Spa Business Articles

Properties of Seaweed and Use in Spa Treatments

The goal of seawater treatments is to bring the body back into balance. As a perfectly balanced nutrient, seaweed offers a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals and trace elements that nourish the skin and increase the circulation to the tissues. Metabolism is increased due to the presence of organic iodine. Seaweed fights off stress because it contains high levels of magnesium while potassium improves all neural functions. Seaweed contains anti-oxidants such as beta-carotene and important amino acids Trace minerals such as...

Types of Seaweed Treatments

Salt Glow A typical salt glow uses finely grained sea salts (sometimes Dead Sea Salts rich in magnesium and potassium chloride) mixed in an oil base. This is useful as salts do not dissolve in oil and their friction qualities are extended. Using the palms of the hands, the therapist provides a brisk and rapid friction beginning with the feet and moving up along the entire length of the body. One cup of sea salts is enough to provide an...

Benefits of Sea Water Therapy

1) Immune system: immunity refers to the natural healing power and defense power that is inherent to human beings. In other words, it refers to resistance against virus and bacteria, or the resistance against malignant neoplasms. This means the improvement in natural healing power and resistance serves as an important health promotion indicator. Our research revealed that immune system such as interferon producing capacities and NK activities improved after the thalassotherapy. 2) Endocrine system: The endocrine system refers to adjustment...

The Phases of Aging

Research company Mintel identified three phases of aging for adults that directly influence the types of spa services and products they need and want: Aging Early Planners: People in their mid-30s to mid-40s who are aware of and concerned about the early signs of aging will be interested in products and services aimed at preventing, limiting, and controlling its effects. Age Prevention Seekers: At ages 45 to 54, people are becoming more anxious and proactive about age prevention. They're more...

Top Things To Look For When Hiring a Spa Employee

Qualities to Look for: Do they like people? How stable are they in their home life? Identify their passions Identify their goals in 2,3,5 years; identify their vision of the perfect future Check out their past Ask for references that are not relatives How clean are they when they come in for the interview? Do they volunteer for the community or others? Behaviors to Avoid: Identify how they talk about others (look for negativity) Frequent movers If they have no...

What You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal

Raleigh Laser Hair Removal and medical spa expert Kile Law Provides guidelines for choosing the appropriate Laser Hair Removal system. Laser hair removal has come a long way since the first laser for hair removal received FDA clearance in the mid 1990's. Older generation lasers were very slow, very painful and worked only on individuals with very dark hair and very light skin. Today, lasers can work on all skin colors and some lasers are even safe for treating tanned...

The 5 Worst Mistakes Estheticians Make When Looking For Work

Having typos and bad grammar in your resume or cover letter Saying that you want to own your own spa someday Admitting that you do not like to perform a specific service (like waxing, for example Thinking that you are an expert even though you just entered the field Being unwilling to spend time learning more skills and keeping up with changing technology

Duh! A No-Brainer Guide to the Essence of Service

The obscure we see eventually, the completely obvious takes longer." -- Edwin Newman First I had an "ah-hah!" experience. Then I had a "Duh?" experience when, a few days ago, I realized that all my passion regarding customer service is nothing more than "Duh." As in "Duh, I know that," or "Duh, of course, it's so simple!" Service is based on foundations that are so basic it's almost ridiculous, and yet even though it's simple, when it comes to consistently...

Introducing the LOHAS Market

Are you wondering what LOHAS stands for? Don't feel bad if you aren't familiar with it yet. If you're in the yoga business or own a spa, you understand it more than you know. LOHAS is a convenient marketing buzzword that stands for Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability. Simply put, it refers to the $227 billion dollar consumer market of people who want more consciousness in their day-to-day lives and are spending their money accordingly. This large subculture is detailed...

10 Ways to Turn Off the LOHAS "Conscious Consumer"

? Using synthetic perfumes & detergents in your products or services ? Wasting paper by sending multi-page offers by mail ? Double-bagging or using too much packing materials ? Playing music with harsh language or aggressive beats ? Getting annoyed when they ask about ingredients ? Tell them what to do, instead of asking them what they want ? Rushing them to a close or not being willing to discuss their needs ? Not being willing to send them elsewhere,...

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