JUL 2017

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Page 90 of 100 [ 88 ] • # dayspamagazine • july 2017 in the news T he very concept behind spas is based on water, so it should surprise no one in the industry that medical science is continuing to document new ways in which hydrotherapy heals. In the case of a recent study at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland, that ailment is knee osteoarthritis (OA) and that hydrotherapy method is aquatic resistance training. The research focused on two groups of post-menopausal women (one of the populations more prone to knee OA) with confi rmed radiographic OA. One training group completed an hour of intensive aquatic lower-limb resistance exercises three times a week for four months, while the control group maintained their usual care and activities. Of the 84 women who continued into the 12-month follow-up period, those in the training group exhibited both decreased body fat mass and increased walking speed. In other words, the hydrotherapy eased OA symptoms by helping the subjects become lighter, thus reducing the load on their knee joints, as well as by strengthening the area without requiring weight-bearing exercises on land that can often increase the risk of injury. u H E A L I N G N E W S Self-Care for Massage Therapists S oothing the aches and pains of clients is what professional massage therapists do best, but Scottsdale, Arizona-based franchiser Massage Envy is demonstrating an equal commitment to easing what ails the therapists themselves with the introduction of a new self-care initiative. The program advances Massage Envy's mission to support its pool of more than 25,000 wellness professionals by teaching them to proactively practice techniques for warming up, recovery and strength building in order to manage fatigue, pain and chronic injuries. There's a clear need for undertakings like these: A survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) found that more than half of the massage therapists surveyed have aches and pains in their shoulders, necks and backs, and 23 percent reported feeling "very tired or exhausted." "It's time our industry acknowledges that the most important people in this business are the therapists and estheticians who care for their clients," says Massage Envy CEO Joe Magnacca. "We care about therapists, and about helping them stay healthy and continue to do what they love." TOP: COURTESY MASSAGE ENVY; BOTTOM: © GETTY IMAGES Water on the Knee Permanent Makeup Industry leader since 1995 in Supplies and Education TRAINING FOR • Permanent Makeup • Tattoo Removal • Lash-Extensions • Eyelash Perm & Tint Our courses require no loss of time from your work and we will certify you. These services will bring additional customers into your salon and make you money. Average fee for a permanent makeup procedure or an eyelash extension service is $300.00. before after Please check out our Website for more complete details. or call 509.990.0925 We have the best prices in the industry on supplies for permanent makeup, lash-extensions, eyelash perms, lash & brow tint, tattoo removal. You have Questions? We have Answers! We provide FREE information on the above courses that we provide. Both before and after you have taken a course.

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