Python Massages – What will spas think of next?

While researching some new massage techniques, I stumbled across an article from ABC News about a spa

Spa in Jakarta, Indonesia that uses pythons in their massage treatments. Yes – PYTHONS! This unique snake massage is said to trigger a metabolism-boosting adrenaline rush… (no kidding).

The treatment entails having several pythons placed on the clients body. The random and unexpected movements of the snakes cause fear, that triggers the adrenaline in the body and that is said to positively impact metabolism.

I think I would rather run at a 10 incline on the “dreadmill” than try out this spa treatment.

Here is the link to the article with great photos on ABC News:

Python Massages

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Dry Stone Warming Tray

Many massage therapists and spa professionals have been using naturally beautiful and effective Himalayan Salt stones in their treatments, but have found that traditional stone heaters require water to heat, an environment that is not ideal for these delicate salts.

Enter the Saltability Himalayan Salt Bamboo Warming Tray! This fantastic device holds up to 20 Himalayan Salt Stones. This product is made of bamboo for its ecological benefits, and features a silicon-covered base, with state of the art heating technology that helps warm the Himalayan Salt Stones to a consistent 130 degrees (may vary by stones shape, size and thickness). 13″ x 20″

This product is available to be sold separately, or with 20 Pink Himalayan Salt Stones of various popular sizes.

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Give Your Facials a Boost with an Effective Conductor Gel

One of the most common questions we are asked is for a recommendation for a good conductor gel to use with Galvanic, Ultrasonic, or Microcurrent equipment. When performing facials, our clients are always looking for the most effective products to use to get the best results from their equipment.

Pure Spa Direct just added a fantastic gel to use with these modalities! The Collagen Elastin Conductor Gel was formulated as the optimum gel conductor for all types of modalities – ultrasonic, galvanic, and microcurrent devices.

This clear, rich conductor gel contains Collagen and Elastin plus two active Hyaluronic Acid ingredients to increase the skin9s elasticity. It deeply moisturizes dehydrated skin and helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

Instructions:

  1. Brush a light coat of the gel over face, neck and décolleté avoiding the thyroid area.
  2. Use with ultrasonic, microcurrent or galvanic for deeper product penetration.
  3. Optional – can also use the product to layer under Soft Modeling Alginate Masks, Seaweed Herbal Masks, and Thermo Sculpture Masks.
Check out this great conductor gel out today!

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Nail Tech On-The-Go? We Have You Covered!

If your Nail Business is mobile, and you’re struggling to carry your various polishes, nail art, lotions, bottles, and other solutions, we have you covered! Our new Lockable Nail Tech Tool Case is not only stylish, but it is completely functional, especially if you’re always on the go! It has a super cute black-diamond design with a chic black aluminum trim, so you’ll look super stylish when you’re on your way to your next client. The interior is beautiful, and features a leather-like interior with lots of room for storage, too! You can even just remove the top clear part and take that on the go if you just need to carry your polishes to your next location. Each compartment is completely lockable for your security. If you’re looking for other nail supplies and implements, we have the quite the selection as well! We are happy to help you find everything you need for your mobile business!


GET IT HERE: Lockable Nail Tech Tool Case!

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Impress Your Clients With Elegant Seating

Want to leave an impression on your clients before their treatment even begins? Ensure the atmosphere of the room exhibits the same beauty you want your clients to expect from your services. Start with the first seat they take before they even get to your styling chair!

The Les Series Reception Love Seat / Brown by BIGA attractive light brown leather reception love seat will complete your upscale reception area. The design of this love seat allows it to adapt in a multitude of environments with its tufted cushions and visible accent stainless steel frame.!


The Bre Series Reception Chair / Black by BIGA is an attractive black leather reception chair will complete your upscale reception area. The design of this chair allows it to adapt in a multitude of environments with its smooth upholstered cushions and visible accent stainless steel frame.

The Je Series Reception Chair / Red by BIGA uniquely designed Jet Chair features a design equipped to adapt in any office space. This chair features an enveloping wrap around frame with protruding legs that is sure to impress.

The Verona Reception Trio is a 3 chair bench with high quality padded and upholstered seats and backrests. This reception duo is perfect for if you’re looking to save space! It features classic wood armrests and durable tubular legs and is available in a wide range of colors to match any decor!

Make an impression. These options and more can all be found on PureSpaDirect!

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Essential Oils for More than Just Fragrance

I made it all the way to almost the middle of April during one of the worst flu seasons we’ve ever seen without getting sick. I really, really thought I was in the clear! But alas, a cold hit me and hit me hard. So first – apologies to any clients who have had to listen to my sniffling on the phone this week!

However hard this cold hit me, it is clearing up incredibly quickly. How you ask? I have been diligent about my hydration, subsisting on chicken broth, tea, and water for several days, catching up on rest, and as well as focusing on aromatherapy in my home and at work.

Wait, what? YES – I said aromatherapy! I did my research and learned about essential oils that are best for sickness, and I have been diligently diffusing them (mostly in hopes to not only feel better myself but also to keep my husband and children from also catching the cold of the century!)

What does this mean for you? Well, first – as much as we want to hope it, we are not yet out of the woods of “cold and flu” season. Which means you might have clients – or employees – spreading germs around. To help them feel better, and to keep the spread of germs at bay, you might want to consider attacking the air with some of the best anti-illness essential oils around! Check out some of our most popular illness-fighting essential oils below:

Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree oil is naturally antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and antiviral. Can’t beat that!

Pine Essential Oil
Pine essential oil helps clear nasal passages. If you have a client who is stuffed up, this is a knockout to help!

Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is not only calming, but it also has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Bring on the relaxation while combatting germs!

Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus is not only antiviral but also acts as a decongestant. Sick or not, Eucalyptus helps open up the nasal passages and creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for any of your clients!

Which of these essential oils are you currently using? Which do you want to try?

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Safe Standing with Smart Step

With the holiday season in full swing, I know how busy you all are. I have vivid memories of barely being able to move, with aching feet by the end of a busy day. Whether you are an esthetician, hairstylist, manager, makeup artist, or more you have to take care of yourself!

Anti-fatigue salon mats are the perfect way to reduce pressure on the body. Feel more energized, alleviate pain, and improve posture with a new salon mat!

With many elegant finishes available, choose the Smart Step Anti-Fatigue Mat that complements your salon decor.

Want to know a little bit more?

There is a direct correlation between employee safety, productivity, morale and the profitability of a business. It is widely agreed that hard floor surfaces or inferior mats found throughout most business settings have often become the culprits of many back, leg and foot ailments. Smart Step’s philosophy is simple; manufacture and provide “The Absolute Best” anti-fatigue mats that can effectively address these pains as well as act as a preventative approach to injury.

Since 2000, Smart Step has been successfully addressing the strenuous demands of many commercial industries. Smart Step mats are the mat-of-choice for Homeland Security and TSA. Smart Step Mats are widely advocated by healthcare professionals and are the industry preferred mats for hotels, casinos, airports, factories and hundreds of retailers across the United States. Smart Step is proven and can successfully address the health and safety concerns of corporate America.

Key Features Include:

  • Comprehensive 10-Year Warranty
  • Unmatched Comfort and Support
  • Beveled Edges Will Never Curl
  • Will Not Separate, Bubble, or Delaminate
  • One-Piece Polyurethane Construction
  • Non-Slip Surface
  • 99.9% Anti-Microbial
  • Perfected and Tested for Over 10 Years
  • 100% Made in America
Save yourself and your staff a great deal of pain, by upgrading today!

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Got Oxygen?

Why Oxygen?

Basic science teaches us our skin needs oxygen to stay healthy. As we age, circulation in our capillaries slows down, decreasing the amount of oxygen and other nutrients reaching our skin cells. This leads to dehydration of the skin. Oxygen promotes the skin’s natural ability to heal against aging and environmental stresses. Adding oxygen to your facials will soothe and refresh your skin with a pampering spa experience!

Try introducing oxygen into your services by using the Oxygenating Complex Ampoule!

Ampoules provide immediately noticeable results and offer versatility with any skincare line or
treatment protocol. These sterile dosages of pure active ingredients feature a unique fluid carrier that provides quick penetration into the skin. Ampoules are intended to be used in conjunction with freeze-dried collagen masks, peel away marine masques, massage fleece masks, or under a favorite moisturizer.

It repairs, moisturizes, and softens the skin while providing an emollient to cutaneous superficial layers of the skin significantly increasing its oxygen intake.

Pro Tip: Apply the ampoule of choice to the client’s skin and infuse the concentrated ingredients with ultrasonic or galvanic current. This is an effective, low-cost complement to facial treatments and can also be used on the neck, décolleté, arms, and hands.

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Freeze The Pain Away With Biofreeze!

Biofreeze® Professional Pain Relieving Products. The #1 clinically used and recommended topical analgesic is now better than ever. The new Professional Strength formula lasts longer and penetrates faster than the regular strength Biofreeze®. The new formula also features a proprietary herbal blend that is smoother and easier to apply than the regular strength Biofreeze®. It is 100% paraben-free and contains no propylene glycol. It is also available in colorless (dye-free) versions.

Biofreeze® Professional Pain Relieving products offer deep-penetrating, long-lasting pain relief from arthritis, sore muscles and joints, backaches and much more. Using cryotherapy, Biofreeze® analgesics relieve pain in sore muscles for up to several hours, and pain-free muscles heal faster. Biofreeze® is still the pain reliever of choice for chiropractors, athletic trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, podiatrists, and occupational therapists. Biofreeze® pain relief products are greaseless, stainless and have a vanishing scent. Your clients will love this product. This hands-on analgesic application also reinforces patient touch which has been shown to be very important in the healing cycle. If the doctor or clinician is working in a joint area, this allows for working with the ROM movement during application.

New Formula Features:

  • Applies easier and penetrates quickly
  • Enhanced and more natural formula
  • Proprietary herbal blend
  • 100% paraben-free
  • Effective skin conditioner
  • Greaseless and non-staining with vanishing scent
  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Not tested on animals

Helps provide excellent pain relief when used prior to:

  • Ultrasound treatments
  • Massage therapy
  • Soft tissue trigger point therapy
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Pre and post workout stretch

Available Sizes:

  • 3 oz Gel Roll-On
  • 4 oz Gel Tube
  • 16 oz Gel Pump
  • 32 oz Gel Pump
  • 1 Gallon Gel Pump – replacement pumps available here
  • Gravity Pack with 100 Sample Packets
  • 4 oz 360° Spray
  • 16 oz Cryospray

Ingredients:

  • Active Ingredient – Menthol USP, 10.5% (Spray); tubes, rolls and gel pumps have 5% Menthol USP
  • Colored Gel Inactive Ingredients – Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Arctium Lappa Root (Burdock) Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Blue 1, Boswellia Carterii Resin Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Carbomer, Glycerin, Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract, Isopropyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Water, Yellow 5
  • Colorless Gel Inactive Ingredients – Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Arctium Lappa Root (Burdock) Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Boswellia Carterii Resin Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Carbomer, Glycerin, Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract, Isopropyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Water
  • 360° Spray Inactive Ingredients – Alcohol Denat.; Arnica Montana Flower Extract; Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract; Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract; Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract; Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM); Echinacea Angustifolia Extract; Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract; Isopropyl Myristate; Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract; Water

Shelf Life:

  • Under normal room conditions, the shelf life is an estimated 2 years.

Many health care professionals recommend that their patients use Biofreeze® for maximum pain relief between office visits. Biofreeze® Professional is not available in retail stores. Biofreeze® Professional is sold directly to health care professionals for their patients.

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How’s Your Equipment Holding Up?

How is your equipment holding up?

Now is a really popular time to update your equipment, or even purchase some backup! Did you know we have a huge assortment of budget-friendly options? With the busy, holiday season fast approaching, we want to make sure you have everything you need to be successful!

Purchasing budget-friendly backups may be a good idea, so if something breaks you are not in a bind and losing money!

Meishida Mini Ozone-Aroma Therapy Steamer

This is easy to store, so even if you don’t have the space for a full steamer, you have this as a backup unit!

Features:

  • Ideal for make-up counters, tight spaces or mobile use!
  • Light-weight & portable
  • Protective burn-guard doors
  • Auto-off tipping safety switch
  • Aromatherapy slot
  • Features easy remove water jar
  • Ozone

Round Magnifier Lamp with Flexible Gooseneck

This attractive mag lamp is a great addition to any treatment room. The modern gooseneck design offers the infinite positioning of a segmented traditional “architect neck” lamp, without the pinch points, moving parts or awkward arm angles often experienced when repositioning.

Dermalogic Mini Stainless Steel Towel Warmer

This mini 8-liter stainless steel towel warmer is perfect for small to moderately-sized salons and spas. It holds up to 30 small facial towels and maintains a temperature between 149°F-185°F. This unit makes it easy for you to enhance your guest’s experience.

The unit also features a UV sanitizer to keep towels fresh. You can use wet or dry towels with this device and it comes with a removable drip tray in the front that helps collect moisture and keep your surface dry.

Premium All Metal Professional Double Wax Warmer

This is a great alternative, at a low price!

This attractive Premium All Metal Professional Double Wax Warmer from Italy melts wax super fast! It fits most 14-16oz. cans.

Is there anything else you use every day that you would be completely lost without? Want to see more budget-friendly options? Ask us! We have it all and want to help you be successful!

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