Archive for August, 2011

Focus on Stress Reduction This Fall

Published on August 8, 2011

Fall means back to work, back to school, and back to “the grind.” The Stress in America Survey reports 40 percent of adults lie awake at night because of stress. Smart spa operators are waking up to the opportunity of sleep wellness to add value to their treatments. Without additional expense and a little creativity, […]

Pampering to Prevention: How Doctors, Wellness Practitioners, and Spa Can Play Together Nicely

Published on August 6, 2011

There is a perfect storm brewing that bodes well for the future of forward thinking doctors, spas, and wellness practitioners. We’re finding our way through a fusion of the services and care provided by physicians, wellness practitioners, and spa operators. In order for this to occur, spas have to be more involved with preventive wellness […]

The 5 Generations That Are Affecting the Future of Your Business

Published on August 4, 2011

Now is the time many will re-process and re-direct their old thought patterns towards more purposeful, meaningful goals and outcomes.  This new mindset encompasses both giving and receiving, and is rapidly affecting business building strategies around the world.    The term “mindful consumption” refers not only to our $pending habits but also what we eat, our use of personal and environmental energy, […]

Extractions on a First Time Client

Published on August 3, 2011

There are a variety of ways to extract open/closed comedones and pustules.  It takes practice and tools that are effective in reducing any trauma to the surrounding skin tissue.  During our recent clinical study, I was performing our 02 Clear Facial on an acne-prone adult woman (32 years of age) with a typical combination of […]

Veganism and the Spa

Published on August 1, 2011

vē-gən: a strict vegetarian who consumes no animal food or dairy products; also: one who abstains from using animal products –Merriam Webster Online Dictionary Veganism is somewhat controversial. For every argument for it, there’s one against it. Even some vegetarians question it. I became a vegetarian in 1993 and converted to veganism in 1999, but […]