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

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!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Spa Treatment Tables Defined by Elegance - The NEW Silhouet-Tone Nevada Treatment Table

Next to your own hands, what is your most important piece of equipment for your business? Most would easily reply your treatment table - it needs to be functional for you, and comfortable for your clients. 

Silhouet-Tone has released the NEW Nevada Premium Treatment Tables, and they are AMAZING! 

Elegance and Refinement

Featuring a new Polylac base, the 4-column base is incredibly stable, making this table perfect for facial and body treatments, hair removal, massage, and more! There is storage space under the bed, which is ideal for holding your hot towel cabi, bed linens, or other products and supplies, and the foot pedal allows for quick and easy adjustments while maintaining client contact throughout your treatment. 

Don't forget, Pure Spa Direct also offers financing for furniture and equipment orders, so you can quickly and easily upgrade your treatment room while making low monthly payments!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

June is national migraine and headache awareness month and a great opportunity for nearly any business!

Many clients are on the lookout for natural products, treatments and solutions putting you in a great position to offer an alternative to over the counter headache medicine. Something as simple as offering scalp massage or an essential oil designed for headaches, can be the alternative your client hadn't yet thought of! Booking time in a relaxation room as a 'headache blaster packages" where clients can choose from various services (or just ala carte add ons to make their own quiet time perfect!) in a comfortable relaxation chair. From low lights, optional soft music, personalized aroma scalp massages, ice or heat therapy- so many possibilities to make it your own!

Take it even further with headache retail packages! From essential oils and diffusers to magic globes (amazing for sinus pressure!) and relaxing eye masks - talk to your clients and see what causes their headaches and recommend an easy at home treatment - the moment they feel relief, they may be hooked!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Product Of The Week: ULTRA-COMFORT Electric Spa Table by Equipro

If client comfort is a concern or if you aim to go above and beyond in every aspect for your clients, when was the last time you laid on your treatment table? Is it just as comfortable as it was when you first got it? Is the upholstery crack free and the foam nice and thick? If you have to think about the answer, it may be time to think about upgrading.

The ULTRA-COMFORT Electric Spa Table by Equipro is an excellent choice for comfort, functionality and is currently on sale! This bed is fully adjustable with an easy-use foot control and is  ideal for everything from waxing, facials, injectables, massage, pedicures and body treatments! One of my favorite features is that it lowers all the way down to 19" making it awesome for any clients who have reduced mobility.

With various options for color, width, armrests and remotes, you can customize this to fit your style. It also comes with a 2 year manufacturer warranty - double the standard industry warranty!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dry Overworked Hair? Butter It Up!

Looking for something new to offer for scalp or hair massages? Clients coming in looking to get their hair and body hydrated and looking fabulous for summer? Butter them up with this quick, easy and effective recipe!

In a rubber mixing bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of shea butter with 1/2 teaspoon of borage oil and 3 drops of lemongrass essential oil. Place the bowl in a mud warmer or hot towel cabinet so it's warm when applied.

Shampoo as usual and lightly towel dry before applying. Be sure to start at the ends of the hair and work up towards the scalp. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and remove with a light shampoo or rinse. It's as easy as that!
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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Cupping Treatment

Are you looking to add a new treatments to your repertoire to help your active clients get back in the game with less down time? Cupping is an inexpensive treatment that many people belief speeds the recovery process of muscle tissues by stimulating an immune system response in areas suffering from overuse, inflammation, and pain. This is a great add on treatment for massage therapists, chiropractors, and more:



Longevity 14 Piece Glass Cupping Set
Set includes 14 lightweight, strong glass cups that come in a wide choice of sizes ranging in diameter from 1 inch to 2 3/8 inch. Smooth edges provide maximum comfort for your clients. Vaseline or simply warm water may be applied to edges to enhance suction. Cups can be sterilized by autoclave or with alcohol.

Components:
Pistol-grip hand pump
Carrying case.
(8) 2 3/8" dia
(2) 2" dia
(2) 1 5/8" dia
(1) 1 ½" dia
(1) 1" dia



MMT Professional 17 Piece Cupping Set with Pump Gun
Cupping Therapy is used to decompress and release adhesions, scar tissue, relax muscles in spasm, decrease trigger point pain, lymphatic drainage, decrease tissue changes and inflammation. BPA FREE. Available in a set of 17.

Includes:
17 cups
1 pump
Plastic suitcase




Acucups® Silicone Cupping / Set of 4
Extremely pliable, clear silicone allows visibility to monitor the skin while cupping. Can be heated and used with any lotion or oil. May be used in the shower as well. Very durable.

Includes:
(1) X-Large
(1) Large
(1) Medium
(1) Small
(1) Meridian chart with most common acu-points

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tired Of Boring Treatment Beds?

You've put your blood, sweat, tears and invested your life and savings into your business, why not have the ultimate in comfort and functionality when it comes to your treatment bed? One look at the Century City Dual-Pedestal Low-Range Spa Treatment Table by Living Earth Crafts and I wanted to come out of retirement!

Featuring the industry's lowest "true measure" height range with an ADA edition height range of 19.5" - 35.5". An excellent benefit for anyone who may have difficulties getting on and off tables, what a way to stand out from your competition with ease!  It offers electric height adjustment, a fully electric salon top, and well-situated tilt-out storage spaces for extra storage and convenience. My favorite option is the super soft  Strata GT™ SpaMattress™. A perfect balance between softness and response, add in the embedded heated top and clients may be begging for longer treatment sessions!


Key Features:

  • Strata™ 4" memory foam system
  • Infrared hand-held remote control: wireless operation for control of the table
  • Digital warming drawer with variable heat and timing settings for towels, stones or dry linens
  • LED color-changing chromatherapy lighting system
  • Wireless hand control and foot pedal
  • 4 tilt-out cabinets for ample discreet storage
Optional Features:
  • ADA edition height range: 19.5" - 35.5" (50 cm - 90 cm)
  • GT SpaMattress™ height range: 22" - 38" (56 cm - 97 cm)
  • Strata GT™ SpaMattress™ system with GelTech™ technology
  • Adjustable, Pivot-Perfect armrests
  • Integrated table top warmer for guest comfort
  • Zenvi™ sound cushion with flat panel speakers for audio players
  • Caress or Flex-Rest platform with Strata FacePillow™
  • 110V / 220V available
  • International plug options
  • ETL listed
  • CE mark

If you want to have the largest height range to a
accommodate all clients with ease or a treatment bed clients will melt into, this is sure to impress!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Massage Flame Candle

Separate your massages from the crowd with different and interesting techniques such as with these great hot oil massage products. Massage Flame has a great line of therapeutic massage oils that provide an excellent degree of moisture and warmth with every candle!


Massage Flame Candle - Bliss / The World's Finest All Natural Body Massage Candle
A truly unique hot oil massage! The Massage Flame treatment provides an unforgettable massage experience that’s customized and orchestrated by your clients’ individual needs and moods. Each oil is therapeutically infused with beneficial essential oils and luxurious emollients, leaving skin silky smooth and irresistibly scented. Plus, unlike any other spa treatment, you send your guests home with their very own Massage Flame in a beautiful gift box.

Massage Flame Candle - Bliss:
Raspberry Grapefruit - A Fun, Euphoric Blend Of Raspberry & Grapefruit Bolsters Confidence, Increases Circulation, Stimulates Lymphatic System, & Eases Muscle Fatigue & Stiffness. (Anti-Oxidant)

Use Directions:
Light the candle, and let it burn for approx. 10 minutes or until a full melt pool has formed. Extinguish flame, gently drizzle a small amount of warm massage oil into your hands and then massage into the skin for a wonderful massage experience.

Ingredients:

100% Natural Ingredients Of Palm Kernel Oil, Soy Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Essential Oils and/or Natural And Organic Aromas.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Product Of The Week: Earthlite Massage Oil

Why wouldn't one of the leading manufacturers of massage table and accessories have an equally lovable massage oil?

Earthlite's Massage Oil is a lovely mixture of sunflower, grapeseed and sweet almond oil along with vitamins A, E and C to repair, nourish and moisturize the skin.What also sets this oil apart, it is water dispersible, meaning it washes off easily! Also of note, this was voted the Professionals Choice Awards 2018 in the Body & Favorite New Launch category in Day Spa magazine. Take a look here.

Tired of stained sheets? May be time to give this a try!


Friday, March 23, 2018

Room Dividers

You don't necessarily need a huge space full of rooms to offer your clients a comfortable and flexible environment. Accents like room dividers are an inexpensive way to make your space more flexible by providing client privacy, directing traffic flow, and sectioning in the absence of additional rooms or hallways.


Take Room Divider - Walnut / 75"W x 76"H
This simple, sophisticated room divider is equally suited to the spas, salons, home or office. Constructed primarily from woven bamboo slats and mounted in a spruce frame with a rich walnut finish, it combines natural, traditional materials into a sleek, contemporary design. Perfect for dividing a space without obstructing light or air, this divider will make a functional and stylish impact on your decor.

Details:
Stands on its own - no need for folding
Diffuses light - does not provide complete privacy
Hand-woven of tobacco with bamboo slats
Frame is finished in a rich walnut color
Some assembly required
                                                                   Legs are 18"W, frame is 1.75"D
                                                                   Dimensions: 75"W x 76"H



6 ft. Tall Window Pane Room Divider with Shelves - Natural, Honey, Rosewood or Black / 4 Panels
A modern twist on an ancient design, this room divider combines the grass and sophistication of a traditional shoji screen with the use and versatility of a shelving unit. Set against the simple geometric lines of the shoji screen, your objects d'art stand out beautifully on these shelves. Set it up in a wall or corner as a display, or set it in the middle of a room to partition a space or direct floor traffic. The possibilities are endless!

Details:
Crafted from durable, lightweight Scandinavian spruce
Fiber-reinforced shoji paper diffuses light and provides privacy
Simple to assemble
Shelves on both sides
Choose from four beautiful finishes


6 ft. Tall Cherry Blossom Shoji Screen - Rosewood / 3 Panels - Size - 42"W x 71"H (folded, as shown)
This handsome room divider is constructed from Scandinavian spruce and shoji rice paper adorned with a blossoming cherry tree, the age-old symbol of Japan. Renowned for its translucent glow in the sunlight, Shoji paper has been a beloved part of Japan's remarkable architecture for over a thousand years. This elegant folding screen is designed for the modern home, and is a perfect way to partition a space, add privacy, or bring a decorative accent to a room.

Details:
Shoji rice paper provides privacy without blocking light
Beautiful spruce frame available in a rich rosewood finish
                                                                  Cherry blossom print and wooden lattice on front
                                                                  Brass hinges fold panels in both directions