Heated Massage Techniques

Written by Kristin Sartore, vice president of sales, marketing and business development for Spa Revolutions, and Vicky Karr, L.M.T., owner of Spa Success, LLC
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 variety of treatments available, such as seashell, stone, and bamboo massage, there truly is a massage for everyone.
• 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 for a glowing finish.
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 innovative methods.

10 Things About...Hydrotherapy

Written by Lydia Sarfati
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 knee to immersion in sub-zero nitrogen gas or using a warm water flotation tank prior to dental procedures. Although hydrotherapy is very old, it can have very new…
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 impurities, help problem skin by absorbing excess oil, soothe sensitive skin, and offer analgesic effects. Clay-based products are a favorite among skin care professionals and clients for skin…