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  • Frozen Winter Wonderland Relief

    January 3rd, 2017

    Frozen Winter Wonderland Relief – T R E A T M E N T  O F  T H E  M O N T H

    Aromatherapy recipe:
    Bon Vital’ Hartland Massage Oil: Add 10 drops of Bon Vital’ Hartland Essential Oil to 2 oz. of Bon Vital’ Therapeutic Touch Massage Oil. Shake gently to combine.
    Bon Vital’ Hartland Salt Glow: Add 10 drops of Bon Vital’ Hartland Essential Oil to 2 oz. of Bon Vital’ Unscented Salt Glow. Stir to combine.
    A sure cure for the winter blues! The Bon Vital’ Frozen Winter Wonderland Relief is a full body massage and scrub that will not only lift spirits, but also warm and relax tired muscles.
    Featuring our custom Bon Vital’ Hartland Essential Oil blend.

    Session Time:
    90 minutes
    Suggested Charge per Treatment: $120 – $180
    Cost per Treatment: $14.79
    Treatment: $6.60+
    Take home product: $8.19

    Supplies:
    Bon Vital’® Therapeutic Touch Massage Oil
    Bon Vital’ Hartland® Essential Oil
    Bon Vital’ Hartland Essential Oil Roll-on
    Bon Vital’ Unscented Salt Glow
    Bon Vital’ Unscented Body Butter
    Biofreeze® Professional Gel 2 oz. bottles
    Warm towels
    Home Care:
    Bon Vital’ Hartland Essential Oil Roll-On
    Biofreeze Professional Gel

    K E Y  I N G R E D I E N T S
    Olive Oil, Dwarf Pine, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Rosemary, Melissa and Menthol
    1. Begin with client in supine position.
    2. Wrap a hot towel infused with Bon Vital’ Hartland Essential Oil around client’s face.
    3. Remove the towel while still warm.
    4. Begin Swedish massage treatment with gentle circular strokes to the face and scalp before applying any oil to your hands.
    5. Now using Bon Vital’ Hartland Massage Oil, start your massage on the neck and trapezius.
    6. Add gentle stretches for the neck.
    7. Moving on to massage each arm starting at the shoulder, over the upper chest and down the arm finishing with the hand. Repeat on opposite side.
    8. Continuing on to each leg finishing with the feet.
    9. Apply Bon Vital’ Hartland Salt Glow in circular motions, gently exfoliating client’s arms and upper chest keeping breast area draped.
    10. Thoroughly clean off scrub with warm towels and pat skin dry.
    11. Finish with a light application of Bon Vital’ Unscented Body Butter to arms and chest.
    12. Apply Bon Vital’ Hartland Salt Glow in circular motions, gently exfoliating client’s legs and feet.
    13. Thoroughly clean off scrub with warm towels and pat skin dry.
    14. Finish with a light application of Bon Vital’ Unscented Body Butter to legs and feet.
    15. Turn client to prone position. While still draped, add in some gentle rocking and compressions over the back.
    16. Undrape and apply Bon Vital’ Hartland Massage Oil giving client thorough massage on back, glutes, and legs.
    17. While client is still prone, apply Bon Vital’ Hartland Salt Glow in circular motions, gently exfoliating client’s back, legs and feet.
    18. Thoroughly clean off scrub with warm towels and pat skin dry.
    19. Finish with a light application of Bon Vital’ Unscented Body Butter to back, legs and feet.
    20. Re-drape client and gently rock them in a rhythmic fashion.
    21. Apply Bon Vital’ Hartland Essential Oil Roll-on to wrists and ankles.
    22. Apply Biofreeze Professional Gel to trapezius.*
    23. Give client a cup of hot herbal tea.
    24. Send client home with Bon Vital’ Hartland Essential Oil
    Roll-on and Biofreeze Professional Gel.

    T R E AT M E N T  P R O T O C O L
    Frozen Winter Wonderland Relief
    Contraindications: General contraindications that apply to Swedish massage including open wounds and skin infections.
    Not recommended to use Biofreeze on the face.
    *Use Biofreeze as indicated. Before applying Biofreeze, be sure to wipe area clean of all massage lubricants.

    F E AT U R E D  P R O D U CT S
    Bon Vital’ Therapeutic Touch Oil
    Bon Vital’ Hartland Essential Oil
    Bon Vital’ Hartland Essential Oil Roll-on
    Bon Vital’ Unscented Salt Glow
    Bon Vital’ Unscented Body Butter
    Biofreeze Professional Gel

    Bon Vital’ Frozen Winter Wonderland Relief created by Lynda Solien-Wolfe, LMT, Robyn L. Green, RMT,
    and Jonna Winkler, LMT

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    Somatology – Massage Step by Step

    December 1st, 2016

    Somatology by Cuccio Naturale products

    Massage Step by Step

    Step 1: Massage in an up and down movement along and around the calf area and downward to end of the foot.

    Step 2: Turn leg inward, using an up and down movement massage calf area in between muscles then guide down to foot area.

    Step 3: Follow the massage technique movements for soles of the feet.

    Step 4: Gently push the toes in a downward motion to stretch the foot.

    Step 5: Repeat the massage technique movements for the sole of the feet. Then use circular movements around the ankle bone.

    Step 6: Continue with circular movements around the back of the angle and down to the heel area.  Repeat steps 1 – 6 as time allows.

     

    Using a towel gently pat off any excess serum and apply Butter Blend or Lytes Ultra Sheer Body Butter.

     

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    Soothing and refreshing herbal Detoxsoak service.

    November 1st, 2016

    Soothing and refreshing herbal Detoxsoak service.

    A revolutionary service to help de-stress and rejuvenate in 4 easy steps.

     

    This is a stand-alone service that should be charged separately.  It can be combined with your existing pedicure service by soaking first, adding your Cuccio natural pedicure service of choice and finishing with the massage technique steps you would charge for the two services.

    Directions:

    Step 1: Fill foot bath with warm water in front of client, open Detoxsoak packet.  Add small packet of magnesium sulfate crystals to water.

    Step 2: Add large detoxsoak tablet to water

    Step 3: Place feet in herbal Detoxsoak treatment soak for 15minutes. When finished with soak, rinse off legs and feet then proceed to towel dry.

    Step 4: Follow with Detoxsoak somatology massage serum and technique.

    When using in conjunction with a pedicure service file cut nails, soak in Detoxsoak for 15 minutes then continue with pedicure. (You will notice callus removal will be much easier) finish with Detoxsoak somatology massage with recommeneded technique.  Use Cuccio colour or Veneer for the perfect look.

     

    Peppermint Flurry – Signature Massage Treatment

    October 1st, 2016

    Peppermint Flurry

    Signature Massage Treatment

    This Peppermint Flurry will address the stiffness, aches, and pains winter brings on!

    The Peppermint Flurry Signature Treatment includes an invigorating full body peppermint oil massage featuring the nourishing benefits of olive oil found in Bon Vital’® Therapeutic Touch with Bon Vital’ Peppermint and Eucalyptus Salt Glow to energize and revitalize the mind and body. It includes deep moisturizing Bon Vital’ decedent Body Butter to hydrate the skin. Finishing with a flurry of Biofreeze® Gel applied to the upper traps to give you added winter relief.

    Time: 90 minutes

    Suggested Charge per Treatment $100-$160

    AROMATHERAPY RECIPE:

    To prepare the signature Peppermint Flurry: mix 10 drops Bon Vital’ Aromatherapy 100% Pure Peppermint in 2 oz. B on Vital’ Therapeutic Touch Oil

    PRODUCTS NEEDED:

    • Bon Vital’ Peppermint and Eucalyptus Salt Glow
    • Bon Vital’ Peppermint and Eucalyptus Body Butter
    • Bon Vital’ Therapeutic Touch Oil
    • Bon Vital’ Aromatherapy 100% Pure Peppermint
    • Biofreeze Gel
    • Bon Vital’ Aromatherapy Roll-on Peppermint
    • 2 oz. plastic or glass bottle
    • Several warm, moist towels

    Treatment Protocol

    1. Begin with client in supine position.
    2. Wrap a hot towel around client’s face.
    3. Add a few drops of Peppermint Flurry massage oil onto the anterior surface of wrists, rub together and hold above client’s face for them to inhale, taking 3 long deep breaths.
    4. Remove the towel while still warm.
    5. Begin swedish massage treatment with gentle circular strokes to the face and scalp before adding any oil to your hands.
    6. Now using oil, start your massage on to the neck and traps. Add gentle stretches for the neck.
    7. Moving on to massage each arm starting at the shoulder over the upper chest down the arm finishing with the hand then repeat with opposite side.
    8. Continuing on to each leg finishing with the feet.
    9. Turn client to prone position. While still draped add in some gentle rocking and compressions over the back.
    10. Undrape and apply Peppermint Flurry Massage oil and give client a thorough massage on back, glutes, and legs.
    11. While client is still prone apply Bon Vital’ Peppermint and Eucalyptus Salt Scrub in circular motions, gently exfoliating client’s back, legs and feet.
    12. Thoroughly clean off scrub with warm towels and pat skin dry.
    13. Finish with a light application of Bon Vital’ Peppermint and Eucalyptus Body Butter to back, legs and feet.
    14. Turn client supine and begin Bon Vital’ Peppermint and Eucalyptus Salt Scrub in circular motions, gently exfoliating client’s arms and upper chest keeping breast area draped.
    15. Thoroughly clean off scrub with warm towels and pat skin dry.
    16. Finish with a light application of Bon Vital’ Peppermint and Eucalyptus Body Butter to arms and chest.
    17. Apply Bon Vital’ Peppermint and Eucalyptus Salt Scrub in circular motions, gently exfoliating client’s legs and feet.
    18. Thoroughly clean off scrub with warm towels and pat skin dry.
    19. Finish with a light application of Bon Vital’ Peppermint and Eucalyptus Body Butter to legs and feet.
    20. Re-drape client and gently rock them in a rhythmic fashion.
    21. Apply Bon Vital’ Aromatherapy Roll-on Peppermint to wrists and ankles.
    22. Apply a flurry of Biofreeze Gel to the upper trapezius.
    23. Give the client a cup of hot peppermint tea.
    24. Send client home with Bon Vital’ Aromatherapy Roll-on Peppermint and Biofreeze Gel.

    Contraindications: General contraindications that apply to Swedish massage and contraindications for this treatment.

    Open wounds and skin infections. Not recommended to use peppermint flurry or Biofreeze on the face.

    Treatment created by Jonna Winkler LMT, Robyn Lynn Green RMT and Lynda Solien-Wolfe LMT.

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    Bon Vital Serenity Hot Oil Scalp Ritual

    September 28th, 2016

    Bon Vital Serenity Hot Oil Scalp Ritual

     

    Session Time: 30 minutes

    Suggested Charge per Treatment: $60- $100

    Cost per Treatment: $8.50     Treatment: $2.50 plus take home product: $6.00

     

    Supplies:

    Bon Vital’ Coconut Oil

    Bon Vital’ Serenity Essential Oil

    Bon Vital’ Serenity Essential Oil Roll-on

    Small bottle with a flip up spout to apply the oil to the hair

    Oil warmer or small bowl of warm water to warm oil

    Towels

     

    Home Care:

    Bon Vital’ 100% Pure Essential Oil Serenity Synergistic Blend Roll-on

     

    Aromatherapy recipe:

    20 drops of Bon Vital’ Serenity Synergistic Blend with 2 oz. of Bon Vital’ Coconut Oil

     

    The deeply relaxing Serenity Hot Oil Scalp Ritual is 30 minutes of bliss. This treatment includes a scalp massage using Bon Vital’ Coconut Oil infused with Serenity Essential Oil blend, which is warmed to perfection in order to relax the senses. The face, neck, and scalp are treated to a soothing massage to help completely let go of stresses!

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    1. Begin with client in a supine position with clean towel under their head.
    2. Take a small amount of Bon Vital’® Serenity Massage Oil Blend. Rub it in your hands, have your client take 3 deep breaths while holding your hands above the clients face, so that they inhale the wonderful aroma.
    3. Start by pressing down on your client’s shoulders towards their feet in a rhythmic fashion.
    4. It is now time to add some warm Bon Vital’ Coconut Oil. First place some of the oil in your hand to test the temperature. Then apply gently to your client’s shoulders and décolleté (lower neck line) area using effleurage strokes bringing the oil right up the neck, stroking through the hair. You will want to do this a few times to introduce the oil into the hair.
    5. This is a great time to start your face massage, remembering Bon Vital’ Coconut Oil is great to use on the face. With a light amount of oil still on your hands, draw your hands up the neck, in a gentle but firm effleurage stroke to the jaw line.
    6. Use the pads of your fingers and run along the jaw line to the center of the chin, around the mouth, up over the nose and finish on the forehead. Use a gentle downward compression on the forehead. Slide your fingers outward to the temporal area.
    7. Not breaking contact with the face, lightly slide your fingers back down to the jaw line. Begin fingertip kneading in a circular motion for the chin area moving upwards through the face. Remain aware of your pressure, hand placement and the flow of the treatment.
    8. You can finish the face portion of this massage with some gentle vibrations.
    9. Now take your bottle of warm oil and applying moderate amounts of your Coconut Oil blend to the hair and scalp. Make sure you apply to the entire head and scalp. Don’t be afraid to use a generous amount, coconut oil is great for skin and hair.
    10. Using effleurage strokes, work the oil gently into the hair by raking your fingers in long slow strokes from the hairline to the ends of the hair for even saturation.
    11. Using a circular motion and applying some deeper pressure with your finger tips (always watching your clients face for pain cues), start on the scalp from the top center on the hairline to the back of the head, in small sections, moving your way from the top of the head to the back of the head. Return again to the front hair line slightly lateral to where you started and continue to the back of the head. Repeat until you have covered the entire scalp. When it comes time, rest the clients head. Rotated gently in your one hand and work on the area of the head that was not accessible earlier, repeat for the other side. Remember to include the temporal and ear areas. It is also great to add gentle ear pulling at this time.
    12. Use a relaxing effleurage stroke in between techniques, like gentle finger raking of the hair.
    13. Use your finger tips to apply a downward pressure. Starting on the scalp from the top center on the hairline to the back of the head. In small sections, moving your way from the top of the head to the back of the head. Return again to the front hair line slightly lateral to where you started and continue to the back of the head. Repeat until you have covered the entire scalp. When it comes time, rest the clients head. Rotated gently in your one hand and work on the area of the head that was not accessible earlier, repeat for the other side.
    14. Wrap face in a Serenity Oil infused, warm towel.
    15. Remove towel from face and place on head using some gentle compressions.
    16. Remove the towel and place hands on either side of lower neck. Glide up the neck finishing with some gentle traction.
    17. Take the Serenity Blend Roll-on and put on their wrists and send them home with it to continue the path of serenity.
    18. Serve client a cup of chamomile tea.

     

    K E Y  I N G R E D I E N T S

    Coconut Oil Lavender Orange Tangerine Rosewood Rose Geranium Chamomile

    F E AT U R E D  P R O D U CT S

    Bon Vital’ 100% Pure Essential Oil

    Serenity Synergistic Blend

    Bon Vital’ Coconut Massage Oil

    Bon Vital’ 100% Pure Essential Oil Serenity Synergistic Blend Roll-on

     

    Special Notes: This is a great stand-alone treatment or could be incorporated with a foot treatment or full body massage. You can use room temperature oil with this treatment.

    Contraindications: General contraindications that apply to the head and face including contusions, open wounds and skin infections also general massage contraindications.

     

    Serenity Hot Oil Scalp Ritual created by Robyn L Green RMT and Lynda Solien-Wolfe, LMT

     

    Lemonade Summer Splash – Signature Massage Treatment

    August 22nd, 2016

    Lemonade Summer Splash

    Signature Massage Treatment

    An invigorating body massage and exfoliation treatment guaranteed to quench your thirsty skin like a refreshing glass of lemonade! The scent of fresh squeezed lemons mixed with sugar crystals will melt away tension and leave your skin silky smooth.

    Benefits: Uplifting stress reliever, skin exfoliation, skin brightener and firming properties.  This is an excellent treatment to prepare skin before a self-tanning application.

    Suggested Charge per Treatment: $125 – $150 Lemonade Summer Splash

    Time: 60 minutes Cost per Treatment: $24.70

    Treatment: $9.70 + Take Home Product: $15.00

     

    AROMATHERAPY RECIPE:

    To prepare the signature Lemonade Oil, add 20 drops of Lemon Essential Oil to 2 oz of Coconut Oil. Gently shake to combine the oils.

    Products Needed:

    • Bon Vital’® Coconut Oil
    • Bon Vital’ Lemon Essential Oil
    • Bon Vital’ Lemon Roll-on Essential Oil
    • Bon Vital’ Unscented Sugar Scrub
    • Bon Vital’ Unscented Body Silk
    • TheraPearl® Eye-ssential® Mask (chilled)
    • 2 oz. plastic or glass bottle
    • Several warm, moist towels

     

    Pre-mix the Lemonade Sugar Scrub: in a small bowl, add 6 drops of Lemon Essential Oil to 4 oz of Unscented Sugar Scrub.

    Begin with your client in supine position:

    1. The Upper Extremities

    Add a few drops of the Lemonade oil into your hands, rub together and hold above client’s face for them to inhale, taking 3 long deep breaths. Begin Swedish Massage treatment with gentle effleurage strokes to the face, moving in an upward direction, firm circular motions to temples and scalp.  Stimulate pressure points on the face and scalp. Place chilled eye mask on client.  Move on to the neck and trapezius. Be sure to include some gentle stretches for the neck. Massage each arm.

     

    1. The Lower Extremities

    Work down the body all the way to the feet.

    Remove eye mask and turn client to the prone position:

     

    1. The Back

    Turn down sheet to client’s hip and place a warm towel infused with Lemon Essential Oil on client’s back. Use compression strokes over warm towel beginning at the trapezius and work down the back. Remove the towel while still warm. Apply Lemonade massage oil and give client thorough back massage, working all the way down the lower body to the feet.

    Scrub: Apply Lemonade sugar scrub in circular motions, gently exfoliating client’s back, then all the way down the hips, legs, and feet. Thoroughly clean off scrub with moist warm towels and pat skin dry.

     

    1. The Finish

    Apply a light application of unscented Body Silk. Cover and adjust sheet over client’s back and legs. Apply Lemon Roll-on Essential Oil in circular motion to the feet and wrists. End the massage with gentle rocking strokes along each side of the body. To complete the treatment, offer client a glass of water with lemon.

     

    1. Take Home

    The cost of the eye mask and Lemon Roll-on Essential Oil is baked into the treatment cost. Send home with your client to encourage them to continue their spa experience.

    Special Notes: Advise clients to avoid direct sunlight after receiving the Lemonade Summer Splash treatment.

    The use of lemon essential oil may make skin more sensitive to UV light.

    Treatment created by Katie Haley, LMT, Debbie Kirsch, LMT and Lynda Solien-Wolfe, LMT

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    Frozen Massagearita – Signature Massage Treatment

    June 1st, 2016

    Frozen Massagearita – Signature Massage Treatment

    Chill out with a stimulating treatment that will awaken the senses and relax tense muscles. This treatment is designed to take you to St. Somewhere!

    Benefits: Reduces tension in the body, uplifts the mind and rejuvenates the skin.

    Products Needed:

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    Time: 6o minutes

    Cost per Treatment: $26.80

    • Treatment: $3.60
    • Take Home Product: $23.20

    Suggested Charge per Treatment: $85- $125

    Aromatherapy Recipe: To prepare the signature Massagearita Oil, add 10 drops of Lime Essential Oil and 2 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil to 2 oz of Coconut Oil. Gently shake to combine the oils.

    Begin with your client in the supine position:

    1. The Face & Scalp

    Add a few drops of Massagearita oil in your hand, rub together and hold above your client’s face for them to inhale, taking 3 long deep breaths. Begin Swedish Massage treatment with gentle circular strokes to the scalp. Place the chilled eye mask on client.

    1. The Upper Extremities

    Move on to the neck and trapezius. Apply gentle stretches to the neck. Massage each arm.

    1. The Lower Extremities

    Massage each leg beginning with the feet.

    Remove eye mask and turn client to the prone position:

    1. The Back

    Turn sheet down to client’s hip and place a warm towel infused with essential oils on client’s back. Use compression strokes over warm towel beginning at the trapezius and work down the back. Remove the towel while still warm. Apply Massagearita oil to client’s back. When finished with back massage, use another warm towel to remove any additional massage oil on client. Using a Biofreeze roll-on, apply a light application to the paraspinals and trapezius. Cover client’s back with sheet. Complete a Swedish massage – arms, then legs. As you finish each leg, end with a long gliding stroke from the ankle, up the leg, over the glutes and back, rounding off at the shoulder and coming back down the arm and hands to the leg. Complete the stroke by lifting off at the ankle. Adjust top sheet over the client.

    1. The Finish

    End the massage with gentle rocking strokes along each side of the body.

    1. Take Home

    The cost of the eye mask, the Lime roll-on essential oil and Biofreeze roll-on is baked into the treatment cost. Send home with your client to encourage them to continue their spa experience.

    Treatment created by Katie Haley, LMT, Debbie Kirsch, LMT and Lynda Solien-Wolfe, LMT

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    BIOTONE Spa Firmi-Sea targeted CELLULITE TREATMENT

    May 24th, 2016

    BIOTONE Spa Firmi-Sea targeted CELLULITE TREATMENT

    Most spas offer some form of specialized massage and seaweed-based treatment for clients wishing to improve the condition of cellulite. While these treatments are not panaceas for this common condition, they can temporarily improve the dimpled appearance in certain areas, and for this clients are willing to pay a good price.

    The treatment incorporates three vital components to aid in accomplishing the desired effects: a stimulating exfoliation using loofah or dry bristle brush, a targeted wrap using Firmi-Sea Body Mud and firming therapeutic complex, and vigorous massage using skin rolling and percussive techniques to maximize circulation to the area. A fourth component of hydrotherapy is beneficial if you have a hydrotherapy tub with high-powered underwater massage hose available.

    This treatment is a great way to generate retail sales and series sales (5 or 10 pre-paid Firmi-Sea Targeted Cellulite Treatments).

    Note: Always be sure to include a DISCLAIMER in your brochures, menus, and other materials, stating that clients need to include exercise, diet, lifestyle considerations, and plenty of WATER CONSUMPTION (64 ounces per day), in addition to use of the Biotone Spa products, in order to achieve optimal results.

    TREATMENT TIME

    • 90 MINUTES
    • 5 WEEKS FOR SERIES (2X PER WEEK FOR 10 SESSIONS)

    TREATMENT PRICE

    • $90 – $120
    • $800 – $1000 SERIES OF TEN

    RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

    BENEFITS

    STIMULATES MICRO-CIRCULATION & CELLULAR EXCHANGE IN AFFECTED AREA, TEMPORARILY IMPROVING APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE

    CONTRAINDICATIONS

    ALLERGY/SENSITIVITY TO SEAWEEDS OR IODINE, CLAUSTROPHOBIA (CHECK CLIENT INTAKE FORM TO SEE IF ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS ARE PRESENT)

    TABLE SETUP

    FITTED SHEET, FLAT SHEET, BLANKET, FLAT SHEET, THERMAL BLANKET, PLASTIC WRAP, BATH SHEET

    YOU WILL NEED

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    TARGETED CELLULITE TREATMENT PROCEDURE

    1. (Optional) Perform a consultation and assessment prior to beginning this treatment, especially in the case of a series, for which clients pay a large amount. Talk to the client about lifestyle issues and her willingness to dedicate herself to the program for the duration of treatment. With client in bathing suit or underwear, assess visible signs of cellulite.
    2. Client begins face down. Starting at the client’s left leg, use loofah or dry bristle brush to perform a VIGOROUS exfoliation in circular motions beginning just above the knee and working to the buttocks, finishing at the upper waist for a total of 3 – 5 minutes, focusing on target areas (cellulite). Exfoliate arms from elbow to the upper triceps area, cupping the elbow to support the arm. Re-cover the client’s leg and repeat on right side. Client should be forewarned about the stimulating nature of this step, which differs substantially from regular exfoliation.
    3. Client turns over. Insert a breast and pelvic towel at this time. Then beginning at client’s right leg, use same vigorous exfoliation beginning above the knee and work up to the high waist for a total of 3-5 minutes. Drape the client with a bath sheet from the feet to the waist.
    4. Mix 40 drops Firming Customizing Complex into ½ cup Firmi-Sea Body Mud, warm mixture in hydrocollator, roaster, or other unit (microwave not recommended), and apply to target areas, including hips, thighs, buttocks, stomach, and backs of upper arms. Beginning at bottom right corner of table, have client bend right leg at the knee and place right foot flat on the table to expose outer thigh, rolling slightly to the left. Start at the knee and apply mud beginning on the outside of the leg above the knee to the buttocks. Apply to right hand side of back at this time. Apply to inner thigh. Cover upper leg with plastic. Proceed to arm and apply mud from elbow to triceps. Cover arm with plastic. Repeat on left side of the body. Spread mixture beyond target areas as well, but there is no need to cover lower legs, upper back, chest, etc.
    5. Wrap client in layers, first with plastic wrap, then thermal blanket and cotton or wool blanket. Allow to rest for 20 –25 minutes. During this time, you may optionally apply reflexology to the feet, focusing on lymphatic drainage points.
    6. Beginning at lower left corner, unwrap client and remove mud. Mud removal starts on outer thigh, inner thigh of opposite leg, buttocks, waist and then arm, using the moist towels or assist to a shower. As the leg is cleansed, have the client lift that hip while you roll/fold the plastic wrap and thermal blanket under and away from the body. Repeat on the other leg. Remove the plastic/thermal blanket from the table entirely and have client lie on the clean flat sheet. Cover client with bath sheet to prevent chilling.
    7. Use 1 tablespoon of replenishing light oil mixed with 4 – 6 drops of firming Customizing Complex to perform a firm massage to targeted areas (outer & inner thigh, buttocks, upper waist, arms) for 30 minutes, focusing on skin rolling and tapotement techniques. You can also to have your cellulite massage oil pre-mixed, with 80 drops of firming Customizing Complex in an 8 oz. bottle.
    8. Cellulite massage technique: With client face up, begin at the bottom of the table with left leg, then the right, abdomen, arms, then have client turn over, massage left leg, then right, buttocks, waist, then arms. (This segment takes twenty minutes total. Ten for the front and ten for the back.) For each targeted area, apply these techniques, using the following procedures:
      1. Apply product with long strokes. Repeat 3 times during one minute period.
      2. Next, use knuckle effleurage in long strokes. Repeat 3 times during one minute period.
      3. Then use small skin rolling technique pushing with the thumbs and pulling with the fingers. This technique can be done moving up the leg as well as across the leg. Repeat 3 times during one minute period.
      4. Use an open handed percussion. Repeat 3 times during one minute period.
      5. Finish with deeper long strokes. Repeat 3 times during one minute period.
      6. For Abdomen use long strokes, skin rolling and deeper long strokes. Avoid knuckle effleurage and percussion.
      7. If arms are treated, use longs strokes, effleurage, knuckle strokes and deep long strokes, concentrating on triceps. Percussion and skin rolling techniques can be used on arms when client is face down.
    9. Finish with an overall body application of body butter mixed with firming Customizing Complex, focusing once again on target areas.

    TARGETED CELLULITE TREATMENT NOTES

    HYDRO: If a hydrotherapy tub with high-pressure underwater manual massage hose is available, use this treatment for 20 – 25 minutes prior to the start of the above procedure and charge more for the overall treatment ($30 more per treatment, $250 more per series).

    H2O: Advise clients that in order to maximize the effects of this treatment they should drink plenty of water. Recommended minimum: 2 liters (approximately 64 ounces) of pure fresh water a day while treatment series is in progress.

    DISCLAIMER: There is only so much you can do to aid a client’s transformation. During a series of cellulite treatments, suggest she follow a healthy high-fiber diet and do some sort of cardiovascular activity in order to highlight effects of treatment.

    HOME CARE: The effects of the Biotone Spa Targeted Cellulite Treatment can be amplified if your client takes home a treatment kit for self-use. Biotone will be developing new home-care kits for this and other services in the future.

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    Coconut Lime Delight – Signature Massage Treatment

    May 21st, 2016

    Coconut Lime Delight – Signature Massage Treatment

    Escape to a tropical paradise with the delightful scent of coconut and lime. This aromatherapy treatment uses heated coconut compresses and lime essential oil to quench thirsty skin.

    Benefits: Uplifting for the mind, gentle exfoliation for the skin, providing an overall youthful glow.

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    Products Needed:

    Time: 6o minutes

    Cost per Treatment: $26.39

    • Treatment: $17.50
    • Take Home Product: $8.89

    Suggested Charge per Treatment: $125- $175

    Aromatherapy Recipe: You put the lime in the coconut and mix it all up! Add 10 drops of Lime Essential Oil to 1 oz of Coconut Oil. Gently shake to combine the oils.

    PRIOR to treatment:

    Preheat Coconut Compresses.

    Begin with your client in the supine position:

    1. The Upper Extremities

    Place the chilled eye mask on your client. Add a few drops of the Coconut Lime Delight oil in your hands, rub together and hold above your client’s face for them to inhale, taking 3 long deep breaths. Begin with gentle effleurage strokes over the shoulders and neck. Apply compression strokes to shoulders and neck using the coconut compresses. After using the warmed coconut compresses for approximately five minutes, place them back in the warmer. Continue with Swedish strokes. Apply a light application of the Coconut Lime Delight oil using effleurage and compression massage techniques over the right hand, forearm and upper arm. Return compresses to steamer. Continue with Swedish strokes to the arm. Repeat on left hand, forearm and upper arm.

    1. The Lower Extremities

    Using a light application of the Coconut Lime Delight oil, apply effleurage and compression massage techniques over the left foot and leg. Finish with coconut compresses. Return compresses to steamer. Continue with Swedish strokes to the leg. Repeat on right foot and leg.

    Remove eye mask and turn client to the prone position:

    1. The Back

    Apply a light application of the Coconut Lime Delight oil using effleurage strokes over the back of the left leg. Using the coconut compresses, apply effleurage and compression massage techniques over the back of the left leg. Return compresses to steamer. Continue with Swedish strokes to the leg. Repeat on the right leg. Undrape the client’s back and apply the Coconut Lime Delight oil using effleurage and Swedish massage strokes over the entire back. Using the coconut compresses, apply effleurage and compression strokes over the entire back. Continue with Swedish strokes to the back.

    1. The Finish

    To finish the back, apply warm, moist towels scented with lime essential oil using compression strokes. To complete the treatment, offer client a glass of plain water or coconut water with lime.

    1. Take Home

    The cost of the eye mask and the coconut compress is baked into the treatment cost. Send home with your client to encourage them to continue their spa experience.

    Special Notes:

    Advise clients to avoid direct sunlight after receiving the Coconut Lime Delight treatment. The use of lime essential oil may make skin more sensitive to UV light. The same Swedish massage contraindications apply to this treatment.

    Treatment created exclusively for Massage Warehouse by Katie Haley, LMT, Debbie Kirsch, LMT and Lynda Solien-Wolfe, LMT

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    Low-Cost, Low-Tech Solutions to Gain Massage Clients

    May 20th, 2016

    Low-Cost, Low-Tech Solutions to Gain Massage Clients

    By Angie Patrick

    Gaining and retaining clients is one of the most important tasks you will face in your career as a therapist. You may be one of the world’s most naturally gifted therapists, proficient in multiple modalities, with a strong and impressive education and certifications to cover the walls. You may have a beautifully finished table, with the most comfortable and luxurious appointments, and a treatment space that is tranquil and healing. You may even have harps and violins playing live in your space! But in the end, none of this is financially fruitful for you if the client does not know about it, experience it, and return for more.

    You may think your role is that of a therapist; but as an entrepreneur, your role is far wider than that. One of the most important roles you fill is that of being a proficient marketer. Marketing is not scary, and in reality, it can be quite fun. Even if it is not in your nature to “sell,” you should definitely learn how to gain interest for your practice with the public, give a compelling and interesting reason for them to try your services, provide a unique and positive experience whilst on your table, and learn to engage them on a regular basis to keep them coming back for more. I know there are therapists out there who are not tech savvy, or are afraid of building business pages on social media. What I am about to share with you is about as low-tech as you can get, so anyone can do it. This process is really not as hard as it sounds, and if you can think a season, a need, and a likely place to find candidates, you can build on that.

    Starting with a Season

    Let’s use spring as the example. We all love spring, and with the flowers and blossoms come a number of opportunities to utilize in order to reach out to potential clients in a meaningful way. Spring is a season when people get out into the yard and begin caring for their lawns, pools, and gardens. After long months of looking at the inside of their homes, they look forward to the time when they can get in the sunshine and work up a sweat. While everyone can appreciate the work that goes into keeping your place in tip top shape, this can also mean these clients with green thumbs and sparkling pools have sore muscles. This would be the need, a potential client in need of massage to help with sore muscles after overworking them. In order to find likely candidates who may be experiencing issues, consider reaching out to your local nurseries, home stores, and pool supplies and see if you can leave a stack of business cards along with a framed sign with the details of your business, perhaps with the targeted message concerning your skill at helping with sore muscles resulting from gardening. Include an introductory offer, specially priced for customers of the business you have targeted. The business you approach will see this as an added benefit for their clients as you have a deal created specifically for them, and the client will feel a connection as you are speaking to the very thing they are experiencing at the moment; sore muscles from yardwork.

    Another example

    Consider spring as an opportunity to reach out to those who have been held captive by winter, to escape and go out to play the sports they love. These might include golfing, rock climbing, softball, baseball or even fishing. All of these sports require repetitive motion, and with this kind of motion, the opportunity for injury or soreness abounds. Sports massage is a highly sought after skill set, particularly if those who are playing the sports have been less active over the winter, or are weekend warriors. Let’s take the same idea we had for the home improvement clients, and apply it to these sports enthusiasts.

    You can reach out to golf courses, indoor sports arenas, sporting goods stores, and pro shops with the same outreach request. You can even target your local gyms. Tailor the message to meet the client needs of the establishment you approach. For example, you might look at a fishing pro shop, and have your sign speak about being sore from reeling in “the big ones,” and how you can help relieve some of the shoulder and lower back issues these sportsmen may face.

    You can likely come up with a number of scenarios and places you can connect with in order to reach potential customers. In every case, you should provide an incentive for them to call in the first place. An appealing introductory price is a great start. You may also wish to include an incentive for an additional perk should they also bring a friend. This perk can be an add-on treatment at no charge, or a small gift with purchase. Maybe even a deal that allows the client to buy one treatment session, and get another for a friend at 25% off. The goal is for them to bring you another potential client to the table, and allow you the opportunity to book them an appointment as well.

    Once you have established your relationship with the businesses in allowing your cards and information to be shared on their premises, you might inquire if they have a weekly, monthly or quarterly newsletter that goes to their clients. In many cases, these businesses market in a host of arenas, not the least of which may be a targeted email to their client base with information the client may wish to read. If they do, you should inquire as to whether they would entertain an ad, or an offer for your services to be included. They may well charge a fee, and if so, weigh out the cost to see if it makes sense for you and your budget. Seeing your business name in alignment with a company they already frequent and trust can serve as a manner of endorsement, and keep your name top of mind should they have a need, or hear of someone in need of a therapist.

    Once you have a robust list of clients, you should consider your own newsletter. In this newsletter, you can share information that massage clients may find interesting. You can create your own content, or you can also share research findings showing the efficacy of massage therapy in specific instances. In each newsletter, I would suggest making an offer of some kind to engage the client, and compel them to book an appointment. Again, this can be a discounted price, a buy one get one offer, or even something as simple as a free beverage in the quiet room before a treatment. Your imagination is your only limit.

    In a world filled with technological marketing solutions and social media advertising, it is still possible to find ways to inform the public of your existence, your abilities, and your business using a less technical approach. This is not to say you should forsake all technology. In fact, I suggest you do embark on educating yourself on the proper uses of social media, online marketing and website development. But if you are looking for grass roots, low cost-low tech means to get the ball rolling, I am in hopes you will find these suggestions of use. I would love to hear your success stories. To share your grass roots marketing story, email me at apatrick@massagewarehouse.com.

     

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