Reflexology is an effective form of therapeutic foot treatment that aims to treat the client from a mind-body-spirit perspective. Reflexology cannot isolate a disease such as cancer and treat it symptomatically, nor does it work on a…
Dry brushing, a method of cleaning and exfoliating the skin, has been around for thousands of years, but has recently become popular again. Key benefits of dry brushing include increased energy, smoother skin, and an overall better…
Most spas currently offer facials, but more and more spas are beginning to spice up their menus with similar treatments for the body. Keep clients happy from head to toe. Learn tips for incorporating back, buttock, shoulder,…
Historically, psoriasis was not always understood or treated effectively. Although treatments and attitudes towards the disease have evolved, those living with the disease still endure much difficulty. Today, understanding the history, clinical types, contributing factors, and available…
While unpleasant, side effects of waxing, like ingrown hairs, dark spots, redness, irritation, and over-exposure, are a reality. However, the right arsenal of pre- and post-waxing products can help to ease the burden of such unwanted reactions.…
Most people know saké as the drink that accompanies sushi or other Japanese dishes. Aside from being a rice wine beverage, it actually has many benefits for the skin and body. Saké contains 18 different amino acids…
Though waxing is the oldest form of hair removal in the world, it is a method that is ever-evolving. Types of waxes and techniques are constantly changing. What doesn’t change, however, is the need for a speedy,…
What does the term “peel” actually mean? Find out which exfoliation treatments can be considered peels and learn the pros and cons of using medical versus alpha hydroxy acid peels, alkaline treatments, scrubs, and more! The word…
There is much research supporting the use of light as a source of therapy for various skin conditions. But, it can even be beneficial on a cellular level! All living things, regardless of their size and structure,…
Though a new wave of body positivity has emerged embracing women of all shapes and sizes, the sentiments surrounding cellulite are largely unchanged – it is still seen as undesirable. Store shelves are lined with products promising to…
Paraffin treatments are a luxurious and profitable add-on treatment to manicures and pedicures. A natural emollient, paraffin offers guests instant gratification with improved skin elasticity and softness. Not only is it beneficial for the skin, but there…
Rosacea has probably been one of the most misdiagnosed and misunderstood skin disorders in the history of the human race. The symptoms of rosacea are so variable that many people have been treated for it when they…
A massage can instantly relax the body and mind; reduce stress, alleviate neck, shoulder, and back pain; reduce fatigue and headaches; and improve blood flow. It seems like there is a never-ending list of benefits and should…
In 2016, Americans spent more than 15 billion dollars on combined surgical and nonsurgical procedures for the first time ever. Nonsurgical procedures were up seven percent in 2016.
Consumers want effective, non-invasive treatments that help contour and slim the body along with healthy lifestyle practices. Modern aesthetic technology and treatments are viable alternatives to surgical procedures, which often necessitate significant downtime. With the right marketing…
When it comes to good skin care practices, most clients tend to stop at the neck, subjecting the body to subpar ingredients found in mass-marketed lotions. Skin is the largest organ and is a reactive mechanism, so…
The use of gemstones and color plays a major role in chakra alignment. Each color has its own frequency or vibration that can help to energize, stimulate, relax, or uplift the spirit. The seven colors of nature’s…
When searching for acne solutions, people are forced to navigate the endless types of lotions, creams, soaps, exfoliants, and topical remedies that can cost hundreds of dollars.
Most skin care professionals would agree that having the right equipment is essential to getting superior results from facial treatments. On that note, they should also think about introducing equipment that helps create an opportunity to offer…
The field of pre- and post-operative care in cosmetic surgery began in the early 1990s during a time in which the concept of integrative aesthetics services into a medical practice was a fledgling idea.
Over the past decade, intensive stem cell research has greatly increased the general knowledge about stem cells' natural roles and contributions in the development and renewal of plants and animals. Various types of stem cells are found…
Skin health is tied to many distinct and precise factors throughout the human body. Professionals must understand the many avenues that consultations should be based on in order to assist their clients in today's modern and scientific…
There is no magic cure or quick fix for cellulite. Clients would like to get rid of the lumpy, bumpy appearance of cellulite with minimal time and effort, however, smoothing out the dimples is best achieved by…
Laser hair removal is everywhere these days! From television commercials, magazine advertisements, and radio spots to giant billboards looming above freeways, people all over the country have learned that laser hair removal is fast, convenient, and more…
Hard wax, which is also known as hot wax, is a type of depilatory wax that is applied directly to the skin and removed without a strip. It is perfect for sensitive areas of the body, such…
Hair removal may not be considered the most glamourous aspect of the aesthetic industry, but it is one of the most lucrative. While there are many areas within the industry that may seem more glamourous, such as…
Hair removal can be achieved either through depilation, which removes the hair above the skin's surface, or epilation, which removes the hair from under theskin's surface.
While exfoliation may seem like a fluff step in professional and homecare routines, it is actually critical for optimal skin health and a glowing, refreshed complexion. There is nothing quite like the look and feel of skin…
Massage is the most requested spa service. According to the American Massage Therapy Association 2015 consumer survey, about 18 percent of adult Americans received at least one massage between July 2014 and July 2015. With a growing…
What client does not want to live with perfect skin? Every client's skin is unique and experienced, knowledgeable skin care professionals learn to customize treatment regimens that balance each client's needs and concerns with reliable, affordable, and…
• Physical or mechanical exfoliation breaks up the keratinized protein that accumulates on the skin's surface, lifting and whisking away dry, dull cell debris to reveal softer skin.• Chemical exfoliation uses topical ingredients to dissolve cell debris…
1. Hydrotherapy is the use of water in its various forms to relieve discomfort and promote physical well-being. Today, hydrotherapy can mean anything from taking a nice warm bath or using a cold pack after spraining a…
Cellulite is an ongoing concern for many clients. It is recognizable for its dimply appearance, which is comparable to the skin of an orange peel; severe cellulite can even resemble cottage cheese. Understanding what cellulite is and…
The skin-healing benefits of clay have been recognized throughout history and there is a plethora of scientific evidence to support its therapeutic properties. Various types of clay have been found to detoxify the skin by drawing out…
Although most clients tend to be more concerned with facial skin, the skin on the rest of the body is equally as important and prone to many of the same conditions as the face. At the same…
The first thing that pops into most clients' minds when they think of skin care is their face. While, of course, everyone wants healthy, radiant, youthful skin, many people forget that the skin is the largest organ…
Exfoliation has become one of the most dominant activities in skin care and is considered by many to be beneficial as it refreshes the skin and removes dead cells. Before accepting this concept at face value, it…
Exfoliation is the removal of the dead skin cells that reside on the outermost layer of the skin. This practice is often recommended because it reveals a fresh layer of skin that is softer, more radiant, and…
To an outsider, the skin care professional’s job hardly appears to put muscles and joints at risk. Yet, reality indicates that muscle and joint problems abound in this profession.
More and more clients are beginning to ask about the health benefits of green tea. The accelerating growth of green tea in the United States market is undeniable. Over the last decade, green tea has gradually found…

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