Showing posts with label menu ideas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label menu ideas. Show all posts

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!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Psoriasis and You

August is Psoriasis awareness month, a perfect time to market your services to a specific clientele. It may sound odd, but there may be people out there unaware of how you can help them deal with their Psoriasis. You have an amazing opportunity to create a life long relationship with a group of people who will be thankful for your expertise and relief!

Psoriasis can be a painful and embarrassing for those who suffer from it. Many may not even realize how a trip to the spa can benefit them.  To start, a relaxing day at the spa is something everyone can and should benefit from.  Advertising how you can help them mentally AND physically is key.

Mud treatments are excellent for those who suffer from psoriasis. The minerals in the mud can be  soothing on sensitive skin. Something like the Raw Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud is an excellent choice for those with skin conditions such as psoriasis. It is the most mineral rich mud on the market today. It is gentle and hydrating yet it still draws impurities out of the skin - an amazing combination for sensitive skin! If you don't offer any mud treatments, August is a great time to add it to your facial and body treatment menu! Be sure to have retail items made with clients with issues like psoriasis and roseacia in mind like Alchimie Forever. Every product in this line was created for these clients!

Massage is also an excellent way to help relieve mental and physical stress psoriasis sufferers may deal with. Using a gentle hydrating base like shea butter is popular for psoriasis clients. 

Dead Sea minerals have been found to be beneficial as well. A dead sea salt or mud in a body wrap is a great menu option to feature in August! As always, be sure to have supporting retail items available to show the client after their treatment!

Pick one or two services to market specifically to psoriasis suffers. you may be surprised at the life long relationships created!

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 13, 2014

Pamper Your Clients with a Warm Honey Manicure!

I love seeing different and unique menu options in spas and salons. The staples obviously are great but having a few different options that clients won't expect is a great way to keep them interested - and telling their friends.

Here is one I came across while reading something recently that would be great going into the winter months. It's excellent for dry and overworked hands!

Warm Honey Manicure (treatment takes about 45 minutes)
*Prepare the treatment prior to the client's arrival*

Soak
In a manicure bowl, stir together 1/2 teaspoon of Honey Powder with 1 cup of warm water and 4 drops of tangerine essential oil.

Scrub
In a rubber mixing bowl, combine 2 teaspoons of Organic Sucanat Sugar, 1/4 teaspoon Clove Powder and 1/4 teaspoon Ginger Root Powder. Add in 2 teaspoons Organic Sunflower Carrier Oil and 4 drops tangerine essential oil. Mix well and place into a mud warmer or hot towel cabinet.

Masque
Mix together 2 tablespoons White Clay Powder, 1 teaspoon Honey Powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of Clove Powder. Add in 2 teaspoons of warm water and 4 drops of tangerine essential oil. Mix well and place into a mud warmer or hot towel cabinet.

Moisturizer-
In a rubber mixing bowl, combine 1 teaspoon whipped shea butter and 3 drops tangerine essential oil. Mix well and place into a mud warmer or hot towel cabinet.


After cleansing the hands, allow clients to soak for 2-5 minutes. Apply the scrub to one hand and arm up to the elbow. Pay extra attention to the elbows and palms while massaging the scrub into the skin. Remove excess scrub with warm damp towels and repeat on the other arm.

Apply the masque to the hands and arms up to the elbow. Place the clients hands in a liner and into electric mitts and leave on for 5-7 minutes. Remove the mitts, cut the tips of the liner off so you can prep the nails while having the masque on the client to enhance the softening! Once you've prepped the nails, remove the liners and any excess masque. Massage the moisturizer into the skin and finish the nails as you normally would.

Make the experience extra special by offering honey flavored treats and herbal teas!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Carrot A Day Keeps The Clients Seeing Results!

We've all heard at some point in our lives that eating carrots is beneficial to our eyes. What you may not have heard is that carrots are also excellent for your skin!

Carrots contain beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A that gives carrots it's orange color. Beta-carotene has excellent antioxidant properties, has been shown to be effective in anti-aging treatments and even out the appearance of the skin making it awesome for dry and mature skin.

You can utilize carrots benefits in your treatments in a variety of ways to keep it fresh and exciting for your clients. You can use carrot seed oil to make your own alternative moisturizing treatment by adding 2 drops of carrot seed oil and  2 drops geranium oil to a primrose carrier oil. You can change up what you mix the carrot seed oil with...it blends well with citrus oils as well as spice oils such as cedarwood.

You can also make your own fresh scrubs, masks and body treatments with carrot powder. Again, you can customize each treatment with your favorite (or your client's) essential oil.

You can have orange themed package complete with carrot treatments, orange headbands, orange robes, carrot sticks, and orange teas!




Friday, July 25, 2014

Moroccan Moisture Mask---Exotic Addition To Your Menu!

Treat your clients to an exotic facial featuring
Rhassoul Clay to improve skin clarity.
Who wouldn't love to take off on an exotic getaway during the week? As great as that would be, it's just not a reality for most people. However, you can provide a luxurious alternative for those clients looking for a stay-cation, or just a quick break from reality.

Here's a great recipe to add a little Moroccan Flair to your menu options. It uses Rhassoul Clay, which is excellent for improving skin clarity, removing dead skin layers, and reducing dry/flakiness. It blends smoothly, making it extremely easy to use anywhere on the body.

Moroccan Moisture Mask (can be used as a facial or body mask)

Here are some awesome retail products to offer your clients to go along with their Moroccan Retreat!

Be sure to offer up some exotic tasty treats with some herbal teas to complete the experience for your clients!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sun Scorched Clients? Summer Sun Soother Recipe To The Rescue


Summer is officially here! Schools out, vacations are beginning, beaches are open and sun burned skin will soon be appearing at your doors. Having summer themed treatments as well as summer relief options will ensure all of your clients are happy!

Here’s an easy treatment to soothe scorched skin:

Summer Sun Soother
  1. Cleanse the skin with the Pore Purifying Facial Bath by June Jacobs
  2. Follow with an exfoliating treatment using SPA PANTRY Organic Alfalfa Seed. (You want to use a product that is gentle enough not to irritate the skin, yet effective enough to pull away dead skin cells and debris) Mix 2 teaspoon of Alfalfa to 1 tablespoon of SPA PANTRY Whipped Coconut Butter. Gently work into the skin in circular motions be cautious of any sensitive spots. Remove and pat skin dry.
  3. Apply Dr. Temt Aloe Vera Ampoule and massage into the skin combined with steam. Follow with the Dr. Temt Azulene Gelform Mask. Allow mask to work for 15-20 minutes before removing.
  4. Finish the treatment with Raspberry Recovery Serum and Cucumber Reviving Day Cream by June Jacobs

Don't forget to be offering protection from the sun with products such as Burnout!

Please feel free to email me (Christine@purespadirect.com) with thoughts, comments, recommendations or suggestions on things you would like to see here. I look forward to hearing from you!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Gotu Kola, Your New Go To Ingredient

With more and more people shifting towards living greener lifestyles, having more natural options for treatments is vital in every business in this industry.

One powerful ingredient that can be used in a variety of ways to compliment any service menu is Gotu Kola powder.

Gotu Kola has been used for centuries in areas such as India, China, and Indonesia due to its many benefits including those related to beauty. There's even a legend in China that it is a "fountain of youth" herb that enabled a man to live to be 200!

Legends aside, Gotu Kola has been found to be useful in collagen production (hello anti aging friend!), improving blood flow, aiding in skin conditions such as psoriasis as well as being an antioxidant. There is even evidence that it can help improve elasticity and thicken the skin---great news for treating cellulite!

The great thing about it being in a powder is that it can be used in facials, body mudsscrubs and even hair treatments! This is a powerful ingredient to have in your arsenal that is easy to work with and extremely cost effective!