Showing posts with label sore muscles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sore muscles. Show all posts

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Soaking In A Winter Wonderland!

Have you been thinking about your winter menu, or bringing something new and exciting to your services? Here is one that I wish I could take advantage of today on this cold, rainy day in NY!

All you need to do, is come up with a clever name for the service! This is a great soak to relax sore muscles, clear up congestion and drift off into deep relaxation. The essential oils in this also make it a great treatment for your male clients.

Here are a few reasons this makes an excellent addition to a winter menu:
Clearing Winter Soak
Mix together 3 tablespoons of eucalyptus leaves with 3 tablespoons of bilberry leaves in a mixing bowl. Add in 4 drops of spruce essential oil and mix well. Pour the herbs into a muslin bag using a funnel.

When filling the hydrotherapy or soaking tub, place the muslin bag in under the running water. Pour 3/4 cup of Himalayan Salt into the water, making sure it dissolves. Assist the client into the tub and allow them to soak for up to 20 minutes. Assist client out of the bath, follow up with some dry brushing, desert mineral detox scrub, a massage and/or detoxifying body wrap!


Saturday, October 24, 2015

How You and Biofreeze Can Conquer This Winter

I really don't want to be thinking about this, but Mother Nature decided to bring it to my attention. We had a random snow flurry here in New York over this past weekend. Before we know it, we'll be needing to shovel driveways and walkways, leading to some cranky muscles.

You want to start planting those winter massage seeds once the fall menu excitement starts to slow down. Getting your clients in for massage BEFORE they strain muscles from shoveling or sledding is key to a happier winter season. Make sure your clients are aware of the benefits of massage on their muscles and joints, and how it can help with winter pains (even from the cold weather, I know my old joints are not fans of the cold). Get them in the habit of increasing their sessions during snowy seasons to get them through pain free!

Also be sure to not only retail items like Biofreeze, but to be using them in your services. Ending a massage with Biofreeze on problem areas is a great way to keep your client feeling the benefits.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Reduce Sore Muscles Using Arnica With Massage Therapy

With winter quickly approaching, the snow is sure to follow sooner than many would like. With snow comes the daunting task of shoveling and the muscle pain and stiffness that come with it.

You may hear a client in your office, salon or spa complaining of aches and pains from recent shoveling, it's the perfect opportunity to offer them a winter relief massage.

One of my favorite products to use during  is arnica oil. Arnica oil  is made from the arnica plant and has been found to be beneficial in treating muscle aches, sprains and sore muscles.

You can purchase an arnica massage lotion such as the one I use most: Lotus Touch Arnica Massage Lotion. My clients ask for this lotion every time they've been shoveling and I have had great results using it to reduce muscle pain and inflammation.

If you prefer working with oils then I recommend trying the Therapro Arnica Massage Oils which are available in sizes from 2 oz up to 16 oz.


Whichever medium you prefer working with, I highly recommend adding an arnica product into your winter arsenal  your clients will be looking forward to seeing you even more after the pesky snow storms!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Invest in Your Health with the ErgoPro

Do you experience an aching, tired back at the end of the day at your nail salon? Pure Spa Direct has the answer - the European Touch ErgoPro Technician Chair! This will be the last chair you ever need...and it is versatile enough to use when performing manicures OR pedicures!

The European Touch ErgoPro is the most advanced ergonomic chair available. It offers a balanced sitting position and proper upper body and lumbar support to help you face each day comfortably.



Details:

  • Contoured seat promotes proper upper body posture and reduces back strain.
  • 18 inch wide polyfoam seat cushion is very comfortable and provides correct weight distribution.
  • The seat's waterfall front will not restrict circulation in the thighs and knees.
  • Back of seat is lower than the front to allow for correct pelvic tilt. This tilt puts your hips at a comfortable 90 degree angle to decrease fatigue.
  • Adjustable height seat allows for a multi-purpose stool; designed for use at pedicure AND manicure stations. (Telescoping column height range is 16" x 20")
  • Unique 27 inch long swing arm can be positioned in front of technician for body and arm support or behind the tech for back support. Movable and removable tray keeps implements and other items within your reach.
If the ErgoPro is not the chair for you, check out Pure Spa Direct's wide selection of ergonomic stools! Everyone deserves to be comfortable!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Biofreeze Will Solve Your Sore Muscle And Retail Needs!


In search for a retail product for your spa that specializes in massages? Pure Spa Direct has plenty of different items you can choose from, but one we would suggest is the Biofreeze line. Biofreeze is a pain relieving gel that is great for treating pain relating to sport injuries, bruises, sore muscles, joint pain and arthritis. It contains an herb called llex paraguariensis which is a holly shrub found in South America. Biofreeze is a topical painkiller which helps people deal with arthritis on a day to day basis, making it possible for them to go about their day without the constant pain. For athletes who have sore muscles or sprained ankles, Biofreeze will allow them to continue to perform at a high level.



You can use this product in services as well. You can use it help relax muscles during a massage. It has a light smell that won't overpower your clients , which helps with the experience of a massage. Also by heating up the area you are going to use it on enhances the effect. Laying warm towels down on your client before using the Biofreeze helps relax the muscles and makes the effects more noticeable. The cooling effect of this product will be a memorable one for your client in your spa and they will want to bring some home - so be sure to pick some extras up to retail! Pure Spa Direct offers Biofreeze available as a spray, roll-on and gel in different sizes. Come and check it out.