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

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Incorporate Sage into Your Services - Your Clients Will Love You for It!

I adore the smell of sage...I have sage oil on my desk as I'm writing this. I have always found it a very calming scent and apparently I'm not alone!

I recently read an article about spas and salons incorporating sage in various ways to add some new life into their menu. One spa has a soothing sage menu where clients can choose from their favorite treatments.

You can offer a sage massage by adding a few drops of sage oil to your massage oil! Add in a sage scrub to really make the treatment stand out!
You can offer a calming sage foot treatment using a sage soak and foot masque! Pair it with some sage green pedicure slippers, toe separators and sage polish! (be sure to check all the polishes since the names may be deceiving!)

If you want to go all out, have a room dedicated to your sage treatment with sheets and blankets!
sage

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ayurveda And Your Business

Ayurveda is an ancient holistic healing system that originated in India. It has been steadily gaining popularity around the world in regards to addressing various issues within the body. You can read more about the history and theories behind it here.

Ayurvedic treatments are embraced in spas
as a non-medicinal means to promote deep relaxation.
Ayurvedic treatments are aimed to bring the body back into a state of balance. This includes the whole body, including the mind. It's no secret the physical effects stress can unleash within the body. Each Ayurvedic treatment is specially designed for each individual to garner the best possible results.

There are a range of different treatments you can offer within the Ayurvedic system including Ayurvedic massage and Shirodhara.

Shirodhara is a classic Ayurvedic treatment, thousands of years old, in which warm oil is poured in a continuous stream across the forehead. A vessel, suspended above the client's head, is used to pour the liquid in a pattern across the forehead and onto the scalp. Shirodhara boasts many wonderful therapeutic benefits, including enhanced blood circulation to the brain, improved memory, nourished hair and scalp, sounder sleep, and a calmer body and mind. Shirodhara is one of the most effective treatments for reducing stress and nervous tension. 

Shirodhara has been used in efforts to treat a variety of conditions including sinusitis, allergies, scalp conditions, neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia, hearing impairment, and certain types of skin conditions like psoriasis. It is embraced for the use in spas as a non-medicinal means to promote deep relaxation. 

You can also create your own body wraps and masks using balancing powders

If you are looking for an exciting and exotic option to liven up your service menu, take some time to read about Ayurveda. It will not only benefit your clients' health but has unlimited profit potential for your business!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Spa Treatments For Beer Lovers!

A new spin on relaxing with a beer!

A spa in the New England area partnered up with a local brewing company to incorporate their craft beer into the service menu.

It's not as plain as offering a beer to go along with the services, although that's a nice idea as well!

They are using the ingredients used to make the beer in their services. For example, they use barley and hops among other things in their exfoliation scrubs. They offer a unique beer bath or pedicure beer foot bath and even a beer hair rinse. Apparently, beer is known for adding volume and shine to hair as well as being hydrating for the skin!

The spa also offers a full beer and ale menu for their clients as well tasting and other events you wouldn't expect to find at a spa.

Now, we can't provide the beer but we do have some of the ingredients to get you started!

Barley Grass Powder 
Hops Flower Whole 
SPA PANTRY Honey Powder

If you decide to add some beer services to your menu, let me know how well they are received!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Food For Thought And Profit

Most businesses want to be set apart from the competition, to stand out in any number of ways. In the spa industry, having unique and differing menu options is an easy and profitable way to stand out. There are thousands of products to mix and match with to give your service menu that extra wow factor. 

One great product you may not have thought twice on bringing in is chick pea powder. Yes, chick pea powder!

Take a look here: SPA PANTRY Chick Pea Powder

The powder from my favorite nutrient and protein rich bean is great for use in body treatments!
Chick peas are packed with vitamins and nutrients that our skin loves including magnesium, beta carotene and vitamin A. 

Magnesium has been shown to help with keeping the skin young and fresh!
Beta-carotene is a great antioxidant as well as excellent for aiding in having glowing skin!
Vitamin A has been known for years to be a great ingredient in skin care and anti-aging treatments.

So, how do you incorporate chick pea powder into your menu? It's so easy you'll wonder why you haven't tried it yet.
Chick pea powder can be blended into butters, masks, muds,and wraps. Mixing ratio ½
teaspoon of chick pea powder to 1 tablespoon of base. Since the powder doesn't dissolve well in carrier oils it's recommended to use a base cream.

To go with the chick pea powder here are some great base creams:

Soothing Toch Cream

A cost effective powder that will add some new flair to your menu and keep your clients interested, everyone wins!