Year-Round Success: A Guide to Seasonal Body Treatments

Written by Heather J. Kreider, L.E., R.N.
While it is true that seasonal treatments are here today and gone tomorrow, they can deliver a lasting impact on a spa’s reputation and revenue potential. Visits to spas and…

Baby Got Back Treatments

Written by Amra Lear, L.E., L.M.T.
Looking into the mirror, body parallel to its reflection, the eyes target a disturbance to the integumentary system. Focused solely on the pigmented eruption that surfaced over night as the…
When it comes to exfoliation, the skin care industry is rich with options, each providing a variety of results. Understanding the differences between various modalities can not only aid professionals…
From the moment a client enters the spa to the moment they leave, everything they experience becomes part of their overall experience – and these days, experience is everything. Often…
When it comes to anti-aging equipment, the variety of products and modalities available to professionals today is incredible, to say the least. Yet, having so many options at one’s disposal…
Injectables are now a staple of ageless skin and the trend is continuing on. It is invaluable to know some basics about what is out there, even if injectables are…
There is no arguing that the tension relief resulting from a massage is a treat worth splurging for. However, the benefits of massage do not have to be experienced only…

10 Things About: Ayurvedic Skin Care

Written by Melanie Sachs, co-owner of Diamond Way Ayurveda
Ayurveda is India’s traditional system of healing. It is holistic, meaning it views each unique individual as an intricately connected network of energy that has a body, mind, and soul.…
Flu season may have come to an end, but detox fever is alive and well. From juice fasts to colon cleanses, detoxes have been a colossal craze in holistic approaches…

A Knead for Release: Eliminating Fine Lines with Massage

Written by by Boldijarre Koronczay and Brian Goodwin
Perhaps the greatest connection professionals have with clients in the spa world is their hands. Hands are a tool for massage that can reduce tension, impart a radiant glow to…

Flavor Your Menu with Full-Body Facials

Written by Courtney La Marine, L.E.
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.…
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…
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!
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…

The Paraffin Tub Alternative

Written by Kristine Sartore, vice president of sales, marketing, and business development at Spa Revolutions
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…

Massage Techniques

Written by Lilliane Caron
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…
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.

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