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By Amanda Strunk Miller | October 23, 2014
Each holiday is designed to provide a respite from our toiling and bring friends and family together to celebrate. Because the origins of Thanksgiving are to celebrate a bountiful harvest, this particular holiday always reminds me of the opportunity to be aware and thankful for so many things in my life. ...

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By Jeremy Lawrence | October 30, 2014
Tucked into a breathtaking Adirondack woodland setting, Lake Placid’s first-ever resort spa experience takes the region’s wellness offerings to a new level. The Spa at Whiteface Lodge brings the natural beauty and bounty of its surroundings into its rustic timber design, which evokes the historic Adirondack ...

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By Jeremy Lawrence | November 6, 2014
Licensed aestheticians in Washington State have until January 15, 2015 to apply for the master aesthetician endorsement. This clause allows practicing aestheticians to increase their scope of practice. If no action has been made by January 15, 2015, aestheticians will be required to go back to school ...

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By Mara Shorr | November 26, 2014
Word on the street is that most spa owners love the concept of owning a spa. They love the thought of happy clients, the relaxation it brings to the lives of their clientele, and the youthful glow that comes from each new treatment brought to market.But it is no secret that most spa owners watch dollars ...

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By Melissa Picoli, L.E. | January 27, 2015
The sunscreen conversation has felt static for some time. We make the recommendation to wear sunscreen and re-apply often to clients as often as we ask them to hydrate. Here is the tricky part: it is not that simple. There is so much gray area, so much uncertainty and, as the people that clients visit ...

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By Erin Madigan-Fleck, M.D., L.E. | November 28, 2014
The history of electrotherapeutics has presented a long legacy of scientists, researchers, and physicians determined to illustrate the connection between healing, rejuvenation, and electrical current. The ancients in Egypt, Greece, and Rome utilized electric eels in therapy for headaches and neuralgia, ...

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By Erin Ferrill, L.E. | November 26, 2014
Achemical peel burn is every skin care professional’s worst nightmare, but no matter how skilled the professional, burns can happen. The causes can be many – an undiagnosed skin condition or undisclosed medication, perhaps even sun exposure that the client considered negligible or forgot about. If ...

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By Greg Moses, general manager at BioElixia | December 1, 2014
Dry brushing has become an ongoing consumer trend lately! But what exactly is it? Dry brushing is a popular spa technique that assists to minimize the appearance of saddle bag skin, also known as cellulite, by sloughing those dry, flaky upper skin cells for visibly smoother, more radiant skin. In ...

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By Leticia Mendonca | December 23, 2014
It is well past dinnertime, but you just got home after wrapping up yet another exhausting day at work. No doubt you enjoy caring for the clients at your spa, but who gives care to the caregiver? You know that your advice applies to your body too, but your inclination to give care pushes your needs to ...

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By Michelle D’Allaird, L.E. | December 23, 2014
I think the worst part of writing this article was that I had the “slapped in the face” realization that “oh no, this is me!” Although I am not quite yet experiencing the physiological characteristics, my age is certainly applicable as is the horrific realization that yes, I am getting older! So though ...

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By | December 23, 2014
Showing your professionalism in the workplace is not just common courtesy; it will help earn return clients who appreciate the effort you put into your actions and attire. Maintaining professionalism puts clients at ease so that they can enjoy their experience to the fullest. When clients find a true ...

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By | December 23, 2014
In the morning, I cleanse my face with warm water, then cold water, and then apply a toner. Then, I apply a serum during cooler months and a hydrophilic barrier cream during warmer months. Lastly, I apply a mineral makeup with SPF protection. At night, after cleansing my face, I apply a toner and ...

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By | January 22, 2015
It is time to help clients that are looking for a beautiful, soft makeup look. For spring, the ideal makeup is soft and light. Heavy, creamy makeup can be a client’s worst enemy – and yours. Natural color palettes are the easiest and most popular during spring. As makeup artists, our goal should be to ...

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By | January 27, 2015
Hydrotherapy, derived from the Greek words hydro and therapeia, meaning water and healing, is the application of water, either internally or externally, for the treatment of physical or psychological dysfunction. Bathing in water has been considered healing since the beginning of recorded time and across ...

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By | June 30, 2015
Wellness Center USA, Inc. announced the appointment of Seth B. Forman, M.D. as medical director of Psoria-Shield, Inc. Forman is an internationally recognized expert on the treatment of psoriasis and other auto-immune skin diseases, as well as an early adopter of the Psoria-Light®. As PSI continues ...

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