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How the Spa Student Should Handle a Difficult Client

Dealing with difficult clients is part of a day spa profession. The majority of clients are very happy and relaxed when they visit the spa, but sometimes you may deal with an issue that needs you to shine in your client relations skills. Regardless of whether the client is right or not, it is important you handle the situation intelligently to protect...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

The Many Benefits of Investing in a Spa Education

Spa education is a worthwhile investment. In fact, both employees and managers will benefit if people take educational courses. There are several reasons that you should invest in spa education. Higher Efficiency And Productivity Spa students are not born with the skills that they need to offer great services. Spa training will give people the skills...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Why It's Important To Keep Up With Trends In The Spa Industry

The spa industry offers a variety of services that help people endure the rigors of daily life while pampering themselves at the same time. If you are looking for unique ways to relax and de-stress, a trip to a day spa might be the ticket. These services are in high demand these days, and as a result, this niche market has become increasingly competitive...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Meditation to Help Spa Students De-Stress

As a spa student, you probably lead a busy life. After all, squeezing practice or study time for exams into an already busy life full of family, work, and other obligations can feel impossible. What is needed is a way to restore a sense of calm to each day. To help future clients feel rejuvenated, you must first have enough inner peace to exude quiet...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Makeup Specialist Outlook For 2021

Makeup Specialist for 2021 2020 has been kind of a crazy year for a wide range of industries, but the makeup industry has been impacted in a very real way. Whether you're in a makeup specialist school program or are already out in the field, you may have some serious concerns about your occupational outlook in the year to come. Right from the start...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

What Does It Take To Be A Skincare Specialist?

How to Become a Skin Care Specialist To become a skincare specialist, you have to study esthetics, which is what it takes to become an esthetician. You could also study a cosmetologist program. Some high schools may or may not offer training but vocational programs do. Training happens on the job, in particular, if working with chemicals. This can...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Jobs You Can Do After Massage Therapy Training and Licensing

Massage therapy plays a vital role in manipulating the body's tissues and muscles, significantly reducing stress, relieving pain, and improving flexibility. Many people are opting to get this therapy for relaxation and therapeutic purposes. There are several job opportunities available after attaining massage therapy training and licensing. The number...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

How To Become Approved as a Massage Therapy Continuing Education Provider

Overview To become an approved continuing education provider, you will need to submit an application and meet some instructor qualifications (e.g., CEU). Generally speaking, approved providers of massage therapy come from different fields, including medicine, spa students, independent contractors, and others. After your application receives the green...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Good Sanitation Protects Spa Clients and Staff During COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has many people concerned about being at a day spa. Not only are people worried about going to the spa, but many people are concerned about going to work every day. Fortunately, if you take the proper precautions, you can keep yourself and clients safe. You can take the following steps in order to keep your spa school and day spa...

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Posted on: September 7, 2020

Would You Still Consider a Spa Career on a Cruise Ship?

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way that cruise lines operate. Because diseases can easily transmit on a cruise ship, many people do not feel comfortable working on one. However, the cruise industry is taking extra precautions to ensure that people stay healthy. They are doing extra cleaning and disinfecting. They are also limiting the number...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Survey Your Spa Students for Feedback

Every spa student wants to have the best educational experience possible while they are in their program. It doesn't matter whether they are training to be a massage therapist, makeup specialist or esthetician, or they are taking continuing education courses. One of the things that you can do to ensure that every student has the best experience possible...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Take a Study Break this Labor Day with a Spa Treatment

You have been hitting the books. All of those hours straining your eyes and working your brain takes a toll. However, you can get yourself back to 100% with a relaxing spa day. You deserve this. A spa day will help make time stop, forgot any of your worries, and set your mind straight. What is Involved in a Day Spa? A day spa is simply a way to spoil...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Spa Anxiety? Try a Basic Facial

You might be interested in heading to a day spa for a complete spa treatment. You might like the idea of having a massage done by a licensed massage therapist, and you may want to get a manicure and pedicure. However, if you have never been to a spa before -- or if you have had a bad experience at a spa in the past -- then you might be suffering from...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Be Open To Your Spa Clients Questions And Requests

If you are a massage student who is striving to become a licensed massage therapist, you might still have a lot to learn about keeping your clients happy and building up an established day spa clientele list. One thing that you should learn is that you should always be courteous when dealing with your clients. Additionally, you should be open to client...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

How To Organize an Esthetician Treatment Room

Working at the day spa can be challenging at times. However, things will be a lot easier if you organize your treatment room. This will also create a better experience for your clients. There are several things that you can do in order to organize your esthetician treatment room. Make a Positive Impression Most people will form an impression within...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

The Benefits Of Having A Mentor in the Spa Industry

If you are trying to build a career in the day spa industry, then you might be doing a lot of hard work on your own. Of course, you might be capable of a lot of success by yourself, but this doesn't mean that you shouldn't look for help from time to time, too. For example, if you can find a mentor who has been involved in the industry for a while, you...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Hair Removal Service Selling Strategies

Hair removal may not currently be your best-selling service at your spa, however, there are several effective strategies to help sell that service to your members. Some of these strategies may be part of your marketing plan already. 1. Take Another Look at Your Spa Treatment Packages For many spa-goers, there is a fear of hearing waxing processes...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

5 Tips For Beautiful Skin From an Esthetician

If you want healthy, glowing skin, you’ll need a good skincare routine. Since it’s hard to know where to start, these 5 tips from an esthetician can be a great guide to perfect skin. 1. Use Gentle Cleansers Occasionally you need exfoliating beads or salicylic acid. However, using a rough scrub daily can irritate your skin. Instead, opt...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Essential Oils For Today's Pandemic Anxiety

The COVID-19 pandemic is a source of stress and anxiety for all. During this time, people are trying to calm their frazzled nerves and restore as much steadiness as possible to their everyday lives. Essential oils are a popular way people are bringing back peace in the face of pandemic panic. Essential oils are potent oils extracted from plants and...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Soothe Your Summer Skin With An Aloe Vera Scrub

You've spent the past few months having some fun in the sun. Now summer's almost over, and you're dealing with the after-effects of excess sun exposure. Sunburn, redness, dry skin, itchiness, peeling--your summer skin is begging for a cool, cleansing treatment that will exfoliate dead skin cells and make your skin looking fresh and vibrant again. You...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

The New Pandemic Spa Trend Is Daycations

Many people who have had to postpone their vacation are going on a daycation. A daycation is where someone spends several hours at a day spa, hotel, or massage studio. A person may visit all three of those places in one day. Daycations have become more popular since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Hotels May Offer Daycations There are several hotels...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

How To Make New Customers Into Steady Clients

One of the best things that you can do to run a successful spa business is to keep your customers coming back. Studies have shown that you are 60 to 70 percent more likely to sell to existing clients. There are a number of things that you can do to keep your customers coming back to your business. Personalize the Customer Experience Returning customers...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

How To Run A Successful Day Spa Post-Quarantine

The spas in most places have re-opened. However, you will have to do things a lot differently than you did before. You will have to take the following steps to manage your day spa post-quarantine. Safety Precaution Safety is one of the main things that you have to keep in mind. People want to feel comfortable going to the day spa. You can require...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

How Important it is To Select The Right Products For Your Day Spa

Selecting the right products for your day spa can be a make or break decision for your business. Finding the right balance between your personal brand and your client's expectations is the key to successful product selection. When deciding on what products to utilize for your spa treatments, make sure to consider the ingredients and aroma of the products...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Reasons Why Becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist is a Good Career Path

4 Reasons Why Becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist is a Good Career Path Are you thinking of pursuing a new career that won’t take you long before you start earning? Well, if this is your case, a massage career will fit you. Over the years, massage therapy has become a respected career since now one can pursue a certificate or diploma in massage...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

What Are The Benefits of Being An Esthetician?

If you are a spa student who is looking for a new career, then you should consider being an esthetician. You can have a successful skincare career. There are several reasons that you should consider choosing this career. Work With People Being an esthetician is the ideal career choice if you love being around people. You will be able to work with...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

How To Get A Massage License In Florida

You have decided you want to be a licensed massage therapist in Florida. A massage career can be extremely rewarding. You will be helping people to relax, ease their pain, and help individuals with chronic conditions. In order to get started, you need to enroll in a board-approved massage program or you can be an apprentice to a licensed massage therapist...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Lip Care Tips for the Summer Sun

Tips for Soft Summer Lips Dry lips are hard to ignore, especially in the summer months. There’s something about being in the summer sun that wreaks havoc on our mouths. This is because our lips produce fewer melanocytes, which are the cells responsible for creating melanin. Therefore, it’s important to have a regular lip care routine to...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Spa and Cell Phone Policies

We live in a society where we carry our cell phones with us everywhere that we go. It is okay for you to take your cell phone to the day spa. However, it is important for you to practice basic spa etiquette. It is rude for you to be on the phone while your makeup specialist student or massage student is treating you. They are trying to work on their...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Wax On Wax Off, The Benefits Of a Professional Waxing

For many people, hair removal is part of them looking good and feeling confident. There are many options for hair removal, including shaving, waxing, laser removal, and creams. However, a method that is becoming increasingly popular is waxing because of its excellent, long-lasting results. Despite being highly effective, laser removal is costly, and...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

A person who has gone to their dermatologist or esthetician for tips on skincare has no doubt heard about hyaluronic acid or HA. What exactly is it? Read on for more information. Hyaluronic acid is actually a type of sugar. It’s found in every living thing, and its job is to attract moisture to an area such as the skin and eyes and lock it in...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

4 Reasons To Get Facials On a Regular Basis

Facials might sometimes seem like a splurge or pampering more than a necessary treatment, but a regular skincare routine is the best way to maintain the health and condition of your skin. Consistent treatments make all the difference and when you undergo slightly more involved treatments like a facial, it ensures that your daily routine has the ability...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

It's Beautiful When a Career and a Passion Come Together

Almost everyone has to work at some point to pay the bills. That doesn't mean that they have to dread their jobs, however. One of the wisest things a person can do is to find a career that is also a passion. Finding a job that one is passionate about is beneficial because it never feels like a job. That person is merely doing something that he or she...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

The Importance of Making Time For Yourself

Are you tired of reading books and sacrificing sleep to make progress toward your goals? A life of ambition comes with a lot of study time, but it's just as important to unwind. As you learn how to make life better for your future spa clientele, schedule some time for activities that make your life better right now. Everyone needs a night off or...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

I Love Being An Esthetician

Working in a rewarding field provides an opportunity to help people in a number of different ways. You can change a person’s life by becoming an esthetician. As a spa student, the opportunity to learn different techniques provides a more well-rounded approach to this type of work. Whether learning how to properly provide clients with facials...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

How Can I Improve My Spa Service Productivity?

So, you are looking to bolster the productivity of your spa, and you are wondering what steps you should take to improve the output. Well, you came to the right place. It is common for spa owners to have output targets. However, many of them never create effective strategies that would enable them to achieve these targets. It is your job as a spa owner...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

What Are Essential Oils? Do They Really Help?

Therapeutic Benefits Of Essential Oil Essential oils are concentrated hydrophobic plant compounds that maintain the natural flavor and smell when extracted. The chemical compound in the oil is volatile. What Essential Oil Does Essential oil is commonly used in the practice of aromatherapy, a healing treatment that utilizes natural plant extract...

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Posted on: July 3, 2020

Help Build Your Massage Client List By Volunteering

Many spas were closed due to Covid-19. That is why it can be difficult for you to get work if you are a massage therapist or a massage student. The bills don't stop because you are not working. The good news is that you can take the time to build up your clientele by volunteering. Many people are interested in massage therapy and would love to get a...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Teach Men To Develop A Healthy Skin Care Routine

Most men do not go to the day spa on a regular basis. However, it is important for them to have a healthy skincare routine. There are several things that men can do during their skincare routine. Read the Product Labels And Ingredients on Skin Care Products It is important to read the product labels and ingredients before you buy a product. Certain...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

What are the Benefits of a Charcoal Face Mask?

Activated charcoal has been a natural skincare solution and beauty product staple for decades. Now it's recently caught fire with new fans, online audiences, and spa professionals. Expect charcoal face masks to improve conditions from acne to dry skin. Charcoal Masks Are a Fast Way To Clear, Clean Skin Charcoal masks come in ready-to-use products...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Top Five Reasons To Get a Facial

A facial is a skincare treatment that is performed by a professional esthetician. During this treatment; you will receive the utmost pampering to your face to improve your skin's health. Listed below are the top 5 reasons as to why you should get a facial. Professional Skin Examination Before receiving your facial, a professional esthetician will...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Create Your Own Quarantine Stay-cation

The day spa may be closed due to Covid-19. However, there are ways that you can make good use of this time. You can have your own quarantine stay-cation. You can do the following to make the best use of this time. Catch up on the Latest Studies There are always new studies that highlight massage therapy and its benefits. Now is a good time for a massage...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

How Does Coffee Affect The Body?

Coffee is one of life's simple pleasures. From its rich taste to providing an energy boost coffee is pretty much a staple in every household. People drink coffee for many reasons. Some love the rich aroma while others sip it while studying schoolwork or relaxing in a day spa. However, as delicious as coffee is, it shouldn't be overconsumed. Coffee...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

At Home Education During COVID-19

Most people who work in the wellness industry are out of work due to COVID-19. However, if you are a spa student, then you can get an education at home. There are several places that offer virtual classes. Recephange Recephange is a skincare company. The classes will teach you how to stay connected with your clients. It will also talk about how you...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Virtual Self-Care Programs Becoming Popular Now

With the new phenomenon of social distancing, new ideas and concepts are being created that many people have never heard of before. Now, there is the new phenomenon of virtual self-care programs. It's a form of self-care that takes place over the computer and at home instead of in a public setting. This new trend could help your spa business to remain...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Stay Positive and Count Your Blessings

We know that stress can have a negative impact on our body's immunity. In these times of pandemic and uncertainty, it's more important than ever to care for ourselves in all ways. Meditation and massage therapy can be great options. Why Massage? Working with a licensed massage therapist may be exactly what you need to help yourself. Besides...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Schools Out! Get More Study Time

COVID-19 continues to affect all aspects of life. Because of it, spa schools close and prevent a spa student from studying. However, you can take advantage of this situation and turn it into study time for your future in the spa industry. Let's look at some ways that you can use this time effectively for your future career. Web Searches Spend some...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Now is a Great Time to Market Services to Corporate Clients

Corporate Clients and Day Spa Treatments Massage therapists have promising promotional openings on the horizon now. That's because they can spread the word about all of their offerings to clients who are part of the corporate realm. They can present corporate clients of all kinds with the gifts of on-site massage therapy. If you're a licensed massage...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

How To Choose Massage Equipment

Selecting Massage Equipment for a Day Spa Work as a massage therapist who is licensed and seasoned can be rewarding and enjoyable. It can also sometimes be pretty anxiety-inducing. That's because searching for and purchasing massage therapy equipment can be rather overwhelming. There are so many options out there for massage therapists who have all...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Benefits of Having A Partner in Your Spa Business

The purpose of a spa is to provide an outlet for customers to find relaxation and renew themselves. While a spa with a lot of features is bound to draw in clients, especially if you can provide customize packages, one avenue you may not have considered is bringing a licensed massage therapist on board. Why? A licensed massage therapist has undergone...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Start a New Career with Your COVID-19 Stimulus Check

The government has sent out checks due to the Covid-19 pandemic. You can use the money that you get to further your education. You can complete your dream of going into massage therapy or being an esthetician. If the funds have been stopping you from continuing your education, then now is a great time to do it. Not only can the funds pay for your education...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Now is a Good Time To Remember Skin Cancer Awareness

Cancer has become a significant threat to our existence and responsible for uncountable demises. Cancer is a significant threat to our lifestyles and has us looking over our shoulders health-wise. Skin cancer is a common form of cancer that has affected millions of people across the globe. There is no known cure to this vile condition, and all you can...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Get Up To Speed On Telehealth Services

In the new era of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, patients and providers in the age of a new normal are increasingly reliant on telehealth services to conduct their check-ups and to monitor patient health. The telehealth revolution has been underway for more than a decade, but it has gained new prominence in the minds of Americans following...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Ensure Your Massage Tables Are Sanitary

Your day spa may have been forced to close due to the Covid-19 pandemic. People will soon be coming back to the spa because they want to improve their wellness. However, it is important for you to make sure that all of the proper sanitization precautions are taken. You will need to make sure that you have plenty of disinfectants. The tables should...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Even a Spa Student Deserves a DIY R & R Spa Night

Home Spas and Taking Things Slowly Being a spa student can be incredibly rewarding for many. It can be energizing to know that you're preparing for a career path that can be so beneficial for other human beings. Don't assume that learning about spa treatment options means that you shouldn't focus on your own self-care practices, however. If you're...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

5 Things We Want In Advanced Education

Advanced Educations and Spa Careers Do you want to secure an exciting job in the massive spa industry at some point in the near future? The world is brimming with an abundance of aspiring and capable estheticians. If you want to land a terrific job in a day spa, then you need to do what you can to secure a strong educational background beforehand...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

What It's Like To Be a Massage Therapist

Massage Therapy Vocations There are so many meaningful and rewarding career paths out there in this day and age. People who are good with others often make the choice to pursue vocations in the massage therapy sector, and with strong reasoning. Working as a licensed massage therapist can be a pleasure for any individual who relishes being able to assist...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Classroom vs Online Learning in the Spa Industry

The Spa Field and Learning Choices If you want to go after a career in the massage therapy field, then you naturally have to get the right educational background. Learning about the vast spa industry isn't something that you can do overnight. It often involves selecting an appropriate educational approach as well. You may want to think about signing...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

The Skin Care Product Line is Booming With Fruits and Veggies

Skincare trends change with changes in consumer values. With more people today feeling concern about the quality and type of ingredients they allow in contact with their skin, it's not surprising that consumers value reducing their exposure to toxic and synthetic ingredients that have been a mainstay of the health and beauty industry. Marketing firms...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Does Health Insurance Pay For Massage Therapy?

Since different companies provide health insurance coverage in the United States, it's impossible for an article about this topic to give readers a definite answer about their unique individual situations. Private insurance carriers, Medicare and Medicaid requirements and other factors come into play when discussing massage therapy. People usually can't...

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Posted on: February 17, 2020

How to Wax Coarse Hair

Coarse Hair: How to Remove Difficult Hair With Ease Ask any esthetician and they will agree: waxing coarse hair is difficult. With that said, it's not impossible. Individuals with coarse and unruly hair may find themselves skipping wax sessions out of fear of pain, bleeding, and discomfort. If you're looking to treat problematic hair with ease, here's...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

We Are In a Dangerous Flu Season

Massage Therapy and Other Services During a Dangerous Flu Season Every job that involves working face-to-face with the public exposes the employee to many germs and potential illnesses. The risks become even more evident when the flu season arrives. Someone in a position like a massage therapist, nail technician, or cosmetologist has an increased risk...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

How Add-On Sales are a Great Marketing Technique

As a spa business, there are always ways to increase your revenue while making sure that you meet the needs of your clients. When your clients come in for a regular service, you can offer add-ons as a way to increase the sale and better their spa experience. There are many enhancements that you can offer like masks, essential oils, and feet and hand...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Steps To Get First Time Clients to Come Back

Getting a new client in the door is fantastic. It means your marketing plan is working. However, getting those new clients in the door is only half the equation. The other half is transitioning them from a new client into a repeat and regular client. How? From New Client To Regular Client In Four Steps 1. Offer A Program, Not A Service Services...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

How To Get More Referrals For Your Spa Business

A day spa business can only do well if they continue to bring in business. Even if they offer great services, it can be difficult to stay afloat if there aren't customers coming through the door. The good news is there are ways to increase your customer base. Keep reading to learn how to get more referrals for your spa business: Incentivize Referrals Look...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Market Your Business Beyond Social Media

When you own a spa, it takes a lot of hard work to advertise your services. It's important to always be thinking of new ways to market your offerings. While social media is a powerful tool, you should also market your business beyond social media. Here are some ideas for other marketing techniques to consider for your massage therapy business: Partner...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

The Best Steps for Applying Skin Care Products

We all want glowing, radiant facial skin. According to a 2017 survey, over half of the consumers in the United States use a skincare product to maintain a youthful appearance. However, when you don't apply it right, you miss out on its full effect. There are a few tips and tricks that can help you make the most of your skincare routine. Tips for Oily...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Precautions to Take as a Massage Therapist on a Cruise Ship

The life of a massage therapist working on a cruise ship can be exciting, but it’s also a lot of hard work. One of the most important issues when it comes to living and working on a cruise ship is self-care. You are on the frontline when it comes to being in contact with contagious illnesses like the coronavirus, and it’s important to take...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Benefits of Roses For Skin Care

Among other things, roses are a natural astringent that helps staunch bleeding. So they have a long history of being used medicinally. In fact, in Medieval Europe, they were grown more for use as food and medicine than for their beauty. So they were often grown all over the walls of castles. This wasn't simply decoration. It was a ready stock of critical...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

3 Ingredients Trending For 2020

There's no better way to kick off the new year than to see what kinds of trends are on the horizon. It's challenging to determine which fads will stick and which will fade out over time. Rebecca Gadberry, once the CEO of YG Labs, was kind enough to break down the three ingredients that are expected to trend in 2020. Trend #1: Clean Beauty Clean...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Consider These Things When You Are a Leader at a Destination or Resort Spa

There are various ideations that can assist resort spa and destination spa leaders and owners. These leaders in the industry must learn to appease the guest to become the best in the industry. Follow the ten ideations below to assist with your resort and destination spa. 1. Know Your Culture It is important to respect the culture your spa is located...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

What Every Esthetician Should Know

There are many things that an esthetician should know, especially if this is your first time starting a new job. Once your days are over as a spa student, transitioning to a day spa can be a bit challenging in the beginning. There are certain guidelines that all estheticians should follow. You should make sure that you spend a little time building a...

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Focus On Wellness This Winter

Wintertime is not for the faint of heart. Between the gray skies, the shortened daylight, and the relentless arctic temperatures, Old Man Winter can really take a toll on your body and spirit. This is the time of year when illness and body aches tend to come calling as we pack on a few extra pounds trying to comfort those winter blues. You don't have...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Spa Trends for 2020

When studying to work in or operate a spa, or to become a licensed massage therapist, it is vital to stay abreast of spa treatments and trends for each new year. Watching which services a day spa offers can help make a thriving career for a spa student or a massage student. So what does 2020 have in store? *CBD Products 2020 is the year of cannabidiol...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

What Are the Benefits of Reflexology Massage?

Reflexology has many great benefits. It is a type of massage therapy that consists of using pressure in differentiation to a person’s hands, feet, and even ears. The theory of reflexology is that these body parts have a certain connection to organs within a person’s body. Many benefits can be obtained just through certain pressure points...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Benefits of Continuing Education

Continuing education can be beneficial for everyone within the massage therapy field and other fields. It is a never-ending process because there are always so many great things to learn and more knowledge to gain. Whether you are a licensed massage therapist or a nail technician, you can take advantage of continuing education. Continuing education...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Tips to Create and Develop a Self-Care Practice

If you are a spa student, then you probably spend a lot of time thinking about the type of practice that you are going to run after you finish school. You can start a business. Keep in mind that massage therapy is not the only service that you can offer. You can start a self-care practice. There are several ways that you can start your own practice. Make...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Don't Bring Your Problems and Moods to Work

It can be difficult to be a spa student, and there are going to be days when you are going to show up at the spa in a bad mood. You should keep your feelings to yourself in those times and try not to show your clients that you are upset. There are some things that you can do to help stay positive and give off a positive vibe. You need to focus on healthy...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Relax With a Back Facial

Back Skin Care If you have back acne, then it is difficult to cleanse this area of your body to eliminate the blackheads and pimples. However, at a day spa, an esthetician can work on this hard to reach part of your body by having you recline on a table. With this table, you can turn onto the front of your body, placing your face in an open space for...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Start 2020 With the Basics - Basic Facial and Manicure

2020 and Pampering Yourself If you want to kick off 2020 like a success, then you should zero in on all of the fundamentals. It can help to get a standard manicure. It can help to get a standard facial for your complexion as well. You should kick off the fresh year by concentrating on your own wellness. Setting up a regimen that involves monthly spa...

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

Happy New Year 2020!

Plan a Happy New Year that Includes Positive Goals While planning your resolutions for 2020, you should also consider the next decade of your life. Long-term planning for your life can lead to more success. In addition to improving your health and wellness with a better dietary plan and more exercise, you should strive to have less stress. If you are...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

The Massage Therapist Shortage is at a Critical Level

Overcoming the Critical Shortage of Massage Therapists New research reveals that there is a critical shortage of spa workers with proper training in massage therapy. Approximately 50% of the unfilled job positions in spas are for massage therapists. This industry is trying to understand why there is a critical shortage of workers when there is still...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Build Your Massage Therapy Practice With Confidence

Creating a Business Plan When you are a licensed massage therapist, you may prefer being your own boss. One of the things that you learned as a spa student is that you can remain independent. However, starting a new business in today's world requires confidence. First, you must have a written business plan to have success in the massage therapy industry...

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Posted on: December 25, 2019

How to Succeed as a Massage Therapist

Enroll in Continuing Education Courses When you begin a career in massage therapy, you will want to have the best outcome, but you must plan carefully to have the most success. First, it is important to find a great school for your training, and as a spa student, you should learn as much as you can about your chosen career. An important part of having...

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Maintain Work and Studies During the Holidays

As a spa student, the holiday season is great because you get to get away from school for a couple of weeks. During this time, you will probably get to kick back and relax a little bit, letting your mind rest and recover from the last couple of months of hard work. Relaxing is healthy and even necessary, but be careful. It is not recommended to avoid...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Spa Students Should Give Gift Cards This Christmas

The Best Gifts at Christmastime When you are a spa student, you should promote your services to relatives and friends by giving them gift cards for Christmas. You are likely trying to improve your skills while you are learning more about providing the best customer services. There are gift cards available for individual spa treatments that include...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Is It Athlete's Foot?

Keep Your Feet Healthy With daily foot care, you are less likely to have athlete's foot. This condition leads to having an itchy rash on your feet that typically begins between your toes. The causes of athlete's foot include the exposure to fungus along with failing to keep your feet clean and dry. If you don't keep your feet covered in public areas...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Healthy Snacking On the Run

Carry Filled Water Bottles with You While you may use an assortment of high-quality skincare products to moisturize your body and facial skin, it is also important to drink water each day. Many individuals are chronically dehydrated because they only consume caffeinated soft drinks or coffee. These beverages increase urination, leading to dry and...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

How the Spa Student Should Deal With Holiday Stress

If you’re a spa student, then you know it can be hard to balance classes, work and still find time to enjoy life. The ability to focus your attention on your spa studies is important if you want to succeed, but it can be hard to concentrate if you’re stressed out. Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle You may be suffering from the after-effects...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Can Massage Therapy benefit Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis patients

Overcome Pain in the Abdominal Area with Professional Bodywork Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are conditions that affect the intestinal tract, leading to a variety of symptoms that include: • Bloody diarrhea • Rectal bleeding and discomfort • Inflammation in the colon that can lead to cancer • Pain in the abdominal...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Is Massage Therapy Helpful for Whiplash?

Treating Whiplash with Massage Therapy Whether you rear-ended a vehicle in front of you, fell down a flight of stairs, or weren't properly fastened into an amusement park ride, whiplash is a painful consequence of putting your body through physical distress. Both acute and chronic, this injury can create muscle tightness, immobility, and pain. A term...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

How Serious is Dehydration

The Severity of Hydration and How to Fix It Dehydration is a common condition, but its health risks can be underrated. When the body lacks the necessary fluids to function, it can begin with the inability to pee and not being able to sweat and eventually leads to even worse health issues, including headaches, dizziness, and even brain damage or death...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Hospital Internships Are Great For Massage Therapy Students

If you are looking for a place to complete your massage therapy internship, then you may want to do it at a hospital. Working in a hospital environment can be a rewarding experience. You will be able to meet people who need a healing touch. A hospital is a great place for starting a career because there is a great demand for massage therapists. You...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Stop Being So Moody

Unhealthy eating habits can affect your mind, leading to moodiness. The good news is that you can choose a good snack food or comfort food to change your brain's chemistry right away. If you don't know a lot about nutrition, then you can visit a spa that offers advice about creating a better daily diet. Spa students learn about all types of healthy...

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Posted on: November 29, 2019

Massage Therapy for Hospice Patients

Providing Spa Treatments to Terminally Ill Patients Hospice patients are approaching the end of life, but the soothing massages from a licensed massage therapist will ease their physical discomfort. In addition, professional bodywork can increase the endorphins in the body to improve the mood of a patient who is terminally ill. Most of the patients...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

How Wellness is Shaping the Future of Technology

More Individuals Want to Use Modern Gadgets More individuals are interested in body and mind wellness, but they want to use modern technology to improve their well-being. Younger individuals are especially interested in using gadgets while exercising or enjoying spa services. This includes downloading healthy living Apps onto a smartphone to keep track...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Spa Industry Changes Coming in 2020

The spa industry is not immune to changes based on what people expect today and newer technology that's on the horizon. Whether you run a day spa or offer some other type of treatments that involve skincare, it's important to know what the future holds for the spa industry in 2020. More Documentation/Regulation Estheticians will need to provide documentation...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

What Technology Can Do For Your Spa

Technology is changing the world. It can also change the way that you conduct your spa business. There are several ways that you can use tech to change the lives of your clients. DNA Testing It is a good idea for your clients to consult with you before they start a skincare regimen. DNA testing can help your clients find out what skincare regimen...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Tips for Organizing a Treatment Room

Have an Efficient Work Area As an esthetician in a day spa, you will want to have an organized work area. Working with clients is more efficient with the perfect setup. When a client enters a treatment room, she expects to see a clean space that is attractive, but you should also have an area where you can find the things required for the chosen spa...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

What Should You Ask During An Interview

When you are the manager of a spa, you must interview job applicants to find the best personnel for your business. In the spa industry, the turnover rate is high as employees leave to move to new locations. As a business owner, you will want to hire the best employees. Questions to Ask During an Interview You should have a list of questions to ask...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Accomplishing Your Vision On Your Own

Looking at ways to accomplish your vision in the spa industry is a top priority for many people. Taking the time to set specific goals can help you stay on course and reach your ultimate achievement. Here are a few important steps that you can take to help you accomplish your vision and goals in your career. #1 Look for Ways to Stand Out One of the...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Get Your Spa Ready for the New Year

The New Year 2020 will be here before you know it. You are probably thinking about all of the things that you will need to do before the year is out. You will also need to get your day spa ready for the New Year. There are several things that you will need to do in order to prepare your spa. Redecorate The New Year is a time for new things. That is...

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

Why You Should Continue Your Education

Knowledge and techniques are always changing in the field of esthetics. Every day we get a slightly better understanding of skin and wellness. The business atmosphere in which we work changes as well. The choice to continue education means more than making more money (although that is a big benefit) it means gaining confidence, new abilities, and enhancing...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

What Are the Benefits of Investing in Spa Education?

Benefits Of Studying Spa Education Spa education is the form of education that is offered to all individuals who are working in a spa setting, ranging from the managers to the employees. Studying this form of education has a lot of benefits and hereby are some of them. Benefits to the Managers Improved Income Generation If you invest in a day...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Spa Services at Destination Weddings

Enjoy A Lucrative Career As A Spa Specialist! We all know in the beauty industry that weddings are exciting, fun, and beneficial to work. With the modern craze of a destination wedding, beauticians and experts in the industry can enjoy traveling for their career and meeting new clients in the process. High-end services with the perks of travel are...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Relax With a Prenatal Massage

How Prenatal Massage Can Help You Relax For many women, being pregnant is a very uncomfortable experience. The added weight gain and increased hormones can make even taking a nap difficult at times. Fortunately, many pregnant women find that getting a massage by a licensed massage therapist regularly makes a huge difference in how well they feel during...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Need Some Creative Halloween Makeup Ideas

Thrilling Halloween Makeup Concepts Halloween is all about pure innovation and imagination. It doesn't matter how old or how young you are. If you're stuck in a Halloween makeup creativity rut, however, you don't have to fret at all. That's because you can head to our trusted local day spa for a little assistance. We can connect you to a seasoned makeup...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Change Your Life Change Your Mind and Create Happiness

Your thoughts and feelings play a huge role in your life. Happiness and a positive attitude can give you the energy you need to change your life. Sadness, on the other hand, could easily demotivate you and make it difficult to get up from bed every morning. It could seem impossible to get out of the negative prison we've created in our minds. There...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Why More Students are Choosing Trade Schools Like Massage Therapy

Become a Licensed Massage Therapist Today! Going to a trade school has many benefits. One is that the program usually is less expensive. The schools also are prepared to give you the information you need to go straight into the workforce rather than adding filler classes that you need when you are getting a bachelor's degree. Technical school is great...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Fall Skin Care Tips!

Top Five Fall Skincare Tips Fall is a beautiful time of year when the leaves are changing colors and warmer afternoons start to become sweater weather. Autumn is also the perfect time of year to upgrade your beauty and skincare regimen so you too can change with the seasons and stay gorgeous. Here are the top five fall skincare tips: Reverse the...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

You're Never Too Old For a Career Change in Beauty

Begin a New Career As an older adult, you can begin a new career in the beauty industry. You may want to start a new job after raising a family or if you have been laid off from a job, then it is often time to switch to a different career. When you are older, you won’t want to spend four years in college, so enrolling in a basic facial and makeup...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

How to Deal With Adult Acne

Overcome the Embarrassment of Having Acne If you are an individual with adult acne, then you may feel embarrassed about your pimples and blackheads, but there are ways to improve the condition of your skin. A daily skincare routine with the proper products can help your face to look better, but you can also visit a spa to have specialized facial services...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Keeping Your Spa Germ Free This Flu Season

Avoid Developing Influenza Influenza is a highly contagious condition that affects numerous individuals each year, leading to fever, muscle pain and nausea that can last for several days or weeks. In some cases, an individual can have severe complications from the flu, leading to pneumonia or bronchitis. Fortunately, it is possible to receive a yearly...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Fall Beauty and Fashion Trends 2019

Autumn Fashion and Beauty Approaches Looking amazing for the chillier fall season is all about knowing about all of the latest trends. It's also all about knowing about the tones that are particularly flattering for autumn glory. If you want to know about fall colors for lips and nails, then you should research all of your options with great care...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Be Kind, The Body Needs Rest

Reduce Your Feelings of Stress If you are feeling anxious most of the time, then you need the healing touch from massage treatments. A licensed massage therapist can offer a variety of services to help with the reduction of stress that can cause mental and physical problems. A day spa will have a relaxing environment with soothing music helping you...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Meditate for Improved Skin

Meditation May Be best Daily Skin Beautification Routine The skin is the human body’s largest organ. What’s happening on the surface of the skin can be an indicator of a person’s overall health. People who routinely experience high levels of stress often have this show up in their skin in the form of rashes, hives, blisters, and discoloration...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Why Ethics is So Important in a Spa Environment

Every day spa needs a clear code of ethics. Moreover, every spa student should have a comprehensive understanding of boundary lines and the best methods for honoring confidentiality before entering the work environment in any professional capacity. These things are vital for preserving the integrity and reputations of businesses, ensuring client comfort...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Training Massage Therapy Students to Work With Cancer Patients

Learning How to Communicate with Clients Cancer patients often want to augment their traditional treatments with the services that are offered at a day spa. With a relaxing spa service, a cancer patient can feel better mentally and physically. A spa student must learn how to work with a variety of cancer patients in an appropriate way. This includes...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Properly Clean and Sanitize Your Cosmetology Tools

Understand Sanitation Guidelines As a spa student, you must learn how to care for the tools that are used in a spa. There are sanitation guidelines that you should follow to meet the regulations of your region, but you should also learn about the newest ways to sterilize makeup brushes and other tools. Customers expect you to use the cleanest tools...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

I Want to Know About Basic Skincare

Basic Skincare Regimens It's critical to be well-versed in basic skin cleansing steps. You need to establish a daily skin care routine as part of a healthy living approach. Taking proper care of your complexion can make you glow and appear refreshed and youthful to all. You should invest in skincare products that are gentle and far from harsh. You...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Why Your Clients May Have Sensitive Skin

If your clients are complaining about having sensitive skin, you want to help them figure out why they are dealing with that. There are a number of reasons that a client's skin might be having trouble, and you should alert your clients to all of the reasons that they might be suffering from skin that is upset. When working as an esthetician, you want...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Can Varicose Veins Benefit From Massage Therapy?

Varicose Veins: How Massage Can Improve Your Vein Health and Overall Appearance Have you ever examined your veins and noticed that they've become dark, swollen, tangled and unsightly in appearance? Although this situation may seem daunting, it's a perfectly treatable and manageable ailment that doctors refer to as varicose veins. This phenomenon can...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Meditation Can De-stress Your Skin

Meditation and Your Complexion Meditation is a practice that can help you find clarity, balance and peace in your daily lifestyle. It's also one that can do a lot for your skin care goals, believe it or not. If you're keen on achieving maximum health and wellness, then you should figure out how meditating can enhance your complexion. It's not just...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Treating Sensitive Skin

Many clients have sensitive skin. If your skin is sensitive, then it will be more likely to react to the ingredients in certain products. That is why it is important for an esthetician to use ingredients that are specifically designed for sensitive skin. There are a number of ingredients that are known for soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Flu Season is Here

Flu Season and Spas Flu season is inevitable each year. It's not something that anyone can deny. If you run a wellness spa, then you know just how critical it is to maintain a hygienic, sanitary and welcoming atmosphere regardless of the time of year. It's particularly critical to do so when the flu season is in full swing. You should do anything and...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

My Aching Neck! Help

Massage Therapy for Neck Pain Many clients who receive massage therapy treatment struggle with chronic neck pain that has the potential to alter their daily lives. Clients are desperate for relief and look to a licensed massage therapist to fix their pain. As a massage therapy student it is important to remember that the neck requires a gentle...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Ease Your Sore Muscles With a Hot Stone Massage

Enjoy a Massage with Hot Stones While You are Traveling in a New Location While traveling away from home, you may want to enjoy a hot stone massage. This type of massage therapy involves placing warm stones on various areas of your body. Some clients at a spa request this spa treatment as part of a traditional massage therapy package. You may first...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Can I Bring My Children to the Spa?

Children at Spas When you work in a day spa, a parent may want to bring children to the business. This is a difficult situation because there are times that children can create a disturbance for the other clients. As a spa student, one of the best ways to overcome the problems associated with children at your day spa is by providing services that...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

What Makes a Good Esthetician?

Many clients seek out an esthetician because they're experiencing skin problems. These skincare specialists provide facials along with other treatments so that clients can put their best face forward, literally. However, the wrong esthetician may make problems worse while costing a lot of money to boot. It's helpful to understand what this type of...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Do You Have What it Takes to be an Infant Massage Instructor?

Enroll in a Massage School to Become an Instructor When parents have a colicky or fussy baby, they won't get a lot of sleep. As the baby cries and feels uncomfortable, the child will become distressed. However, it is possible to soothe a baby with infant massage. A massage student should consider learning how to perform this type of massage treatment...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Staying Hydrated for Health and Wellness

Why is drinking water so important? It seems that drinking water has recently become a trend. Lemon water, water, and apple cider vinegar, and expensive water bottles are all part of the health and wellness movement. It's all for good reason though. No drink can replace pure, freshwater, and chronic dehydration can cause health problems much more serious...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Be Who You Are With Knowledge and Get Rewards

Getting Your Spa on the Right Track If you're a spa student or professional, then you need to go above and beyond to stay in the loop with regard to all of the latest aesthetic crazes that are out there. You should be well versed in all of the newest treatments, colors, products, and style approaches in general. It's critical to be able to show your...

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Posted on: September 2, 2019

All Licensed Massage Therapists Should Know How to do Chair Massage

A chair massage is a type of massage that is performed while a person is sitting in a chair. It started to grow in popularity during the 1980s. Every licensed massage therapist should offer chair massages. There are several reasons that a massage therapist should offer chair massage therapy at their practice. There Are Many Benefits Chair massages...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Massage Therapists Self-Care Tips

As a licensed massage therapist, you must manage your own self-care to avoid having problems with your hands, wrists, elbows or shoulders. The constant use of your arms and hands during massage therapy treatments can lead to inflammation in the joints, tendons or muscles, but you can learn to heal yourself to avoid serious health problems. Use these...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Teach Your Clients the Do's and Don'ts Before and After Getting a Massage

Do's and Don'ts When You Have Professional Bodywork If you are a licensed massage therapist, then you know that there are things that your clients should do before spa treatments, and there are also things that they shouldn't do after having bodywork. Before your clients arrive for an appointment, send them an email with directions about preparing...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

A Mentor Can Help You Succeed in the Spa Industry

The spa industry is a highly competitive field that requires knowledge, skill and the ability to set yourself apart. If you want to become a leader in the spa industry, then it’s essential to find a mentor. Whether you’re a spa manager, massage therapist or skincare professional you owe it to yourself to seek one out to help guide you through...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Changes to the NCBTMB Renewal Requirements

The NCBTMB stands for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. There have recently been changes to requirements for renewal. This certification board was created back in 2013 and it states the requirements that are needed to renew the certification by achieving necessary continuing education. These particular requirements...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Massage Therapy Can Improve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Massage therapy is wonderful for all areas of your body and various issues. Different areas can carry multiple pain and tension points. However, were you aware that if you suffer from fibromyalgia, it may be the perfect way to reduce your symptoms? Fibromyalgia Symptoms While the list of symptoms for this disorder is quite extensive, some of the...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

It's Been a Real Buggy Summer

The dog days of summer have left us reeling from the constant nagging bug bites. The ever-present heat and humidity create the ideal environment for mosquitoes and other biting insects to breed. Insect repellent is the best method to protect your skin and it can be incorporated into an easy skincare routine. Insect repellent products and Skin Care Most...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

The Best Ways to Help Your Spa Students and Staff Grow Successfully

Creating Growth Opportunities for Everyone If you are the owner of a day spa or a cosmetic training school, then you will want to provide growth opportunities for your spa students and your team members. You will need to have a warm atmosphere in your business to maintain an excellent reputation so that you can keep the same employees along with attracting...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Hey, Have You Heard about Facebooks New Appointment Booking Feature?

It is estimated that 68 percent of people in America use Facebook. Many people are using this social networking site to grow their day spa business. It has recently released an appointment booking feature. This feature allows you to collect customer information, accept and manage appointments as well as send out appointment reminders. Pros Wave Wellness...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

August is National Wellness Month

August is National Wellness Month, so it’s the prime opportunity for you to begin focusing on your personal well-being. So many people get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life that they forget to take care of themselves. You also might be someone who spends a lot of time taking care of others, and because of your love and care for...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

The Key to Spa Business Success - Convert New Customers into Steady Clients

Every spa business wants to grow as much as possible. However, it is a lot easier for a day spa to keep current customers than it is for them to get new ones. There are several things that you can do in order to keep your clients coming back. Personalize Your Customer Experience The customer experience is one of the main things that will determine...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Why You Need Business Management Software for Your Spa

Finding efficient ways to save time and money on common services is important for your day spa. After all, time is money. Today, we're going to look at a few questions about business management software and how it can lead your spa to success. Let's get right in! What Is Business Management Software? Business management services are primarily designed...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Try a Spa Service at a School

You work hard, and a trip to the day spa is a great reward. Whether you’re going in for a facial, manicure, or massage, spa treatments are always beneficial and relaxing. They are an excellent place to catch up with friends or just to get some much needed time to yourself. If you’re finding that your budget is a little stretched, you don’t...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

How To Be a Successful Spa Student

Attending spa school is a huge step in your journey towards working in a day spa. Spa school requires a wide variety of attributes to achieve maximum success. Today, we're going to look at five ways to be a successful spa student. Let's get right in! 1. Practice Meditation A proven method that relieves stress and improves your performance is meditation...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Mommy Beauty Care After Baby

Plan an Easy Skin Care Routine When you are a new mom, you may feel physically exhausted and mentally stressed, but it is still important to have an easy skincare routine. First, your type of skin may change after you have a baby, so you must have your skin analyzed by an expert before you buy your skincare products. For daily skin care, you will need...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

How to Get New Clients

In order to run a successful business, there must be a steady flow of clients. As a massage therapist, it is crucial that you have a large client base. Here are a few ways that your business can be successful by bringing in new clients. Let's get right in! Use Social Media One of the best ways to advertise your massage therapy business is through...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

HIV Infected Clients and Precautions Needed

MASSAGE THERAPY AND HIV If you’re considering a career as a licensed massage therapist and concerned about working with HIV-infected clients, this article is for you. According to hiv.gov, nearly 2 million individuals in the U.S. are currently living with the disease. And even more alarming, 1 in 7 people do not realize they have contracted...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Swimmers and Sports Massage

The Impact Of Massage On Swim Injuries If you are a competitive sports swimmer, you know that swimming is a total workout for the body. Swimming for sport works the muscles and the cardiovascular system, especially because of the many hours of practice the athlete puts in. As with any sport, the repetitive motion and the stress of working out can...

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

7 Massage Treatments for Anxiety and Depression

If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, then you can relieve your symptoms by visiting a spa for an alternative treatment. Massage therapy can alleviate the problems that are associated with mood disorders, and there are several types of bodywork that are helpful. Shiatsu During shiatsu massage, the practitioner applies pressure against the...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Parkinson's Disease Benefits from Massage Therapy

A Common Degenerative Neurological Condition Parkinson's disease is a health condition that primarily affects older adults, but it can occur in younger individuals. This is a central nervous disorder that affects an individual in a variety of physical ways, but it also can change a person's cognitive functions and emotional well-being. With this condition...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

How to Prevent a Thumb Injury Before it Happens

How To Prevent A Thumb Injury Before It Starts A thumb injury is one of the injuries that you are most likely to suffer as a massage therapist. This injury can cause you to feel intense pain. It may also force you to take a break from massage therapy. Osteoarthritis is one of the things that can put you at risk of suffering an injury. You are likely...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Liver Benefits of Massage Therapy

Visit a Day Spa to Improve Your Body’s Liver If you are suffering from indigestion or constipation, then your physician may perform a liver function test. This test requires a blood sample to determine if the enzymes and other chemicals that are produced by your liver are at a normal level to provide optimal well-being. When you have a problem...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

The Importance of Creating Effective Marketing Emails for Your Spa

One of the keys to having a successful day spa is to market to your clients. The internet makes it easy for you to promote your business. You can use emails and social media to reach your target audience. One of the reasons that you want to use the internet to market your business is because you will be able to reach a lot more people. Almost everyone...

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

The Workplace and Millennial Employees

Millennials are a passionate, opinionated segment of our population, holding different interests and requiring new managing strategies to achieve maximum success. Many younger individuals are gaining interest in the spa industry, leading to a workforce that consists of more millennial employees. Today, we're going to see the pros and cons of hiring...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

The Clean Cosmetics Industry Trend

The Clean Cosmetics Trend Many cosmetic companies have been striving to make their formulas cleaner. However, others have always made their products clean. They know that people want good skin care products that will not harm their overall health. Clean cosmetics are free of synthetic fragrances, preservatives, petroleum, talc, and toxic dyes. Shawn...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

The Therapeutic Benefits of Essential Oils

For thousands of years, essential oils have been prized for their therapeutic benefits. The parts of the brain involved in our sense of smell also process emotions and memories. Real estate agents know the power of aromatherapy. Many fill properties with scents of vanilla and cinnamon before a showing to evoke pleasant memories in potential clients...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Important Wellness Industry Terms You Should Know

Wellness Industry Terms You Need To Know Healthy living is a craze that people are taking to heart every day, and you need to know some of these terms so that you know what you are paying for, why you are paying for it, or what these services will do for you. When you have fully invested in your health and wellness, and you will become much more content...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Celebrate The Fourth of July! Make it Big

A night of fireworks and excitement can leave you tired for the rest of the work week. Why not celebrate this Independence Day by treating yourself to a relaxing summer massage? Freedom for All The Fourth of July is a celebration of American freedom and industry. This nation was founded on the belief that all people have a right to life, liberty...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Schools Out, So Give Your Teen Their First Facial

Help Your Child Learn How to Care for Facial Skin When schools are closed for the summer, you can treat your son or daughter with a professional skin care treatment at a day spa. There are special skin issues for teenagers who have an overabundance of hormones. However, a knowledgeable esthetician understands different skin types, including: &bull...

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Are You Comfortable with Gender Preference for Massage Therapy?

What are the things you look for in your massage therapist? Therapists have been trained extensively, usually in several types of therapy. However, in addition to being a skilled and licensed massage therapist, it is also important you are comfortable with the person working with you in your spa treatment. For some people, gender comes into play when...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Getting the Job After Graduation

Find a Job As Quickly As Possible  As a spa student, you should think about getting a job as soon as possible after your graduation. By using your skills as soon as possible, you will reinforce what you have learned in your classes and during your practical training experience.  Make Personal Contacts While You Are In School Don't wait...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

A Spa Students Appearance Matters

Your Daily Appearance Matters As a spa student, one of the first things that you should learn is that your appearance matters wherever you go. If you are out in public, then you should make sure that you have combed your hair and brushed your teeth because you may run into a client who has visited your school's practical training area. While you may...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Try These Massage Tools in 2019

A Look At Some Innovative Massage Tools That You Should Consider Adding To Your Repertoire Getting a massage is a great way to end a stressful week. As a licensed massage therapist, one way to freshen up your routine is by adding some new massage tools. Here is a look at some new massage therapy tools that you can add to your daily sessions at the...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Taking Steps. Does the Order Really Matter?

If you are like most people, then using multiple products are probably a part of your skincare routine. However, in order to reap all of the benefits of skin care products, you will need to apply in steps. When you are applying skin care products, you will need to start with the prescription ones first.The reason that you want to apply the prescription...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

How To Rack Up Great Reviews

How To Rack Up Great Reviews as a Massage Therapist Specializing in massage therapy is never an easy job, and in this day and age, more and more would-be customers are turning to sites such as Google Reviews and Yelp to help them decide which licensed massage therapist to choose in their area. For small businesses focused on massage and spa treatments...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

You Don’t Need a College Degree to Have a Successful Spa Career.

In the past, people were told that they had to go to college and earn a four-year degree. However, there are many people today who have college degrees, but they cannot get a job. That is why trade schools are making a comeback. If you want to have a career that helps people feel good about themselves, then you should consider working in the beauty...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

How to Handle Back to School Stress

How to Handle Back to School Stress Going back to school after a summer break can be hard, but returning many years away can feel truly burdensome. While you're hopefully excited about the new opportunities that further education can bring you, you're also likely feeling some nervousness. These are some tips for how to handle back to school stress. Meditate When...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Building Confidence in New Employees

Building Confidence in New Employees Everyone gets nervous on the first day of anything. That goes for school, a club and especially a new career. As a boss, whether you are an owner or a supervisor, it’s up to you to help the new employee during their first days at your spa. You needn’t do this alone, however. Encourage your spa’s...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Why Are More People Sugaring?

Sugaring is an all-natural hair removal technique that is eliminating the need for razors and wax strips. Whether performed at home or at a spa, this method brings about stellar results that last about five weeks. Here are a few of the many undeniable benefits of sugaring.  It's Completely Natural Sugar paste is completely natural and perfect...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

How is YouTube Helping Spa Students?

The internet makes it a lot easier for you to learn important information. Many spa students are turning to YouTube to help them get through school. There are several ways that students can benefit from using YouTube. People can see demonstrations of what they are learning. Visual learning is sometimes better than reading a lot of information. Videos...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Sunscreen Trends to Keep You Safe in the Sun

When the sun is out, you need to protect your skin. Recent advances in science and technology have created innovative products to provide superior skin protection. Check out these sunscreen trends to stay safe in the sun. Ingestible Sunscreen Block harmful rays by eating foods and supplements rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants increase your skin's...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

What is Skin Pigmentation?

Skin pigmentation is a disorder that affects the color of your skin. The amount of melanin, a pigment that gives your skin its color, is the determining factor in your skin tone. There are specialized cells in the skin that produce melanin, and when these cells become damaged or unhealthy, the production of coloring pigment is thrown out of balance.  What...

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Posted on: May 27, 2019

Some Myths and Truths About Cleansing Acne

Befitting buying any skin care products, it is vital that you understand your skin type. Whether you go to a professional esthetician, day spa, or doctor, they will all tell you one thing, which is to slowly cultivate the perfect skin care regimen for your acne. Before committing to anything, educating yourself about the myths and facts is vital, especially...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Natural Treatments for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is not something that anyone should have to ignore or live with. Not everyone has the money or time to go to a chiropractor, especially if their pains are recurring. That price tag can really add up. Luckily, there are some simple methods available to help ease back pain from the comfort of your own home.Wintergreen oil is an essential...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Why You Should Tour the Facility Before Enrolling

Choosing the right school is one of the keys to meeting your career goals. The only way that you can know whether a school is right for you is to visit it before you enroll in classes or a set program. There are several reasons you should visit the school. You will be able to meet the people who may educate you.You will also be able to observe the school's...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Get Ageless Skin with 2 Ingredients in Your Bath

A good bath is great for your physical and emotional health. You do not have to splurge on a skincare product to upgrade your bath experience. There are natural ingredients that you can use to moisturize and nourish the skin. In fact, you may already have the products that you need to make a DIY bath. All you need is milk and honey.Honey has antibacterial...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Ease Hand Pain and Arthritis Flare-ups

Arthritis is a common disorder that affects millions of Americans every year. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which happens from wear and tear of the cartilage in between the bones. People who suffer from this condition are likely to suffer from a flare-up without provocation. Thankfully, most cases of arthritis are untreatable. Continue...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Skincare Benefits of Roses

The Oils from Roses are Beneficial for Your Skin Skin care experts have used flowers for centuries to help the skin on the face or body look beautiful and feel wonderful. Roses are one of the most popular types of flowers used to make skincare products such as lotions and cleansers because most individuals find the aroma of this flower pleasant. First...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Mushrooms in the Spa Industry

What Is the Latest Spring 2019 Trend at Day Spas? While visiting a spa to enjoy a meditation class, you can also arrange a skin care appointment with an esthetician. The spa industry is always looking for new services to offer to clients, and a spring 2019 trend is using the essences derived from mushrooms on the facial or body skin. Most clients want...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Tips for Growing Your Career as an Esthetician

Many people became estheticians because they had a passion for skin care. However, there is a lot more to being an esthetician than just doing spa treatments. Estheticians have a skincare business that they have to run. There are several things that you will have to do in order to be a successful esthetician. Know What You are Getting Into Being an...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Ingrown Hair and Toenails, OUCH!

What is an Ingrown Toenail? Ingrown toenails occur when the toenail grows into the soft flesh. Some of the symptoms of an ingrown toenail include redness, swelling and infection. Injuring your toenail, cutting your toenails too short and wearing shoes that are too small can cause an ingrown toenail. In many cases, ingrown toenails can be treated at...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

How to Reduce Spa Employee Turnover

Two Steps to Maintain A Healthy and Happy Staff Ask any business owner and they'll agree: maintaining employees over the years that stay productive in the workplace is like finding a needle in a haystack. Even more frustrating is seeing someone who you respect begin to falter on their efforts and become someone you have to let go. Combine with this...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Mental Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

The stresses of modern life not only take their tolls on the brain, but they have an amazingly powerful hold on the body. The muscles and nerves are secondary to a person’s mental state and degree of relaxation. If the brain is stressed, the body is sure to fall in line.Many of the best massage therapy providers are now concentrating their professional...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Become a Makeup Specialist Around the World

Makeup Being able to travel and see the world is the dream of many people. It is especially rewarding if you want to start a career as a makeup specialist. Becoming a makeup specialist can be a great way to get your foot in the door on cruise ships. Cruise lines are normally looking for people with specialties like makeup. But to get your foot in the...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Acne During Pregnancy

Pregnant women are celebrated for having that special “pregnancy glow.” Unfortunately for many, instead of a glow, pregnancy acne is an unhappy complexion problem common during the first and second trimesters. In fact, breakouts can be an early sign of pregnancy, as women who usually develop acne around their menstrual cycle, also commonly...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Benefits of Vitamin C for Your Skin

Applications of Vitamin C Serums can Improve Your Skin When you are requesting a facial at a local day spa, consider the importance of using skin care products that contain natural ingredients. Today, you might want to embrace healthy living habits, including avoiding dangerous skincare cleansers and moisturizers that contain man-made chemicals. For...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

Give Your Mom a Gift Certificate for Mother's Day If you are looking for a great present for your mother on Mother’s Day, then order a gift certificate from a day spa. With a gift certificate, your mom can select her own customized spa treatments, including facials, manicures or massage therapy, but there are also special Mother's Day spa packages...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Does Taking Collagen Really Work?

How Can You Keep Joints Flexible and Strong? Collagen is located throughout your body, and it is an important component of your fingernails, tendons, bones, and skin. In addition to keeping your skin soft and supple, this protein keeps joints flexible and strong to help prevent immobility. Ingesting more of this protein can help to support strong bones...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Benefits of Spa Management Software for Your Day Spa

Modern Computer Software There are a lot of things to think about when you have a day spa to manage, including keeping track of vital information with a computer. Today, there are spa management software programs that can make life easier for your information technology team. Modern businesses use software to keep track of everything, including customer's...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Start a New Career with Your Tax Refund

There are several ways that you can use your tax refund. However, it is important for you to use your tax refund for something that will benefit you. If you have wanted to start a career in massage therapy or become an esthetician, then you can use your tax refund to pay for your education and books. A career in the spa industry can be rewarding. That...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Can you get a massage with psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a challenging condition of the skin that causes inflammation and scaling. Is massage therapy an effective treatment for this chronic condition? The good news is that scheduling a session with a licensed massage therapist can actually benefit an individual with psoriasis. That's because studies have shown that a day spa visit that includes...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Everyone Should Have a Skin Cancer Screening

Spring: The Perfect Season for Skin Care Screenings With spring upon us and summer right around the corner, the days are getting longer and warmer. People are shedding their winter clothes and replacing them with shorts, tank tops, and swimwear. Unexposed skin is catching its first rays of sunlight after the long, winter months, and this can be hazardous...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Can Diabetics Benefit From Massage Therapy Treatment?

Massage for Diabetics As a day spa student, you must learn about certain types of medical conditions, including diabetes mellitus. This health condition can lead to poor blood circulation, especially in the legs, ankles, and feet, so massage therapy is beneficial for most diabetics. At the same time, many diabetics have extremely sensitive skin, and...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Is Your Skin Dry or Oily? Maybe Both?

Enjoy Customized Spa Treatments On the Face  There are several different skin types, including oily, dry, sensitive, acne-prone or aging, but most individuals have combination skin that is both dry and oily. The T-zone of the face is the primary location for having a combination of dry and oily skin. You may notice that you have an oily forehead...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Waxing is For More Than Your Face

Request Hair Removal Services for Your Body or Face Waxing is for both men and women, so you can visit a day spa to have this fast hair removal service. While face waxing to remove excess hair from the upper lip or between the brows is popular, other types of waxing procedures are available. When summer is approaching, many individuals want to get...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Relax and Chill After Your Massage!

Are you excited for your trip to the day spa? If you are going to be working with a licensed massage therapist, it is important for you to think about relaxing in order to maximize your experience. This means not only taking the time to mentally prepare for the trip to the spa itself but to also think about what you can do after the spa treatments. The...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Banish Dark Circles with Turmeric? Who Knew?

Turmeric, a plant treasured for the culinary properties of its root, is also valuable for ensuring you have bright and radiant skin. Its beneficial component is known as curcumin. Traditional practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine have known for generations that this plant is a balm for rheumatic pain and other types of inflammation. There's also some...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Your Clients Deserve Good Customer Service

Whatever industry you may work it, excellent customer service is not only necessary for sales. Treating your customers properly is important for customer satisfaction as it ensures that your customers will return. To be respectful and courteous to your clients if you are an esthetician, nail tech, licensed massage therapist, or give spa treatments in...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Encouraging Confidence in New Employees

The newest generation of spa students is starting their careers with eagerness and uncertainty. They need guidance from experienced professionals. Seasoned spa owners can give their younger employees valuable tools for success.  Communication Skills and Confidence  A good leader can recognize a lack of self-confidence in new hires. Communicating...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Self Tanning Alternatives

Professional self-tanning, which is also commonly known as sunless tanning, is a method of tanning that requires an expert to use a spray to tan you. Though it's healthier than tanning in the sun, it's also more expensive. Luckily, there are affordable alternatives, some of which may contain extra benefits like anti-aging.  Self-Tanning Lotions These...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage therapy is becoming a major phenomenon in the athletic world today. An increasing number of professionals are recognizing it as a balanced part of their training regimens due to its benefits and results. Even still, it is important to note the key principles of this massage. The timing, intent, and technique of this type of therapy are...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Teaching Touch Has it's Benefits

Adults in the United States are more aware than ever of the benefits of massage, but a recent article in Massage Today suggests that children benefit from massage therapy too. Referring to a review in the Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences, Massage Today says touch helps young people in a variety of ways.  How Massage Therapy Helps Children  &bull...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Skincare Buzzwords - Are They Safe?

Many people buy their skin care products based on what they read. However, it is important to ask "Is everything we read true?" The answer to that question is no. There are buzzwords that you need to look out for.  Patented Technology  A product may have patented technology on the label, but that does not mean that it is effective or groundbreaking...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Airport Spa Services Ease the Stress of Travel

When it comes to airport spa services, they’re essential to your good health and well-being. Travel takes a lot out of you. In order to ease travel stress, spa treatments exist to help brighten your skin, release tension from your body, and give you a healthy dose of self-care after experiencing hectic schedules and jet lag. A licensed massage...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Start Your Spa Career as a Franchise Owner

Spas are typically associated with women in terms of clientele as well as employees. Massages, facials, and other spa treatments are more common among a female base. The role of a licensed massage therapist and other positions within a day spa are also thought to be female-dominated. While this may have been true in the past, more men are becoming involved...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Ease MS Pain and Fatigue with Massage Therapy

A small pilot study, “Impact of Massage Therapy on Fatigue, Pain, and Spasticity in People with Multiple Sclerosis,” published in the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, gives encouragement to those with MS Multiple Sclerosis. The study reports the benefits that a licensed massage therapist can utilize in treating...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Marketing to Corporate Clients

Marketing is one of the keys to being a successfully licensed massage therapist. You will need to market in order to get corporate clients. There are several things that you can do to attract corporate clients.  Send Out Post Cards  You may have potential clients that do not know about your services. That is why it is important to send out...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Licensed Massage Therapists are Happy Despite Challenges

Although many people receive massages at spas or resorts, there is still not a lot of public knowledge surrounding this field. A recent survey conducted by Massage Table Now found that 88 percent of massage therapists were satisfied or very satisfied with their career choice. This study interviewed around 1,200 professionals currently working in the...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Tips for Running a Successful Day Spa

Finding the Perfect Location  Responsible business owners think carefully before choosing a location for a day spa. It is essential to consider if the location is in a place where customers can travel to it easily. It is also vital to have an easy place for customers to park vehicles.  Creating a Business Plan  Creating a business...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Have a Stay-Cation Right at Home!

Enjoy Bodywork from a Licensed Massage Therapist  You know that it is a good idea to reduce stress so that you don't have high blood pressure or severe headaches, but you may not have time for a long vacation at an exotic location. However, you can enjoy rejuvenation at a day spa in an hour or less by requesting massage therapy from an expert...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Allergies Effects on Skin Problems

Many types of skin issues can result from exposure to allergens. Allergens can include pollen, food, chemicals, medications, animals, perfumes, makeup products, skin care, and other substances. Exposure to allergens can leave your skin feeling dry, itchy, swollen, and may cause a skin condition that should be treated by a dermatologist or an esthetician...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

How Can a Spa Student Handle Stress?

Remain Healthy While Attending School  When you are a spa student, you must learn how to deal with stress in a healthy way. Students learning skills such as massage therapy are very busy because, in addition to attending school to listen to lectures, they must also receive practical training in a day spa. This can lead to a long day that requires...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Makeup Allergies - Symptoms and Treatments

It is thought that approximately one-third of all people that use makeup and skincare products will have an allergic reaction to it at some time during their lives. This can range from a simple skin rash to a full-blown allergic reaction. It can be the result of using a new product for the first time or a product that you have used for years and causes...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Essential Oils for Treating Autoimmune Disorders

Is There a Natural Way to Overcome the Problems Associated with Arthritis?  Today, many clients who are visiting a day spa have autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia or arthritis. These health conditions are caused by the body producing antibodies that attack its own tissues such as the muscles, cartilage or blood vessels, leading to an assortment...

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Posted on: February 18, 2019

Tips to Motivate Your Day Spa Salon Team

Working in a day spa can be a lot of fun. However, it can get boring after a while. That is why it is important to keep your professional staff and spa students motivated. There are many ways that you can make the work environment more exciting.  Reward Your Employees  People will be more likely to work hard if they know that they will be...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Fostering Confidence in Day Spa Students

A career working in a day spa can be quite rewarding. However, it can be difficult to be a spa student. Many people doubt their abilities to perform spa treatments. The good news is that there are many things that you can do to build confidence and self-esteem in spa students.  Praise Them  One of the most important things that you can do...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Trends and Challenges in the Spa World in 2019

The spa industry has always been a rapidly dynamic one, constantly changing, evolving, and adapting to new technologies and cultural trends. In the article below we will delve deeper into what the spa industry has to look forward to in 2019. We take a walk through the top spa trends and challenges in order to get a better understanding of what makes...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Your Secrets for Youthful Skin

Skincare is one of the main concerns of men and women of this age. Everyone wants to know what the secret is to keeping youthful skin through the years. The truth is that anyone can have beautiful glowing skin with the right practices and procedures. Here are some of the best-kept secrets to achieving success:  1. Live Healthily Healthy living...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Massage Therapy Careers Making New Strides in 2019

Better Opportunities and Future  If you are thinking about finding a new job in 2019, then you should consider the best options. There are government agencies that research employment opportunities to help people find jobs in a tough market. Rather than wasting your time looking in the wrong places for a great new career for 2019, you should learn...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

It's Still Flu Season.

It's Still Flu Season As a licensed massage therapist, you work to improve the overall health and well-being of your clients. Massage therapy can enhance their mobility and flexibility as well as lower their levels of stress. With all you do for their health, it is important to be careful about your own health, especially during flu season. Depending...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Old Remedies Don't Fail

Massage Therapy: How China Revolutionized Self Care and Wellness Within modern, westernized massage therapy, we've begun to utilize various tools and relaxation techniques that are aimed at treating the patient's aches and pains while also promoting a healthy circulatory system. However, one thing can be said for certain: Health and wellness techniques...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Space Coast Education Center - The School for You

For those individuals who are interested in a career that includes massage, hydrotherapy or makeup and facial specializations, the Space Coast Education Center is a school that provides an opportunity of having a career in a specialty that is in demand. There is also the opportunity to graduate from of their programs in just six months. Space Coast...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Avocado Oil for Skin

Avocado Oil Benefits Avocado is a wonder fruit that can do all! Ever thought about its many uses? Avocado oil is not only excellent for whipping up delicious and healthy meals in the kitchen, but it’s also a fantastic source of nutrients that nourish and moisturize the skin. This includes essential fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

How To Cure Sick and Damaged Nails

How to Heal and Prevent Damage to Your Nails Treating your sick or damaged nails has a lot to do with prevention. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget about them, especially if you’re not someone that’s receiving a regular manicure. Remember that acrylics nail damage can lead to soft brittle nails. An SNS manicure is said to be better than...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Tips For Staying Healthy This Winter

The winter season often means suffering from sickness. While you may not be able to completely avoiding getting sick during the winter, there are some ways to decrease your chances of coming down with a cold or the flu. The following tips can help you avoid illness throughout the winter season so you're physically and mentally healthy when spring arrives.  Pay...

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Benefits of Aloe Vera and Your Skin

Aloe Vera and its Benefits for Skin The aloe vera plant has been utilized for centuries in hundreds of countries around the world: some of those countries include China, Egypt, Japan, Yemen, and the United States. Being a staple in many countries, aloe vera has been used as a go-to for its external and internal health and beautifying properties. One...

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Posted on: January 21, 2019

Winter is a Great Time to Visit Our Seniors

Everyone knows massage therapy is relaxing. However, some people are unaware of the health benefits of getting a massage. Receiving a massage from a licensed massage therapist can especially benefit the elderly. Our seniors are important, and visiting them to provide elder care services can improve their health in several ways.  Benefits to Elderly...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

What is Reflexology Massage?

Reflexology is the art of applying pressure to the hands and feet to provide benefits to other areas of the body and alleviate pain. It's defined as the study of reflex action as it relates to the behavior of organisms. Your licensed massage therapist can relieve pressure using their fingers on the reflex points of the hands, feet, and head. The benefits...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Continuing Education is a Must for a Successful Career

Advancing in a career field depends on important elements like perseverance and hard work. But it also relies on continuing education in order to learn updated and new skills that customers are seeking. Here are some popular topics that can help those in the health, wellness, and beauty industry to become even more successful.  Communication  Professional...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

How Massage Affects Your Mood

Massage Therapy for Overcoming Stress  Improving your mood is one of the best reasons for visiting a day spa for a professional massage. A massage therapy student will learn how to notice a client’s facial expressions and body language to provide the best massage therapy services. When a client is experiencing stress, she may have a body...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

How to Deal with Women Issues at the Spa

It can be difficult to be a woman. The health issues that women face are one of the many reasons it is hard to be a woman. Fortunately, you can take a trip to the day spa and improve your personal health. There are many ways that a spa day can help with women's health issues.  Menstrual Pain  Many women dread getting their cycle because...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Time To Reflect on Your Goals

Set a Goal at the Beginning of the Year  January is the perfect time to set a goal for making changes in your life. Experts recommend writing your personal goals in a diary or making a poster to hang on the wall so that you will remember what type of changes that you want to make in your life. Health and wellness changes are always at the top...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

What Does it Take to Become an Esthetician?

What is an Esthetician?  An esthetician is a skin care technician who provides a variety of treatments that beautify the skin. They can perform facials, body treatments, waxing, and chemical peels. It is important to note that estheticians are not the same as dermatologists. A dermatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in skin care and...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Start 2019 With the Basics - Basic Massage & Hydrotherapy

Make 2019 the Year You Begin a New Career in Massage Therapy 2019 could be your year to shine with a new career. Now is a great time to establish goals for the upcoming year. If you want to make a career change, but have not chosen a new field, start with the basics. Here are the top three reasons you should study basic massage therapy for your new...

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Massage & Hydrotherapy 600 Hour Course

A New Beginning as a Massage Therapist  It is time to start the new year off with a bang. Anyone who is looking for a positive career move should consider becoming a licensed massage therapist. It is one of the largest growing fields within the health profession.  Focus  The right massage and hydrotherapy program should be all-inclusive...

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

It's Not to Late to Give Yourself A Gift!

Treat yourself to a massage whenever you want to feel special. Although the holiday season has ended, it is never too late to give yourself a special massage therapy treatment. Whether you opt to get a Swedish massage, aromatherapy massage, deep tissue massage or an exotic hot stone massage, various massage sessions energize your body and mind. Get...

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

Massage Student's Deserve a Christmas Massage Too!

Why a Hardworking Massage Student Needs a Massage Too Being a Massage student is inherently stressful and challenging. The fact that most students find themselves handling new situations and challenges while missing the much-needed support of their friends and family members back at home intensifies their pressure and stress relief. Under all...

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

Is Being A Licensed Massage Therapist Hard on Your Body?

A licensed massage therapist has a rewarding career. Massage therapy helps people improve their health and wellness. People get spa treatments because they want to achieve relaxation. You can make a major difference in the lives of other people by working at a day spa. However, if you are a massage student, then it is important to remember that this...

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Posted on: December 24, 2018

What Every Massage Student Must Know to be Successful

A career in massage therapy allows you to help people improve their health and wellness. You can work in a day spa, fitness center or open your own business. However, there are a number of things that you will need to do as a massage student in order to ensure that you are successful.  Make Sure That You are in it for the Right Reasons  Being...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Our Students Help You Explore Your Favorite Massage

Discuss Your Health with the Massage Student  When you visit a spa for massage treatments, you may not know a lot about bodywork, but a massage student or a licensed massage therapist can give you advice. When you have an ailment such as arthritis or an injury from playing sports, you should discuss your condition with the licensed massage therapist...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Symptoms and Causes of Athlete's Feet

What is Athlete's Foot?  Athlete's foot is a condition that is caused by a fungal infection. The infection typically develops in between the toes.  Causes of Athlete's Foot  This condition often develops as a result of wearing tight shoes. When you wear tight shoes, your feet sweat. A moist environment causes fungus to grow. This condition...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Be Grateful. Show Your Gratitude

If you're feeling stressed or depressed, the best medicine might be to pause, take a deep breath, and focus on what you're grateful for. Gratitude is a powerful emotion, and studies have found that feeling grateful can actually boost health and wellness. One very effective way of increasing happiness while decreasing depression and stress is to...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Are You Interested In A Sports Internship?

Enjoy a Versatile Career  When you are a massage therapy student who enjoys learning all of the statistics concerning athletes, you may want to work in local gyms or provide sports massages. One of the best aspects of being a professional licensed massage therapist is that it is a versatile and exciting career. In addition to working at day spas...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Aromatherapy and Health Benefits. Does it Really Work?

Aromatherapy is a treatment that involves the use of essential oils. You may be able to get it as a part of a massage therapy session. There are several ways that it can benefit your health and wellness.  Stress Relief  Studies have shown that many people in America are experiencing high levels of stress. In fact, 44 percent of Americans...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Smartphone Apps for Massage Therapy Students

You can easily have a successful massage therapy career with the right education. You will have to get training in the classroom and at the day spa. There are also many apps that can make it easier for massage therapy students.  Muscle Trigger Points  Trigger points are one of the things that you will learn while you are in massage school...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Massage Therapy and Hospital Internships For Students

Many people start their career in massage therapy by working in a hospital environment. Internships are often unpaid. However, there are many benefits that you can reap from starting an internship.  Learn More About the Industry  There is a lot that you can learn about working in a day spa in the classroom. However, there is nothing like...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

All About Dehydration

Everyone in the United States knows that drinking an adequate amount of water is essential, yet over 70% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Recognizing the fact that our body consists mostly of water, these statistics are more than alarming. The most common causes of dehydration are medical conditions such as diarrhea and IBS (Irritable Bowel...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Is Massage Therapy Good for Joint Pain?

Relieve Arthritic Discomfort with Massage  If you have an arthritic condition, then you will have chronic pain in the joints of your body, making it difficult to have a normal life. Taking medications for joint pain might provide short-term relief, but you can have detrimental side effects from painkillers, including nausea. You may notice that...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Looking for an Anti-Inflammatory Oil

Aromatherapy Offers Benefits for the Clients at a Spa  When you are visiting a day spa to enjoy meditation classes or relaxing massage treatments, you can request aromatherapy with aromatic essential oils. These substances are formulated from the essences of a variety of plants to make scented products such as creams, soaps and lotions. A spa...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

What Does a Lymphatic Drainage Massage Do?

Massage Therapy is a tool that has been used by people to alleviate stressors on the body for a very long time. There are many different types of massage therapy. You may have heard from citizens of all ages going to see a licensed massage therapist for various treatments, but a lymphatic massage is one of the massage techniques that make the therapist...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Wintertime Skin Care

Change Your Skin Care Routine  The drier and colder weather conditions can have a detrimental effect on your facial and body skin when you don't perform the correct types of wintertime skincare. It is important to have a daily skin care routine throughout the year, but you should make changes for each season. Cleansing, moisturizing and sun protection...

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Posted on: November 23, 2018

Three Things Men Want In Skin Care

Detailed skin care routines have long been associated with women. However, men want skin care products that address specific concerns and keep their complexions healthy and blemish-free. While it's pretty safe to assume that most men don't want a tedious skin care regimen, and would prefer to use minimal products (just like some women), there are some...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Tools of the Trade

Spa Tools of the Trade Starting one’s own business can be a stressful time, even when the business is one that focuses on relaxation such as that of a day spa. In order to successfully open your own day spa, there are a number of tools of the trade that are essential. A few of the services frequently offered include massage therapy, make-up...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Becoming a Make-up Specialist at Holiday Time Can be Fun

If you are looking for a fun way to make money this holiday season, then you should consider working at a day spa. You can make people feel great about themselves by giving them spa treatments and facials. There are a number of benefits that can be reaped from being a make-up specialist.  Exercise Your Creativity  No two clients are alike...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Dance Your Way In For Massage Therapy!

A massage is great for your health and wellness. If you are a dancer, then it is a good idea to get a massage before and after you dance. There are several types of massages for dance. Massages can prepare your body for your holiday dances. You should see a licensed massage therapist before and after you dance for the following reasons.  Prevent...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Is Massage Your Passion?

Find Your Passion  When you want to find your passion in life, you can engage in meditation to clear your disruptive thoughts. During the process of meditation, you might have a revelation about your career objective that includes helping others. Rather than spending several years in a traditional college educational program, you can enroll in...

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Posted on: November 12, 2018

Best Ways for Spa Students to Handle the Holiday Crush

How to Keep Clients Happy During the Busy Holiday Season  The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year at a day spa, and if you are a spa student, then you might feel overwhelmed by the steady flow of clients wanting a variety of services such as pedicures, massage therapy or facials. It is essential to keep clients happy so that...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Prenatal Massage and the Massage Student

Benefits of Prenatal Massage Therapy  More women are going to the day spa to get a prenatal massage. There are many benefits that can be reaped from this. A massage can help alleviate aches and pains. Aches and pains are common in pregnant women because pregnancy puts a strain on the entire body. A massage helps alleviate pain by promoting blood...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Can Massage Therapy Help a Diabetic?

A Day Spa Will Provide Massage Therapy for Diabetics  Diabetics have special health issues, including problems with their blood flow and the nerves in their bodies. A licensed massage therapist receives training in human anatomy and health conditions such as diabetes mellitus so that he can provide the correct services to clients. Anyone with...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Release Muscle Tension with Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

A deep tissue massage is a type of massage that targets the tendons and muscle tissue. It also targets the fascia, which is the layer of tissue that protects the joints, muscles, and bones. A deep tissue massage is great for alleviating muscle tension. It also has a number of other benefits.  Lower Blood Pressure  Spa treatments can help...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Licensed Massage Therapist - A Great Career for Males

Day Spas Want to Hire Male Therapists to Perform Massage Therapy  If you are a man who is seeking a new career option, then consider becoming a licensed massage therapist. In addition to working at a day spa or destination resort, you can find work at male competition events such as gymnastics or weightlifting. Many men and some women prefer having...

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Is Retin-A Really Safe for Anyone?

Retin-A is a skin care product derived from vitamin A. It is a member of a family of vitamin A-based skin care products called retinoic aids that are prescribed by a dermatologist or esthetician to smooth out fine lines and treat outbreaks of acne. They are also used for sunspots, spider veins, and uneven skin tone.  Benefits of Retin-A  Retin-A...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Is At-Home Laser Hair Removal Worth the Trouble?

A Day Spa Offers an Easy Skin Care Routine  If you have excess facial or body hair, then you may try to remove it at home with a variety of skin care products such as depilatory creams. However, using these harsh skin care chemicals can irritate your skin. Alternatively, you might shave your skin with a manual shaver that cuts your skin or causes...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Are You Ever Too Old for a Beauty Career?

Become a Skin Care Student at an Older Age  If you have retired from a job, then you may still need to earn a paycheck, but the jobs in retail establishments offer poor pay. When you want to continue working as an older adult, you can learn new skills in an enjoyable field. Beauty salons and day spas will hire a certified basic facial and makeup...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Massage Therapy Treatment Can Help Your Indigestion

Visit a Spa for Indigestion Treatment  There are different types of massage therapy treatments for particular ailments of the body, including for stomach or intestinal pain that is caused by indigestion. Almost everyone has indigestion occasionally because she ate too much at a holiday buffet or because she ate greasy junk food at a party. Rather...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Tips to Make Your Eyes Stand Out

The secret to making your eyes pop with makeup is to choose the right colors for your own. By following this guide, you can choose the perfect color to draw out the best hues in your eyes and create a powerful look that accentuates your natural features.  The Best Eye Makeup for Every Eye Color Brown Eyes Thanks to their neutrality, brown eyes...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

How to Keep Your Spa Customers Coming Back

Increase Customer Loyalty At Your Spa As a spa owner, one of the most significant challenges you face is building up your client base and creating rapport with your customers. The ultimate goal is to help your customers look and feel beautiful when visiting your spa. Here are tips to help you build customer loyalty, so your clients keep coming...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

How To Treat Body Acne

Body acne is a problem that many people have to deal with. Treating body acne can be a challenge. Even if you have a good daily skin care routine you may still have to deal with body acne. Fortunately, you can see an esthetician if you are dealing with acne. There are a number of spa treatments that can be used to get rid of body acne.  Facial...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Creating a Happier Mind

Who couldn't use a happier mind? If you're like most people, you'd probably like to feel happier on a day-to-day basis. However, if you don't usually feel happy, you might be seeking your joy in the wrong places. Instead of looking for happiness outside you, you can actually cultivate resiliency from within by creating happiness habits and...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Halloween Makeup Ideas

With Halloween just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about your Halloween costume and the unique look you want to create based on it. Did you know that a day spa makeup specialist can help you create the perfect look? Typically, professional artists use their skills at a spa to help clients achieve a stunning appearance for special events...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

The Importance of Rest for Spa Students

What is a Spa Student?  A spa student is a trainee who is taught to provide services such as massage therapy, manicures, and pedicures as a part of the spa experience. They heavily rely on massage treatments to meet their customers’ expectations and make their visit more than worthwhile.  What are the Different Types of Massage Therapy?  The...

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Training Skincare Specialists to Work With Cancer Patients

Why Spa Students Need Training to Work with Cancer Patients A day spa student can greatly benefit from learning how to work with cancer patients during their schooling and training. It can be vital for spa students to work with cancer patients since there are many side effects from cancer treatment/chemotherapy that can require the services of a day...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

How to Treat Hormonal Acne

The Ins and Outs of Hormonal Acne Acne is a widespread problem that affects up to 54% of adult women as well as 40% of adult men, not to mention being every teenager's angst. Hormonal acne, often referred to as cystic acne, is considered to be the 'most severe' form of acne, per the Mayo Clinic. In adults, it typically affects the lower face and jawline...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Spa Cleanliness - Keeping Your Spa Sanitary

Why You Should Disinfect and Sanitize the Workspace  You will have to make sure that your day spa is clean before you start your work day and after you end it. You should also strive to keep it clean throughout the day. There are several reasons that you should keep your day spa clean.  Stop the Spread of Infections  Infections can...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Ethics in the Spa Environment

Spas have risen in popularity, leading to greater chances for people working as licensed massage therapists. A day spa does wonders for the foundation of a future career or even just as a supplementary source of income for private practitioners. A long-term spa job can be a comfortable angle for any massage therapist, be they a mere spa student or a...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Just the Basics Please!

The Basics of Skin Care A daily skin care routine is as much a part of healthy living as adequate hydration and balanced eating. If you're unsure of how to start a daily skin care regimen, consider these basic skin cleansing steps.  1. Cleansing After removing your makeup, wash your face with a facial cleanser and warm water. Choose a cleanser...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

How Meditation Can Improve Your Skin

Your skin acts as a thermometer for your emotions. Your skin might turn pale when you're scared or pink when you get embarrassed. Your complexion can appear dry, sallow, or even make you look older if you have gone through a difficult period. By using meditation to improve skin, you can get to the heart of what is bothering you at your core essence...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

No Time for a Pedicure? Make it Express!

Schedule an Express Pedicure  Despite wearing closed shoes, it is important to take care of your feet during the autumn and winter, but you may not have time for a long spa treatment on your toenails. Remember that when you want to visit a day spa for a quick service such as a pedicure, you can call to schedule an appointment so that you won't...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Dream of Becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist

Many students do not have a clear direction for the future. With the cost of college higher than ever, students need to research various career choices before attending college. Becoming a licensed massage therapist is a proven way to have a fulfilling career. With our program, students will graduate quickly with multiple job options to choose from...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Neck Pain Relief with Massage Therapy

A Massage Therapy Student Must Learn How to Treat Neck Pain  Helping clients with chronic neck pain is one of the most important aspects of working as a licensed massage therapist, but you must understand how to work with clients with this problem. The best time to learn about the important ways of helping clients with neck pain is while you are...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

How to Handle Clients with Depression Symptoms

It is estimated that 10 percent of people in America suffer from depression. That is why if you are a spa student, then you will likely encounter people with this condition. Many people turn to massage therapy and aromatherapy for relaxation. They also use it to help alleviate depression symptoms. There are several things that a spa student can...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Do Men and Women Age Differently?

Men and women age differently, and there are a number of reasons for that. Proper skin care can combat the ravages of time and can keep skin looking great well into old age. The hormones that regulate the aging process are present in different amounts in the bodies of men and women. Hormones responsible for sexual changes can be attributed...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Give Your Clients Fall Skin Care Secrets!

We all know the seasons' change, but did you know your skin does also? Proper skin care can make a dramatic difference in how your complexion stands up to changing temperatures and climates. An experienced esthetician will tell you that summertime can be one of the most damaging seasons with high heat, humidity and more hours in the sun. Your...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

How Do I get Rid of Dark Circles Under My Eyes?

No one likes waking up with dark circles under their eyes. Thankfully, there are ways to both prevent and treat them, so you don't have to be stuck with raccoon eyes every day. Consider this your all-in-one guide to dark eye circles!  Causes  The most common cause of dark circles is sleep deprivation. You become pale and tired when you don't...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

How Do I Get Certified In Microdermabrasion?

The microdermabrasion process involves using a handpiece to deposit crystals on the client’s face. These crystals form an effect of polishing on the skin, which then eradicates fine lines, and gives the skin a fresh and brighter look. This procedure is available in cosmetic surgery offices, spas, and salons. Although it’s not a medical procedure...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Your Knowledge Brings Your Rewards

Beauty Trends, Education, and Your Door To Expanding Your Business To be truly successful in today's world of beauty you must be willing to challenge yourself, move past limitations and most importantly, you must strive to grow. To be better than you were yesterday means constantly learning and moving forward. Whether you're a spa student, licensed...

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Posted on: September 3, 2018

This Labor Day Why Not Relax with a Massage?

Many people take the day off on labor day. If you will not be working on labor day, then you may want to consider going to the day spa. There are several services that you can get while you are at the spa. You can get a professional massage. A massage will help you relax. Massage therapy has also been shown to have other benefits. It can help you lower...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Benefits of Continuing Education Workshops For Spa Students

If you are a massage therapy student or skin care specialist student, then it is important for you to take continuing education courses. In fact, everyone who works in a day spa will need to take some courses. Attending continuing education workshops can be time-consuming. However, there are many benefits that can be reaped from taking these...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

How to Repair Summer Sun Damaged Skin

Summer is almost gone. This is a great season for spending time outdoors. Who doesn't love an outdoor wedding reception, concert or party? But the sun, sand and other environmental factors associated with summer can take a real toll on the skin. What's the best way to repair sun damaged skin? There are a number of things you can do to get your skin...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

What Makes a Great Esthetician?

Which Personality Traits Are Required for Spa Employees?  When you are considering working in a day spa, there are several types of jobs available, including beautician, manicurist or massage therapist. However, there are also employees who provide multiple types of services such as skin care for the face or body. An esthetician is a technician...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Facials Can Be Very Healing

When it comes to massage treatments, few people argue there's nothing better than a facial. Long known for their physical and emotional healing benefits, facials have become popular with both men and women. Along with feeling pampered and relaxed, clients come away with skin that feels years younger, thanks to pores that are cleansed as well as the...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

You Get Out of It What You Put Into It!

Like any career field, massage therapy takes a combination of time, patience, and lots of study and practice to become successful. In fact, for a massage therapy student wanting to become a licensed massage therapist, the process can be grueling. However, in this career, just like that of a licensed skincare and makeup specialist, the benefits of all...

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Help for Uneven Skin Tone and Discoloration

What Causes Uneven Skin Tone?  Sun exposure  Excess sun exposure can cause skin discoloration. If you spend a lot of time in the sun, then your body will produce more melanin in order to protect your skin. It can also cause age spots.  Hormonal Changes  Hormonal changes can cause dark spots to develop. Pregnant women and women...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Why Reading Labels is so Important!

How to Read Skin Care Labels  It is important for a skincare and makeup specialist to teach their clients how to read skin care product labels. There are some skin care products that are not right for every skin type. A hair removal technician should teach their clients to not get caught up in the fancy names. Many products have things like "hypoallergenic...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Essential Oils Have Become Today's Cure for Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are mental health conditions that plague millions of people every day. There are many ways to treat stress and anxiety. For most people, a healthy diet and regular exercise can often combat light to moderate forms of these conditions. Some people turn to their doctors for prescription drugs to help them deal with stress and anxiety...

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

How Often Should You Replace Your Makeup Brushes

Some makeup is virtually impossible to apply without a brush, especially eyeliner, mascara, and other cosmetics that enhance the eyes. A good brush is all but essential to some beauty routines, but these brushes can also harbor bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other not-so-desirable stuff that can lead to an eye infection, skin irritation, and other problems. Do...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Benefits of Using a Humidifier for your Skin

Having a Humidifier In Your Home Can Keep Your Skin More Attractive  When you have sensitive skin on your face or body, dryness is a constant problem. You may have flaky, rough or itchy skin that makes you feel uncomfortable along with ruining your appearance. In addition to using high-quality skin care products such as creams and lotions that...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Study Tips for Massage Therapy Students

People become a licensed massage therapist for various reasons. They like the fact that they can easily achieve a work-life balance. They also like the fact that they help people with stress relief and relaxation. However, the road to becoming a licensed massage therapist is anything but easy. There is a lot of difficult massage therapy terminology...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

How to Wake Up a Sleeping Massage Client

Is it Acceptable to Fall Asleep During a Massage?  If you've ever received a professional quality massage, then you know firsthand that they can cause you to fall asleep, especially if you are already quite tired. As any massage therapist will tell you, it is completely acceptable to fall asleep during a massage session. In fact, it is a very...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Try an Affordable Spa Service at a School

Getting any type of spa treatment can be an amazing experience and can offer some much-needed relaxation. Who does not appreciate a great massage or skincare treatments? That being said, trying to find a spa with affordable prices can be difficult. Thankfully, if you are looking for great spa treatment without the expensive spa prices, there may be...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Why it's Important to be Part of the Alumni

A school's alumni association is not just a social organization, it can be an important tool for professional and career growth. An organization of former students can work to keep school graduates in contact with each other. Alumni associations help to keep former students informed of the events going on at the school as well as the professional and...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

Time Management for Massage Therapy and Skin Care Specialist Students

How Can You Manage Your Time While You Are In School?  If you are a spa student who is studying massage therapy or learning how to become a skin care specialist, then it is essential to manage your time at school and at home. Other day spa students can offer a variety of tips for you, and time management for success as a spa student can lead to...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

A Day in the Life of a Massage Therapist

Where Can You Work As a Licensed Massage Therapist?  When you are looking for a job that will permit a flexible lifestyle for you and your family, consider becoming a licensed massage therapist. There are numerous places to work in this industry, and you can provide professional massage therapy at these locations: • Fitness centers &bull...

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

What Age is it OK to Have a Massage?

Is there a minimum age requirement to get a massage? There are a number of things that you can do to unwind after a long day or a long week at work. However, few of these beat the calming effects brought about by a good massage. Massage can help you boost your mood, accelerate healing and recovery after an injury or just relax after a tiresome day...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Facial Hair Removal

Excessive Facial Hair Can Reduce Your Self-confidence  Having facial hair between the eyes or on the upper lip is considered unattractive on females in our society. You may also have too much hair along your cheeks, jaw or chin, but the removal of facial hair can become time-consuming. In addition, you might have sensitive skin that becomes irritated...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Get Your Glow On!

There are many different things to keep you having glowing skin and choosing the right skin care products or going to a day spa is a great way to start. From getting facials to being sure to moisturize and exfoliate your skin, you can stay looking beautiful with the proper skin care routine. When you exfoliate, you remove any dead skin and dry...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

A Great Career for a Military Spouse

Two Great Careers for Veterans and Military Spouses As a veteran, assimilating into civilian life can feel foreign, but its all about finding what makes you comfortable. Getting some type of additional education can make things easier for you. Since the military awards GI bill benefits to veterans, it is easy for you to get a higher education. Your...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Oh the Places You Can Go as a Makeup Specialist!

The Exciting World of a Makeup Specialist Being a Makeup Specialist can be a very exciting and rewarding career. There are so many different avenues within the makeup specialist category that it can be easy to tailor the career to your specific tastes. The best part is that Makeup Specialists are in high demand and the career outlook for this...

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Unplug Your Cell Phone and Your Mind!

There is a reason you chose to visit a day spa. You should receive the best possible massage for relaxation. And, you are also entitled to look your best when receiving a facial. When you want to look and feel good, those day spa specialists want to offer you first-rate service. Many times, there will be students who need to focus on new skills...

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Stress and Anxiety for the Massage Student

Many people don't realize how stressful it can be as a massage student. The workload is substantial and the curriculum is rigorous. Therefore, many students look for ways to excel in their schooling while still maintaining their sanity. Here are a few tips for dealing with stress and anxiety as a massage student.  Manage Time Wisely  One...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

How Important is Music During a Massage?

Music can be very beneficial when you are trying to get some relaxation from massage therapy. Some of the calming benefits that music offers are to help the client obtain the right frame of mind in order to relax. This type of benefit is much appreciated by the clients as they are able to enjoy the service to a much fuller extent. Another thing...

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Posted on: July 4, 2018

Help Build the Massage Profession by Volunteering

The technique of massage has been around for around 5,000 years, although it was popularized by a Swiss psychiatrist in 1776. There are an estimated 335,000 to 385,000 massage therapists and students in the United States. Despite the professions wide-spread popularity, the number of students, professionals, and clients could always be higher. One of...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

Celebrate The Fourth of July!

Relax this Fourth of July with a Spa Day As the Fourth of July quickly approaches, you're probably up to your ears in summer stress. Although Summer should be the time to relax and lay back, it's usually a pretty busy time. Take a break, and do something for yourself for a change. This Fourth of July, it's time to treat yourself by visiting a day spa. Spa...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Become a Sports Massage Therapist

Sports massage therapy Becoming a sports massage therapist may be one of the best career choices of your life. Specifically, sports massage therapists are massage therapists who are specialized in treating sports injuries. Sports massage therapists typically massage the muscles regarding a sports injury. They learn all of these techniques in a massage...

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

How to Take Constructive Criticism as a Student

Being a massage therapist allows you to bring joy and wellness to people. If you are interested in this career, then it is time to enroll in massage school. Read on to find out how to take constructive criticism as a student.  How To Handle Criticism  Massage therapy school provide students with an environment to practice and refine their...

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

What Happens If Your Massage Therapy License Expired?

Your massage therapy license will be valid for two years. You will not be able to legally practice without a valid license. The good news is that if you have a massage license expired, then it is relatively simple for you to reinstate it. A massage therapist who wants to reactivate their license will need to get in touch with the Florida Board of Massage...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy treatments use water at various temperatures to accomplish a long list of therapeutic purposes. Also, it is common for hydrotherapy to include the addition of minerals and essential oils to heighten the benefits of the treatment.  This type of spa service has seen a spike in popularity in recent years. As a result, it has become essential...

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Massage Therapy Scholarships for Students

Finding Enough Money To Pay For School  If you want to become a massage therapist, then you must attend a school to enroll in classes along with gaining practical experiences with clients. There are good reasons for becoming a massage student because working in a spa is a flexible job that offers a lot of opportunities. However, you might worry...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Teaching Teens About Skin Care

If you are a skincare specialist student, then the vast majority of the people you work with will be adults. However, it is still a good idea for you to offer spa packages for teens. There are several reasons that you should offer a spa package to a teen client.  Improve Confidence  The skin is often the first thing that people notice when...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Why it's so Important to Stay Connected!

Everyone needs an occasional massage or skin care treatment. If you are a massage therapist or an esthetician, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about your customers. You are surrounded by your competition, so you need to distinguish yourself from your competitors. You can stay connected with your clients without the hassle of mailing fliers...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Trade Schools are Making a Comeback in a Big Way

A four-year college degree has long been considered the key to a successful career. However, in recent decades, those who have graduated from college have faced huge amounts of debt and a difficult job market. Conversely, trade school is more affordable than college and trade school graduates are in high demand by many employers. In fact, trade schools...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

Can Massage Therapy Help Neuropathy?

What is Neuropathy?  Neuropathy is a condition that causes a person to develop a pricking and numbing sensation in their limbs and extremities. It occurs as the result of damage to the nerves. Infections, traumatic injuries, and diabetes are some of the most common causes of this condition. It can also be caused by nutritional deficiencies, certain...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

How to Start a Mobile Spa Business

A massage student will likely explore several career options before they choose one. If you are a new graduate and are still exploring career options, then you may want to consider starting a mobile spa business. This is a great way to use your massage therapy license.  Successfully Starting a Mobile Spa Business  There are several things...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Massage Therapy Relief For Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes severe muscle pain. Not only does it cause pain, but it can also affect memory, sleep and cause fatigue. There are a variety of treatments that are available for this condition. If you are still struggling to get relief, then you should consider trying massage therapy.  Benefits of Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia  Improve...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Things You Can Do with a Massage Therapy License

So, you are really considering a career in massage therapy. Looking into schools to learn what is required of you to accomplish this license. But you also want to know what things you can actually do with a massage therapy license. Massage therapy has many benefits and is a rewarding career. It’s rewarding because you are helping people. You...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Benefits of Merging Personal Training into a Massage Practice

Massage therapy and personal training are two growing industries. In fact, these are two of the fastest-growing industries in America. That is why having a career in both of these fields can be quite lucrative. Becoming a licensed massage therapist and certified personal trainer can be difficult. It will require a lot of studying and hard work...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

10 Things to Never Say to Your Clients

As a massage student, you will learn a variety of techniques. What you may not learn is what not to say to your clients. -As a massage therapist, you must conduct yourself in a professional manner. Never comment on your client's physique. You may think you are complimenting your client but they may find it offensive. -Clients go to a spa to...

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Posted on: May 28, 2018

Is There a Need for Skin Care Specialists?

A Skin Care Professional Can Work In a Spa  If you have a skin problem, then scheduling an appointment with your favorite esthetician at a day spa is essential. While you are receiving a facial, you might wonder how you can become a skin care professional. Your esthetician can tell you what being a skin care student in a beauty school is like...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

The Benefits of Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Care

Have a Massage Therapy Career In a Chiropractic Office  There are differences between chiropractic care and massage therapy, but these two types of services complement each other. Chiropractic services primarily focus on the problems that occur in the back while massage therapy can focus on several areas of the body. In addition to offering bodywork...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Become a Massage Therapist and SEA the World

Attend Massage Therapy School So That You Can Work On a Cruise Ship  If you want to travel to other countries, then choose the correct career path. While you might think that a massage therapist can only work in a day spa, you should learn that this is not true. Cruise ship managers hire certified massage therapists to work in onboard beauty salons...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Benefits of Vitamin E for Your Skin

When it comes to antioxidants that are excellent for your skin, it is hard to beat the action of vitamin E. While some creams and oils do simple things to help your skin, vitamin E does a lot of different functions to improve your skin. The following are 10 ways vitamin E will make your skin look and feel its best.  Provides the Skin With Vital...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

How to Improve Skin Tone and Texture

Improve Your Skin Tone and Texture With the Right Types Of Skin Care Products  If you don’t like your facial and body skin tone and texture, then talk to a knowledgeable esthetician about what type of skin care products are best for you. Understanding your skin’s type is essential when you buy skin care cleansers or moisturizers so...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

How to Treat Razor Burn!!! Ouch!

Effective Home Remedies for Razor Burn One of the most common and annoying skin care problems is razor burn. The itching is uncomfortable, red bumps are unsightly, and it can be a real pain... literally. This short article will give you advice on how to deal with this skin care problem with minimal fuss.  What are the Effects of Razor Burn? Razor...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Why You Should Use Pure Essential Oils

What Are the Benefits Of Using Essential Oils For Daily Skin Care?  There are numerous benefits of using essential oils, including:• Reducing your facial wrinkles and fine lines• Improving the skin rashes from eczema or psoriasis • Eliminating the cellulite in underlying skin tissue• Moisturizing your body and facial skin&bull...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Treat Troubled Skin with Microdermabrasion

Efforts to control skin problems through techniques like day spa exfoliation and cleansing are wonderful, but they sometimes fall short of beauty needs. Some people have particularly troublesome features like excessive dry skin and deep pores that collect unwanted oils and dirt. Problem pores can arise anywhere, but when they happen on the face, they...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

How to Treat an Ingrown Hair

Hair normally grows up and out of the skin. But in some cases, hair curls back down into the skin and causes an ingrown hair. Ingrown hair occurs most often on the face, under the arms, or in the pubic area. Shaving or plucking is the biggest culprit, as a cut strand of hair has a sharpened end. If the hair is curly, then the sharp end can curl down...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Springtime Skin Detox

After a seemingly endless winter, spring is finally on its way. This means it's time to break out your shimmering bronzers and bright lip glosses. To prep for fresh makeup after a dreary winter, a skin detox is in order. Beautiful makeup starts with good skincare. Even oily skin can get dry during the winter. To remove flakes and dry patches, do some...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

What is Face Mapping Skin Analysis?

What is it? Our skin is our largest organ, and it's also the biggest telltale of what's happening beneath the surface. Face Mapping Skin Analysis associates different sections of the face with different parts of the body, thus helping to determine the root of the problem.  How is it done? Face mapping can be dated back to holistic traditions...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Top 5 Sunscreen Myths

Top 5 Sunscreen Myths we All Believe Sunscreen is a vital step in a skincare routine because it protects against sunburns and the development of skin cancer. But there are a lot of myths surrounding the use of sunscreen that can cause potentially harmful or dangerous misunderstandings. Here are the top 5 myths around sunscreen and the true sunscreen...

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Let's Talk About Face Waxing

Save Time With Professional Hair Removal Services  If you have excess facial hair, then you know that plucking, shaving or using scissors to remove the hair is a time-consuming process. Fortunately, you can visit your favorite spa to have professional hair removal services from a knowledgeable technician. Waxing hair removal techniques are appropriate...

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

It's Time For A Skin Checkup!

A diagnosis of cancer is enough to strike fear into the heart of anyone, so preventing an occurrence of the dreaded disease is important. Most people are aware of the dangers of skin cancer and how important protection from the sun is. Overexposure to the harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun most often occurs between the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

What Does Vitamin C Do For Your Face?

Benefits of Vitamin C for Your Face You may already know how much the vitamin C and bioflavonoids in fruits and vegetables contribute to healthy living. They can boost your immune system and protect your heart. Did you know this humble vitamin can also help your skin stay younger looking? Why should vitamin C be a part of your skincare routine? Firstly...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Sports Massage Therapist?

Provide Professional Massages  Many athletes want professional massage therapy to help them improve their blood circulation before a sporting event or to overcome a muscle sprain after participating in a sport. If you love helping people and you also enjoy sports, then becoming a massage therapist is an excellent choice for a career. You may love...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Surprising Health Benefits of Collagen

Collagen is the body’s most essential protein as well as the main structural protein in connecting tissues. Supplementing Collagen has the following health benefits: 1. Skincare Regimen The body’s largest organ is the skin, and one of its major components is collagen. As we approach old age, the collagen production in our skin declines...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

How Does Smoking Effect Your Skin?

Most people know smoking and healthy living do not go together. However, tobacco use and your skin is not something that is discussed that often. Many people use the right skin care products and still smoke. A good skin care regimen will not help at all if you are a smoker. There are a number of things that you need to know about tobacco use and your...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Are You Blushing?

Some people complete their morning skin care regimen by putting on blush. Many people can choose the right skin care products, but they have trouble picking the right blush. There are several things that you can do to ensure that you select the right type of blush for your skin type. Fair Skin It is important to select a blush that matches your skin...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Give Your Hands Some Massage Therapy

Benefits of a Hands Massage Receiving hand massage therapy provides you with remarkable health benefits. It is relaxing, quick, and also offers immediate health benefits, for example, improved wrist and finger capacity of motion improved circulation and a decrease the trigger points in the muscles of your hands. According to a research on Reflexology...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Massage Therapy Treatment For Diabetics

It is estimated that 29 million people in America have diabetes. There are a variety of treatments that are available for diabetes. You can use massage therapy to manage this condition. There are many benefits of massage for diabetics. Increased Circulation One of the benefits of massage therapy for diabetics is that it helps improve blood circulation...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

So You Want to Be a Makeup Specialist

What is a Makeup Artist? A makeup artist, or makeup specialist, is a professional who uses makeup products and other skin care products to enhance a person's appearance. They may work with celebrities, performers and regular people who want to enhance their look. A makeup specialist may work by themselves or with a team. A makeup artist may also work...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Branching Out on Your Own

If you have been a massage therapist for a long time, then you may be thinking about leaving the day spa that you work at and going it alone. Having your own business can be rewarding. However, it is important to note that there are pros and cons. Pros Job Security If you are a massage therapist with your own business, then you do not have to worry...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

What's the 101 on Eyelash Extensions?

Many people are not fortunate enough to have naturally thick eyelashes. That is why many people today are opting to get eyelash extensions. There are several things that you need to know before you get lash extensions. You Will Need to go to a Certified Lash Expert You have probably heard horror stories about lash extensions. You may have heard about...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Plan a Little Stay-cation to Recharge Your Energy?

No matter what occupation you have or what type of lifestyle you live, you're going to have to recharge at some point. However, if you're a massage therapist, you need to stay home and let someone give you the same amazing treatment that you give to others. A staycation is a great idea if you're feeling overwhelmed by work or life in general. You...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

More Focus on Customer Service is Important

Why Massage Therapy Customer Service is Important Delivering good customer service is one of the keys to being a good massage therapist. If people are happy with the massage therapy service that they get, then they are likely to keep coming back. Every massage therapist wants to attract new clients. However, it is important to remember that it is easier...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

What are the benefits of Tea Tree Oil?

Tea tree oil comes from a plant that people can find in some areas of Australia. It's one of the essential oils that has a plethora of uses and purposes. Some of the most common and most beneficial uses for this item are as follows:  Aid for Hives and Other Skin conditions Many people who invest in tea tree oil do so for its effectiveness on...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Spa Marketing and Customer Follow-Up

Four Marketing Tips For Reaching New Clients If you own a day spa, then it is important to use a variety of marketing tips for reaching new clients, including regular customer follow-up. Advertising with an assortment of methods is a vital way to attract new customers.  Marketing Tip 1: Mailing Campaigns  You should create a mailing campaign...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

What are the Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage?

Request Aromatherapy Services During Your Next Massage  Aromatherapy massage is one of the most popular services offered at spa locations. This type of treatment is used alone or in combination with other varieties of massages. This variety of massage includes the application of an assortment of scented products that contain fragrant essential...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Is Charcoal Good for Acne Prone Skin?

The Benefits of Charcoal on Acne Prone Skin Activated charcoal has become a very popular ingredient in many people's skincare regimen. This is because it has the ability to draw impurities from the skin, which helps to treat acne. Its properties can be utilized through various methods, such as charcoal soap, masks, and through products that have...

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Posted on: March 19, 2018

Share Your Spa Day With the Kids

During Spring Break and Easter Break, don’t stress about entertaining the kids—relax and take them with you to a spa day. Many spas supplement their adult services with kids massage, kids pedicure, kids manicure, and child/teen skin care. The massage therapist and nail technician will create an invigorating experience appropriate for all...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Is Coffee Good for Your Skin

Sixty-one percent of people drink coffee every day. If you are one of those people, then it is important to remember that it can have an effect on your skincare. There are several ways that coffee can affect your skin. Negative Effects Coffee is a Diuretic Because coffee is a diuretic, it causes your body to lose water. This can cause toxins to build...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Just the Basics Please. Daytime Makeup Tips

Daytime Makeup Looks Are you looking for a way to get that neutral and natural look? Well, look no further. Here we will discuss the basics you need to get that effortless daytime look in almost no time at all.  It's All About Skin Care That's right, skincare is the first step. Your skin is the first foundation of your face and you want...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Apples, Vitamin C, and Your Skin

When you think of skin care, you might picture moisturizes, creams and lotions, but what if you could improve the look and feel of your skin, simply by utilizing healthy eating habits? Certain foods such as apples provide an abundance of vitamin C benefits, including the ability to make collagen, an important protein, which is basically like...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Anti-Aging Skin Care After Menopause

Like a fine wine, many aspects of us get better with age. Unfortunately, hormone levels do not follow suit. As the body ages, levels of the critical hormone estrogen begin to rapidly decrease, having a big impact on the skin. Estrogen is responsible for elasticity, boosting the production of collagen, and keeping the skin tight, soft, and supple. As...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Can Allergies Cause Skin Problems?

Allergies can manifest themselves in a large number of ways, but one of the most common places for an allergic reaction to occur is on the skin.  Many people are familiar with hives, and their itchy presence around allergy-inducing elements. Hives, which are called urticaria in the medical community, are itchy red bumps that can appear on the...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

How Do You Make Homemade Lotion?

The only thing worse than dealing with dry skin is the exorbitant prices of skin care products and skin cleansers. Judging by the prices of dry skin care products at the store, you would think making lotion is an expensive process, but not according to this DIY body lotion recipe. Making your own skin care product is exciting and affordable. Skip the...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Massage Therapy for Osteoporosis

What Is Osteoporosis?  When you have osteoporosis, you need pain relief on a daily basis. Osteoporosis is a condition that leads to the loss of bone tissue, making it easier to break a hip bone or vertebra while simply standing up. This condition primarily affects older adults who may already have other mobility issues. Osteoporosis is often caused...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Look 10 Years Younger

Getting older is a part of life. However, you can still get younger looking skin even if you are older. There are many anti-aging tips that will help you look younger. Moisturize Your Skin Moisturizing is an important part of your skincare regimen. If you moisturize your skin regularly, then you will be able to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Use...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Massage Therapist's are in Demand

Begin a New Job In the Lucrative Professional Massage Industry If you are considering a new career, then you should know that many day spas want to hire a professional massage therapist. The massage therapy occupation is flexible with jobs that are suitable for someone who wants to work part-time or for someone who needs a full-time position. In addition...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Which Essential Oil is Best for Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic condition of the skin of the face. The cause of the outbreak of rosacea is unknown to this day although a genetic predisposition to the condition has been observed. Factors that can contribute to the outbreak is heat, sunlight, spicy food, alcohol, stress, or alcohol among many others. Rosacea is a problem for up to 10% of...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Relax and Try a Chair Massage

If you have never had massage therapy before, then begin with a chair massage to overcome your shyness. A massage while sitting in a specialized chair is appropriate for anyone who has difficulty reclining on a massage table or when localized bodywork on the back, shoulders or neck of a client is required. A professional therapist might suggest a chair...

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Posted on: February 19, 2018

So What is Frankincense Essential Oil Really Good For?

Essential oils have a well-earned reputation as healthful additions to one’s life. Not least of all is frankincense oil, having been used for centuries across many civilizations. If you’re interested in using it, read on to learn some of its benefits. Astringency Frankincense’s astringent properties lend it to several beautifying...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Oh, My Aching Knees!

Many people struggle with arthritis. This condition can make relaxation and meditation difficult. The good news is that you can see a massage therapist if you suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee. There are a number of benefits that you can reap from getting massage therapy if you have arthritis. Blood Flow Stimulation A massage therapist can help...

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

We Are In Full Blown Flu Season !

How Massage Therapists Can Prevent The Spread Of The Flu We are in the midst of a bad flu season. People who practice massage therapy are more likely to develop the flu because they are in close contact with other people. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to protect yourself from the flu if you are a massage therapist. Encourage...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Eye Makeup Trends Coming Spring 2018

Update Your Makeup Products For Spring 2018 While shopping for new clothing for spring 2018, make sure to look for the most popular types of makeup for your face. Makeup trends change each season, and it is important to know what is out and what is in so that you won't look out of style. While you may have had sparse eyebrows last year, bold and shaped...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Should I Have A Massage Right After Being Physically Hurt?

You Should Talk To a Physician About Healing Bodywork When you have an injury from playing sports or after a vehicle collision, you may wonder about the pros and cons of having massage therapy at your favorite spa. First, it is always important to discuss alternative treatments with a physician. If a physician tells you that it is acceptable to have...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Knock Out Winter Blues With Massage Therapy

Seasonal Affective Disorder Can Disturb Your Overall Health and Wellness The seasonal affective disorder is a common condition that typically occurs when the days become shorter during the winter. Some of the individuals who have this condition refer to it as the winter blues because the condition improves when warmer weather arrives in the spring...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Reflexology Helps Ease Symptoms of Menopause

Menopause is something that all women will eventually go through, but never want to think about. Along with the stigma of no longer being able to produce little versions of yourself, menopause also brings on unwanted side effects such as hot flashes, anxiety, and many others. Luckily, menopause symptoms are a direct result of estrogen and progesterone...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Using Massage Therapy to Reduce Arthritis Pain

Many people in the baby-boomer generation are turning to massage therapy for arthritis pain relief. A massage therapist can gently knead on the areas of the body that are experiencing pain. They can also use mechanical tools in order to reduce the arthritis pain.There are several ways that massage therapy can get rid of the pain. Studies have shown...

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Sports Massage For Athletic Performance

Sports Massage For Athletic Performance Optimal performance is critical for athletes, and lots of emphases are placed on keeping the muscles in good condition. During training, the muscles in the body develop small tears in them that rebuild themselves to be stronger to adapt to harder workouts. The muscles are constantly in the rebuilding process...

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Magnesium - Good For Your Skin and Body

Magnesium is a mineral that we need in our daily diet. Unfortunately, this mineral has been farmed out of the soil, so we are no longer getting it in our food. In fact, 80% of the population is deficient because of this. Luckily, there are two ways to get it back into your body so that it can do its job! It can be taken in pill form or in lotion or...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Benefits of Massage Therapy For Seniors

A Massage Therapist Can Travel To Other Locations Anyone who is aging can benefit from having a variety of massages to improve the well-being of her mind and body. If you are a caregiver who is responsible for older individuals, then calling a massage therapist is an excellent plan. A professional therapist can work at any location by bringing along...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Esthetician Tips and Tricks

An esthetician is a skin care expert. However, knowledge of skin care is not the only thing that is needed to be a successful esthetician. One must know about the best secrets and products in order to have a successful esthetician career. Consultation Before an esthetician does any work on a client's skin, they will need to have a consultation with...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

How To Heal Damaged Nails

Healthy nails are one of the hallmarks of youth and though they are small, a good set of nails makes you seem much more attractive. However, everything from getting older to prolonged use of fake nails can damage your natural nails and make you look sloppy and un-cared for.Keep reading for the best way we know of to make your nails shine like new. It...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Tips for the Massage Student to Overcome Shyness

Develop Confidence While Learning How To Perform Massage Therapy In order to become a professional massage therapist, you must overcome your shyness. A massage student works closely with clients who will often disrobe for treatments at a day spa. While a client will wear a long cotton sheet for modesty during massage therapy, it is possible for the...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Ugg Someone is Moody Today!

If you are a massage therapist, then you will have a cranky client occasionally. Some spa clients are difficult to please, but they may have a good reason for feeling cranky. First, it is your job to find a way to provide the ultimate relaxation experience for a moody client who has had a bad week at work or home. It is important to offer massage therapy...

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Posted on: January 15, 2018

Surprising Uses for Epsom Salt

Epsom salt has been used over centuries to solve a variety health of issues. Epsom salt is a naturally occurring mineral compound (magnesium and sulfate) that is readily absorbed through your skin. Epsom salt is a natural, inexpensive compound with many surprising uses, from increasing the benefits of massage therapy to softening your skin. Promotes...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Facial Skin Care Advice for Your T Zone Skin

Facial Skin Care For Your T Zone Regardless of whether you have dry skin, oily skin or combination skin, it is important to take care of your T zone. Your T zone is prone to acne as well as other skin issues. Using the right cleanser is one of the keys to caring for your T zone if you have dry, oily or combination skin. A cleanser will remove...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

In a Rush? Try Express

Everyone deserves to go to the day spa at some point. Even if you do not have time, you can still get a spa treatment. If you need more than just a polish change, but you do not have time for a full pedicure, then you can get an express pedicure. There are a few steps involved in getting an express pedicure. The first thing that we will do is trim...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Top 10 Spa Trends for 2018

1. Vampire Facials Vampire facials are facials that involve using people’s own blood to improve the health of their skin and reduce the signs of aging.  2. Vibration Therapy Vibration involves using a hammer and peg to send a ripple vibration throughout the body that is similar to a ripple in the water. The ripple vibration relaxes the...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

What is a Back Facial?

Back Facials What is a back facial? Back facials have many benefits in cleansing that hard to reach area, working to help a variety of skin care needs such as clogged pores, back acne, and moisturizing the skin. This treatment is like many of the more traditional facials you would see in a day spa done by an esthetician. These facials for the back...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Not Into Networking for Clients? Why is This so Important?

Networking is an ideal way to expand your business as a massage therapist. It is one of the cheapest forms of marketing and has a good return on investment. This post will focus on some of the reasons why you should network with new clients for your massage therapy service. More Confidence Networking gives you the perfect platform to talk to people...

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Put to Rest Some Common Myths About Massage Therapy

Many people who might benefit from receiving massage therapy are reluctant to even entertain the idea, based on their own fears and misconceptions. Here, we'll address some of the most common myths that keep individuals from enjoying the full benefits offered by a standard day spa massage. All Massages are the Same There are a variety of massages that...

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

Even the Massage Student Deserves a Massage This Christmas

Give Gift Cards To Your Workers When you are a day spa owner, it is important to show appreciation for your employees and students. It is easy for you to give a Christmas bonus to a massage student who needs stress relief after the busy holidays. You probably have health and wellness gift cards for your customers to buy as gifts for their relatives...

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Posted on: December 25, 2017

Finding the Right Massage for You!

Find a Massage That Meets Your Specific Needs When you visit a day spa, there are different types of massage therapy available, and it is important to try all the varieties during each visit until you find your favorite one. There are massage treatments that are suitable for helping you to relax or to feel energized. You can also have massage therapy...

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Posted on: December 22, 2017

Things Every Massage Student Must Know

Embarking on the journey of becoming a massage student is both an educational and rewarding experience, but there are many things every prospective student should know. Before you initially enter the school of your choice, be aware that having a high school diploma or GED is typically required at accredited facilities. You're also going to...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Causes and Remedies for Athlete's Feet

The Causes of Athlete's Foot Athlete's foot is caused by a contagious fungus called tinea pedis, which thrives in warm, moist places. People often catch athlete's foot by walking on contaminated floors in gyms and locker rooms. Another one of the causes of athlete's foot is sharing shoes or socks with a person who already has it. The condition...

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Posted on: December 18, 2017

Give The Gift of Massage This Christmas

In your search for holiday perfection, you want to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, but planning for the perfect gift can be stressful. Your gift giving comes from the heart. This could be your year to treat your family and friends to the gift of wellness. The gift of wellness is easier to give than you may think. All it takes is...

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Posted on: December 15, 2017

Snacking Can Be Good for You

Using the right skin care products is not the only thing that you have to do in order to keep your skin healthy. In fact, a good skin care routine will be in vain if you are not eating healthy. Eating well is one of the keys to healthy living. There are a number of foods that can help you with your skin hydration. Spinach Because spinach is made up...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Benefits of Massage for Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease And Massage Therapy Crohn's disease impacts fewer than 200,000 United States citizens per year. While that number may seem low in comparison to other diseases, that doesn't make it any less prominent. The disease has yet to be cured and while some treatments can help, sometimes the pain from inflammation becomes so great that people...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Improving Your Health With Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of natural essential oils derived from flowers, leaves, bark, stems, roots or other parts that expel a scent to enhance physical or psychological well-being. Inhaling the aromas of the oils is widely thought to stimulate a variety of brain functions that contribute to health and wellness. This technique is also used...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

Can Massage Therapy Help Whiplash?

Getting whiplash is no fun. It can come in a variety of ways, but it always is unpleasant, resulting in neck pain. This can be very debilitating, especially for people with active lifestyles or jobs. The less time you can spend suffering from your neck injury, the better. So, what can you do to help heal your neck pain?One option you might want to consider...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Massage Therapy For Colicky Babies

If your baby is pretty healthy but cries uncontrollably for several days, colic could be the culprit. Although the origin of the disorder is still not completely understood, it is believed to be related to some type of stomach ailment. While there are some ways to relieve the symptoms such as diet and even gripe water (an antigas), there may be more...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Essential Oils For Winter

The winter season can mean dry skin for many people. However, essential oils can help provide relief to dry skin through spa treatments or a massage. Essential oils for winter skin can help with redness as well as cracks that you might see. Avoid using strong scents, such as peppermint, that is often reserved for aromatherapy. If you already have...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Top Ten Reasons to Get a Massage

Some people see getting a massage as frivolous but massage therapy can serve as an important part of wellness and healthy living. There are tons of reasons to get a massage, but here are 10 of the best ones. 1. Pain Relief Massage is an easy and enjoyable way to relieve pain. Touch treatments activate the part of the brain that's activated by...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

Hospice Massage Therapy

Hospice care is designed to make people who are terminally ill as comfortable as possible. People who are in hospice care will typically stay there until they pass away. Massage therapy is one of the things that is recommended to keep patients comfortable. Hospice also offers Palliative Care which is a specialized medical care for people...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

I'm Thinking of Becoming a Makeup Artist

"I'm Thinking Of Becoming A Makeup Artist. What Now?" If you practically live and breathe for makeup videos on YouTube and would rather buy makeup products than groceries, then a career in makeup might be right for you. However, you might have no idea where to go from here. To help you accomplish your makeup dreams, here's what to do to become a...

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Posted on: November 24, 2017

Why Massage Can Benefit Children

We usually associate massage therapy with adults and do not always hear about the many reasons children can benefit from massage. There are many health benefits of massages for both adults and children. Stress and Anxiety Relief Children experience anxiety and stress just as adults do. Massages are associated with many factors of stress...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Why Someone Would be Sore After a Massage

Going to a day spa should not be a painful experience, but some people find that they are sore a day or two after getting a message. More often than not, after massage therapy, some people will find that they are sore. While many people find this post-massage soreness to be enjoyable, others find the pain a little uncomfortable. Depending...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Massage Therapy for Dancers

What Are the Best Types Of Massages For Dance? Everyone should be concerned about health and wellness, including dancers. If dancing is your favorite hobby or the way that you earn an income, then it is essential to request massage therapy before or after a performance. Massage for dancers can help to prevent injuries because your muscles are warmer...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Pursuing Your Passion

Follow Your Passion In Life If you enjoy healthy living, then you should follow your passion by learning more about massage therapy and other spa treatments. Today, working in a day spa is a lucrative career objective because you can provide an assortment of spa services.  Find the Best Educational Institution When your career objective is working...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Tech Neck is More Common Than You Think

Mobile Devices Can Cause Neck Pain  If you love using your mobile devices such as a laptop or smartphone, then you may develop tech neck. This painful condition is a repetitive stress injury that occurs from staring down at mobile devices several hours a day. A repetitive stress-strain can cause cumulative damage to your joints, nerves, and muscles...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Choosing a Specialty for Massage Therapy School

If you are interested in having a career in massage therapy, then you should consider selecting a specialty. You will likely find a specific area that interests while you are a massage therapy student. Reflexology is a popular area of massage therapy. This practice involves applying pressure to the hands and feet. Reflexology is also known as zone therapy.You...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Diabetes?

What Are the Benefits Of Massage Therapy For Diabetes? What Are the Symptoms Of a High Blood Sugar Level?  Diabetes mellitus is a medical condition that is caused by chronic abnormally high blood sugar levels. The symptoms of having high blood glucose can include:• Increased thirst• Frequent urination • Increased hunger&bull...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

How Massage Therapists Take Care of Their Hands

Hands are the tools of a massage therapist’s trade. Since the personal physical contact with their clients’ skin is very intimate and unavoidable, professionals in the massage therapy field must prioritize their own skincare. Self-care Habits to Adopt Investing in a high-quality, non-greasy, unscented product to moisturize their hands...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a plant that has been gaining popularity over the years for its many health benefits and medicinal uses. In tropical climates, it grows wild, and elsewhere people grow it indoors to be used for decoration or as a healing plant. Here are some of the many benefits this amazing plant offers for the human body Digestion Benefits Aloe vera...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Hormones and Facial Hair!

There is a direct correlation between hormones and women's facial hair. Hirsutism is the medical term for excessive hair growth in areas of the body where hair is typically minimal. The face is one area that can be affected in women with hirsutism. Women's hormones are a common culprit behind women's facial hair. High levels of testosterone can cause...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Healthy Scents for the Holidays

In the past, you may have been used to burning cinnamon-scented candles or plugging in a pine-scented air freshener. Fortunately, there are so many wonderful and natural scents that you can create using herbs, spices, fruits, and essential oils! The process is affordable, enjoyable, and simple. You can blend and diffuse essential oils, or add fresh...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Good Career For a People Person

Do you love working with people? Then you might be a good candidate to work in the beauty industry. Most careers in the beauty industry involve being around people and chatting with them all day long, so if lots of social contact gives you energy and you've got the gift of gab, you just might have what it takes to make a fabulous massage therapist...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Am I Too Old For a Career in Beauty?

Begin a New Career In the Beauty Industry As an Older Adult If you are a woman who wants to start a new career after raising your children, then consider becoming a spa student. At a day spa, customers appreciate receiving skincare services such as facials or makeup applications from a mature adult. Returning to school as an older adult is easy when...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Fall Beauty and Fashion Trends 2017

Find Trendy Makeup and Hair Care Products At a Spa  Makeup, manicure and hair care trends vary each season, and you will want to know the newest fall colors for lips and nails in 2017. After having a massage on your body at a day spa, you can transition to the facial, hair care and manicure area to improve the appearance of your lips, hair or...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Is It Tough Being a Male Massage Therapist?

Massage therapy can be a perfect career for anyone who is good with the hands and wants to learn techniques that can help to ease other people's ailments. However, women have filled the position traditionally. Being a male massage expert or massage student can be challenging, but it also has some great pluses. The Hard Facts One of the hard facts...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Skin Care Secrets for Fall

Your skin care regimen will need to change along with the seasons. It is a good idea to visit an esthetician regularly at a day spa. There are also things that you will need to include in a daily skincare routine. Change Your Cleansing Routine Cleansing is an important part of a daily skincare routine. However, you will need to use a different cleanser...

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

The Real Deal on Estheticians

Experiences Of An Esthetician Being an esthetician can be rewarding. However, it is important to know about the experiences of an esthetician before you decide whether this career is right for you. There are a variety of settings that you can work in after you complete your training. You can work in a day spa, resort, cruise line or medical office. However...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

What is Cupping Therapy

What Are the Benefits From Cupping Massage Therapy?  Massage therapy is an important part of healthy living, and you can enjoy an assortment of therapeutic treatments at a day spa. If you want to have an unusual treatment from a therapist, then request a cupping massage. This form of treatment is popular with athletes because it increases the...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Help! I Need Halloween Makeup Ideas

Are you wanting stellar Halloween makeup? Maybe you're simply too busy to do it yourself, or you think that you can't pull off the kind of look you're wanting? Not to worry! Look no further than your local day spa.  That's right - the spa you've been going to likely has a makeup specialist that will be more than happy to help you with all your...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

Cleaning Your Manicure and Pedicure Tools

Follow Local Health Code Regulations When Offering Spa Services  When you work in a day spa, you must make sure that your equipment is sanitized between each client. The pathogens from your clients’ toenails and fingernails can survive and multiply on surfaces. Health code regulations require you to keep footbaths and nail tools clean to...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

Treating Body Acne

Cleansing the skin is a part of many people's daily skin care routine. Even though many people follow the basic skin cleansing steps, they still suffer from body acne. Treating body acne can be difficult. Fortunately, an esthetician can help. If treating body acne at home has been unsuccessful, then you should book an appointment at a day spa.There...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Try Meditating to Improve Your Skin

With the holidays fast approaching, stress can pile on quickly. Thoughts about logistics, family members, household tasks, and more can nudge self-care right off to-do lists entirely. Fortunately, meditation requires as little as five minutes per day and presents a plethora of benefits, including but not limited to clearing up skin blemishes. Using...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Yay! October is Boot Season

Daily Foot Care Is an Important Part of Healthy Living During the autumn, you probably like wearing boots when it snows, so it is important to visit a day spa for expert foot care. With spa treatments in the winter, you can have soft skin on your feet and gorgeous toenails on your toes. In addition to getting a pedicure on your toenails, you can enjoy...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

What is Aromatherapy Good For?

Aromatherapy is a system of self-care that uses essential oils for a variety of purposes. These essential oils affect the senses and cause specific reactions in the one who is using them. Aromatherapy can be conducted in at least three ways: Oil Burning Therapy One way that people use the essential oils is with a diffuser or burner. They buy the oils...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

How Can Massage Help Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are blue or purple veins in the body (mostly in the legs) that protrude or appear deformed. Although they're known as a cosmetic issue, these veins can cause a variety of frustrating symptoms among sufferers. Symptoms and Complications of Varicose Veins:  Often painful and unsightly, varicose veins are the result...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

How To Treat Sebum

Sebum is produced by the sebaceous glands to moisturize, lubricate and protect the skin and hair. It is composed of lipids, including cholesterol, glycerides, fatty acids, squalene, and wax and cholesterol esters and is essential in allowing the skin to function properly as a protective organ. Unfortunately, sebum is a rich source of energy for the...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Flu Season and a Germ Free Spa

If you’re contemplating a career in massage therapy, sanitation may seem to be a relatively minor aspect of your prospective job. However, failing to maintain a clean spa can have professional consequences for you and health issues for everyone in contact with your facility.If you’re already a licensed massage professional, it is likely...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

How Long Should You Keep Makeup Products?

Buying makeup is an investment, so you might be reluctant to throw it away. At the same time, you don't want to jeopardize your health by using them for too long. If you're an esthetician, work at a day spa or are just a regular consumer who uses cosmetics, you might be wondering how long you should keep your makeup.Most liquid foundation can be used...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Chase Your Blues Away with a Massage

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is also known as SAD, is a form of depression that is related to seasonal changes. It can develop at any time of the year. However, it typically develops in the fall, and the symptoms peak during the winter months. Symptoms of depression include low energy, sleeping problems, concentration...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

How a Vitamin Deficiency Effects the Skin and Nails

Healthy skin looks great on everyone. It has a natural glow. Your skin shields you from bacteria and germs. We all need an external and an internal skincare routine. A vitamin deficiency can lead to unhealthy hair and fingernails. A vitamin deficiency can also cause acne and rashes. An unhealthy diet can cause a lack of blood flow to the scalp and nails...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

How To Get Rid of Those Dark Circles Under Your Eyes!

What Causes Dark Circles? Blood vessels, in general, look blue in all parts of the body. This color is because skin only lets the colors blue and violet pass through. The lighter the skin a person has, the more blue blood veins will look through their skin. The skin below your eye socket can also look blue or purple for the same reason. Blue and purple...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Big Business Investing In Neck Massage

Today, big business owners understand the importance of daily stress relief for their employees. Stress can lead to a variety of mental and physical problems, including a reduction in the body’s immunity levels or a change in mood. When someone is feeling stressed-out the majority of the time, she will have poorer cognitive functions and slower...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Improve Sleep With Deep Relaxation Techniques

It has been estimated that one out of five people suffers from insomnia. This lack of sleep affects every aspect of one’s life. You are tired throughout the day. You are less productive at work. Even your relationships may suffer from a lack of sleep.While medication can help those who need to get more sleep, you may not want to go that route...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Back to Basics - Eyes

You should always give your eyes a little extra attention. Your choice of eye makeup is very important. The colors should highlight your natural beauty.  Daytime and Nighttime Eye Makeup Avoid glitter and black in the daytime. A dark smokey eye is not suitable for an everyday look. Greys, browns, and plums are subtle tones for a daytime smokey...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!!!

Water: The Key to Good Health and Skin Care Water is by far the most important molecule for life. In fact, life could not be possible without it, and many people highly underestimate its effect on the general health and wellness of the body. Proper hydration, which would require a fluid intake measured in ounces of half of one's body weight...

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Posted on: September 4, 2017

Relax this Labor Day with a Massage

This labor day treat yourself to a little reward. While cookouts and group activities are a traditional way to celebrate this end of summer event, you can steal away a little time for yourself for renewal. What to spend an hour or so on this weekend that will leave you refreshed and ready to face the world when you return to work on Tuesday? Consider...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Listen to Your Clients

Building a positive relationship with clients is the most important goal a massage therapist has to reach. Clients seeking massage therapy are willing to pay a good amount of money for relief from physical and emotional pain and stress. As a massage student, you need to learn that not every person will be your ideal massage client.Providing a high-quality...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Would You Try a Pregnant Belly Facial?

Pregnant Belly Facials and Beautiful Skin Pregnancy is a time of joy for most women. Although pregnancy can be a wonderful and exciting experience, it can also be pretty tiring. Pregnancy can be taxing on the body. If you're a pregnant woman who wants to relish a little comfort, you should find out about types of facials that may be able to help...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Please Stop Bugging Me

It’s been a beautiful summer day with all your favorite people. Now it’s time to light the bonfire just as the sun begins to set. You Hear That Buzz You know what that means. Summer heat, summer humidity, and party crashers. Prepare for the swarm.It’s time to break out the insect repellent. This is not a comforting thought to someone...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Reasons to Reach For a Body Brush

A complete spa treatment and health booster from the comfort of your own home. A body brush can be great for more than just exfoliating. It helps to get your lymphatic system moving. flush toxins, and reduces bloating. How does all of this work in such a small tool and why should you use one?  Lymphatic System Stimulation One of the more notable...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

How To Look Flawless All The Time

Face makeup, such as concealer, eyeliner, and blush, are tools meant to be used to help enhance the natural beauty of your face. Unfortunately, too many people make the mistake of seeing these tools less as a means to highlight their natural appearance and more of a way to mask what they might view as imperfections. All too often women will put on much...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

The Benefits of Vitamin C For Your Skin

Just about every skincare company uses some form of Vitamin C in their product lines. Ask any day spa esthetician for a recommended skin care routine, and this potent Vitamin will assuredly be on the list for good reason. Vitamin C protects from environmental damage, heals and soothes tissue, and tightens and tones.There are three major reasons that...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Clean Pores Using Pore Strips

The Truth Behind the Strip Having trouble dealing with oily skin and pesky blackheads? Are you washing your face only to find oily skin the next morning? Depending on who you ask, pore strips are revolutionary or revolting. You plaster these odd-looking pieces of paper across your nose and then peel them off to reveal the darkness that lurks...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Amazing Benefits of Frankincense Oil

The Amazing Benefits of Frankincense Oil Frankincense essential oils, also called olibanum, is an extract from small Boswellia Carteri genus shrubs found in the Red Sea and north east Africa. An incision in the bark of the tree produces an oleo gum resin, which gives high-quality massage therapy Frankincense. The Curative Properties of Frankincense Day...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

How Does Menopause Effect The Skin?

The march of time may be inevitable, but it needn't march across your face. Though the effects of menopause on a woman's skin are undeniable, adhering to a daily skin care routine, consulting with an esthetician on specialized products, and eating, sleeping and exercising properly can all keep your skin looking its youthful best. First, the facts...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

She's Got Personality !!

Estheticians are known for being likable. The list of personality traits of an esthetician looks a lot like a wish-list for the perfect best friend. You probably do consider your esthetician a good friend and at the very least look forward to seeing them. That's because these service professionals are as skilled in people care as they are in skin care.What...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

2017 Summer Hairstyle Trends

One of the most important parts of anyone’s body is their hair. It reflects a person’s health and wellness and can add to a person’s overall attractiveness. Choosing one of today’s popular 2017 summer hairstyles, suited to your hair, will reflect the over-all appearance of a successful person.The summer hairstyles of 2017 stress...

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

Facial Hair Removal Anxiety

How to Deal with Facial Hair Removal Anxiety You don't have to be embarrassed about having facial hair. Everyone has some amount of hair growing on her face, even if some people are lucky enough to have hair that is virtually invisible. If you are not among the fortunate few, there are several ways to permanently eliminate the hair.Laser hair removal...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Some Beauty Tips After Baby

Quick Beauty Routines After Baby The joys of pregnancy and new motherhood are endless. So are the changes! If you've enjoyed the typical pregnancy, you've relished thicker hair, stronger nails, and glowing skin. However, once your bundle of joy arrives, hormones go crazy, sleep lessons and "body blahs" can take their toll. Fight back with an easy...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Where Will You Find the Money to Study Cosmetology

A Career As a Cosmetologist Can Change Your Life  If you want to study cosmetology, then you have selected an interesting career that requires understanding how to provide skin care such as facials and how to apply makeup such as eye shadow. This new career can change your life by giving you the skills required to earn a living, and you can also...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

What is Collagen?

Collagen is the most prevalent protein in the human body. It is found in our skin, bones, cartilage, tendons, and muscles. It is the glue that holds our bodies together. Our bodies can make this protein by itself, but we can also get it from our diets. Also, taking a supplement such as beef gelatin can help to ensure that one is getting enough of this...

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

The Lips Have It

Gorgeous Summer 2017 Lip Colors The summer months are all about beauty experimentation. If you want to test out striking and exciting colors on your lips, there's no better opportunity than the warm and carefree summer months. Paying attention to summer trends can help you figure out which specific lip colors you want to rock. Great lip color can...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Benefits of a Russian Massage

Many cultures across the world have developed and incorporated various forms of massage therapy into their traditional health systems. Some of the major cultures such as the Chinese, Indian and the Greeks have advocated the use this therapy for the treatment of various conditions and ailments. The therapy made significant strides during World War II...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Buying New Day Spa Equipment

Effectively Buying New Day Spa Equipment Whether you are looking to create a day spa out of your home or upgrade your existing equipment, it is important to know what equipment will be best for your needs. Here are some tips that will help you when buying equipment and furniture for your salon.  What kind of budget are you working with When...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Stylish Heat and Sun Protective Clothing

Sun protection is an important part of your skin care regimen. Not only do you need to use the right skin care products, but you also need to wear clothing with UPF factor. UPF is short for ultraviolet protection factor. The UPF factor rating measures the amount of ultraviolet protection that the clothing gives. It is similar to SPF. There are many...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Massage for the Pregnant Mama

Massage For Pregnant Moms More pregnant women are opting to get massage therapy. It is more than just a luxury. There are many ways that pregnant women can benefit from seeing a massage therapist.  Hormone Regulation This is one of the many benefits of pregnancy massage. A pregnancy massage can help reduce stress and promote relaxation...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

The Charcoal Facial

The Charcoal Face Mask Last year, the charcoal face mask became the most coveted of skin care products. This spa treatment uses activated charcoal to purify and refresh skin. The procedure is amazingly effective, but is best performed by a trained esthetician at a reputable day spa. What is a charcoal face mask? The skin care products used...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Relief for Osteoarthritis of the knee

Nothing can be more debilitating or frustrating than having osteoarthritis of the knee. Many people experience this problem and find that their quality of life suffers due to their decreased mobility. The pain can be very intense and it can seem like there are very few options available to help. Luckily, massage therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Does Hormone Therapy Affect the Skin?

Hormone Therapy's Affect on the Skin  Hormone therapy is a treatment for hormonal deficiencies. The hormones can be administered topically or orally. Many women use hormone replacement therapy to relieve menopause symptoms. Hormone therapy's affect on the skin is usually very noticeable. Fortunately, an esthetician can offer several effective...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Massage Therapists and After Care Treatment Plans

Massage Therapy: A New Way to Heal Massage therapy is quickly moving outside the realm of "alternative treatment" to the forefront of medical treatment and rehabilitation. New research suggests that doctors realize the many benefits of therapeutic touch in treating physical and mental ailments and are integrating massage therapists into medical treatment...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Is Using Retinol Cream Really Safe?

Is Retinol Cream Really Safe? Retinol is one of the most popular skin care products. People often use it as a part of their skin care routine in order to prevent acne. It can also be used for wrinkle prevention. It is safe for most people to use a Retinol cream for wrinkle treatment. However, it is important to note that it can cause side effects. Skin...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Scoliosis and Massage Therapy

Scoliosis and Massage Therapy Scoliosis affects millions of men, women, and children. The spine has curves that allow flexibility. Scoliosis is diagnosed when a person has an abnormally curved spine. The condition is rarely fatal, but it can have a negative effect on a person's daily life. Scoliosis can cause pain, fatigue, and arthritis. Massage...

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

Natural Skin Care Tips For Summer Season

The summer season is here and it’s time to take extra precautions to protect your skin. Who doesn’t like to have a suntan? Am I right? Intense UV sun rays can damage your skin turning it dark brown. Overheating causes excessive sweating, resulting in loss of body fluids and moisturizers. Lack of hydration causes premature skin wrinkles and...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Oh These Darn Freckles!

Freckles, how many of us have them. For some, they are a unique blessing given at birth. For others, they are a sign of disregard to basic skin care guidelines.Ever discovered a beauty mark somewhere on your body that you never noticed before? There is a high possibility that that beauty mark is in fact evidence of sun damage. What happens after one...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Your Teens First Facial

With school out for summer, now is the perfect time for teenagers to care for their skin. Girls and boys alike face skin problems such as clogged pores, acne, and blackheads due to the release of oils, stress, and hormonal imbalances, leaving them with unwanted blemishes on their faces.Most teenagers have special skin care products in their homes, but...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

So You Want to be a Sports Massage Therapist

What is a Sports Massage Therapist? A sports massage therapist is a professional who uses massage in order to manipulate soft tissue. Sports massages are often recommended to athletes who have been injured. They may also be recommended in order to prevent injuries. People can get a sports massage at a day spa. You can also get one at a chiropractic...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Massage Therapy Treatment for Tension Headaches

Massage away the tension...and the headaches Tension headaches can creep up when you least expect it. Stress can start to manifest itself as a sore aching neck and shoulders, and soon the pain is creeping up the base of your head to your very crown. The tension mounts and then you find yourself consumed by a classic tension headache with symptoms...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Darn Those Last Minute Cancellations!! Uggggg

If you're a self-employed massage therapist or an esthetician, you know how aggravating those last-minute cancellations can be. Your time is money and you've just lost money because of a client.Or have you? Depending on your outlook and your policies, a last-minute cancellation can provide you with some paid time off. As therapists and estheticians...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Best Ways to Prepare for a Massage

A good massage therapy session can carry a number of mental and physical health benefits that can last even after the massage is over. To take full advantage of the health benefits, you want to make sure you are prepared even before you walk into the day spa. Here are some of the best ways you can prepare for a massage. Research the Massage Therapist Many...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Pros and Cons of a Career in Massage Therapy

Those who enjoy helping other people feel better and care about overall wellness may want to consider an exciting career path in massage therapy. The field offers an array of opportunities with the ability to work in doctors' offices, corporate settings providing massage to employees, cruise ships, fitness centers and gyms, salons, and day spas. Before...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

How To Get A Great Testimonial

Many people look at customer testimonials prior to booking an appointment with a day spa. That is why customer testimonials can help a massage therapist build their business. There are several things that people who give spa treatments can do to get a great testimonial. You can supply your customers with an evaluation form after they get their massage...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

The Importance of Cleaning Makeup Brushes

We know this is not rocket science.  Common sense tells us we need to clean our makeup brushes to avoid the build-up of bacteria which can cause infection. The professionals recommend you clean your makeup brushes regularly.  Our makeup products are meant to enhance our beauty. Don’t you want to take care of these tools so they help...

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Try Using Pain Science

For chronic pain, consider lowering your use of medications and switching to more scientific pain management techniques. Let's discuss what pain science is and the benefits of pain science on pain management. What is pain science? Pain science is the study of understanding why we feel pain. Most people believe pain occurs when our bodies are harmed...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Blame it on Your Purse!

When you envision scheduling an appointment with a massage therapist, you should imagine that your work will be the last thing on your mind during the massage therapy session. However, by speaking with the massage therapist, you might discover the effects of carrying heavy purses or the effects of carrying a heavy computer bag. Bags and Your Back Your...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

What's All the Hype About Essential Oils?

Essential oils have become big news recently, but do they really work or are they just hype? Hard science is actually backing up the validity of essential oils, but with a caveat. There are a number of different types and grades of oils on the market and the effectiveness of the oil depends on how it was processed or created. Synthetic oils are simply...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Is Your Skin Dry AND Oily?

Skin can be dry. Skin can be oily. But can skin really be dry and oily? Definitely. This is called "combination" skin. There are four common skin types: normal, dry, oily, and sensitive.Combination skin is when your forehead, nose, and chin (known as the T-zone) are oily but when your cheeks and other areas of your face are dry. This can make skin care...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Try a Staycation for a Vacation

Getting rest and relaxation when you have time off of work doesn't have to necessarily happen in the country. You can do your mind, body, and soul a world of justice with a staycation and massage therapy. With a little bit of help from an expert massage therapist in your hometown, you may find that you just happen to wind up going to a new world altogether...

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Posted on: May 29, 2017

The Perfect Oil for You

One of the most useful tools in massage therapy is massage oils. You may also hear of therapists using herbal liniments or powders; however, oil is the most common. Its soothing properties reduce friction from the therapists’ hands as they rub clients’ skin. For additional massage therapy benefits, a therapist may add a few drops of essential...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

6 Steps to More Youthful Looking Eyes

The test of time can show up on your eyes from stress, the natural aging process, and pollution. The eyes say so much about an individual and keeping them looking their best will go a long way in looking beautiful every day. There are many habits that should be broken and adopted in order to achieve more youthful looking eyes. 1) Stop tugging or pulling...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Yes You Can Have Youthful Skin Without Botox

Visit a Local Spa For an Affordable Anti-aging Facial If you want to save money while having anti-aging treatments on your facial skin, visit a local day spa on a regular basis. An esthetician will provide a list of affordable facial services when you arrive. Botox injections are expensive procedures that require a practitioner to use a needle and...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Vacation Season is Coming. Do You Need A Travel Massage?

What Are the Benefits of Travel Massage? There are several benefits of travel massage while you are on a business trip or having a vacation with your family. Massage therapy while traveling can offer you these benefits: • Relaxation before sleeping in a strange environment in a hotel room• Releasing the muscle tension in your back and neck...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

A Career in Makeup

Consider a Beauty Care Career If you are considering a new career, then learn more about becoming a hair removal technician or makeup specialist. The important aspect of both of these jobs is for you to understand the specialized skin care techniques that are used in a day spa. To learn more about removing unwanted hair from the face along with applying...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

What is Hydrotherapy?

How Is Water Therapy Used In Spas? At a day spa, clients can enjoy soothing water treatments that will reduce the pain in their arthritic joints. The warm swirling water in a pool can massage the skin and underlying tissues to eliminate the discomfort from strained muscles. When clients visit a spa, they may want to have hydrotherapy sessions in showers...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Focus on Customer Service

Excellent massage therapy customer service is essential when you want to develop a long-term relationship with your clients. As a massage therapist, you want to have a great reputation with current customers in addition to gaining new clients. Here are some tips on providing good customer service at your spa. Five Tips On Providing Good Customer Service Tip...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Stop Your Picking!

Many people pick their blemishes because they think that it is a harmless practice. However, picking blemishes can have a number of negative effects on your skin. The effects of picking skin blemishes are easily noticed. Why Picking Blemishes is a bad Idea Scarring Scarring is a long-term effect of blemish picking. Even if you have a good skin care...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

With Mother's Day fast approaching, many are trying to think of the perfect gift for their mom. Some moms don't take the time to care for themselves because they put their family first. Mother's Day is the perfect time to give mom a gift certificate for skin care treatments and facials so that she is able to take some time to care for herself. There...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Someone is a Little Irritable Today

When we enroll in massage school, we often have idealistic visions of a beautiful and serene room with a gracious client who is understanding and kind, or of a cruise ship full of happy people. This vision may endure until we begin the practical education known as clinics. Usually, performing clinics brings us quickly into the real world. As a massage...

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Posted on: May 6, 2017

How to Succeed as an Esthetician

Training for an esthetician career will give you an exciting and rewarding future. While the terms esthetician and skin care technician are often used interchangeably, an esthetician is more than someone who can perform spa treatments. Since the skin is the immune system's first line of defense, you must know how to ensure client safety as much as you...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Why Networking Is So Important For Massage Therapists

Whether you are in training to be a massage therapist or already practice this healing art, you might be wondering if attending massage therapy networking events is worth your time. The truth is that having the right connections and opportunities can make or break a career in massage therapy. Attending conferences and other networking events is crucial...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

The Joys of Life!

Prepare a Bucket List to Have New and Exciting Experiences If you have been missing out on the joys of life, then it is time to create a bucket list. Instead of following the same lifestyle patterns, make sure to seek new and different experiences that can give you a better perspective. Doing interesting things that you have never done before can improve...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Erase Years with These Beauty Tips

Everyone woman wants to look younger and why not? When you look younger, you feel younger! There are several skin care tips that will make your face look younger such as moisturizing! Moisturizers can take years off of your face. Find out how an esthetician can help you with your skin concerns. Skincare products, when used properly, can make you look...

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Posted on: April 29, 2017

Let's Talk About Athlete's Foot!

Athlete's foot is seen as an embarrassing condition that appears as a red, scaly rash between the toes and sometimes on the soles and sides of the feet. Going to the spa or wearing sandals with athlete's foot is mortifying. While an esthetician may or may not be trained to help cure fungal infections, they would be able to identify it and suggest getting...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Try a Thai Massage For a Change

When you visit a spa, the business will offer different types of massage therapy, including Thai massage. This is one of the most frequently requested massage treatments because it has been used for many years worldwide. This form of massage combines several important elements that include: • Assisted yoga postures – the therapist positions...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Give Yourself a Gift!

With day-to-day life involving so many different stressful activities, it's important to find ways to relax and let your body heal. This is why giving yourself the gift of regular massage therapy visits is such a great idea.  With careers, families, school, relationships, and other obligations pulling us in every direction imaginable, it can be...

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Posted on: April 22, 2017

Goodbye to Dull Winter Skin

Now that winter has passed, it’s time to refresh & revitalize the skin you’re in. Dry skin is a common problem during the winter. Fortunately, the proper skin care routine can keep your skin healthy.  1.  Exfoliate Regularly An exfoliant is one of the most important skin care products that you can own. You will need to use...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Find Your Favorite Massage!

Everybody loves the healing touch of massage. Routine massages will leave you feeling consistently relaxed, relieved of stress and physically and mentally rejuvenated. Going to a day spa for such a treatment is considered a special luxury as the benefits of regular massages are countless.  What many people don't know is that there are many...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Snack Away!! It's All Good

If you are looking for healthy snacks, it's just a matter of including favorite fruits and veggies that work like skincare products to keep your complexion clear and hydrated. Choose from several of the following snacks to keep hunger at bay, while providing natural skin hydration that will make your skin look great. 1.  Celery is a filling...

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Posted on: April 15, 2017

Old Remedies Still Work

Chinese Liniment Oils: Still Effective Thousands of Years Later Although our society has become increasingly medicalized with doctors prescribing medication for every complaint, more and more individuals are turning to non-medical treatments such as massage and meditation to take control of their own personal health. Massage therapy, for example, is...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Visit Our Seniors

You will likely see a diverse group of clients as a massage therapist. You may also have some senior care clients. Many seniors are unable to go to a spa to get a professional massage. That is why you more people are adding weekly massages to their list of senior care services. There are many ways that seniors can benefit from getting a manicure, pedicure...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Stress Response Remedy

What is Stress? Stress is the way that the body responds to an emotional or physical demand. It is not all bad. In fact, stress is critical for survival. Stress is what allows us to run away when we are in danger. There have also been studies done to suggest that a moderate amount of stress helps keep people going.  However, chronic stress is not...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

The Power of Peppermint

Let’s be honest, peppermint is a powerful herb because not only is the smell of it strong and cleansing, its abilities are incredibly useful. Essential oils are a part of a healthy lifestyle for healthy living! They are natural cures that get right to the bottom of problems. After exercising, your muscles tend to feel rather tired and sore. Don’t...

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Posted on: April 8, 2017

Tips on Skin Cleansers for Your Clients

As an esthetician, it is crucial to determine the best skin cleansers to use on your clients in order to achieve optimal results. Certain skin care products may benefit particular facial types while others may cause harm to the skin's delicate barrier.  1. Determine Skin Type First, it is crucial as an esthetician to examine your client's skin...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Boosting Your Health with Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit essential oil, derived from the peeling of grapefruit, is a valuable addition to any healthy living regimen. Read on to learn 7 health-boosting uses for this versatile oil.  1. Air Freshener While almost all store bought air fresheners are loaded with artificial fragrances that can disrupt hormones, grapefruit oil is an all-natural...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

7 Secrets to Youthful Skin

As a person ages, various things should be done to ensure that the body stays smooth and youthful. A regular skin care eliminates age spots and wrinkles. There are seven secrets of maintaining a youthful skin: 1. Drink plenty of waterWater evaporates easily from the body, you need to drink a lot of it constantly to avoid dry skin facial. Water is also...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Practice Makes Perfect

If you are a certified massage therapist, then it is important to participate in continuing education courses throughout your career to expand your overall knowledge. Every professional can learn new information that will help her to provide better services to clients. Researchers frequently complete studies to determine if having a massage is helpful...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

How to Layer Skin Care Products

When it comes to skin care products, the method of application makes a significant impact on how effective they are. For example, a thin serum will have difficulty penetrating the skin if it is layered over a thicker skin care product. As an esthetician, it is crucial to know the proper way to layer skin cleansers, moisturizer, and serums.  Following...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Working as a Make-up Artist in a Department Store

A student who would like to attend esthetician school can study to become a make-up artist. An esthetician is trained to show women how to apply skin creams, facial makeup and eye and lip make-up to enhance their looks. People generally have some wonderful features that can be up played with cosmetics and a student at an esthetician school is trained...

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Posted on: March 25, 2017

Working As a Massage Therapist on a Cruise Ship

While working as a massage therapist on a cruise ship sounds glamorous and exciting, nevertheless, like all jobs, it has its pros and cons. Successful applicants sign a contract, usually for six months, where they work aboard the same ship, following the same itinerary. Physical exams and drug tests are mandatory, as are immunizations and CPR certification. ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Gain Educational Experience

While many future massage therapists give little thought to the type of environment in which they would prefer to work after completing their classroom training, an internship can often provide the massage student with the direction that he or she needs to begin a successful career. Whether a former massage student chooses to practice in a spa, chiropractor's...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Lymphatic Massage Benefits

What Is Lymphatic Massage? If you have lymphedema, then massage therapy can relieve your discomfort. Lymphedema is a medical condition that affects the lymph glands that are located throughout your body. When you have this condition, you experience fluid retention and tissue swelling that leads to discolored skin and discomfort. Massage treatments...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Massage Therapist Full-Time or Part-Time Career

Relieve Your Client’s Responses to Stress One of the best reasons to visit a spa is to have a massage that relieves your stress response. In our fast-paced world, you are probably under constant stress that leads to having too much adrenaline inside your body. Excess adrenaline leads to having muscle tension, but a therapist can release your...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Some Do's and Don'ts of Wintertime Skin Care

During the wintertime, there are many shifts that we must make in our lives to accommodate the changes in weather. This is very true when we look at our skin care. If we do not change our daily routine for our skin according to the cold and dry weather, we will find that our skin can be heavily damaged. It is important to know the dos and don'ts for...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Seeking Corporate Clients

Three Ways to Advertise Your Massage Services If you are an independent massage therapist, then you must seek new clientele on a regular basis to earn a living. Today, having on-site corporate clients is an excellent way to earn an income in the professional massage industry. To increase your clientele, you must understand how to market yourself...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Vacation or Stay-cation?

Massage therapy is a very rewarding career. However, it is important for a massage therapist to take time off from their job. There are many benefits that can be reaped from taking time off from your massage career. Benefits of Stress Relief for Massage Therapists Reset Yourself Mentally Taking time off from work provides stress relief for massage...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

It's Kids Day at the Spa

Most of the people who see a massage therapist are over the age of 18. However, you should consider having a kid's day at your day spa. There are many benefits that you can reap from having kids parties at your spa. Fun for the Kids Children will enjoy getting the kids facial, manicure, massage, or pedicure. They will not only be able to have fun...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Choose A Partner!

Offer Your Chiropractic Clients Additional Services At One Location If you are a chiropractor, then consider partnering with a certified massage therapist to offer an assortment of therapeutic services to your clients. Chiropractic medicine and massage therapy have many of the same goals, including:• Reducing the discomfort in the body’s...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Just the Basics Please. Let's Makeup!

Whether you wear makeup every day or keep it only for special occasions, you may sometimes wonder if you have made the best choice of products for your skin. A change in climate, a change in your skin care routine or just the inevitability of aging can alter the way your makeup performs. When you are looking for professional advice on skin care and...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Massage Therapist Made The List!

If you are considering returning to school, then learn more about being a professional massage therapist so that you can also offer relaxation and meditation services to clients. The massage therapy occupation consistently ranks in the top 100 most desired jobs for several important reasons. 1: More Individuals Want Daily Relaxation Opportunities Today...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Make Your Own DIY Body Lotion

Make Your Own DIY Body Lotion It's Time To Pamper Yourself! Keeping your skin moisturized is the key to keeping you looking young and beautiful. Whether you struggle with oily or dry skin, your skin care routine is important to follow every day. For those who suffer from dry skin on their bodies and face, a trusted beauty spa could be your go-to...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Tips for Choosing Massage Equipment

5 Tips for Choosing Massage Equipment When you’re just starting out as a massage therapist, all of the different types of massage equipment can be a little overwhelming! At last, you can relax. We’ve laid out five important tips to helping you choose the perfect massage equipment. 1. Invest in a great table. Since most of your clients...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

The Truth About An Apple A Day

Apples are just as good for your skin as they are for the rest of your body. In addition to using high-quality skin care products, you should also use apple extract. There are many benefits of apple extract. Full of Antioxidants Apple extract is a great source of antioxidants, which can help slow down the aging process. They also help get rid of old...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Please Have a Seat! Relax!

A Chair Massage Is Better for You In Many Situations If you are interested in a having a massage, then it is possible to have one without reclining on a padded table at a spa. A chair massage is more suitable for a woman who is pregnant, or when someone has had abdominal surgery recently. In addition, sitting in a chair for your massage therapy is...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Massage for Seniors

What Are the Benefits From Having a Frequent Senior Massage? While stretching movements and joint mobility exercises are recommended for the aging population, a professional and therapeutic massage is often more beneficial for an older individual. Regular massage therapy provides a variety of benefits for senior citizens, including:• Reducing...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Ouch! Aching Knee Pain Again!

Arthritis is one of the most common health conditions. In fact, it is estimated that 12 percent of people who are between the ages of 12 and 70 suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee. Many people get a massage for relaxation and meditation purposes. However, massage therapy can be effective for treating arthritis. How Massage Therapy can Treat Osteoarthritis...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

8 Surprising Uses For Frankincense Essential Oil

We have been using essential oils for therapeutic and healing properties for thousands of years as part of aromatherapy.  They consist of the leaves, stems or roots of plants that have been used for health reasons. What is Frankincense? Seems like an odd name but never the less has many beneficial uses. Frankincense is a common essential...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Flu Season Is Here!

Do you know in the state of Florida flu season is the most prominent in the month of February? This makes February a good time to get your flu shot. Flu symptoms are rampant out there so you must protect yourself early. Massage therapists and staff must also be mindful to protect themselves from a client with flu symptoms. It's ok to wear a mask...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

The Biggest Eye Makeup Trend Right Out of Hollywood

The biggest eye makeup trend is very easy to do. It seems like the smoky eye look has been around forever, maybe even a decade. It's a very good look for many and it's sexy too. But it is a bit too much for every day. The latest eye makeup trend straight out of Hollywood is - bare, almost naked eyes, minimalist.  So for those of us living in the...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Becoming a Make-up Artist

Flipping through magazines to admire the craft of make-up artists has practically transmuted into a hobby for you. Instead of simply gazing at other people's products, however, you can take hold of this skill and use it to create your own masterpieces. Find a Niche While you may want to pursue the field of makeup, taking the time to research it beyond...

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Posted on: November 24, 2016

Career As a Nail Technician

How to Become a Nail Technician Those with a talent for aesthetically transforming nails should explore a career as a manicurist or pedicurist Aside from pursuing work that suits one’s particular skill set, the career outlook for this particular job category is on the upswing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics project a growth in employment...

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Posted on: November 24, 2016

Massage Therapist in a Hospice

Hospice is a place that provides long-term care for sick people. Most patients who are admitted to hospice will die there. In fact, nearly 39 percent of the deaths in the United States occur in hospice. Patients who are in hospice are faced with a harsh reality. Fortunately, massage therapy can benefit people who are in hospice. How A Massage Can Benefit...

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Posted on: November 20, 2016

Massage Helps Reduce Symptoms of Infantile Colic

Colicky Babies Are Unable to Sleep If your new baby is fussy for several hours a day, then she may have infantile colic. Numerous babies have this problem, and a parent might try to change their child’s formula or sleeping arrangements to help them feel better. However, most babies continue to experience this uncomfortable condition for several...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

What Are The Benefits of Massage Therapy for Diabetes?

Benefit 1: A Massage Increases Your Blood Circulation If you have diabetes mellitus, then it is a good idea to schedule spa treatments to improve your body’s circulation. Many diabetics have problems with the blood flow in their legs and feet, and the poor circulation can lead to complications that require hospitalization. At a day spa, an...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Pursue Your Passion

Pursue Your Passion by Attending Massage School While hundreds of low-wage jobs are filled by individuals who wish they were in a field that they felt passionate about, such workers often do not know what steps to take to increase their income and job satisfaction. If you are thinking about turning your passion for healthy living into a new...

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Posted on: November 13, 2016

Is Retin-A Good For Anyone?

Retin-A is a trademarked treatment formulated from vitamin A to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes on the facial or body skin of males or females. If you have aging skin, pimples or discolorations, then you will enjoy the benefits of Retin-A. This mild acid is added to a variety of skin care products that are used by aestheticians in beauty salons...

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Are You A Techie With Tech Neck?

If you spend a lot of time using technological devices such as a smartphone, laptop computer or iPad, then you might have tech neck which leads to constant discomfort such as, muscle cramps or headaches. This condition is caused by leaning forward too much to read a mobile device’s screen, and it can lead to having constant pain in your neck and...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Those Darn Hormones!

What You Need to Know About Hormones and Women's Facial Hair While you are performing a daily skin care routine, you may notice more facial hair. Changes in women's hormones can cause excess body or facial hair, and it can cause embarrassment. Some women's facial hair will grow on the upper lip, between the eyebrows or along the jawline...

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Posted on: November 6, 2016

How To Tell Your Family You Want To Become A Massage Therapist

There are benefits from becoming a massage therapist, but your family might think otherwise. If you explain the benefits of this lucrative career to your family, then they will help with your tuition expenses along with caring for your children. Benefit 1: Choosing Your Own Work Schedule There is a good chance that a day spa will allow you to set...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

The Benefits of Receiving Prenatal Massage

If you are pregnant, then visiting a day spa for a prenatal massage is a good idea throughout your pregnancy. There are several benefits from having prenatal treatments from a massage student. Benefit 1: Helps To Reduce a Backache The additional weight on a pregnant woman’s abdomen can lead to an intense backache, but fortunately, a woman can sit...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Making It As a Male Massage Therapist

The day spa industry needs to have more male massage therapists, but there are people who will think that this is an unusual career for a man. While you might have to overcome some stereotypes about working as a therapist, there are also many benefits. Benefit 1: More Men Are Entering This Career If you think that you will be the only male massage...

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Posted on: October 30, 2016

Why You Might Want To Choose Massage School Over A Four Year Degree

Massage School: You Might Prefer It Over A Four-Year Degree   Massage therapy is one of the fastest growing career fields in the United States. With a median salary of around $40,000, massage therapy can provide steady employment in a pleasant environment. There really is no cap on the upper salary limit, that depends solely on the ambition...

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

Be A Colorful Spirit!

Autumn is known for its fiery and bright colors as time transitions into winter. The season was once known as the harvest season. It was the time when people reaped the lands; then they dried or fermented foods so that they would have an ample amount of food for the winter.  Uplift the Spirit With the Colors of Fall Fall brings some of the most beautiful...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Fall Skin Care Secrets!

Your skin needs year-round care, but perhaps even more so in the fall. As temperatures cool down, sensitive skin can become dry, splotchy, or flaky. To keep it looking and feeling great, you may need to adjust your daily skin care routine. Good skin care is not rocket science. But it does require a methodical approach to daily care with appropriate...

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Posted on: October 23, 2016

Offering Yoga at the Day Spa

Everyone Can Benefit From Yoga Classes Aestheticians offer numerous types of spa treatments, including yoga classes that are designed to help clients increase their joint flexibility and eliminate headaches. Not only can the clients of a day spa benefit from yoga classes, but also, the stressed-out massage students will enjoy participating. Many students...

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

Tips for Picking the Best Salon Software Solution for Your Business

Tip 1: Make a List of Your Salon Business’s Needs When you are selecting computer software for your massage school or spa, it is important to consider your business’s needs first. For instance, you will want to keep track of the appointment times for massage therapy sessions and spa treatments. Make a list of the things that you want the...

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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Germ Free Spa and Flu Season

It is extremely important for a student to keep the spa clean during flu season. The flu is spread through droplets that are made when people sneeze, talk and cough. Many people come to spas for a massage during the fall and winter months. That is why the flu can easily spread in a spa. Keeping the area clean is one of the best things that massage therapy...

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Posted on: October 16, 2016

Dealing With Acne On The Body

Many people visit the dermatologist because they have facial or body acne. However, studies have shown that estheticians have a high success rate for treating body acne. If your daily skin care routine is not working for acne, then you should consult with an esthetician. Ways An Esthetician Can Treat Acne Body Facials Contrary to popular belief...

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

The Power of Rest

The importance of Rest for a Healthy Life  Most people underestimate the mind/body connection. They also dismiss the significance of rest, both for the physical body and for the ever racing mind. The world spins at a faster pace than ever before. This gives the body and mind an incredible workout. Juggling responsibilities of work, home, family...

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

Many makeup fanatics who have a dry skin care routine forget to clean their brushes. However, cleaning makeup brushes is very important. There are many ways that you can benefit from cleaning your makeup brushes. Why Brushes Should Be Cleaned Makeup Brushes Are Filled With Bacteria Makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria. They touch your makeup...

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Posted on: October 9, 2016

A Soothing & Bonding Massage

Dim lights, relaxing music, a comfortable and warm table, time to let your worries move away from you... all of these are things that the massage therapy environment will provide. But the most relaxing and beneficial component of a massage is the skill your massage therapist brings to the table - the power of physical touch. Massage therapy has the...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

Meditating For Better Skin

We've seen all the skin care ads promoting a daily skin care routine or the services of a local esthetician. While it's rarely mentioned in all those ads, stress is a huge contributing factor to unhealthy looking skin. So how can we add stress relief to our daily skin care routine? Meditation, that's how. Using meditation to improve skin is actually...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Good Skin Care Secrets

Skin care products, especially wrinkle treatment, make up a global, billion dollar industry. Everyone wants beautiful, youthful skin. Achieving skin care perfection is not the expensive endeavor that many have been led to believe. It is simply a matter of good health, inside and out. Although the conversation rarely comes up until wrinkle prevention...

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Posted on: October 2, 2016

Dancing The Night Away!

Massage Provides Several Benefits for Dancers If you are a dancer, then you understand how the activity can make your body’s joints, muscles and tendons ache after a performance. Massage for dancers can help to prevent or alleviate discomfort when it is performed by an experienced massage therapist. Some dancers want to have massage therapy...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Back To Basics!

Your skin wants to keep things simple because it seeks balance. It is one means of protection for the body. To do its job, your skin needs to be healthy, which means you need to pay extra special attention to it to ensure its health. Clear Pores Your skin produces sebum to keep your skin moisturized and healthy. An excessive amount of sebum and...

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Posted on: September 27, 2016

Getting Real!

What Are Estheticians? An esthetician is a professional who performs a variety of services in order to beautify the skin. Facials, makeup artistry, microdermabrasion and pore cleansing are examples of services that you can get from estheticians. If you are interested in this profession, then it is important for you to find out all that you can about...

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Posted on: September 25, 2016

Anti-Aging....For Your Hair

Many people are diligent about their skin care and see an esthetician regularly because they want to protect their skin from aging. However, your hair also has a tendency to age, which is why it requires regular care. Limiting heat exposure is one of the best things that you can do to protect your hair from aging.   Keratin is a protein that...

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Won't You Be Surprised ?!

Men and women both undergo physical changes as they get older. However, your sex is one of the things that determines how you will age. Both men and women are likely to develop wrinkles as they get older. Men are more likely to develop deeper wrinkles on their face, but women are more likely to develop fine lines around their mouth.   Men have...

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Easy Does It!

While massage therapy is used to treat a variety of bodily problems, neck pain is one of the more frequently cited issues. When a massage therapist attains knowledge regarding how to decrease the experience of chronic neck pain in a gentle, less invasive manner, she or he can greatly enhance the client's quality of life. Read this short outline to learn...

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Posted on: September 18, 2016

What Is Sebum?

How Does Sebum Make Your Face Shiny? Shiny skin is frustrating to just about everyone who has it. The oily texture inherent to your shiny facial skin can upset people who have this issue, especially teenagers. Most people, though, are grateful to learn that many skin problems, including common shiny face and acne, come from a single source...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

What Is A Microcurrent Facial?

The Microcurrent Facial Facials are a part of many people's skin care routine. If you want to try a different type of facial, then you may want to consider trying a microcurrent facial. This is a non-invasive and pain-free treatment that can be performed by an esthetician. It involves using an electrical current in order to stimulate elastin and collagen...

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

What Are Those Freckles On Your Skin?

Noticing new freckles on your body might cause you to worry about the health of your skin, but understanding why the freckles have appeared and taking steps to reduce and eliminate them can put your mind at ease. Spots can appear when the sun causes damage to your skin, and prolonged exposure can cause the problem to worsen. It's important you take...

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Posted on: September 11, 2016

Why We Get Those Dark Circles Under The Eyes!

Those unsightly dark circles under the eyes have various causes. Mayo Clinic comments on the causes of dark circles under the eyes to include some that might be seen as innocuous or unavoidable, such as rubbing and scratching at the eyes, heredity, excessive sun, and fatigue. Other medical authorities list as reasons for dark circles under the eyes...

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

Cupping Technique For Massage Therapists

Cupping Therapy  After a stunning performance in the 2016 Summer Olympics by Michael Phelps where he competed while covered in small, dark circles, people around the world have begun asking about the massage therapy technique called cupping. Like many forms of alternative medicine, controversy surrounds this treatment method and some doubt its...

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

The Infant Massage Instructor

Learn How to Massage Infants If you are a massage student who is interested in working with babies, then you must find a school that teaches infant massage. Understanding how to massage babies requires specialized knowledge because an infant has softer bones and is also unable to communicate with words. However, babies have other ways of communicating...

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Posted on: September 4, 2016

Relax! I Have You Covered

Massage therapy is one of the most rewarding careers to pursue if you enjoy helping and healing individuals with chronic pain or simply helping people to relax and rid themselves of the stresses of day-to-day life. As a massage therapist, you will likely encounter your fair share of modest clients who aren't quite comfortable with the idea of getting...

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

Massage Research and Study's in the News

When a massage student graduates and becomes a massage therapist, the learning does not end. It is important to stay on top of the latest research in order to deliver the best possible level of care to your clients. These tips can help you to keep up with new research on essential oils for massage and updated techniques for professional massage therapy. Essential...

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Posted on: August 30, 2016

Paying Attention

Working as a massage therapist gives you the opportunity for employment in several locations, including: • Cruise ships • Resorts • Day spas • Beauty salons • Medical facilities • Inside clients’ homes One of the most important aspects of working with clients is learning to listen to their requests for services...

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Posted on: August 28, 2016

Nighttime Skin Care Routine

Everybody wants to look their best, and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A proper nighttime skin care routine with the right skin care products can prevent problems before they start. Although fresh healthy skin can reduce the need for heavy makeup application, complete makeup removal is essential to maintaining a naturally beautiful...

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Using Pore Strips

Pore Strip Use: Advantages and Downsides  Skin that looks dull and lifeless can often be traced back to the presence of blackheads. Blackheads can make your complexion look uneven and rough. They can be serious downers. Many people turn to pore strips to take care of skin that doesn't look and feel smooth. Pore strips are popular products among people...

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

Facials Are Healing

Massage Therapy Can Help Your Body Heal Faster You probably think that visiting a spa for massage treatments is only to have fun, but there are important health benefits from massage therapy. A physician might recommend bodywork after you strain your back or when you injure your neck in an accident. Facials From an Aesthetician Can Help You Feel Better A...

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Posted on: August 21, 2016

So You Want To Be A Massage Therapist

If you're looking for a flexible career that involves helping others, you may want to consider becoming a massage therapist. These professionals help ease clients' pain by manipulating the body's muscles and soft tissue. Read on to learn more about the schooling required to enter the massage therapy field, and the salary and projected job outlook for...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Zinc Supplements for Your Skin

Perform Skin Care for Acne at Least Twice a Day If your skin develops numerous pimples or blackheads, then it is essential to find an easy skin care routine to use in the morning and evening to cleanse and repair your facial and body skin. Using the wrong skin care products can make your acne worse because certain chemicals can irritate your facial...

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Posted on: August 16, 2016

Read Your Product Labels

The Importance of Product Labels  There are a lot of products on the market in any field you look. Skin care is no exception. No matter what kind of skin care products you use, the ingredients listed in the labeling is always important to look at before buying and certainly before use. There is always a risk of a bad reaction if you use the wrong...

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Posted on: August 14, 2016

Celebrate Our Senior Citizens

Senior Citizen Day is celebrated on August 8th. It's important that we take the time to recognize our senior family and friends. Treat them to a day of spa services or massage therapy to let them know you're thinking of them. This day can be a wonderful opportunity to share the day with an older loved one. Take them for lunch and ask them what they...

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Keep Your Clients Coming Back

Customer retention is a majority priority for virtually all businesses, and that is particularly true if you have a great deal of competition. Individuals who want to procure a massage or other skincare treatment generally have a few options, so you want to ensure that your esthetician client management skills are strong.   Clearly Advertise Services Some...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Benefits of Using a Humidifier

The Top Benefits of Humidifiers Humidity is of great importance to skin care and to human health in general. This is why the usage of humidifiers can be beneficial in the home or the office. These are the top six benefits of humidifiers: Your Appearance No matter the time of year, dry air can cause the skin to lose its softness, even...

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Posted on: August 7, 2016

Menopause's Effects On The Skin

As a woman approaches menopause, the drop in the amount of estrogen that her body is producing begins to give rise to many familiar symptoms. Most women are prepared for things like hot flashes and difficulty sleeping, but they may be surprised by the effects of menopause on a woman's skin. A qualified esthetician can answer women’s questions...

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Posted on: August 4, 2016

Personality Traits of An Esthetician

The personality traits of an esthetician can greatly determine how good she is at her job. When working with people on skin care and helping them feel better about the way they look, it's nearly essential to be outgoing, easy to talk with and personable. Whether the work is done in a clinic setting or day spa, as an esthetician, the ability to interact...

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Laser Hair Removal

Reduce Your Unwanted Hair The aestheticians working at a day spa can remove the excess hair from your face or body with laser hair removal. The benefits of laser hair removal include keeping the hair from growing back as quickly along with avoiding having harsh depilatories applied to your sensitive skin tissue. Four Types of Laser Hair Removal At a...

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Posted on: July 31, 2016

Beauty After Baby

After having a baby, you need an easy skin care routine each morning and evening to maintain the beauty of your face and neck. Step One: Buy New Skin Care Products The cleansers, astringents, and moisturizers that you used before having your baby are often the wrong formulas because your skin type can change from oily to dry. If you are having problems...

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

Oh Those Pesky Bugs!!

You know how it is when you're outdoors trying to enjoy fresh air and sun, and pretty soon you become a meal for insects, especially mosquitoes or biting flies. You decide you want to put some insect repellent on to avoid bites, but how do you know which insect repellent products to use?   There are several good types of bug repellent available...

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

Pregnant Bellies Get Facials too

More women are looking into luxury services that they can enjoy while they are pregnant. These services include new types of facials that can combat skin conditions such as acne that can worsen during pregnancy. Some of the most interesting types of facials today are known as pregnant belly facials. Spas now offer skin care for pregnant women, and there...

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Posted on: July 24, 2016

What is Face Mapping?

According to the Ayurvedic teachings, an ancient Chinese practice known as face mapping can give you a glimpse into your internal health by analyzing a facial breakout. It is believed that the location of the blemishes on your face can pinpoint potential internal health issues. Understanding your inner health, along with a daily skin care routine, may...

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

Benefits of Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is extracted from the nut of a shrub found in the Southwestern portions of the United States. Long prized by the Native Americans for its healing skin care attributes, jojoba oil is one of few skin care products that has shown to help control acne. There are many benefits of jojoba oil, but jojoba for acne is one of the most impressive...

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Massage

Massage Therapy For Rheumatoid Arthritis What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease which affects the entire body. Many people confuse RA with other forms of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis of the knee for instance. RA patients can develop osteoarthritis in any of their joints, as well as experience chronic...

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Posted on: July 17, 2016

Is a Russian Massage Right For You?

Russian massage therapy is actually quite similar to what most westerners think of as traditional massage. It was conceived of by massage therapists in the former Soviet Union that worked mostly with athletes, and as a result, it is largely focused on easing muscle pain and stress. Russian massage is also known by the names connective tissue massage...

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

Sun Protective Clothing With Style

It's not surprising why people search for skin care clothing with a good sun protection factor. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. This concerns many people, along with premature aging caused by years of sun exposure. Skin care products like sunscreen work when they're used correctly. Unfortunately, many people don't...

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Posted on: July 12, 2016

Pregnancy and Massage

The benefits of pregnancy massage are great for both the mother to be. A pregnancy massage can alleviate some of the everyday symptoms experienced during the process. Many women experience aches and pains during her pregnancy, often causing intense discomfort. Not only does a good pregnancy massage help with physical discomfort, it can also be a great...

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Posted on: July 10, 2016

How Hormone Therapy Affects the Skin

One of the things that announce the onset of menopause to a woman is the declining ability of her body to produce estrogen and progesterone. Both of these hormones play different but vital roles in the woman’s body. When her body is completely unable to provide them, she is required to get an alternative source so as to deal effectively with symptoms...

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

Treating The Caregiver

An ever-growing number of Americans are finding themselves taking up the role of caregiver for their loved ones. Whether it is caring for aging parents or a disabled spouse, becoming a caregiver is a stressful job at the best of times, especially when the individual providing the care is also dealing with other professional and personal issues. In fact...

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

Retinol Great For Wrinkles

When you start seeing wrinkles, don't worry! There are a number of different wrinkle treatment options out there for you. But before you go under the knife, take preventative measures and practice proper skin care.   Proper skin care requires the right skin care products for wrinkle prevention. There are a number of anti-aging products. wrinkles...

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Posted on: July 3, 2016

Why Am I So Tired?

If you are always tired, particularly after you have engaged in any type of physical or mental activity, then it is possible that you are suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. As the name suggests, chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition where you are consistently more tired than you should be. Chronic fatigue may show up as physical tiredness (muscle...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Facials For Teenagers

Youth of a certain age encounter special skin problems for teenagers. At a time when teens are at their most visually and emotionally vulnerable, these skin conditions can have a serious impact on a teenager's confidence and self-esteem. Regardless of skin types and the use of specific skin care products, almost all teenagers deal with one dreaded skin...

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Posted on: June 28, 2016

Freckles? Really?

You might think that freckles on your nose or cheeks are cute, but these spots are an early sign of sun damage on skin tissue that can lead to other problems such as cancer. To avoid having dark discolorations on your face or body, you must use the correct skin care products. One of the most important things that you can do each day is protect your...

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Posted on: June 26, 2016

Does a Massage Therapists Gender Matter?

It was the first time I’d ever gotten a real massage—as in, not from a friend but from a certified therapist. The excitement mounted on the appointment date, and I was so excited for the upcoming fifteen minutes of relaxation that I arrived early. Inside, I was introduced to the male massage therapist, and my giddiness downshifted. It never occurred...

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Posted on: June 23, 2016

Tips for Giving an Elderly Massage

  With the aches, tension, and loss of flexibility that comes with old age, it's probably no surprise that massage therapy has a lot to offer seniors. Despite these benefits, there is definitely a right and wrong way for a massage therapist to treat the elderly. Decreased skin elasticity, thickness, and other age-related physiological changes...

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Working as a Sports Massage Therapist

What it Takes to be a Massage Therapist One of the best aspects of massage therapy is flexible hours and work locations. You can work full-time, part-time, or even schedule just a few massage's each month as extra income. Another benefit is the option of choosing a variety of working locations such as salons, hotels, wellness centers, an in-home office...

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Posted on: June 19, 2016

Does Order Really Matter?

Each year, millions of dollars are spent on skin care products. The fact is that the benefits of skin care products make it all worthwhile. Many people who follow a good regime look years younger than their actual age. However, if you are not applying skin care products in the right order, you may not get the best results from your skin care regimen...

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

You Really Knee--d This!

How Massage Therapy Helps Osteoarthritis of the Knee   Massage therapy treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee is becoming increasingly popular. And for good reason. Finding an accredited massage therapist can be the key ingredient for a successful treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee. There have been many studies done recently proving...

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

What Are You Reading?

Summer’s here, and for many of us, that means creating a summer reading list. Summer is a good time to read for relaxation, and to supplement your massage therapy knowledge with some exciting new books.   If you’re a massage therapist, you know it’s important to keep up with developments in the practice and business of massage...

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Posted on: June 12, 2016

A Kinder, Gentler, Place

If we can change the world, one step at a time, into a kinder, gentler place, we need to start with ourselves. By creating positive change from within, we start to see results without. Everyone we come into contact with benefits from us recognizing our potential. Maybe you think getting a massage is an extravagance reserved for the wealthy or just for...

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Posted on: June 9, 2016

Stay Connected!

Staying Connected Online Nowadays, most everything may be found on the world-wide web. We are strongly encouraging the talented massage therapists and estheticians to stay connected online. Whether your career is among massage therapists or the work of estheticians, benefits of online usage will greatly increase your business and professionalism...

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

Try a Trendy Charcoal Spa Treatment

Try a Trendy Charcoal Spa Treatment Yes, you read that right – charcoal!!  This latest beauty trend may sound strange, but activated charcoal is the popular star in new product lines from top brands like Clinique and Origins. Here’s why – Charcoal draws out excess oil, impurities and toxins from your skin and hair. Don’t...

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Posted on: June 5, 2016

Integrating Massage Therapists into Treatment Plans

Gone are the days when getting a massage was viewed simply as a luxury. An increasing number of doctors and patients are realizing the incredible medical benefits associated with massage therapy, and they have begun integrating massage therapists into medical treatment plans. The results can be amazing. Using Massage to Relieve Pain A qualified massage...

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

Makeup Products For The Skin

Skin care products of one kind or another have been around since the beginning of time. Beauty is important to our culture and makeup products are available for many different skin types. Makeup products for the skin can be found in several colors and formulas. Before starting a new beauty regime, you may consider getting facials done to prepare your...

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Posted on: May 31, 2016

Pure Essential Oils

The benefits of using essential oils are truly incredible. Many naturalists have been using pure essential oils for nearly all of their health care needs for hundreds of years. Essential oils are gifts from the earth that have the power to heal many ailments from headaches to tight muscles, blisters, and burns, upset stomach, indigestion, anxiety, and...

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Posted on: May 29, 2016

Massage Therapy For The Fibromyalgic Client

The Benefits of Massage as Treatment for Fibromyalgia   For those suffering from fibromyalgia, massage may be a natural solution that offers relief. This condition is defined as a painful disorder that affects the muscles. Those who suffer from this illness experience pain all over or just in specific areas of the body. Finding solutions that...

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

It's Time To Stop Washing Dishes

Before you start washing that nagging load of dishes in your sink that's been eye-balling you for hours, PAUSE. Take a moment to think what all that soap and water will do to your hands. Many people don't think about it and don't worry about skin care or maybe have dishwashers that do most of the work, but that doesn't stop the soap and water from...

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

Going Natural!

[caption id="attachment_2804" align="alignleft" width="300"] .[/caption] Why You Should Look for a Natural Sunscreen When looking for a sunscreen for the face, it is always best to use natural sunscreen products. For many of us, applying sunscreen is an important part of our morning skin care regimen. Skin care products are absorbed into the blood...

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Posted on: May 22, 2016

Ways We Look OLDER Than We Are

A proper skin care regimen will help prevent premature aging. However, even if you are using anti-aging products. wrinkles, you may still be doing things that can cause you to look much older than what you are. Below is a list of things that can make you look older: Not Changing Your Hairstyle The right hairstyle can pull your overall look together...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Ahhh! That's Perfect! Oil Me Up Please

Several years ago, the daughter of a friend surprised her family with the news that she wanted to be a masseuse. After the initial shock, the unspoken question in the room was "why." After all, many felt that being a masseuse was a shady occupation at best, no one felt that she would be able to make a living on a masseuse's salary. Imagine our chagrin...

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

Before Putting on Makeup

Before Putting on Makeup: a Quick Guide to Keeping Your Skin Healthy Skin Care is one of the most important things to keep your skin healthy and reverse the effect of makeup on your skin. In this post, I will tell you about skin care products and anti-aging products that will keep all skin types healthy and soft. Skin care is important because...

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Posted on: May 15, 2016

Using Pain Science To Make a Difference

Millions of people live with chronic pain. This pain makes day-to-day tasks far more difficult. Simple things like walking to the mailbox or doing simple household tasks become dreaded chores. Activities that were once enjoyable become excruciating to execute. Recently, however, scientists have begun looking at pain management much more seriously.   The...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

How To Handle Last Minute Cancellations

Sooner or later, all skin care professionals will encounter difficult situations with clients. As a massage therapist or esthetician, you’ll probably have to deal with challenges that could compromise your work including chronically late clients, and handling last minute cancellations with clients who don’t show up at all. Given the hands-on...

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

Ouch! Razor Burn!!!

Shaving is a part of many people's skin care regimen. Even though shaving is a way to quickly and conveniently remove unwanted hair, it can cause razor burn. Some of the effects of razor burn include irritation in the area and red rash. Razor burn can be frustrating to deal with. Fortunately, there are things that you can get rid of it. Below is a list...

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Posted on: May 8, 2016

Focus on Customer Service

Customer Service in Massage Therapy Running a successful business as a massage therapist entails more than just having a high level of skill (though that is certainly an important aspect of the work). Clients come to a massage therapist due to the skill they provide and their ability to understand what the client really needs. There is another important...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

Celebrate Mom With a Spa Day! Mother's Day is coming up, and what better way to show mom you care than a day of beauty! There are many types of facials that you can choose from, as well as an array of skin care products that would make a lovely gift basket for her. Skin care is essential for helping a woman feel her best, and facials are another...

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

No More Picking!

Picking blemishes on the skin is a poor habit that thousands of people in the world have. Such people pick blemishes on their skin such as pimples, moles, bug bites and the like. The habit has many detrimental effects. The following is a small amount of information about the affects of picking skin blemishes and what one can do if he or she has that...

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Posted on: May 1, 2016

Vacation or Stay-cation....They're Both Important!

With the cost of hotel rooms and airfare, many people are opting for a staycation instead of a vacation. A staycation means no lost luggage, long lines at the airport or sleeping in a strange bed. You'll be able to stick close to home and relax while sleeping in your own bed every night, which is important stress relief for massage therapists. Massage...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

What is Lomilomi Restoration Massage

What Is A Lomilomi Restoration Therapy? Lomilomi massage therapy originated in Hawaii. It involves using the feet, hands, forearms and knuckles to massage the entire body. A massage therapist believes that massage not only affects one's physical health, but they also affect one's emotional and spiritual health. Restorative Benefits Of Lomilomi...

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Guess What....It's Your Purse!

As a woman, it’s incredibly easy to throw everything you need into a purse and leave the house in a hurry. What’s far harder to deal with is the effects of carrying heavy purses! Overfilled bags wreak havoc on your shoulders leading to neck pain, back pain, and even headaches. If you’ve felt like you carried the weight of the world around in your...

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Posted on: April 24, 2016

How Your Skin Can Be Dry AND Oily

When it comes to taking care of your skin, cleansing too often or with the wrong skin products can make it feel both oily and dry. Rather than continue with a skin care routine that dries out the skin making it red and flaky, why not see what type of skin treatments are available for your skin type? Everyone has different needs and you’re no exception...

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Posted on: April 21, 2016

Massage Therapy For The Diabetic

Does Massage Therapy Really Help Diabetics? People who live with type 1 or type 2 diabetes know that taking care of themselves is essential. You do your best to prepare meals that are nutritious and also include ingredients that don’t trigger spikes and sharp dips in your blood glucose levels. Along with a sensible diet and regular exercise...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Up In Smoke!

By now, we all know about the health risks of tobacco smoking. It has devastating effects on just about every system of the human body. Countless ads in the media and from the US Surgeon General remind smokers of the dangers of this addictive habit. One important issue that is rarely discussed is tobacco use and your skin.   Even people who...

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Posted on: April 17, 2016

Pulling the Trigger Massage

What Is A Trigger Point Massage? A trigger point massage is one of the services that you can get a day spa. This is a type of massage therapy that focuses on the trigger points. The trigger point is a tight area in the muscle that causes other areas of the body to experience pain. For example, a tight area in the neck can cause pain in the head. A...

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Posted on: April 14, 2016

Blood Vessel Help Is Here!

If your skin is marked by red, broken facial blood vessels - often known as spider veins and broken capillaries - fear no more! There are plenty of ways to help treat broken blood capillaries and reduce their appearance so you don't have to feel uncomfortable or self-conscious about your skin. How do they form? Broken blood vessels often appear around...

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

It's Time For A Checkup!

Skin cancer is extremely common. In fact, 20 percent of Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their life. There are different types of skin cancer, which are melanoma, basal square carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma are far more common than melanoma. However, more people die from melanoma...

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Posted on: April 10, 2016

Not Just For The Face!

Waxing is a Beautiful Thing, Arms Included When most women think about waxing, immediately, the upper lip, bikini region and legs come to mind. However, the waxing process also includes your forearms and underarms, and when you think about total skin care, this makes perfect sense.   We typically get out the pink disposable razor and aggressively...

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

What Do I Do When I Get an Ingrown Hair? Ouch!

Ingrown hairs can be uncomfortable and painful, but how can you identify them? Ingrown hairs result when a strand of hair grows into the skin, which is often caused by dead skin or other impurities. When you experience an ingrown hair, it often results in red bumps that are similar in appearance to pimples. It’s important you identify your ingrown...

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

How Birth Control Pills Affect Your Skin

Birth Control Can Clear Your Skin There are thousands of skin care products on the market promising to make your skin look younger, brighter and clearer. And who doesn't want beautiful, radiant, clear skin? Skin care is on the minds of almost every single woman. Women starting in their early teens all the way to their mid fifties spend millions of...

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Posted on: April 3, 2016

Hormones and Your Skin

Women around the world hope their choice of skin care will slow the aging process. As the average woman who is concerned about your appearance, it is important that you understand the hormone affects on your skin. Women who are middle age and beyond notice their skin is beginning to develop fine lines, dryness and thinning. These characteristics are...

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

Chill Out!

Did you know that humans have been using massage therapy for over 5,000 years? Our ancestors knew just how beneficial massage therapy could be, so it is no surprise that doctors still recommend massage for a variety of health condition. Although the list is long, massage therapy can help reduce the effects of:   -Anxiety -Sports injuries -Digestive...

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Posted on: March 29, 2016

Top Ten Reasons To Get A Facial

A facial is one of the skin treatments that should be a regular part of your regimen. There are several reasons you should get one of these spa treatments. Below is a list of reasons you should get facials: Good For All Skin Types It does not matter whether you have oily, dry or normal skin. You will benefit from getting facials. Not only are facials...

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Posted on: March 27, 2016

Roseacea - 6 Tips on Soothing Your Skin

Countless individuals suffer from roseacea, and many don’t even realize it! It is typically marked by flushing, and red pimples, that do not have a whitehead or blackhead. With the correct lifestyle and skin care products, treating roseacea can be easier than you think! Below find six simple tips for soothing your skin.     1. Mild...

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Posted on: March 24, 2016

Do You Have What It Takes?

A World of Opportunities Do you want a career where you can be your own boss, help people heal and make a good living? Then check out all these places a career as a massage therapist can take you. Massage therapy business opportunities and hiring options are everywhere. Here are the top 10 places you may find yourself working.     1. You...

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Posted on: March 20, 2016

Pick Your Partner!

Massage Therapists and Chiropractors: Pick Your Partner! A partnership between a chiropractor and a licensed massage therapist can substantially benefit both parties. Although massage therapy is generally included in a chiropractor's scope of practice, chiropractic medicine focuses on the manipulation of the skeleton while the massage therapist focuses...

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

Take a Seat Please!

Suitable for Localized Treatments When a client visits a spa for a treatment, a chair massage is often more suitable than a reclining massage on a padded table. A client may want a localized treatment on their back, neck or shoulders rather than the lower body, and sitting in a leaning chair with support for the head is comfortable during this type...

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

What's Rolfing?

Massage therapy often gets lumped in with spa treatments and relaxation, but massage actually has a much wider scope in both traditional and alternative medicine. While massage therapy provides many relaxing benefits, especially when combined with other practices like aromatherapy and meditation, it can also have clinical benefits depending on how it's...

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Posted on: March 13, 2016

Naturopathic Medicine & Massage Therapy

Naturopathic medicine involves using natural therapies in order to promote healing and prevent disease. There are benefits of naturopathic medicine. It can alleviate pain, boost the immune system, promote weight loss and treat many chronic conditions. There are a variety of modalities that can be used, including massage therapy. Massage therapy is a...

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

Maybe It's Not The Right Time For a Massage

Massage therapy offers many benefits, such as meditation and relaxation. However, there are some times when a massage is not recommended. That is why communication with the massage therapy client is extremely important. Below is a list of contraindications for massage therapy:   You Have Rashes   Rashes are one of the contraindications for...

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Posted on: March 8, 2016

What is Integrative Medicine

Alternative Relaxation Treatments Integrative medicine includes visiting traditional medical facilities and physicians for a diagnosis and treatments along with using alternative healing methods that are offered by experts. Today, a physician who believes in using alternative treatments to increase blood circulation, reduce discomfort or eliminate...

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Posted on: March 6, 2016

What Is An Indian Head Massage

Indian head massages have been performed for over 1,000 year. Mothers would massage their daughters' heads in order to promote hair growth. Even though the Indian head massage has been performed for over 1,000 years, Narendra Metha is credited as being the first person to formalize it into an actual therapy. Metha was a trained physiotherapist. In 1978...

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Count Your Blessings!

If you are looking for ways to relax and enjoy life more, combine two valuable activities like getting a massage and counting your blessings. A full body massage or focused massage can do wonders to relax your body and mind when you're feeling stressed up or anxious. Often, massage therapy is coupled with mild mind therapy, and the massage therapist...

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

Take a Vacation Without Leaving Home!

Take A Relaxing Vacation In Your Own Hometown! When you think of taking a vacation away from work, your mind may turn to scenes of clear blue water and palm trees or a cabin on the lake in the mountains. Fortunately, there are other options that don't involve tons of fellow vacationers, sunburns, and mosquitoes. One fantastic choice for a vacation...

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Posted on: February 28, 2016

Don't Be SAD

How to Reduce Seasonal Affective Disorder Symptoms Seasonal affective disorder is a common disorder that causes depression in the winter or summer. Experts believe the condition is caused by the change of seasons that leads to a different amount of daily sunlight along with a lack of vitamin D. Individuals with seasonal affective disorder have a reduction...

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Posted on: February 25, 2016

The Calm After The Storm

Post traumatic stress disorder is a condition that occurs after stressful events are experienced by an individual. These events may manifest in the form of generalized anxiety, changes in personality, or flashbacks to memories of the traumatic event. Recovering from this condition is a difficult challenge. Therapies like massage therapy can provide...

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Posted on: February 23, 2016

An Apple A Day

We've all heard the saying 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away.' But did you know that apples can help with not only the health of our body, but the health of our skin as well? Skin care can be a complicated area when trying to figure out what actually helps your skin and what doesn't. But apples seem to be very beneficial in the world of skin care.   Apples...

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Posted on: February 22, 2016

Get That Community Feeling

Massage Therapist Networking Networking proves a crucial component for success in any industry, especially as a massage therapist. So much of this business consists of word of mouth referrals and interaction with other professionals. Most people understand the importance of networking as a whole-- establishing relationships, finding a mentor, engaging...

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Posted on: February 18, 2016

5 Top Tips for Choosing Massage Equipment

Here are some helpful tips for a massage therapist to consider when purchasing massage equipment. Price There are a lot of types of massage equipment in the market. Consider how much to invest on a massage chair. Generally, the more expensive the better the quality for massage therapy. The cost can range between $50 and $1,000 plus. Investing in a...

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Posted on: February 17, 2016

Do You Need A Travel Massage?

The Benefits of a Travel Massage Just because you are traveling, does not mean you should put your health on hold. The benefits of travel massage cannot be overstated for helping you relax de-stress after a long flight or hectic trip. Massage has been proven to have many health benefits, including improving circulation and decreasing your stress levels...

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Posted on: February 14, 2016

7 Top Tips Before Getting a Massage

Massages are one of the best ways to rid your life of stress. Plus, they can also help you to feel younger at any age. With these top tips, you will be able to enjoy your spa therapy to the fullest! 7. Get Comfortable Find a spa that is relaxing so that you can enjoy the massage. The colors and atmosphere should exceed your expectations along with...

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Posted on: February 11, 2016

Best Massage for Seniors

Request a Senior Massage A massage therapist can provide a specialized massage for senior citizens that will increase their foot and hand joint mobility without causing additional discomfort during the process. A senior massage is beneficial when it offers relaxation with gentle strokes instead of hard pounding techniques that can damage the sensitive...

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

Achoo!! Flu Season Is Here!

With cold and flu season upon us once again, it is a good idea for massage therapists to remind themselves, their staff and their clients why it is so important to skip the massage when you're under the weather. Know why treatment is ill advised, what to look for and what questions to ask to ensure you're not treating someone with flu symptoms. Doing...

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Posted on: February 7, 2016

High On The List!

Massage Therapy - One of the 100 Best Jobs of 2016 While few people recall massage therapy as being their childhood dream job, it’s an occupation that has a lot to offer. The Federal Bureau of Labor projects that the demand will increase by 22% between 2014 and 2024, which is a much higher rate than average. The massage therapy occupation held...

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Posted on: February 4, 2016

High On The List!

Massage Therapy - One of the 100 Best Jobs of 2016 While few people recall massage therapy as being their childhood dream job, it’s an occupation that has a lot to offer. The Federal Bureau of Labor projects that the demand will increase by 22% between 2014 and 2024, which is a much higher rate than average. The massage therapy occupation held...

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Posted on: February 4, 2016

Oh My Aching Knee!

Osteoarthritis of the knee does not have to create an insurmountable problem for you. With the right combination of massage therapy, meditation and relaxation, arthritis will not be able to stop you during your day. Here are just a few reasons that a massage therapist can help you get rid of osteoarthritis of the knee.   Cost Effective Help  ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2016

Let's Makeup!

The makeup tech or makeup artist knows all about the pretty. Their job is to create a better you, a lovelier version and an enhancement of your features. That is why, when a skilled professional gives out beauty knowledge, you should listen, because they understand how to take a blank canvas, your face, and make it WOW!   The first step is developing...

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Posted on: January 31, 2016

DIY Body Lotion

DIY Body Lotion Recipe for Ultra Soft Skin If you need to rescue your dry skin and get fast moisturizing relief, check out this DIY body lotion recipe. All of the ingredients are safe for skin care use. Dry skin needs special attention and this skin care product is perfect for intense hydration. Customize this recipe by adding your favorite essential...

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Posted on: January 28, 2016

5 Top Tips on Skin Cleansers

Top Five Tips to Determine the Best Skin Cleanser for You With mile-long product lines and dozens of brands to choose from it can be overwhelming to figure out what skin care product is right for you. While the booming skin care industry might make it hard to keep track of what's on the market, it also allows for a fully customizable product regimen...

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Posted on: January 26, 2016

Visiting The Elderly

As a massage therapist, it is important to seek ways to enhance the care of your clients that will increase your business. One of the best ways to do so is to add a massage to your elder care services list that can allow your clients to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of your services in the comfort of their home.   Often, your elder care clients...

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Posted on: January 24, 2016

Corporate Clients

These days, the aspiring massage therapist is constantly looking for ways to expand their current sphere of influence. If this is your goal, it's important to know that finding and marketing yourself to corporate clients is a wonderful way to realize the goal. Here are several strategies you can use to accomplish this objective: 1. Digital Marketing. A...

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Posted on: January 21, 2016

Time for The Kids!

As a massage therapist, you have probably given pedicures, manicures and massages to parents who have children who are curious as to how the process works. An idea is to hold kids parties where parents can bring their children to the business. Kids parties can also include their friends for a birthday celebration.   One of the things that you...

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Posted on: January 19, 2016

Got It Down!

Learn New Trends If you are a massage therapist providing manicure or pedicure services to your clients in a salon or spa, then continuing education is essential to upgrade your skills. Your clients want to have the trendiest services when visiting a spa or salon, and one of the best ways to know what is currently popular is by going back to school...

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Posted on: January 17, 2016

Healing Nails

Help with Nail Health When thinking about health, not a lot of people think about their nails. However, it isn't something that you should ignore. According to Mayoclinic.org (click the link here for the full article: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/multimedia/nails/sls-20076131) poor nail health can actually clue you in to...

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Posted on: January 14, 2016

Calming The Stress Response

Stress is hard for anyone to avoid entirely. Most people's jobs and families are, at some point, a source of stress. Calming the stress response becomes important for both physical and mental health. Chronic stress affects more than just the mind, it also weakens the immune system and exacerbates stress-related health issues such as migraines and IBS...

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

Issues Specific To Women

Specific Women's Issues for Massage Therapists When a woman is at the spa, ready to get her amazing, pampering, relaxing massage, several issues may come up that the massage therapist should be aware of. Relaxation personal health, meditation and stress relief are some of the major reasons women regularly go for massage therapy. Comfort level plays...

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Posted on: January 10, 2016

Time To Slow Down

Whether you are constantly racing to your own appointments or are in a hurry to get the kids to their activities, you've barely had the time to rest and relax. That isn't good because it can just make you more stressed, and it can cause you to miss out on life. Opting for a massage therapy treatment gives you the time to slow down.   You do not...

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Posted on: January 7, 2016

Feeling Cranky Today?

Is nothing going right today- do you feel, irritable, stressed, or downright cranky? Does this feeling return with any regularity and do you wish there is something you can do to stop or even prevent feeling this way? Momentary irritation can be a justified feeling, but it can often end up taking over your day.   One tool that stops those thoughts...

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Posted on: January 5, 2016

Get Out The Ole Liniment Oil!

 The last two decades have seen increased popularity of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in the United States with TCM regulation and certification boards operating in 43 out of 50 states. Among the TCM modalities gaining ground are healing herbal infusions called liniments. Liniments, concentrated herbal infusions that are typically applied...

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Posted on: January 3, 2016

Happy New Year!

A Happy and Relaxing New Year Happy New Year to all! Here's to wishing everyone a happy, healthy, productive and 100 percent stress-free 2016. There are so many things you can do to make your 2016 as relaxing as possible. It can be the year you start to take different types of massage therapy seriously, for example. Massage therapy can go a very long...

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Posted on: December 29, 2015

You Can Do It With Your Eyes Closed!

Find Stress Relief When you are experiencing constant stress at work or home, then it is time to power down your brain by closing your eyes and relaxing. If you can’t find stress relief at home with quiet meditation or listening to calming music, then it is time to seek a spa where you can undergo a massage. Soothing Massage Anxious feelings...

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Posted on: December 27, 2015

Give Yourself A Gift!

Daily life can be incredibly stressful. Most of us have to get up early every day to go to work. Very few of us get to relax after we come home from work. We often spend our time home from work preparing for the next day. We also spend our time doing housework. Additionally, people who are married and have children have even more on their plates. Most...

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Posted on: December 24, 2015

Winter Skin Care

Winter can be extremely harsh on the skin. For many people, the frigid and dry days of winter bring uncomfortable cracks and dryness to the face, legs, hands, and feet. This often creates a tight, dry feeling that can result in flaking, cracking, and bleeding. Great skin care is important during the winter to prevent this discomfort. Moisturize A skin...

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Posted on: December 22, 2015

The Miracle of Renewal

When your life has gotten chaotic, there is one great way to relax and that is with different types of massage therapy. For centuries, spiritual renewal and creative mindful thinking have combined with the relaxing art of massage to create healthful benefits. Professional athletes have known the benefits of professional massage to play their best game...

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Posted on: December 20, 2015

Don't Overdo It!

The right products are essential for proper skin care. Skin care products not only help improve the appearance of your skin, but they can also improve the overall health of your skin. However, it is important to note that more is not necessarily better. There are a number of negative consequences you may suffer if you overuse skin care products. For...

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Posted on: December 17, 2015

Shiatsu Bodywork

Shiatsu, a type of therapeutic bodywork that originated in Japan, uses massage therapy techniques to help clients reduce their stress levels. There are all different types of massage therapy and shiatsu, including acupuncture, anma massage, and acupressure.   Shiatsu bodywork is non-invasive therapy that does not utilize oils and that works on...

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Posted on: December 15, 2015

So...What Do You Use

There are a variety of skin care products available today. However, you only need to include a few of them in your routine. Below is a list of some of the products that skin care experts use: Cleanser Although cleansers are only on your face for about 15 seconds, they are still an essential part of your skin care regimen. Cleansers remove dirt, oil...

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Posted on: December 13, 2015

Deep

Enjoy a Deep Work Massage There are many different types of massage therapy available from massage therapists working in spas and resorts. One of the newest varieties of massages is a deep work massage that is designed to nurture clients with a relaxing and caring environment. The nurturing experience begins at the door where clients are greeted by...

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Posted on: December 10, 2015

Why Your Skin Wrinkles in the Bath

The outermost layer of the skin, epidermis, contains dead keratin cells that soak up water and swells after prolonged exposure to water. Wrinkles begin to occur when the dead keratin cells take over the area and take space away from the living cells, and the wrinkles serve as a temporary place for the stretched skin to reside. These wrinkles typically...

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Posted on: December 8, 2015

Breathing Mindfully During Massage

For many people, getting a massage is not a relaxing event. With the stresses of everyday life, even the fact that a massage takes time out of the day can be difficult for some to deal with, not to mention the physical discomfort that a massage can also bring. With this being said, if you take the time to master a few simple concepts regarding your...

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Posted on: December 6, 2015

Chirality and Skincare

The Value of Chirality and Skincare When you put together your skin care routine, you should never be random with your product selection. You should always make a point to opt for skin care products that are chirally correct. If you've never heard of chirality before, it's a crucial concept that will permanently change that you view your complexion...

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Posted on: December 3, 2015

Grow Your Gratitude

A Journal of Gratitude Can Transform Your Life Affirmations are for the moment but keeping a journal evokes a lifetime's benefit from gratitude. Persons that make it a habit of not only finding but writing down the positive aspects of life go about increasing happiness. This seemingly common wisdom is getting backing from the highest of educational...

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic Massage Lymphatic massage was pioneered in 1930s by Danish Drs, Estrid Vodder and Emil Vodder. It aims at treating immune disorders as well as chronic sinusitis. This type of massage is done gently with an intention of draining lymph naturally. This helps in the movement of waste products to the heart from the tissues. The lymph system is...

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Posted on: November 29, 2015

What's The Difference?

For Glowing Skin, Pay Attention to Your Skin Care Products   Did you know the skin on your face differs from the skin on other parts of your body? It's true - your facial skin is actually thinner and much more delicate. Therefore, you need different skin care products for your face as compared to the rest of your body. Keep reading for more details...

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Posted on: November 26, 2015

Blame Your Hormones!

Hirsutism is a condition that causes excessive facial hair growth in women. There is a strong link between hormones and women's facial hair. In fact, hormones are usually the culprit behind women's facial hair. All women have small amounts of androgens, which are the male hormones. However, if a woman's androgen levels are abnormally high, then she...

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

Feeding Your Face!

Most people do not realize that what we put into our bodies plays a big role in the health of our skin. Instead, we rely on the latest skin care products to improve skin health, specifically on our faces. In reality, we should be focusing on diet and nutrition for facial skin health improvement. First, if you have a skin condition such as psoriasis...

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Posted on: November 22, 2015

Check Those Makeup Ingredients!

Women, beware! Not everything that the skin care products and makeup ingredients that promise you, are safe for you and your skin!   There are unbelievably very few regulations on skin care and cosmetics that makeup manufacturers can put any label on their products without being censured. There is always a possibility that some of the makeup compounds...

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Posted on: November 19, 2015

Manage Your Mood!

Improve Your Mood   If you are frequently in a bad mood, then maybe it is caused by the food choices you are making each day. While you might remember to eat healthy meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you also need to consume good snack food. There is nothing wrong with eating between meals, and in fact, nutritionists suggest that it is an...

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

Do's and Don'ts of Wintertime Skin Care

Beautiful skin does not just happen on its own. You must understand your specific skin type and develop a skin care routine for hydration during the harsh winter weather. There are skin care products that can help protect and moisturize your skin. Develop a skin care routine twice each day for best results to prevent dryness. Read about the following...

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Posted on: November 15, 2015

Be A Colorful Spirit!

Autumn is a unique time when the heat of the summer goes away. You appreciate the cool days and nights while watching the beautiful fall colors come alive. Autumn also brings with it a renewed brightening of your spirit that feels like a massage therapy session. A massage leaves you with a deep sense of relaxation that goes along with the fall season. Fall...

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Posted on: November 12, 2015

Proper Makeup Removal

When you're tired after a long day, it's tempting to skip your normal skin care routine, give your face a quick wipe and just go to sleep. However, while it can seem harmless enough, that leftover makeup will wreak havoc on your skin and eyelashes. Neglecting to thoroughly remove it can cause pimples, brittle lashes and cracked, peeling lips. Taking...

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Posted on: November 10, 2015

What's That Smell?

Well-Being and Fragranced Skin Care Products Skin care is an important part of daily life. If you want to look and feel your very best, you should do your role to attain a glowing and smooth complexion. Thankfully, the right skin care products and a smart skin care routine can both help you. One question that many people often pose involves fragrance...

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Posted on: November 8, 2015

Esalen Massage

There are different types of massage therapy. An Esalen massage is a type of massage therapy. This is a type of massage that applies long, flowing strokes and acupressure to the body. Acupressure bodywork has a number of benefits. Below is a list of benefits that can be reaped from getting one of the Esalen massage treatments:   Stress Relief  ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2015

Joy of Life!

Experiences and Happiness in Life It's true that there is some degree of comfort in familiarity. It's also true, however, that changes and brand new experiences can often open people up to the true joys of life. These changes and fresh experiences don't necessarily have to be major events, either. They often can be as simple as walking down the street...

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

Acupressure Bodywork

What is Acupressure Bodywork?   Acupressure bodywork is similar to acupuncture because it focuses on meridians in the human body where life energy flows. One of the best benefits of acupressure bodywork is that it does not require inserting needles into your skin and underlying tissue. If you are seeking a place to undergo acupressure bodywork...

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Posted on: November 1, 2015

Thai Massage

Massage therapy can definitely have a positive impact on a person’s overall health. Not only can a good massage reduce tension within the body, but it can also help promote relaxation. Here are some of the key facts about Thai massage.   How is it different from a traditional massage? Like yoga, this style of massage involves a great deal...

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Posted on: October 29, 2015

Do Home Laser and Light Devices Really Work

As technology has moved into more areas of people's lives, skin care has been no exception. While in years past people seeking hair removal, skin rejuvenation, or acne treatment had to visit a dermatologist, in today's world they have the option of purchasing a variety of skin care products for use in their homes. But while the number of at-home products...

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Posted on: October 27, 2015

Skin-To-Skin

The Great Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact Between Mother and Child   You must do certain things as a mother to properly care for a child after birth. One of these is certainly skin-to-skin contact. There are many great benefits of skin-to-skin contact that you should be aware of.   A number of studies suggest that it is important...

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Posted on: October 25, 2015

Can Anyone Use Retin-A?

Beneficial Skin Treatments with Retin-A   There are a number of skin care products on the market today, which contain an ingredient called Retin-A. This ingredient is actually a form of vitamin A, which is very beneficial in treating certain skin conditions, such as acne. The benefits of Retin-A can also improve the appearance of fine lines and...

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Posted on: October 22, 2015

Do You Have Tech Neck?

While we may assume that technology will solve all our problems, sometimes it actually creates new ones. This is certainly the case with tech neck. If you’re not familiar with this term, that’s okay. It was only coined last year. Tech neck is a type of repetitive stress injury. This is a kind of injury that slowly develops over time as a person...

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

Witch Hazel

About witch hazel   Witch hazel comes from the shrub Hamamelis Virginiana that typically grows in North America. The leaves, bark, stem, and roots of the plant are used to make witch hazel extract. The extract was typically used in folk medicine to treat a variety of ailments. Some people ingested witch hazel to prevent stomach ailments and...

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Posted on: October 18, 2015

Massage for Indigestion

    Heartburn, constipation, bloating, gas and stomach pains are all signs of indigestion problems. Most people think of acid reflux pills or more water to deal with these symptoms, but actually, massage therapy for indigestion can be quite effective. There are many different type of massage therapy, and there is one especially for treating...

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Posted on: October 15, 2015

What Is Sebum

One might say that you and your body have a love-hate relation with sebum. When you have the perfect amount of this slick substance, your skin is healthy and protected. On the other hand, when you have too much sebum, you can be prone to acne. What's even more upsetting is if you have too little, your skin can be as dry as a desert snake.   You...

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Posted on: October 13, 2015

Wiring a Happier Mind

Positive Power   Negative draws negative, whether it is energy or attitude. When your thoughts and feelings always have a negative turn, more negative things will happen. It is very easy to get caught up in having negative feelings and thoughts, especially when things start going sideways. Bad things happen, or even just inconveniences, and can...

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Posted on: October 11, 2015

Dealing With Acne On The Body

If you are dealing with stubborn body acne, consider contacting an esthetician. Estheticians are licensed skincare experts who are familiar with all of the most cutting-edge treatments and acne-related literature. Estheticians can help you establish a daily skin care routine that will allow you eliminate the appearance of acne on your body. These skin...

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Posted on: October 8, 2015

The Power of Rest

Taking time out of your busy schedule to get proper rest is an excellent way to re-energize and rejuvenate your body. Resting the body has also been shown to reduce the chance of injury and help minimize body weight fluctuations. Resting your mind, on the other hand, has been linked to better brain function and improved memory.   Using Massage...

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Posted on: October 6, 2015

Using Pore Strips

How Using Pore Strips Can Improve Your Complexion   If you want to improve the overall appearance of your skin, adding pore strips to your regular skincare regime can be beneficial. While they may not be the answer for all skin types, this quick and popular treatment can often produce positive results.The best candidates are usually those who suffer...

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Posted on: October 4, 2015

Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

Makeup Brushes: How to Properly Clean Brushes for Dry and Sensitive Skin Clean makeup brushes can create a flawless finish, but dirty brushes are hotbeds for bacteria growth. Makeup quickly builds up on the bristles of brushes, growing a range of acne causing microbes. Dirty brushes can also cause an uneven application of product, leaving a patchy finish.Many...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Nighttime Skin Care Routine

Achieving healthy skin requires a diligent and effective skin care routine. Regular visits to a dermatologist and esthetician, use of effective products and cleansing one’s face, and proper sleep all contribute to beautiful skin.   A nighttime skin care routine is particularly important to achieving healthy skin. Removing makeup and dirt...

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Posted on: September 29, 2015

Effects of Hard Water on Your Skin

Hard water is simply water with lots of minerals, including calcium and magnesium. Though these minerals may be good to drink, the effects of had water on your skin are sometimes not so beneficial.   Some people who take a shower with hard water notice that their skin and hair don't feel as clean as they should. This is because the minerals...

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Posted on: September 27, 2015

Dry Brushing Your Skin

  Improve Your Skin   Dry skin care is especially important as the temperatures drop outside and people are indoors using a furnace to stay warm. As winter continues, flaky and itchy skin becomes a serious problem that is not always improved by using emollients such as creams. If you want to get rid of skin flakes the way that aestheticians...

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Posted on: September 24, 2015

"Using Zinc Supplements to Help Your Skin "

  If you suffer from acne, you probably know the pain of trying innumerable skin care products only to find out none of them work for you. You've probably bounced from one supposedly easy skin care routine to the next, some helpful and some, no doubt, very harmful. You've also more than likely heard that your diet may be affecting your skin, and...

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Posted on: September 22, 2015

Let's Talk About Feet---Athlete's Feet!

    Athlete's foot, medically known as tinea pedis, occurs when your feet make contact with and are infected by fungus. These fungi thrive in moist locations like showers, swimming pools and the like. The fungus can also be found on clothing and on floors.   Causes of Athlete's Foot   Direct contact with contaminated...

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Posted on: September 20, 2015

Back To Basics!

When in search of the way to retain the youthful appearance of your skin, just return back to the basics of skin care. The basics happen to start with an effective daily skin care routine (daily skin cae routine), and this routine involves the right way to cleanse your facial skin. Basic Skin Cleansing Steps for the Face     You...

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

Fall Skin Care Secrets!

The crisp air of the fall season can wreak havoc upon your skin. Fortunately, there are methods you can use in your daily skin care routine to safeguard your skin throughout the entire season. Here are five fall skin care secrets you can use to protect your skin from some of the harsher effects of autumn.       1. Swap Lotion for...

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

Meditating For Better Skin

Stress is a constant in our lives. It's a natural reaction to change, and it affects your thoughts, behavior, emotions and your body, including your skin. When you experience stress, the level of a hormone called cortisol increases significantly in your body. The rise in cortisol can lead to more production of an oil called sebum that is one of the...

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Posted on: September 13, 2015

Menopause's Effects On The Skin

Menopause's Effects on the Skin Menopause is the period in woman’s life when the menstrual cycle ceases. This means that the woman’s hormonal levels subside, and she loses the ability to conceive. It mainly occurs when the woman hits ages between 45 and 50 (middle age). Menopause is accompanied by various health complications, some of which...

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Posted on: September 10, 2015

What Is A Microcurrent Facial?

What Is A Microcurrent Facial? A microcurrent facial is the latest in skin care technologies created to give clients a more youthful and vibrant look. The best sort of facials gives the viewer the idea that the person who's had one has simply been on a long and restful vacation, and this is what the microcurrent facial does.     How It...

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

Anti-Aging....For Your Hair!!

Tips For Maintaining Young and Lovely Hair   Aging and Hair Although it may come as a surprise, hair can show signs of the aging process just like the complexion can. When people advance in age, their hair tends to become brittle, weak and dull. If you want to stay looking young and fresh, your skin care regimen isn't the only thing you should...

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Posted on: September 6, 2015

You Will Be Surprised!

It’s no secret that when people age, there are numerous health and beauty concerns. However, the way that someone ages and the effects might depend on their gender. Men and women age slightly different than each other. A great example showing the difference that men and women age is with skin. Women are more vulnerable to skin complications and physical...

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Posted on: September 3, 2015

Why We Get Those Dark Circles Under The Eyes!

Puffy eyes and dark circles can be caused by various reasons including your inherited facial structure, skin texture around the eyes, allergies, stress, and eye fatigue. Because the skin around the eye is very thin, and becomes thinner as we age, any swelling can be very troublesome.       Top Reasons for Dark Circles Under the Eyes ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2015

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure used to reduce or eliminate excess body hair. Treatment is possible in most areas of the body with the exception of the eyes and the area surrounding the eyes. The types of laser hair removal can vary according to both hair color and skin type. The procedure tends to be most successful for those with light skin...

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Posted on: August 30, 2015

Believe It Or Not, Eyes Can Get Sunburned!

The human eye is the most fragile organ on the human body. During the summer, people usually remember to wear sunscreen to protect their skin. However, new studies have revealed that the human eye can actually get sunburned. Most people do not realize how powerful the sun truly is, but eye protection is extremely important in times of increased heat. Sunglasses...

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Skin Care For The Kiddos!

Skin protects us from harmful germs, helps keep us cool, and protects our organs and much more. Your children’s skin requires care to keep it healthy, but skin care for children is a little different from teens or adults. A child’s skin is more delicate and requires gentler cleaning and milder skin care products. Here is how to take care...

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Posted on: August 25, 2015

Personality Traits of An Esthetician

As an esthetician, you will work in the greater field of cosmetology to help your clients feel better about their appearance. You may see people of all ages and walks of life. Some will be delightful and others....not so much. This is why it is good to know the personality traits of an esthetician who is successful so you can begin to cultivate those...

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Posted on: August 23, 2015

Find Your Favorite Massage!

If you have never tried massage before, you will be delighted to learn about how many different types of massage therapy that you can try! Also, there are different massages that can help with different health issues. Here is a list of some of the most popular massages.   Swedish massage Swedish massage is especially popular for people who...

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Posted on: August 20, 2015

Facials Are Healing

Everyone knows that getting a facial feels good. If you have ever had a facial, you also know that afterwards, your face looks glowing and younger, which also makes you feel good. But did you know that facials are healing for other reasons as well?   Facials Increase Oxytocin Production   According to the National Institutes of Health...

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Posted on: August 18, 2015

6 Top Benefits of Using a Humidifier

Heating in winter and air conditioning in summer can create very dry air inside of a home or office. Usage of humidifiers provides several benefits. Softer Skin Dry air increases the need for skin care products, which add chemicals to the body. A humidifier will reduce or eliminate dryness, itching and flaking. Properly humidified air is the best...

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Posted on: August 16, 2015

Getting Real!

An esthetician is in the skin care business, and the job field comes with some realities most don't learn while they're still in school. As with any profession, it comes with both pros and cons. Although challenges exist any stage career stage of being a skin care specialist, keeping them in perspective will go a long way in terms of avoiding burn-out...

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Posted on: August 13, 2015

6 Ways to Keep Clients Coming Back

Being an esthetician is a relationship-oriented profession, and building a good base of clients depends on building those relationships. Some of the most successful skin care specialists are able to adjust their approaches to their individual clients' personalities. The following tips will help estheticians of all experience levels keep more of their...

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Posted on: August 12, 2015

Let’s Celebrate and Honor Our Senior Citizens!

Senior Citizen Day is approaching quickly (August 21st), and you should not only spend time with your loved one, but you should do something nice for them, such as treating them to some type of spa services. There are many benefits of massage therapy for the elderly, so this would be the perfect opportunity to do something nice, and something to help...

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

Is Something Bugging You?

It's summer -- feast time for for bugs of all types. Keep yourself and your family protected with a few simple tips. Tuck it in Start with common sense: If you're going to be where ticks flourish -- untended grassy areas and forests, for example -- wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts, tuck your socks into your pants, and add a hat or scarf. Take...

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Posted on: August 7, 2015

Snack Away

Many individuals take daily skin care very seriously, and with so many different skin care products on the market today, how do you know which one is best? In all reality, it is possible to fall into an easy skin care routine without ever touching a store bought skin care product. Cucumbers and celery help provide natural skin hydration without having...

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Posted on: August 5, 2015

Beauty After Baby: 10 Minute Routine

Many things change after a woman has a baby. One of those things is the ability to spend an hour and a half getting ready. For many new moms, finding the balance between nurturing their little one and taking care of themselves can prove to be a difficult task. However there is hope! In a few simple step using just a handful of skin care products, a...

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Posted on: July 31, 2015

Benefits of Jojoba Oil for Acne and Other Skin Problems

Jojoba oil, which comes from the seed of the tree of the same name, is special because it can make the body think that the skin is producing oil when it's applied. This causes the skin to stop production of its own oil, or sebum. This is why jojoba oil is so good for treating acne, which is caused when an excess of sebum and bacteria clogs a pore and...

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Posted on: July 29, 2015

Is a Russian Massage Right For You?

If you've never had a Russian massage, you may be in for a treat. Before becoming popular in the U.S in the 1980s, this form of massage therapy was used in Russia for centuries. Here are some more tips on waking up your mind and body through the use of massage: What Are the Benefits of Russian Massage? Your first sports injury may send you for a deep...

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

Sun Protection in Your Bodywash....What?

[caption id="attachment_2804" align="alignleft" width="300"] .[/caption] Bodywash with sunscreen sounds like some kind of mysterious gimmick. I mean, you wash away bodywash in the shower...and all extra ingredients with it...right? Well, not exactly. Thanks to a little modern ingenuity, a few clever companies have developed a range of skin care products...

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Pregnancy and Massage

During pregnancy, women receive an overwhelming amount of advice on what choices they should be making. While much of this advice is well-meant, sorting out the myths from the facts can be difficult. Fortunately, it's easy to discover the truth about pregnancy massage. Myths About Pregnancy Massage While scientists do not understand exactly why it works...

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

Easy Does It!

Neck pain can be a chronic problem for individuals who work at the computer, hold awkward positions during sleep or who have been in automobile accidents. Massage therapy can help to relieve this pain and allow individuals to function more comfortably both at work and in their leisure time. Effective Help for Chronic Neck Pain A study from the Group...

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Posted on: July 20, 2015

Skin Care: Does Order Matter?

Most skin care routines involve more than one type of product. Applying skin care products in the proper order is essential to getting the most out of them. Order matters because some products can create a barrier between other products and skin, rendering any treatment products applied after their use less effective. Treatment products should be applied...

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Posted on: July 17, 2015

What Do Freckles Say About Your Skin?

Freckles are viewed by some as a sign of innocence with many famous celebrities flaunting theirs on magazine covers. Heredity does play a role in the occurrence of these spots but these dark clusters of melanin are usually triggered by sunlight. You may not think much of them but dermatologists warn that spots are a sign of sun damage. The notion among...

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Posted on: July 16, 2015

3 Ways Dancers Benefit From Massage Therapy

Dancers are athletes. The kinds of stresses on a dancer's body are the same as for an athlete in any physically demanding sport. That's why sports physical therapy, and specifically massage therapy, can be very beneficial to dancers. So, when should a dancer get massage treatment? Is it better before dancing or after? What about during down times like...

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Posted on: July 13, 2015

Sun Protective Clothing With Style

The skin care clothing you wear are your first defense against sun damage. Sun protective clothing is rated by the ultraviolet protection factor or UPF. Clothing ratings are from 15 to over 50. The Skin Care Foundation urges everyone to wear pants and long-sleeved shirts and a wide-brimmed hat to protect as much of the skin as possible from the sun...

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Posted on: July 10, 2015

Soothing and Bonding Aspects of Massages

Few things are more relaxing and soothing than massage therapy. Getting a massage feels wonderful, but it also improves your health in several specific ways. Behind the calm, refreshing feelings you experience are physical changes in your body. As the massage therapist begins to work, your muscles unclench and feel less tight. In addition, a very high...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

What Are You Reading?

As a massage therapist, you need to keep up to date on the latest developments in order to offer the best level of service to your clients. You have gone to school for massage therapy, but the learning process never ends. As summer is underway, be sure to add some of the current books on massage therapy to your list of great reads. You'll learn about...

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Posted on: July 6, 2015

If you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome or any type of chronic fatigue, massage therapy may help you in your battle to regain your vitality. Before you begin your routine of massage for chronic fatigue, consult with your physician. After getting the green light, visit a licensed massage therapist for your options. Deep Tissue Massage This type...

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Posted on: July 3, 2015

Read Those Labels

There are a variety of ways to take care of your skin and minimize wrinkles and fine lines. A regular skin care program should include washing, moisturizing and protecting the skin. Choose skin care products that are natural and without harmful chemicals. Get into the habit of reading skin care product labels. Weekly facials are a great way to keep...

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Treating the Caregiver

The primary caregiver for an elderly or ailing individual has a number of responsibilities throughout the course of every day. It's not just about companionship and keeping the person in their care from wandering off; it's about juggling medications, therapies, and appointments along with providing for all the needs of a given individual. It's an exhausting...

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

You Really Knee--d This!

Massage therapists play a huge role in helping clients who suffer with Osteoarthritis. In fact, there are a ton of different benefits that come from having this massage therapy performed on areas like the knee. Those with chronic osteoarthritis really do respond well to massages, as the pain is ultimately tended to and relieved. When massage therapy...

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Posted on: June 26, 2015

Top 5 Benefits Of Regular Facials For Teenagers

Teens can definitely benefit from adding regular facials to their skin care regimen. Even though there are many types of facials, they all have many benefits. Below is a list of benefits that teens can reap from getting facials: Treat And Prevent Acne Acne can develop at any age, but it is one of the special skin problems for teenagers. It occurs...

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Posted on: June 24, 2015

Massage Therapy And Rheumatoid Arthritis

Massage therapy is not only great for alleviating tension and relaxing. However, that is not the only benefit people can reap from seeing a massage therapist. It can be very effective for treating osteoarthritis of the knee. Massage therapy can also treat rheumatoid arthritis. Below is an explanation of how massage therapy can be effective for the treatment...

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Posted on: June 22, 2015

How Hormone Therapy Affects the Skin