Showing posts with label self care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label self care. 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!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A Technician Stool For Every Back!

Every working man and woman has at some point experienced back pain from overuse, standing too long and the most avoidable cause....an uncomfortable stool.

Improper posture is a leading cause of back stress and pain, and you can take steps to prevent it from happening. Aside from the self care techniques you practice along with regular massages, spa treatments and exercise, having a quality comfortable stool should be a priority.

Depending on your job, your current back health and preference, there is a stool out there for you.

Here are some different style options that can fit your needs:

Hydraulic Stools:

Misc Stools:

Pedicure Stools:

Manicure Stools:

Massage Stools:

Don't let your back take back seat to comfort with so many options out there!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Expand Your Clients Trust in You by Offering Retail Products

I've head from various businesses that they don't retail at home products.
This seems crazy to me, who doesn't want to potentially make double their money on a product? The more I thought on it, I realized it could be fear based. Business owners or technicians may fear that recommending an at home treatment may cause their clients to stop coming in for regular treatments. I understand that fear, however at home products while great, won't replace the professional expertise and services you have to offer. Having confidence in your services, your products and technicians makes a world of difference.

Offering products that compliment the services your clients see you for will build their confidence in you. It will also make them feel that you truly do care about them, not just their money. Even offering something similar to what you use in your services is a great way to hold clients over between treatments. For example, if you offer them a great anti aging mask package they can do at home, they will get amazing results; they will still be needing to see you for the full treatment (ampoules, exfoliation, microdermabrasion, extractions etc).

Here are some amazing masks your clients can use at home, experience results that will still keep them coming back to you for life.

 Seaweed and Spirulina Peel Off Alginate Facial Mask / 20 Grams by Spa Needs

You could even create bundles to sell that include a mask, mixing bowl and face mask brush!

Give it a try and see how it works for you!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Burn Baby Burn---Tips For Massage Therapist To Avoid Burnout

Every massage therapist I know, myself included, has experienced massage burnout on some level. Whether taking too many clients during the day/week or just not ever taking time off for themselves. I know therapists who pushed and pushed to the point where not only did they suffer the physical stresses of burnout, but they fell out of love with performing massage in any capacity.

We all learned about self care in school, are you practicing? How often do you take time for yourself?
Are you utilizing any "helper" tools during your massages to help with any soreness you may be experiencing?

In order to give our best work, we must be in our best condition!

Here are some self care tools and helper tools to aid in combating massage hangovers:

Thera Cane
Tiger Tail Self-Massage Tool / 22" by Tiger Tail
The Orbi Self Massage Tool by Orbi
Index Knobber II
Thumb Saver Trigger Point Massage Therapy Tool
Thumbsaver Small Female Red 
Thumbsaver Large Male Blue
Bongers Set of 2
Thumper Mini Pro

Here are some very easy self care tips to remember as you go about your day to day:

*Be mindful of your body mechanics at all times. You may not feel the stress during the massage but your body will and at some point, if you keep pushing...it will let you know!
* TAKE BREAKS!!! always try to schedule enough time between clients to recharge, have a snack, take a quick walk
*Receive regular massage...this is very important!!!
*Stretch. If you aren't already doing some form of stretching, it's time to start. Here are a few videos to get you started...


Remember, we are role models for our clients and must learn to take our own advice! 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Taking Care Of Your MVP----YOURSELF!



Sometimes with our busy schedules between work and home we tend to let our own bodies take a backseat to everything else.

An important factor to your success lies in taking care of yourself.
After all, if we are not at our best and living the lifestyle we promote to our clients then we cannot perform at our best.

There are  many different ways of making sure you are supporting yourself despite your busy schedule.

Some great products for using in the office include:
Don't forget to take time out at least once a month to pamper yourself. Whether it is massage, spa treatments, chiropractic treatments or anything else that will help you to unwind and rejuvenate your body and mind.

If you are at your best, it will show through to in your demeanor and in your work.