Sponges On Sticks….A Surprising Must Have!

Sponges on sticks – sounds a bit odd, right? You may be asking yourself why you would need/want a sponge on a stick. How will a sponge on a stick benefit my clients? Basically, because they are awesome!

Have you ever attempted to put lotion in between your shoulder blades? How about scrubs or body tanner? It can be a challenge for many people to reach certain areas, for some it may be downright impossible. A sponge on a stick can make all the difference for those clients! Rather than them not use products or not use them properly because they can’t reach or evenly apply product – sell or give them a sponge on a stick! You can give them out to clients, retail them alone or bundled with your favorite tanner, lotion or scrub!

At less than $.35 a piece you can’t go wrong!

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Spring Time Aromatic Treatments by Keyano

A common theme popping up is that of Spring/Summer treatments. Weddings, proms, and other formal events are sending swarms of girls to spas and salons. Everyone is excited to finally start showing some skin – so everything has to look fabulous.

Some great products to enhance that great spring time feel in your space will have an impact on your client’s satisfaction with the service they receive.

Keyano has a great line of aromatic body products that scream Spring and Feeling Good!

The ones that are flying off the shelves around here include:

Keyano Coconut and Lime Collection
Keyano Mango Collection
Keyano Green Tea Collection – PSD Team Fave!
Keyano Pomegranate Collection

Any one of the products in the collections will give your clients an uplifting boost, you can even mix and match!

As an added bonus, you can retail these beauties and further increase your profits!

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Wine And Grapes – An Enticing Facial!

Wine and Grapes – a winning combination that you can utilize in your facials!

Chock full of antioxidants to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, polyphenols to help protect from free radicals and to help keep your clients skin glowing!

Some of our most recent additions to the family, have been flying off the shelves recently:

Grape Seed Antioxidant Mask
Wine Masks

Many clients will offer these as a VIP package that includes wine (non alcoholic, sparkling and regular!), grapes, cheese and crackers to create a memorable experience for their clients.

If you are already offering wine or grapes masks, maybe it’s time to change up how you market them, or even feature them for a day, week, month etc.

If you are looking to bring in a new facial, join in the trend and try these out!

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Burn Baby Burn—Tips For Massage Therapist To Avoid Burnout

Every massage therapist I know, myself included, has experienced massage burnout on some level. Whether taking too many clients during the day/week or just not ever taking time off for themselves. I know therapists who pushed and pushed to the point where not only did they suffer the physical stresses of burnout, but they fell out of love with performing massage in any capacity.

We all learned about self care in school, are you practicing? How often do you take time for yourself?
Are you utilizing any “helper” tools during your massages to help with any soreness you may be experiencing?

In order to give our best work, we must be in our best condition!

Here are some self care tools and helper tools to aid in combating massage hangovers:

Thera Cane
Tiger Tail Self-Massage Tool / 22″ by Tiger Tail
The Orbi Self Massage Tool by Orbi
Index Knobber II
Thumb Saver Trigger Point Massage Therapy Tool
Thumbsaver Small Female Red
Thumbsaver Large Male Blue
Bongers Set of 2
Thumper Mini Pro

Here are some very easy self care tips to remember as you go about your day to day:

*Be mindful of your body mechanics at all times. You may not feel the stress during the massage but your body will and at some point, if you keep pushing…it will let you know!
* TAKE BREAKS!!! always try to schedule enough time between clients to recharge, have a snack, take a quick walk
*Receive regular massage…this is very important!!!
*Stretch. If you aren’t already doing some form of stretching, it’s time to start. Here are a few videos to get you started…

Remember, we are role models for our clients and must learn to take our own advice!

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Bioelements Calmitude Sensitive Skin Moisturizer

For clients with who have sensitive skin, the Bioelements Calmitude Sensitive Skin Moisturizer is a must-have in your clients skin care arsenal. With an advanced blend of soothing extracts, it hydrates skin that can get sensitive or occasionally upset and relieves dryness.

When sensitive skin becomes irritated, invisible inflammation sets in, encouraging the production of free radicals that cause wrinkles and skin-aging. Ordinary skin care products may cause stinging, itching or a burning sensation on clients with sensitive skin or certain skin issues.

Product Benefits:
Moisturizer for sensitive skin that hydrates and smooths
Safeguards against visible irritation
Relieves dryness
Dermatologist and clinically tested to be non-irritating
NO artificial colorants, synthetic fragrance, parabens, DEA, phthalates or harsh irritants

Key Ingredients:
LICORICE ROOT EXTRACT: Soothing, comforting
WHITE TEA LEAF EXTRACT: Comforting
BETA GLUCAN: Protecting
ALLANTOIN: Soothing

You don’t need to be pale and blonde with freckles to experience sensitivity — everyone is susceptible!

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Boost Retail With Unique Displays

On the hunt for a new display case that also stands out?

Check out the Victorian Display Bookcase by East West Furnishings. This beautiful piece will display all of your retail items or decor (or both!) and impress your clients!

Featuring carved wood with shelving designed to fit a multitude of product sizes! If you’re looking to keep the cash flow going, apply for financing on the product page!

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Got A Pain In Your Neck?

Therapist, technicians, physicians and more at some point in their career have experienced neck pain. No matter how mindful you are of body positioning and self care, sometimes it’s just inevitable. Sleeping positions and stress are also great causes of neck and shoulder pain. While receiving regular self care (massage, chiropractic or whatever you prefer!) is vital, here’s something to help out as well.
This may not look like much but this little thing rocks. It’s got a cool design and has high density foam that forms to your body so it’s a natural comfortable fit. It takes the pressure off of the neck and shoulders to relieve tension, relax the muscles in your neck and shoulders (which can also help with anyone who clenches their teeth) and support your head.
I like this one because it’s inexpensive, it works and it’s a great retail product- I’m always a fan of something I can use that works that I can share with clients (and of course the retail profit doesn’t hurt). I’ve heard clients say that it’s the best thing between appointments to help alleviate their pain. It’s also nice that you can use it while you’re watching television/reading, while meditating or even sleeping.
If you are looking for something to help your neck pain or have client’s searching for a product to keep them in check between appointments, give this a shot.

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Product Of The Week: CND RescueRXx Daily Keratin Oil Treatment

Happy Friday!

This week, the spotlight is on CND’s RescueRXx Daily Keratin Oil Treatment. Rescue is right! This treatment is effective at repairing nails like you wouldn’t believe!

This little oil packs a life changing punch. With clinically-proven results (and tested by some Pure Spa Direct staff!), clients who follow the protocol from CND, see results with white spots, peeling and splitting. Have clients who have suffered from a DIY home manicure gone wrong, they will thank you for this. Clients who have brittle nails for other reasons, will be singing your praises.

Test it out on yourself or a client who is concerned with their nails being brittle. For an investment under $10 to test, it could be your go to retail item!

Here’s to a happy and healthy weekend!

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Money Trees…Literally, Gemstone Trees To Retail

Every business wants to set itself apart from their competitors, it’s the nature of business. You’ve worked long and hard to start and grow your business to reflect your style. From the services you offer, the menu and add on options, and decor to how the space smells.

Have you taken a look at your retail offerings this quarter? Aside from supplemental products, are you offering any unique gift items?

One of the new favorites are the gemstone trees! These definitely fall into the unique category! Even if you get one to display in the office, your clients will be asking questions!

Beautifully crafted in a variety of gemstone options, and budget friendly, you could use them as giveaways, a gift to your VIP members, put them in treatment rooms or in relaxation areas, and of course, add them to your retail offerings!

See Them Here:
https://www.purespadirect.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=gemstone tree rg-

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Massage Multi-Tool!

The Med-Stone™ Muscle Scraper 3-in-1 is a compact and efficient tool to help ease client pain and therapist hands!

This handy 3-in-1 Tool is a Muscle Scrapping Tool, a Trigger Point Tool, and a Massage Tool all in one. It can also be used to apply heat to help relax muscles – only heats on one side making it comfortable for the therapist as well!

This features two muscle scrapping fins. The first fin is large, sharp and aggressive. While the second fin is smaller and smoother. Awesome tor breaking up scare tissue within the muscle and allowing toxins to be released. These techniques are beneficial to the detoxification of the body and in the restoration of healthy blood circulation to injured muscles!

As a trigger point tool, it has a built-in defined, rounded point. This point can be used to accurately penetrate knotted muscles and is superior for Trigger Point Therapy!

As a massage tool, the outer curved side is a heated, rechargeable massage tool. It holds a constant 130°F for two hours per charge. It can be used over clothing or on bare skin with any massage oil or cream! The Med-Stone™ Muscle Scraper is non-porous and is easily cleaned!

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