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Steambaths For Client An “Attitudes in the American Workplace” survey found that 80 percent of employees experience job-related stress, and nearly half say they need help with stress management. Mr. Steam is offering expert advice on the most effective ways to manage and reduce stress, beginning in the bathroom. One way to begin to enhance and support a healthy lifestyle is with the addition of…
SPA FACT ISPA states that there are more than 32 million active spa-goers.
Does A Cup Of Tea Reduce Stress? by Medical News Today Several daily newspapers in the UK and elsewhere recently carried reports of a study commissioned by the Direct Line insurance company that suggests a cup of tea reduces stress, not just by drinking it but also because of the calming effect of the ritual of putting the kettle on. In their background information, they…
Nanomaterials In Sunscreens Engineered nanomaterials are widely used in sunscreens to make sun-blocking ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide rub on clear instead of white. These materials have been shown to exhibit different fundamental physical, biological, and chemical properties than their larger counterparts. The report indicates that very few nanomaterials have been adequately tested, though the limited data that is available shows that their…
Summer Into Fall Beauty by Larenim Creative Director Kirsten Corcoran Give your clients a few tips this fall so they can maintain beautiful skin in between spa visits. Summer skin is sunny and warm but transitioning into fall can initiate breakouts, uneven skin tone, and washed out coloring. To keep your clients looking healthy and gorgeous, tell them to try the following: 1. Purify and…
Go Out And Play by Dr. Joseph Mercola, www.mercola.com Everyone knows that play is important for kids. Play teaches them coordination, adult roles, social interaction, and basic problem-solving skills. But somehow, many people have fallen prey to the idea that play is only important for kids. Play is important no matter what your age. Dutch historian Johan Huizinga (1872-1945) once described it as the defining…
Banning Tanning An overwhelming number of Americans believe young adults and children should not have access to tanning salons without parental oversight because of the danger of skin cancer, suggests an online poll by www.dermanetwork.org. More than 250 voted to encourage legislation to restrict or stop access to tanning salons without parental consent versus just 25 who disagreed. More than 20 states have legislation pending…
Extend Simple Pleasures to Expand Your Revenue by Mia Kyricos Today, almost every industry has begun to feel the effects of the economic downturn in one way or another. The spa and hospitality industry is no exception. During the past few months, this market has seen a dramatic shift in consumer behavior. Most spa professionals have seen a decrease in new clients as well as…
FIGHT OFF BACTERIA WITH NATURAL ACIDS Malic acid, derived from apples and pears, and mandelic acid, derived from almonds, are effective at treating multiple skin issues. Mandelic acid is naturally antibacterial so it fights off acne-causing bacteria. It also controls the oil in the skin, and protects from redness and irritation. Malic acid keeps the skin hydrated while fighting the skin’s free radicals that contribute…
Contraindications of Pregnancy Massage by Kindle Massage For those women with prenatal complications or with high-risk pregnancies, extra care and consideration needs to go into their massages. Their doctor will know whether or not their condition contraindicates all massage or merely limits the techniques and positioning options for massage. If your client has any of the following conditions, make sure that her doctor is comfortable…
Blush Brush Tip by Kirsten Corcoran Using the wrong brush to apply your client's blush can cause women to wind up with virtual racing stripes on their cheeks.
Spafinder Survey SpaFinder, the leading spa and salon marketing and research company, has released the findings of new surveys designed to illuminate how day and resort/hotel spas are performing in the tough economy"as well as which marketing tactics each sector is focusing on to weather the downturn in 2009. The findings provide hard evidence that despite the ongoing recession, the industry has proven relatively resilient:…
MIGRAINE RELIEF by Dr. Mercola Vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid may reduce the frequency, severity, and disability of migraines, according to new research. Daily vitamin supplements were found to produce a two-fold reduction in migraine disability. About 12 to 15 percent of people suffer from migraines, with twice as many women as men affected. The headaches are sometimes preceded by flashes of light, blind…
SUMMER HAIR CARE TIPS By Suki Duggan Although many summer photo shoots depict long healthy hair and a glowing, sun-kissed skin, we all know that summer’s sun and humidity can wreak havoc on our beauty regime. Here are some easy tips for getting hair in shape this summer while not spending a lot of cash. Tip 1: Lay off the hot styling tools: If you…
The Skinny On Sunscreen Not all sunscreens are created equal. With a few brand new ingredients and products on the shelves, it’s even more important to pick the right ones. You want to get the most for your skin and your dollars; Dr. Lain with Steiner Ranch Dermatology has you covered. Understanding why you need a sunscreen and what a tan really does to your…
Real Men Moisturize by Troy Fairchild Toughening up may be what’s needed for new Boot Camp recruits, but male skin really doesn’t benefit from rough treatment. However, in the name of machismo, many men continue to make these classic mistakes with their skin: Use bath-soap in bar form—often a perfumey, deodorant soap—to wash the face Shave against the grain (causes inflammation and even ingrown hairs—ouch!)…
EPSOM SALT’S BENEFITS The National Academy of Sciences estimates the average American female gets just 70 percent of the magnesium required for good health. Magnesium, the main component of Epsom Salt, is easily absorbed through the skin, which means bathing in Epsom Salt can help: • reduce inflammation • improve heart and circulatory health • flush toxins and heavy metals from the cells, relieving muscle…
Jade Rolling: Eastern Tradition to Ease Western Tension by Ameann DeJohn In today’s climate of extra high stress, women are seeking out alternative ways to relax and rejuvenate at the spa. Who better to consult with than the women of Eastern Asia who for centuries have enjoyed powerful and effective therapies to maintain ultimate health and beauty by means of natural sources? For centuries ancient…

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