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Spa Supplies No Massage Office Should be Without

These spa supplies will add more value to your massage treatments and earn you extra income.

Aromatherapy. This makes a nice additive to your massage lotion and gives your treatment more value. It can enhance the relaxation benefits of the massage. For more information on how to use aromatherapy with massage and for contraindications, read Aromatherapy Basics. Common essential oils used with massage are lavender, eucalyptus, orange, cedarwood, and lemon.

Heated Towels. These are small, moist heated towels that are used as compresses on the body to deepen muscle relaxation and to wipe massage oil off of the skin. The towels are moistened with water, wrung out, and heated in a crockpot on medium. Always test the temperature of the towels against your hand too make sure they are not too hot and always check in with the client to make sure they are comfortable with the temperature. These can be used as compresses on different muscle areas and to wipe off massage oil from the hands and feet.

Spa supplies needed:
Crockpot with water in the bottom
Metal steamer
Small hand towels

Salt glow treatment. This is an an exfolitation treatment and can be done after a massage treatment.

Spa supplies needed:
Dead sea salt
Massage oil
Essential oils
Small hand towels

Directions. To prepare the salt glow, you mix together the dead sea salt, massage oil and the essential oils of your choice. The client should be draped with a towel instead of a sheet. You use a small amount of the salt mixture at a time and exfoliate each part of the body for a few minutes. Fill a crockpot with warm water and use wet towels that are wrung out to remove the salt residue from each part of the body. If you are doing a massage with this treatment, it is best to do the massage before the salt treatment, not after so if there is any residue of salt left, it won't make the massage feel gritty.

Paraffin. Paraffin is a warm, moisturizing wax that is nourishing to the hands.

Spa supplies needed: Paraffin wax Paraffin heater Microwave Small rolling cart Plastic bags Heated mits

Directions. You should heat the paraffin in the paraffin heater as directed. Heat the mits in a microwave as directed. Set the paraffin temperature on low. While the client is lying down, lift their hand and dip their fingertips into the warm paraffin. Make sure the temperature is comfortable for the client by checking in with them. Dip their entire hand into the paraffin two times. Cover their hand with a plastic bag and place their hand in a heated mit. Verify with the client that the temperature is comfortable. Repeat on the other side. Leave their hands covered for 10 to 15 minutes. You can massage the client's neck and legs while you are waiting to remove the paraffin.

It is best to practice these treatments several times before using them on an actual client.

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