My Experience with Cannabis infused Massage Oil

My name is Michelle Rozzen and I’ve been a licensed massage therapist in Los Angeles for over 11 years.

I specialize in modalities such as Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Thai, Cranio-Sacral, Lomi Lomi and I include Reiki, LED light therapy and Cupping as complimentary services in my practice. My clients range from those in the entertainment industry, athletes, to the sick and injured.

I’m always on the forefront of new therapies to offer to my clients and have been looking for a natural CBD massage oil to use in my practice. I heard about the benefits of a cannabis infused massage, especially ones using CBD (cannabidiol). That’s when I came across Aryn’s Essentials. When I first started using it I tested on myself before using on my clients. I applied it to my arms and hands that were inflamed from working so much and I needed something to reduce pain. After applying Aryn’s Essentials CBD massage oil my hands and my wrists and everything in my arms were so relaxed!

Then I started introducing Aryn’s Essentials to my clients and they saw a reduction in inflammation and aches and pains almost immediately! What I really like about this product is that it not only provides maximum relief to my clients, but it’s emollient and very hydrating. So many of my clients have reported that their skin feels so soft and moisturized for up to 24 hours after the massage.

Another feature that I like about Aryn’s Essentials is that it’s available in a variety of scents using pure essential oils. It’s available in Green Tea and Cucumber, Peppermint, Lavender, and Eucalyptus and Unscented. My favorites are Lavender and Peppermint!

I will continue to use Aryn’s Essentials in my practice and I encourage others to give it a try!

In Love and Light,

Michelle

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Meet the Team at COSMEDIX

The Spa Industry Association is supported across the Globe by our wonderful Sponsors and behind every company are real people, doing real work…we wouldn’t be able to support you our members, without their help.

Let’s meet a few of them! 

Ryan Christopher:

 
Where do you live and what is a favorite travel destination? 

I live in Atlanta, and have the pleasure of traveling regularly with COSMEDIX. One of my favorite travel destinations is Alberta, Canada. I visit all three Fairmont hotel properties nestled in the Canadian Rockies and enjoy the scenic road trip in between each of them. As much as I love the ocean lapping up on the beach, the mountain tops can be even more serene and grounding.

 

What is your favorite hobby and how do you spend your free time? 

When I’m not working I’m spending time with family. My 7 year old godson keeps me running every weekend with basketball, baseball, cub scouts, and any other activity he can get his hands on! 

What excites you about being part of the COSMEDIX team? 
I love being part of a team that makes a difference in people’s lives. A skincare brand like COSMEDIX can lift a client’s self esteem by correcting skin issues with their formulas. It can also improve a spa owners quality of life by providing a successful business partnership. Working to make a positive difference in anything is always worth it. 
Rachel Sullivan

Rachel Sullivan:

Where do you live and what is a favorite travel destination?

I live in Atlanta, GA and I love to travel all over the world. I love exploring other cultures and trying new dishes and experiences. My favorite travel destination is the Caribbean because I love warm weather, relaxing on the beach and swimming in the pristine, crystal-blue waters.

 

What is your favorite hobby and how do you spend your free time?

I love kickboxing. It is great exercise that pushes me past my limits and keeps me in shape. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and pets!

What excites you about being part of the COSMEDIX team? I love developing products for Cosmedix because I’m very passionate about skin care. As a cosmetic chemist, I love discovering new ingredients and technology to advance our products and creating clinically effective products that deliver results. I’m excited to be part of an incredible team that is equally passionate about our amazing products!

A little more about the team…

Ryan Christopher, Global Education Director: As the Global Education Director, Ryan Christopher brings to COSMEDIX over 13 years of professional skin care experience working with the skin in practice and in theory. Christopher is a licensed and ITEC certified practitioner that formerly served as the director of education at a learning institution creating curriculum and setting the foundation for the next generation of aestheticians. With COSMEDIX, he will take his full service spa experience to the next level with the creation of global online and regional training seminars to help those around the world partner with us to change the face of cosmetics with better skin service and care.

Rachel Sullivan, Director of Product Development, is an accomplished R&D chemist with a diverse background and unique skill set that bridges the gap between science and marketing. Rachel joined ASTRAL HEALTH & BEAUTY in 2015 to drive innovation and boost speed-to-market success for all three of ASTRAL’s brands. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Emory University and has created reactive materials for the Department of Defense, patented novel encapsulation techniques for active ingredients in the medical and cosmetic industries, and has formulated advanced anti-aging skin care products and color cosmetics. Rachel has a proven track record of bringing high-quality, innovative products to the marketplace and is dedicated to bringing excellence to her team.

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THE SPA MART LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE DISTRIBUTION OF SPA PRODUCTS AND EQUIPMENT

 

High-quality products curated and selected to help spa professionals grow their businesses

The Spa Mart announced their spa products and equipment distribution company that delivers quality products to spas nationwide. Thespamart.com is a wholesale distributor exclusive to the spa and wellness, salon and spa education industry. The company’s team of experts is committed to building connections between vendors and wholesale purchasers so that spa professionals can have all the materials and resources they need to provide excellent services. They also offer curated products and supplies, high quality and vast selection of products, fast shipping, and responsive customer service.

Sign up to be notified when they launch by visiting www.thespamart.com

“With over 12 years of experience in the spa industry, I understand what exactly is required to help businesses grow and nourish. This idea is borne out of the desire to help people and companies achieve their full potential and find new and innovative ways to do things. We are taking away the burden of finding the perfect product so that businesses can focus on delivering quality service. We also have a scholarship program to help create new opportunities, which is essential to our plan of creating a movement that is united and committed to becoming the best in what we do,” said Teddy Lester, co-founder, The Spa Mart.

Business growth

The website provides a robust platform for businesses in the spa industry to find the right kind of product for their needs. They are offering high-quality products specially selected by our team of experts, to enhance menu services and retail offerings, available at wholesale price. They deliver fast shipping, reliable and personalized customer service, and commitment to client’s growth.

Scholarship program

The Company will also oversee a purpose-driven scholarship program that will bring awareness to the spa industry and provide an entryway into spa and wellness careers.  They believe that through proper education, new ideas and innovation emerge which will have a significant impact on the sector as a whole.

Movement and community

The Spa Mart is not just about distributing the best spa products; they want to create a connected community and movement that support one another.  They want to increase awareness of the spa and wellness movement and offer resources to help the community continue its unprecedented growth.

“We are people with the passion and desire to push the spa industry to greater heights. I understand the challenges spa businesses face trying to satisfy their customers. The Spa Mart is not just selling products – we are creating a community and a movement that will show the world how awesome it is to be a spa professional,” said Tori Clark, co-founder of The Spa Mart.

About The Spa Mart

The Spa Mart is a spa technology company that distributes a curated collection of high-quality products, equipment, and supplies to spas nationwide. They are committed to building relationships with spa professionals, connecting wholesalers and vendors, and creating awareness on the need for better education and training in the spa industry.

For more information, please contact 512-931-3661, teddy@thespamart.com, or visit www.thespamart.com

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Erika Gallagher from Lashology and Lashology Wholesale | Mover & Shaker

Erika Gallagher

Erika Gallagher

Lashology and Lashology Wholesale

Interesting things about you and the business you are in?

Spa/Company Name: Lashology and Lashology Wholesale

Website: www.lashologybeauty.com and www.lashologywholesale.com

How did you end up in the industry? Believe it or not, a shaman told me back in 2013 that I would be making a career change from human resources to aesthetics. Just a few months later, I registered for school and the journey continued from there!

If you are not working…what are you doing? I have a beautiful lab/pit rescue who is my life! I spend a lot of time with her enjoying the Colorado outdoors. She also comes to the studio with me everyday and lays beside the bed while I work. Clients LOVE her!

I love to travel and with my work schedule these days, I can only take weekend trips so I get away and explore new places at least once a month. I truly believe that taking time off and getting out of your routine is where creativity and new ideas blossom best.

I also LOVE escape rooms! It is so fun to get my friends together and solve the various puzzles.

Recent books or movies you’ve enjoyed? I am currently reading, “The Universe Has Your Back” by Gabrielle Bernstein and it is so refreshing!

Favorite vacation taken? Belize

If you were not in a spa career, what would you be doing? I am a certified life coach and would love to do that as a career one day. Being in our industry, we are kind of already “life coaching” some clients so I want to continue growing my skills in this area to be a better resource to those around me. I love hearing people’s stories and helping them gain perspective.

Spa/Facility info:

What best describes your spa? Eyelash Extension Studio and Wholesale Company

Total square footage of your facility? 600

What new treatments have you added recently? We recently added permanent eyeliner and micro-blading. Clients love it! It makes such a difference in their morning routine. I also have tried it and have permanent eyeliner and brow micro-blading. It’s AMAZING!

What is your signature treatment? Volume Eyelash Extensions

What percentage of your business comes from Retail sales? 15%

Anything else you would like to share? Success is an accumulation of the small efforts you make everyday.

 

Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos Opening This Fall

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The resort located on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula is the second property under the umbrella of Palace Resorts. This beachfront property will feature the traditional facilities and over the top amenities Le Blanc Spa Resort is known for, including well-appointed designer suites, an award-winning 29,000 sq. ft. full-service spa with 25 treatment rooms, an incredible hydrotherapy facility, a 3,961 sq. ft. fitness center and wellness center, juice bars, four plunge pools, gourmet specialty cuisine, butler service, over 14,000 sq. ft. meeting space, four breakout rooms and much more.

The 373-room luxury beachfront adults-only resort, willfeature suites all over 760 sq. ft. with private terraces, featuring panoramic ocean views. In addition, the resort will feature seven gourmet restaurants and six bars with an extensive wine and beverage program. Amenities at this adults-only oasis will include: A brand new fitness center with top-notch personal trainers, the latest fitness activities including, TRX training, Spinning & Aqua Spinning, Yoga and Pilates, as well as a meditation area, for the ultimate tranquility. The resort will also feature an array of recreational activities; 24-hour personalized butler service, as well as 24-hour in-suite service. Conveniently located just 35 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport and, 15 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas, Le Blanc Spa Resort is an oasis of luxury unlike any other.

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Massage Heights Foundation Raises over $30,000 to Elevate Lives of Employees

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SAN ANTONIO, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, announced today it raised $31,500 for its nonprofit organization, the Massage Heights Family Fund, Inc., during a fundraising event at its annual international franchising conference last month in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 2014, the Massage Heights Family Fund helps to provide financial relief and assistance to U.S. Massage Heights Retreat team members and their families in time of crisis, need or hardship.

“The team members are so important to the Massage Heights family, that we wanted to find a way to support them when faced with unforeseen circumstances that threaten their life, health, safety, or welfare, which is why the Massage Heights Family Fund was established,” said Patricia Zweig-Franson, founding president and chairman of the Massage Heights Family Fund. “Our goal is to always be there to lend a helping hand to those who are so vital to the Massage Heights family, and I’m thrilled to announce that we are already breaking donation records with the funds raised so far this year. We couldn’t be more proud of the impact that the Family Fund has had and continues to have on the team members, and we are excited for the coming year.”

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Can a spa help with your allergies?

At certain times of year, we can all start to feel a little under the weather. As the temperature goes from cold to warm – and then sometimes annoyingly back to cold again – our bodies can react in increasingly frustrating ways. Allergies are also prevalent, a constant blight on many of our lives, and sometimes all we want is a little pampering, a little ‘me’ time. Spas can certainly help with this, and through different treatments they can help those affected. So let’s look at what can be done with the help of your favourite spa to combat allergies.

Facials
Facials

A part of every good facial is a massage of the facial and neck muscles which can have a positive effect on allergy symptoms” – Spa Industry Association

We can all appreciate a little attentiveness now and then, and nothing says pampering like a nice calming facial. These treatments can help us to feel good even in the best of times – their relaxing nature and benefits for the skin are always welcome. Facials can also be absolutely beneficial for those affected by allergies. If the correct products are used and the right pressure is applied to certain points and areas, they can really help to relieve sinus congestion and other causations of allergies such as headaches.

Massage
Massage

It is generally known that there is some correlation between stress and allergies. When you’re stressed, certain chemicals can be released into your bloodstream that can negatively affect your immune responses. If you leave stress unchecked your immune system can indeed further deteriorate, making your allergies worse. Therefore you will absolutely want to avoid and combat stress. There is no better way of doing this on your next Yorkshire set spa day then by taking that much needed time for yourself and indulging in a stress reducing massage.

The fine folks at the Spa Industry Association spoke to us about the positive affects massages can have on those with allergies.

“There a number of ways that a spa visit can help a person with allergies. From the relaxing effects of a massage which may be able to help with head and neck tension, and “stuffiness” to aromatherapy.

Head and neck relaxation-massaging of the face may relieve tension, pain, reduce sinus tension and prevent headaches”.

Allergies normally occur when your body encounters harmful substances that are seen to be hostile to its well being, then reacting with inflammation. Massages can help to alleviate this by benefiting circulation and applying force to pressure-points, therefore relieving sinus congestion. Massage isn’t a cure but it can be thoroughly beneficial, helping you to take control of your bodily reactions.

Sauna
Sauna

A popular part of any pampering weekend is the much beloved sauna. A good steam can do wonders and has become part of the essential ‘me time’ itinerary, and can definitely benefit those suffering from allergies. The comfort that they provide, the sweating out of all those bad toxins, cleansing yourself of your ills, and relieving stress, can benefit in a very practical sense, and mentally as well. Likewise, wet saunas or similar high moisture treatments can also be very helpful to those with allergies and other respiratory problems by helping to relieve congestion.

There are some issues with saunas however; many provide an inherently dry environment that can hinder effectiveness on certain allergies and sometimes even irritate. Depending on your situation they can indeed help or hamper ones’ heath. As with all treatments, it is never a bad idea to consult your spa beforehand, stating your situation so that they can best advise you on treatments to effectively help with any allergies or issues.

Don’t go when sick
Don't go with feeling ill

During the volatile months of the year, in terms of temperature, and the damp conditions that this part of the world oh so likes to provide, it’s not just allergies that can get us down but general sickness too. Those of us suffering with flu or merely the common cold deserve some pampering as well, but unfortunately, a spa isn’t the place to go when suffering this way. The contagious nature of these illnesses can easily spread in a spa like environment, so the imperative is on each individual to consider others around them, and not pass along sickness to those trying to enjoy the facilities.

However, in the comfort of your own home, a nice hot shower/sauna/bath with the use of certain ingredients like eucalyptus can certainly be a great option while you are on the mend. And then once you are feeling well again, head on down to the spa to make sure you are in tip top shape to tackle the world once more.

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THE PROFESSIONAL’S CHOICE

The Professional’s Choice

Four Epicuren stand-out products scooped up awards in the 2017 DAYSPA Professional Choice Awards! Spa pros were asked to nominate their professional skincare favs both in and out of the treatment room and we are so honored to be recognized!

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Soothe Dermal Repair Balm

enriched with Sea Whip & Shea Butter

Ease your dry, sensitive skin with this luxuriously rich and deeply moisturizing botanical balm. Enriched with a symphony of immediate and long-term calming and protective ingredients to allow your skin to recover and create a balanced, healthy appearing complexion.

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Bulgarian Rose Otto

enriched with pure Bulgarian Rose Oil

A fine blend of exquisite moisturizing oils designed to richly hydrate the skin, leaving your skin with a resilient, luminous glow.

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Brazilian Propolis Serum Moisturizer

enriched with pure Propolis

A silky power-packed serum, naturally rich in vitamins, key amino acids, minerals, omegas, bioflavonoids, and micronutrients. This rich blend will leave the skin feeling smooth and supple while supporting the skin’s natural healing capabilities.

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Protein Mist Enzyme Toner

enhanced with the Epicuren Metadermabolic™ Enzyme

Packed full of B vitamins, Collagen Amino Acids and Niacin the Protein Mist Enzyme Toner restores the skin’s pH, while hydrating and refreshing the skin.

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Heather Linberg

Heather Linberg

Epicuren®’s Skincare Specialist

Heather is a lover of all things health, wellness, and beauty! A leading industry expert, she has been sharing her passion for creative health and beauty solutions for over 10 years. Her extensive knowledge of wellness and skincare has made her an invaluable resource to an impressive list of beauty editors, celebrity makeup artists, and red carpet A-listers! You can contact her at heatherl@epicuren.com.

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Deep Dive® Glycolic Facial Cleanser from Jack Black

A powerful, multi-functional cleanser, Deep Dive® washes away dead skin cells, pore-clogging oil and build up. Skin emerges fresher, smoother, firmer. For deep down cleaning, this 2-in-1 cleanser can also be used as a purifying mask when left to dry on skin. Recommended for normal, combination and oily skin. Safe for sensitive skin. Dermatologist tested. Fragrance-free. Paraben-free. Vegan.

+ Men’s Health Award Winner 2014 – Best Facial Cleanser 

+ Ebony Award Winner 2015 – Best in Men 

From Jack Black

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