Showing posts with label detox. Show all posts
Showing posts with label detox. Show all posts

Friday, November 3, 2017

Product Of The Week: CryoDerm® Magnesium Calming Cream

Happy Friday!

I was super excited when I saw this new addition to the Pure Spa Direct line up. I'm a huge fan of magnesium lotions and oils. It has helped me with migraines and muscle cramping, and I recommend it to friends regularly.

Aside from the benefits I have experienced with magneisum, CryoDerm® Magnesium Calming Cream is helpful with a multitude of things including fluid retention, calming nerves and detoxifying the body, insomnia, eczema and psoriasis. Harvested from the Dead Sea where the mineral content is at its highest containing 21 minerals, this product is amazing.

You can retail and use this in services making it an easy retail item. Offer it as an add on to a pedicure (medi pedi upgrade!), manicure, massage even as a simple hand/leg massage while a client is getting a facial. Advise they try it a few times to see the results, and have it ready to retail!

See you next Friday, have an amazing weekend!

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!




Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Slim Down As The Year Winds Down

I still cannot believe we're already into October, this year is flying by!

Detox and slimming treatments are always trending, however the end of the year always shows a big push in detox services. Clients want to look their absolute best for events, parties and reunions.

If you're looking to add something new to your body wraps, here is an extremely profitable recipe idea, to have your clients feeling bright and tight!

Slim It Down!

In large rubber mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup of green tea powder with 1 teaspoon of borage oil. After mixing well, add in 3/4 cup of dead sea mud and 2 teaspoons of grapeseed oil. Mix this all up well, and place the bowl in a mud warmer, hot towel cabinet or even a large stainless bowl filled with hot water. You want the mixture to be warm when applying to the client.

Perform the body wrap as you normally would, along with any add ons like dry brushing, Eco Fin or a scalp massage. Add on services are a great way to further boost profits and increase clients satisfaction!


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Waterproof Treatment Table?

One of my favorite things is discussing with clients their menu options (you didn't think we're just order takers, right? We live for this industry!) and bringing new treatments in.

Over the years, many clients have held back from offering treatments that involve mud or water, if they don't have a wet table and vichy shower (want to bring those in? click here to check out financing!) for mess concerns. While the Lotus Touch Seaweed Gel Wrap is a phenomenal option (seriously, check out this post for why it's a #1 choice for many small businesses looking for big profit with no mess), for clients looking to expand into things like muds, there's another solution!

The Waterproof Spa Treatment Sheet Set is just the thing needed to crush it this season with body wraps! It not only keeps moisture out, it's also machine washable! The set includes a fitted sheet and face cradle cover, and did I mention it's under $20? For less than $20 you can transform your treatment table into a body wrap sanctuary!

Not sure what mud to start with? Here are some top favorites from our clients all across the globe:

Raw Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud - this is my all time favorite mud. The quality is unparalleled, you can choose from powder or pre-mixed, and there are retail items to boost sales even more. It also happens to be the most mineral rich mud on the market. Want to know more? Click here for more on how and why you should consider this line.

Moor Mud - this was my favorite mud before I tried the Alaska mud. While the options don't include lavender or peppermint like the Alaska mud, take a look at this as well!

Sedona Mud - this is a red mud that one of our 5 star resort clients has on hand at all times. The one they prefer is this one by Spa Pantry, their clients love the scent!

European Rose Body Mud - Nourish + Moisturize + Heal + Replenish by Biotone- I used this in my massage practice and it was a client favorite. A cream based mud with hydrating oils like sunflower and avocado, this leaves the skin feeling silky smooth

Take a look at all of the different body wrap options here, after adding the waterproof treatment table to your cart!

Not sure what else you need to get started now that you've got a waterproof table? Give us a call or shoot me an email (christine@purespadirect.com) and I'd be happy to help!


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sheet Masks Are Trending!

Sheet Masks are all the rage lately, and they're not going away anytime soon! Aside from coming in for their regularly scheduled facials, your clients can purchase sheets masks to go, which are perfect for skincare maintenance in between facials. 

Let's face it, who can turn down an amazing in-spa facial experience? It would also be nice to assist your clients with their at-home skincare routine when they can't get to your spa right away. You will have no trouble retailing our brand new Beauty Pro Sheet Masks! Whether it's the Brightening Mask, Detoxifying Mask, or even the Hydrogel Eye Therapy Under Eye Mask, there is one for every client. Become a growing part of this trend, and get these into your spa!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Help Your Clients Stress Less!



Have you seen our Just Added section lately? We added a ton of new items! With the Fall quickly approaching, I'm sure you're searching for new products you'd like to add to your retail shelves, or use in your treatments!

A new favorite? Our products by AromaFloria! They have an amazing supply of scrubs and massage oils. Your clients will definitely love their Stress Less products, because who isn't looking for less stress in their life?! This line is made with Lavender, Chamomile, and Sage . You will certainly calm your client's worries, relieve anxiety and generate greater sense of well-being. I personally love their Stress Less Foaming Salt Glow Polish! It's unique formula combines the power of therapeutic Ocean Minerals and Pure Magnesium Sulfate-a natural mineral known for its many health and wellness benefits- gently exfoliates away dry skin to reveal smoother healthier feeling skin. On top of that, it smells amazing! Get this on your shelves now, and your clients will thank you for lessening the stress in their lives!

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, November 25, 2015

Beat The Winter Blues With Desert Themes!

Maybe it's the cold weather here in New York, but my mind is on warm sunshine, ok more like desert heat but that could be my popsicle hands speaking :)

One idea that I always like and have seen clients have great success with, is incorporating treatments that are the opposite of what the weather is. In the summer, focus on arctic, cooling treatments. In the winter, think warm!

Client's are used to seeing tropical/island theme's however, desert themes (depending on your location) can be an unexpected hit! You can dedicate one treatment room for the theme, if you have the space. Bring in some small cactus plants, use "desert" colors like coral, tan, sage, reds etc, pick out some agave, lime or aloe infused products - even mojitos!

Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub - this is a no brainer! Our best selling scrub across the board for use in services and for retailing.

Sedona Mud - facials, body wraps, hydrotherapy - from the Southwest, red in color and chock full of minerals to detox in prep (and recovery from) for the holidays!

Desert Rain Incense Sticks 
Aloe Vera Products
Hot Stones - perfect for winter!
Polar Fleece Blanket - Camel 
Chocolate Sheets
Sage Sheets

Be sure to have a quality table warmer like the Samadhi-Pro by Earthlite available to ensure clients are nice and toasty!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Take your body treatments to the next level!

Offer your clients something new and exciting! 


Far Infared (FIR Therapy) is an ancient technique that uses waves of energy to slightly elevate the surface temperature of the body. Using FIR therapy can help a client loose fat, eliminate chronic fatigue, water retention, skin disorders, as well as aide in the elimination of heavy metals, poisons, and carcinogenic material from our bodies.

The sweating quality that comes from Far Infrared Therapy truly helps us detox from the enormous levels of pollution in modern times! This treatment is perfect for the winter client who is looking to detox after all the holiday gatherings, turkey dinners, and one to many holiday cocktails.

Add this detox treatment during any facial, or body treatment service!
The Meishida Far Infrared Slenderizing Sauna Blanket will leave them feeling light and free of unwanted toxins!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Soaking In A Winter Wonderland!

Have you been thinking about your winter menu, or bringing something new and exciting to your services? Here is one that I wish I could take advantage of today on this cold, rainy day in NY!

All you need to do, is come up with a clever name for the service! This is a great soak to relax sore muscles, clear up congestion and drift off into deep relaxation. The essential oils in this also make it a great treatment for your male clients.

Here are a few reasons this makes an excellent addition to a winter menu:
Clearing Winter Soak
Mix together 3 tablespoons of eucalyptus leaves with 3 tablespoons of bilberry leaves in a mixing bowl. Add in 4 drops of spruce essential oil and mix well. Pour the herbs into a muslin bag using a funnel.

When filling the hydrotherapy or soaking tub, place the muslin bag in under the running water. Pour 3/4 cup of Himalayan Salt into the water, making sure it dissolves. Assist the client into the tub and allow them to soak for up to 20 minutes. Assist client out of the bath, follow up with some dry brushing, desert mineral detox scrub, a massage and/or detoxifying body wrap!


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Warm Up Your Clients With Detoxifying Ginger

It's a cold rainy day here in New York, a perfect day to dream of far away warm places. Here is a great warming, detoxifying body wrap going into the fall/winter season. This soothing and detoxifying wrap will help tighten and tone skin while leaving the client feeling uplifted!


Ginger Rose Body Wrap
-This treatment includes a rub, oil and moisturizer-

Body Rub:
Crush up 1 T of rose petals in a mortar and pestle. In a medium rubber mixing bowl, mix 3 T shea butter, 1/2 t rose hips powder, 1/2 t clove powder, 1/2 t ginger powder and the rose petals. Add in 2 drops ginger essential oil and 10 drops mandarin essential oil and mix well. Place the bowl into a hot towel cabi, mud warmer or stainless bowl filled with hot water.

Facial Massage Oil:
Mix 5 drops mandarin essential oil with 1 t coconut oil, blend well.

Moisturizer:
In a rubber mixing bowl, mix 2 T coconut butter, 1 drop ginger essential oil and 8 drops mandarin essential oil, mix well and place in a warmer.

After dry brushing the client, apply the body rub starting at the feet. Continue as you normally apply your body wraps and allow the client to rest for 15-20 minutes. While they are resting with the body wrap on, perform a facial and scalp massage with the massage oil. Remove the wrap using your vichy shower, regular shower or remove with warm moist towels to remove the remaining product. Finish off with the ginger moisturizer to lock everything in!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Mud Baths

Mud baths have existed for thousands of years in nature and are commonly found in areas where hot springs combine with volcanic ash. Known to heal and nourish the body and mind, I'm sure some of your clients have gone in one, whether it be in nature or a high end spa. Looking to add this service to your menu, but aren't quite sure you want to take the leap? According to an article I read, there are many health benefits. Check out the healing properties of mud baths below for convincing!

  • Helps to relieve muscle joint aches and pain.
  • Can help relieve certain skin aliments such as psoriasis and rosacea due to its anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Helps to reduce stress and tension.
  • The soothing minerals of the mud can work wonders on your client's skin leaving it soft and smooth.
  • Detoxifies the body by drawing out impurities due to the natural minerals.
  • It can help to improve circulation due to the heat from the geothermal water.

Get this healing ancient treatment in your spa today with our Spa Pantry Moor Mud from Canada and Hungary! I promise your clients will love its relaxing and healing effects.






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, December 6, 2014

Holiday Detox Treatments!

It's no secret a side effect (or bonus depending on how you look at it) of the holidays is all of the excess. Over indulging in food and drink...all of the things we save until the end of the year to celebrate.

Before you know it, your clients will be running through your doors begging for detoxifying and slimming treatments to combat all the holiday excess. Are you prepared???

Here are some of the hottest treatments at spas and salons around the world to get you going:

Minna Pressotherapy Air Pressure Slimming / Detox System by Silver Spa
This bundle of joy aids in fat breakdown, detoxification, relieving tension and helps promote blood and lymph flow---which means elimination of toxins! This will be the best holiday gift you can give your business this year!

Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub - Anti-Cellulite Formula by Extended Vacation
If you read our blog you know how obsessed we are with this. The favorite and signature item of the Ritz Carlton, you cannot afford to not be using this. 100% natural and easy to use in body treatments and a great retail item!

Body Detox part of the Amber Serum•ology Collection
Chock full of powerful ingredients like Ichthammol and Bee Pollen! This serum will relieve congested pores and stimulate cell turnover while calming the skin down at the same time. This is incredible with a Sedona Mud wrap!

Detoxifying Body Mask
Neroli Oil (which smells heavenly!) and zinc help pull out impurities and relax your clients stress away!

Meishida Lymphatic Air Pressure Massager Weight Loss / Detox System
If you are looking to be THE detox specialists in your area, check this system out. Everything you need to offer the highest quality detoxifying and weight loss treatment!

Remember to not only focus on the traditional holiday treatments but to think ahead and offer the post holiday stress and detox ones as well!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Protect Your Skin This Winter With Bee Pollen!

We tend to hear and see many random, off the wall and down right weird products and treatments across the world in this industry. One of the less weird and highly effective is bee pollen.

Bee Pollen is a natural antiseptic and anti-microbial making it excellent in treating congested skin. One of the new favorites is Nutri-Bee facial serum from Amber Products.

It takes the detoxifying power from bee pollen and gives itself a power punch by adding Ichthammol (my grandparents used to refer to ichtammol as black salve) which is ridiculously effective at drawing things out of the skin.

Not to be stopped there, Amber added in rhammus bark (aka buckthorn bark) and bee propolis to calm the skin down and aid in tissue repair.

Basically, it pulls all the gunk and junk out of the skin and calms the irritated skin down...all in one little serum.

Take a look and see how this new serum can add to your already awesome arsenal of options to offer your clients!

Friday, October 31, 2014

6 Reasons Why Detox Body Treatments are Sweeter Than Christmas Morning

The Holidays are quickly approaching, and that only means one thing for spas - Detoxifying Body Treatments are on the rise! Whether your clients are looking to detox and slim down before that big holiday event, or if they overindulged during the holidays and are looking to slim down post-Holiday, these treatments are going to be the talk of the town! What are some of the benefits of Detoxifying Body Treatments?

  • Minimize appearance of cellulite
  • Minimizes fluid retention
  • Evens skin texture
  • Eliminates toxins
  • Tones the skin
  • Revitalizes the mind
If you aren't already offering detoxifying body treatments, and are interested in adding them to your menu, Pure Spa Direct offers a huge range of products perfect to use! Some of our favorites include:
  • Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub by Extended Vacation
    Look, it has Detox right in the name! This amazing body scrub not only sloughs away dry skin, but combined with massage, can help minimize the appearance of cellulite. The proprietary blend of essential oils rounds out the experience with a delicious, clean scent.
  • Body Detox Body Serum by Amber Products
    Used in conjunction with the Body Detox Paraffin or Herbal Body Wrap, this effective serum draws impurities out of the skin and helps prevent body acne. This serum is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-acne, anti-inflammatory, and has antioxidant properties. Whew, what a powerhouse product!
  • ESS Detoxifying Massage Oil Blend
    Made with 100% pure, cold-pressed almond, grapeseed, and sunflower oils, this massage oil stimulates the lymphatic system, and is ideal for mixing with sea salts to create your own body scrub blends.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Chocolate Oatmeal Body Wrap---Good Enought To Eat!

Clients tend to expect treatment menus to feature chocolate services around holidays like Valentine's Day and Christmas; why not surprise them with something special as we head into the cooler months?

A chocolate and oatmeal body wrap is just the thing to surprise your clients with. Chocolate is excellent for increasing circulation, releasing toxins and reducing the appearance of cellulite. Oatmeal is excellent for increasing hydration and soothing skin irritations. Put them together and it's heavenly!

Start off by making your own exfoliating scrub with cocoa powder and flax seed. or try the Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub. Follow up with a body wrap made from cocoa powder and oatmeal.

If you're not one to make your own masks and scrubs, you could always use the Chocolate Comfort Sugar Scrub Body Treatment Kit by Body Concepts and mix in oatmeal powder. Another option is to add a few drops of the Ritual Alami Kakao Cocoa Essential Oil to the Desert Mineral Detox Scrub.

After the body wrap, you can always offer an add on chocolate bliss massage with chocolate massage oil!

Almost everyone loves chocolate, why wait until Valentine's Day to indulge your clients?

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Scentual Pedicures with Cuccio Naturale!

Give your clients an amazing pedicure experience with the Scentual Pedicure Salt Soaks by Cuccio Naturale. These salt soaks naturally de-stress, soothe, and revitalize tired, overworked feet. They also offer great detoxifying benfits and leave the skin fresh and clean! The scents alone will leave your clients in a wonderful state of relaxation that  will have them coming back to you over and over!

The Cuccio Naturale Salt Soaks come in 3 irresistable scents:

Milk and Honey
  • Naturally soothes and moisturizes. 
  • Lactic Acids from milk adds moisture. 
  • Honey is a natural humectant to help draw additional hydration. 
Pomegranate and Fig
  • Pomegranate has natural antioxidant properties. 
  • Fig provides natural moisture, vitamin C and helps refresh the skin. 
Sea Kelp and Tea Tree
  • Kelp helps to soften the skin. 
  • Tea Tree contains antiseptic qualities

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Special Herb Blends for Healing, Soothing, and Detoxifying

These special blended herbs are perfect for suggesting to your clients for home use after they have just received a massage or body treatment. They are conveniently packaged in a 6 pack of .25 oz bags or 1 lb bulk sizes that you can use to make up your own bags using empty herb bags! You could also fill empty jars with the herbs as well for retail. They can choose from a blend of healing, soothing, or detoxifying herbs.

Amber Detoxifying Herbs
An herbal mixture designed to stimulate circulation and purge built up toxins from the body. These herbs were chosen for their ability to flush toxins and increase energy levels.
Herb Blend: Ginger ,rosemary, allspice, eucalyptus clove, stems oats, calendula and lavender petal.

Amber Healing Herbs
An herbal blend created to heal and hydrate dry, cracked skin or for boosting the immune system. These herbs are specifically chosen for their ability to heal and flush impurities from the body.
Herb Blend: Rosemary, strawberry, sage, eucalyptus, lavender petal juniper berry, calendula petal, chamomile flower and comfrey leaf.

Amber Soothing Herbs
Selected herbs naturally soothe muscular discomfort and calm the skin, perfect for the client with a demanding lifestyle. These herbs were picked for their soothing and calming properties.
Herb Blend: Comfrey, sage, burdock root, rosemary, peppermint lavender petal, chamomile flower spearmint, elder flower, licorice root, lemon peel and rosehips.

Your clients will love how easily they can just toss the herbs in a hot bath and soak in the benefits!

Also check out:

Empty Bags:
Empty Poultice Bags (Large or Small)
Unfilled Herbals Bags (Large or Small)

Empty Jars:
8 oz. Tin with Lid
Fantasea Large Jar / 250 mL (FSC368)
8 oz Clear Oval Jar with White Lid
8oz Round Blue Jar with Lid



Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Holiday Has Passed - It's Time to Offer Up Those Detox Treatments!

The holiday weekend has come to an end and after all the over indulging of food and festivities, your clients will be coming to you for detox treatments! There are lots of different treatments for detoxing and relaxation. Seaweed or Salt baths, Body Wraps, Body Scrubs and Dry Brushing are some great detox services to offer.

Body Wraps:
Lotus Touch French Green Clay Algae Face & Body Wrap Clay / 32 oz. (278 0010 05)
PourElle Slimming & Cellulite Body Wrap / 250 grams (280 0232)
Lotus Touch Seaweed Gel Wrap (278 0013)

Body Scrubs and Dry Brushing:
PRO SIZE Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub - Anti-Cellulite Formula by Extended Vacation
SPA PANTRY Marine Algae Salts / 1 Gallon
Body Brush / 10.5" x 2.5"
Natural Bristle Contour Body Brush / Mega Pack of 72 (SA-B6 / 72)
*You can offer these dry brushes as a retail item to your clients for a simple at home treatment too!

Salt Baths:
SPA PANTRY Dead Sea Salt Crystals / 4.5 Kg.
SPA PANTRY Great Salt Lake Salts - Fine / 5 Kg.
Salt Soaks

Hope you had a great Holiday Weekend! =)