An at-home professional massage is officially one of the greatest innovations in the wellness industry

The beauty of technology knows no bounds.

The only thing better than a professional, work-all-the-kinks-out massage, is said massage taking place in the comfort of your own home. Blysis doing just that – bringing together a community of qualified therapists all over Australia who will quite literally arrive at your doorstep, complete with massage table and essential oils, and set up in your living room. The best part is that it’s all booked via the Blys app or website, so no human interaction is necessary. It’s like Uber Eats, but for relaxation.

The genius idea belongs to Ilter Dumduz, who coincidentally had it when he was walking home from a massage appointment of his own. The commute was his time to destress and enjoy the post-treatment sense of calm, but it also got him thinking about how his background in tech could be applied to improve the experience tenfold for massage-goers everywhere.

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SIA’s Allan Share Added to the Massage Makes Me Happy Committee

For thousands of years, massage and touch therapies have been a part of the healing traditions of hundreds of cultures around the world. From the hands of early Chinese physicians to massage therapists today, massage has been a natural and caring intervention that supports physical and emotional well-being. In other words, massage creates HAPPINESS.

Allan is excited to join the MASSAGE MAKES ME HAPPY Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute which aims to celebrate the healing powers of massage therapy and promote its benefits through research and education, advocacy and global awareness.

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Summertime Beauty Guide – July 2019

Everyone wants to look and feel beautiful, inside and out. With so many beauty, health and wellness professionals right here in Santa Clarita, there’s no better place to look than right in front of you. Let the pages of this directory guide you to the experts of your choice including: estheticians, massage therapists, permanent makeup artists, brow specialists, podiatrists, stylists, medical weight loss specialists, master colorists, cosmetic surgeons, bridal stylists, dermatologist and more.

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How Group Bookings & Promotional Payment Options Can Help Grow Your Sales

One of the biggest challenges our spa and medspa clients face is determining how they can continue to increase sales and expand their client base. A great way to do this is by marketing your spa or medspa practice to larger groups, paying special attention to the importance of same day group packages. Opportunities like bridal, birthday or bachelorette parties and corporate incentive groups, provide an excellent opportunity to increase sales and reach potential new clients.

To grow this area of business, you need to understand that it’s not a cash-and-carry type of transaction. Instead, it involves lead generation through marketing activations targeted towards each of these unique markets and special training that teaches your staff how to convert leads into consultations.

It’s all about the lead capture. When the phone rings and it’s a potential new client, the front desk receptionist needs to be sure to capture all the appropriate information, this is especially true when working to book groups! Train your staff to ask for the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Phone number
  3. Email address
  4. Lead Source  
  5. Type of group  

Another important element needed to more readily close these types of groups is to offer promotional payment options. For larger groups, a transaction becomes more attractive when a client can conveniently fit the payments into their monthly budget.

Offering a payment solution such as CareCredit, a beauty, health, wellness and personal care credit card as an accepted payment option in your spas or medspas, makes it easier than ever for your clients to fit their spa and medspa services into their budgets.*  With special promotional financing options, including no interest if paid in full within the promotional period** and convenient monthly payments clients will be more likely to move forward with group bookings, as well as individual bookings and return visits.

With large groups, such as bridal, bachelorette and birthday parties, this is especially important as it allows them to responsibly plan for larger same day purchases that may come with special occasions and other group events.  

To learn more about accepting the CareCredit Credit Card
Visit CareCredit.com/SIA

About CareCredit: CareCredit is a beauty, health, wellness and personal care credit card dedicated to helping people get the care and treatments they want and need. For more than 30 years, CareCredit has helped millions of people by offering special financing options with convenient monthly payments. CareCredit is accepted at more than 210,000 locations for a wide variety of health and wellness procedures, treatments, products and services. CareCredit is a Synchrony solution. Synchrony is the largest issuer of private label credit cards in the U.S. based on purchase volume and receivables. Visit Care Credit to learn more.

*Subject to credit approval. Minimum payments required.

** No interest will be charged on the promotional purchase if you pay the promotional purchase amount in full within the 6, 12, 18, or 24 month promotional period. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promotional purchase from the purchase date. If your purchase qualifies for a 24-month promotional offer, fixed monthly payments are required equal to 4.1667% of initial promotional purchase amount until promotion is paid in full. The fixed monthly payment will be rounded up to the next highest whole dollar and may be higher than the minimum payment that would be required if the purchase was a non-promotional purchase. For all other promotional offers, the regular minimum monthly payment terms of the account will apply. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance, except the fixed monthly payment will apply until the promotion is paid in full. For new accounts, Purchase APR (interest rate) is 26.99%. Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreements for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval.

Celebrating 20 Years of Cosmedix

Cosmedix is celebrating two decades of providing professional skin care at the crossroads of luxury and cosmeceu­tical.

To mark the milestone, the brand has launched “The Beauty of Living Without,” a branded video lauding sustaina­bility, inner wellness, luxury and efficacious, science-backed solutions.

“Twenty years is such a momentous occasion, and we have so many exciting things coming down the pipeline to celebrate with consumers and skin care professionals alike,” said Christine Jackson, global director of Cosmedix. “As a pioneer of clean skin care, we wanted to release a video that captures the freedom that customers can feel when they invest in a line that values their overall skin health above all.”

Throughout the year, the brand will keep the party going with the “20” campaign, spotlighting 10 ingredients it avoids and 10 it formulates with to provide the best results.

“Fans of the brand can expect new innovations, as well as continued education on our existing skus as we shift our focus on the next 20 years,” said Ryan Christopher, global education director.

Founded by estheticians for estheticians, Cosmedix’s product mix of facials, treatments, peels and at-home regimens can be found at spas and in the offices of skin care professionals and doctors around the world. The company offers educational resources through seminars, classes and online portals. It is also a founding sponsor of National Aesthetician Month (October) and National Aesthetician Day (October 15).

Heading to New York? Treat yourself to these beauty treatments

Summer is officially here and that means we’re putting our best selves forward. Living in New York City, means we’re always on-the-go, leaving very little time for some TLC — after all, it’s the city that never sleeps.

From whitening treatments to wellness destinations and facials, these aren’t your typical spa day scenarios. Think places that emphasize increased​ ​serotonin levels, an updated smile and non-invasive fat removals. We’re rounding up all of the best beauty pit stops you’ll want to make on your next NYC trip.

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Fighting Acne and Rosacea

There are different ways that topical probiotics can benefit the skin. In patients with acne and rosacea, living microorganisms on the skin are recognized as foreign by the body’s immune system. The immune system springs into action to counter this potential threat, resulting in the inflammation, redness, or bumps common with these skin conditions.

When using topical Columbia Probiotic on skin surface it prevents the skin cells from seeing the bad bacteria and parasites that can cause this immune system response. This is known as “bacterial interference,” as probiotics protect the skin and interfere with the ability of bad bugs (or bacteria and parasites) to provoke an immune reaction.

In addition, Columbia SkinCare probiotic formulations have antimicrobial properties – they can create holes in bad bacteria and kill them. Similar to the way antibiotics work in the treatment of acne and rosacea, probiotics can help fight harmful bugs from triggering inflammation.

We also have evidence that when our strain-specific probiotics are placed in contact with skin cells, they calm the parts of the cells that may want to react to the presence of bad bacteria that they see as a threat. These healthy signals produced by the probiotics stop the skin cells from sending “attack” messages to the immune system that result in flares of acne or rosacea.

The rapid increase in the medical use of probiotics has confirmed their excellent safety profile. As immune modulators, they have been used in treating inflammatory skin conditions, including atopic dermatitis. Their role in acne, wound healing, and photoprotection is ubiquitous, therefore the use of probiotics represents an alternative, and perhaps a more efficacious approach to the treatments currently being offered by skin care professionals.

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What’s Trending in Wellness?

NATIONAL REPORT—Wellness is a broadly used term to encompass the state of being well and the related activities, products and services that contribute to this feeling. However, it’s much more than that.

It’s also a business. From personalized in-room workouts to authentic journeys of the mind, body and spirit, the industry is growing at a rapid clip. The Global Wellness Institute predicts the wellness tourism industry will reach nearly $1 trillion on a global scale by the year 2020.

“Primarily, it comes down to demand,” said Anne Dimon, president of the Wellness Tourism Association (WTA). “More traveling consumers are mindfully making healthier decisions in their day-to-day lives, and they want to take these new practices and habits with them when they travel, so they look for hotels or resorts that can accommodate their needs and wants. Additionally, in smaller but growing numbers, consumers are looking to use their vacation or holiday time to plan quick or extended getaways with a specific wellness focus in mind.”

WTA polled its members to find out the top wellness travel trends and narrowed it down to five growth areas: solo travel; a rise in newcomers to healthy living; greater flexibility with length of stays; mental health matters; and demand for specific solutions and increasing awareness of the value proposition.

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