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

Monday, April 29, 2019

We Got Massage Oils!

Massage Oil is always popular at the warehouse, however, this week we sold a ton of La Palm Fragrance Free Massage Oils. I think our clients like the scent-free option. I know I don't want to be smelling like roses after a massage... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great La Palm Fragrance Free Massage Oil HERE!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Creepers! Why Won't They Close Their Peepers?

I find it a little challenging to perform a spa service when my clients peepers are watching my every move. A wide-eyed client can make you feel like they are not relaxed or enjoying the service you're performing. I'm sure you massage therapist and estheticians can relate. I have the perfect way to solve this problem!
  1. Apply a small strip of duck tape to the eyelids.
  2. Apply an adhesive dot to the eyelids. 
  3. Apply a smidge of lash glue to the waterline. 
  4. Simply tell the client to close their eyes because they are making you terribly uncomfortable.
When removing these items from the eyes please be sure not to remove the client's eyelashes or skin!


Just Kidding! 
The real solution is to relax your client and make them feel comfortable with the service you are providing!
  • Be sure to explain the steps of the service when you are doing your consultation.
  • Set a relaxing tone in the treatment room (Play soft music and use aromatherapy).  
  • Apply a lightweight oval eye pad.
  • Apply a Herbal eye pillow. 

Enjoy the power of these hydrogel anti-aging systems. NatraGels are natural, hypoallergenic, biodegradable, and provide a controlled method of delivering botanicals, vitamins, and serums. Ideally suited to follow microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, depilatory services, or as an anti-aging procedure to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while hydrating the skin. Use alone or over creams, moisturizers, or serums for added benefits. The mask will help the skin absorb these vital nutrients. NatraGel products are for individual use and can be stored in the refrigerator and reused several times. These products are appropriate for plastic surgery, dermatology, and spa/medi spa markets.

These lightweight eye pads are used to cool and sooth the ocular area, helping to minimize bruising, swelling, and irritation. Also an excellent product for use during facials or in addition to other spa services.


Designed to encourage deep relaxation, this Sposh® Herbal Eye Pillow is ideal for the treatment room! It comes with a removable, washable cover. Additional replacement covers are sold separately, individually and in sets

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Heat of the Moment

Creating a warm and inviting spot helps to create a comfortable and relaxing environment for the service you wish to offer to your clients. 

Table warmers are great at providing a warmth that does not overpower the experience of the treatment but enhances the subtle effects.  Many of these products offer Temperature settings in either low – high, or a temperature range, with a variety of surface materials.  

Finding the right setting for each client based on their need and request to create the best experience for each and every one of your clients.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Shedding Light On Shirodhara

Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda therapy. Shiro means "head", and dhara means "dripping oil". This treatment involves a stream of warm oil to run continuously on the forehead. This treatment is also used non-medicinally to improve poor sleep quality. Shirodhara is also effective in treating mental conditions such as anxiety, and stress. Another bonus about this treatment is the warm oil is great for moisturizing your hair! 

What's the difference between the Manual kit and the Electric kit? 

Manual: This is the traditional system for giving a Shirodhara treatment. 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 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. 








Electric: This package includes all the equipment needed for performing a virtually hands-free Shirodhara. Especially beneficial for the therapist with shoulder or back injuries because it requires no heavy oil pan lifting. just turn the pump on and let the oil flow! Using the hands-free system also allows for Reiki or subtle marma point therapy during the treatment. The copper pitcher allows for a uniform copper look. It also provides a taller, narrower container for your oil and pump, so it all comes off without a hitch!


Click here for Shirodhara kits



Oils that can be used for Shirodhara treatments:











Thursday, February 14, 2019

Serenity is Bliss!

With the hustle and bustle of everyday living, the state of being calm, peaceful, and unbothered may not come so easy. Clients are looking to escape into pure serenity!

Here are some great ideas that will help you provide a blissful experience that will keep your clients coming back for more.



Create a serene atmosphere!




Natural salt lamps are great! These natural salt lamps are hand-shaped from select chunks of the finest, most potent salt crystal in the world. However, these attractive lamps provide more than ambient, soothing light. Some users may experience homeopathic health benefits from using them --the most immediate and dramatic being for those suffering from respiratory allergies and/or asthma.






 Music will relieve anxiety and stress!




The soothing power of music is an extremely effective stress management tool. Playing soft music in the background will help your customer to enjoy their spa experience.




The use of a diffuser is key to having a great smelling spa!




This Diffuser is perfect for both, adding humidity to the air and dispersing your desired scent of essential oil to enhance your room's atmosphere! The ultrasonic nebulizer transforms water and essential oil into a cool mist. It also includes output adjustment buttons for a low or high mist and has a safe auto-off feature when the water runs out. Offers a whisper quiet operating system – so it can be used both at night and during the day. This Unique Aromatherapy Diffuser offers a lighting feature to create a relaxing therapeutic mood, or can be used as a night light! 

Distilled water is recommended to prevent mineral build up


Thursday, January 24, 2019

2 in 1 Twice The Fun!

The 2-In-1 Jar & Bottle Warmer is an awesome combo for anyone short on space or who just like to have everything nice and neat together. This can be used to warm sugar wax as well!

Perfect for warming up jars and bottles at the same time. 2-in-1 warmer keeps lotions, gels, oils, and scrubs just above body temperature (90 - 122°F) for a comfortable, soothing service.

Contains one warmer sleeve for jars and one warmer sleeve for bottles, and is kept warm by an internal thermostat-controlled heating element. Jar warmer sleeve fits most jars up to 3-1/2" Diameter and 3-1/2" Deep. Lotion warmer sleeve fits an 8 oz. lotion bottle and measures 2" Diameter and 5" Deep. Features a 7 ft. power cord and white powder coat finish. Measures: 5-1/2"H x 7-3/4"W x 6"D



Thursday, January 10, 2019

Give The Gift Of Love This Year!

Now that January is in swing, it's time to get your clients thinking about the next big holiday, Valentine's Day!

Make it easy for them to give the gift of your services, as well as letting their loved ones know what THEY would like with the Romance Design Gift Certificate. Be sure to check out all of the goodies in the Valentine's Day section as well!

From all things chocolate like chocolate massage oils to scented candles and more, there is something to make everyone's Valentines a little sweeter this year!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Massage Multi-Tool!

The Med-Stone™ Muscle Scraper 3-in-1 is a compact and efficient tool to help ease client pain and therapist hands!

This handy 3-in-1 Tool is a Muscle Scrapping Tool, a Trigger Point Tool, and a Massage Tool all in one. It can also be used to apply heat to help relax muscles - only heats on one side making it comfortable for the therapist as well!

This features two muscle scrapping fins. The first fin is large, sharp and aggressive. While the second fin is smaller and smoother. Awesome tor breaking up scare tissue within the muscle and allowing toxins to be released. These techniques are beneficial to the detoxification of the body and in the restoration of healthy blood circulation to injured muscles!

As a trigger point tool, it has a built-in defined, rounded point. This point can be used to accurately penetrate knotted muscles and is superior for Trigger Point Therapy!

As a massage tool, the outer curved side is a heated, rechargeable massage tool. It holds a constant 130°F for two hours per charge. It can be used over clothing or on bare skin with any massage oil or cream! The Med-Stone™ Muscle Scraper is non-porous and is easily cleaned!





Friday, November 30, 2018

Freeze Muscle Pain Away!

Topical Pain Relief Gel is something that never goes out of style. Muscle pain happens no matter how hard we try to avoid it. With winter months coming with snow in some places, shoveling pain is something people are already dreading.

Be ready to easily provide soothing relief with the Soothing Touch® Freeze - Cold Therapy Topical Pain Relief Gel! You'll be stocked up and ready to go for all your clients aches and pains!

It penetrates quickly to relieve aches and pains related to acute and chronic sore muscles, joints, and general pain. It can be applied to sore areas on the body daily. Soothing Touch® Freeze is clinically recommended and has a fast acting effect. Suited for professionals on hard working hands or on larger muscle areas, this gel will provide a long lasting effect with consistent use


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Facial Oil - The Winter Skin Saver!

Depending on your location, dry winter skin can be a concern for your clients. Do you have clients who suffer from dry, itchy, red or irritated skin from cold, wind and other weather situations?

Retailing something as simple as a facial oil can be a lifesaver for your clients in between services. Adding them in as an option to a facial or massage service can be a great way to introduce the benefits of facial oil to your clients as well!

From using a carrier oil and adding essential oils for a customized facial massage or your own special signature blend to a variety of prepackaged oils, it can easily be incorporated into your line up!


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

National Healthy Skin Month

November is national healthy skin month with the American Academy of Dermatology, are you participating in any way?

You don't need to be a dermatology office to take advantage of promoting healthy skin month. The beauty of it being all about healthy skin, the possibilities are endless!

Whether you want to offer your clients a free or discounted service add on such as skin scrubbing to get a deep clean or give out something like an at home face mask (that you're retailing!) as a gift with every facial. The  mask gifting is a great way for everyone from skin care specialists to massage therapists to promote healthy skin and giving clients a chance to sample an item before purchasing.

You can use the month to really promote at home skin care routines. From retailing facial cleansing brushes to the European vegan line Kneipp, products with SPF and
more!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Massage Oil: Warm or Cold?

Personally, the feeling of warmed massage oil is one of my favorite things. As a massage therapist with perpetually cold hands, having warmed oil was a need. There is nothing worse for a therapist and the client, than a cold hand to start the massage. It's startling to the client and kills the relaxation process before it starts.

Something as simple as an bottle warmer like the ProMaster Massage Oil & Lotion Warmer can make all the difference in the world clients. Even if you don't suffer from cold hands, many clients will simply love the feel of warm oil on their skin!


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Facial Add On - Portable Ultrasonic

There are only so many services you can perform in a day, so maximizing the profit on each service is key. An easy and affordable way to take a facial to another level, is with a portable ultrasonic like the Asla Portable Ultrasonic Massager by Silver Spa. 

Ultrasonic vibrations help with everything from calming inflammation to increasing blood circulation and oxygenating tissues. During an ultrasonic facial, the high level sound wave penetrate deep below the surface of the skin promoting cellular renewal and repair, toning muscles, increasing blood circulation, encouraging lymphatic drainage, combating puffiness and swelling and improving skin care product penetration. 

Ultrasound may be used on most parts of the body, including the face, neck, arms, breasts, stomach, waist, hips, buttocks, and leg, making this a multi use tool for less than $100!


Friday, August 24, 2018

Autumn Is Almost Here!

I am one of those people who is already giddy with all things pumpkin being just around the corner. There are those who say it is way too early to even talk about pumpkin and then there are those of us who wait all year long for it.

Do you change your fall menu options from year to year?  Do you have client favorites that would probably result in a riot if you ever changed it? Now is a good time to think about what you would like to do with your fall menu. It's not yet crunch time where you're risking something you've been wanting to try, yet didn't have time to think on it, and it's now it's now in the season, and unavailable at the last second.

From delicious smelling cinnamon and clove essential oils, pumpkin spice massage oil to pumpkin peels, your fall fans may be drooling at your door. Looking for something a other than the standard pumpkin? Check out the Green Apple Brightening Collagen Mask or If you're not looking to change anything up to the menu, don't forget to think about your space! Some different color linens or towels for the season or even some different organic tea that is delicious!


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Cold Hands and Your Sales

As a perpetually cold person, having someone touch my skin with cold hands is startling and uncomfortable.

Any time I received a massage and the therapist had cold hands, that was the last time I went there. Harsh, I know, but true. That initial jolt of cold when the opening effleurage started, would amp every nerve in my body up and I would spend the rest of the time trying to get back to a relaxed state. It ruined the massage for me.

Do you have clients who are sensitive to cold? Are your clients coming in for any sort of treatment that may cause relaxation? Do you simply want to provide the most comfortable and memorable experience for each of your clients?

Bottle warmers are such an easy and effective way to keep lotions and oils at the perfect temperature to have your clients breathing sighs of relief the moment it hits their skin. From single bottle warmers all the way up to four bottle capacity, you'll always be ready to go.





Monday, August 6, 2018

New Product Alert!

These sea shells are awesome! I was very intrigued when I first saw them in the warehouse and then when they started selling I just had to do some research. They are for massages and can be used with Lava Gel to heat them up. Try 'em out for yourself... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great PerfectSense Lava Shells HERE!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Get Salty! Salt Stone Massages

Getting a hot stone massage makes many instantly think relaxing thoughts, with the occasional “oooh” or “aaah” while they’re thinking. Why not take the massage to the next level with salt stones?

Salt crystals from an ancient primal sea beneath the Himalayan Mountains are hand-carved into massage stones that gently soothe away an accumulation of stress, tension and pollutants.Salt therapy in general is still trending, with more and more businesses adding in various treatments, salt beds or tables, add on services and even retailing salt lamps for home use.

The salt stones are easy to use, portable and pay for themselves in no time at all!

For inquiring minds who have questions, here are a few quick tips:

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do you heat the stones?
A: Any dry heat source, heating pad, toaster oven, skillet, light bulb, and of course our aesthetically pleasing, air purifying salt stone warmer lamp, or salt bowl lamp. We do not recommend heating in the microwave.

Q: How do you clean the stones?
A: Ultimately salt is antimicrobial, and should not require any disinfecting. Since we cannot guarantee this, we recommend cleaning the stones this way: After each use you can take a spray bottle and make a solution of thyme and tea tree oil and spray the stones and dry them immediately. At the end of the day, you can take a bottle of warm or hot water and put a couple of tablespoons of white vinegar in it with 10 drops of tea tree oil. You then dip the stone and swish it around. You can leave it in a few seconds, but any length of time will cause the stone to disintegrate. Dry the stone immediately, put it back on it's heat source to dry better and further sanitize.

Q: How long do they last?
A: The stones last indefinitely, as long as they are kept dry. When exposed to moisture they will pit and sometimes dissolve depending on how much moisture. When they get rough you can sand them with sand paper to smooth them. When used with water for salt scrub and lymphatic drainage, they will need to be replaced from time to time.

Q: Can you use them with lotion or oil?
A: We do not recommend using with oil. It is difficult to clean and clogs the salt. We recommend using Jojoba or Coconut oil. These two oils do not get rancid or degrade the salt. Depending on the skin you can use the stones dry as well.

Q: Do you have to heat the stones?
A: The stones have a therapeutic effect warm or cold. When warmed, the negative ion potential of the stone is ignited.




Saturday, July 7, 2018

Sore From Too Much Summer Fun In The Sun?

From weekend warriors to extra long beach walks, your clients may be experiencing an increase in muscle soreness. After a massage, continue the clients relief by retailing the Kneipp Bath Oil - Joint & Muscle - Arnica. 

It's no secret that arnica is a popular option for relieving muscle and joint aches and pains. The Kneipp bath oil blend contains beneficial blend features revitalizing arnica extract, cabreuva, rosemary, and pine essential oils. Dermatologist tested and recommended! Kneipp products contain plant-based functional ingredients. No paraffin, silicone, mineral oils, or animal testing.

Clients can relax in a warm bath while continuing to soften sore muscles! An amazing way to end the day - a relaxing massage followed by a relaxing bath!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Summer Scalp Treatment!

Many people tend to forget about their scalp/top of the head when it comes to summer sun care. Here is a great treatment for clients who may be dealing with dry, itchy scalps to help provide some cooling relief:

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

Shampoo and rinse, give a light towel dry and apply the warmed mixture to the scalp. Gently massage the scalp for about 10 minutes. Remove with a light shampoo and rinse - that's it!

Simple, effective and cooling!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Catch The Charcoal Craze!

Charcoal has been a buzz word the last few years from face masks to foot soaks. The detoxifying power of charcoal has made it an easy addition to many great spa and salon menus.

The Gena Spa Pedicure Starter Kit is just the thing to tap into the charcoal craze. Included in the kit are 4 oz each of Gena Pedicure Soak, Foot Scrub, Pedicure Mask & Foot Massage Cream. Clients can expect skin that is left smooth and polished. Refined charcoal works effectively to remove dry, callused skin and reveals feet that are restored and nourished. Clients get flawless pedicures they'll keep coming back for!