of Whipped Shea Butter with 5 drops Sweet Orange Pure Essential Oil (again you can substitute 5-10 drops spearmint or 5-7 drops cedarwood essential oil)


Dry brushing the client prior to the body wrap is an excellent way to start if you don't already begin that way. Once you have prepped as you normally do for wraps, check the temperature of the warmed mixture to be sure it is at a comfortable temperature before applying. Apply the mask as usual, being sure to pay extra attention to extra dry areas, especially feet, heels,knees and elbows. Once the mask has been applied, wrap the client in plastic sheeting followed by a thermal blanket. Leave on for approximately 15-20 minutes ---now is a great time for add on services like scalp massage! Remove the mask as you normally do and follow with the moisturizer!




Friday, September 5, 2014

Sweet Cinnamon Body Treatment---YUM!

Keeping with getting set for fall menu options, here is an exfoliating body wrap that is awesome for dry, dull skin. With cinnamon, honey powder and sucanat, this treatment this smells good enough to eat!

The wrap:

In a mixing bowl, combine 1 T. Sucanat with 1 tsp of Honey Powder.
Add in 2 T. of  Unfragranced Oil Based Gel and 3 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil and mix well.

Start off by dry brushing the client's skin to increase circulation and prepare the skin for the treatment.

After dry brushing, apply the sweet cinnamon mask to the client's entire body as you would any other body wrap
Once the client's skin is covered, wrap with plastic wrap and cover with a thermal blanket. Leave the client wrapped for about 15-20 minutes to allow the mousse to absorb into the skin. Now is a great time for any add on services like a scalp or facial massage!

Remove the blanket, plastic and gently remove the body mask using your normal protocol. I

You can finish with a massage (add on profit!) or simply by applying Caribbean Smoothie Hydrating + Anti-Aging Body Cream by Extended Vacation to the entire body.

Have cinnamon candies or drinks available to offer the client to further indulge
their senses!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Scrub It All Away: How to Provide a Relaxing Sugar Scrub Treatment

The most popular body treatments in a spa are body scrubs. Body scrubs remove dead skin cells and allow the skin all over the body to look younger, glowing, and rejuvenated. Sugar scrubs are especially popular, as they can be used on a wide range of skin types, including sensitive skin. Sugar scrubs are less abrasive to the skin than salt scrubs, but they leave the skin feeling silky smooth and tasting delicious!

How It Works
Granules of sugar gently exfoliate the top layer of dead skin cells, leaving the skin looking fresh, clean, and more youthful. The moisturizing oils in the scrub penetrate the skin and provide deep hydration, resulting in soft and glowing skin!

For a more comprehensive tutorial on sugar scrubs, take a look at the video below:


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Go Ahead and Mix Things Up a Bit

If you offer hair services, body or facial treatments, chemical treatments, or just create your latest lotions and such, there is one thing that is a necessity for every beauty service: the Mixing Bowl. A Mixing Bowl is essential for a variety of spa and salon services and the best mixing bowl to use is definitely one made of Rubber. From hair dye to body masks, a quality Mixing Bowl is an essential tool. Pure Spa Direct carries many Rubber Mixing Bowls, giving you a variety of Sizes and Rubber Mixing Bowls to choose from! My personal favorite is the Pink Rubber Mixing Bowl Bowl from uQ.

These non-porous and oil-resistant all-purpose Mixing Bowls are excellent for mixing skin care, essential oils, masques and more. All these factors make the Rubber Mixing Bowls the smart choice for any technician. The flexibility and easy grip material makes mixing your ingredients an easy task! Rubber Mixing Bowls are designed with you in mind! The shape of a Rubber Mixing Bowls is designed to prevent spillage, which prevents product waste and unnecessary clean up time. In addition, the non-stick surface ensures a quick and easy clean up so you can re-use them on your next client, no waiting for a dishwasher to clean these!

Just add your favorite ingredients into the Bowl and use a Spatula of your choice to mix them together. Here are some recommendations of different spatulas:

Rubber Spatula
Plastic Spoon Spatula
Angled Spatula
Stainless Steel Spatula
Bamboo Spatula

The Rubber Mixing Bowls has many different uses, so it is an essential product for every beauty technician. With all the colors and Sizes to choose from, there is a Rubber Mixing Bowl for every salon, spa and technician!