Monthly Archives: August 2013

DIY Body Toning Cream

Revised from Turnberry Isle Miami’s DIY Toning Body Cream by Jackie Burns Brisman for SpaFinder

Between short-shorts and bikini bottoms we’re showing a lot more skin in the summertime and for some of us it’s not exactly comfortable territory thanks to the dreaded appearance of cellulite. In fact many of us, if not most of us, regardless of our body-type can be plagued with cellulite and while there’s no be-all-end-all cure for these not-so-cute derriere dimples there are measures you can take to decrease the appearance. Thanks to the Turnberry Isle Miami and its Forbes-Rated Four Star Spa & Fitness Center we’re sharing a great DIY recipe for toning and tightening your skin and getting it ready for whatever itsy-bitsy item of clothing you want to throw on! This easy to make and easy to use booster helps to activate circulation while ridding the appearance of cellulite and removing dead skin cells – try to use it AM and PM just like you would use a store-bought cellulite-fighting cream.

Coffee & Coconut Oil Booster
½ cup of coffee powder
2 tablespoons of coconut oil (olive oil can be substituted)

1. Mix the coffee powder and oil in a bowl.
2. Use hands to massage mixture in a circular motion.

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Spa Parties- 30 minute pedicure service

Revised from Mobile Spa Business

The latest trend now is spa parties in the customers home. The most popular spa service is pedicure parties. The key to making money with group bookings is to do the service in 30 minutes. The 30 minutes pedicure will include paraffin and polish application as well as the basic pedicure procedures to be finished in 30 minutes.

If you are a one person mobile spa business when you book a pedicure party you want to do each client in a timely and efficient manner. This is how you will make more money. For example if you charge $40.00 a pedicure and book 6 pedicures you will stand to make $240.00 for 3 hours of work. Not bad for one booking and you have no rent to pay !

The key to the 30 minute pedicure is to place both feet into the foot soaker and then start immediately working on one foot and finish all the prep work on the first foot before you start on the other foot.

Another key is to do all the nail polish application on the foot. This includes base, 2 coats of colour and top coat all to be applied in 5 mins. There is a technique to this application and you have to practice. You don’t want to be taking the polish off with the next coat. Use a very light hand when applying the polish on top of each other.

Extra tip: Do not forget to use a plastic liner in the foot bath so you do not need to clean out the soaker in between each client. Some companies sell a disposable plastic foot liner but we find using GLAD white garbage bags is less expensive and you will get two uses out of each bag. Just turn the bag inside out for the next client.

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Meditation as Therapy

Meditation is an art that requires one to focus 100% of their attention inwards clearing the conscious mind. Though, the history of meditation is intimately bound to religious elements, the practice has been researched at many accredited institution with positive results in health and mental health including improved concentration, reduced anxiety and a general well-being.

At glance meditation may seems easy, but many beginners fail to continue the practice long term. This is because large percentage don’t start with the mindset needed to continue the practice. Just sitting in silence seems easy, but the mind and body will wander. The practice of meditation is an active process that requires constant engagement with one’s own mind.

Both meditation and massage have been found to produce therapeutic effects. Offering a meditation class before massage sessions can enhance the spa experience and attract more customers. Hiring a meditation teacher can be a good option but because the practice is so unregulated you should make sure to do research on the individual to be hired. Other options could be going back to the religious elements and take a few free meditation classes at a local temple to gain insight to the practice.

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