The upper arm can be one of the most challenging areas to improve. Even plastic surgery does not offer an effective solution without leaving long, noticeable scars. Some women with wide upper arms believe they have too much fat in those areas and try to hide them under long sleeves. Women with smaller upper arms often complain of loose, dry, and wrinkled skin, and ask…
DO: Create a festive and upbeat environment. Keep decorations neutral, polished, and professional. Simple, natural elements go a long way.
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas – but, of course, this is not true. Drip bars offering a service called IV therapy may have become popular in Vegas, but they have made their way to medical practices and spas across the globe. Initially conceived to treat hangovers for the party goers of “sin city,” it was only a matter of time before…
Simply stated, the lymphatic system is the light, liquid part of the blood connecting to a series of glands or nodes throughout the body. But, unlike all other body systems, it lacks its own pump to cleanse and filter. All significant illnesses start with a clogged lymphatic system. When the lymphatic system is clogged, headaches, skin rashes, sluggish digestion, and low energy are exhibited. Often,…
There are several new (and expensive) machines to perform cold and warm body treatments to combat the signs of cellulite. If clients are looking for a more affordable and natural alternative, body wraps can now offer clients many different effects – from a warm, relaxing bundle in a thermal blanket to a stimulating, refreshing and cooling wrap in mint-soaked gauze. The treatments can be customized…
Over 3 million cases of folliculitis are reported each year in the United States. Folliculitis presents as infected hair follicles. Bacterial folliculitis occurs due to a presence of bacteria (usually staph) and inflamed cells within the ostia (opening) and the wall of a hair follicle that produces a follicular pustule. Hot tubs, or heated pools that are not pH-balanced, are the culprits for pseudomonas or…

Saddle up, Skin Care: Introducing Horse Fat into a Routine

Written by Anabel De La Vega, certified license specialist and author of TAO – The Art of Relaxation
Horses adjust their body temperatures by secreting sweat, similar to the way a human does. The structure of a horse’s skin and fatty acid are amazing compared to those of mankind. Horse fat is a good moisturizer for all skin types because it is not sticky. Horse fat is an unsaturated fatty acid containing plenty of linoleic acid (omega-6) – which can be very effective…
Fifty-four percent of consumers use the internet to search for local businesses, like aesthetic practices and spas, at least once every month, according to BrightLocal. To convince them to schedule appointments at their business, professionals need a positive, widespread online reputation.Online reputation is made up of all the things people see about a business on the web. This includes items professionals control, such as their…
Part recovery center, part hydrotherapy playground, part new-age ashram, The Standard Spa in Miami Beach, Florida reimagines the modern spa experience. A hydrotherapy paradise complimentary to hotel guests, the spa features a Turkish-style hamam, aroma steam room, Roman waterfall hot tub, Finnish sauna, arctic plunge, treatment baths, mud lounge, and infinity pool. It is also a hub for classes taught by world-class yogis and instructors,…
DO: Spend some time decluttering. It is easy to accumulate unnecessary stuff without realizing it. Reorder and assess what needs to go.
The spa industry offers multi-faceted services that range from traditional wax treatments to complete holistic skin care; however, gone are the days when clients just want a facial or massage. They now expect services that provide them with multilevel results, combining luxury, beauty, and a therapeutic approach to the mind and body connection. These days, professionals want to be on the forefront of offering services…
All of the great, traditional healing systems of the world teach a philosophy that inner reflects outer and vice versa. The human body is a fully integrated, inter-connected, system of parts that communicate in order to work symbiotically. Healing traditions rely on this fact for the ways in which they intervene to restore the balance and vibrancy of clients’ lives. WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY? Of course,…

Sunscreen Essentials: Quick Facts You Need to Know

Written by Shannon Esau, CEO of Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals
There is no question about it – ultraviolet protection is absolutely essential. Ultraviolet rays are responsible for 90 percent of skin aging and are the leading cause of cancer in the United States. But, with so many sun protection formulas on the market, changes in sunscreen regulations constantly coming down the pipeline, and the amount of misinformation circulating about sunscreen ingredients, how do clients know…
Recently, gua sha treatments were all the buzz in skin care. Sadly, the word, and its treatment, came and left as quickly as people could pronounce it. But, this folklore fad is worth falling in love with. Here are some need-to-know facts about the treatment that will hopefully rekindle the flame. The word “gua sha” is an ancient treatment system from East Asia. It was…
Ever wonder about bugs intentionally put in food? When food is colored red, it could be synthetic, dye-like, cold, tar sludge or the colorant could be from the cochineal bugs. When crushed and water is added to the bug powder, the result is a scarlet red dye. On the packaging of certain cosmetics and red-shaded foods, this special, red base colorant is often seen as…

Ditch the Dimples: Can Cellulite Be Cured?

Written by by Louis Silberman, owner and CEO of National Laser Institute
One of the most exciting advances in medical aesthetics in recent years is nonsurgical body contouring – which means significant improvement in the appearance of one of the most stubborn cosmetic concerns: cellulite. Without a doubt, newer technology has played a role and, while no body contouring treatment can claim to completely erase cellulite or unwanted fat, when it comes to those annoying lumps and…
Whether a busy spa leader, front desk agent, or multi-talented aesthetician, a spa professional’s role involves multitasking! It requires focusing on managing schedules, inventory, events, and finances, as well as satisfying spa guests. A professional’s co-workers often look up to them and mirror their attitude and energy. Whatever their role at the spa, each team member is an integral part of the team and their…
The body uses two primary systems to The body uses two primary systems to communicate with itself: the nervous system and the hormonal system. The body’s master hormone is cortisol, which is often called the stress hormone. It manages the changes that occur in the body as it responds to stress. Testosterone, which is often only associated with males, is actually a vital hormone for…
Hands are recognized as a major vehicle for transmission of infection in both the healthcare and the spa or clinic settings. It is necessary for good hygiene practices to be in place so they can interrupt any transmission of micro-organisms. Good hygiene can also remove micro-organisms acquired after touching a client. These procedures are very simple and spa professionals can use soap and water and…
Do: Revamp. Summer is an exciting time and it can be hard to let go. Make fall exciting for clients and staff by simple things like décor, promotions, and new products. Don't: Forget to restock and refresh. As seasons change, it can be easy to overlook seasonal-specific products, promotions, décor, and posters. Do a quick check to make sure everything is up-to-date.
In areas of high heat, the skin’s sweat glands can produce up to three gallons of sweat per day, making good skin care habits especially essential, since sweat can cause oil and dirt to collect on the skin.

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