Showing posts with label massage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label massage. 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!

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!


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

New Pedicure Chair

Ultimate comfort....modernized!

Lounge Pedicure Chair with Vibration Massage by Pibbs
This amazing Lounge Pedicure Chair with Vibration Massage will enhance your clients' pedicure experience with extreme comfort and plush upholstery. The one-touch motorized reclining and vibrating back and seat massage is sure to leave your clients wanting more. The double steel construction of the adjustable footrest provides for stability and the retractable platform makes this Lounge Pedicure Chair ideal for small spaces. This chair comes with side storage pouches for the customer's items and a front storage pouch for the technician's tools and accessories that are removable and easy to clean. The spacious platform can accommodate many foot baths, but we recommend the footsie bath.


Features:
  • Ultra Comfortable
  • Vibration massage back and seat to relax client
  • Sturdy, adjustable footrest
  • Replaceable back and seat pad
  • Retractable platform for foot bath tub
  • Convenient handle to slide platform in and out
  • Side pouches on both arms for client storage
  • Single Handle remote
  • Motorized reclining chair back
  • No plumbing portable pedicure chair
  • Pipeless, sanitary, no mess system
  • Made in the USA
  • 1 year warranty


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Massage On The Go?

Many of the mobile LMT's I've spoken with, have all had one major thing in common - ease of transport. I used to pop my table in the back of my car along with a bag full of linens, lotion, music, clock and more. I wanted to be sure I had everything my room had (minus the hot towel cabi!) to give the best possible on site table massage. The thing I hear the MOST, is how they need an easy to transport stool.

This is where my favorite manufacturer of massage products, Earthlite, comes in with the perfect solution. The Folding Massage Stool to match your table. Easy to transport and as durable as any Earthlite table or chair. All for under $100!

No more kneeling, squatting or asking clients for something to sit on!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hot Stone Treatment With A Twist

Are you interested in hot stone treatment but want to stand out from the crowd? Pure Spa Direct has you covered with non-traditional hot stone implements your clients will rave about.

If you could offer a blissful spa experience with one hand, you'll more than likely be using this Acupressure Hand, Foot & Full Body Stone Roller Massager Tool to do it! It rotates around muscles and eases tension quickly!


Details:
  • Unique design of roller stones works great to freely rotate around and massage the muscles.
  • Works effectively to ease tensions in hands, feet and any part of the body.
  • Ergonomic design allows you to place it in your palm and use it without getting hand fatigue.






This unique Hot Stone Accu-Roller™ allows you to enjoy all the benefits of a hot stone massage without burning your hands on hot, messy, slippery stones that are hard to work with. You can work with or without massage oils, and offer your massage over clothing or bare skin. The sanitary, non-porous soapstone wheels heat evenly and retain their temperature for a long-lasting, therapeutic massage. Your Hot Stone Accu-Roller™ is easy to clean and maintain, and the durable soapstone and hardwood construction will hold up to decades of great massages. 


The Ultimate Massage Therapy Tools CoreStones® - Set of 5 CoreStones® are made from soapstone, nature's most efficient thermal conductor. The weight and warmth of the stones helps relax muscle tissue, making it more pliable. The unique patented design allows the stone to become an extension of your hand and facilitates a deep release of muscle tension without causing tissue trauma. When applied to the skin, CoreStones® provide a sily, deep, uniform pressure, enabling you to achieve maximum therapeutic results while minimizing effort and reducing strain. Save your hands and extend your career - it's like having a stone thumb! 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Menu Secret Weapon: Clove Essential Oil

We all know that pumpkin and cranberry are the sought after fall scents, flavor and menu items. If you are looking for a little something different to infuse some fall menu, take a look at clove essential oil.

Personally, the smell of clove always has a warm, comfort feeling to it. That little spice in fall foods that adds that something extra.  As an essential oil, it can bring about comforting memories or feelings of warmth,comfort and peace making it an excellent choice to add in to everything from massage oils, aromatherapy showers to pedicures.

It also blends well with citrus scents and not a lot is needed to achieve the full effect!




Sunday, September 10, 2017

Add Avocados to your business!

September is here and it's the perfect time to add avocados to treatments. Skin and hair are dry and dehydrated from the sun. Avocados are full of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals! It's no surprise that they are good for the skin and hair, and we options for you!

Hydrophylic Gel Collagen Mask - Avocado Collagen Mask / Pack of 15
This revolutionary treatment features an incredible blend of anti-aging ingredients that work to restore to a younger-looking complexion. Effectively reduces the depth of creases and shields the skin with antioxidants. Vitamin E and peptides boost collagen production, balance the skin tone, and condition for a smoother texture. Hyaluronic acid hydrates, while Avocado extract neutralizes free radicals and reinforces the skin’s immune responses while encouraging cell regeneration. Complexion becomes smoother and brighter with a firmer and a more supple texture.

Uses: All Skin types: Rich restorative moisturizing wrinkle fighter, complexion smoother

Olive & Avocado Therapeutic Hydrating Massage Cream
Nut Free formulation combines Avocado and Olive Oil with the creamy base of Soybean Oil, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to provide a deeply penetrating and hydrating massage.

Olive Oil, rich in Vitamin E, creates a barrier locking in moisture for increased hydration and more supple skin. Avocado Oil is rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, D and E along with Lecithin and important Fatty Acids that together increase the production of collagen and increase skin elasticity. Penetrating formula helps tighten pores and rehydrate skin cells.

Pure Avocado Oil / 16 oz.
Pure Avocado Oil is a protein-rich moisturizer that is high in Vitamins A, D, and E, plus potassium and other minerals. Excellent for dry skin and scalp problems. Readily penetrates and softens even the driest, damaged skin without leaving a greasy residue.

Benefits:
Cold Pressed
Touch of Vitamin E added (0.5%) to preserve the freshness of the oil
Prized for problematic skin
High in Vitamin A, D and E
Rich texture that hydrates and moisturizes skin dry, damaged skin
Can be used as a massage oil - soft, soothing and leaves not greasy residue
Has a history of cosmetic use that dates back to biblical periods
Ingredients:
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil (99.5%), Tocopherol (Vitamin E) (Antioxidant to preserve the freshness of the oil).

Directions:
Lightly massage Pure Avocado Oil into the skin or scalp, especially dry areas, or use as a base for premium massage oils or aromatherapy products.

There are many options for adding avocado to your business. Whether it's adding an avocado based treatment to your menu, making avocado masks or scrubs, incorporating into various treatments, or more! Trending in the beauty industry today, avocado's benefits that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New For Fall- Add Grapeseed to Treatments!

Ready to add some new services for fall? Adding grape seed to your treatments is not only a great theme for fall menus, but this superfood has been proven to have healing powers for health, wellness, and the skin. Research shows that most of the antioxidants can be found in the grape's seed, along with its oils and extracts.

"It’s not surprising that those very seeds and their derivatives have become a secret weapon in spa products and treatments designed to polish, soothe, and even repair and protect clients’ skin." (Angela Melero in Day Spa Magazine)

Some great tips for adding grape seed into every treatment:

Fruit Collagen Mask - Grape Seed Antioxidant Mask
Antioxidant treatment provides the skin with anti-aging protection to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Grape seed extract is rich in Polyphenols, a natural skin purifier that helps protect cells from free radical damage and promote healthy circulation.

Uses: All, stressed skin: Ultimate protection against untimely aging

Ingredients: Puried Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Quince Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Grape Seed Extract, Bio-PGA, Allantoin, D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin E).



CUCCIO NATURALE Grapeseed Hand Anti-Oxidant Oil
CUCCIO NATURALE Grapeseed Hand Anti-Oxidant Oil reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Grapeseed Oil is a natural anti-oxidant enriched with Vitamins A, B, B5, D and E. Renews skin's appearance so it appears smooth, hydrated and younger looking.

Can be used with Professional Herbal Hand Mitts.
Used hot or cold, and they are great for hand treatments. Stuffed with flax seed.

Benefits:
  • Physician formulated blend of 12 soothing, aromatic herbs.
  • Can be used hot or cold.
  • Can be heated in the microwave or hot towel cabi.
  • Great for hand treatments.

Usage:
Great for hand treatments.

Ingredients:
Lavender, valerian root, white willow, chamomile, rosemary, peppermint, spearmint, hops, yellow dock, lemongrass, cinnamon, yarrow, premium flax seeds, and other natural materials.

Extends massage time with one application. Leaves skin with a nourished and hydrated feeling. Features a fresh, clean and invigorating spa scent.

Cuccio Naturale Professional Pedicure Collection combines irresistible scents with beneficial fruit and botanical based ingredients to help redefine today's professional services. A unique collection of oils, softeners, salts, lotions, masque, and treatments will have your clients feeling invigorated, refreshed and inspired.

Grapeseed oil is smooth, dense yet lightly textured. It contains essential fatty acids, powerful antioxidants, and reparative properties that help stressed or damaged skin. It's high burn point makes it perfect for stone massage

Ingredients: 100% Grapeseed Oil               

Usage: Apply liberally and massage.

Benefits: It contains essential fatty acids, powerful antioxidants, and reparative properties that help stressed or damaged skin.

Cleans clogged pores - Softens facial lines - Soothes and tones skin Grape Seed Extract contains a natural antioxidant and skin purifier. This Peel Off Masque will help clean, tighten, refine and exfoliate your skin.

Suggested Usage:
Cleanse face and neck. Spread on an even layer of Queen Helene Masque to the face and neck, avoiding eyes, brows, and hairline. Wait ten minutes or until the masque is completely dry. To remove the masque, start at the jaw line and peel off in an upward motion.

Makes a great retail product too!


Add a finishing touch with a purple theme. Check out Magic Globes / Lavender / Set of 2 Globes by Allegra M France!

You've just found the ultimate tool for the esthetic field, perfect for all beauty and health purposes. A Globe massage eliminates redness and calms skin after waxing, extractions, electrolysis, peels, and Microdermabrasion. They stimulate blood circulation and oxygenate skin. This chilled massage sets makeup, treats sinus pain, puffy eyes, headaches or migraines. Globes stimulate nerves to exercise facial muscles, eliminate fine lines, tighten skin and help reduce large pores. Your clients will love your cool new finishing touch at the end of each facial treatment. 2 pack, color = Lavender. 

Benefits:
  • Excellent treatment for sinus, puffy eyes, headaches and migraines
  • Stimulate the nerves and exercises facial muscles                               
  • Help reduce large pores
  • Tightens skin and eliminates fine lines
  • Soothes skin after acne treatments
  • Provides a cool finishing touch at the end of each facial

Friday, August 25, 2017

Keep Your Tables Warm and Your Clients Happy!

Provide your clients with an additional level of comfort with a table warming pad. Great for massage tables and facial beds. Table warmers are some of our hottest selling products this time of year - is yours ready to be replaced? Check out Pure Spa Direct for a huge selection!

Some of our most popular table warmers:

The Samadhi-Pro line of massage accessories and supplies utilizes the finest materials, advanced design, and superior attention to detail. From digitally controlled table warmers, super high thread count velvety flannels, to thick and warm fitted fleece pads. For the ultimate in accessories and supplies, choose Earthlite's Samadhi-Pro.

Features:

  • Deluxe Table Warmer Samadhi-Pro
  • Luxurious one inch thick fleece
  • Insulated foam bottom protects table
  • Digital LCD temperature controller
    • Time and temperature adjustable
    • Quick heat feature
    • Auto over-heat protection
  • Non-slip elastic corner straps



This Fleece Massage Table Warmer is rapid warming. Features LED lighted control with five heat settings from 85-133 degrees F and timer settings from one to eight hours. Elastic corner straps keep warmer firmly in place. Extra long 12 ft. detachable power cord. Machine washable. Extra large 31"W x 72"L. This massage table warmer heating pad.fits all size massage tables. Two year warranty.







Thursday, August 17, 2017

Massage Menu In Need Of A Boost?

Looking for something different to add to your massage offerings? How about a simple "homemade" oil to have your clients relaxed and visualizing lounging on a tropical island?

Here is a super simple recipe that is cost effective for you and can be sold as an upcharge to any massage!


In an amber bottle, mix 1/4 cup of avocado oil with 6 drops of vitamin e oil, 2 drops of lime essential oil and 2 drops of lemon essential oil.  Put the cap on the bottle and shake well to ensure everything mixes.


It's as easy as that!


This oil is great for any client with dry, dull skin or dehydrated skin. Vitamin E has been used in many anti-inflammatory treatments and great for stretch marks!


Just a few ingredients can bring new life (and profit) easily to your business!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Essential oil Spotlight- Jojoba

Did you know Jojoba has natural healing elements especially for the skin and hair?

These include:
  • Skin moisturizer
  • Controls oily skin
  • Acne control
  • Chapped lips
  • Dry Cuticles
  • Cracked feet and hands
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Soothes sunburn
  • Controls hair loss
  • Controls dandruff
ESS® Jojoba Carrier Oil - 150 ml

Jojoba comes from an evergreen desert plant and is actually a wax, not an oil. It is virtually colorless and odorless and is semi-solid at room temperature. It is very fine, high in vitamin E, and resembles the skin's sebum in composition. It is extremely stable and is perfect for facial massage and daily skin care. As well as being an excellent moisturizer, it acts as an emulsifier for unclogging the pores. 150 ml.

Benefits:
It is extremely stable and is perfect for facial massage and daily skin care.
Colorless and odorless.

Usage:
Perfect for facial massage and daily skin care.

Shop our huge selection of essential oils, you won't be disappointed.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tools For Tightness

Everyone experiences a tight muscle every now and then, for some, all of the time.

Massage is obviously an excellent way to get some relief and loosen muscles. For the therapist, having tools helps treat the client, as well as saving their hands.


Here are some of the benefits of massage tools:
  • Effective in loosening tight muscles and trigger points (depending on which you go with)
  • Just as effective for self care for the therapist
  • Economical
  • Can be retailed to further boost profits
  • Easy to use

Now for some of our clients favorite tools:

Foot Rubz - For less than $7.00, you have a tiny powerful ball of relief. This is an easy retail item! Leave a few testers out, use them in a service and place a container at the reception counter!
Jacknobber II - awesome for trigger points!
Footsie Roller - Double by Body Tools
Tiger Tail Self - two sizes to meet your specific needs!
Core Stones - looking for something highly effective that clients will ooh and ahh over? Go check these out!

Take a look at all of the massage tool options to find the best one for you!

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!





Saturday, June 17, 2017

Take Your Shampoo To The Next Level With A Massaging Backwash!

Most people I've talked to all love getting their hair washed at the salon. Sometimes sitting in the chair while someone massages your head is just what you need to recharge and re energize.

One thing I have heard mentioned is how people wish the shampoo chairs can feel stiff or uncomfortable on their lower back. If you or your clients have ever mentioned not being comfortable, or you'd like to avoid the chance at all, take a look at the DIR Alpine Shampoo Backwash Unit - Massage With Electrical Leg Rest. 

With high density memory foam with high grade soft vinyl, this chair provides superior comfort from the start! Add in the roller-ball Shiatsu massage on the back, vibrating seat and leg-rest massage along with an electrical footrest and you've transformed your backwash unit to a heavenly seat of relaxation! The massage functions are controlled by an easy to use remote, no need to worry about fumbling around for on/off switches! You can also add on the vacuum and hair trap if needed for an additional amount! This throne also has plumbing access for both backwash or side-wash setups.

Your clients will be amazed at the level of care you put in to be sure they are feeling maximum comfort at all times!


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ease Dry Itchy Scalp With This Hydrating Scalp Treatment

Do you have clients who suffer from dry, itchy scalp? This easy and cost effective scalp treatment will cool, exfoliate and hydrate to bring fast relief to your clients!

Summer Scalp Treatment

In a rubber mixing bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of fine dead sea salt, 1 tablespoon of wheatgerm oil, 5 drops of peppermint essential oil and 4 drops of tea tree essential oils and mix well.  Place the mixing bowl in a mud warmer or hot towel cabinet to keep warm until ready to use.

Shampoo your clients hair well and rinse with warmer water. After lightly towel drying, apply the treatment to the scalp and gently massage for about 10 minutes (now is the PERFECT time to offer an add on service of Eco-Fin or a VOESH product!). Remove the scalp treatment with a light shampoo and rinse.

Easy and effective, the perfect combo!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Great Massage Chair Package, Low Price!

Looking to add massage to your nail salon or spa, but don't have a massage room? Have you considered adding a massage chair for chair massage? This is a great and easy way to upsell your clients who are already at your location for other services, and we have the perfect chair for you! Easily portable, this massage chair will become a great advertisement for your business - take it with you, too!

This is everything you need in one great package! The Ergo Pro II Massage Chair by Stronglite is ergonomically designed to provide proper alignment and comfort for you and your client. The Ergo Pro II chair is the only chair on the market co-designed along with David Palmer, the Father of Contemporary Chair Massage and Founder of Touchpro.com. David says," after training over 11,000 practitioners we know massage chairs and the Ergo-Pro II is our exclusive choice!" Newly redesigned, the Ergo Pro II is more comfortable than ever!

Package Includes:

  • Ergo Pro Chair
  • Deluxe Adjustable Platform with FacePillow
  • Chair Carry Case

Key Features:

  • Rounded Pads for Comfort
  • Durable semi-gloss silver aluminum frame holds 1200 pounds static weight; 600 pounds working weight
  • Lightweight (only 19 lbs.)
  • Telescoping legs adjust to therapist's height alignment and comfort
  • One-step adjustments on platform, arm support and chest pad allow quick versatile positioning
  • Optimum-sized chest pad provides comfort for petite and large clients
  • Comfortably seats clients 4'6" to 6'6"
  • Offset nylon wheels make toting easy
  • Clever hidden pouch holds client's glasses and jewelry
  • Adjustable seat permits reversing the client for leg, foot, or anterior torso work.
  • Available in your choice of Royal Blue, Burgundy, Teal, Purple, or Black
  • Soft, leather-like SatinTouch upholstery.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Massage On A Budget

Whether you've just enrolled in school, starting a new business or just bringing massage therapy in for the first time, the costs can creep up quick. When choosing a massage table to start with, you want one that is comfortable, will last and is budget friendly. One of the leaders in the industry has the perfect table and we've got the perfect package for you!

The Avalon XD Tilt Massage Table Package by Earthlite is waiting for you! For less than $400, you get a versatile table with a working weight of up to 750lbs , complete with a lifetime warranty! Made to order in a variety of colors, Earthlite makes some of the most comfortable and long lasting tables on the market. This package comes complete with the Flex-Rest™ Self Adjusting Face cradle with Form-fit™ memory cushion, a single pocket carry case and an arm sling!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Looking For a Unique Massage Tool?

Bongers - No! Not what you're thinking! It's a massage tool - and a great one indeed! It looks like a handball attached to the end of a spatula, but it really works. The guys and I have been "bonging" each other all week!... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Bongers HERE!

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!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Add A Healing Edge To Your Services!



Looking for something extra to incorporate into your services within the new year? Our new Double-Ended Agate Roller is a magical little device that can definitely add an edge to your spa services! It features a small roller of agate on one end, and a longer roller on the other. Agate is known for its healing properties, and can help to smooth, tone, and even calm the body. You can use this roller during massage services, facials, pedicure, or even reflexology treatments! It can be chilled or even heated for added benefits. This roller helps to increase circulation within your client's face, which aids in reducing puffiness, and decreasing wrinkles.

If you have clients who are on the go, you can even retail these! They come in an adorable little pouch. Get these soon before they're gone!