Dr. Vivian Valenty and the story of Dazzle Dry interview

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Today we’d like to introduce you to Vivian Valenty.

Vivian, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Growing up, I was taught that the best way to make the world a better place was to recognize and use your natural talents. After almost 50 years of being a bio-organic chemist, I am convinced that my talent is in creating products that not only solved problems but did so in a natural, healthy way. Once I discovered the dangers lurking in everyday nail care products, I became determined to create my own line that solves the performance problems of traditional polishes and unhealthy nature of gel polishes, yet free from harmful chemicals, animal byproducts and animal testing.

To this day, Dazzle Dry is the only quick-drying, long-lasting natural nail care system of its kind. It uses a signature four-step system to strengthen nails, protect against abrasion, air dry rock solid in just five minutes, and last up to three weeks. Removal is easy as it wipes off with regular polish remover.

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8 Rich Skin Benefits of Selenium

The skin is the body’s largest organ and your body’s first line of defense against infection. While your diet and vitamin supplements provide some minerals required for optimal health, certain compounds may not be absorbed appropriately through the process of digestion—or worse, may create damaging free radicals and eventual inflammation. Selenium is integral to your health, and recent research reveals that it is best absorbed through the skin.

Dr. Kedar Prasad, Ph.D., is a renowned and preeminent expert on micronutrients, authored Micronutrients in Health and Disease, and is a Nobel Prize Council scientific physician. He and a research partner were the first to show that vitamin E could kill cancer cells in 1979, and his research on micronutrients has since revolutionized modern medicine. Prasad says, “Selenium is an important co-factor for glutathione peroxidase that increases the glutathione level in your skin cells. Glutathione is a very important antioxidant.” Read on to discover the top health benefits of selenium.

Top Selenium Benefits

1. Prevents Signs of Aging: Selenium fights free radicals, minimizes skin damage and inflammation, and may even prevent skin cancer.
2. Reduces Inflammation: Inflammation is caused by ultraviolet rays, stress, poor diet, and lack of minerals. Selenium fights inflammatory cytokines that eventually cause skin damage.
3. Benefits the Immune System: White blood cells are micro-soldiers on the front lines of immune defense. Selenium boosts white blood cell function, preventing both bacterial skin infections and viruses.
4. Promotes Skin Healing and Reduces Acne: Selenium (when paired with Vitamin E) boosts glutathione, which may help heal skin heal. What’s more, selenium can decrease the incidence of acne.
5. Prevents Heart Disease: Fat stores in the body can lead to heart disease over time. Low doses of selenium have been linked to heart failure, as the mineral reduces blood clots and cholesterol oxidation and has been proven to reduce the instance of heart disease.
6. Improves Fertility: Selenium antioxidants aid in male fertility, especially in sperm development, improved sperm mobility, and the fertilization of eggs. What’s more, the nutrient may reduce the risk of birth defects when consumed by women.
7. Regulates Metabolism: Selenium regulates metabolic processes and boosts glucose.
8. Regulates Thyroid: Healthy thyroid function is crucial to regulation of hormones such as Selenium aids in thyroid regulation through conversion of hormones from T3 to T4.

How to Boost Your Selenium Intake

Foods high in selenium content include organ meats such as liver, kidney, brain, heart, and tongue. As many don’t include liverwurst sandwiches, cow tongue, or monkey brains on their menu of desirable meal items, other meats such as grass-fed beef and lamb will help. Organic and pasture-raised fowl such as turkey have high selenium content, as well as salmon, sardines, and Brazil nuts.

While eating foods and supplements rich in selenium may boost intake, the process of digestion may negatively affect how your body absorbs the mineral. The proprietary mixture of micronutrients in Nutrient Body Sculpt includes selenium, as well as various other minerals essential for skin health, and is a revolutionary leap forward for your beauty regimen. Our treatment is the only sculpting product available today that contains micronutrients and minerals. What’s more, Nutrient Body Sculpt will sculpt and tighten your skin while hydrating and refreshing.

Have you seen results after using Nutrient Body Sculpt or eating foods and supplements high in selenium? 

Nutrient Body Sculpt

Nutrient Body Sculpt

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The salt therapy business model. What options you have for décor.

With over 400+ Himalayan Salt Decor projects, Salt Chamber is the industry leader in salt therapy and decor.

salt room

Your biggest variable expense will be your salt décor. Depending on your preference, concept, style, and theme, your salt décor costs will vary. Keep in mind that you do not need any salt décor to provide effective active salt therapy. The efficacy of halotherapy is provided solely from the halogenerator. Passive salt rooms that don’t have a halogenerator but have a large volume of salt coverage in the room, still need to modify the room and the HVAC. There is no halogenerator expense, however.


salt wallHaving a unique or a particular designed environment does add to the customer’s experience and will enhance the overall salt therapy session. Himalayan salt provides additional benefits, especially when heated like bulb-type salt lamps. Some people like a salt cave-like theme, some like a more Zen or Spa-like environment, some are simple, and others have more elaborate décor themes. Some are themed for children and others are geared towards other architectural elements. This is a variable expense that can range from a few thousand dollars per room to the tens of thousands per room.

For example, a 200 square foot salt chamber room with a halogenerator and moderate Himalayan salt décor averages between $12,000 to $20,000. Salt décor ranges by dollars per pound and by square footage.



Salt Chamber

Salt Chamber



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The interrelationship between massage, spa and medicine in the U.S. dates back to the origin of health spas and curative waters.

Massage was an important component in the early days of the American health spa, while therapeutic touch as part of the medical spa movement has taken massage to a new level in spa.

A medical, or med, spa offers spa services, but is first and foremost a medical facility. As such, a medical spa offers challenging and rewarding opportunities to the massage therapists employed there.

While early medical spas had a much more clinical feel to them, most medical spas today have adopted best practices from the hospitality and day spa environment to create a relaxing and supportive environment for guests.

Massage services can play an important role in creating and maintaining a hospitality-driven experience while also providing therapeutic benefit.

The Med Spa Movement

The growth in the popularity of medical spa treatments and procedures is not a trend; it is a movement.

It is estimated that there are more than 4,200 medical spas in the U.S. generating 3.97 billion dollars annually, according to the American Med Spa Association’s report, Medical Spa Industry Overview, 2017.

Today’s medical spa guest is seeking a one-stop facility that can deliver classic spa services as well as effective medical spa services and wellness programs.

This return to a blend of traditional spa services such as massage along with medical treatments offers the savvy physician or medical spa owner an opportunity to expand or enhance their present menu of services.

For the massage therapist this provides a unique employment opportunity that offers the best of both the spa and the medical setting.

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Randy Brown, LMT Receives the 2018 Performance Health FSMTA Humanitarian Award

Akron, Ohio – June 27, 2018 – Randy Brown, LMT was presented the Performance Health FSMTA Humanitarian Award at this month’s FSMTA’s National Convention and Trade Show. Performance Health, manufacturer and marketer of Bon Vital®, Biofreeze ®, Prossage ®, TheraBand ™, Cramer ® and Thera°Pearl ® health and wellness products, annually honors individuals in the massage therapy industry for their efforts in improving the welfare of their clients and demonstrating selfless devotion to others. This is the fourteenth year Performance Health and the FSMTA have presented the award.

“I want to thank the FSMTA for giving us this platform to honor so many individuals over the years,” stated Lynda Solien-Wolfe, Vice President Massage and Spa, Performance Health. “Performance Health’s mission is to help people feel good, perform better and live great. The massage industry practices this everyday with their caring hearts and hands.

“It was truly a pleasure to present this year’s Humanitarian Award to yet another amazing humanitarian, Randy Brown,” continued Ms. Solien-Wolfe. “A true humanitarian cares about people they don”t even know and are the first to volunteer their time to help others, without asking for anything in return. They are someone who contributes positively to the human race through their caring nature. Simply put, a humanitarian makes other people’s lives better. Randy embodies these qualities and many more. Thank you, Randy!”

Randy Brown graduated from the Florida School of Massage Therapy in Gainesville, FL and has served on the FSMTA Board. He is currently the president of the North Central Florida chapter. Mr. Brown volunteers for church missions in Columbia where he ministers through massage techniques and active isolated stretching. He also works with the Never Say Never Foundation, a non-profit organization that works with paraplegic athletes and amputates to enhance their performance.

“It is a privilege to work with Performance Health to recognize this year’s Humanitarian Award winner, Randy Brown. Randy truly exemplifies the spirit of giving and volunteering. There are very few people who give so much of their time, energy and money to make such a powerful impact on those less fortunate. I am so proud to have him on my team and in our organization. Congratulations Randy on this well deserved honor and recognition,” added Joyce Prahasky, LMT, FSMTA Executive President/CEO.

“I am very humbled and honored to receive such a prestigious award,” said Randy Brown. “My prayer is to be able to continue to give back through the gift that my Heavenly Father has given me through the touch of my hands.” In addition to honoring Mr. Brown at the National Massage Convention, Performance Health will donate $500 to the Never Say Never Foundation and $500 to Ocala United in his name.

About Never Say Never Foundation
Never Say Never Foundation’s mission is to sponsor disabled athletes in a multitude of sports, including extreme sports and to seek funding to allow youth and young adults with disabilities to attend camps, sporting events and to get the prosthetics or other tools they need to thrive.

About Ocala United
Ocala United is a student ministry for middle school, high school, and college-aged students. Their mission is to reach the students that no one else is reaching and to do the things that no one else is doing. In response to that, they approach ministry from a very different perspective and aim much higher than is humanly possible.

About Florida State Massage Therapy Association
The Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA), the oldest professional massage therapy association in the country, is the only association that works exclusively for massage therapists in Florida. Since its beginning, the FSMTA has been involved in the legislative process concerning the massage therapy profession. The FSMTA’s mission “To unify the massage therapy profession while creating, representing and promoting standards of excellence in health care” validates the FSMTA’s promise to serve and protect the massage therapist in Florida.

About Performance Health
Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Performance Health is a global health, wellness and self-care company. The Performance Health brands include Biofreeze®, TheraBand®, Cramer®, Active Ankle®, Bon Vital®, BVspa™, Perform®, and Thera°Pearl®, all of which collectively create a complementary product offering that has helped professionals, patients and consumers relieve pain, accelerate recovery, grow stronger, and enhance quality of life for nearly 100 years.

5 Ways To Get That Perfect Glow

Step 1:


Get your Beauty Sleep! Everyone has heard the age-old line, “Get your beauty sleep.” But just how important is sleep to your skincare routine? Very! Sleep deprivation lowers the circulation in your skin, which can cause you to appear pale or washed out. Which is the exact opposite of glowing skin! Since cell renewal occurs during sleep, nighttime is the best time to rejuvenate your skin. It is recommended you get around 7 hours of sleep each night. Not only to feel rested and ready for the day, but so your skin is glowing and rejuvenated too.

Step 2:


Use a gentle yet effective oil cleanser made with pure natural plant oils. Try our 2-step oil cleansing system, HY-ÖL & Phytoactive Reactivating, designed specifically to deep cleanse and refresh dry dull skin. This combo works to gently remove both oil-soluble and water-soluble dirt particles, without leaving the skin feeling tight and dry. And contains natural antioxidants helps to counteract negative environmental factors.



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AmericasMart LIVE celebrity lineup continues to grow

homeaccentstoday.com–  Martha Stewart joins Bethenny Frankel, Trisha Yearwood as headliners

AmericasMart LIVE will have a third celebrity speaker on stage during the July 10-16 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market.

Acclaimed lifestyle expert Martha Stewart will take the stage on July 11 as part of AmericasMart’s full lineup of events for the summer market. In addition to Stewart, the Main Stage in Building 3 is headlined by business mogul Bethenny Frankel and musician, author, chef and product designer Trisha Yearwood, delivering a rare opportunity for marketgoers to be inspired by stories and strategies from a trifecta of forces in entertainment, design and business.

The July 2018 staging builds on the successful launch of LIVE programming last year when AmericasMart transformed its summer market experience with a new show aesthetic, linking product sourcing and selling, digital engagement and high-profile thought leader interaction.

Additionally, the 2018 ICON Honors now takes place as part of AmericasMart LIVE. In an exclusive presentation, Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post and founder and CEO of Thrive Global, imprints a new mark of contemporary cultural thought leadership upon ICON Honors, which from its founding has championed the role of independent business in the global economy.

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The Next Generation Wellness Team at CIVANA Carefree adds another Star!

CIVANA Carefree, the next generation wellness brand which recently launched in March of this year at the former Carefree Inn, continues to grow its next generation wellness executive team with the most recent addition of Justin Cline Macy, former executive Chef of Miraval and co-author of Sweet & Savory Cooking and contributing author of Mindful Eating.

With more than 15 years of culinary experience training under the guidance of legendary spa cuisine innovators Chef Cary Neff, Bill Wavrin and Chad Luethje, Macy’s work has been recognized with several accolades and awards from the industry and longtime guests of Miraval. Justin has also been a repeat guest chef on major networks and featured in several food and spa publications.

The celebrated chef loves experimenting with various food presentations and ingredient combinations to create delicious healthy dishes, which will complement the current offerings at the resort. He describes his cooking style as a fusion of various culinary flavors from different countries. A favorite creation of his is a wasabi potato cake with pan-seared duck breast topped with a cranberry Cajun barbecue sauce.

CIVANA focuses on its four wellness pillars – Healthy Cuisine, Movement & Fitness, Spa’s Healing Arts, and human Discovery & Enrichment. Delivering on that experience is an all-star hospitality wellness team led by former Canyon Ranch General Manager, Kyle Treat. Heading up the wellness division is seasoned spa & wellness professional Sharon Ogawa-Otaguro, from Golden Door and Grand Wailea. “We’re so glad to have Kyle, Sharon and Justin with us to infuse even more vitality into the next generation wellness company that connects individual wellbeing to planetary health. CIVANA understands health and wellness is one interconnected system, or what we refer to as Wellness through Oneness”, says CIVANA CEO Kevin M. Kelly.

About CIVANA Carefree
CIVANA Carefree (formerly the Carefree Resort & Conference Center) is the inaugural property in the portfolio of CIVANA, a hospitality and real estate company grounded in sustainable wellness. CIVANA Carefree began its physical transformation in August of 2017 with a multi-phase, multi-million-dollar renovation that included guest rooms, public space and the conversion of conference space to wellness programming space and facilities which debuted on March 6, 2018. Inviting all who seek the journey to enjoy the four pillars of wellness – Healthy Cuisine, Movement & Fitness, Spa’s Healing Arts, and Discovery/Enrichment, the 184-room CIVANA Carefree located in the Greater Scottsdale, Arizona area, about 45 minutes north of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

CIVANA, LLC is a hospitality and real estate company founded in 2017, led by one of the country’s first master-plan sustainable developers, and former President of Canyon Ranch and previous co-owner of the Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort, Kevin Kelly – CIVANA’s Chairman and CEO. CIVANA has built a platform to tether wellness programming, sustainable design and hotel asset/property management to bring a more attainable wellness experience to a larger target market, designed for today’s sophisticated traveler of all ages. The company owners originated the sustainable wellness position by connecting individual wellbeing to the continuum of community and planetary health – “Wellness through Oneness.”

CareCredit Introduces New Way to Pay for Day and Medical Spa Treatments

CareCredit announced recentley its expansion into the day and medical spa markets—helping Spa providers drive growth by providing an additional payment option for consumers. The CareCredit credit card is a health, beauty and wellness card dedicated to helping people get the care they want and need.

CareCredit’s 11 million cardholders. Participating spas will also become a part of the CareCredit network of qualified providers, which receives more than 850,000 searches per month. CareCredit helps people care for themselves and focus on their overall wellbeing, while also helping small business owners offer more payment options which, in turn, gives them more peace of mind while helping them meet their ambition of growing their business.

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