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

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!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

For a Cause: Massage Therapist Raises over $27,000 in Cross-Country Solo Run

One of the things I am most struck by working in the beauty industry is the general attitudes of kindness, giving, and wellness. This has been proven to me over and over again throughout the thousands of conversations I have had with clients over the years, but I recently read an article that just blew me away. Jessica Goldman, a massage therapist from New Hampshire, recently completed a solo, self-supported run across the United States to raise money for the Brain Injury Association of America. Jessica was only the second woman to ever complete a cross-country solo run.

According to Massage Magazine, she was inspired by two of her friends who are living with brain injuries, and her focus and motivation to continue running came from thinking of them. Jessica said, "I couldn't give up, because I didn't want them to give up."

Jessica began her run in San Francisco on April 16, and completed it on July 15 in New York, New York. She has far surpassed her goal of raising $15,750 for the Brain Injury Association of America, with current donations totaling over $27,000. To donate, please visit Jessica Goldman's Forward Motion Page: http://biausa.donorpages.com/ForwardMotion/JessicaGoldman/

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Massage Therapists: Take the Strain Out of Deep Tissue Work!


Deep tissue massages are straining and a lot of hard work, right? Well, there is a way to deliver an effective deep tissue or sports therapy massage that won't leave you so drained. Interesting! Helios Spot Therapy Massage Oil will do the hard work for you! You and your client will both feel great. This massage oil contains 100% natural, botanical essential oils and over 20 natural pain relieving and muscle relaxing compounds. It also contains no parabens, chemicals, nut proteins or animal products and does not have a medicinal smell to it like most similar products. The Helios Spot Therapy Massage Oil works great for spot treatment of localized acute or chronic pain areas. It relieves painful nerves, joints, muscles, arthritis, headaches, post surgical pain, shin splints, and sore feet. Great for improving range of motion when used before sports! This massage oil reduces the effort in any massage and provides faster, deeper, longer lasting results!

Also, something awesome to know about this item is that just one 2 oz. bottle is good for 300 applications! And the 8 oz. bottle will provide just as many applications as a 1/2 gallon of most other products! Can we say...cost effective?

Ingredients: 
  • Pure essential oils (triple certified): peppermint, nutmeg, lavender, clove, black pepper. 
  • Pure oils of: jojoba gold, olive, grapeseed, apricot. 
  • Flower essences: self heal, oak, sunflower, pine, vervain.

Useful Tip:
Extremely effective with hot stone therapy. Apply oil before massage to the area, place hot pad or stones on for 5-10 minutes. Come back to area to work deeply.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sacro-Lumbar Support with Compression Straps ...a Massage Therapist's Savior!

Day in and day out, slaving over clients on the massage table can take its toll on a massage therapist. Oddly enough, at the end of the day, most massage therapists feel like they could use a nice 90 minute deep tissue treatment. BTW, Estheticians have the same problem!

But what if there was a way to cheat the pain and strain? What if the solution was under $40?

There IS a solution! The Sacro-Lumbar Support with Compression Straps by DJO can make a world of difference. Great for men and woman, it is Ideal for providing support and compression for strains and sprains of the low back and abdominal area... discretely under your shirt.

Check them out here:

Your back will thank you!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

FUN FIND! Stool Caddy by Custom Craftworks

Hey all! I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend. To start off the four-day work week on the right foot, I have a really cool item to introduce you to. It is super helpful for massage therapists, pedicurists, and many other spa services!

The Stool Caddy by Custom Craftworks easily fits right onto your rolling or swivel stools for easy and immediate access to your lotions, oils, creams, and more! It gives you the ability to glide around your client smoothly without having to constantly get up to grab items that are all over the place. Not only does the stool caddy hold your lotions, but it also has a bar to hang a hand towel for added convenience.

The stool is easy to assemble and comes with a 1 year warranty. Give it a try - I bet you'll love it!

Monday, March 7, 2011

High Quality + Low Cost = Pure-ssage Massage Products

In these tough economic times, virtually every single industry has been affected, including the beauty industry. Cut-backs have been made across the board and I help clients on a daily basis find lower cost versions of the products that they used to order. The good news, however, is the lower cost does not mean poor quality. In fact it means quite the opposite with the Pure-ssage™ Massage Line!

The Pure-ssage Line consists of Massage Oil, Massage Cream and Massage Lotion that comes in sizes ranging from 8 ounces to 5 Gallons. All of their products are Unscented, Nut-Free, and Paraben-Free! In addition, the cream, lotion and oil absorb easily and do not leave a greasy residue. Last, but definitely not least, these products are extremely cost effective. You get a plethora of the highest quality product for an extremely low price.

CLICK HERE to see all of the Pure-ssage™ Massage Products.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Facial Products That Every Massage Therapist NEEDS TO KNOW About...

Neck & Facial Massage w/ Facial Oil
The little extra TLC that will make your spa the place to be...The facial products that every Massage Therapist needs to know about...

The most frequent question I get asked from Massage Therapists is "can I use the same products I use on my clients body on their face?" Although there are a few products that can be used on both the body and face, 90% of the time the answer is NO!

If you think about it, do you wash your body with the same products you wash your face with? Do you use the same lotion or cream on your body as you do your on face? I'm going to assume that you answered no to both those questions, and I think if you're in this business you know exactly why you did. There are many reasons why you should not use a product made for the body on the face. Your face is more sensitive, more prone to irritation and it is much more noticeable when irritation occurs. I don't think any client would be happy leaving a fabulous massage to come home and see that their face did not enjoy it as much as their body did.
Massage Oils Can Be Too Heavy for Delicate Facial Skin.

When a client comes in for a service, they are hoping to unwind, relax and be pampered, not end up with clogged pores and irritated skin. If your client leaves your hands with a skin issue caused by product that should not have been used, it will not only be a problem for them but you as well. Most clients won't even notice if you are using the same products on their face and body, until it's too late. How can you prevent this irreversible mistake? Make your clients aware before someone else does! By telling your client that you are going to use a different oil and cream or lotion on their face, they will wonder why no one has offered this before. This little extra step will make your clients feel that you are knowledgeable in your craft and concerned with their face, body, skin and overall well being.

Create A Special Experience For Your Clients.
Pure Spa Direct offers many products that allow you to provide the services your clients expect and appreciate. We even carry entire product lines specializing in facial massage oils, lotions and creams that target different skin types. By providing your clients the choice of oil and lotions or creams specific to their skin type, you are giving them that extra attention that the competition does not. By adding this extra little service, that is a minimal cost to you, your clients will feel that you have gone above and beyond and will surely come back and recommend you to others. This little extra addition provides the ability to offer comfort, ease and trust, just the little extra TLC that everyone wants and needs.

I wanted not only to discuss my thoughts on Facial Massages, I wanted to inform you of some of my favorite products:

Facial Massage Creams and Lotions that I highly recommend:
  • Facial Therapy Massage Cream / 16 oz. by Biotone (BIOFC6)
  • Herbal Select Face Lotion / 4 oz. by Biotone (BIHSFL4)
  • Herbal Select Massage Crème / 7 oz. Refillable Tube by Biotone (BIHSC7)
  • Profile Skincare Massage Cream / 6 oz. (CREAM-1)
  • Massage FX Massage Lotion (226 0005)

Facial Massage Oils that I highly recommend:
  • Organic Facial Massage Oil / 200 mL. by Amber Products (AMB229)
  • Organic Facial Oil / 8 oz. by Body Concepts (P290)
  • Facial Massage Oil Unscented / 8 oz. by Taio Organics (TO440)
  • SPA PANTRY Borage Carrier Oil / 150 ml (ESR7512)
  • ESS® Facial Massage Oil - Anti-Aging / 6 ml. (ESP327)
Facial Massage Products that I highly recommend:
  • Skin Healing Herbal Treatment Balm / 2 oz. by Control Corrective Skincare (CC421)
  • Skin Healing Herbal Treatment Balm / 1 oz. by Control Corrective Skincare (CC420)
  • BIOTONE SPA Facial Therapy MicroRefiner / 4.3 oz. (GM-390495)
  • Sensitive Skin Cleansing Milk / 8 oz. by Control Corrective Skincare (CC402)
  • Skin Nourishing Herbal Treatment Balm / 2 oz. by Control Corrective Skincare (CC425)
  • Unscented Shea Butter Mist / 16 oz. by Amber Products (AMB535-U)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Lift with Ease: Oakworks ProLuxe Convertible

Massage therapists today are often on the run, which leaves the therapist feeling tired, sore, and in need of a massage herself. In today's market, being as versatile as possible sets you apart from the scores of other massage therapists around. And now, Pure Spa Direct is offering the perfect product to add versatility to your repertoire: the Oakworks ProLuxe Convertible!

This light and portable attachment turns your portable table into a smooth and sleek electric lift table. Just think, you can easily adjust your clients while you are working on them, even if you are performing a massage on the go! Take the ease of your electric lift table with you wherever you go. No more back pain, and with quick and easy assembly in under a minute, no more lost time adjusting your table.

This convertible attachment fits most portable massage tables that are 27" - 33" wide, and has a powerful electric height adjustment of 20" - 36". With your choice of hand or foot control, you can customize this attachment to suit your needs so you can perform your healing massages with ease. The Oakworks ProLuxe Convertible is the perfect solution for any busy massage therapist!

Visit Pure Spa Direct and view the video to see the Oakworks ProLuxe Convertible in action!