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There's often a good deal of confusion about what Ayurveda exactly is, where it comes from and what and how Ayurvedic treatments differ from other classical bodywork and therapeutic approaches. It's the intention of this article to offer clarity of terms and a useful language that front desks and therapists can use when describing the benefits of Ayurvedic services.
Google technology allows gym, spa guests to book appointments during virtual tours
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Face masks are superbuzzy right now in the beauty space, but with so many brands, ingredients and labels touting benefits, it's easy to get confused. In case you're unfamiliar, face masks are skin treatments that aren't absorbed like a moisturizer, oil or serum, but rather sit on the surface for a time. And, trust us, there's one out there for any skin condition you're dealing with.
Winners of the 2014 NCEA Gerson Award
The National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations is pleased to announce that two teachers were honored this year for the Gerson Award for Excellence in Esthetic
Inaugural session for wellness industry's global mentoring project spans 5 continents, 12 countries and 6 types of spas
Global Mentoring Pilot Program
The global spa and wellness industry has made career well-being part of its mantra with the launch of the first-ever global mentoring project. The Global Mentorship Pilot Program, spearheaded by a team of spa and wellness experts from around the world, kicked off with 17 seasoned spa directors serving as mentors to spa managers in the spring of their careers looking for guidance and inspiration.
"Becoming NCEA Certified was essential to my career as an educator and role model. I'm privileged to be amont the best, and commit to helping other estheticians acheive NCEA Certified status."
— Danielle Wachowski, Sacramento, California
Forget empowerment! What you need are self-directed employees
By Hank Boyer
Remember when the latest buzzword was empowerment? The premise was that employees who were empowered would be more committed to successful outcomes because they had the ability to make decisions, commit resources, own the decision, etc. As someone was empowered, they also became more accountable for results. What's wrong with empowerment? Plenty!
Does the law have any chance against false beauty advertising
We'd like to think that laws against false advertising would make it easier to avoid wasting money on "snake oil" beauty products and treatments. But as author Christopher Kelsey pointed out on the RealSelf blog earlier this year, we are wired in powerful ways to want to take these advertising claims at face value.
Stay ahead of the competition with 4 new social features
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Just within recent days, four of the biggest social platforms rolled out new features. Seize these new social tools immediately to stay one step ahead of your competition. Learn what’s new on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter while seeing how your brand can harness the power of Snapchat.
The laws on creating user-generated content online: Here's what they mean for you
Back in 2006, the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project surveyed the Internet habits of Americans. In what was then the very early days of social media, Pew's researchers concluded that roughly 48 million, or more than 33 percent, had contributed user-generated content online. There hasn't been a survey subsequently because the question has become moot.
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Eczema is an inflammatory skin disease that tends to involve skin creases; it is an intensely itchy skin condition, which can relapse and remit over time. As many as a third of people with eczema who have a positive test for allergy to house dust mite have reported worsening of eczema or respiratory symptoms when exposed to dust.
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Skin resurfacing is big business and it's only expected to grow. This isn't new, however, the way in which clients achieve youthful results has been greatly enhanced. Demand for laser, light therapy and other noninvasive procedures is on the rise.
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We all get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our workdays. But we need to remember to work efficiently and effectively, and we need to find moments to take stock of where we are so that we do not burn out. During this time of new teacher evaluations, such as the Danielson or McREL models, PARCC assessments and the other pressing demands of our profession, it is easy to lose yourself.
The power of observation
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How do we know that a student is learning? What behaviors must they demonstrate for the teacher to draw the conclusion that the student has learned? Who determines learning? The teacher, the curriculum and the standards do. The current measure of learning is assessment. The student must indicate what they know by answering questions in a test format. However, there is a piece missing that is important to determine if a student has learned and is learning.
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COA-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION
Skin Management Programs Using Advanced Technologies|
presented by the Society of Dermatology Skin Care Specialists
The SDSS is a voluntary organization, which aims to develop and foster the highest standards of skin care in the dermatology setting. Each webinar is approximately one-hour and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (COA) for 1.0 CE.
Cell Deficiency and the Benefit of the Mushroom
Presented by Patricia Martorana
About the webinar:
Traditions of healing are now redefined and mushrooms are making an impact on the aesthetic industry. They have the ability to normalize skin's pH and remove inflammation. Mushroom stem cells act like super sponges that eliminate toxins from the skin, making them ideal to combat environmental stress. They contain power-house antioxidant that enhances cellular recovery from environmental surroundings.
At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
Order this webinar:
- Analyze and assess free radical damage and cell deficiency.
- Recognize the use of medicinal mushrooms in ancient traditions.
- List the five key mushrooms, their functions.
- Distinguish how stem cell technology can be applied in treatments to
replenish healthy skin cells.
(Important! Once purchased, the webinar link will only be valid for 24 hours.)
SDSS member fee: $19.95 click here
Nonmember fee: $24.95 click here
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Esthetician Internship/Externship Definition
Did you know? ... NCEA considers esthetician internships and externships to be those that are part of the curriculum of a state-approved licensed school.
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