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

Hormone replacement therapy, commonly known as hormone therapy, is used as to treat hormonal deficiencies in the body. It can either be administered orally or in the form of creams that are applied to the skin. One of the most common uses of the therapy is to curb the unpleasant effects of menopause. Hormone therapy’s effect on the skin has not...

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Posted on: June 19, 2015

Integrating Massage Therapists into Treatment Plans

Doctors are now becoming very well aware of the benefits of massage therapy and a patient actually seeing a massage therapist. Because of this, they are beginning to integrate massage therapy into their patients' treatment plans in order to get better results when it comes to their recovery and overall well-being. The fact that the medical community...

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Posted on: June 17, 2015

Stay Connected!

Social media has changed our world in many ways. It allows people to be connected with each other even when they are away from each other. It is very important for massage therapists and estheticians to remain connected with their clients. Social media is beneficial for remaining current with the trends in massage therapy. It is also helpful for remaining...

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Posted on: June 15, 2015

Massage Therapy For The Fibromyalgic Client

As more people receive a fibromyalgia diagnosis, they increasingly look for alternative treatments to relieve the symptoms of this chronic musculoskeletal condition. The primary issues that patients experience with fibromyalgia include a general widespread pain throughout the body, tension headaches, stiffness, fatigue and problems with sleep, such...

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Posted on: June 12, 2015

Using Pain Science To Make A Difference

Chronic pain affects over 100 million people in America, with back pain being the most common form. Chronic pain is one of the most difficult to manage with medications, where many people often develop drug tolerance rendering them ineffective. There is also the possibility of drug dependence, depression and other health issues. However, there are benefits...

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

Ways We Look Older Than We Are

No one wants to look older than their actual age. However, the face that we see in the mirror is sometimes not the face that lies just beneath the skin. Unfortunately, there are those who are aging faster than they think. Premature aging is a problem that, perhaps, millions of people must endure. Notwithstanding a person’s genes, but there are...

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Posted on: June 8, 2015

What You Need to Know about Belly Skin Facials

After delivering a baby, every woman undergoes certain body changes. One of these changes includes undesired effects of pregnancy on the skin. Changes that new mothers may experience include stretch marks. These come about when the body grows rapidly and the skin cannot keep up. When the skin stretches, it gets injured and leaves certain marks. Getting...

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Posted on: June 5, 2015

Good Skin Care Secrets

Researchers and participants in studies have experimented with the best skin care practices and practices of today’s time. Experts have reported the following skin care products as being the most beneficial in terms of skin hydration, rejuvenation and fighting undesired wrinkles. All have been proven to be resourceful with long term use. Black...

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Posted on: June 3, 2015

A Kinder, Gentler Place

The world is chaotic, and many people are wondering what can be done to make it a kinder and gentler place. If more people saw a massage therapist, then the world would probably be a better place. Far too many people are stressed out. Stress can push a person over the edge and cause him or her to do things that are out of character. For example, a person...

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Posted on: June 1, 2015

Relax! I Have you Covered

At some point, most estheticians and massage therapists will find themselves faced with an extremely modest client. This client isn't comfortable enough to truly enjoy the spa experience. These clients may be hesitant to undress, may be uncomfortable receiving standard procedures such as a bikini wax. In order to do your job, it's important to ease...

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Posted on: May 29, 2015

First You Take A Deep Breath: How To Handle Last Minute Cancellations

If you ask a massage therapist or an esthetician for their tips on scheduling clients, they'd probably have a whole novel worth of advice and information to give you. However, when it comes to dealing with those last minute cancellations, they might be a bit more mum on the subject. Cancellations happen. They are an annoying aspect of the beauty industry...

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Posted on: May 27, 2015

Retinol For Wrinkles

Over the years, there have been many wrinkle-fighting skin care products to hit the market. Unfortunately, most of them have proved to be ineffective. Retinol is one of the few anti-aging ingredients that can be viewed as a successful wrinkle treatment. Here are some important facts about Retinol that you should know. Available in prescription form...

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Posted on: May 25, 2015

Blemishes: Stop Picking and Start Healing

You look at the mirror, and there it is. The nightmare blemish stares back and you, and your first impulse is to pick at it because you think it will disappear. Wrong! Picking at blemishes will only cause more aggravation and can lead to other problems. What was once a small pimple can turn into a swollen area on your face, and scarring can also occur...

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Posted on: May 22, 2015

Ouch! Razor Burn!

Razor burn is a rash caused by improper shaving techniques. It can take the form of redness, bumps, or even infected blisters. It's uncomfortable and aesthetically unappealing. Fortunately, preventing razor burn is fairly straightforward: 1) Use a sharp razor. Cutting a tomato with a dull knife usually results in a mangled tomato. Similarly, using...

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Posted on: May 21, 2015

Maybe I Should Stop Washing The Dishes...Wishful Thinking

Washing dishes and using hand sanitizers are two things in life that are unavoidable. In order to run a household, you must keep your dishes washed, and in order to fight harmful germs, you must keep your hands sanitized. Frequently washing dishes and sanitizing your hands can quickly take a toll on your skin and leave you with dry, itchy hands. Listed...

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Posted on: May 18, 2015

Makeup Products For The Skin

One: Facials Women love to have facials at home or in spas to improve their skin tone, reduce wrinkles and remove debris. There are different types of facials available for a variety of skin types, including dry or oily. A woman might want to use a mud or clay mask skin care product that assists with removing impurities from the pores to prevent acne. Two...

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Posted on: May 15, 2015

Not Just For The Face

Many people only get their face waxed. However, it is important to note that waxing is effective for removing hair from other areas of the body, such as underarms and forearms. If you are tired of shaving your forearms and underarms, then you should definitely consider having them waxed. Forearm and waxing offers many benefits. One of the reasons waxing...

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Posted on: May 13, 2015

Going Natural!

When dealing with skin care, going natural is definitely beneficial for your skin and the environment. Many skin care products are loaded with harsh chemicals that can affect your skin health and even disrupt hormones. But natural skin care products can be hard to find. When products are labeled "natural", it doesn't necessarily mean anything. The label...

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Posted on: May 11, 2015

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

Show your mom how much you love and appreciate her this Mother’s Day with a gift certificate for a rejuvenating facial. One of the most requested spa treatments, a facial will allow your mom to sit back and enjoy some much deserved pampering as a skilled esthetician cleanses, massages, and moisturizes the way to more vibrant, younger-looking skin...

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

It's Time For A Checkup!

Skin Cancer Screening Many individuals forget the importance of having an annual skin cancer screening to catch problems in early stages to begin medical treatment. There are several types of skin cancer that have noticeable signs that are easy for anyone to see. While over 16,000 people die from skin cancer each year in the United States, approximately...

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Posted on: April 28, 2015

An Apple A Day

Staying youthful is not always easy. With new creams and treatments being available every single year, it's tough to know exactly what is most effective on your skin. Proper skin care is vital to do daily to achieve true success and apple extract is a new development that is attaining a lot of respect for its strong benefits for anti-aging and staying...

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Posted on: April 27, 2015

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing Massage Oil

Those new to massage therapy and techniques are often overwhelmed by the various types of massage oils available. How do you choose the best one for your needs? Here are five questions to ask before choosing: 1. What kind of massage will you be having? Different therapies need different levels of friction to be effective. Swedish massage needs...

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Up In Smoke!

Most Americans are aware that smoking is not good for them, but most people also assume that the negative affects only pertain to their insides. Smoking is indeed terrible for the mouth, throat and other organs of the body. But in fact, smoking has a number of negative effects on the skin as well. 1. Smoking destroys collagen Collagen is a much needed...

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Posted on: April 22, 2015

Help Is Here

What Causes Broken Facial Blood Vessels? Broken facial blood vessels often occur on the chin, cheeks or nose, leading to embarrassment. While this condition is not dangerous, it is important for individuals to use proper skin care products on the affected area. Because of heredity, age or pregnancy, this condition often affects females, but males also...

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Posted on: April 20, 2015

5 Top Tips for Choosing Massage Equipment

As a massage therapist, you want to make sure that you are providing your clients with a way of relaxation that they will want to come back to time and time again. With the proper massage equipment, you can provide this experience in your massage therapy practice and allow clients to perform in meditation and relaxation that they have never done before...

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Get That Community Feeling

Professional Groups When you are beginning a career as a massage therapist, it is important to join professional groups. As a new or experienced massage therapist, you must strive to increase clientele by meeting with others in the industry. While offering massage therapy services is competitive, not everyone working in this career offers the same...

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Posted on: April 14, 2015

Naturopathic Medicine & Massage Therapy

Regular massage can easily help you to feel better in your life and release any aches, pains and tension that you might be experiencing at the current moment. Many people know how beneficial massage therapy can be in their own lives, and so they put a lot of time and emphasis on actually seeing a massage therapist and seeing the benefits of massage...

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Posted on: April 13, 2015

Chill Out!

There are many benefits that can be reaped from getting a massage. Massage therapy helps lower your stress level, blood pressure and boost your immune system. However, in order for you to reap all of the massage benefits, you must take the time to relax after your massage. Below is a list of relaxation tips that you can use after a trip to the day spa: Take...

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Posted on: April 10, 2015

Pulling The Trigger

Trigger points are tight areas within the muscle that causes pain in other parts of the body. For example, trigger point in the back can lead to neck pain. A trigger point massage is a type of massage that focuses on the tight areas. There are many benefits that can be reaped from this type of massage therapy. Below is a list of some of the trigger...

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Posted on: April 8, 2015

Hormones, Skin, and Aging

The human body is constantly producing hormones, tiny chemicals made in one part of the body intended to deliver a message to another part of the body. The skin, being the body's largest organ, is certainly affected by a variety of hormones that tend to have different effects based on age. There are a variety of hormone affects on your skin, but estrogens...

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Focus, Focus, Focus

Even though massage therapy can potentially be a lucrative career, it takes a lot to succeed in this profession. One of the keys to succeeding in a massage therapy business is to offer good customer service. Good customer service helps a massage therapist retain their clients. It also helps them attract new clients. Your current clients will tell their...

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Posted on: April 3, 2015

And The Top 10 Is...

A facial is one of the most valuable skin treatments today. There are many reasons you should consider getting a facial. Below are the 10 reasons why people should get a facial. Helps You Relax Like most other spa treatments, getting a facial can help you relax. In today's hectic times, it is important to take the time out to relax. Increase Blood Circulation Facials...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

How Your Skin Can Be Dry AND Oily

Many Individuals Have Combination Skin There are several skin types, including dry, oily and normal. However, many individuals have combination skin, leading to having facial skin that is oily in some locations such as the forehead and dry in other areas such as the cheeks. Oily skin has overactive sebaceous glands while dry skin has underactive sebaceous...

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Posted on: March 30, 2015

Do You Have What It Takes?

One: Independent Storefront There are many massage therapy business opportunities for individuals with initiative and versatility. Massage therapists can open their own storefront or work for others. Two: Day Spas More people are visiting local day spas to have a few hours of pampering that might include a full body or specialty massage with aromatic...

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Posted on: March 27, 2015

Guess What...Its Your Purse!

Back pain is one of the most common health complaints. In fact, it is estimated that 80 percent of the population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. If you suffer from back pain and carry a heavy purse or computer bag, then it may be the cause your back pain. Many people do not understand the affects of carrying heavy purses or...

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Posted on: March 25, 2015

What Is Lomilomi Restoration Massage?

A lomilomi restoration massage is a type of Polynesian massage that originated in Hawaii. The term "lomilomi" actually means massage. It is important to note that no two massages are the same. There are a variety of ways that a lomilomi restoration massage can be performed. A massage therapist can use their fingers, forearms, knuckles, feet and knees...

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Posted on: March 23, 2015

Get That Community Feeling

Often, a lot of people don’t want to talk to their competition. This is a mistake, and you will learn a lot about your industry and the trends if you know your co-workers and people in your field. For this reason, if you work in massage therapy, you should network, and here are three reasons why this is true. Learn about the industry: Think about...

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Posted on: March 20, 2015

Naturupatic Medicine And Massage Therapy in Melbourne Florida

Naturupathic medicine is a field that emphasizes treating and preventing disease using natural healing methods. Proponents of naturopathy believe that the body is capable of healing itself if the right methods are used. There are a number of benefits of naturopathic medicine. It helps restore optimal health by identifying the root cause of the problem...

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Posted on: March 18, 2015

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

Without a doubt, if you work hard, you deserve time off. Not only that, if you don’t take time off, you are going to have a harder time enjoying your life and your job. With this in mind, if you don’t have the money or time, you can stay home for a vacation, and here are a few things to consider. Tourist in your town: Let’s face it...

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Posted on: March 16, 2015

What Is Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine is a discipline that incorporates the whole lifestyle of a person to heal them or offer them greater wellness. In integrative medicine, someone who has an illness, disease or medical issue is helped not only with prescription medications, strict therapies and surgeries. They are aided with other disciplines that bring about wellness...

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Posted on: March 13, 2015

Do You Need a Travel Massage?

Whether traveling by car, plane, train, or bus, a travel massage really helps to reduce bodily tension and relax stiff muscles. Getting into a hotel while on business travel is the perfect time to schedule a travel massage, either before or after a big event. Anxiety and tension can lead to cramped muscles and a stiff neck or shoulders, and a massage...

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Posted on: March 11, 2015

5 Top Tips for Choosing Massage Equipment

As a massage therapist, your hands will be the most important equipment you own. But there’s more to massage than just quality technique on your part. You’ve got to have the right equipment to make each and every massage you perform great for your clients. Owning quality equipment will keep them coming back, and it will make your job in...

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Posted on: March 9, 2015

Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Care – Combining Forces

When two skilled services are offered in one place, the results are valuable for both businesses. And the patient views the combined offices as greater value and benefit to their health. It is only natural for a successful chiropractor’s office to partner with a well-respected massage therapist team to better serve their clientele. No one is more...

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

Maybe It's Not The Right Time For A Massage

A good massage therapist recognizes when a massage is not in the client's best interest. If your client is running a fever or experiencing nausea or dizziness, then it's important to let your client know that they shouldn't get a massage. Good customer service is the motto of a fantastic MT. Contraindications for massage therapy would include skin ailments...

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Posted on: March 4, 2015

Promoting Mitochondria Growth

It is estimated that 18 million people in America receive a massage on a regular basis. This makes it one of the most popular forms of alternative and complimentary medicine. When many people think about the benefits of massage therapy, they think about relaxation and meditation. However, there are many other benefits you can reap from getting a massage...

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Posted on: March 2, 2015

What's Rolfing?

Working with gravity, Rolfing is a massage technique that helps to reorganize and balance connective body tissue known as fascia. Fascia is a web like structure that runs uninterrupted throughout the entire body covering every bone, organ, and muscle. It essentially holds the shape of one’s body. But over time, this tissue conforms to the body’s...

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Posted on: February 27, 2015

What Is An Indian Head Massage?

An Indian head massage is a type of massage that focuses on the head, face, neck, upper arms, shoulders and upper back. A massage therapist may also use aromatherapy during an Indian head massage. The Indian head massage is also referred to as the Champissage. Many people get this massage because it helps promote relaxation. However, there are a number...

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Posted on: February 25, 2015

Take a Seat Please!

Specialized Massage If you are seeking relaxation at a spa but have a physical problem concerning reclining on a massage table, then request a chair massage instead. Professional massage therapists understand the specialized techniques needed for clients with mobility difficulties that make it difficult to recline on a flat surface. When calling to...

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Posted on: February 23, 2015

Take a Vacation Without Leaving Home!

[caption id="attachment_1980" align="alignleft" width="275"] swedish relaxation massage[/caption] Recent studies have found that regular massage therapy given by a trained massage therapist can provide more relaxation and rejuvenation than a yearly vacation. The reasoning behind these studies is because annual vacations come and go relatively quickly...

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Posted on: February 20, 2015

Count Your Blessings!

For many people, seeing their massage therapist is as normal as going to their dentist or hair salon. It's a way for them to add some relaxation and rejuvenation into their own life. Massage therapy is an art in which a person can deeply relax and reach almost a state of meditation. Unlike other forms of relaxation, massage can help to both calm the...

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Posted on: February 18, 2015

The Calm After The Storm

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which is more commonly referred to as PTSD, is a mental condition in which a person deals with anxiety, depression and fear due to a traumatic event. Many people who come back from war often deal with the lasting effects of PTSD, while others who were involved in accidents, assaults and abusive relationships can all deal...

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Posted on: February 16, 2015

Achoo!! Flu Season Is Here!

The flu season has returned, and it is important for everyone to refresh themselves on the symptoms of influenza and the preventative measures they can take to avoid contracting the latest strand of the virus. Individuals who work with the general public and are in close contact with others, such as message therapists, are at a higher risk of exposure...

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Posted on: February 13, 2015

Best Massage for Seniors

When looking to get a massage, a senior citizen should go out of his or her way to find the right one for their needs while true, it’s wise for an older person to remember that they must take it easy, and here are three reasons why it’s’ important for a senior to get the right massage treatment. Stretching: With massage therapy, one...

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Posted on: February 11, 2015

7 Top Tips Before Getting a Massage

Part of making your massage therapy experience the best it can be is to prepare beforehand. To ensure you do that, follow these 7 top tips before getting a massage. Do your research If you are getting a massage for the first time or are going to a new provider, research them to ensure the staff and techniques line up with what you want. Make sure...

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Posted on: February 9, 2015

Don't Be SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a condition that affects emotions to make some people feel depressed or anxious due to inadequate sunlight. While many people are able to adjust without a significant impact on their emotions, others can experience a significant mood change. Here are a few tips that may help. Use Available Sunlight Although sunlight can...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

High On The List!

Becoming a massage therapist is a great idea for those individuals who are drawn to the field. The massage therapy occupation always ranks high on the list of the 100 most desired careers. There are many reasons for this. Massage therapy is a rewarding profession that has a lot to offer its practitioners. Here are some of the reasons that so many people...

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Posted on: February 4, 2015

Oh My Aching Knee!

Relieve Joint Pain Anyone with osteoarthritis of the knee has reoccurring pain that makes daily living difficult. Fortunately, massage therapy on a routine basis offers a fantastic way to relieve the symptoms of arthritis. There are several arthritic conditions that are common in the human body for various reasons such as age, heredity or injuries...

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Posted on: February 2, 2015

Skin Cleansers - 5 Top Tips

If you have clients and want to show them the best way to keep their skin clean, you will want to know where to start. With this in mind, here are the top five tips to decide which skin cleanser is right for your client. What type of skin they have: First and foremost, when you want to help your client, you need to determine his or her skin type. Do...

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Posted on: January 30, 2015

DIY Body Lotion

Lotion is a very important skin care product. There are many ways your skin can benefit if you use lotion on a regular basis. One of the reasons lotion is an essential part of a skin care routine is because it helps keep the skin hydrated. Keep in mind that if you have dry skin, or you live in a very harsh climate, then you will need to apply lotion...

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Posted on: January 28, 2015

Lets Makeup!

Makeup can bring out the natural beauty of the skin. That is why applying makeup is a part of many women's skincare routine. There are a few essential makeup must-haves. Below are some of the most types of makeup you should consider adding to your routine: Foundation The purpose of foundation is to give you an even complexion and hide imperfections...

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Posted on: January 26, 2015

Time for The Kiddies! Spas for all Ages

Girls like to be pampered. This is true regardless of their age, but most professionals have age limits. If you are a massage therapist or have spa, one service you will want to consider is having some time for kids. Moms love to escape and rejuvenate, but there is always a time when having girl time is a huge draw. Here are a few services you can offer...

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Posted on: January 23, 2015

Corporate Massages

As any massage therapist knows, one of the main benefits of massage therapy is stress reduction. While most people experience stress from time to time, tension and anxiety can reach especially high levels in the business world. Corporate clients represent a significant market niche that can help to build a client base. Although many corporate clients...

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Posted on: January 21, 2015

Visiting The Elderly

Do you have an elderly family member who could use some tender, loving care? If so, hiring a massage therapist is a great idea. Many massage therapists have a high number of elder care clients. Getting a massage can be an excellent solution for healing aches and pains that become common in old age. They provide a number of substantial benefits, including...

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Posted on: January 19, 2015

Healing Nails

When getting a massage, you may notice that your massage therapist examines your nails thoroughly. There are actually good health reasons for doing this. In many ways, your nails are the barometer of your body's health. Certain health conditions can be identified by changes in nails before any other symptoms appear. Nail Health and Disease Your fingernails...

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Posted on: January 16, 2015

Got It Down!

You may have completed a license or certificate for massage therapy, but your knowledge on the subject doesn't just stop there. As a successful massage therapist, it's up to you to keep updated on the newest techniques and tools in the industry. Think you got it down? Your experience and continuing education are keys to keep your practice thriving...

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Posted on: January 14, 2015

Calming The Stress Response

Stress is something that is nearly possible to avoid. Our jobs, families and other obligations can all cause us to feel stressed. However, it is important to calm the stress response. Chronic stress can weaken the immune system and increase the risk of serious health problems. Fortunately, massage therapy can help people alleviate stress. Below are...

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Posted on: January 12, 2015

Feeling Cranky Today?

When you walk into your massage treatment room, you encounter a brand new client. You are ready to dazzle them with personal innovation at your fingertips, but they are obviously irritable from work or personal issues. Clients with other items on their mind aren't going to pay much attention to your talent or presentation. Dealing with an irritable...

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Posted on: January 9, 2015

Time To Slow Down

Now, in our modern society, most people are too busy and don’t take the time to enjoy their life’s. This is not a good thing in the long run as you can end up with a host of physical and mental health issues. With this in mind, here are three reasons why well need to slow down, reflect, and set goals. Life is short: Without a doubt, life...

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Posted on: January 7, 2015

Massage Issues for Women

Massage therapy heals and relaxes your clients. As a massage therapist, there are some issues specific to your female customers of which you should be aware. Depression Relaxation, personal health and general well-being are the results most clients are seeking when they schedule a massage. Depression may affect females more so than males, but massage...

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Posted on: January 5, 2015

Get Out The Ole Liniment Oil!

Improve Personal Health While getting a massage at a spa, you can request liniment oil to achieve ultimate relaxation in the muscles of the back, legs and arms. Old-fashioned liniment oil is making a comeback to improve personal health by soothing sore muscles, tendons and joints. Liniment oil has been around for centuries long before there were lotions...

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Posted on: January 2, 2015

Book Ahead and Often!

Massage therapy is an important tool when it comes to keeping on track with your health and well-being, but you won’t be able to enjoy all of the benefits if you aren’t going often enough. Different situations require different treatments to be effective, and booking ahead can be quite helpful. How Often Should I Book a Massage Session? How...

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Posted on: December 31, 2014

Resolutions -- Are They Just a Wish List or Actual Plans?

Many New Year’s resolutions seem to be of the subtracting variety that makes us do something we really don’t want to do. There’s no reason a resolution can’t be pleasant and healthy at the same time, after all. Why not treat yourself to a more relaxed and healthy body? Instead of pounding it out in the local gym, consider massage...

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Posted on: December 29, 2014

Networking and Marketing

Networking helps you to grow your practice. Some of the best advice a massage therapist can use when going into business is to take their marketing and networking efforts seriously. Networking means the art and science of starting, sustaining and cultivating business relationships. Massage therapists do not usually work with traditional health insurance...

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Posted on: December 26, 2014

DIY Massage Oil for Clients

3 Types of Massage Oils Love massage? Whether you're visiting a massage therapist or having your main squeeze give you one at home, you'll want to explore the massage oil options available. The kind you choose will play a large part in your relaxation during the massage. 1. Apricot Kernel Oil: Rich in Vitamin E, apricot kernel oil has a long shelf...

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Posted on: December 22, 2014

A Refreshing Facial!

In this time of the year, getting a facial can be the best thing for you to get. It's definitely exciting to experience the Christmas season, but there is definitely some moments when getting to relax is the best thing to experience. Why You Need A Facial During This Time Of Year - Dry Skin With the winter months and the cold weeks, getting dry skin...

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Posted on: December 19, 2014

Ergonomics and Pain Management

Ergonomics plays a key role in human comfort both at work and at home. Employees whose office area and chair are designed accordingly tend to be especially productive and efficient at work. At home, ergonomic styling of furniture for relaxation can enhance physical well-being to maximize comfort and pain management. Anyone who suffers from chronic pain...

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Posted on: December 17, 2014

When Pain Management Requires More than Relaxation--How Your Massage Therapist Treats Chronic Pain

When you feel as though you have muscular aches that simply won't go away, it's never a bad idea to go see a massage therapist that you trust. Usually, massage therapy can help to treat recurrent pain by addressing certain muscular and skeletal issues that medications simply cannot. However, in certain situations a deep relaxation massage won't be able...

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

Most Common Pain Problems

Massage therapy is recognized as a useful adjunct in the treatment of many different kinds of chronic pain. It is noninvasive and safe for almost everyone. It can be done in a physician's or chiropractic office or as an add-on treatment with physical therapy. A trained massage therapist who can provide an accurate massage client evaluation is a valuable...

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Posted on: December 12, 2014

4 Tips To Improve Sleep Habits

Most of us need a little help with our sleep habits. Some try sleep therapy and others seem to have incurable insomnia. We have found a few simple techniques, especially during stressful times, to get a more restful slumber that are simple and accessible. 1. Have a Routine Many who fail to sleep well do not follow a ritual to get into a sleep mode...

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Posted on: December 10, 2014

Teaching Your Clients At Home Habits to Help With Pain

When you are working as a professional massage therapist and clients who require chronic pain remedies, sharing a few habits and tips can help them to cope with pain regardless of the root cause. In addition to providing a massage and massage therapy, giving advice on healthy habits can improve your clients' overall health and well-being. Teaching your...

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Posted on: December 8, 2014

Listening To Your Own Intuition-Use Your Sixth Sense

Massage Therapy and Using Your Sixth Sense A massage therapist is gifted with an extraordinary sense of touch. Visit a massage therapy center and the "before" and "after" effects of massage therapy are obvious. "Before" clients are visibly tense. "After" clients leave therapy relaxed and serene. Relaxation - Mind and Body as One For many clients...

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Posted on: December 5, 2014

Don't Forget The Return Client

Massage therapy is one of the fastest growing new fields in the homeopathic healthcare genre. New consumers continue to seek out the many benefits of surface and deep tissue massage. Along with catering to new business opportunities, massage therapists must also remember to ensure high levels of satisfaction in their existing clientele. Managing customer...

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Posted on: December 3, 2014

Are You In a Rut?

The world of massage therapy changes consistently, as scientists and doctors continue to learn how the muscles interact with the rest of the body. A massage professional can fall behind quickly if he or she does not keep up with recent trends and changes to their industry. Perhaps, as a massage therapist, you find yourself in this rut. Customers...

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Posted on: December 1, 2014

Earthlite Cream and Oil

Massage therapy is an ancient practice that has been around for thousands of years. Today, it has regained that popularity. This is due to the healing power associated with massage. The massage therapist uses the natural healing practice to soothe their client's tired body and reduce stress. However, the therapist requires a nourishing massage oil or...

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Posted on: November 28, 2014

Order Vs Chaos

Individuals who have determined to pursue a career in the massage therapy sector should note that learning how to maximize the physical setting where the massage is offered is important. Since this is the case, it's important to note that the cultivation of a setting marked by order can produce profoundly different effects than one marked by chaos...

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Posted on: November 26, 2014

Seek Out The Sage

The demand for massage therapy is on the rise with statistics from the Bureau of Labor indicating that employment growth in the field will rise 22.6 percent by 2022. For a massage therapist entering the field, that's exciting news, but one that also requires thought about how to make a massage therapy career a successful one. To that end, seeking advice...

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Posted on: November 24, 2014

Habits of Highly Successful Massage Therapists

Happy clients are the truest measure of a successful massage therapist. They follow a therapist like the faces of flowers seek the sun. There are certain habits that distinguish the most favored therapists. In this article, we share the secrets of success. HABITS THAT HERALD A GREAT PRACTICE 1. Using Good Body Mechanics Standing for prolonged periods...

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

The Right Relaxation Music Promotes Better Massage Results

Choosing the right massage music is just as important as the candles, lighting, oils and techniques used. The purpose of a massage is to relax the client, not cause discomfort. With their eyes closed, clients focus on what they smell, hear and feel to calm their mind and body in order to feel the full effect of the massage. Relaxation music slows a...

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Posted on: November 19, 2014

4 Top Useful Tools for the Massage Therapist

Massage Tables Anyone working as a massage therapist in a spa needs to have useful tools to do their job effectively. Clients receiving massage therapy want pampering with soft towels, soothing lotions and relaxing massage music. The first item needed by a massage therapist is a sturdy but comfortable massage table for a client to recline on during...

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

I Can't Hear You!

Personalized Treatment Plans It is important for a massage therapist practitioner to personalize the treatment plan used by each client. Having a clear definition of the goals of the massage before each session will help keep the expectations of the client easy to meet. Client expectations are easily met when there are concise and clear conversations...

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Posted on: November 11, 2014

5 Simple Ways To Wow Your Clients

One of the keys to staying in business for a long time is to impress your clients. Clients who are happy with a particular business are likely to continue using it. Below are five simple ways to wow your clients: Quickly Respond To Them We live in a microwave society where everyone wants everything instantly. That is why one of the things you can...

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Posted on: November 10, 2014

Be Interested, Not Just Interesting

When getting a massage, one should have a great experience. All-too-often, many therapists will not listen to their patients. As a result, people will often not enjoy their experience to the fullest. With that being said, here are three tips for a massage therapist who wants to be interested and a good listener. Ask questions before starting First...

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Posted on: November 7, 2014

Share Your Journey

Over the last decade, the field of massage therapy has grown substantially and is now included in many corporate wellness programs. The expansion not only reflects overall changes in attitude toward health care, but also indicates a shift in people’s acceptance that therapeutic massage treatments are a viable and realistic alternative to traditional...

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Posted on: November 5, 2014

Behave Yourself!

There was a time not too many years ago when the words 'massage parlor' were associated more with the shady side of life and illegal activities. Today, however, massage therapy has been proven to have many health benefits and is a widely accepted form of treatment. Becoming a certified massage therapist requires training and education, and, in most...

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

Preparing Your Client for The Holiday Season

As a massage therapist, you know the numerous health benefits of massage therapy. But do your clients know? Some clients may be visiting you to relieve pain or to rehabilitate after an injury. While they obviously know some of the health benefits of massage, they may not be aware of its stress-relieving capabilities. As an expert on the topic, this...

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Posted on: October 31, 2014

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

There are a number of men and women that are concerned about excess hair on the body. Certainly, there are numerous ways to remove the annoying hair temporarily. However, most seek a way to remove the hair on a long term basis. Otherwise, they end up repeatedly spending money every few weeks. This could get very expensive. Let's take a look at a few...

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Posted on: October 29, 2014

Not Just Trending - What is Your Client Eating

Although massage can help people maintain a healthy lifestyle, your clients also have to pay attention to what they are doing in between sessions. The way people eat has a profound effect on their health and well being. Embracing a healthy lifestyle entails many factors, which includes eating certain foods and avoiding others. Some people need to be...

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

Learn the Best Hours to Open Your Business

It's no secret that longer business hours mean higher costs. For many small business owners, deciding the best times to keep their doors open can make or break a business for the year. Better business hours lead to higher customer satisfaction and higher customer retention rates. While it may be difficult to figure out the best time to stay open in...

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Posted on: October 23, 2014

Couples Massage - Creating a Romantic Environment

As a massage therapist, it is your job to provide a relaxed and romantic environment for the couples who happen to come in for a massage. Massage therapy is something that can be incredibly relaxing and rejuvenating, so a lot of couples may use it to reconnect to one another and share this amazing experience. With couples massage therapy, you want to...

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Posted on: October 22, 2014

Putting Pressure on the Client - It's a Good Thing!

Massage - The Best Therapy for the Body The human body is like a machine. It's pushed and pulled and many different directions causing aches and pains. Massage is a method that relieves these physical discomforts and refreshes the spirit. Massage is the best therapy for overworked, exhausted bodies or to spend a little time restoring the spirit through...

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

Why You Ask for So Much Health Information

As a massage therapist who does regular massage on their clients, it's very important for you to make sure that your clients are being well-taken care of at all times. One way to accomplish this is to ensure that all health information is received from each client before you do massage therapy on them. The type of service you give to someone specific...

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Posted on: October 17, 2014

Key Benefits to Ensuring Client Satisfaction

If you are a massage therapist who specializes in massage therapy, you probably work with a number of clients on any given week. Making sure that all of your clients are fully satisfied with your services encourages them to return and make use of them once again. If your customers leave dissatisfied, you take the risk of them spreading word to their...

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Posted on: October 15, 2014

A Healthy Recipe for Colder Weather

As the weather turns colder, is important to pay attention to staying healthy. This means actions such as reducing stress, maintaining an exercise program and eating healthy. Reducing stress can often take the form of actions such as getting a message from a message therapist. Many people are delighted to discover that their insurance coverage provides...

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Posted on: October 13, 2014

Not Only a Therapist - You Are a Healer

Massage therapy is often thought of as simply a way to relax. Today, however, massage is used for far more than relaxation. The health benefits of using massage therapy to treat injuries are incredible. So much so that some companies have decided to provide health insurance coverage for the service. As a massage therapist, you may be asked to assist...

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Posted on: October 12, 2014

Achieving Success and Staying Motivated - 5 Top Tips

Staying motivated is not always easy. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to increase your motivation and improve your chances of success at any endeavor. Let’s look at the top five tips for being successful and maintaining focus and motivation. 1. Manage Stress Stress is one of the biggest obstacles to maintaining your motivation...

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Posted on: October 8, 2014

Skin Analysis and Health Benefits

A visit to a professional massage therapist or spa might seem like a luxury, but it is an ideal way to get attuned to your body. The fact is that massage is more like a therapeutic treatment that heals and nourishes. Therefore, it is not surprising that it is also an important part of skin care. Perfect for skin analysis and health benefits. Here is...

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Posted on: October 6, 2014

Hydrotherapy: Water, Water Everywhere!

Hydrotherapy is a form of medicine that uses water for healing purposes. This technique, often used in conjunction with massage therapy, can be used to treat a variety of illnesses and conditions, such as arthritis and other forms of chronic pain; depression, stress, anxiety, and headaches; joint, muscle, and nerve problems; and sleep disorders. Hydrotherapy...

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Posted on: October 3, 2014

Allied Modality- Is it Right for Your Client?

Have you had doubts about the type of treatment you should be giving your clients? Not sure what type of massage you should offer them? When not try the use of allied modalities. This type of massage therapy can be very effective depending on the needs of your client. There are several different types of allied modalities that a massage therapist could...

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Posted on: October 1, 2014

It's Never Too Early To Christmas Shop!

Say the phrase "Christmas in July" and everyone conjures up visions of shopping at brightly lit malls or other retail/outlet type stores for holiday gift giving--before the actual Christmas gift buying season begins. In recent years, an increasingly popular gift item perfect for giving and/or buying all year round is found usually at the actual business...

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Posted on: September 29, 2014

Massage Away Aches and Pains After Fall Cleanup Around the Yard and House

Getting your house and yard cleaned up in the fall feels good except for the sore muscles that come from heavy lifting. All that bending, lifting and raking can leave your muscles screaming. Even if you have power equipment, one wrong move can put your back out. Massage therapy relieves these short term strains that arise from fall yard work. You don't...

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Posted on: September 26, 2014

Are You Asking the Right Question? Developing a Checklist...

The field of Massage Therapy is similar to any profession in the health care industry wherein obtaining accurate patient information is critical. An initial questionnaire or checklist provides important data on the health status of potential clients including limitations, medications, and contraindications. A properly designed form documents relevant...

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Posted on: September 24, 2014

The 5 Top Safety Tips for your Home

A fall in the home can be devastating. It can cause a person to lose work, cause injuries that can have permanent effects and even cause death. Falls in the home are the second leading cause of unintentional death in the United States today. There are ways, however, to help ensure that you or your loved ones won't have an accident. Typical Places Falls...

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Posted on: September 22, 2014

A Sign of The Times: Skin Care For Your Clients

Most people don’t live the ideal life. No, people work too hard, drink too much and stay outside in the sun too long. However, if you don’t have a proper skin care routine, you will do even more damage. With this in mind, here are three reasons why full body skin care is important. Healthy Skin First and foremost, if you want to have nice...

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Posted on: September 17, 2014

Having a Pain-Free Life through Massage

Many of us live with chronic pain in our body. This is the case whether the source of the pain is from a physical injury or psychological trauma. Pain is a universal constant in life, and chronic pain is all the more worse. There are many ways to address chronic pain. There are a variety of exercises, both mental and physical, that help us alleviate...

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Posted on: September 15, 2014

Continuing Education for Massage Therapists

For those who love helping others both physically and mentally, a career as a massage therapist is a great choice. While it takes very specialized training to learn the craft, it also requires much continuing education to learn the latest techniques and provide a more satisfying experience for clients. Therapists who are always looking to improve their...

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Posted on: September 12, 2014

How Massage Therapy Can Help Soothe Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be caused by a multitude of factors, including nerve impingement, damage to tendons and ligaments, loss of cartilage and diseases such as arthritis. While not all of these conditions have a cure or surgical solution, many of them can be made far less-painful by soothing the muscles around the injury. Understanding how massage therapy...

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Posted on: September 10, 2014

Where It Hurts - An Orthopedic Assessment

When it comes to massage therapy, practitioners are being called upon to treat injury and pain conditions. In some cases, they act as the main provider. This gives more benefits to massages but a terrific amount of responsibility to massage practitioners. Giving orthopedic assessments becomes essential to give the best massages on the job. Oftentimes...

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Posted on: September 5, 2014

The Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

While there are several styles of massage therapy, deep tissue massage is commonly applied to aid in everything from relaxation to headaches, chronic pain to fibromyalgia, injuries to tennis elbows and anything in between, and is often misunderstood and overlooked. Deep tissue massage, when performed with proper technique, can increase blood flow, relieve...

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Posted on: September 3, 2014

Scents, Sense, and More Cents

People respond to information from their senses. We see in bright color, feel texture such as wool, hear emotional music and taste the sweetness of a peach. One of the most important of our senses is our sense of smell. The sense of smell is constantly providing us with new information. We can close our eyes and refuse to taste something but our sense...

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Posted on: September 1, 2014

As The Old Saying Goes: Move It Or Lose It!!

Implementing an exercise or movement plan into a your client's treatment can take healing to the next level. Many clients have underlying issues related to muscle weaknesses or mobilization. Integrating exercise or movement therapy along with massage therapy can greatly improve this. Physical fitness is important to all humans. And it is impossible...

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Posted on: August 29, 2014

Keeping Yourself Fit

Massage therapy is no joke. Spending hours a day with countless clients can be taxing on your hands and on your body. While it's important to take care of clients, it's equally important to take care of yourself. The better your personal health is the better off your clients will be after being treated by you.   Get Regular Massages Massages...

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Posted on: August 27, 2014

The Importance of Creating the Proper Environment for your clients

A massage is one of the most relaxing purchases you can make for you body. Everything about a massage should be calculated to deliver the most relaxation as possible. One aspect of this effort that is often overlooked is creating a proper environment for your client. Consider the items below to improve in this important area and understand why.   Lighting The...

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Posted on: August 25, 2014

The Dreaded Muscle Spasm: Alleviate With Massage

Muscle spasms can range from mild pain to intense pain. They can be caused by soft tissue injury, dehydration, overexertion, and other stress-related conditions. Muscles can only do two things: contract and relax. Muscles that stay contracted cause cramping. Muscle spasms that do not go away after a short time can lead to intense cramping. Luckily...

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Posted on: August 22, 2014

Athletic Clients? Learn How to Help their Strains and Sprains

Athletes are known for being at the greatest risk of injury. Even if they do not get any bones broken, they can still suffer from strained muscles that make it too painful to move. Fortunately, massage therapy is made to help people cope with strained muscles. After a few massages, athletes will be back at their game. If you are a massage therapist...

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Posted on: August 20, 2014

A Good Night's Sleep: Beneficial to Learning Massage

When it comes to studying massage therapy, sleep deprivation is a hindrance to learning. When you’re overtired, especially if a lack of sleep has been a regular occurrence, it affects your ability to retain new information. As a massage student, you need to be able to learn and remember how to use your knowledge when giving a massage so that you...

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Posted on: August 18, 2014

You Are Never Too Young to Take Care of your Skin

If you are like most people, you think you can take your time to worry about your skin care routine. This is a mistake. In fact, you are never too young to take care of your skin, and here are three reasons why this is the case. Sun First and foremost, if you work with a skin care specialist, you can avoid long-term sun damage. Think about it, over...

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Posted on: August 15, 2014

Building a Skin Care Practice from Scratch

After getting licensed as a cosmetologist, many individuals desire to start their own practice. This can be a rewarding experience that pays dividends for the remainder of a person's lifetime. Many people have successfully built skincare practices that have built their name as an industry leader and made them a substantial amount of money. For ambitious...

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Posted on: August 13, 2014

5 Thing to Know About Kinesio Taping

The Kinesio Taping Method is an innovative healing method that has many uses. This is a system developed by a man named Dr. Kenzo Kase, who was both a chiropractor and acupuncturist. Kinesio Tape is a special type of tape that facilitates healing. Unlike conventional tapes, it has an elasticity that blends with the human body. Dr. Kase developed it...

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Posted on: August 11, 2014

Self Employment vs. Day Spa

Graduating from massage school is only the first step in your career as a massage therapist. Now massage therapists must decide whether to work as a self-employed masseuse or as an employee at a spa. Similarities The main similarity between the two massage career options is that the fundamental work of providing a massage is exactly the same. Both...

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Posted on: August 8, 2014

Is a Massage Therapy Career Right for You?

Massage therapy is a great career choice for someone who is dedicated to helping others achieve wellness. If you are considering a massage career, examining some of the benefits and barriers can help you decide if this career path is right for you. One of the benefits of starting a career in massage therapy career is that it is a growing field of work...

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Posted on: August 6, 2014

How to Choose a Good Massage Therapist

Massage therapy is a great way to soothe all the aches and pains of a busy life. But how do you choose a masseuse? What qualities should you be looking for while scouring spas, salons and health clinics? Here are just a few tips for finding a good massage therapist.   1: Identify Your Needs Why are you looking for a massage therapist in the first...

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

Your First Skin Analysis: What to Expect

Almost everyone suffers from a minor skin problem at one time or other in their life; redness, dry skin, oily skin or blemishes are all common but treatable. More than that, they are all preventable. If you are having skin trouble, you may want to consider having a skin analysis done by a professional licensed esthetician. So What is Skin Analysis? A...

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Posted on: August 1, 2014

8 Ways to Avoid Getting Burnt Out as a Massage Therapist

When you applied to massage therapy school, you had stars in your eyes. You dreamed of a career that allowed flexibility while permitting you to provide a service for people. Unfortunately, burnout after massage school is high. Here are eight tips to help you avoid burn out in an industry that is ripe with it. 1. Get Your Own Massage Trade massages...

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Posted on: July 30, 2014

Plucking or Waxing? The Differences and Benefits

When you're considering spa treatments and trying to decide between facial hair removal options, plucking and waxing are two of the most popular choices. Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of plucking or waxing your eyebrows and upper lip hair.   Safety While tweezing is safe for most people, certain groups should not be waxed. For...

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Posted on: July 28, 2014

Keeping Your Nail Tools Clean

Whether you're a professional nail technician or you practice your own nail care at home, keeping the tools of the trade clean is critical to avoiding health issues like infection and fungus. Follow this advice to keep the nail tools you use clean. If you prefer to get a manicure at a salon, make sure that they are practicing these hygiene steps. For...

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Posted on: July 26, 2014

The Many Benefits of a Salt Glow

For many people, there's nothing more relaxing than a day at the spa. Getting a soothing massage as well as manicures and pedicures are just some of the many spa treatments available. Because many people want skin treatments as well to help them defy the odds and look younger, a number of options are available. One of the most popular is a salt glow...

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Posted on: July 23, 2014

Working and Studying: How to Balance Your Time Effectively

When working and studying, you are in for a lot of long and tiring days. However, this is not a huge problem if you are smart and know how to balance your time. Sadly, most people are not prepared for the task. With this in mind, here are three ways to balance your time effectively when you are working and studying. Get enough sleep Many will give...

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Posted on: July 21, 2014

Acne Extraction: Your Simple Guide

If you are suffering from acne, you may want to consider having an acne extraction done. This process should only be performed by a professional to prevent scarring and making the situation worse. Acne can be exacerbated by sweat, bad eating habits, stress, hormones, and more. What is an Acne Extraction? An acne extraction is a type of treatment that...

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Posted on: July 18, 2014

How a Phone Outage Can Affect Your Company

Whether you run a large and established business or a new start up, you will want a reliable phone provider. Otherwise, if you deal with an outage, you will suffer immensely. In fact, here are three ways a phone outage can affect your company. Angry clients First and foremost, if your customers call in and can’t get you on the line, they are...

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Posted on: July 17, 2014

Performing a Facial at Home: 5 Simple Steps

If you do not have the time to go into the spa, you can relax at home according to your schedule by performing an at-home facial. Facials are great for the skin and can help ward off acne and provide you with soft and luxurious skin. These 5 simple steps will help you perform a facial at-home and you will be on your way to soft and luxurious skin. Clean To...

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Posted on: July 16, 2014

At Home Manicure: The Best Tools to Have

If you have decided to take on a manicure at home, you are not alone. Many individuals perform manicures in their home and only visit the spa as a treat. It is always nice to watch your nail technician to ensure you are performing the right steps. There are some tools you should have on hand at home to make sure you properly take care of your nails...

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Posted on: July 14, 2014

Waxing: Home or Spa?

If you are looking for a way to remove your hair with lasting results, you should consider waxing. Waxing provides you with smooth skin that lasts for a few weeks. You do not need to keep up with waxing as much as you do with shaving. In addition to softer legs and body parts, your hair will become finer over time as the hair is waxed. One thing that...

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Posted on: July 11, 2014

Break into the Skin Care Industry with These 5 Tips

Once you graduate from your esthetician program, you are probably wondering how exactly you can break into the beauty industry and start getting your own clients. There are a number of choices you have when it comes to where you choose to work and what area of skincare you choose to specifically focus on. Below are 5 tips to consider when you begin...

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Posted on: July 9, 2014

Reaching Out and Getting New Clients

It is important for you, as a massage therapist, to acquire and bring in new clients all the time. Without clients, you will not have anyone to perform a massage on and let’s face it, you won’t be making any money. There are ways that you can acquire new clients without having to put much effort forward and other ways that require you to...

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Posted on: July 7, 2014

The Importance of Continuing Education

Once you graduate massage school, you probably think that the learning journey is over and you never have to look at a book again. A massage therapist will only advance their career if they are meeting the demands of their clients and constantly continuing their education. It is important for you as a massage therapist to maintain a seat in classes...

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Posted on: July 4, 2014

Continuing to Grow: The Importance of Networking for the Massage Therapist

Even though you have graduated from massage school and you are ready to move on, you should never give up on making connections and networking. It is important for all massage therapists to continue to network and build their relationships with other therapists and individuals in the field. Why Network? Networking can provide you with many opportunities...

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

What is Microdermabrasion?

If you are struggling with wrinkles, age spots, and more, you can turn to microdermabrasion to fight off the effects of aging. Microdermabrasion may often be shortened to microderm. The process is simple and easy for any esthetician and skin care specialist to perform. What is Microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is the process of exfoliating your...

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Posted on: June 30, 2014

Tips for Choosing the Right Massage School

When you have decided you want to pursue a career in the massage industry, you do not want your choice of massage school to stand in your way. You need to choose a school that meets your needs and expectations. Becoming a massage therapist is a big goal and a rewarding career. One of the most important things to remember is that your future in massage...

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Posted on: June 26, 2014

Explore Your Opportunities. Where Do Estheticians Work?

Once you have earned your esthetician license you are probably ready to start working somewhere. If you have not thought about it already, there are multiple facilities that need estheticians and you are not just limited to one industry. It is important for you to consider the many different places you can work once you graduate from esthetician school. Dermatology...

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Posted on: June 25, 2014

A Step-by-Step Guide to Deep Tissue Massages

Massages are a great way to relax the body and help calm nerves or heal injuries. The benefits of each massage will depend on how good the massage therapist is and if the specific area that is causing pain is targeted. A deep tissue massage is one type of massage that many individuals receive on a regular basis. This massage is designed to help alleviate...

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Posted on: June 20, 2014

Your Guide to Becoming a Skin Care Specialist

When you are searching for a career, it is important to know that you can find something that you are generally interested in and want to pursue. Many individuals are choosing to go to beauty school to get the training they need to become a trained skin care specialist. Many people seek out skin care specialists to help them with their everyday skin...

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Posted on: June 18, 2014

Top Skills of the Best Estheticians

Becoming an esthetician is a rewarding career and you can be very successful throughout your entire career. It is important to graduate from a good esthetician school so that you can be prepared and develop the necessary skills required to be a good esthetician. Many people choose this career because they care about others and want to make a difference...

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Posted on: June 16, 2014

How is a Sports Massage Different?

A sports massage is a different type of massage that can be performed. This type of massage varies from a traditional Swedish massage and it targets different areas of the body. Typically, a sports massage involves forms of trigger point therapy. This therapy helps to reduce and break down any adhesions that are present in your muscles. These adhesions...

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Posted on: June 13, 2014

Tired of Aging Skin? Opt-in for a Chemical Peel

If you are tired of aging and feeling self-conscious because you look old, consider a chemical peel. Everyone begins to age at some point but you can significantly slow down the process and choose to look younger through different skin care routines. A chemical peel is one type of treatment that you may not know much about but it does offer many benefits...

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Posted on: June 11, 2014

How to Decorate Your Massage Facility

People who are looking for a way to relax and unwind after a long day tend to seek massages. Many people who come into your facility want to relax and relieve the pain they feel. If your office space is not set up and designed for a calming experience, your clients may not actually get the experience they are looking for. Massage therapy businesses...

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Posted on: June 9, 2014

Be Your Own Boss. Start a Mobile Massage Business

Now that you have graduated from massage school you are looking for a way to break into the massage industry and really make a name for yourself and secure clients. Mobile massage is an area in the massage industry that is attracting a lot of attention and many individuals are starting their own business. If you want to be your own business owner, then...

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Posted on: June 6, 2014

Preparing a New Client for Their Massage: Introductory Massage Session

Massage is a great way to relieve stress and relax the body. Many people seek out massage because it provides them with a relaxing experience and relieves them of their pain. It is important for you, as a massage therapist to let your first time clients know what to expect. Someone who has never had a massage before may be nervous and many not really...

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Posted on: June 4, 2014

How Hands-On Training Improves Your Skills and Prepares You for the Real World

After you have finished massage school you will be out on your own to discover the massage industry and learn about your new clients. It is important to grasp the hands-on training that you have when you are in massage school to make the most of your career. It is important for any skin care professional or massage therapist to practice as much as they...

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Posted on: June 4, 2014

Getting Rid of Acne through an Esthetician

If you have acne as an adult, you are probably embarrassed by it and it probably weighs on your self-confidence. You are not alone in your battle and many adults suffer from acne issues. When you were a teenager, you probably tried every single remedy, piece of advice, and lotion you could to get rid of the acne and prevent scars. It is important to...

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Posted on: June 2, 2014

Massage Therapist Career: Advantages and Disadvantages

If you are considering becoming a massage therapist, you will want to make sure that you learn everything there is to know about the position so that you can make an informed decision. Many people choose a career in the massage industry because it is rewarding and it allows them to work with people. This hands-on career is challenging. There are many...

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Posted on: May 28, 2014

Dealing with Unhappy Clients

A massage therapist should always maintain customer service. Without it, you will lose your clients, and let us face it, that is the livelihood of your company. Clients can become unhappy at any point in time and you may never even know when they are about to get upset. There are many ways to handle unhappy clients effectively without forcing them out...

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Posted on: May 26, 2014

Clinical Esthetician: Skin Care Specialization

A clinical esthetician is a great career choice. Helping people in the beauty and skin industry is a rewarding career that many people enjoy doing. A skin care specialist has many different roles in the field and one of their main focuses is on the face. Helping to improve and enhance a client’s appearance is heavily focused on and all of the...

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Posted on: May 23, 2014

How To Choose A Massage Therapy School?

If you have decided you want to become a massage therapist that is exciting news. Massage therapy is an excellent career choice that is rewarding and fulfilling. Once you have decided on your plans, it is time to find a massage therapy school that fits in with those plans. You may be overwhelmed with a bunch of information when you begin searching for...

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Posted on: May 22, 2014

Introduction to Hot Stone Massage Therapy

Many men and women seek to have a massage performed for many different reasons. Everyone knows that a massage equals relaxation and relief from any aches or pains that you are feeling. A hot stone massage is a different type of massage that allows clients to relax and fall deep into a state of relaxation. A hot stone massage is not your traditional...

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Posted on: May 17, 2014

Growth in Esthetician Jobs and Lucrative Salary Potential

Now is the time to start thinking about your career choices and becoming an esthetician is a great career. Now more than ever, students are choosing this line of work so they can provide help to others and also follow their dreams. Working as a skin care specialist has many rewards and one of the biggest ones is for yourself. You will feel accomplished...

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Posted on: May 16, 2014

Top 5 Reasons People Seek Massage Therapy

Many people love massages because they feel amazing and they also help loosen the body, provide relaxation, and relieve the body from pain and stress. Many people seek out a massage on a regular basis and others may only go when they feel it is time to visit a massage therapist. Massages are beneficial in many ways and your reasoning for visiting a...

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Posted on: May 15, 2014

Massage Therapy Ethics and Etiquette

Becoming a massage therapist is one of the hottest careers on the market right now and it is important to make sure that you are always keeping firm with your ethics and up to date on your etiquette. There are many instances in the massage industry where it is important to maintain your ethics because if you do not, it can become potentially harmful...

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Posted on: May 12, 2014

Skin Care Creams: How to Layer Your Creams

Skin care specialists are able to help you maintain the health of your skin and will overall help your skin feel better. These specialists know how to layer creams on your face to achieve the best results possible. You are probably wondering exactly how they do it and how you can recreate what they do at home. Many people use different creams including...

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Posted on: May 9, 2014

Massage Therapy Supplies You Need

The massage industry is a highly competitive industry and many people want to pursue their dream and help others through massage. This career choice is a good one, but before you begin you must make sure that you have all of your massage therapy supplies. It may slip your mind when it comes time to begin gathering everything you need. You need more...

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Posted on: May 7, 2014

Massage Business: Tips for Starting Your Own

The massage business is a great field to get into and many individuals are turning to it because it offers a lot of versatility. Once you graduate from massage school, you will be wondering exactly where you can go from there and what you can do. Many graduates find themselves leaning towards opening their own business. Opening your own massage business...

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Posted on: May 5, 2014

Choosing the Right Music

As a massage therapist, it is your duty to give your clients a relaxing massage and provide them with the level of relaxation and relief they want. Many massages are accompanied by music, but how do you pick the right type? It can be difficult trying to decide what types of music you want to play during a massage. There are definitely types of music...

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Posted on: May 2, 2014

5 Useful Tools for Massage Therapists

If you are ready to start your massage therapy career, you need to get a few different tools to help you in the trade. There are many tools that could be considered useful and helpful but there are five main ones that every massage therapist needs to have no matter what. Some of these tools may seem a bit obvious to you at first, but believe it or not...

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Posted on: May 1, 2014

The Best Ways to Utilize Your Massage Training

You are probably wondering where exactly you will be working after massage school. Many students have this question and they are curious where a massage therapist works. Knowing about the different places where you may work will help you decide which focus is right for you and you will also know what to expect and how to prepare for your career.  ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2014

The Best Ways to Utilize Your Massage Training

You are probably wondering where exactly you will be working after massage school. Many students have this question and they are curious where a massage therapist works. Knowing about the different places where you may work will help you decide which focus is right for you and you will also know what to expect and how to prepare for your career.  ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2014

If You Don't Start Your New Career Now, You'll Hate Yourself Later

If you are considering becoming a skin care specialist, then what are you waiting for? It is not uncommon to hear people talking about their future career or what they want to eventually end up doing but they are not working towards it. If you are worried about financial aid, books, classes, working, or more, there is no reason to stall going to school...

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Posted on: April 26, 2014

How a Massage Career Will Change Your Life

Becoming a massage therapist will change your life for the better. While you are at massage school, you will learn many different tricks of the trade. The school and curriculum are focused on teaching you everything you need to know to be successful in the field. It is important to choose a career that you will love and choosing to work in the massage...

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Posted on: April 23, 2014

Why Poor Customer Service is Killing Your Business

As a skin care specialist, you must have good customer service skills and without them, you will lose clients quicker than you gain them. It is important to practice your people skills when it comes to your job and your position in that job. Poor customer service is one thing that will definitely turn a customer away. Your job as an esthetician is to...

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Posted on: April 21, 2014

Get Rid of Shyness Once and For All

As a massage therapist, it is your job to talk to your clients and help them when they are experiencing pain and other problems. If you are shy on the job, this can hinder your ability to perform the way you need to. When you think of a skin care specialist, you do not think of someone who is introverted or will shy away from conversations. You actually...

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Posted on: April 19, 2014

5 Reasons Why You Should Pursue a Career in Skin Care

There are many different careers that appeal to people and if you are considering becoming a skin care specialist, there are some reasons why this is a great opportunity for you. The skin care industry is the perfect place to be and once you finish your beauty school, you will have endless opportunities waiting for you. Helping People One of the best...

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Posted on: April 16, 2014

The Insider’s Guide to a Massage Career

After you have graduated from massage school, you are probably racking your brain thinking about how to finally kick start your career and get set in motion. To do that, you will need to be fully prepared as a massage therapist and also have some equipment and tools. If you are going to be working for a spa or other company, the materials will more...

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Posted on: April 14, 2014

The One Skill that Makes an Excellent Esthetician

Being an esthetician means you are taking care of your clients and providing them with the skin care they need. As a skin care specialist, you will work with hundreds of different clients and recommend many different facial treatments and makeup. This career choice is a great one and if you have a love for helping people, you will go far. Many estheticians...

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Posted on: April 12, 2014

The Secrets of a Successful Skincare Specialist

Getting into the skin care industry is hard enough. Not to mention you already went to school to become a skin care specialist on top of that. Do not risk your future career as an esthetician because you did not have the right set of job skills. Knowing the skills you need will help you make great strides within your career. Secret #1: Time Management Successful...

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Posted on: April 11, 2014

How Massage Schools Can Get You Your Heart's Desire

A massage therapist is someone who provides massage to people to help manipulate their muscles and provide them with comfort and relief from aching joints, muscles, and stiff tendons. Many people in the massage industry love their job and are extremely happy they completed massage school. One of the many reasons this job choice is well-loved is because...

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Posted on: April 7, 2014

5 Most Underrated Skills That'll Make You a Rockstar in the Skin Care Treatment Industry

Many estheticians think that the need for the job they perform will drive customers to them and nothing else is required. Although the need for skin care will drive customers to the facility, skin care specialists must use their skills to keep the client. Once a client comes into your facility, the goal is to keep them there and secure them as a repeat...

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Posted on: April 5, 2014

10 Quick Tips About Hot Stone Massage

A massage is a way to relax your body, muscles, and joints from the stress and pain they feel every day. When your body becomes too stressed, you will begin to feel exhausted, tired, tense, and aches and pains will happen. Injuries also happen quickly and more easily when you are stressed. A hot stone massage is one way to relax your body and feel good...

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Posted on: April 3, 2014

How to Master Paraffin Treatment in 6 Simple Steps

People who suffer from dry, cracked hands will be glad to know that a paraffin treatment will suit them perfectly. A paraffin manicure is perfect for anyone who wants soft hands that are silky smooth and free from rough patches. The treatment is simple, easy, and can be performed right at your local spa facility by a technician. The steps involved in...

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Posted on: March 31, 2014

5 Bad Habits That People in the Skin Care Industry Need to Quit

When you work in a business that handles people on a daily basis, you need to make sure that you are meeting their expectation at minimum. It is best to exceed your client’s expectations and provide them with a “wow” factor so that they recommend you and they keep coming back. It is not uncommon to hear about someone losing a client...

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Posted on: March 28, 2014

A Step-by-Step Guide to Swedish Relaxation Massage

[caption id="attachment_1980" align="alignleft" width="275"] Swedish Relaxation Massage[/caption] Massages are used as a way to relax and heal the body. Many people who are experiencing pain from everyday stress seek out a massage therapist to help them. When it comes to massage therapy, one of the best types of massages to get is a Swedish massage...

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Posted on: March 26, 2014

What's the Current Job Market for Massage Professionals Like?

Finishing up school and becoming a massage therapist is a great way to earn your living and also enjoy what you do. Many massage therapists throughout the field are very successful in their careers. One of the best things about this career choice is that you are not limited to only one area and can train and also continue your education to expand your...

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Posted on: March 25, 2014

5 Tools Everyone in the Skin Care Industry Should Be Using

An esthetician is someone who is responsible for treating your skin and also cosmetic rejuvenation. Once you graduate from school, you will be ready to start your career as a skin care specialist. Before you can begin your career, there are some tools that you need to be able to serve your customers best. Without these tools, you will not be able to...

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Posted on: March 21, 2014

The Top Reasons People Succeed in the Massage Industry

Once you become a massage therapist, your ultimate goal is to succeed in the business and ' make it'. There are ways to be more successful and these ways will help you keep clients and also become an expert in your field. It is important to remember that no matter what your career, to be successful you must put in a lot of hard work. A successful career...

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Posted on: March 20, 2014

How to Get Hired in the Skin Care Industry

Once you have gone to school to be a skin care specialist, you are probably finally ready to get your foot in the door and get your career on track. It can be difficult knowing where to start, especially if you do not have any prior experience. This article will go over the different ways you can locate a job, get an interview with a company, and also...

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Posted on: March 17, 2014

Resources That'll Make You Better as a Massage Therapist

Being in the massage industry means that you are dedicated to helping people feel better and helping to relieve them of the pains they feel in their body. This is a big responsibility and it is important that you are constantly knowledgeable in the field. There are different ways that you can boost your massage therapy career whether you are working...

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Posted on: March 14, 2014

What NOT to Do in the Massage Industry

A massage therapy career is a very rewarding career and you will be responsible for helping people battle their sore muscles and body. Many people will turn to you for help when they have injured themselves or are experiencing tight muscles due to anxiety or stress. As a massage therapist, it is your job to help them out by providing them with a relaxing...

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Posted on: March 12, 2014

Best Face Forward: How to Keep Your Clients Coming Back

One of the most important aspects of having a business is gaining clientele and then keeping them. This can be one of the most difficult things to do if you are not sure how to go about doing it or you are inexperienced. Many businesses have worked hard at making sure they retain their current customers while still gaining new ones. As a basic facial...

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Posted on: March 10, 2014

Mobile Massage: Dos and Don'ts for a Thriving Career

One of the hottest new growing careers is in the mobile massage industry. This is a fast growing career because many people like and also need to have massages performed and the convenience of a traveling therapist makes it very lucrative. There are always precautions you will want to take when you are offering your services as a mobile massage therapist...

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Posted on: March 7, 2014

One Pore at a Time: Changing Lives through Skin Care

Skin care specialists have a special job and this job entails helping other people feel confident about themselves. Many women are self-conscious due to different discrepancies such as uneven skin tone, acne, and unwanted hair. Skin care specialists can help each and every woman get back to feeling confident about themselves. When you feel confident...

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Posted on: March 5, 2014

Get Relief from Your Stress

If you are feeling stressed out and need some relief, a massage is the perfect solution for you.  A massage will help to relax your body and relieve you of the tension that you are feeling. You can be under stress for a number of different reasons including an upcoming move, driving to a new area, and also an abundance of work. Stress is a normal...

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Posted on: March 4, 2014

Is a Career in Skin Care Right For You?

Choosing to become a skin care specialist is a rewarding and filling job. Many who choose to go into this career have chosen to help people out by giving them advice about their skin. There are some advantages and disadvantages to choosing a career in this field; however, if it is something that you want to do, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Advantages...

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Posted on: March 3, 2014

Skin Care School: Is It Right for You?

Learning about skin care from a skin care school may lead you to an exciting career as an esthetician. Courses on skin care are very essential as they enable people to take care of their skin and those of others. Individuals who acquire these skills are able to learn how to treat other people’s skin make their own skin healthy and beautiful. The...

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Posted on: February 28, 2014

Skin Care Specialist: Important Skills

1. Business skills As a skin care specialist, you can the option of running your own business. However it is important to  have an understanding of general business principles. For example you should be skilled in handling administrative tasks, accounting as well as personnel management. This will go a long way in enabling you to manage a salon...

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Posted on: February 26, 2014

Becoming a Skin Care Specialist

Skin care specialists are the people responsible for providing treatments to the body and face with the aim of enhancing the appearance of a person's skin. These treatments include facials, neck and head massage, scrubs, masks and full body treatments. A good number of clients usually have chronic problems with the skin which they hope a skin specialist...

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Posted on: February 24, 2014

I Have Graduated, What's Next For Me?

Congratulations on your graduation and welcome to the world of massage and skin care. Your journey of success began the very first day or hour you choose to follow a career path that allows you to help people maintain and improve  their skin and overall well being. The modern society is increasingly becoming reliant on the quickest fix and as a...

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Posted on: February 21, 2014

Why Going to a Skin Care School Can Lead to an Exciting Vocation

Learning about skin care from a skin care school leads to an exciting career as an esthetician. Courses on skin care are very essential as they enable people to take care of their skin and those of others. Individuals who acquire these skills are able to learn how to treat other people’s skin make their own skin healthy and beautiful. The skill...

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Posted on: February 19, 2014

Becoming a successful skin care professional

If you are reading this, it is either because you plan to become a skin care specialist, you have started already or you have already graduated. Let's face it; this job is a little more demanding compared to what happens in other fields. On the other hand, it is important for you to know that numerous people have been successful in this industry and...

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Posted on: February 17, 2014

Are You in Search of a Rewarding Career?

Are you in search of a rewarding career but don't know where to start? While there are a wide variety of careers to choose from, one should go for a career that suits their personality. Two of the most popular career paths are a career in massage or skin care. So, how do you know that you can be successful in this career? Do you love helping people...

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Posted on: February 14, 2014

Why Going to a Skin Care School Can Lead to an Exciting Vocation

Learning about skin care from a skin care school may lead you to an exciting career as a dermatologist or esthetician. Courses on skin care are very essential as they enable people to take care of their skin and those of others. Individuals who acquire these skills are able to learn how to treat other people’s skin as well as make their own skin...

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Posted on: February 12, 2014

What you need to know about Becoming a Massage or Skin Care Therapist

Before you start a career in massage therapy or skin care there are a number of things you should know. Massage Therapists Massage therapists utilize skills in the field of health care to offer a variety of services for clients. There are a lot of options when it comes to career choices. There are a number of positions that therapists can work including...

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Posted on: February 10, 2014

Massage & Skin Care School: Important Features to Consider and Managing Studies While Working

When seeking a career as a massage therapist, a lot of people do not think they have got ample time to go to classes. Nonetheless, that philosophy is not right: one can work and attend classes at the same time. Actually, there are several reasons why an individual should not dread working and attending massage school simultaneously. First, you need...

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Posted on: February 5, 2014

Massage Therapy: Training and Careers

When people seek new career opportunities, they oftentimes do not know where to turn. Fortunately, massage therapy is one skill that is in very high demand. In a session, a client can feel great as he or she lies down for several hours. Nonetheless, a number of individuals do not want to join this field as they are reluctant to learn the skill. The...

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Posted on: February 3, 2014

Everything You Need to Know About Skin Care Specialist

For starters, if you still do not know, skin care specialists are also known as Estheticians. They are known for providing personal face and body skin care treatments to people who want to improve or even enhance their overall skin appearance. They usually specialize usually focus on the facial and body skin through the provision of a variety of treatments...

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Posted on: January 31, 2014

Starting a Massage Therapy Career: Useful Tips

Massage therapy is becoming more and more popular as a career. This is because of its effectiveness in the treatment of injury and stress. In preparing for a massage therapy career, an individual can follow two disparate routes. In general, the associate degree program takes two years to complete. Learners may enroll in college courses including physiology...

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Posted on: January 29, 2014

Where Will a Career in Massage Therapy or Skin Care Take You?

There are numerous career opportunities out there for massage therapy and skin care. Career Opportunities for Massage Therapy A massage therapist has many places he or she can work besides a spa where massages are carried out regularly. Even though a spa is a good option, a massage therapist can hold other positions. There are other places you are...

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Posted on: January 28, 2014

Creating the Perfect Spa Environment

When opening a massage therapy business a company needs not only great massage techniques but also the ability to create a welcoming environment for their guests. The ideal environment varies from guest to guest and should be based on the expectations of the targeted clients. However, there are some things that all spa centers should consider. Scent...

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Posted on: January 24, 2014

Massage School Survival Strategies

School and education is the main ingredient in success. To be the best you have to learn and be properly trained. People neglect training because they lack the desire of a challenge. Challenges and hurdles allow us to build strength that we need as we enter the world of growth and success. Training for a profession in subjects such as massage therapy...

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Posted on: January 22, 2014

Male vs. Female Massage Therapists

Does the gender of a massage therapist matter to you? The verdict is still out on this but for the most part men prefer female massage therapists but women don't seem to have a preference. Another reason gender of a massage therapist may matter is the size and strength of the therapist. Men, usually the bigger and stronger of the two genders, have more...

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Posted on: January 20, 2014

Take Care of Your Hands: Tips for Massage Therapists

When working as a massage therapist, a person can put their hands through a lot of work. Of course, this is part of the job and hard to avoid. However, it is wise for a massage therapist to understand what he or she can do to ease the pain and avoid long-term problems. With this in mind, here are three ways a massage therapist can take care of his or...

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Posted on: January 17, 2014

The Work of a Massage Therapist

A spa is one of the most common workplaces of a massage therapist. Depending upon the popularity of a spa, a massage therapist may see a dozen or more customers a day. Consider some of the basic responsibilities of a massage therapist who works in a spa. Talking with a Client Before a massage begins, a massage therapist has a short conversation with...

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Posted on: January 15, 2014

Qualities of a Good Massage Therapist

A successful massage therapist must wear many hats. Although some of the traits below seem to have no connection with massage therapy in the least, they are necessary for a lucrative business. A great massage therapist masters a variety of skills ranging from basic business management abilities to manual dexterity. Business Management Skills A great...

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Posted on: January 14, 2014

Working as a Prenatal Massage Therapist

Although there are a variety of interesting and rewarding careers that an individual could choose to pursue, opting to become a prenatal massage therapist can be particularly advantageous. This is the case for several reasons, including the fact that prenatal massage therapists play an important and profound role in facilitating the comfort of expectant...

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Posted on: January 10, 2014

What It's Like To Work as a Sports Massage Therapist

When looking for an exciting career, some opt to become a massage therapist as it is a rewarding and fun job for people with the energy. While this is true, others want a specialization to work within the industry. With this in mind, many opt to become a sports massage therapist. Here is a quick guide on what it is like to work as one. Busy: Now, not...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

Important Features of a Massage & Skin Care School

In a tepid economy, few jobs enjoy more security than massage and skin care specialists. In addition to a great job outlook, these professionals also enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules and a relaxed work environment. People looking to enter this fast growing field will first need to attend massage school or skin care school. Here is what you...

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Posted on: January 6, 2014

Four Things To Do Before Applying To An Esthetician School

Going to esthetician school is a rewarding experience that can help you get started in your career. However, before applying to a school, you should first complete these four things. They can help you find the right esthetician training program for your career goals. Research the Career Before choosing to become an esthetician, it is important to...

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Posted on: January 3, 2014

Can I Enroll in a Massage School While I am Still Working?

While looking at a career as a massage therapist, many do not think they have the time to attend classes. However, this is a mistake as one can, simultaneously, attend classes and work or do other things. In fact, here are four reasons why one should not fear going to massage school while working. Set your time of day: When going to massage school...

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Posted on: January 1, 2014

Massage Therapists in a Hospice

Patients who enter a hospice facility are normally at the end of their life. They can have any illness that debilitates their movements and organs. This can make it difficult to get out of bed to get the exercise needed to keep the muscles from getting stiff. As a massage therapist, you can give the comfort the patients need while they are in bed. The...

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Posted on: December 30, 2013

Skills of an Outstanding Esthetician

Some jobs require a person to have intense concentration or other skills. While every job is different in some way, most people can find something they enjoy. In fact, many people are opting to go to school to become an esthetician. With this in mind, here are three skills of an outstanding esthetician. Friendly When visiting a qualified esthetician...

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Posted on: December 25, 2013

How to Find an Esthetics Program that is Right For Your Career Goals

The key to a successful career as an esthetician starts with selecting a quality esthetics program that is not only reputable, but is also in tune with your future career goals. Learn how to find the perfect program for your needs and interests, and jumpstart your career today! Outline Your Goals First and foremost, you should spend some time outlining...

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Posted on: December 25, 2013

How Long Does It Take To Become A Massage Therapist?

When looking for a new career opportunity, many do not know where to turn. Fortunately, one such skill that is in huge demand is massage therapy. With a session, a customer can lay down and feel great for a couple of hours. However, some people do not want to get into this field as they do not want to take the time to learn the skill. In fact, it does...

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Posted on: December 23, 2013

What are the Characteristics of a Great Esthetician

Everyone knows that a visit to an esthetician results in glowing skin, but most people looking to get into the profession aren't sure about what traits help a person excel in the field. A good esthetician needs to provide quality skin care in a passionate and caring manner. What are some characteristics of a great esthetician? Passion A great esthetician...

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Posted on: December 20, 2013

Working as a Sports Massage Therapist

Job Requirements A sports massage therapist is certified and licensed state-by-state. Professional associations and periodic massage therapist meetings helps sports massage therapists navigate legal requirements, gain employment and advance their careers in the field. In order to qualify as a sport massage therapist, individuals are required to have...

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Posted on: December 18, 2013

Three Strategies To Get You Through Massage School

Motivation is the key to getting through massage school with the least amount of stress possible. No matter what type of school environment or program, these tips can help you make it through from beginning to end so that you can reach your ultimate goals of graduation and career success. Focus on your goals Don't focus too much energy on how difficult...

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Posted on: December 16, 2013

Essential Supplies You Will Need to Start a Massage Therapy Business

If you are considering starting a massage therapy business, you may be wondering what exactly you will need. While massage tables and sheets for draping are obvious, there are plenty of other supplies you will want to keep on hand. Antibacterial/Antimicrobial Cleanser You will want to wipe down the massage table, counters, door handles and all other...

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Posted on: December 13, 2013

Importance of a Skin Care Specialist

How many new products does a person have to try before they find one that works for them? This question has many answers and those answers depend on the person trying the new skin care product. For most people, it takes multiple attempts at trying new products before a sufficient product is found. Even after the new product has been accepted, how can...

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Posted on: December 11, 2013

Different Types of Massages and Their Indications

You might be aware that there are different types of massages that you can get from your masseuse. However, did you know that each massage type might only be effective for specific types of needs? Here is what you need to know about massage types and where each of them is ideally used. Furthermore, knowing which types are best for a particular need...

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Posted on: December 9, 2013

Becoming a Massage Therapist: What you need to know

Massage therapists use knowledge in the healthcare field to provide a multitude of services for clients, and the choice of careers span a broad horizon. Some of the positions therapists work include self-employed businesses, physical therapy, rehabilitation, health clubs, spas, hotels, sports teams, and dance groups. While many work from direct locations...

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Posted on: December 6, 2013

Tips for the Shy Esthetician

It is the nature of working as an esthetician that you must be sociable and empathetic. In addition, working as an esthetician requires that you spend time with people who may be nude or very bare. Unfortunately, not all of us are built with natural charisma and sociability, especially in situations that may feel uncomfortable. On the bright side, there...

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Posted on: December 4, 2013

Your Massage Therapy Career: where will it take you?

As a massage therapist, you might think that the only place you can work is a spa where massages are performed on a regular basis. Although this is an option, there are other positions that you can hold as a massage therapist. One place where you can work and have benefits as well as a peace of mind knowing that you are helping someone medically is...

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Posted on: December 2, 2013

Demand for Estheticians Grows

Estheticians are highly trained professionals in the arts practiced at spa facilities. Their skills may include a variety of massage techniques, manicure and pedicure skills, hair removal approaches, and facial application. In order to bolster these skills, it’s vital that they be well versed in subjects of skin heath, nerve and muscle function, and...

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Posted on: November 29, 2013

Massage Therapy: Making a Difference

When feeling stressed and stressed out, many call their friend. Others resort to alcohol or food to feel better about life. However, when looking to enjoy the day and feel good again, many head to a massage therapist. Here are three reasons why massage therapy makes a difference. Relax: Most people are extremely busy with work, school or family obligations...

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Posted on: November 27, 2013

Wonderful Benefits of Massage

If you enjoy working with people and helping them with a variety of problems but have no wish to spend long years in medical school, then becoming a massage therapist may be the perfect career for you. Not only is there potential for being your own boss and making your own hours with this type of career, but you will be helping people to live better...

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Posted on: November 25, 2013

Tips For Starting A Massage Therapy Career

A massage therapy career is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Most of the world thinks that getting a professional massage is something frivolous that they can have done when they want to pamper themselves and want to relax. The reality is that most of the patients the therapist is going to see are actually getting a massage...

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Posted on: November 20, 2013

There is Much More to Massage Therapy Then Meets the Eye

Massage therapy for the therapist is not just about making money - though the money that can be made from this profession can be a very lucrative living indeed, for the therapist it must be more of a love for human beings, their wellness, an understanding of how the body works on all levels and a knowledge of natural and alternative remedies. You will...

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Posted on: November 18, 2013

Eye Treatment Tips for Skin Care Specialists

Treating the skin around the eyes requires different approaches than the rest of the face. They skin around the eyes is the most delicate. Use a very gentle touch in that area, choose products that deliver the most benefits in one and focus on massage to brighten the skin. Tip #1: Be Extra Gentle The skin around the eyes is the thinnest on the body...

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Posted on: November 15, 2013

Why Choose a Career in Massage

When looking for a new career, many do not want to sit in an office at their desk all day. Fortunately, there are options for a person who wants to enjoy their work. One of the best career choices a young person can make is to become a massage therapist. Here are four reasons why this is true. Work anywhere: Many jobs require that a person live in...

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Posted on: November 13, 2013

Choosing the Perfect Music for Your Massage Client

Massage therapy isn't only about the physical touch of the therapist, but the entire office and treatment area contribute to the experience as well. If a client is tense within the therapist's office, the therapy will fail to work or move at a very slow pace. The perfect massage music is a key tool to use in the treatment room to keep your client's...

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

Skin Care Business - Ways to Promote Your Business

Opening a skin care business provides the opportunity to yield a substantial profit. Due to the fact that skin care products are designed to enhance a person’s appearance, many people are willing to pay good money to keep their skin in tip-top condition. In order to attract customers, an effective marketing strategy must first be developed. Here are...

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Posted on: November 8, 2013

Top 7 Must Have Massage Equipment for Massage Therapist

A massage therapist can have a rewarding and enjoyable career provided he or she has the knowledge, drive and all the right tools. With that being said, here are seven pieces of massage equipment a new therapist needs. 1) With a massage table and chair, a therapist can work with patients and start to meet their wants and needs. Without this piece of...

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Posted on: November 6, 2013

Tips for Starting a Massage Therapy Career

Starting a massage therapy career is not as simple as attending classes and being handed a job. While these may be the basic steps, there are actually a few things you should know about a job in massage therapy before beginning. These tips will get you through the hurdles that may accompany the first years of work. One of the first things you should...

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Posted on: November 4, 2013

Treatments Provided by Estheticians

If you enjoy working with people and would like to help them with their skin care issues, you might be interested in becoming an esthetician. Otherwise known as a skin care specialist, an esthetician can handle something very simple such as providing a facial treatment and more difficult problems such as addressing acne problems. Read further to learn...

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Posted on: November 1, 2013

Best Ways to Become a Massage Therapist

Excellent Career Options A massage therapist is an important part of an aesthetician team in a spa location or beauty salon. Professionals trained in this therapeutic career can also work at exercise studios or health care settings. Many massage therapists begin their own businesses with private clients who want soothing treatments in their homes or...

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Posted on: October 30, 2013

Degrees In Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is growing in its popularity as a career, because it has proved effective in the treatment of stress and injury. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates massage therapy will grow by 19% between 2008- 2019. Preparation for a career in massage therapy can follow two different routes. The associate degree program generally requires...

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Posted on: October 28, 2013

How Can Massage Therapy Students Help Themselves? Learn Self Care 101

Bearing this factor in mind, large businesses, health care spas and even massage faculties are putting in ergonomic workstations to permit the students as well as their experienced workforce to be able to work perfectly. Here are a few suggestions for Therapeutic massage practitioners to hinder work place injuries. 1) Allowing Relaxation to your...

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Posted on: October 25, 2013

Benefits of a Chair Massage

Chair massage is a short massage, anywhere from five to 30 minutes, done through the clothing. It typically focuses on key tension areas in the back, neck, shoulders and arms. A professional practitioner performs it in a specially designed ergonomic massage chair. They were originally referred to by its creator, David Palmer, as "on-site massage...

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Posted on: October 23, 2013

Major Advantages Of A Massage Therapy Career

"What is the best way to bring home the most bacon in the shortest time with the least effort?" This question represents a concise reflection of the most common approach to career selection. Realistic potential to provide a sufficient livelihood to sustain an accustomed or desired living standard is indeed too important to ignore. Nevertheless, one...

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Posted on: October 21, 2013

A Transition Map from Study to Practice of Massage Therapy

After the hard work and sustained effort of training and obtaining licensure, newly minted massage therapists naturally want an effortless transition into professional territories. Like all life endeavors, success depends largely on advance preparation. Below are a few basic tips to chart a smooth course of sailing from academic to occupational waters. Proceed...

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Posted on: October 17, 2013

Guide to Getting A Great Massage Therapy Job Before Graduation

“The early bird catches the worm.” As a universal truth, the above-quoted truism holds equal truth for massage therapy as it does to all other endeavors. Prevailing conditions of cutthroat competition and economic turbulence in today's job market make gaining a competitive edge by getting a good head start crucial to any quest for career success. Despite...

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Posted on: October 16, 2013

Massage Therapy Is Much More Than Skin-Deep

Bones are the last thing on most aspiring massage therapists’ minds as they anxiously await training classes commencement. Indeed, why would osseous matter or cartilage be matters of concern to future skin kneaders and muscle movers and shakers? Believe it or not, the answer is “a whole lot.” Would-be massage therapists are well advised to heed...

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Posted on: October 14, 2013

Massage Therapy - Continuing Education Will Take You to the Next Level

Are you currently in an entry level massage therapy job and want to take your career to the next level? Or are you an experienced licensed massage therapist wanting to break into the burgeoning health care industry and practice in a medical setting such as a hospital, nursing home or sports medicine facility? Or do you have a love of animals and want...

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Posted on: October 11, 2013

A Skin Care School Can Lead to an Exciting Career As an Esthetician Or Dermatologist

Lots of people know what they want to do when they grow up, and lots of people don't think about becoming an esthetician when they grow up. Learning about skin care and how to take care of your skin is a valuable skill. You can learn how to make sure that you have healthy skin, as well as treating other people's skin. It's an important skill and practice...

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Posted on: October 9, 2013

Should You Go to Massage Therapy School?

A massage therapy career is not the right choice for everyone, but it might be a great one for you. Let's talk about the massage therapy education you will submit yourself to and the challenges that await you. Massage therapy training covers a wide range of topics Some courses you should expect to take are anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology. Those...

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Posted on: October 7, 2013

Basic Strategy For Massage Therapy Business Success

Completing training and obtaining licensure as a massage therapist is just the first step in an ongoing quest for business and professional success. Below is a basic guide to help you navigate the long road that lies ahead: Plot your path Prepare a written business plan that to address all the following operational aspects: • Location Do you want...

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Posted on: October 4, 2013

Cosmetologist and Esthetician: Fine Distinctions Of A Fine Career

What is the difference between cosmetologists and estheticians? Those interested in pursuing a beauty career often ask this question. Despite many commonalities and overlapping aspects, there are several distinctions between the two professions. It is important to understand them in order to make the best decision about which career is best for you. The...

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Posted on: October 2, 2013

What It Takes To Make It In Massage Therapy

Despite its abundance of multi-faceted rewards, a massage therapy career is not right for everyone. Besides dominating your day for decades, your work largely defines who you are. Moreover, becoming a massage therapist requires substantial money and time investments. For these reasons, it is essential to ensure that you have what it takes to succeed...

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Posted on: September 30, 2013

Professional Estheticians Find Fortunes In Their Fingers!

The primary job duty of an esthetician is providing skin care services to improve clients’ general appearance. Beyond this basic role, professional estheticians provide ongoing skin disorder evaluations, product recommendations, and dermatologist referrals. While most estheticians are facial improvement specialists, most offer other skin enhancements...

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Posted on: September 28, 2013

How to Calculate Massage Therapist Compensation Correctly

Besides enormous emotional rewards, massage therapy careers offer high returns in monetary terms. A very favorable training cost/earnings ratio facilitates these financial benefits. Unlike many healing professions, massage therapy does not require a decade of academic study followed by a career-crippling educational debt load. Instead, the sole educational...

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Posted on: September 26, 2013

Find A Bright Future In Massage Therapy

An aging population and increased public awareness of holistic healthcare benefits have expanded options in the massage therapy occupation. The last 20 years have seen the development of a huge diversity of massage therapist positions and specialties. Certified Injury Prevention Instructor (“CIPI”) and Massage Doula are two major examples of massage...

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Posted on: September 23, 2013

The Importance of a Manicure

One of the first things that other people notice when they meet you is the appearance of your hands. Whether you are at a meeting passing around papers, at a social event holding a beverage, or simply sitting somewhere with your hands in front of you, your hands are always on display. Regular manicures can help to ensure that the first impression that...

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Posted on: September 20, 2013

Many Rewards Of A Massage Therapy Career

A relatively low-skill/high-income aspect makes a massage therapy career very attractive to those with a high degree of compassion, a caring attitude, and natural bent toward healing. Exceptional earnings potential According to official data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), there were 71,040 licensed massage therapists in...

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Posted on: September 18, 2013

Massage Therapy Careers

Massage therapy is one of the oldest known medial healing arts, dating back to at least 2,500 B.C. Massage therapy was first recorded around this time as a Traditional Chinese treatment in The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine. Today this popular treatment is used in hospitals, private medical practices and long-term care for patients in...

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Posted on: September 16, 2013

Skin Care Career Opportunities

Anyone who has chosen to pursue a career in the skin care industry will most likely not be disappointed. This specialized industry has enjoyed steady gains even during a crippling recession and is a safe and rewarding career path. Many men and women possess a strong love for the esthetic arts and are wondering what opportunities are out there. This...

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Posted on: September 13, 2013

From Massage Student to Massage Therapist

Completing massage school is a vital step in becoming a massage therapist, but it is not the final one. Before working as a full-fledged massage therapist, there are several other steps to complete. Obtain Professional Certification Certification by an organization like the National Certification Board of Massage Therapy is not strictly required, but...

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Posted on: September 11, 2013

How To Find Work You Will Love Before You Graduate From Massage School

Massage therapy is a field that is growing in popularity. You will have a number of job options after you graduate from massage school. However, it is best for you to start looking for a job before you graduate. Massage therapists can work in day spas, physician offices, health clubs, nursing homes and beauty salons. Before you start looking for a job...

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

Top Reasons Why Massage Therapy is Becoming a Popular Career Choice

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2010 there were 153,700 massage therapy jobs. The BLS also predicted the field to increase 20% by 2020. This outlook might provide one of the reasons why massage therapy is becoming more popular as a career path. Affinity for Alternative Medicine Many massage therapists gravitate toward the field because...

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Posted on: September 6, 2013

How to Suceed as an Esthetician

In order to succeed as an esthetician, one must have a good work ethic and a positive attitude. A successful esthetician must have a passion for helping others in order to stay motivated. Because of the vast competition among estheticians, one must be confident and unique. Also, the person must be able to market their service in an efficient manner...

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Posted on: September 4, 2013

Career Path Of A Licensed Esthetician

The most exhilarating thing about thriving as an esthetician is there are countless job choices. Below are career options for a licensed esthetician. Medical Esthetician Licensed estheticians can vocation in a health site, under the direction of a doctor or a dermatologist; implementing several esthetic remedies on customers. These remedies can consist...

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Posted on: September 2, 2013

Defining Swedish Massage

In today's stressful world of pressures and demands at work and at home, more and more people are turning to massage therapy as a form of stress relief. There are different types of massage, depending on what kind of massage you want and for how long of a session. Swedish massage is the most common type of massage in the western hemisphere. This type...

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Posted on: August 30, 2013

Is a Massage Therapist Career Right for You?

Opportunities for Massage Therapists Individuals who enjoy working in the beauty or health care industry should consider a career as a massage therapist. There are varied job opportunities in this career field including working in a spa, health care setting, fitness center or independently. A massage therapist provides hands-on manipulation of client’s...

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Posted on: August 28, 2013

Treating Your Client after an Auto Accident

Auto accident injuries may occur even after what seems like a very minor accident. Most accidents will leave your clients with soft tissue injuries and soreness, at the very least. This is especially true of the neck, shoulder and back areas. When treating clients with massage after an auto accident, be sure to ask questions about where in the body...

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Posted on: August 26, 2013

Healthy and Rejuvenating Spa Treatments in High Demand

With the amount of illnesses and bodily ailments on the rise in modern-day society, there are more people trying to live healthy. Many hope that by doing so, they can combat the effects of toxins and unhealthy agents in food, cleaners, hygienic products, and even in the air. Though improving diet and exercise can definitely help, the body needs to be...

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Posted on: August 23, 2013

Finding Employment as a Nail Manicurist

Spa and spa-related jobs are on the rise, and many men and women make a comfortable living as a nail manicurist. Before working in the field, you must complete a cosmetology program that covers the basics of trimming, painting and polishing nails. A large number of people take a combination of classes in cosmetology school, which increases their job...

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Posted on: August 21, 2013

Massage Therapy Careers Unaffected by Economy

The economy has been on a worrying roller coaster ride since the end of 2007. The collapse of the housing bubble and the subsequent financial meltdown has redefined the employment landscape. Many people have been laid off from their jobs and have found it very difficult, even impossible in some cases, to find new employment. As a result of this, more...

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Posted on: August 19, 2013

Continuing Education Requirements for Massage Therapists

Massage therapy requires hundreds of hours of training for certification. The training requirements for potential massage therapists vary by state, but generally require over 1,000 hours of instruction. Once certified, massage therapists who offer spa treatments and other services are required to complete continuing education units, or CEUs. A variety...

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Posted on: August 16, 2013

Waxing Trends for the Upcoming Fall Season

Saves Time Aestheticians must be aware of the newest back to school waxing trends for fall 2013. During the upcoming back to school season, soy based waxing treatments are extremely popular. Clients can schedule appointments for leg waxing to save time on daily shaving. Throughout fall 2013, the weather in many geographic regions remains warm enough...

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Posted on: August 14, 2013

How to Help Your Grieving Clients

Touch is an effective healing method that can soothe and console grieving clients. Learning how to help one grieving is an important part of your career as a massage therapist. Human touch not only relieves stress, it can also enhance your client's sense of general well-being and encourages healing. Grieving clients may experience strong emotions during...

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Posted on: August 12, 2013

Inspire Creativeness in Your Clients

Make Fingernail Displays A fingernail technician can encourage creativeness in clients by having beautiful samples of nail artwork on display. One of the best things about nail art is how it can express an individual’s personality. A great idea is to have a friend take photographs of your hands with nail art on each fingernail. Every fingernail technician...

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Posted on: August 9, 2013

Massage Therapy and Music Selections

Massage therapy is designed to help your body and mind to relax. Some say it also helps relieve your body of unwanted toxins. Whether your body and/or mind is stressed due to a tough day at work or you are going through the grieving process for a loved one, it is important to select a massage therapist with a good reputation for setting the mood, massaging...

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Posted on: August 7, 2013

Calming Nerves Before Massaging Your Client

If you are a new massage therapist, you may find yourself nervous before your first solo massage session with a client. Those of you who have been massaging for years may still get anxious before working with a new client, especially if you're used to a schedule full of regulars. Don't be nervous! Here are some time-tested strategies for shaking off...

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Posted on: August 5, 2013

Succeed in Your Massage Career with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Massage therapists have one of the most hands-on careers in a very literal sense. Massage therapists use their hands as their tools for hours each day, applying pressure and motion to strained muscles of patients and clients. The hands of a massage therapist or potential massage therapist need to be in top physical form in order to succeed in massage...

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Posted on: August 2, 2013

The Life of a Mobile Massage Therapist

If you have decided on a mobile massage career, then you have to know of the various advantages it can give you. For starters, you can build a flexible work schedule for yourself and be your own boss. This is something many people strive for. You will find that you can get a job in massage centers, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and even in spas...

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Posted on: July 31, 2013

A Career in Massage? 5 Vital Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin a Massage Career

If you are considering a career in massage, this article prompts you to ask yourself five vital questions. Answering these questions will not only give great insights into many important aspects of what a massage career entails, it will also help you determine if a massage career is right for you. 1 - Do You Care About People? Firstly let me elaborate...

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Posted on: July 29, 2013

Back to School Necessity: Massage Therapy

A student going back to school will face plenty of stress. Now, most of this will be difficult to avoid as a young person will work day and night trying to get good grades. Luckily, one can do a few things to relax and head into the school year with energy. One of the most popular methods is to get a massage. Here are three reasons why a student going...

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Posted on: July 26, 2013

Determining Which Field is Best For You

Most young people struggle to find a career path that suits their needs. Sadly, this phenomenon will continue for the foreseeable future since many new graduates do not want to work in an office or typical work environment. Luckily, when attending massage school, one can work in a number of areas without growing bored. Here is a quick guide on how to...

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Posted on: July 24, 2013

Four Things You Should Prepare for in Massage School

Many young people want to learn a marketable skill and thus attend massage school. In this school, a person can gain valuable skills to jump into a new and exciting profession upon graduation. Here are four things one should prepare for before heading to massage school. New Career Plenty of young people have worked in front of a desk. However, when...

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Posted on: July 22, 2013

Typical Scope of Work for a Facial Specialist

A facial specialist is many times referred to as an esthetician and spends his or her time providing skin care services to clients. There are usually several services provided in a facial specialist's scope of work, including facial massages, the application of chemical peels and more. To enter into facial specialist careers, a person will need to complete...

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Posted on: July 19, 2013

Four Benefits Of Night Classes

Today, more and more adults are returning to college. Heading back to college as an adult can sometimes involve a juggling act. Between a job and family obligations, it can be difficult to fit school into an already busy schedule. While most adult may have difficulties attending classes during the day, night classes offer a more convenient alternative...

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Posted on: July 17, 2013

How to Stay Competitive in the Massage Field

Choosing to pursue a massage therapy career can lead to much job satisfaction. In this line of work, you will perform a wide range of tasks; however, for the most part, you will work with clients, providing them with massage services. To stay competitive in this profession, you will need to follow some helpful tips. Let's take a closer look. If you...

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Posted on: July 15, 2013

Uncover Your Client's Beauty

Learning to give professional massages can be an extremely rewarding experience both for you and your client. You will feel good knowing you are providing a valuable service your client needs and your client will feel good reaping the benefits of your expertise. A message can be a wonderfully healing experience that can improve your client’s physical...

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Posted on: July 12, 2013

The Affordability of Massage School

After finishing school, a lot of students carry thousands of dollars in student loans and other debts. Sadly, many young people think that this is normal and do not explore other options. To make matters worse, many new workers are not obtaining the massive salaries and perks that they desired. Fortunately, one can go to a massage school and not have...

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Posted on: July 10, 2013

Tips for Correcting Over-Plucked Eyebrows

So you've over-plucked your eyebrows. Over-plucking is easier than you'd think - a few quick strokes with your tweezers, and you've gone too far. If you're panicked and afraid to leave the house, relax and take three deep breaths. This article will go over what you can do now to fix your brows, and what you can do to keep it from happening in the future. What...

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Posted on: July 8, 2013

On Your Feet!

Are you on your feet all day? Do you find yourself dealing with aching, tired legs and sore feet because you are always on the go? Your feet bear a heavy burden as you take as many as 8,000 steps or more in a day. You need to give them the attention that is their due. Proper foot protection can go a long ways toward preserving your feet and keeping...

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Posted on: July 5, 2013

Dealing with Migraines While Performing Massage

As a massage therapist, you help to ease the pain of others, allowing them to have a better quality of life. If you are a victim of migraines, you are sure to dread any attacks, whether they are short or long in duration. The last thing you need is for a migraine to strike when you are in the middle of a massage session or have appointments to keep...

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Posted on: July 3, 2013

Get Adequate Rest to Perform Better

When clients come to you for massage therapy, they are expecting to find relief, to be soothed, and take a break from their daily lives. Massage is often a present given to the self and clients are paying you to get the best possible treatment that you have to offer. The only way that you will have first rate work performance is if you get adequate...

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Posted on: July 1, 2013

Essential Communications Skills You Need to Be Successful

Many new or aspiring massage therapists may think that the field is all about becoming proficient in massage, but a veteran knows is that communications skills are almost as important as technique when it comes to being a successful massage therapist.  A quality, relaxing massage would be impossible if a client did not feel safe with their therapist...

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Posted on: June 28, 2013

Cuticle Care for the Little Ones

Manicures are just as fun and relaxing for little girls as they are for adults. It's also important that the little ones to know that their nails serve a larger purpose than being pretty. Fingernails protect the tips of our hands and feet, and they provide a clue to a person's overall health. When performing a manicure on a young girl, the manicurist...

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Posted on: June 26, 2013

Easing Arthritis Through Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is used by many to ease sore and tense muscle pain and to release stress. Recent studies have shown, however, that a good massage can also help alleviate pain caused by arthritis.  Easing Arthritis With Massage Therapy Joint pain due to inflammation is the main cause of arthritis. Regular massage therapy sessions that include deep pressure...

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Posted on: June 24, 2013

You Play a Valuable Part is Easing Clients to Experience Life Wholly

As a massage therapist, you play a highly valuable part in your client's lives. Do you realize that it's your service that helps them to really understand how to experience life to its fullness? You must carry this responsibility, and do all you can to help your clients understand the importance of taking a load off every now and again. Here are some...

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Posted on: June 21, 2013

Marketing for Your Massage Practice

There are a few basic points to consider when marketing for your massage practice. A massage practice must absolutely have a strong online presence. It may be helpful to dedicate the task of updating social media websites to one person in the office. Traditional marketing campaigns shouldn’t be neglected either. Finally, providing excellent service...

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Posted on: June 19, 2013

Summer Spa Treatments to Promote this Season

Are you ready to get out there and enjoy the summer? If so, it's time to head to the spa and clean off any winter residue that may be left. Here's some common things to attend to at the spa this summer. Put Your Best Foot Forward Over the winter months, you feet have likely gone unnoticed. They have been buried in thick socks and cute boots. They want...

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Posted on: June 17, 2013

Top Four Aromas to Use During a Massage

Massage therapy is one of the oldest and most natural ways to heal the body and spirit. The actual massage motions ease pain, stress, and help to rid the body of toxins that exhaust the immune system. The use of aromatherapy during a massage brings added benefits through the use of specific aromas. There are four main aromas that can turn a spa treatment...

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Posted on: June 14, 2013

5 Most Common Tricks to Relax Your Client

As a massage therapist, one of the most important aspects of maintaining your clientele is to create a relaxing atmosphere in every one of your sessions. While you will always aim to relax your clients through using the techniques that you have learned in massage school, it is also important to carefully create the perfect ambiance for your client's...

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Posted on: June 12, 2013

How to Know if Massage is for You

A career as a massage therapist can be a good one for anyone who likes making money, while having a job that's flexible and allows you to meet many different kinds of people. However, going to massage school and becoming a massage therapist isn't for everyone. Here are a few tips on how to know if a career in massage is right for you. If you are a...

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Posted on: June 10, 2013

Hydrotherapy: Staple Technique for Pain Relief and Relaxation

From the days of the ancient Romans, hydrotherapy has been a staple technique for relaxation, rejuvenation, and pain relief. Four of the most common uses of hydrotherapy include: Relaxation  Few sensations are more relaxing than sinking into a warm bath. You may not know it, but every time you take bath when you’re stressed, you’re benefiting from...

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Posted on: June 7, 2013

Express Your Creativeness through Nail Art

Nail art is a creative idea that uses prints, designs, and pictures for painting the nails. It has been used for centuries by the ancient people as a symbol of their country, royal status, and beauty. Manicurists use nail extensions to widen the field to craft the design that allows you to express your creativeness. Nail art also expresses fashion with...

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Posted on: June 5, 2013

Work with Professional Athletes during a Sports Internship

Who would not like to work with professional athletes? One of the best ways to achieve this dream job, other than going into coaching, is by taking a sports internship. There are many options when it comes to selecting a career that will benefit from an internship. Those who are able to get a job with professional franchises will have a great entry...

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Posted on: June 3, 2013

Satisfying Features of Learning Infant Massage

As a massage therapist, it is important to learn every technique possible to ensure that you provide the best care to every client who visits your practice. Among these techniques is infant massage which is used to provide several therapeutic benefits to infants and their families. When you practice infant massage, you will not only be performing a...

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Posted on: May 31, 2013

Massaging Clients with Herniated Discs

Many clients suffering from neck and back pain consult with a massage therapist trying to find relief from their symptoms. For some, the cause of their suffering is one or more herniated discs. A lot of massage therapists may shy away from treating these clients. They may be afraid of making the injury worse. Understanding this spinal disease and knowing...

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Posted on: May 29, 2013

Top 5 Skin Conditions You Need to be Aware Of

The skin is vulnerable to a range of infections, growths and disease which cause people discomfort, embarrassment and psychological distress. As a massage therapy student it is important to become familiar with these five most common skin conditions that you will most likely see when performing spa treatments. 1. Acne Most people experience acne in...

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Posted on: May 27, 2013

Top 5 Massage Techniques You Can Expect to Learn in School

In today's fast-paced, stressful society, massage therapy is quickly becoming a popular and very lucrative career choice. While there are many different massage techniques a person could learn in school, there are five main methods he or she can expect to learn in massage therapy school. Swedish Massage Swedish massage is a long, deep massage typically...

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Posted on: May 24, 2013

Prospective Massage Therapists Require an Understanding of Business Practices

When a prospective massage therapist considers opening a business, they should have a detailed business and marketing plan. The ability to identify the market potential, plan for growth and recognize potential issues will allow for successful massage therapy careers for all who take this step seriously. Most businesses fail within five years of opening...

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Posted on: May 22, 2013

New to Florida? Steps Taken to Practice in Your New Location

Contact Government Agencies An individual new to Florida must find out the state’s licensing requirements to legally practice massage therapy. A great way to find out the employment rules for a licensed occupation in a new location is by looking for information on the internet. Most states have specialized government offices that provide information...

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Posted on: May 20, 2013

Hygienic and Sanitary Standard Practices of a Hair Removal Specialist

Follow Guidelines A hair removal specialist must follow hygienic and sanitary standard practices to protect clients from dangerous pathogens. Each geographic region has specific guidelines or laws pertaining to the cleanliness and safety of beauty salons and spas. Trained health inspectors make periodic visits to businesses that provide beauty, hair...

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Posted on: May 13, 2013

What to Expect During Your Hospital Internship

After school is completed, you can start thinking about what to expect at your hospital internship. The first thing that you will do is complete paperwork and possibly go through an orientation class. You will meet some of the doctors, nurses and other staff members who you will learn from and assist. You will rotate to almost every department. This...

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Posted on: May 6, 2013

Estheticians Inspire Facial Health

As skincare specialists, estheticians have had specialized training having completed the necessary requirements needed for the state you practice. This training is related to promoting skincare and facial health. Consulting with your clients, and being able to listen to what they have to say, this can help you best be able to design skincare and spa...

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Posted on: April 29, 2013

Explore the Varieties of Artificial Nails

Potential nail technicians should familiarize themselves with the application of artificial nails. More and more customers are turning to artificial nails, because they want their nails to look groomed at all times. Natural nails are not always shaped in a way that makes the hands look as attractive as they can be. There are four main varieties of...

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Posted on: April 22, 2013

4 Key Components of a Thriving Massage Practice

When it comes to building a thriving massage practice, there are many components that contribute to its success. Understanding them and their importance will allow for a growing clientele, and more freedom to expand. The key components are a good location, friendly receptionist/staff, cleanliness and good listening skills. When people go for a massage...

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Posted on: April 15, 2013

Three Ways to Help Your Ticklish Client Through a Pedicure

As a new pedicurist, you will most likely meet clients with very sensitive feet. Some clients with sensitive feet are very ticklish. Many times, it is very difficult to continue the pedicure when your client cringes when you touch his or her feet. However, there are several techniques that you can develop to help you through the pedicure process when...

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Posted on: April 9, 2013

Personal Requirements for a Medical Massage Therapist

Working as a medical massage therapist can be a rewarding experience. Massage therapists use their hands and arms to treat clients by manipulating the body’s muscles, often on the back. Massage therapy is known to promote relaxation and stress reduction. The personal requirements to become a medical massage therapist vary from state to state, most...

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Posted on: April 1, 2013

Fighting The Fear of Feet

Those who are beginning careers as masseurs of manicurists are embarking on an exciting career path that will allow them to make a living out of bringing beauty to the masses. However, for some people, a lingering fear of feet may be hanging over their heads as something that may cause problems in their profession down the road. Those of us who have...

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Posted on: March 25, 2013

Getting to Know Your Smallest Clients

As a massage therapist, you will have a variety of clients that fit into a wide range of ages and personalities. Out of all of your clients, some of the ones that are the most enjoyable to work with will be young children who can benefit from your services. Children may come to a massage therapy practice for a variety of reasons such as to recover from...

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Posted on: March 18, 2013

The Four Most Common Needs for Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is the use of water to treat an ailment whether it be physical or psychological. The most common types of ailments that benefit from hydrotherapy are conditions that affect the muscles, the heart, the cardiovascular system and the lungs. Hydrotherapy works because it takes the weight off of joints, reduces edema or swelling and allows for...

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Posted on: March 11, 2013

Get Personal as a Mobile Nail Technician

A mobile nail technician is a career-oriented professional who is catching onto male and female clients. Before the introduction of this new career, clients would care for their manicures in their homes and use professional salon services for special events, like dances and weddings. The mobile technician increases the comfort of the manicure experience...

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Posted on: March 4, 2013

Massaging Clients with Sensory Disorders

Massage can be very helpful for a lot of reasons, but sometimes people have special needs when it comes to touch. Sensory disorders are a specific category where massages can be very helpful, but they should be done carefully and with full awareness of that disorder. Someone with a sensory disorder may be extra sensitive to touch or dislike being touched...

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Posted on: February 25, 2013

Looking at Prospective Futures for Estheticians

The hospital is one place where medical estheticians work. These professionals work with people who have gone through harsh treatments, like chemotherapy. The skincare pros help burn victims and deformed patients. They provide basic to advanced makeup tips that improve the face and skin. The main point is to improve the person’s self-esteem and confidence...

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Posted on: February 18, 2013

The Environment at Massage School

  Verifying a Massage School's Accreditation  Individuals who want to be massage therapists must have appropriate training. Each massage school will have its own environment. Prospective students should be aware of their geographic regions regulations concerning licensing of a massage therapist. Contact regional agencies to verify the massage...

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Posted on: February 11, 2013

How to Connect with Your Clients

Every business and professional needs to market their services and massage therapists are no different. When it comes to promoting your massage services, connecting with your clients is key. This will ensure that your clients come back time after time and that your word-of-mouth marketing is thriving. How do you connect with clients, though? There are...

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Posted on: February 4, 2013

Top 5 Fields for Makeup Specialists

Introduction Makeup artistry is a personally and creatively rewarding field that offers a variety of specialist career paths. Whether you have a passion for the makeup artistry of fashion editorials, the extreme transformations of special effects makeup, or helping ordinary people look their best, there are fields of makeup artistry right for you. Fashion Every...

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Posted on: February 1, 2013

How Job Placement Assistance Works

Finishing a massage therapy program can put a person on the right path toward a successful career as a massage therapist. While going to school is the first step toward beginning this exciting career, many people may need assistance finding a job after graduation. One of the best ways to find a new position as a massage therapist is through job placement...

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Posted on: January 30, 2013

Most Common Nail Problems

When you want to care for your nails, understanding the most common nail problems that manicurists often encounter will help you to ensure your nails stay as healthy as possible before you make your next appointment. White Spots When you have white spots on your nails, this can be considered Leuconychia, and is often caused by an injury that has happened...

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Posted on: January 28, 2013

Massage for Cancer Fighters

As a massage therapist, you know that your hands can bring relief and comfort to your clients. However, massage therapy can also be used in a therapeutic sense for those who are battling serious illnesses. Massage is becoming a popular part of treatment for cancer fighters around the globe. There are numerous reasons why massage can be an excellent...

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Posted on: January 25, 2013

Massage Therapists Needed for Non-Profit Centers

Massage therapists are needed for non-profit centers all the time. The problem is that many therapists don't see how rewarding their time with non-profit centers could be, so they don't ever give them a shot. That results in these centers that desperately need helping hands. Almost every type of non-profit center has needed massage therapists at some...

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Posted on: January 23, 2013

Top 6 Things to Learn About Facials

If you are a student preparing to become an esthetician or a massage therapist, you will encounter moments when you need to perform facials on clients. Your school will teach you how to do this, but here are the top six things you should be prepared to learn. 1. You must assess your client Before you perform any type of facial, you need to consult...

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Posted on: January 21, 2013

Top Five Things Massage Therapists Encounter

One of the first things massage therapists encounter are career misconceptions. A professional massage therapist spends a lot of time learning this occupation. They study human anatomy, physiology, nutrition and other topics in an accredited school. Licensing is required by many geographic regions before individuals can work in this profession. This...

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Posted on: January 18, 2013

Massage Therapy for Back Pain and Tension Headaches

Are you suffering from chronic back pain? Do you struggle every day to find relief? As many as 70-85% of people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. If exercising routines and medical treatments have proven unsuccessful thus far, consider massage therapy. Recent studies show that massages may relieve pain more effectively than traditional...

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Posted on: January 16, 2013

Take a Cruise with Your Massage Career

When first becoming a massage therapist, many people envision themselves working within the tranquil environment of a spa; however, there is another great career option for anyone who has a sense of adventure. Working as a massage therapist on a cruise line is one way to take your career to a whole new level while enjoying the advantages that come with...

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Posted on: January 14, 2013

Why You Should Learn Deep Tissue Massage

Massage therapy is a fast growing industry with numerous employment options. Becoming a massage therapist can provide you with a career in various work environments, such as private offices, hospitals, spas, and fitness centers. Embarking on this career path does not require a large initial time investment, and has a positive job outlook, with the...

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Posted on: January 11, 2013

5 Things Your Clients Need to Know After Massage

When you finish giving a massage, you can help your clients by providing a few bits of information. Here are 5 things that your clients need to know after a massage. There may be pain People who receive massages should know that some pain may linger. Really good massages work some of the lactic acid out of muscles. A day later, this can cause some mild...

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Posted on: January 9, 2013

Advantages of a Nail Technician Career

A career as a nail technician carries great advantages. It can allow the individual to be extremely creative and provide a useful service for the public in helping people to look and feel more beautiful. There is a high demand for nail technicians, and the profession can be studied and mastered in a relatively short amount of time. It is also very cheap...

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Posted on: January 7, 2013

Post-Wax Skin Care

After waxing one's delicate skin, it is critical to take care of the waxed skin to ensure smooth, non-irritated skin. There are a few steps one should take to maintain healthy, soft skin after waxing. A stable skin care routine will include many of these steps, but these are appropriate steps for skin recently waxed as well. If you purchased a wax...

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Posted on: January 4, 2013

Portfolio Must-Haves for Potential Clients

Makeup artists must continually find new clients to make their business a success. It's hard to convince a client to choose you over other artists if you don't have compelling evidence of your skills. A portfolio is the best marketing tool for sharing your talents and training with clients. It should contain visual representations of your work. A resume...

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Posted on: January 2, 2013

Best Practices for Gaining Clientele

Whether you are a nail technician or a massage therapist, building a steady clientele is essential for the success of your business. If you want to maximize your exposure and gain more clients, here are some strategies to employ. Circulate your business cards where appropriate. Hand a few cards out to your departing clients and invite them to pass...

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Posted on: December 31, 2012

Anatomy and Physiology are Essential for Massage Therapist Students

Techniques of Massaging  A massage therapist provides treatments to clients at a spa or beauty salon. They use their hands to increase circulation, and relax muscle tissue. This professional also works on joints, ligaments and tendons. While providing various types of therapies a therapist may press against internal body organs, blood vessels and...

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Posted on: December 28, 2012

How to Prepare For Your Bar Exam in Massage Therapy

The main reason why so many students fail their bar exam in massage therapy is because it requires them to remember and recall a lot of information. The bar exam is certainly a test of knowledge, rather than skill. Therefore, to prepare for this massage therapy exam, here are some tips that will help you. Exercise the weekend before the exam You should...

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Posted on: December 26, 2012

5 Keys to Building a Successful Business as a Nail Technician

Individuals starting a business as a nail technician can guarantee their success if they practice good sales and marketing techniques in order to keep current clients and continue to attract new ones. First, design an attractive business card listing your services and contact number for making appointments and hand them out to family members and friends...

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Posted on: December 24, 2012

4 Tips For Pursuing Your Nail Technician Career and Working Full Time

There are many different ways to go about starting a new career. Some people can't afford to leave their full-time job and have to attend classes either online or around their work schedules. If you decide to work full-time while attending school, it is very possible but requires a lot of focus and hard work. Here are four tips to help you work a full-time...

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Posted on: December 21, 2012

Educating Your Client on the Importance and Benefits of Routine Massage

Stressing the importance of routine massage to your clients can be a time-consuming process. Many people like to get a massage only after a particularly difficult day at work or a stressful life event. As a massage therapist you know the benefits of massage can only be maximized if taken advantage of on a regular basis. Here are a few tips you can use...

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Posted on: December 20, 2012

5 Things You Should Know Before Beginning Your Hospital Internship

Starting your residency as a hospital intern can be quite exciting, but can also be extremely nerve-wracking and stressful as well. Before you begin your internship, here are five things you need to know before starting. 1) Your free time will be at an all-time low. Even with work hour restrictions and regulations on how much interns can work, the...

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Posted on: December 19, 2012

The Science Behind Hydrotherapy

What is Hydrotherapy? A great way to relieve aching muscles is by using spa treatments. Spas are located in most cities for easy access for a day of relaxation. Many spas offer hydrotherapy treatments for their guests. Hydrotherapy uses cold, warm or hot water to soothe painful joints in the body. How it works is by pressurizing water with jets to...

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Posted on: December 14, 2012

Techniques for Sanitizing Your Manicure and Pedicure Tools

If you are working at a spa and regularly give manicures and pedicures to clients, it is essential to properly sanitize all of the different manicure and pedicure tools that are being used. Sanitizing these tools is not difficult at all, and it only takes a few minutes to do. If the tools that are being used on hundreds of hands and toes each day are...

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Posted on: December 12, 2012

As a Makeup Specialist, You Have the Power to Make People Look Their Best!

A makeup specialist can mean the difference between beautiful photographs or a washed out look. These industry professionals are sought out to perfect a bride’s look, ready a teen for prom and for a number of other events and reasons. If you have a work event coming up, a makeup specialist can ensure that you’re poised and ready. They’re your...

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Posted on: December 10, 2012

Five Tips for Massage Therapists Struggling With ADD

Attention deficit disorder, or ADD, is a condition that affects anywhere from three to six percent of adults. This condition can make it very difficult for a massage therapist to concentrate while working. Fortunately, there are a number of things that can be done to manage it. Below are five tips that will help massage therapists manage their ADD: Exercise...

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Posted on: December 8, 2012

Communication is Key to Understanding your Clients

Massage therapy is an essential way for a person to extend their body’s health and overall well-being. If a massage therapist owns a business, communication will be an important key to succeeding in day to day life as a therapist. Communication is highly important to the massage business because it shows a certain level of commitment to the client’s...

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Posted on: December 7, 2012

How to Get Into Pro Sports

As a massage therapist, one of your ultimate goals may be to work in professional sports. While it is a goal to strive for, there are not many spots. Usually a professional sports team will have one or two therapist positions. If you want to reach the highest goal in massage therapy and work for a professional sports team, there are a few factors to...

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Posted on: December 6, 2012

Word of Mouth is The Best Advertisement

Perhaps this is why online reviews are so effective. After all, people frequently head to Amazon to check reviews for things they're planning on buying, even if they won't be purchasing it from Amazon. Similarly, reviewers who have their own blogs have been able to garner enough traffic to make revenue themselves because conscientious consumers are...

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Posted on: November 30, 2012

How to Help Your Male Clients Feel Comfortable

Males can benefit from getting a massage just as much as females can. They experience muscle aches and pains that can be alleviated by a massage as opposed to taking potentially damaging pain killers. An office job can put a lot of strain on their back and shoulders. Sports can cause stress and strain on their body. Of course, if someone has a serious...

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Posted on: November 28, 2012

Compassion is Key

Any profession that deals with people in anguish needs to have compassion for the client or patient. Massage therapists need to understand that the bed side manner that accompanies the massage will leave a lasting impression on the client. It is important to empathize as much as possible with the client. The client has come to you for a great massage...

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Posted on: November 26, 2012

5 Tips to Promote Your Business

Massage therapy is a growing and thriving industry. As people look for more natural and holistic methods of treatment, relaxation and stress relief, the business of massage gets bigger. If you're just getting started as a massage therapist, there are many ways you can build and promote your business. Use these five tips to get started as you work toward...

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Posted on: November 23, 2012

Massage Therapists Stay Busy during the Holidays

Many massage therapists actually see an increase in business during the holidays. Because most men and women will be rather stressed out putting together holiday parties for their friends and extended family members, they might need to sneak out for a massage from time to time. Most therapists expect to have full schedules in November and December and...

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Posted on: November 21, 2012

What to Look For in a Massage School

When looking for a massage school, there are some important issues to consider. 1. What is the graduation rate? The graduation rate will tell you what percent of students who start the program actually graduate from the program. The massage school should be able to provide you with the numbers on this. See if they break down why people left and did...

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Posted on: November 19, 2012

Continued Education Can Be Vital to Your Massage Career

Massage therapy is a great career with many opportunities. Students who finish their massage therapy course may be anxious to start their career. However, many of them do not consider continuing their education. There are a few great reasons why a continued education can greatly help a massage therapy career. Consider these points. It shows determination The...

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Posted on: November 16, 2012

Natural Nails vs Nail Enhancements

Many women have a passion for acrylic nails, preferring the glossy finish and high durability over their naturally growing nails. Despite the higher cost of these nail enhancements, they opt for acrylics to get their desired look. Acrylic powders come in a rainbow of colors and can be used to make contour effects that dazzle the eye, as well as the...

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Posted on: November 14, 2012

Hydrotherapy - Using Water as a Medical Treatment

Hydrotherapy dates back centuries in history. The Romans, for example, used hot water baths for therapy, Today, it is a branch of therapeutic medicine, mostly occupational therapy and physiology. It is also used to revitalize and maintain health. Formerly, it was called hydropathy. Hydrotherapy utilizes water as the element for relief. There is a variety...

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Posted on: November 10, 2012

Massage Therapy Field Expected to Grow in 2013

Anyone already involved in massage therapy or who is considering a career in this field can take note that the industry is growing and this growth is expected to continue. Now is a very good time to be in the spa industry, for growth expectations 2013 and beyond means profitable business. Here are some reasons why. There are many aspects leading to...

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Posted on: November 9, 2012

Massage Therapy Field Expected to Grow in 2013

Anyone already involved in massage therapy or who is considering a career in this field can take note that the industry is growing and this growth is expected to continue. Now is a very good time to be in the spa industry, for growth expectations 2013 and beyond means profitable business. Here are some reasons why. There are many aspects leading to...

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Posted on: November 9, 2012

Self-Employment vs. Working for Others

Choosing a career in massage opens the door to many opportunities. You'll have the option of working in a spa for someone else or you may go the route of self- employment. Each has its benefits. As you dedicate yourself to becoming educated in massage therapy, keep an open mind about which direction you will go upon completion of your studies. There...

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Posted on: November 7, 2012

Massage Careers Offer Personal Rewards

If you enjoy helping others with your healing touch, a career as a massage therapist may be what you are looking for. The rewards are many for a skilled and licensed massage therapist. You will also learn how to deliver healing spa treatments when training for your massage therapy career. Those who are serious about learning how to become licensed...

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Posted on: November 5, 2012

Massage the World

Massage therapy is a versatile career that involves an intimate, human connection with another person. Massage has many medicinal benefits, including stress relief, ease of muscle tension and blood circulation. Massage can mesh seamlessly with a rehabilitation program to promote faster healing in bones, muscle and ligaments. The services of a professional...

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Posted on: November 2, 2012

Take Your Career to the Seas! Massage Therapists on Cruise Ships

Are you interested in health and medicine but never really wanted to spend 8 or more years in medical school? Well, you can heal people's ailments with massage instead of drugs! That's right, massage therapy is not only relaxing but is believed to be a natural solution to many physical and mental problems. For an exciting career that never gets stale...

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Posted on: October 31, 2012

From High School to Massage School

After completing high school, graduates are faced with important decisions about their future. For recent graduates, there's a variety of colleges, universities and vocational programs to prepare them for careers. Massage schools, particularly, give high school graduates an opportunity to acquire useful and versatile skills. Often, massage therapists...

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Posted on: October 29, 2012

Touchdown! Massages for Athletes

Over time, participating in competitive sports can be very hard on the body. Many athletes incorporate massage therapy into their training regimen to help ease their aches and pains. While massage can be an effective sports medicine technique when used to relieve ailing muscles, many athletes also use massage to improve their performance and versatility. Like...

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Posted on: October 19, 2012

Benefits of Pedicures

Shopping for pedicures isn't just about relaxing while someone else takes care of you, although that is part of it. Pedicure benefits include foot health as well as stress reduction for the rest of your body. The price of a pedicure is far outweighed by the numerous benefits it gives you. A variety of foot problems can be relieved with regular pedicures...

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Posted on: October 12, 2012

Tips to Add Skin Protection to Your Daily Routine

Whether you are 20 or 40, it is important to take good care of your skin. Taking proper care of your skin will keep it looking young and healthy for a long time. One of the best ways you can take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. Exposing your skin to harmful ultraviolet rays not only can cause premature wrinkles; it can also put you...

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Posted on: October 10, 2012

5 Steps to Maintain Healthy Hair

With all the daily stress we put on our hair, it can be hard to maintain sleek and shiny locks. Pollution in the air, hot irons, and damaging products all take their toll. Here are a few tips to maintain hair that is healthy. Get the ends trimmed regularly. Split ends themselves may not be noticeable, but the lifeless appearance they create will be...

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Posted on: October 8, 2012

Helping Your Client to Combat Stress

Whether you are looking to become a massage therapist or are already one, you should know that massage therapy can really help others manage their stress. Many people enjoy visiting a massage parlor a few times a year to get some stress relief. As a massage therapist, it is your job to make your clients feel relaxed and comfortable. They are there to...

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Posted on: October 5, 2012

The 5 Most Important Tools for Your Beauty Kit

A successful makeup artist needs to have the right supplies in their toolkit in order to do their job successfully. In addition to makeup, a set of great tools is a must. Below you will find a list of the top five tools any makeup artist should always have on hand. Chisel tip eye shadow brush: This brush is a go-to tool for most every makeup application...

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Posted on: October 3, 2012

The Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is one of the best ways to improve one's health. Instead of using chemicals to treat illness, Cranial therapy takes the holistic approach of treating the entire body as a means to relieve pain. Developed in 1983, Cranial therapy is used by chiropractors and osteopaths alike to release tension and hence heal the body. An average...

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Posted on: October 1, 2012

Thailand Officially Becomes Massage Capital of the World

Thailand has been known as the massage capital of the world for many yeas, but it recently officially claimed the title, breaking the Guinness World Record for the most people involved in a mass-massage. The feat involved 641 massage therapists massaging 641 people simultaneously for 12 minutes. The massage therapists dressed in traditional clothing...

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Posted on: September 28, 2012

The Difference Between Clinical and Spa Massage

A common misconception regarding massage therapy is that all of its techniques are applicable in all situations. Massages are given for various different reasons, with the most common being clinical and spa massage. Clinical massage, also known as medical massage, is mainly focused on achieving a certain prescribed outcome. A clinical massage benefits...

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Posted on: September 26, 2012

Top Party Makeup Tips to Make You Look Your Best

When it comes to a blockbuster event such as a wedding or party, having the right makeup tips can lead to a seamless application. A skilled makeup artist knows that in order to please a client on their wedding day, you have to be knowledgeable about the best tips and tricks to make a makeup application really pop and for the client to shine. Here is...

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Posted on: September 24, 2012

Getting Bigger and Better Hair

One of the most coveted looks for this fall is big, beautiful hair full of volume. We have seen celebrities like Adele, Jennifer Lopez, Catherine Zeta Jones, and Kate Middleton sporting big hairstyles that showcase long and healthy locks. Although celebrities have the luxury of stylists, daily blowouts, and some of the world's finest hair products...

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Posted on: September 21, 2012

How to Create a Flawless and Natural Makeup Look

Although many women seem to think that they need to put on layers of makeup to look beautiful, natural beauty is actually much more attractive. Makeup should enhance your features, not cover them up. If you have a good skincare routine, you won't need much makeup at all to look beautiful. Here are the steps you can take to create a natural makeup look. Prep...

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Posted on: September 19, 2012

Best Practices When Determining Eyebrow Shape

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then the eyebrows are the window treatment. Great looking, well-cared-for eyebrows can elevate and enhance the entire face. There are a few tips to achieving gorgeous, shapely eyebrows with the help of a qualified esthetician: Methods of Shaping Eyebrows There are quite a few methods of shaping eyebrows: Tweezing Waxing...

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Posted on: September 17, 2012

The Power of Visualization

Visualization techniques are a basic form of mediation that is used to help reduce stress while also providing a calming and soothing experience for all. The primary purpose of this technique is to help relieve unwanted pain, stress, tension and anxiety. It has been considered quite an effective method of healing and is used in areas all around the...

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Posted on: September 14, 2012

The Facts About Facials

Facials are one of the most nourishing ways to take care of your skin. A facial treatment promotes a cleaner, younger, and more hydrated complexion. Facials reduce acne and help to remove facial scars. A facial begins with a consultation. An esthetician, or professional who specializes in beautifying the skin, asks questions about diet, facial products...

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Posted on: September 12, 2012

Benefits of New Cold Saunas

The cold sauna is a relatively new concept to health and wellness professionals. It was a popular method for treating medical problems back in the 1800s, however lost this popularity with the introduction of the hot sauna. However, this cold body therapy has regained steam since its use in the 2008 Olympics to treat athletes. These new saunas expose...

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Posted on: September 10, 2012

How to Use Makeup to Mask Skin Problems

A career as a makeup artist or spa professional involves working closely with clients. This process is usually fun, features personal interaction and helps the client's inner beauty shine also. However, some clients will face dire situations. Stylists will often have to cover up problems like acne, scars and discoloration before creating an appealing...

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Posted on: September 7, 2012

Performing an Enzyme Facial Improves Skin Appearance and Health

Spa treatments are considered luxurious indulgences for body and spirit, but enzyme facials specifically are the key to healthy skin for clients with aging or oily and acne-prone skin, as well as those who spend a great deal of time outdoors. Examine a client’s skin carefully to look for signs of excessive oil, a dulled appearance, fine lines, or...

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Posted on: September 5, 2012

The Benefits of Geriatric Massage

Massage therapy and all of its benefits is enjoyed all over the world. Just as there are many different types of massages, there are many categories of people who seek out massages for their own individual needs. One special population group that can benefit a great deal from the proper massage techniques is that of geriatric clients or those enjoying...

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Posted on: September 3, 2012

The Ups and Downs of Botox

Botox injections are becoming an increasingly popular way to smooth wrinkles without some of the invasive methods of plastic surgery. This method of freshening one's appearance is popular among Hollywood celebrities and is affordable of much of the general public. One of the primary benefits of botox is that it can be done on an outpatient basis as...

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Posted on: August 31, 2012

Managing Torticollis with Massage Therapy

Torticollis is often referred to as a wry neck or twisted neck. Torticollis is characterized by involuntary muscle spasms or contractions that lead a person to carry their neck in an abnormal position. Symptoms of torticollis are neck pain, stiff neck, shoulder pain and headaches. Some babies are born with torticollis, but most often, torticollis is...

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Posted on: August 29, 2012

Great Makeup Tips for All Skin Types

We all know about different skin types and textures, but did you know that skin type can actually effect how makeup looks when applied? Skin type can also make the difference between one product application working wonders on one skin type while dragging down another. The Importance of Moisturizer Every makeup artist knows achieving beauty all starts...

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Posted on: August 27, 2012

Discover How Spa Treatments Help to Heal Emotional Stress

Stress is known for causing multiple emotional and physical problems. Physical problems that can stem from stress include heart attacks, headaches, tense muscles and nerves, nausea, insomnia and unplanned weight gain or loss. Emotional stress can result from a busy work schedule that leaves a person feeling as if he is never able to catch up with all...

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Posted on: August 24, 2012

Ways to Practice Massage Therapy Around the World

Massage therapy is a booming trade, and if you are curious about how it might suit you, there are many things to consider. This work involves dealing with people in a very intimate matter, and it also involves finding a good place to practice the skills that you have acquired. As you learn more about how to become a massage therapist, however, you may...

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Posted on: August 22, 2012

Using Massage to Bring Couples Closer Together

Massages are known to rejuvenate the body and the soul, but many people think of them as a singular, personal experience that is experienced alone. However, this type of body works can be used to bring couples closer together in a few different ways. When a couple is on their honeymoon or other romantic retreat, a massage therapy provider at the hotel...

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Posted on: August 20, 2012

The Benefits of Myofascial Release

  Massage in general is focused on the muscles, and unlike other trigger point therapy, Myofascial Release Massage (MRM) also acknowledges that we store tension and stress in our muscles and connective tissue, As a result, they can become locked and stiff, causing chronic pain, or joint and muscle pain, in our daily lives. What is Myofascial Release? Using...

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Posted on: August 17, 2012

The Truth is in the Nails

Believe it or not, a person's nails can give insights into their health. There are several different things that a person can look for when it comes to health conditions by simply looking at their nails. The nails are similar to the hair when a person is sick. When someone is suffering from a medical condition, their hair will often be lifeless and...

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Posted on: August 15, 2012

Using Make-up to Create a Naturally Youthful Glow

Women all around the world look for ways to achieve a more youthful appearance. With the correct make-up, it is possible to look considerably younger. There are ways to achieve a natural make-up look that will make heads turn. To reduce fine lines, use a good primer on the problem areas. The T-zone area of the forehead, nose, eyes and lips should be...

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Posted on: August 13, 2012

Using Hypoallergenic Massage Oils for Sensitive Clients

Many clients would love to enjoy a relaxing massage, but the experience will not be so relaxing if they have an allergic reaction to the products used. Luckily, there are hypoallergenic massage oils that you can use to increase your clientele, and provide them a relaxing experience. No matter what type of treatment the client is looking for, it is important...

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Posted on: August 10, 2012

By Popular Demand: Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a form of massage therapy, which incorporates the use of smooth, heated, flat stones. The stones are placed strategically on key points of the body. River rocks are typically used for massage because they are smooth due to the river’s current smoothing the rocks out over time. Hot stones are normally made of basalt, which contain...

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Posted on: August 8, 2012

5 Great Reasons to Become a Massage Therapist

One of the greatest reasons to become is the need for massage therapists across the world. Massage therapists can truly relocate to any city of their choice because massage therapists are in demand. There are many different types of industries that massage therapists can work in. For example, a massage therapist can work in the hospitality industry...

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Posted on: August 6, 2012

The Latest in Nail Art Trends

Fall fashion for 2012 is, in a word, decadent, with gilded Baroque looks, lace and a palette of muted jewel tones and metallics.  It is no surprise that manicures and nail art are following suit to enhance it. Five of the biggest fall trends rely on unconventional techniques to elevate nails to works of art. Lace It Up Lace has had a strong showing...

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Posted on: August 3, 2012

Properly Sanitizing and Caring For Makeup Tools

Keeping clean and sanitized brushes and sponges is the most important rule for any makeup artisit to follow. If these items are not cleaned, they can pass diseases from person to person. Infections such as pink eye, the flu, and even flesh-eating bacteria can be passed along to another client through dirty equipment. Follow these instructions to prepare...

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Posted on: August 1, 2012

How Massage Therapy Could Benefit Blood Sugar Levels

The stability of blood sugar levels relies on complex feedback systems in the body. When these systems are not functioning properly, hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia may cause serious health risks. High sugar levels are most often linked to diet. Type II diabetes, for instance, is one of the most common chronic diseases with over eight percent of the population...

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Posted on: July 30, 2012

Introducing Decorative Elements in a Massage Room

Introducing decorative elements into a massage therapy room is easy and fun. It can be a great way to personalize the work environment and make it feel like home. Elements That Serve a Purpose The first and arguably most important aspect of making a great massage therapy room is to incorporate elements that have a purpose. These are the objects that...

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Posted on: July 27, 2012

Understanding Lower Back Pain for Massage

Back problems and pain, particularly lower back pain, is a common medical complaint. Most people experience this type of pain at least once, and many are chronic back pain sufferers. Fortunately, several measures exist to prevent or reduce most back pain occurrences. If prevention methods fail, simple remedies can treat the pain and eliminate the need...

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Posted on: July 25, 2012

Assisting Massage Clients with High Blood Pressure

Massage therapists, especially those who work in medical massage, assist clients with a variety of health conditions including hypertension. In order to provide the best outcome possible, therapists must understand the causes, symptoms, risk factors and treatments for this condition. Hypertension, better known as high blood pressure, is a common medical...

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Posted on: July 23, 2012

The Pros and Cons of Acrylic and Gel Nails

Acrylic and gel are both great options for your clients. Most women prefer one or the other based on the pros and cons of each set of nails. Acrylic Nails Acrylic nails are applied by dipping a brush into a monomer liquid followed by acrylic powder. This forms a ball that is placed onto the client’s nails and shaped with the brush before hardening...

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Posted on: July 20, 2012

Clinical Massage Vs. Wellness Massage

The massage industry is an exciting field that continues to experience rapid growth. Hundreds of thousands of patients suffer from muscle soreness, stiffness, lack of range of motion, as well as other similar symptoms that make receiving a massage from a trained professional worth investment. A large part of becoming a massage therapist is understanding...

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Posted on: July 18, 2012

The Important Role of a Sports Massage Therapist

The role of a sports massage therapist plays an important role in the successful performance of a professional athlete or even on someone who just wants to stay in shape. Having body work done during preparation for a performance or during a particularly hard training session is important because it assists the body with healing. Regular massage improves...

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Posted on: July 16, 2012

Properly Caring for Your Massage Therapy Equipment

Being a massage therapist can be a fulfilling career that brings great personal reward. You’re able to use your skilled hands to bring comfort and healing to your clients. However, there’s also a responsibility that comes with your career because you need to be concerned about sanitation and equipment maintenance. Keeping a checklist for yourself...

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Posted on: July 13, 2012

Benefits of Hydrotherapy Treatments

Hydrotherapy is one of the oldest types of treatment for disease. It utilizes water and massage and is believed to promote wellness and pain relief. When water is used in hydrotherapy, it is based on the thermal and mechanical effects the treatment carries. The body reacts to both hot and cold stimuli and uses various pressures with water that can...

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Posted on: July 11, 2012

Setting the Mood for a Relaxing Massage

The point of massage is to promote wellness, reduce stress and aid in the relaxation of a client. There are many things a massage therapist can do to ensure that the client not only achieves these objectives, but returns for future sessions. The Power of Scent From the moment a client enters a spa, they want to smell exotic scents they don't get to...

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Posted on: July 9, 2012

Benefits of Using Natural Skincare Products

  Natural skin care products contain the most natural and pure ingredients, consisting of plant-based and non-synthetic ingredients. With more than 300 million skin cells, the body naturally absorbs skin care and makeup products. Thus, the skin should be fed with natural products that contain the nutrients and vitamins to promote health skin...

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Posted on: July 6, 2012

Principles and Benefits of Orthoflexology

Orthoflexology is a healing modality based on the scientific study of the body's reflexes. The field focuses on the hands and the feet. As some of the most sensitive areas of the human body, the hands and the feet influence the overall health, balance and energy levels of the rest of the body. An orthoflexologist uses his or her fingers to massage various...

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Posted on: July 4, 2012

Understanding Facial Contours for Makeup Application

Makeup can work wonders to help camouflage defects and reshape your face. It doesn't take a lot of skill to learn the art of contouring, just a little practice and a few basic tools and cosmetics. The ideal makeup to use is a good quality foundation that is a shade lighter than your complexion; some matte bronzer in a light, medium, or dark tone, dependent...

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Posted on: July 2, 2012

The Five Most Popular Aromatherapy Oils for Massage

Many massage therapists choose to use aromatherapy oils during their massage. Essential oils have been shown to relax the body and calm the mind. However, there are some oils that are more popular than others. Below are five of the most popular types of aromatherapy oils: Clary Sage Clary Sage is a massage oil that is native to the northern Mediterranean...

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Posted on: June 29, 2012

Natural Skincare Products Provide External And Internal Health Benefits

There are natural skincare products that work inside and out to provide overall health and well being. Herbs, plants and essential oils benefit the skin topically and are absorbed to positively affect and protect internally. Natural scents provide aromatherapy and numerous health benefits as they are inhaled. Natural products do not contain any artificial...

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Posted on: June 27, 2012

Spa Therapies from Around the Globe

A spa therapy treatment is not only an effective way to feel pampered; it provides health benefits as well. Spa therapies around the globe offer unique ways to benefit depending on the treatment plan. These wellness plans provides clients with improved health and glowing skin. Aromatherapy Aromatherapy spa treatments originated in France. These oils...

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Posted on: June 25, 2012

Understanding the Inner Workings to Benefit Massage

Any type of massage provides some benefits. Simply being touched by another person in a caring manner can reduce stress by triggering the release of certain neurochemicals and anti-inflammatory hormones. Massage therapy can also be used to reduce or eliminate symptoms and change the course of underlying diseases. These applications require an intimate...

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Posted on: June 22, 2012

Providing Stimulating Massage to Seniors

With aging comes physical, mental and emotional challenges that may decrease one’s quality of life. Seniors have a basic need for touch and stimulation to improve their body and mind and overall well being. To better cope with aging and health problems, massage therapy may help the elderly, especially those who have little or no close physical contact. An...

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Posted on: June 20, 2012

Colors Of Massage Rooms

People go to the spa to receive treatments that are designed to pamper their bodies. One of the most popular treatments to have done is massage. People get massage treatments both as a holistic approach to treat various aliments and as a way to relieve stress.   One important thing that massage therapists must remember is that massage is meant...

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Posted on: June 15, 2012

All About Manicurists

Becoming a manicurist is now a popular career choice.  Manicurists must graduate from school and become certified by the state that they work in before they are able to practice their craft. People who are best suited to become manicurists are those who like to work with their hands and people who consider themselves a "people person".  Manicurists...

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Posted on: June 13, 2012

Types of Massage - Part 3

There are many different types of massage to choose from and it is important for a massage therapist to specialize in one or more types of massage to enhance their career. Here are some final types of popular massage: - Pregnancy Massage. Pregnancy massage is a type of massage that is done only on pregnant women. It is becoming more and more popular...

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Posted on: June 11, 2012

Types of Massage - Part 2

It is important for a massage therapist to specialize in one or more different types of massage to enhance his/her career. There are many different types of massage to choose from but here are a few that are popular: - Deep Tissues Massage. Deep tissue massage is a type of massage that involves the use of slower strokes across the grain of the muscle...

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Posted on: June 8, 2012

Qualities Of A Great Esthetician - Part Two

Great estheticians posses certain qualities that help them to enhance their career. Two of these skill are having a passion for skin care and caring for people. There are three other qualities great estheticians have. - A knowledge of skin care. An esthetician must graduate from an esthetician school and become certified to practice their craft. A...

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Posted on: June 6, 2012

Qualities Of A Great Esthetician - Part One

Becoming an esthetician is a popular career choice. More and more people are turning to the skin care industry to find jobs. Although becoming an esthetician is becoming more popular, there are certain qualities that you should posses if you want to become a great esthetician. - Having a passion for skin care. Every esthetician should have a passion...

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Posted on: June 4, 2012

Types of Massage - Part 1

After graduating from massage school, massage therapists will look to find the job that is best suited for them.  Although massage school will teach aspiring massage therapists many different types of massage, it is important for massage therapists to learn them all and then specialize in a few different types.  There are ten different types of massage...

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Posted on: June 1, 2012

Working on a Cruise Ship

Estheticians have the opportunity to work in a variety of different settings.  They can work in salons, spa or even for themselves.  One interesting place that an esthetician can chose to practice their craft is on a cruise ship.  Working on a cruise ship, estheticians have the opportunity to perform a variety of different services including facials...

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Posted on: May 30, 2012

History of Massage

Massage has been around for thousands of years.  Here is a brief outline of the history of massage: 3000 BC- Chinese wrote Cong-Fu of the Toa-Tse. It is the oldest known book written about massage. 2760 BC- Nei Ching describes therapeutic touch . 2500 BC – Egyptians created reflexology. 776 BC- At the Olympic Games athletes are massaged prior...

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Posted on: May 28, 2012

Male Estheticians

Becoming an esthetician is a great career choice.  Because of the flexible schedules and variety of different work environments, many people are opting to work as an esthetician.  Most estheticians today are female.  Although there are not many male estheticians, the numbers are on the rise.  Males today are realizing that becoming an esthetician...

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Posted on: May 25, 2012

Code of Ethics for Massage Therapists - Rules of Ethics

In addition to the Principles of Ethics, massage therapists must follow a set of Rules of Ethics.  These rules are mandatory for massage therapists who belong to the American Massage Therapy Association.  Any massage therapists who violates these rules is subject to disciplinary action.  The Rules of Ethics that massage therapists must follow are: Massage...

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Posted on: May 23, 2012

Code of Ethics for Massage Therapists - Principles of Ethics

Every professional needs to follow a code of ethics when they practice their craft.  Massage therapists are no different.  Massage therapists must follow a code of conduct when working with their client.  In order to gain admission into and continue membership with the American Massage Therapy Association., massage therapists must follow a set of...

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Posted on: May 21, 2012

Why Become an Esthetician?

Before enrolling in an esthetician school, you must first decide why you are making a decision to become an esthetician.  Thinking about things like paying for school and finding time in your schedule to attend class can seem challenging.  However, becoming an esthetician is a great career choice for many people.  Here are some of the top reasons...

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Posted on: May 18, 2012

Massage Therapists Can Be Frugal

Although some massage therapists, such as chair massage therapists have low overhead costs, some massage therapists put a lot of money into their business in order to grow it.  It is important for massage therapists to grow their business and increase their clients but this can be done in a frugal manner. In order to get the most for your money it...

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Posted on: May 16, 2012

Being A Massage Therapist Is Good For Your Health

Becoming a massage therapist is a great career choice for many people.  Massage therapists can have flexible hours and can work in a variety of different settings.  Another benefit of becoming a massage therapist is that is it can be good for your health.  Choosing massage therapy as your career can have the following health benefits: - Because...

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Posted on: May 14, 2012

Estheticians Should Look Presentable

People today seek out the help of an esthetician to have them perform an array of services ranging from nail care to skin care. Generally, when people visit an esthetician, they are trying to improve their appearance in some way. People will go to a salon or a spa to get a manicure to get their hands looking beautiful or will get a facial to improve...

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Posted on: May 11, 2012

Massage Therapists for Infants

Most massage therapists practice their craft on adults. There are some massage therapists that work with senior citizens. Because of the new research that shows the many benefits of massage without the harmful effect of drugs, more and more people are turning to this holistic method to treat a variety of medical ailments. Therefore, the need for licensed...

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Posted on: May 9, 2012

Tips to Succeed as an Esthetician

Once you graduate from an esthetician school, you will be excited to begin your career. Although you are probably excited to excel right away, it is important to understand that it will take some time before you can establish a successful career. Here are some tips to help you become a successful esthetician. 1. Advertise and Network. Networking is...

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Posted on: May 4, 2012

Massage Therapists Today

Massage therapy is a career choice that is on the rise. Because of the flexible hours and the many different setting that they can choose to work in, massage therapists are growing in numbers. There are a few things that are characteristic of most massage therapists. Most massage therapists are female. Only about fifteen percent of massage therapists...

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Posted on: May 2, 2012

Hands-On Esthetician Training

Esthetician school can be an exciting venture. When students enroll into an esthetician school, it is important that they realize that going to this type of school is not solely going to consist of attending classroom lectures and reading textbooks. A big part of going to an esthetician school is on-the-job-training that takes place during school. There...

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Posted on: April 30, 2012

Talk to the Financial Aid Officer

Applying to a massage school can be both an exciting yet overwhelming experience. There are many things to take into consideration before committing to any particular massage school. One important thing to do when looking for a massage school is to go on a visit of the schools you are interested in attending. While you are visiting the schools, be...

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Posted on: April 27, 2012

Resume for an Esthetician

Whether you have graduated from an esthetician school and are looking to start applying for jobs or are just looking for a different job, it is important that you write a great resume to give to prospective employers. Having a well written resume is a great way to impress those who are looking to hire you. When writing a resume, it is important that...

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Posted on: April 25, 2012

Prevent Burn Out During Massage School

Attending massage school is a great way to jumpstart a rewarding and fulfilling career in massage therapy. Although massage school is an exciting time, it is also a place where students can experience burn out. Each year, more and more on-the-job injuries are being reported. Because massage therapists and students are using their body as part of their...

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Posted on: April 23, 2012

Chair Massage

Massage therapists graduate from massage school with an endless array of job possibilities. They can work in spas, gyms, medical offices or for themselves. For those who are looking into going into business for themselves with their massage therapy degree often choose chair massage as their job of choice. Chair massage is a massage in which the client...

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Posted on: April 20, 2012

Improving Communication Skills

Massage school is a time when you learn the technique of massage and how to do it properly. Although this is true, students should not focus all of their energy on that aspect. It is important that during lab classes in massage school that students learn how to communicate with their clients. The lab classes in massage school will give you the chance...

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Posted on: April 18, 2012

Is Massage Therapy A Good Career Choice?

More and more people are choosing to go to massage school. Massage therapy seems to be a popular career choice. However, is massage therapy really a good career choice that can lead to a rewarding and successful career? The simple answer to this question is yes. Unlike most career choices, those who choose massage therapy as a career have the choice...

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Posted on: April 17, 2012

Interviewing to Work in a Spa

After graduating from a massage school, students must find a job. Once you have narrowed down the setting that you want to work in, you must apply for positions that sound like they would suit you. One piece of getting a job is going on an interview. It is important that you make a good impression with the interviewer. If you are interested in working...

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Posted on: April 12, 2012

Enhance Your Career as an Esthetician

Becoming an esthetician can be a very rewarding and exciting career. Once you have graduated from an esthetician school, you career as an esthetician will begin. To become a great esthetician, there are some things that you can do to enhance your career. Skin care is a very broad field that is ever changing. This is why it is important for licensed...

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Posted on: April 10, 2012

Discuss Tipping with Your Clients

Many times clients are not sure if they should tip their massage therapist. They wonder if it is the appropriate thing to do and how much tip should be given. As the massage therapist, it is up to you to delicately inform your clients about tipping policies. This should always be done at an appropriate time. It may not be a comfortable topic but since...

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Posted on: April 9, 2012

An Esthetician’s Work Environment

Once you have graduated from an esthetician school, a world of opportunity can open up for you. Estheticians have a variety of setting that they can work in and should be able to perform certain functions. Estheticians have the choice of whether they want to work in a treatment area or not. Many estheticians choose to work in the treatment area. They...

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Posted on: April 8, 2012

Important Abilities of Estheticians

Graduating from an esthetician school can be a great opportunity. Estheticians can have a long and rewarding career. There are some important skills, knowledge and abilities that are important for estheticians to have. They should be service oriented. Estheticians should always be looking for ways to help their clients. They should be good listeners...

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Posted on: April 4, 2012

Improving Your Massage with Aromatherapy

Massage therapists go to school to learn the techniques of their trade. Once you have graduated, you can choose to practice a variety of massages ranging from deep tissue to reflexology. If you are looking to add something special to your massage for your clients, aromatherapy may be an option for you. Aromatherapy has been used for many years. It...

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Posted on: April 1, 2012

Surviving Massage School

Being enrolled in a massage school is a very exciting time in life. Working towards to career as a massage therapist can be very rewarding but very stressful at the same time. Many massage school students wonder if that are actually cut out for it. It may seem impossible to finish graduate school but here are three things to help you along. 1. Learn...

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Posted on: March 30, 2012

Four Things Every Esthetician Should Do

Upon graduating from an esthetician school, most graduates are eager to begin their career as an esthetician. Being a successful esthetician is not solely based on technical ability. Here are four things to do to keep your clients coming back. 1.  Be respectful of your clients. Always listen to what they have to say without judging. If they tell you...

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Posted on: March 28, 2012

Becoming a Pediatric Massage Therapist

Massage therapy is a great career.  People who graduate from massage school have a variety of different options when it comes to their career.  They have the ability not only to choose what setting they would like to massage in but they also have a choice of what type of clientele they would like to massage.  Some people enjoy massing middle aged...

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Posted on: March 26, 2012

Climate – Another Element of a Great Massage

Massage is supposed to be a very relaxing and calming experience for clients.  People go to massage therapist not only for their technical ability but also for the other important elements of massage.  When people go in for a good massage, the massage therapist will create a relaxing environment for their clients.  Lighting and atmosphere are important...

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Posted on: March 23, 2012

Atmosphere – Another Element of a Great Massage

A great massage therapist is not based upon technique alone.  Other elements are important to the massage experience.  One of these elements is lighting.  Another important element is atmosphere. Atmosphere is a crucial part of a successful massage.  Being sure that you are able to create the right sounds and textures can significantly grow your...

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Posted on: March 21, 2012

Lighting- One Element of a Great Massage

Simply getting a degree in massage therapy does not make you a great massage therapist.  Massage therapists spend year perfecting their crafts and learning along the way.  Technique is not the only important part of massage.  There are other things that will impress your client and keep them coming back for more. Lighting is an important element...

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Posted on: March 19, 2012

Questions to ask Potential Massage Schools

Once you have decided to go to massage school, you have to choose what school you want to attend.  There are many massage school options and you need to be sure that the school you choose is right for you.  Once you have found out which schools are close to you and will offer certification, you should call the school to take a tour.  On the tour...

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Posted on: March 16, 2012

Esthetician Should Get Spa Treatments

  Estheticians are skincare experts that can work in different parts of the industry.  From spas to doctor’s offices to make-up counters, estheticians are practicing their craft everywhere.  The question is how often do estheticians seek out the services of other estheticians. Some many feel that since they are skincare experts themselves...

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Posted on: March 14, 2012

Picking Your Massage Specialty

Graduating from massage school is very exciting.  It can lead to a very fulfilling and exciting career.  As with almost every other health-related field, one way to make more money is to specialize your craft.  Massage therapy is a general area of expertise, but picking a specific massage modality and mastering it can lead to a very rewarding career. The...

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Posted on: March 12, 2012

Supplies for a Massage Therapist

Graduating from massage school is very exciting.  Once you graduate, you have many different work environments.  Although some massage therapy graduates choose to work in a spa, many choose to start up their own business.  Branching out on your own can be a very exciting and lucrative venture. When you are looking to become a private massage therapist...

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Posted on: March 9, 2012

Esthetician School Tuition

Becoming an esthetician can be a very exciting career.  In order to become an esthetician, first you must graduate from esthetician school.  One obstacle many potential esthetician school students face is paying tuition.  Going to an esthetician school can be pricey and looking at tuition costs can be discouraging. If you are considering going...

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Posted on: March 7, 2012

Tips for Elderly Massage

Massage therapists can choose to work in a variety of different settings with a variety of different clientele.  One area of massage that is gaining popularity is massage for elderly patients.  The benefits of massaging elderly patients are becoming more known and many people are taking advantage of these benefits. When massage therapists are...

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Posted on: March 5, 2012

Career As A Manicurist

The beauty industry is growing constantly.  More and more people are going to spas and salons to get various beauty treatments done.   Some of the most popular treatments being done in salons and spa are nail treatments.  Manicurists are in high demand. In order to become a manicurist, one must first graduate from an esthetician school and get...

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Posted on: March 2, 2012

Transporting Portable Massage Chairs

Massage therapy is an exciting career.  Not all massage therapists work in spas or facilities.  Many massage therapists work for themselves.  They do not have a specific space in which they massage their clients.  Instead, they bring their massage chair and supplies to people’s homes or businesses to perform their services. One critical item...

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Posted on: February 29, 2012

Estheticians – What can they do?

Estheticians are skin care professionals.  They go to school to learn about how to care for skin and keep it looking beautiful.  Here is a list of job responsibilities that an esthetician can have: -          Perform a detailed skin evaluation -          Perform facial massages -          Use chemical treatments to...

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Posted on: February 27, 2012

Animal Massage Therapist

Massage therapy is not just for humans anymore.  More and more people are turning to massage therapy for animals as a holistic healthcare option.  This type of massage is usually performed on dogs and horses. Just like people, animals can experience many benefit from massage.  Massage for animals can reduce muscle pain, strengthen the body, flush...

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Posted on: February 24, 2012

Massage Therapy Instructors

If you are intrigued by massage therapy but also have a passion for teaching, a career as a massage therapy instructor might be the right choice for you. The best massage therapy instructors are knowledgeable about their field and are passionate about what they do.  Most massage therapy instructors have a bachelor’s degree and ten year of experience...

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Posted on: February 22, 2012

Spice Up Your Massage

People are creatures of habit.  Massage therapists tend to use the same techniques over and over again.  Once they get used to massaging their clients in a certain way they tend to turn to that all the time.  This can lead to a boring career that can leave a massage therapist frustrated.  Here are some tips to spice up your massage career: Find...

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Posted on: February 20, 2012

Working As A Massage Therapist On A Cruise Ship

After completing massage school, there are many places graduates can choose to work.  Many new massage therapists opt to work in spas or rehabilitations centers.  Working on a cruise ship as a massage therapist may not be the first thing that comes to mind but it can be an interesting career option.  Before deciding to work on a cruise ship, you...

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Posted on: February 17, 2012

Estheticians Have Flexibility

Graduating from an esthetician school can be a very exciting time in your life.  You come out of school with a sense of accomplishment and pride.  The next step is to figure out where you are going to work. One really great reason to become an esthetician is for the flexibility that this field has to offer.  Unlike most career choices, an esthetician...

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Posted on: February 15, 2012

Tipping A Massage Therapist

As a thank you for a good experience, people will often tip those who are offering a service.  People tend to tip their hair stylist, nail technician and massage therapist.  The amount people tip can depend upon many different factors. Most massage therapists expect to be tipped after a good massage.  When you perform a service that you think was...

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Posted on: February 13, 2012

Important Parts Of A Successful Spa

If you have graduated from an esthetician or massage school and are considering opening your own spa, it is important that you know what you are getting into.  A spa is not going to be successful because of one person’s technical skills.  There are other factors that make a spa successful. Customer service is a very important part of a successful...

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Posted on: February 10, 2012

Using Postcards To Boost Your Massage Or Esthetician Business

If you are looking to generate more business for your massage or esthetician business, there may be a simple solution; postcards. Postcards are very easy to design.  They can be as uncomplicated as placing your add on a 4 x 6 card and sending it to a list of potential clients.  Since postcards work best when the message is brief, they are easy to...

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Posted on: February 8, 2012

The Perfect Spa Environment

Once you have graduated from a massage school you may feel like you are fully prepared to jump right into the massage industry.  If you are planning on opening up your own spa, there are certain things that you can do to create the perfect spa environment. When people get a massage, they are not only going for the physical touching aspect, they are...

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Posted on: February 6, 2012

Massage For Massage Therapists

Whether you are going through massage school or a practicing massage therapist, getting a massage is a great way to care for your body. Most massage therapists do not take the time out pamper themselves by getting a massage.  Although massage therapists know firsthand the many benefits of massage, they will rarely schedule one for themselves....

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Posted on: February 3, 2012

Making Money After Going To An Esthetician School

If you are considering going to an esthetician school, many important questions are on your mind.  Is there a demand for estheticians in today’s society?  How successful can you become if you graduate from an esthetician school? Today, the need for estheticians is growing.  Estheticians are a growing population and there is a rising value that...

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Posted on: February 1, 2012

Three Strategies To Get You Through Massage School

Once you have begun you program at a massage school, it may feel like it will be impossible to actually achieve your goal.  At first massage school is a fun and exciting adventure and then it can seem like you will never make it.  Following these three easy strategies will get you though massage school. The first strategy is to successfully schedule...

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Posted on: January 30, 2012

Does a Massage Therapists Gender Matter?

Can your gender affect your career if you are a massage therapist?  Stereotypically, male therapists tend to perform physical therapy and sports massages, while women tend to work in a spa. When it comes to working in a spa, most massage therapists are women.  When people are going to a spa to get a massage, they are generally setting aside time...

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Posted on: January 27, 2012

Working as a Make-up Artist in a Department Store

Once you have graduated from an esthetician school, the possibilities seem endless.  Where will you work and what will your career choice be?  One option is to work as a make-up artist in a department store at a make-up counter. Working in a department store as a make-up artist is a great career choice if you love doing people’s make-up, deciding...

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Posted on: January 25, 2012

Hand Care For Massage Therapists

Massage therapy is literally a hands-on career.  Massage therapists must take proper care of their hands to ensure they have a successful and long lived career. Good hand care includes well-trimmed and manicured nails, soft skin, protection from cuts and stretching and preventative injury measures.  It is important that massage therapists never...

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Posted on: January 23, 2012

Payment Plans for Massage School

When considering attending a massage school, one big question on potential students’ minds is the cost.  Massage school can be costly and potential students must determine whether or not they can afford the tuition before they apply to the school. One way that massage school students pay for their tuition is with a payment plan.  A payment plan...

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Posted on: January 20, 2012

Fashion Make-Up Artist

Becoming a make-up artist can be a very promising and exciting career.  After graduating from school, make-up artists can work in a variety of different settings ranging from a department store to a spa.   One popular choice among make-up artists who love the fashion industry is to become a fashion make-up artist. A fashion make-up artist is the...

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Posted on: January 18, 2012

Continuing Education For Massage Therapists

Becoming a massage therapist can be a very fulfilling and rewarding career for many people.  Much like the healthcare field, the massage industry is constantly changing and improving so the need to keep learning is necessary. Most massage therapists know that their days of learning do not end once they graduate from a massage school.   Continuing...

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Posted on: January 16, 2012

Becoming a Better Make-Up Artist

After graduating from an esthetician school, there are many different career options to choose from.  An increasingly popular choice for esthetician graduates is to become a bridal make-up artist. Every bride wants to look beautiful on their wedding day and more and more brides are hiring bridal make-up artists to make their wedding day special....

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Posted on: January 13, 2012

Working in a Spa as a Massage Therapist

Becoming a massage therapist can open the door to many different career paths.  Those who graduate from massage school can work in a variety of different settings ranging from nursing homes to sports facilities.  One popluar career choice of many massage therapists is working in a spa. Working in a spa as a massage therapist can be a great and rewarding...

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Posted on: January 12, 2012

What Makes a Good Massage Therapist?

If you are thinking about becoming a massage therapist, you should make sure it is the right career for you.  There are some qualities that a good massage therapist has that should align with your attributes. Massage therapists must enjoy working with their hands.  Since their entire career involves using their hands to massage others...

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Posted on: January 9, 2012

Medical or Paramedical Esthetician

If you would like to have a career in the medical field but are not interested in going to medical school or school for nursing, then becoming a medical or paramedical esthetician may be a great career choice for you. Medical or paramedical estheticians work closely with doctors and other health care professionals to help patients with their appearance. ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2012

Four Things To Do Before Applying To An Esthetician School

Going to school to become an esthetician can improve your life for the better and lead to a very promising and exciting career.  Before you apply to an esthetician school, there are four things that you should do. Research Becoming an Esthetician.  Before you apply to an esthetician school, you should be sure that this is the career for...

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Posted on: January 4, 2012

Nursing Home Massage Therapist

As the need for people in the massage industry increases, the demand for nursing home massage therapists is on the rise. More and more senior citizens are moving into nursing homes to spend their final years.  While in the nursing home, senior citizens are able to enjoy of the benefits of massage.  Massage therapy is a low cost treatment that...

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Posted on: January 2, 2012

Can I Enroll in a Massage School While I am Still Working?

Today most people are working full time jobs.  Not everyone is happy with what they are doing and they salary they are getting paid.  Some people have a strong desire to change their career but are fearful of how long it will take them to accomplish their goal.  Changing careers can be very time consuming and extremely expensive. What...

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Posted on: December 30, 2011

Different Make-up Techniques

Make-up artists are in high demand.  Once they graduate from school, a make-up artist is not limited to one area of expertise.  There are many different techniques that a make-up artist can use to further enhance their career. One popular technique that make-up artists can use is fashion make-up.  Make-up artists use fashion make-up when they...

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Posted on: December 28, 2011

Prenatal Massage Therapist

If you are looking for a career in which you are able to help others, becoming a prenatal massage therapist might be for you.  Prenatal massage therapists help the well being of pregnant women. Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman’s life.  When you become a prenatal massage therapist, you can share in the joy of this beautiful time...

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Posted on: December 26, 2011

Continuing Education For Massage Therapists

When becoming a massage therapist, it is important to know that your training will not end when you graduate from massage school.  Massage therapists are constantly learning new techniques and keeping up to date on the newest trends. One benefit of continuing education after you graduate massage school is  aiding the student in the decision of what...

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Posted on: December 23, 2011

Characteristics of a Great Esthetician

People who specialize in facial and make-up services are in high demand.  If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be an esthetician, there are a few questions that you should ask yourself.  Am I passionate and knowledgeable about skincare?  Do I care about people?  Do I have good communication skills?  If you can answer yes to these...

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Posted on: December 21, 2011

The Importance of Networking for Massage Therapists

One important thing that every massage therapist should do is network.  It doesn’t matter what type of massage therapist you are or where you practice your craft, networking can help to expand the number of clients you have and keep you up to date with what is going on in the industry. There are a few ways that massage therapists can network. First...

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Posted on: December 19, 2011

Massage is a Business Venture

Have you ever wanted to go into business for yourself?  Becoming a massage therapist is a promising career for those who want to venture out on their own. Massage therapists can work for themselves and do quite well.   They have the flexibility to choose to work from home, a rented space, meet their clients or any combination of the three....

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Posted on: December 16, 2011

Qualities of a Great Esthetician Program

If you have ever thought about becoming an esthetician, choosing the right school for you can be a daunting task.  There are important aspects that different esthetician programs have that should be researched before committing to any school. One important feature of a good esthetician program is the flexibility of their schedule.  Do they offer...

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Posted on: December 14, 2011

Massage Therapist in a Hospice

A hospice is a place that terminally ill patients go to have their physical, spiritual and social needs taken care of.  It is a place in which people who have conditions ranging from Alzheimer's disease to congestive heart failure to cancer go to spend their final time. During their time in a hospice, patients greatly benefit from massage therapy....

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Posted on: December 12, 2011

Massage Therapy - A Growing Industry

Recently, it has been very difficult to find a job. With many layoffs taking place around the country, people are wondering what they are going to do to support their families. What if you could find a rewarding career that would provide a good income? An industry that continues to grow even in tough economic times is the healthcare industry. Recently...

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Posted on: November 30, 2011

An Exciting Career as an Esthetician!

Helping others take pride in their appearance, listening to skin care concerns, performing a job requiring patience and skill...it's all in a day's work for an esthetician! An esthetician is a skin care specialist, trained in treating the facial skin to maintain or improve its appearance. He or she may work in a medical office, a spa, or a salon, or...

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Posted on: November 28, 2011

Working as a Sports Massage Therapist

Working as a sports massage therapist is a rewarding career, as it involves bringing relief to athletes who are suffering pain due to an injury or muscle strain. Sports massage therapists help athletes repair and recover from injuries so that they can continue in their training. Working as a sports massage therapist brings many benefits, including a...

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Posted on: November 23, 2011

Selecting the Esthetics Program that Aligns with your Career Goals

Estheticians are licensed skin care professionals that have completed substantial training and education to become skilled at providing their clients a variety of skin care treatments to maintain and improve overall appearance. During the initial appointment, an esthetician will discuss with a client their objectives and goals, analyze and assess the...

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Posted on: November 21, 2011

Important Features of a Massage & Skin Care School

People enroll in massage and skincare schools to learn the necessary skills to become massage therapists and estheticians. Programs vary depending on the school, but most programs can be completed within six months to a year with classes offered either part-time or full-time. Students learn a variety of subjects, such as how to do facials, massage techniques...

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Posted on: November 16, 2011

Hospital Internships For Massage Therapists

Hospital Internships For Massage Therapists. Gaining exposure to a hospital environment as a massage therapist is a great experience. Today, there is a great need for massage therapists in hospitals because people are beginning to recognize the worth of massage and touch in healing. Hospital internships for massage therapists are available...

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Posted on: November 14, 2011

Learn to Be a Make Up Specialist

Many benefits exist in becoming a trained make up specialist. The esthetics field is rapidly growing field with many opportunities for employment. Trained make up specialists have the opportunity to work in the television and entertainment industry. The makeup artist is often responsible for conveying the correct look for a role and may need to research...

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Posted on: November 10, 2011

Benefits Of Becoming A Massage Therapist

If you have ever been on the receiving end of an expert massage therapist's hands, you know how soothed, relaxed, and healed your body and mind feel. However, massage therapy is not one-sided; there are many benefits of becoming a massage therapist. When you are a massage therapist, you help others receive a feeling of well-being and health. Massage...

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Posted on: November 9, 2011

Skills of an Outstanding Esthetician

In today's job market, the demand for estheticians is high. While the thought of working in a spa setting is alluring, special skills are required from an ethetician that wishes to be successful in his or her field. It is important to be outgoing, have an eye for detail, and to be able to work with the public. When a person seeks an esthetician, part...

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Posted on: November 7, 2011

Qualities of a Good Massage Therapist

 A massage therapist is a licensed professional who is trained to give all types of massages. Massage therapy is a very rewarding career and it can also be very lucrative, but it certainly is not for everyone. Being a massage therapist involves working with people, so this job is ideal for those who are extroverts. A person should also be caring and...

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Posted on: November 4, 2011

Sports Internship For Massage Therapists

A sports internship is a great way to expand the horizons with your massage therapy career. During the sports internship you will work closely to many different sports athletes as well as athletic trainers. The sports internship program is a continuing credit class and is a 100 hour program. During the program your class hours will be split between...

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Posted on: November 2, 2011

How Long Does It Take To Become A Massage Therapist?

A massage therapist gives massages to relieve stress, heal physical injuries and alleviate stress. A massage therapist can be called a wellness professional, who is responsible for charting out a holistic care program for a client. It is a rewarding career and just like any other profession, it requires the therapist to undergo training and certification. Training...

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Posted on: October 31, 2011

Massage Therapist in Different Environments

Massage therapy can be practiced in many settings, private and public. Many massage therapist work from a studio in an office or a studio set up at their home. The hospitals widely use massage therapist to help with care plans the doctors have prescribed for their patients. Shopping centers and malls have massage therapists sometimes for an extra advantage...

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

How to Become an Esthetician

                                     Becoming an esthetician requires lots of training at an esthetician school. Students may spend between 4 and 6 months in school in order to complete the program. You will learn through hands on training with qualified professionals and study though proper text materials before...

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Posted on: October 26, 2011

What is an Esthetician?

Another word for esthetician is a skin care therapist. Estheticians are not medical doctors, however they can work close to them and help a doctor with a prescribed treatment and work alongside of a doctor to carry out the doctors care plan. Estheticians are well trained in the cosmetic treating of the skin and preform cosmetic procedures such as facials...

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Posted on: October 24, 2011

Massage Therapists and What to Expect

As more people are trying to relax due to hectic and stressful days, massage therapy in the United States is becoming a growing need. Many people including doctors believe massage will help to relax the tighten muscles caused from stress. Careers in massage therapy can include part-time, full-time, or self-employment opportunities. If you want to train...

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Posted on: October 21, 2011

Finding the Right Massage School For You

If you love massage and want a career in massage therapy, choosing the right massage school is an essential first step. There are many different massage techniques and approaches to massage education. Select the school that best fits your own personal beliefs and philosophy. Practical considerations like student teacher ratio, facilities, number of...

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Posted on: October 19, 2011