NO SMOKING We all learned in school that smoking has negative effects on our bodies. But do our clients? While in the treatment room, talk to your clients about the aesthetic damages smoking has on their skin. Remind them how much smoking really contributes to wrinkles... especially around the lips. It narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layer of the skin, which decreases…
Every morning I fill my French press with the mixture of herbs with a little mineral-rich salts. The aroma of the fresh herbs creates a sense of well-being and calm. After I prepare my herbal infusion, I pour a small amount into a beautiful glass bowl etch with healing words: love, peace, joy. I apply three applications of topical hydrotherapy to my skin with an…

In The Mood For Love

Written by Victoria Thomas
Creating a new appreciation for aromatherapy in your spa… and in your life! When asked which of our five senses is most precious to us, most of us will say our eyesight — how lost we would be without our eyes! Second in the hierarchy, most of us say we would be devastated to lose our sense of hearing; imagine never listening to Chopin (or…
University of Colorado Cancer Center recently published a study on parent's growing concerns and their children. Even though parents are concerned about their child getting skin cancer, the worry does not keep their children indoors. In fact, it is the opposite! The CU Cancer Center tried to understand parents' concerns on this subject. Such questions were asked over the phone: "How serious do you think…
Facts: This is a tricky one to answer, but generally speaking, this is a myth. While it might seem like a good idea to "drain" pus from a lesion for speedy healing, one should consider the typical method used for pustule extraction. The at-home technique usually involves some sort of picking or squeezing action that not only agitates the lesion, but also causes inflammation in…

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