DEC 2018

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[ 48 ] • # dayspamagazine • december 2018 building blocks business boosters With the popularity of aromatherapy and meditation continuing to soar, Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation (Healing Arts Press, 2018) by Heather Dawn Godfrey is a smart read for spa pros and guests alike. Featuring the latest research on the emotional and neurological eff ects of essential oils, the hands-on guide also details eff ective ways to incorporate various scents into mindfulness practices in order to improve focus, trigger a specifi c state of consciousness or quickly regain one's composure. th ti l d BOOK NOOK Massage therapists regularly emphasize the importance of self- care between bodywork sessions—and thanks to Sitting Spa , they can ensure guests act upon that advice. Consisting of a pair of acupressure balls inside stretchy, organic fabric, the portable "massage in a pouch" can be placed on or around trigger points to help loosen tight muscles and soothe aches and pains. It's especially ideal for use while sitting for long stretches of time, whether in the car, on a plane or at an offi ce job, and the packaging can be customized to include your company's brand. ON A ROLL Clients who don't have a lot of time for elaborate facials will be huge fans of spas offering quickie treatments, like Repêchage Glow and Go Services . The recently launched concept combines customized facial massage and four express sheet mask options: Red-Out Calming, Biolight Brighten Up, Lamina Lift Feel Uplifted or Hydra Blue Firming. Not only are the services a great way to introduce clients to skin care, they're a fabulous upsell and can be performed in under 30 minutes with no treatment room required. Pros who add them to their offerings will receive step-by-step protocols, as well as special spa menus to help with marketing efforts. The Fast and the Fabulous One of the newest apps for on-demand massages and stretch sessions continues to seek therapists certifi ed by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC). Since its January launch, REME has expanded along the California coast, serving Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco. In addition to an emphasis on excellent customer service, the business platform also makes caring for REME pros a priority: Therapists receive 75 percent of each service fee, along with referral bonuses and all gratuities, and the company off ers free workshops on stretch therapy so staff can get certifi ed. UPWARDLY MOBILE

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