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

Friday, October 20, 2017

Product Of The Week: Alaskan Glacial Mud

Happy Friday!

This week, I'd like to spotlight Raw Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud.

Mud is always in style in this industry, from facials masks to body wraps. As a massage therapist, after a few years in I decided to give offering various mud add-ons a shot. As a mobile therapist at the time, I thought I was nuts for just the thought of mobile mud! I was able to make it work for me, and my client response surprised the heck out of me! All of them wanted to try it. After the trial run, some alternated their massages with mud treatments.

Mud works.

Alaska Glacial mud works. Containing more than 60 nourishing major and trace elements to promote healthy skin cell regeneration, you may find clients requesting mud packages.

Raw Alaskan Glacial. The name says it all.
Straight from the Copper River Delta in Alaska, enriched with a special combination of certified organic and wildcrafted botanical extracts from the Pacific Northwest that are chosen for their moisturizing, skin-softening, and anti-aging and immunoprotective properties. Natural as natural gets.

Are your clients hesitant on mud treatments due to that lovely, mud smell?  You can choose vanilla lavender and lavender peppermint. The slight tingle from the peppermint feels amazing, in my opinion!

Available in back bar sizes in both premixed and powder, as well as a beautiful line of retail items.

If you're not ready to jump into the mud just yet, retailing is a great way to talk to your clients and gauge their response to mud.

See you next Friday for another product of the week!




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.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bulk Up Your Signature Body Treatments with an AMAZING Selection of Bulk Ingredients!

Set Your Spa Apart - Create customized and signature spa treatments with the finest ingredients from around the world. You'll get great results, build client loyalty, and increase your revenue. With more than 300 bulk ingredients - from Bentonite Clay to Bee Pollen Granules to Whipped Shea Butter... we have it all!

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Winter Wonderland - Create An Unforgettable Experience This Season!

Looking for a way to generate some new life and buzz into your business? Have you tried creating a general Winter Theme? Here are some ways to get your minds turning:

Winter Scents
Smell is such a powerful sense, bring back snugly winter vibes with some aromatherapy. Here are some blends to try in a diffuser:


For a Cozy Massage


For a Blissful Scrub


You can infuse the Winter spirit into your space for less than you'd think!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Just In Time for the Holidays - Santa Scrub!

A few clients this week have been thinking about bringing some new menu items to their holiday menu. Here is one to entice your clients senses and keep their skin super soft!

Holiday Cinnamon Scrub

For the scrub
In a rubber mixing bowl, combine the following:

1/4 cup of sucanat
3 tablespoons of grapeseed oil
1/4 teaspoon of clove powder
4 drops of cinnamon essential oil
6 drops of mandarin essential oil

Once these have been mixed well, place the bowl in a hot towel cabinet or mud warmer until ready to use.

In another rubber mixing bowl, combine 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil with 2 drops of cinnamon essential oil and 3 drops of mandarin essential oil. Place this in a hot towel cabinet or mud warmer until ready to start the treatment.

A great way to start the service is by offering a dry brush add on (or just build this into the treatment cost) and giving the client the brush to take for home use. You can also use exfoliating massage gloves (also a great item to retail or give to clients) instead if you prefer.

Start off with the scrub and apply as you normally perform body scrubs - be sure to check in with the client to ensure comfort at all times. Once finished, if you have a vichy shower, drench the client for about 10 minutes or so to remove all product. If you have a shower, have them rinse off.

Once all product has been removed, finish off with a light massage with the warm oil.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Money With Milk And Honey!

September is National Honey Month! That makes now the perfect time to start thinking about and bringing in products to cash in (literally!) on treatments that focus on honey. Here is a great body treatment that generally sells for $100-125 and costs you less than $5.00 per treatment - my type of math!

Milk & Honey Body Treatment - this is excellent for moisturizing dehydrated skin, stress relief, calming of the skin and more!

In a rubber mixing bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of honey powder with 1 tablespoon of coconut powder and mix well. Add in 2 drops each of chamomile essential oil and jasmine essential oil. Mix well and place the bowl in a mud warmer, hot towel cabinet or stainless steel bowl filled with hot water.  Apply the scrub as you normally perform your body treatments.

If you have a hydrotherapy tub, after removing the scrub is an excellent time for a soak! Mix 1 tablespoon of buttermilk powder to 2 cups of hot water followed by 5 drops of chamomile essential oil. When filling the hydrotherapy tub, tilt the bowl slightly, hold under the faucet and slowly pour the mixture into the tub (go slow to avoid clumping!)

After the scrub and soak, finish off with this moisturizer to lock in all of the wonderful moisture!

Mix 2 teaspoons of wheatgerm oil with 2 drops of chamomile essential oil. Massage the oil into the skin and wipe off any excess oil to finish.

You can create full body packages centered around honey as well! You can use things like Cuccio Naturale Lyte Ultra-Sheer Body Butter - Honey & Soy Milk in nail services and massage!

Be sure to have retail items to go with the treatments, here are some client favorites:

Cuccio Naturale Butter Babies Display Tower Milk & Honey
Soy Crackle Candle - Honey Spice
Cuccio Naturalé Milk & Honey Daily Skin Polisher
Milk & Honey Aqua Leaves
CUCCIO NATURALE Cuticle Conditioning Butter Sticks Milk & Honey


Don't forget to offer teas, honey and snacks!

Nature Valley Granola Bars, Oats’n Honey Cereal
Kashi TLC Chewy Granola Bars, Honey Almond Flax
Smucker's Honey, Single Serving Packs

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Determining the Correct Scrub for the Right Skin Type

Scrubs is an essential part of all body treatments. When you are choosing a treatment with your client, you want to take into consideration the clients skin type. For your clients with more sensitive skin, a sugar scrub would be great since it is less irritating. However, for clients looking for a detox treatment, a scrub containing volcanic ash is perfect for this.

Sugar Scrubs
Great for: sensitive skin, just shaved skin, hydrating
Sugar Scrub - Green Tea Mint / 128 oz. by Amber Products 
Cuccio Naturale Sugarcane Vanilla Bean & Sugar Scrub for Hands, Feet & Body 
White Tea Sugar Scrub / 64 oz. by Cacee

Salt Scrub
Great for: acne and inflamed type skin. Antiseptic, reduces inflammation
Exfoliating Salt Glow - Lavender Aphrodisia / 18 oz. by Amber Products
Vanilla Salt Scrub / 1 Gallon by Soothing Touch
Marine Salt Scrub / 18 oz. by CND

Scrubs with Volcanic Ash
Great for: detoxifying
Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub - Anti-Cellulite Formula

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hydrating, Cellulite-Busting Chocolate Body Treat!

Are you noticing more and more clients coming in these days with dry or dehydrated skin? All the fun beach trips, yard work and other outdoor summer activities are taking a toll on their skin. Between the sun, sweat, products and general dirt, the skin needs some detoxing and hydrating! Here is a great recipe for a chocolate body treatment that not only hydrates the skin, but also may help reduce the appearance of cellulite!

It's a great idea to have the scrub and mousse prepared shortly before the client arrives to save time and get them warm so it's extra luxurious!

Here are the recipes to prepare:

Chocolate Mint Salt Scrub. 
In a large mixing bowl, combine dead sea salt and chocolate mint oil (you can use any chocolate oil you prefer!) so they are blended well. Place the mixing bowl into a bowl of warm water to warm the scrub. 

Chocolate Body Mousse
In large mixing bowl, combine white clay powder with aloe vera gel and blend well. Add in cocoa powder and water, and mix until there are no clumps. If the mousse seems dry, add water slowly until it's a thin smooth mixture you can easily apply to the body. Place the mixing bowl into a bowl of warm water to warm the mousse.

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

After dry brushing, apply the chocolate body scrub to the client's entire body as you normally would apply a scrub. If you don't yet have a wet room with a vichy shower, gently remove the scrub with warm towels or have the client shower if you have on available. 

Next, apply the chocolate body mousse in a thin later to the client's skin as you would any other body wrap. Once the client's skin is covered with the mousse, 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 remove the chocolate mousse as you normally remove body wraps. Allow the client to shower if you have the ability, or dry brush the skin and remove the mousse with warm towels.

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 to lock in all that lovely hydration!

Boost the chocolate indulgence by offering little chocolate treats or having chocolate infused drinks on hand to offer the client!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Mila by Comfort Soul - Redefining Multi-Use Spa Tables

The newest addition to ComfortSoul's selection of electric beds knocks it out of the park! The Mila table is the ultimate in versatility, stability, and comfort. The ideal chair for any spa performing multiple types of services on one bed - Mila's unique design allows for complete comfort, whether using this chair for massage, facials, body treatments, waxing, and more!

The Mila by ComfortSoul is ideal for a variety of services,
including massage, facial and body treatments, and more!

Standard Features

  • ComfortSoul Easy-3 Top™: Full pneumatic three sectional top with lumbar support.
  • ComfortSoul DuraSoft™ Upholstery: Luxurious, soft, durable, waterproof, and environmentally friendly surface.
  • ComfortSoul UltraPlush™ Cushioning System: 4 inches of 3-layered UltraPlush™ Padding engineered at different densities to provide ultimate support and comfort.
  • ComfortSoul Z-lift™ Ultra Durable Steel Base: increased versatility while maintaining stability.
  • The Mila™ Adjustable Armrest allows for maximum client comfort while in the face down position.
  • Electronically adjustable height.
  • Independent electronic control with an electronic single-function hand remote.
  • 440 lbs. Maximum Weight Capacity.
At the mid-price range of $1,599, you won't find a more versatile bed at a better price anywhere!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Cracking the Coconut Oil Code - How Coconut Oil Can Be Used in Your Spa

Coconut oil is a tropical, all natural product that can be incorporated into pretty much any beauty service. It's naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal, it's an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than other oils, and it smells really good! It is great to use in body scrubs and as a body moisturizer. It can be added to essential oils and sea salt to create personalized scrubs to use in your unique spa treatments! Used in hair services will create a deeply conditioning hair treatment as well.

Many Uses for Coconut Oil:
  • Body Scrubs
  • Moisturizer
  • After Sun Care
  • Soften Cuticle
  • Facials
  • Make up Remover
  • Lip Exfoliator and Lip Balm
  • Under Eye Bags and Lines
  • Dry, Frizzy Hair Treatment
  • Leave-in Conditioner
  • Massages
...and the list goes on and on!

Coconut oil delivers many benefits for the skin, hair and nails, whether it is used alone or with other products and the tropical smell is perfect for this time of year!




Saturday, May 31, 2014

Pre-Summer Slimming Treatment for your Clients


Body treatments for slimming and toning are going to be super popular right now for your clients. It's that time of year where they are going to start wanting to get those beach ready bodies and what better way, than kicking off summer with a slimming body treatment like the Remineralizing Peel Off Body Masque? This detoxifying and slimming masque will help refine and shape the silhouette and improve the appearance of cellulite. This masque is rich in tons of vitamins and minerals and the seaweed base causes pores to open, which draws out damaging toxins through metabolic stimulation. This masque will help to rejuvenate and tone the body due to the improved skin circulation. It can also be used to spot treat your clients specific areas of concern!

Also, try pairing this masque with the Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub - Anti-Cellulite Formula by Extended Vacation for even more skin benefits! Use the scrub to exfoliate the skin prior to applying the masque.

Directions:
  1. Cleanse and exfoliate the skin prior to use
  2. Place 15 oz. of lukewarm water (65°F) in bowl
  3. Add 5 oz. of powder in to the 15 oz. of warm water
  4. Mix until there is no powder residue left and a gel forms
  5. Apply to body and allow masque to work on the skin for 20-25 minutes
  6. Simply peel away masque and follow with a hydrating finishing product
Tip: For a full body treatment, you must blend and apply in sections. If you mix too much at once and try to do too much, the gel will set before you are done.

The Remineralizing Peel Off Body Masque is available in a 1 lb. bulk size, as well as pre-measured 5 oz. packs.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ayurveda And Your Business

Ayurveda is an ancient holistic healing system that originated in India. It has been steadily gaining popularity around the world in regards to addressing various issues within the body. You can read more about the history and theories behind it here.

Ayurvedic treatments are embraced in spas
as a non-medicinal means to promote deep relaxation.
Ayurvedic treatments are aimed to bring the body back into a state of balance. This includes the whole body, including the mind. It's no secret the physical effects stress can unleash within the body. Each Ayurvedic treatment is specially designed for each individual to garner the best possible results.

There are a range of different treatments you can offer within the Ayurvedic system including Ayurvedic massage and Shirodhara.

Shirodhara is a classic Ayurvedic treatment, thousands of years old, in which warm oil is poured in a continuous stream across the forehead. A vessel, suspended above the client's head, is used to pour the liquid in a pattern across the forehead and onto the scalp. Shirodhara boasts many wonderful therapeutic benefits, including enhanced blood circulation to the brain, improved memory, nourished hair and scalp, sounder sleep, and a calmer body and mind. Shirodhara is one of the most effective treatments for reducing stress and nervous tension. 

Shirodhara has been used in efforts to treat a variety of conditions including sinusitis, allergies, scalp conditions, neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia, hearing impairment, and certain types of skin conditions like psoriasis. It is embraced for the use in spas as a non-medicinal means to promote deep relaxation. 

You can also create your own body wraps and masks using balancing powders

If you are looking for an exciting and exotic option to liven up your service menu, take some time to read about Ayurveda. It will not only benefit your clients' health but has unlimited profit potential for your business!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Gotu Kola, Your New Go To Ingredient

With more and more people shifting towards living greener lifestyles, having more natural options for treatments is vital in every business in this industry.

One powerful ingredient that can be used in a variety of ways to compliment any service menu is Gotu Kola powder.

Gotu Kola has been used for centuries in areas such as India, China, and Indonesia due to its many benefits including those related to beauty. There's even a legend in China that it is a "fountain of youth" herb that enabled a man to live to be 200!

Legends aside, Gotu Kola has been found to be useful in collagen production (hello anti aging friend!), improving blood flow, aiding in skin conditions such as psoriasis as well as being an antioxidant. There is even evidence that it can help improve elasticity and thicken the skin---great news for treating cellulite!

The great thing about it being in a powder is that it can be used in facials, body mudsscrubs and even hair treatments! This is a powerful ingredient to have in your arsenal that is easy to work with and extremely cost effective! 

Friday, January 3, 2014

The Many Benefits of Argan Oil for Hair and Spa Treatments

You have probably heard about the many great things about Argan Oil. It has a ton of benefits when it comes to beauty and health. Many experts all over the world call this product “liquid gold” since it can give a new life to dry and damaged hair. Argan oil comes from the Argan tree in native Morocco and the oil is extracted from the kernel of the Argan. Argan oil is much like jojoba oil, which is also known to be a product that deals well with damaged hair.

Check out the many benefits of Argan Oil for Hair
  • Moisturizes the hair by locking in moisture and is non-greasy
  • Penetrates the hair shaft improving the elasticity and preventing breakage
  • Contains vitamin E which is great for a healthy scalp and repairing damaged hair
  • Adds shine and makes hair smooth
  • Contains unsaturated fats omega 3 and omega 9 which helps prevent split ends by strengthening the protein bonding structures of the hair
  • Prevents dry, itchy scalp
  • The natural antioxidants help strengthen hair
  • It can be used as a hot oil treatment or as a leave-in/sealer
  • Removes brittleness and restores smoothness of color treated hair
  • Protects hair before heat styling

Argan oil has many benefits outside of being great for dry and damaged hair. It can also be a great product for use on the face, body, and scalp as well. It can be great for hydrating the skin during facials, body treatments, and scalp treatments, as well as for dry cuticles and skin during manicures and pedicures.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

What the "Buff" Are You Talking About? Disposable Body Treatment Mitts, Of Course!

Performing all of your popular body treatments has never been easier! Pure Spa Direct just added the new must-have disposable product: Disposable Body Treatment Mitts! These non-woven disposable mitts perform a variety of duties to make your treatments easier than ever:

Disposable Body Treatment Mitts keep hands clean!
Perfect For:
No more worrying about disinfecting those brushes after each treatment - simply use, then throw away! Plus, your technicians get to play in the mud with their hands....without contaminating your stock! :)

Check out Pure Spa Direct's extensive Body Treatment Category to find the perfect muds, masques, or scrubs to use these great disposable mitts with. Or, if you prefer, feel free to contact our friendly and helpful Customer Service staff at 800-434-0018 during our business hours of 8:30 am - 5 pm EST, Monday through Friday!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fall into Fall Inspired Services!

With September being right around the corner, have you thought about adding some fall inspired services?
Pumpkin facials are a really great idea at this time of year and will aid in awakening tired skin, as it is high in antioxidants and nutrients. We also offer some great scents from Keyano for the fall including Cranberry and Pomegranate. These are great for offering cranberry body treatments or pomegranate pedicures. Also, and this is my favorite, adding new Fall nail colors to your salon! We have some great items here at Pure Spa Direct for all of your creative fall services!

Pumpkin Facials:
Pumpkin Enzyme Peeling Masque - 620 mL / 21 fl oz. by June Jacobs Spa Collection 
Pumpkin Exfoliating Peel / 8 oz.
Keyano Pumpkin Spice Moisture Mask
Perfect Pumpkin Enzyme Polish / 3.8 fl. oz. by June Jacobs Spa Collection 

Cranberry Body Treatments:
SOOTHING TOUCH Brown Sugar Scrub Cranberry / 2 Gallon
Keyano Cranberry Butter Cream
Cranberry Body Balm - 946 mL / 32 fl. oz. by June Jacobs Spa Collection
BIOTONE SPA Hydrating Massage Lotion Pomegranate & Cranberry / 1 Gallon

Pomegranate Pedicures:
Cuccio Pomegranate Mani Balls / 100 Count by Cuccio 
Cuccio Naturale Butter Blend Hydrating Treatment for Hand, Feet & Body / 32 oz. Pomegranate & Fig
Pedi Scrub Gel Pomegranate / 1 Gallon by Spa Redi
Pedi Creme Mask Pomegranate / 1 Gallon by Spa Redi
Scentual Pedicure Salt Soak With Pomegranate & Fig / 29 oz. by Cuccio

Nail Colors:
Shellac Fall 2013 Nail Colors

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tired Of The Same Old Treatments?

Do you or your staff ever feel bored with your treatment menu? You may fall into a rut explaining the same menu options over and over and over and.....right?

There are so many possibilities out there to change up what you offer by simply adding one or two new ingredients. You could even create special themed treatments depending on the style of your business or the area you are in. For example, if you are in a very dry climate you can offer a hydrating body treatment. If you are looking for alternative or green options, you can pick certain ingredients to offer a 'green treatment'



Here are some different ingredients you may not have thought of to infuse new life into your menu and your staff:

Acai Berry Powder
Activated Charcoal Powder (charcoal is great for acne prone skin, it draws out impurities)
Artichoke Leaf Powder
Kelp Granules 
Peppermint Leaf Cut
Raspberry Leaf Cut
Red Sandalwood Powder
Buchu Leaf Powder
Grapefruit Peel Powder 
Maca Root Powder

Even adding in different essential oils can revitalize a treatment. Try some of these:

ESS Clary Sage Pure Essential Oil 
ESS Egyptian Geranium Pure Essential Oil
ESS Lemongrass Pure Essential Oil 
Precious Essential Oils - Neroli in Jojoba Oil 
TheraPro Essential Oil Blend Stress Relief Fusion
ESS® Pure Essential Bergamot Oil

How about some new precious oils that are great for treatments and retailing!

Pure Baobab Oil - Organic (this is awesome for hair and skin)
Pure Olive Squalane Oil
Pure Evening Primrose Oil - Organic
Pure Sea Buckthorn Oil - Organic

There are so many great ingredients out there to keep things fresh and exciting! The possibilities are only limited to your own mind.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Summer Lovin!!! Great Spa Ideas to Kick-Start Your Business During Summer

The official start of summer is quickly approaching, putting many people in really good moods. When people are in a good mood they tend to spend more money, especially on services that make them feel good.

Offering some "start to summer" specials is a great way to increase business and get regular clients to try some different services. With a little creativity you are bound to see an increase in traffic and profits!

Some products to consider using for a summer special:

Nail Art- especially for your younger clients, some fun glitter or gems will let them express their personal flair for any occasion!



There are so many options for nail design I could write a book! Check out your favorites!

Body Treatments- everyone wants healthy glowing skin to show off in the sun. Here are some popular products to create luxurious treatments.



Hands and Feet- soft hands and feet are essential!



Hair- healthy radiant hair is a must have!

  • Orofluido Hair Elixir - the larger size is great for using in treatments and we have a retail size as well! This is a new favorite of everyone here.
  • Malibu C hair care- an entire line dedicated to keeping hair healthy especially with summer activities!
  • Orofluido Hair Mask


Adding summer specific treatments and add on services is a fun way to boost revenue and have some fun!

The possibilities are endless!