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Spa treatments help heal cancer patients
Burlington County Times
Paula Brown is lying down with her eyes closed. An esthetician massages her forehead in the dimly lit room.
A breast cancer patient, Brown is receiving post-medical treatment services offered by Vir tu, the day spa at Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, New Jersey.
Ice cold therapy: Promoting full body rejuvenation
Cryotherapy has been around for awhile, but it is mostly used on certain parts of the body to treat tissue damage. Now a new method is used to subject the whole body to extreme cold temperatures, sparking rapid regeneration.
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5 over-the-top concierge services in Las Vegas
Planning a luxurious Vegas vacation? Whether you have money to burn or are ballin' on a budget, you can take a turn playing "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" with some of these cool concierge offerings. So go ahead and indulge. We won't tell.
Time to get plastic microbeads out of personal care products
Single-use materials, whether disposable items or packaging, are wasteful ... but, at the very least, there are usually responsible options available for their end of life. That's not the case with plastic microbeads found in products, like toothpaste, soap and body wash; these tiny spheres made from polyethylene are so small that they can slip right through filters in waste water treatment systems.
"Invest in yourself today, your future self will thank you. Its the best investment of all! You are worth every penny. The only lasting investment is an investment in yourself."
— Julija Dimante, Jupiter, Florida
How to understand the numbers driving your spa
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa
Gut instincts are helpful when managing personal relationships, but highly unreliable when trying to manage your business. To run your spa, you need to know the details. This includes the quantity of massages booked, total products sold and effectiveness of discounts offered. That's the kind of information that helps you set goals and make decisions about the future of your business.
Setting goals the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. way
By D. Albert Brannen
Since the early 1980s, management consultants have used an acronym, S.M.A.R.T., to guide people through effective, objective goal-setting. That easy acronym is still one of the most popular frameworks for performance management in the workplace — or in any other goal-setting for that matter. Over time, this acronym has been tweaked and expanded. One variation is to make goals S.M.A.R.T.E.R., which indicates that goal-setting is an ongoing, continuous improvement process.
Social media spring cleaning for your spa business
When is the last time that you paid close attention to your social media efforts, beyond posting on Facebook and Twitter?
The years go on, with daily postings of blogs, photos and videos, and we lose sight of some of the housekeeping that should be done to keep our spa social media brand updated.
Let's face it, social media is fun and easily accessible, but it takes work, time and money. Spring is the perfect time to drill down in your social media and cast off what's not working and grow what is.
There are some general best practices that should be executed on an annual basis in regards to your social media presence.
3 new social updates and how to use them in your business
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Social networking seems to evolve faster than anything we've ever seen in the marketing world. Each time you log in, it seems like something — whether huge or minor — has changed. So, we're here to help you pinpoint exactly what's different. Here are three ways Google+, Facebook and Instagram have changed, and how your business can make the most of each new trend.
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Interventions of rosacea
The Cochrane Library
Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition affecting the face, characterized by flushing, redness, pimples, pustules and dilated blood vessels. The eyes are often involved and thickening of the skin with enlargement, especially of the nose, can occur in some people. A range of treatment options are available but it is unclear which are most effective.
Setting the microneedling record straight
By now, most estheticians have been bombarded with a myriad of information about skin needling. First, let me start off by saying that we are advocates of skin needling, finding it to be an efficacious process for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars. However, using needling devices in the United States is fraught with legal issues.
8 toxic types of people you should keep out of your life
Toxic individuals are completely exhausting to be around and they can have a negative impact on your forward momentum. Entrepreneurs need to remain laser focused — the distractions and stress that toxic people bring into your life act as unnecessary obstacles, so it is best to avoid them.
How technology is expanding into teacher professional development apps
Technology advances have created more mobile learning opportunities for educators, says Robbie Melton, associate vice chancellor of mobilization emerging technology at the Tennessee Board of Regents. He offers five tips to help schools adopt a mobile-application-based approach to professional development.
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COA-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION
LASER & LIGHT THERAPY |
CE Activity approved by the National Coalition of Estheticians,
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COA #NCEALASLIGH1T2U. Exp. 7/1/2015
This educational activity has been approved for 4.0 CEs.
At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
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- Evaluate the role of the esthetician pre and post-procedures.
- Describe laser and light therapy treatments for cosmetic and medical indications.
- Understand scope of practice and increased safety responsibilities when performing laser and light therapy procedures.
- Summarize the history and physics of laser and light therapy.
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Chemical Exfoliation Procedures
Did you know? NCEA's position that ...
- Chemical exfoliation procedures should be performed by estheticians.
- In addition to manufacturer supplied, product specific education, estheticians shall complete a course of study equivalent to that recommended by the NCEA.
- If estheticians wish to perform chemical exfoliation procedures, they should take the necessary education to include theoretical and practical application as part of their core curriculum or as continuing education modules.
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