Showing posts with label relaxation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label relaxation. Show all posts

Thursday, September 20, 2018

New Client Chair Alert

I am so excited about this new client chair! I am someone who gets weekly manicures, and while it is simple and quick, it is a little luxury that I enjoy. Which is why I am super excited about this new chair!

Anouk Client Chair by Hans Equipment
The Anouk Client Chair is made with smooth, vinyl-leather combined with a chrome 5-star base and armrest supports.

It is so hard to find a beautiful, luxurious client chair lately. This is a sleek and comfortable chair to perfectly match your nail salon decor!

Doesn't it look simply amazing?

Pro Tip: Try adding a heated Sposh Minky Herbal Neck Wrap during the service, and offer a 10-minute massage as an add-on service.

A little luxury goes a long way, and will set you apart from your competition!

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!


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Client Comfort: Eye Masks

It's no secret client comfort is key. You've put time, money and thought into everything from the treatment tables to the aromatherapy choices in your space. It's also no secret that it is the little things that can have a drastic impact on client satisfaction. Something seemingly small can be what makes a client stick with you over your competition and you may never even know.
While herbal eye masks are generally thought of as a comfort or "nice touch" to offer with services, for a person with light sensitivity or eye issues/discomfort, it can be a game changer. For less than a dollar, you can offer something like the Satin Eye Mask by Scalpmaster for a client to use during many different services (some you may not even think necessary to offer!) and you may just be taking the service to a level you never dreamed for that client. They may feel awkward or uncomfortable making a request for a "sleep mask" or not know it could be an option. You don't even need to go into anything more than "would you like an eye mask for added comfort and relaxation?" to give them an option!  


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Recipes for Relaxation!

Spa water recipes are easy, fun, delicious and refreshing. You can go simple with a single ingredient or go wild.

Use the 2 Gallon Stainless Steel Infusion Beverage Dispenser by Lounge Room & Hospitality! Such a simple touch really goes a long way for your business.

For single ingredient water, slice one of the following to the infusion chamber: cucumber, lemon, orange, pineapple, strawberries, Kiwi, watermelon, grapefruit or practically any fruit, herb or even flowers. Fill with chilled water, add ice to further chill.

Or, if you are ready for some real fun, try one of these recipes (or make up your own!):

Herb-Infused Spa Water
Ingredients PER GALLON:

  • 1 thinly sliced cucumber
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 6 springs fresh mint, slightly crushed
  • 3 springs fresh rosemary, slightly crushed

Add ingredients to infusion chamber. Fill with chilled water, add ice to further chill.

Citrus Cucumber Infused Spa Water
Ingredients PER GALLON:

  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced

Add ingredients to infusion chamber. Fill with chilled water, add ice to further chill.

Watermelon Basil Infused Spa Water
Ingredients PER GALLON:

  • 2 cups of seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 10 to 12 basil leaves

Add ingredients to infusion chamber. Fill with chilled water, add ice to further chill.

Lemon Lavender Infused Spa Water
Ingredients PER GALLON:

  • 3 lemons, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lavender

Add ingredients to infusion chamber. Fill with chilled water, add ice to further chill.

Raspberry Mint Fruit Infused Spa Water
Ingredients PER GALLON:

  • Large handful of quartered raspberries
  • 10 to 12 basil leaves

Add ingredients to infusion chamber. Fill with chilled water, add ice to further chill.

Herb Lime Infused Spa Water
Ingredients PER GALLON:

  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 4 to 6 fresh peppermint leaves
  • 2 fresh basil leaves

Add ingredients to infusion chamber. Fill with chilled water, add ice to further chill.

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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.





Thursday, July 5, 2018

Bubbling Bath Salts!

Clients can experience the best of both bath worlds at once - bubble bath and bath salts! I am a huge fan of salt baths and bath bombs as are many other "shoppers" out there. Are you currently retailing bath products to clients?

Kneipp Bubbling Mineral Bath Salts can be just the summer boost to those retail sales! Kneipp products contain plant-based functional ingredients. No paraffin, silicone, mineral oils, or animal testing, are dermatologist tested and recommended!




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 11, 2018

Product Of The Week: GranFontana Gemstone Wellness Decanter

If presentation and appearance are something you are concerned with for your guests, attention to detail is key. Having a beautiful relaxation room or waiting area is a vital way of impressing clients as soon as they walk in. To really tie in the luxury experience, the GranFontana Gemstone Wellness Decanter Set is a stunning way to offer beverages while keeping the high-end presentation.

Holding 5 liters of water, the GranFontana is not your typical water jug. This beautiful set comes with the glass 5-liter water decanter with spigot, glass and steel stand and the VitaJuwel Gem Water Gemstone Wand - Wellness: Rose Quartz + Amethyst + Rock Crystal. 

Aside from being stunning and a great conversation set, VitaJuwel is the most hygienic and efficient method to prepare gem water. You just place the vial in drinking water for 7-10 minutes and enjoy gemwater, the true elixir of life! Using gems to vitalize water is an age-old tradition, dating back to ancient Greece and medieval times. Gems have the ability to store an energy that inspirits the surrounding drinking water, making it more lively and enjoyable. The gems don't have to physically contact the water. The glass vial acts like a natural prism for the crystal's radiant energy. Like in the natural cycle of water, with VitaJuwel the natural element stone regenerates the natural element water.

You've put so much thought and focus on your space, the furniture, scents, and feel, why not have every detail reflect it!


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Salt therapy meets Luxury

The healing benefits of salt is not a new idea and has been around for thousands of years. However, salt therapy is trending and people are benefiting from the powers of Himalayan salt.

This beauty has combined a comfortable massage bed and the healing benefits of salt. It is a great addition to any spa or wellness center.


Atlas Flex-Block Himalayan Salt Table by TouchAmerica 

This table allows a direct skin contact with perfectly warmed salt.

Unlike other salt beds, the Atlas has a flat surface, which makes sanitation effortless between clients.

Top Benefits Include:
  • manufactured with natural material, ideal for "green" spas
  • motorized height
  • removable padded top
  • warming tray in the bed for tools, towels, or products
  • storage drawer built-in
  • professional grade heater beneath salt, providing 10 degrees of warmth


Have sticker shock? That's okay, we offer financing options! You can apply through this quick link.

The Atlas has monthly payments starting as low as $372 per month. Meaning that after only 3 services per month, using this table, your monthly payment is paid, and the rest is pure profit!

Invest in your future, it will be worth it!


Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Simple Herbal Add on

The blend of chamomile and lavender flowers make a great and revenue-boosting, service add-on.

Prosana Herbal Eye Pads are simple and easy, but will "wow" your clients immediately. Enhance a service with this relaxing blend, or use to relieve tired and puffy eyes.

Directions for use:
  • Place 2 Eye Tea Bags in warm water or cold water - your preference.
  • Allow to steep for 1 minute.
  • Place tea bags over your client’s closed eyes.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

New Year, New Signatures!

While many of your clients may be coming in for the "new year, new you" passion, what are you doing new, as a business?

Has your signature treatment been your most popular this last year? If not, it may be time to reinvent your signature. Whether it be a new scent added to the space or into treatments, or an entire new color or theme, when was the last time you had something completely fresh and new to excite them?

For those looking for big drastic changes to get their clients attention at the door, how about new reception furniture, fire or water features or a relaxation room?

For more subtle transformation, how about placing diffusers around with one specific scent (or blend), adding complimentary Voesh or Eco Fin treatments for clients who purchase packages?

If you want to revive clients eyes, how about adding a splash or color (or new color), with linens? From sheets and blankets to robes and slippers - even mag lamps, your clients will notice!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Product Of The Week: Soothing Touch Calming Massage Gel

Happy Friday!

A newly added product in the Pure Spa Direct lineup bound to generate some buzz is the Calming Massage Gel by Soothing Touch.

Paraben free and chock-full of calming goodness! With Lavender Essential Oil, St. John’s Wort and Valerian, this gel will help your clients feel even more relaxed.

It's also super hydrating for skin making it an excellent choice for colder areas and seasons. You can thank the following ingredients for making this awesome for skin:
  • High Oleic Expeller Pressed Sunflower Seed Oil - Helps retain moisture, has been known to help provide protective barrier against infection.
  • Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil - Natural vegetable oil treated with hydrogen, used as an emollient and skin conditioner.
  • Apricot Oil - A light, gentle oil that moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
  • Avocado Oil - The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties of avocado oil help keep skin smooth, strong, and elastic.
  • Expeller Pressed Jojoba Oil - Closely resembles human sebum, very moisturizing.

Available in 8oz, 1/2 gallon, gallon and 5 gallon sizes, there's one to fit into anyone's schedule.

See you next Friday, have an amazing weekend!



Friday, October 13, 2017

You Had Me at Gem...

Add a little luxury to your waxes with Satin Smooth's new collection!

The Satin Smooth Luxury Gem Wax Collection incorporates selected gemstones and crystals to create harmony, calm and inner peace. Imported from Italy, these waxes are infused with essential oils, minerals, and fragrances to elevate your waxing experience.

Hard Waxes Available In:
Amethyst Crystal: Infused with amethyst gem minerals and coconut oil to help protect and the nourish skin
Golden Quartz: Infused with golden gem minerals and coconut oil to help protect and nourish skin.
Silver Tourmaline: Infused with tourmaline gem minerals and coconut oil to help protect and nourish the skin

Soft Waxes Available In:
Amethyst Crystal: Infused with amethyst gem minerals and coconut oil to help protect and the nourish skin
Golden Quartz: Infused with golden gem minerals and coconut oil to help protect and nourish skin.
Silver Tourmaline: Infused with tourmaline gem minerals and coconut oil to help protect and nourish the skin

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Massage Menu In Need Of A Boost?

Looking for something different to add to your massage offerings? How about a simple "homemade" oil to have your clients relaxed and visualizing lounging on a tropical island?

Here is a super simple recipe that is cost effective for you and can be sold as an upcharge to any massage!


In an amber bottle, mix 1/4 cup of avocado oil with 6 drops of vitamin e oil, 2 drops of lime essential oil and 2 drops of lemon essential oil.  Put the cap on the bottle and shake well to ensure everything mixes.


It's as easy as that!


This oil is great for any client with dry, dull skin or dehydrated skin. Vitamin E has been used in many anti-inflammatory treatments and great for stretch marks!


Just a few ingredients can bring new life (and profit) easily to your business!

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!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Essential oil Sptlight- Sandalwood

Essential Oils have been used for years. More recently essential oils are used for wellness, relaxation, skin care, and much more!

Whether you are a business owner, an esthetician, or a medical professional you know how popular essential oils have become.

Why is this important to you? Because you can use them in your services and retail them too!

ESS® Sandalwood Pure Essential Oil - 10 ml

10 Skin/Hair Benefits of Sandalwood Essential Oil

1. Gets rid of acne
2. Natural body deodorant
3. Soothes skin inflammation
4. For blemish free skin
5. Evens out skin discolorations and uneven tans
6. Helps reduce oily skin
7. Moisturizes dry skin
8. Alleviates severe skin conditions
9. Stimulates hair growth
10. Nourishes dry hair


Emotionally, Sandalwood Oil is calming and helps to instill a sense of inner peace. It is a good choice to try in cases of stress, depression or low self esteem. 

Aromatically, Sandalwood Oil is rich, woody yet sweet. It is frequently utilized in high-end fragrances and is a favorite amongst both men and women. Sandalwood is a base note and helps round out blends.

Interested in more? Check out our huge selection of Essential Oils

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Benefits of a Himalayan Salt Lamp

Did you know all the benefits of a Natural Salt Lamp? The negative salt ions released by heating can boost blood flow, improve sleep, increase levels of serotonin in the brain, and calm allergy or asthma symptoms. Besides these homeopathic perks, there's an added relaxation element. And what client doesn't want to be uber relaxed at a spa!?

By putting one in your treatment room, not only will the clients reap the benefits, but your staff too!

Check out this classic Natural Salt Lamp

One-of-a-kind and absolutely beautiful, 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.

Note: Due to their natural and unique quality, each lamp will vary somewhat in both color and exact form. Coloring ranges from soothing apricot and peach to deep and fiery red and orange.

All lamps include a wooden base, a six-foot UL® Listed electrical cord with a bulb of between 7 and 40 watts, based on the lamp's size.

Size: 6"-8" tall, 7-10 lbs.

Usage:
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.

Specifications:
Electrical: between 7 and 40 watts
Dimensions: 6"-8" tall
Outlet: Nearby wall outlet
Certifications: UL®

Green Comment:
There are several nice things to say about Himalayan Salt Lamps, including the fact that they are made with natural, sustainable Himalayan salt. In addition, the companies that mine the salt are socially responsible.

We have tons of options to choose from! On top of the benefits inside your spa, these make excellent retail items as well!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Rebalance Your Clients with the Complete Shirodhara Kit

Ayurvedic spas are becoming increasingly popular. Want to try a new service to bring in an entirely new clientele? Or even surprise your existing clients with an exciting new service?

Ayurvedic practice is considered a medicine that treats mind, body, soul and the universe as one being. Its belief holds that all things, including people, are composed of the five elements of water, fire, earth, air and space. If the balance of these five elements becomes disrupted within a person, illness occurs. Rebalance is possible through Ayurvedic practices to restore the five elements and regain health and happiness.

Interested yet? Take a look at the Copper Complete Shirodhara Kit / Manual

This is the traditional system for giving a shirodhara. 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 shirodhara 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.

System includes:

  • Copper Shirodhara Stand
  • Copper Shirodhara pot w/control valve
  • 2 Copper Pouring Pitchers
  • Electric Solid Element Burner
  • Vinyl Strip for directing the oil back to the pitcher (not shown)
  • Shirodhara Manual with the history, benefits, and various methods of the treatment.
Want to know a little more?

To understand Ayurveda, one must first know that its foundation lies in the three forces: Creation, Change, and Destruction (sattva, rajas, and tamas in Sanskrit.) These three forces are called gunas. One guna cannot be without the others, everything that exists goes through these stages. When the gunas interact with one another, the result is the five elements: Ether (space), Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. Everything we see, touch, think, and experience has some combination of these elements within. Each element carries specific attributes that make it unique. In life, none of the five elements ever exists alone as each successive element is born from the one before it. Think of Ether as the vastness of the cosmos. This space is the home for all objects in the universe, namely energy. When sattva, rajas, and tamas take a hold of this universal energy in space, the result is air, the first state of matter. When air shifts through the three stages, it starts to move around, causing friction. This action produces heat and light and fire is born. As this pattern continues, fire liquefies matter and a new cycle starts as water comes forth. As the water goes through its stage of destruction, it evaporates, and earth solidifies from what is left behind. Then the process starts over again, and it is happening all around us all the time. 

Get ahead of the trend, and try it! 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Float Away Into Ultimate Relaxation

What if you could bring peace and relaxation to your clients like they have never experienced before? Now you can with floatation therapy. Imagine where the mind could go and how healing would come if one could completely quiet the body. In a Royal Spa Float Tank, clients are treated to an amazing weightless experience. Clients can learn how to relax in the deepest sense of the word... weightless, silent, and peaceful.

In water temperatures that match the body's own internal temperature, clients float, suspended in a rich bath of Epsom salt (or magnesium sulfate) - a mineral of which nearly all people are deficient. As they float, clients absorb and increase magnesium and sulfate levels, calming their nervous system and enhancing their body's natural ability to heal. Aches, pains, and stress fade away. Vitality is renewed. Clients will emerge feeling like a new person. Floating is a powerful tool for managing pain and stress, and for self-exploration.

The Royal Spa Float Tanks have been designed with three things in mind. First, they offer your clients an amazing experience from floatation therapy that they will want to come back for on a regular basis. Second, their tanks are unbelievably low in maintenance. And third, they are very energy efficient.

Flotation therapy has been shown to be beneficial for:
  • Migraine relief
  • Sleep improvement
  • Stress management, recovery from addiction, and PTSD
  • Anti-inflammatory muscle relief - i.e. pain management, including back and neck aches, migraines, muscle and joint soreness
  • Relief from fibromyalgia and other disorders of the muscles and joints
  • Relief from arthritis
  • Improved digestion
  • Reduced tendency toward diabetes
  • Autism therapy
  • Spiritual discovery and meditation
  • Doubles rate of healing in contusional and muscle strains
  • Theta wave healing
  • Creativity enhancement and super-learning
  • Relief for pregnancy symptoms—relieves pressure from feet and back; also, creates symbiotic sense of connection with baby
Much like exercise, the benefits of floatation are cumulative and have a greater impact on the mind and body over time. Once the benefits are experienced, many want to float routinely to continually enhance and support their well-being. You can offer reduced package prices to help accommodate your guests who want float more often. 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

You're Getting Very Sleepy - Help Your Clients Get Restful Sleep!

Sleep, it's no secret a good night's sleep is imperative to your health and skin health - they don't call it beauty sleep for no reason! Despite knowing this, many people rarely get a decent night sleep, let alone a good one.

Do you talk to your clients about the importance of restful sleep in relation to their skin care concerns? Do you offer any treatments that help promote sleep? Finally, do you offer retail items to help them get the best possible sleep?


Here are some of our sleep/relaxation related products for use in services and retail!

 Ultimate ZZZZs Silk Sleep Mask 
This is a must if you have clients who have trouble unplugging or need the noise of a television to fall asleep to. Having a dark space helps your body release all those lovely sleep hormones/chemicals. Eye masks can be just the thing to help someone get their best night sleep!

Beauty Sleep 
This is actually a supplement to help promote sleep! Available in various retail displays to perfectly fit your counter!

Essential Oil Blend - Peaceful Sleep / 1 oz. 
Perfect to go in a diffuser at bedtime!

Music Cd's

Lavender Essential Oil 
Extremely popular for relaxation! Pick out the scents you think would work best or a blend!

Aromafloria Stress Less Ocean Mineral Bath Salts
These little guys are amazing! They also have a muscle soak one that is heavenly! 

You can really wow them and have your own sleep room! A dimly lit (salt lamps are amazing for this!) or dark room with super comfortable loungers, soft music and offer the sleep masks!

For a very small investment, you can increase retail sales and help your clients get some well-deserved rest!