For many, one of the favorite aspects of getting a facial is also getting a massage. Facial massage enhances the experience – adding that extra pampering touch – as well as penetrates product into the skin.
Our experts apparently agree that facial massage is important in providing a variety of services; facial massage technique features in many of Aesthetic VideoSource’s instructional DVDs. While facial massage is obviously incorporated in European facials, it can also be provided in facial paraffin treatments, Thai acupressure massage, and stone massage, as well as many other treatments and modalities.
And why not? The benefits of facial massage are many. As with any massage, facial massage provides stress relief and enhances circulation and lymph flow. It can alleviate sinus congestion and migraine headaches. And it firms the skin, makes it radiant, and gives the face muscles lift, minimizing fine lines as it counters the effects of gravity and repetitive muscle usage. In essence, facial massage ultimately provides a younger look (chalk that up to a third reason for getting a facial massage!)
However, the face is sensitive and highly vascular, and incorrect technique can bruise it. Proper technique is required to achieve the above benefits, as well as to cleanse skin and apply product. Precautions should also be taken if there are contraindications, such as severe acne, that massage can aggravate, or dealing with sensitive skin that is typically fair and dry.
Our experts range from CIDESCO diplomats, instructors, and spa professionals to licensed massage therapists. They all have years of experience and bring their own insights, techniques, and tips and tricks to provide the best service possible to clients. Our production crew does the rest, providing close-ups and different views so our clients – professionals in the business – can get the most out of our comprehensive instructional DVDs.
A couple of our DVDs illustrate how our experts, one an aesthetician and the other a massage therapist, teach their facial massage techniques.
In our award-winning European Facials series, Rita Page provides the most comprehensive, detailed instructional DVD ever on how to provide a thorough European facial with detailed massage techniques and a minimal amount of equipment. It’s all hands on. We had so much footage with valuable information, we broke the series down into three volumes. Each averages 1.5 hours.
Massage, an important component of a European facial, is used for application of product as well as a luxurious treatment that completes the spa experience. In addition to all the other techniques provided, Rita demonstrates two detailed facial massages: an extensive cleansing massage on the face, neck, and décolleté, and a product-penetrating facial massage.
When it comes to skin care, Rita Page is a notable aesthetician. She comes with a long list of accomplishments. She has been awarded the top honor of International CIDESCO Diplomat, the most prestigious aesthetic credential in the world. She founded the Paramedical Clinic, where physicians referred patients for treatment to alleviate the effects of postsurgical conditions, deformities, and burns. She also founded ProLight Aesthetics.
As an instructor, she explains every single step in detail. Aestheticians love her videos. And the European Facials series has received many accolades for training.
Great facial massage techniques can also be picked up in our massage videos. One of our most popular massage instructors is Meade Steadman, a licensed massage therapist (LMT). Meade regularly incorporates facial massage into his many videos. A video of interest to aestheticians is The Ultimate Face, Scalp, Neck & Shoulder Massage.
As they say, beauty is more than skin-deep. In the award-winning massage DVD, Meade goes deeper into the muscles to relieve tension, improve posture, and restore natural beauty from the inside out. Seeking that “softening effect,” Meade demonstrates massage techniques — basic and advanced — on the head and shoulders, following the body’s musculature, skeletal structure, and the vascular system. He discusses the underlying foundation of massage work, and you’ll grow your understanding of facial musculature. In addition to the massage demonstration, he also shares some self-massage exercises for clients to maintain the benefits of their massage…until the next one.
In addition to being a practicing LMT, Meade also instructs at the Myotherapy College of Utah and the Myotherapy Institute of Massage. His experience as an instructor makes his step-by-step DVDs accessible and enjoyable.
If you want a sampling of techniques, check out Facial Massage: The Definitive Collection. It features six demonstrated facial massages. Four renowned experts bring their own distinctive facial massages to their treatments, including European facials, stone massage, chair massage, and lymphatic drainage massage.
Rita demonstrates a detailed facial cleansing massage (from European Facials). Meade demonstrates three facial massages: one incorporating hot and cold stones to help stimulate circulation and relax musculature (from The Art and Practice of Stone Massage), one showing how to restore natural beauty from the inside-out by following the musculature and vascular system (from The Ultimate Face, Scalp, Neck, & Shoulder Massage), and a facial massage in the chair (from The Complete Guide to Full Body Chair Massage).
All our videos cover the gamut of instruction, as appropriate, from pre-treatment consultation, preparation, benefits and contraindications, underlying physiology, tools and product, and post-treatment recommendations, in addition to the procedures. So far, we have over 90 DVD’s in our library dedicated to skin care, medical spa treatments, body treatments, massage, makeup, and hair removal.
Our goal at Aesthetic VideoSource is to produce detailed, comprehensive instructional DVDs, so anyone can properly perform the procedures shown. Aesthetic VideoSource is the forerunner in educational media distribution, with award-winning DVDs and an always-expanding list of titles to meet the spa and beauty industry’s needs. We realize in today’s busy world how hard it is to take the time out to attend classes to for continuing education or to expand your menu of offerings. DVD’s (or online streaming) are a great alternative, so you can learn at home, and at a time convenient to you.
Chair massage is commonly offered in malls, at sporting events, at conventions, and other places where people gather. According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA 2010), chair massage is one of the top five modalities being offered.
In this 5.5-hour course on full body chair massage, Meade Steadman, LMT and professional educator, will guide you from theory to practical application. In addition to written text, video excerpts are included for visual, step-by-step demonstrations of seated massage techniques and how to provide a full body massage as well as address specific complaints.
Also included are: history, benefits and contraindications, tips for getting started, marketing, and other professional concerns. Resources are included for licensing and further information.
After completion of this CE course, you will be able to:
If you want to learn something, learn from the best. If you want to learn authentic Thai massage, hands down the top recognized master outside of Thailand is Dr. Anthony James, CMT, ND, MDAM. His professional development and certification programs have set the standards in the U.S.
Dr. James’s life focus is Thai massage training. He is an amazing instructor who explains and demonstrates each technique so that you can easily grasp the concepts and repeat them.
Dr. James, the only western Master Instructor to be recognized by the Royal Thai government and recipient of the “Friend of Thailand” Award, has taught and certified over 6000 practitioners since 1984, including many well-known teachers established today.
He is the founder and Director of Education for The SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and The Thai Yoga Center, home of the International Thai Therapists Association (ITTA), and host to the National Thai Yoga, Massage and Bodywork Certification Board (NTYMBCB) examinations. He is the Director of Education of ONACS, Oklevueha Native American Church of SomaVeda located in Plant City, Florida and is also the Director of Clinical Services, the Missionary Clinic and the Wellness Center. He has authored various publications, including the first Thai massage book in English. The list of Dr. James’ credentials goes on.
Dr. James is the featured expert in Aesthetic VideoSource’s four-part The Ultimate Thai Massage video and instructional DVD series that covers it all: basic and advanced techniques for the traditional mat, and basic and advanced techniques adapted for the “modern” massage table.
The four educational training titles are listed below:
In each comprehensive online training video and DVD, Aachan (“Master”) James lays the foundation for a clear understanding of Thai massage and the spiritual roots and perspectives that have endured for thousands of years. Dr. James discusses benefits and contraindications, origins of Thai massage, different styles (the southern royal method, northern style, and Buddhai Sawan school), Ayurvedic anatomy (the primary Chakras and Sen lines), client assessment, and room set-up.
Dr. James walks you step-by-step through the therapeutic techniques comprising a complete Thai massage session. Throughout, he addresses balance vs. structural corrections; steps emulating energy flow; 10 key points for balance; working on attitudes (or posture positions), relationship, and transition; and, breath, emphasis, and pressure.
Beginning with Puja (affirmation), Dr. James demonstrates techniques in the traditional Five Attitudes/Postures: Supine, Side Lying, Prone, Abdomen and Leg Stretching, and Seated. In the Basic Thai massage (Mat and Table), he shows over 19 basic asanas or therapeutic postures; in the Advanced Thai massage (Mat and Table), he shows over 50 asanas. Techniques include gentle rocking; deep stretching; striking; kneading; pinching and rolling; pulling, rotations, and rhythmic compression with thumbs, palms, elbows, forearms, knees, and feet.
“I want to show you how to take on a productive application of healing science that’s been practiced for thousands of years and is completely appropriate and practical for the western world,” says Dr. James. “We can do this work in spas, hospitals, homes, anytime, anywhere.”
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A chemical peel is a skin care technique that involves the application of chemical solutions to the skin in a controlled manner to peel away the top layers. The skin that regenerates after the peel is smoother and younger.
Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, skin discoloration and scars, typically on the face, neck or hands. A chemical peel can be done alone or in combination with other treatments, like laser and microdermabrasion to diminish the signs of sun damage or acne scarring.
Chemical peels can be done at different depths — light, medium and deep — depending upon the nature of the skin problem to be treated. Each type of chemical peel uses a different chemical solution. Deeper chemical peels produce more dramatic results, but require a longer recovery period. Popular peels include Alpha-Hydroxy Acid Peels, Lactic Acid Peel, Salicylic Acid Peel and Jessner’s Peel.
The beauty of alpha-hydroxy acid peels is that they are safe for almost everyone and result in minimal down time for your client. Both glycolic and lactic acid peels are alpha hydroxy acid peels, yet they react very differently with the skin. For example glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and is corrosive. Glycolic acid penetrates the acid mantle and goes through the inter-cellular matrix to the basal layer. This creates a slow shedding of the epithelial layers and an inflammatory response creating new cell turn over in the epidermis and as new cells rise to the surface old cells will be slough gradually with daily cleansing. In essence, glycolic peels work from the inside out. So typically, with glycolic peels, your clients will see very little surface peeling. Glycolic acid comes in strengths of 20%-70% with pH ranging from 3.5 down to 1.6 for Medical settings. The best glycolic acid will come in a stabilized formula with an aloe Vera carrier and a pH factor ranging from 3.0 to 2.0.
Lactic acid which is also an AHA is known for its NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factors). Lactic acid peels tend to penetrate the skin slower, softening hardened keratin from the surface down. The result is a plumping of the stratum corneum making it easier to physically exfoliate. So ideally glycolic peels are your best choice for fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin, while Lactic peels are best for dry, alipidic skin, thickened sun-damaged skin and hyper-pigmentation.
Salicylic acid or Beta peels are hydroxybenzoic acid found in willow bark. Salicylic peels usually come in two strengths of 20% and 30% and a ph of 3.0 to 2.0. Salicylic peels work best for excessively oily skin, retention keratosis, and active acne grades 3 and 4. Salicylic acid peels chemically devour surface lipids and keratin creating more visual sloughing of the stratum corneum than AHA’s. Salicylic peels create a quick inflammatory response in the skin and the client will feel heat ranging from warm flushing to extreme heat. Thus the phrase “melt down peel”. You can help alleviate any discomfort they may have by offering your client a hand held fan.
Jessner’s peel solution is a combination of three different acids: 14% lactic acid, 14% salicylic acid and 14% resorcinol in a denatured alcohol base. Jessner’s peel is light sensitive due to the resorcinol, so be careful to make sure the lid is closed tight after each use and store away from light. It is difficult to over peel with Jessner’s due to the fact that this peel works primarily in the stratum corneum. Some people can be very sensitive to the resorcinol so it is best to take a patch test several days before the scheduled peel to be safe. Jessner’s creates a lot of heat response or marked vasodilation in the skin. Temporary darkening of the skin can occur due to the resorcinol. Jessner’s can also cause excessive exfoliation which some clients may or may not want. All these symptoms are temporary and subside within 10 to 14 days. If your client has a very compact normal stratum corneum or has recently undergone deeper peels, do not be surprised to have little to no exfoliation. It is possible to perform Jessner’s peels on someone and see no sloughing because of this. So proper skin assessment to determine how much stratum corneum is present is important.
Who Is a Good Candidate For a Chemical Peel?
Clients with fair skin and light hair are a better candidate for chemical peels. Darker skin clients maybe more likely to have an uneven skin tone after the procedure because the newly healed skin will be significantly different from their current skin color.
By understanding these four chemical peel options, you can determine which peel is best for your clients.
It is thought that around two thirds of all migraine sufferers are women and the cause can be related to the hormonal changes that occur within the body, associated with the menstrual cycle. In fact, many young women suffer their first migraine around the time that their period begins and the condition will continue to flare up every month, just before or just after menstruation.
Often drugs, containing artificial hormones, are prescribed to help treat the migraine, but with all the side effects and controversy associated with such chemicals, many women choose to suffer in silence rather than take such medication. However, help may be at hand, or even foot!
Reflexology has been known to be very effective in the treatment of migraine and its associated symptoms. A Reflexologist uses a special thumb and finger-walking technique to apply pressure to reflex points on the hands or feet, which encourages the body to heal itself naturally, rebalancing any organs or glands that are malfunctioning.
Jennie Levick, National Director of the International Institute of Reflexology claims: “Reflexology is an extremely relaxing treatment that can be used for all sorts of womens’ health problems including migraine, menstrual pain, endometriosis, fibroids, irregular menstrual cycles, infertility and also the menopause. If hormone levels within the body are out of balance, it can trigger many distressing symptoms. Foot reflexology and hand reflexology will work to optimise each of the endocrine glands which control the release of hormones in the body and an experienced Practitioner can achieve amazing results, often totally eradicating problems that women have put up with for years.”
Why not book an appointment with your local Reflexologist before your next migraine comes along and see if this natural therapy could be the answer to your monthly misery?
“Sixty percent of massage therapists say they would like to work more hours of massage than they presently do.“, according to the most recent AMTA Industry Survey. By adding cellulite massage to your massage menu, you can book more massage appointments.
The American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) is the largest non-profit, professional massage association in the United States, serving more than 56,000 massage therapists, massage students and massage schools. AMTA works to advance the profession through ethics and standards, the promotion of fair and consistent licensing of massage therapists in all states, and public education on the benefits of massage.
One of the benefits of massage is cellulite reduction. You can learn this technique by watching this video. Susan Brown has recorded the benefits of this treatment through before and after photos for her clients. You can do this technique too!
If you would like to book more massage appointments and have even more repeat customers, then offering cellulite massage is the solution. It’s a great benefit for your clients, and you get a repeat customer for 6 weeks. A perfect offering for the upcoming holidays. Soon you’ll be fully booked!
Get long lasting results for your clients with Cellulite Massage. A six-week program of this intensive work promotes dimensional inch loss, smoothes out dimpled skin, and flushes toxins stored in fat cells. Since cellulite plagues most women, regardless of age or weight, this is a great massage to offer. This is a great way to book 6 repeat sessions with your female clients.
You will learn the secrets of exactly what to charge. It is a lot more than you think.
Learn how to massively increase your existing client sales.
In Aesthetic VideoSource’s Cellulite Massage online training video and DVD, licensed massage therapist Susan Brown shows you the manual techniques — strokes, pressure, depth, and direction — that have yielded an average of 6 to 12 inches lost from the abdomen to the thighs for her clients…without the clients changing their lifestyles. Before and after photos and documented inch loss verify her results.
As women get older, this problem visibly worsens. The connective tissue (fascia) in the skin becomes more rigid, and fat cells start storing excess toxins that the body hasn’t flushed out. These fibers stay rigid, but the fat cells don’t. They push up against the skin like an overstuffed couch, and that’s what causes the cottage cheese dimpling effect we call “cellulite”. In women, we see this most commonly around the upper abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. Cellulite Massage works by loosening up the fascia, softening it, so it’s not so rigid, and softening the fat tissue and expressing the toxins and directing them into the lymphatic system. However, it’s not a one-time deal. It involves a six-week program, with three massages per week, totaling 18 massages.
In this comprehensive instructional video, Brown goes step-by-step through a complete massage session. This technique is entirely done by hand; no additional equipment is required. She also goes over the benefits and contraindications, initial client assessment, client forms (agreement form, medical history form, and client tracking sheet), pricing, setting realistic client goals and expectations, measuring and tracking client progress, and follow-up recommendations for your clients to help maintain the results.
“Cellulite Massage is highly effective and considered an alternative to liposuction,” says Brown. “It’s intensive work, but it’s worth the effort.”
Susan’s technique clearly gets results. Massage therapists only need their experienced hands to provide this additional service to their clients.
Susan Brown is a licensed massage therapist, practicing since 1996, and has provided Cellulite Massage since 2001. She is the owner of A Gift of Touch in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her main focus is helping clients find health and wellness, specializing in helping people with chronic pain. Brown also practices integrated Swedish massage, Reiki, neuromuscular therapy, and myokinetic release therapy.
You can get 3 approved massage continuing education credits when you take the Cellulite Massage course on the Jumozy website. When you take the course online, you can watch the entire online version of the Cellulite Massage training video. The Jumozy course includes an online exam an a certificate of completion.
If you would like to learn more massage, spa and medical procedures, Aesthetic VideoSource also has a 1 year video streaming subscription that will give you access to the entire library of online training videos on the Aesthetic VideoSource website. Click on this link to sign up!
Jumozy Facial Techniques For Treating Acne Continuing Education Skin Care Course - YouTube
Jumozy Presents Facial Techniques For Treating Acne – A Skin Care Continuing Education Training Course for Estheticians Approved by NCEA
Jumozy is proud to offer Facial Techniques for Treating Acne skin care CE course, with video training on the diagnosis and treatments of different acne types, with expert aesthetician, Rita Page. From general cleansing to individual extractions, Page demonstrates the proper skin care treatment of facial acne through a complete facial, using a combination of an 8-in-1 facial equipment machine and traditional methods.
“This is our job,” says Page, “This is what we enjoy doing…When we select the proper equipment, it will enhance our treatment.”
Page begins this esthetician training video with a client consultation (including questions about daily facial cleansing) and a skin analysis using a:
She then illustrates the proper use of a:
Steamer (with and without ozone)
High frequency current
In conjunction with:
Deep pore cleansing
Exfoliation (with gommage)
Suctioning with glass ventouses
Throughout the entire Facial Techniques for Treating Acne continuing education course, Rita’s vast aesthetic knowledge and experience shine through as she offers valuable information on each procedure she performs so you can learn acne treatment techniques. She then concludes with a post-treatment consultation. Throughout this esthetics course, Rita gives precautions and tips associated with the demonstrated procedures.
Rita has trained with the best of the best. As is obvious in her facial videos, she is passionate about skin care and is all about results. This course includes 100 minutes of training videos where Rita shares her secrets and knowledge of advanced acne treatments. The course concludes with a multiple choice online exam.
After completion of this skin care continuing education course, you will be able to:
Complete a skin consultation questionnaire
Complete a skin diagnosis using a magnifying lamp
Inspect the client’s skin for imperfections using a Wood’s lamp
Use a skin scope during skin diagnosis
Complete the exfoliation process using a deep pore cleanser and gommage under steam
Explain the reason for desincrustation
Demonstrate how to do a desincrustation procedure
Demonstrate how to use a galvanic machine
Explain the purpose of suctioning/vacuuming
Demonstrate how to do a suctioning/vacuuming procedure
Illustrate how to do extractions with an extractor, lancet and fingers wrapped in cotton
Set up the machine for the Lucas spray
Apply the Lucas spray properly to the client’s skin
Explain the purpose of using indirect high frequency
Demonstrate how to do an indirect high frequency procedure
Apply and remove mask
Apply CO2 spray and protective cream
Review the steps in a post client consultation
Define 31 terms relevant to facial equipment techniques
Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 75% or higher
Rita Page is a Licensed Aesthetician/Skin Care Specialist and Cosmetologist with over 27 years’ experience and a long list of credentials. She has been awarded the top honor of International CIDESCO Diplomat, the most prestigious aesthetic credential in the world. She holds a Bachelor degree in Textiles and Chemistry from the University of Arizona. She is also a graduate of the Linda Seidel Institute for Corrective Makeup in Baltimore, Maryland; Christine Valmy, Inc. of New York City; the Dr. Vodder School – North American in Victoria, B.C., and the Cosmetology School of Vancouver, B.C. She perfected her makeup skills at the M.G. Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts in California, which is considered to be the most advanced cosmetic training in the country. She has been a beauty therapist and educator at both the world-class Golden Door Spa and Cal-a-Vie Health Spa. Page founded the Paramedical Clinic, where physicians referred patients for treatment to alleviate the effects of postsurgical conditions, deformities, and burns. She also founded ProLight Aesthetics and the Page Advanced Skin Care Center, which offers a full range of aesthetic and laser procedures. She has just released a new skin care line for sensitive skin.
Jumozy specializes in providing various continuing education courses including esthetician training and massage therapy training through online content, award-winning videos, tests, quizzes, and various other downloadable materials. This Facial Equipment Techniques CE Course has been approved by the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA) Commission on Accreditation (COA), which was founded in 2000 in order to administer continuing education requirements for skin care specialists in order to assist with their recertification and/or re-licensure. They have defined certain standards in the skin care industry, and the National NCEA Certification Program launched in 2007 awards the NCEA Certified credential to skin care professionals who meet the new standards. This is the highest skin care credential in the US. All NCEA certified CEs are required to be maintained by certified professionals.
Jumozy is part of Salon Channel, Inc., which was founded in 1997, and offers continuing education and training for Estheticians and massage therapists online. The company aims to help busy professionals get easy access to Continuing Education courses approved by the Commission on Accreditation (COA) and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) for accreditation and conducted by certified professionals and instructors to further the knowledge and expertise of estheticians and massage therapists. This is done through tests and quizzes and online training videos with up-close and detailed demonstrations of various techniques, all of which is available at the Jumozy website.
An additional division of Salon Channel is Aesthetic VideoSource, producers of award-winning videos with a library of 90+ videos. The DVD is available at www.videoshelf.com and is ideal for those who do not need additional CE training hours and would still like to benefit from the training video. As a Jumozy spokesperson said, “Continuing education is crucial for all, at every professional level in order to further our career. It is not just about gaining hours but actually about expanding our knowledge and enriching our customers’ experience.”
Healing, alleviating a range of illness and dysfunction, including chronic pain, central nervous system disorders, head and neck pain, TMJ dysfunction, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, seizure disorders, hormonal imbalances, chronic sinusitis, and more
Improved functioning of the autonomic nervous system, enabling the body to respond more effectively to stress
Improved immune system function
Release of tissue and bone restrictions, improving mobility
Overall relaxation and revitalization
You can learn how to alleviate the restrictions on the craniosacral flow that can cause illness, pain, and dysfunction with craniosacral therapy. Craniosacral therapy is a holistic, hands-on technique in which the practitioner creates very subtle movements, mostly along the bony structures of the cranium and at the sacrum, using concepts that date back thousands of years and buttressed by 20th century medical research.
The craniosacral system covers the area from the cranium to the sacrum, including the structures of the brain, the spinal column, the spinal cord, the network of nerves branching from the spinal cord, the connective tissue involved between the bones of the vertebral column and spinal cord, and, finally, the cerebrospinal fluid of the body. A set of rhythms — the “breath of life” — are central to the functioning of the craniosacral system, and they can be palpated.
Massage Therapists, Doctors of Osteopathy (DO), Chiropractors, Dentists and Physical Therapists are using Craniosacral Therapy Techniques to benefit their patients. Knowledge of the skeletal system is essential to perform these techniques, especially knowledge of the bones of the head and the spine.
To understand how craniosacral therapy affects the “breath of life,” the flow of energy through the body, professionals need an understanding of the anatomy of the craniosacral system . The craniosacral system includes the cranium, all the bones of the vertebral column, the sacrum, the brain, the spinal cord, the meninges, and cerebrospinal fluid which runs throughout the system.
Craniosacral therapy is not recommended in cases of:
Severe systemic infections
Recent skull fracture
Intracranial hemorrhage, or aneurysm
Herniation of the brain stem
Craniosacral therapy has been successfully used to treat headaches, problems with the temporomandibular joint (the hinge of the jaw, often called the TMJ), nervous system disorders, and stress. To give you an idea of how much you can charge, the current rate for this treatment is $75 for one hour at the Beaumont Health System.
A full session generally lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. The client can remain fully clothed. The client lays supine, face up, on a massage table while the practitioner applies craniosacral therapy.
Bodywork, medical professionals and CST practitioners can benefit from the techniques taught in the Craniosacral Therapy Techniques instructional video by Aesthetic VideoSource. Certified Massage Therapist, John Hoffmann, demonstrates the techniques used in a general craniosacral therapeutic session to assess and palpate the fluidity of the craniosacral system which affects the body’s overall health.
In addition to the demonstration, Hoffmann also discusses the benefits and contraindications, origins and theories underlying craniosacral therapy, the craniosacral system’s anatomy and physiology and how the system affects the body’s well being, the anatomy and physiology of fascia diaphragms, and how to integrate craniosacral therapy with other modalities.
“The craniosacral fluid is the source of healing and vitality,” says Hoffmann. “In a state of deep relaxation and quiet, a practitioner can tap into the body’s own innate abilities to heal itself.”
John Hoffmann is an incredibly detailed teacher who explains each step thoroughly so that you can easily grasp the concepts in his craniosacral therapy training and incorporate them into your every day practice.
He is a Certified Massage Therapist, practicing in the Los Angeles area for over 15 years. He holds two Bachelors Degrees, as well as a Certificate in Craniosacral Therapy from the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing in California.
Online Eyelash Extension Training with Leslie Graham
Eyelash extensions are de rigueur among celebrities for 24/7 luscious, long lashes…and their popularity is rapidly growing outside the Hollywood hills. With looks ranging from natural enhancement to dramatic flair, creating immediate and long-lasting lift and definition to the eyes, what’s not to love?
However, the lash-by-lash extension application is an art that requires training, patience, and lots of practice. In Aesthetic VideoSource’s online Eyelash Extension training videos and DVDs, Leslie Graham, a certified eyelash extension trainer and award-winning makeup artist, demonstrates how to provide this popular and profitable service.
With step-by-step instruction and extreme close-ups, Leslie shows you how to prepare your clients, select lashes, set up your workstation, apply individual Eyelash extensions , and remove extensions. You will also learn about safety and sanitation, precautions, required supplies, available product types, client information and consent forms, eyelash growth cycle, aftercare instructions, and tips and tricks to make the application faster and more efficient.
In each volume, Graham then demonstrates full length applications. In Volume 1, Graham demonstrates how to provide three looks on models of different ethnicities (African-American, White, and Asian): a dramatic look using synthetic “C” curl extensions, a natural “bridal” look using synthetic lashes, and an elegant look with a full set of mink lashes (the “crème de la crème” of extensions). In Volume 2, she demonstrates how to provide a full set of silk colored lashes, how to use crystals to create a glam look, highlights with color using synthetic lashes, and corrective techniques using criss-cross and “Y” lashes.
Applications normally run an hour to two, depending on the number of lashes applied. The extensions last 3 to 6 weeks, following the lashes’ natural cycle, then require touch-ups to maintain the enhanced lashes. Whether you want to provide extensions exclusively or as an additional service, extensions are a great return on investment with low product cost and full sets starting at $150.
“This is fine detailed work and an intricate procedure. In the end, you’ll love the effect, as will your clients,” says Graham. “Welcome to the eye-opening world of Eyelash extensions .”
About Leslie Graham:
Leslie Graham is an award-winning professional makeup artist in film and television, and a certified eyelash extension technician and trainer. She trained at the Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts in beauty and special effects makeup and at Misencil as an Eyelash Technician and Trainer. Her movie production credits include The Twilight Sagas: New Moon & Eclipse, Tron 2, Night at the Museum, Ghostrider, X-Men 3, and Battlestar Galactica.
Aesthetic VideoSource produces and distributes detailed, comprehensive health and spa instructional online training videos and DVDs, so anyone can properly perform the procedures shown. Aesthetic VideoSource is the forerunner in educational media distribution, with award-winning DVDs and an always-expanding list of offerings to meet the spa and beauty industry’s needs.
Reflexes on the feet and hands correspond to each gland, organ, and part of the body. The healing art of reflexology relaxes those reflexes that are in turn connected to various parts of the body, improving lymphatic drainage and circulation as well as relaxing muscles and stimulating nerve connections.
In these 7.5-hour courses on reflexology, Meade Steadman, LMT and professional educator, will guide you from theory to practical application for providing this therapy.
Discussions include the various hypotheses of why reflexology works to the current research substantiating some of the claims. Video excerpts are included for visual, step-by-step demonstrations of techniques and how to work the whole body for balance. In addition to the body map, hand and foot anatomy, body physiology, and systems are discussed, explaining the interconnections and providing guidance for working reflexes to address specific health problems.
Also included are: history, benefits and contraindications, tips for getting started, working on infants and geriatric and pregnant clients, after-treatment, marketing, and other professional concerns. Resources are included for licensing, certification, and further information.
After completion of these CE courses, you will be able to:
Discuss the five theories in broad terms
Summarize the general consensus on this healing technique
Determine where to inquire about licensing requirements and get certification
Summarize the history of reflexology from ancient times until today
List the people credited with evolving and popularizing reflexology
Set up a room with the recommended items
Welcome a client and prepare them for a reflexology session
Relax a client prior to treatment
Perform the six techniques used to provide reflexology
Explain why “diagnosing” and “healing” are discouraged
List nine benefits of reflexology
List seven contraindications for providing reflexology
Map the organs and other body parts to reflexes on the feet/hands
Understand the general anatomy of the foot/hand
List the eleven systems of the body
Summarize the functions of each system
Perform a general reflexology session on the right and left hands
Determine which reflexes should be worked to address specific health issues
Identify concerns specific to infants, expecting mothers, older clients, and those who are terminally ill
List three after-treatment recommendations
Discuss possible side effects, also known as “healing crisis”
List six long-term client suggestions
Market your services
Determine how much to charge for your services
Create three client record forms
Determine recommended client scheduling
Define 136 terms relevant to reflexology for the hand
Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 75% or higher
“I felt the information in this course was comprehensive and covered all the major points and information. The videos …were well done and I felt I came away with useful information that I could easily implement… .” Maria W., CMT
“I enjoyed this very much. I thought the information was comprehensive without being too complicated.” Anne H.
“I really enjoyed this course, and feel like I learned a lot. I appreciated the longer videos, which helped demonstrate how to actually perform the reflexology techniques and see what I was supposed to be doing. The reading and terminology was easy to follow. …I enjoyed the material/quiz coverage, and the balance of video demo and reading material. It seemed to be pretty thorough as well… .” Rebecca H.
“I have taken this course, and greatly enjoyed it. It was informative and easy to follow. I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent taking this course.” Jennifer B.
“All the information is presented in a wonderful way – the sections are short enough as to not be intimidating, and easy to read and understand as to retain the information. The video clips are great – I particularly liked the one about precautions, where Meade brings up the point that a practitioner is an authority figure, and people will take you at your word. I thought that was an excellent way of getting the point across for a practitioner to be honest and responsible in their work.” Nicole W.
For shorter reflexology courses focused on specific health complaints, check out our many “mini” courses on reflexology: