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  • How to clean and care for your Massage Table

    February 17th, 2017

    How to clean and care for your Massage Tables

    By David Lahr,

    As most Massage Therapists know, your massage table is a significant investment. It also serves as the centerpiece to creating a peaceful and soothing environment for your clients week after week. This is why it’s so important to maintain the condition of your massage table to ensure it lasts for years to come.

    Here are some guidelines to help keep your massage table clean and in tip-top shape:

    1. How, and How Often Should You Clean Your Massage Table

    Cleaning your table regularly can help minimize the spread of germs from one client to the next.  If you do not use a table warmer of fleece pad, you should clean your table after each client. A solution of mild soapy water will help you cut any oils or body grime left on the table. Follow up with a cleaner that contains no alcohol.

    A great suggestion is PURE GREEN.   Using a disinfectant containing Alcohol will dry your vinyl and can void your warranty with many manufacturers.

    Microfiber cloths are recommended for use with this product for best results.

    If you use table additives such as table warmers, fleece pads, egg crates, or memory foam toppers, you should remove these items at least once a day and clean your vinyl. In between clients, you can help prevent cross contamination by utilizing either a disposable or reusable moisture barrier. This will prohibit the residue from a massage from permeating and depositing on your table additives, helping you maintain a clean and comfortable table. These barriers are silent, and are virtually undetectable under the sheet. These are positions above the table additives and below the sheet.

    1. Maintaining Your Massage Table

    Taking a proactive approach to the care of your massage and spa table will minimize the risk of unnecessary damage, help eliminate the opportunity for injury to the client, and help you develop a regular routine that will maximize the life of your massage table. You should regularly check the condition of your massage table as part of your cleaning routine. Check the frames, braces, legs, and connections of your table and look out for leg adjustment knobs regularly. Nothing is worse than a wobbly table when giving a massage. Tighten the knobs, nuts and bolts and look out for cracks or any other sign of damage. Take the opportunity to switch the face cradle regularly from end to end. This will lessen any natural wear and tear on the table.

    1. Always Keep Your Massage Table Covered and Properly Stored

    Never leave your massage table uncovered. Leaving it bare can leave it open to spills, or damage from someone sitting on it with sharp objects like keys, phones, pens and other items in their pocket. Always have a sheet or a protective fleece cover on the table, even when not in use.  When transporting the table, always place it in the table bag to protect the vinyl from scuffs or abrasions. Don’t leave your Massage Table in your car where it is exposed to extreme temperatures. This can cause upholstery to weaken becoming more vulnerable to rips and tears. Oils can also damage your table so it’s very important to remove oil stained sheets from your table at the end of the day. (Mild soapy water can remove residue, follow with a disinfectant like PURE GREEN for best results. This is a perfect non-alcohol solution for cleaning. ) Be mindful of your sheets as well, as these should never be allowed to sit overnight soiled. Sheets should be cleaned daily. To get the best results, utilize a massage detergent specifically designed with enzymes that help remove the grime left from massage lubricants.

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    Massage Table

    Hydration Preparation

    February 9th, 2017

    Hydration Preparation

    Prepare your client’s skin for the dry winter months ahead with a soothing full-body exfoliation of mineral rich therapeutic salts containing a special blend of hydrators to replenish and refine texture. Follow with a hydrating wrap of natural sun-dried rose clay to accelerate cell renewal and soften skin. Then finish with a relaxing massage using our thick and creamy Smoothing Massage Butter.

     

    Ingredients

    • Exfoli-Sea Salt ………………………………………………….. .. 2 oz
    • European Rose Body Mud …………………………………. 2 oz
    • Smoothing Massage Butter ………………………………… 1 oz
    • Lavender EO ……………………………………………… 10 drops

     

    Tools

    • 3 rubber spa bowls
    • 9 warm, moist hand towels
    • Warm Towel
    • Plastic Wrap

     

    Session Time: 60- 90 min

    Recommended Price: $90 – $135

    Cost Per Treatment: $4.08

     

    Instructions

    1. Mix Smoothing Massage Butter with 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil in a rubber bowl.
    2. Apply an exfoliation treatment with Exfoli-Sea Salt Glow.*
    3. Apply European Rose Body Mud in an even layer to each part of the body*, while quickly covering each area with plastic wrap. Cover the client with a towel to keep warm.
    1. Cocoon the client by pulling up all layers of sheets, thermal wrap and blanket.
    2. Allow the client to rest for 15-20 min. This is an ideal time to incorporate an add-on face or foot massage.
    3. Remove plastic wrap, removing as much mud as possible with the wrap. Remove remaining mud with warm, moist towels. Be sure to cover exposed damp skin with a bath towel.
    4. Perform a finishing treatment with the Smoothing Massage Butter that was previously mixed with Lavender Essential Oil.

     

    *Follow protocols in BIOTONE Spa Brochure

    BIOTONE Smoothing Massage Butter

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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

    1830462L

    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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