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A Little Gratitude Goes A Long Way

It’s getting close to that time of year when we are reminded to be thankful for what we have in our lives. Studies show that being grateful year round can result in major positive impacts on our lives.

Gratitude can open the door to many opportunities and great relationships. Even from something as simple as a thank you note, to holding the door open for someone. Small selfless acts like this can create opportunities with people you would like to work with or potential clients.

Gratitude has also been known to improve your physical health! A study from 2012 shows that people who practice gratitude complain less of aches, pains and are typically regular with their physical checkups and doctor appointments. They are more likely to take care of themselves which brings many positive benefits to their lives.

Improvement in your psychological health has also been shown as a result from gratitude. It can reduce toxic emotions like resentment and increase happiness. It has been shown to increase empathy and reduce aggression. A study from the University of Kentucky shows that if you practice gratitude you are less likely to retaliate when given negative feedback. A good and positive exercise is to jot down the things you are grateful for every night before bed.

Gratitude plays a major role in overcoming stress and trauma which can increase mental strength which is something we all could benefit from in this world of ours.

Take a few moments everyday to keep in touch with what you are grateful for. Instead of complaining about what you don’t have, put that same energy into what you are thankful for and this will improve your life tremendously.

How to practice thankfulness in your spa:

  1. In your weekly staff meeting encouraging everyone to be thankful can help the mood in the spa. Clients feel the energy and this will lighten the air and help everyone work and feel better.
  2. Thank you notes to clients, co-workers or anyone in your life.
  3. Lead by example and create the culture of gratitude.

Let us know what ways you like to create gratitude in your spa. How do you feel this has improved the energy in your workplace?

Amy Morin (November 23, 2014) Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Motivate You To Give Thanks Year-Round. https://www.forbes.com/sites/amymorin/2014/11/23/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-of-gratitude-that-will-motivate-you-to-give-thanks-year-round

What is Micellar Cleansing Water and how do I use it?

When you first come across the word “micellar” your first thought may be “What the heck is that and am I pronouncing this right?”. Same! Pronounced mi-cel-lar, this cleansing water has been used in France for decades. Although it’s been sold in the U.S. for quite some time now, it wasn’t until recently that major companies started to really market this product. This three in one product removes makeup, cleanses AND tones!

Ingredient Highlight: Bilberry Fruit Extract

Bilberry is a fruit that is related to the American blueberries and is commonly found in various climates in damp woodlands. It has many names such as whortleberry, blaeberry, huckleberry, and black-hearts. Bilberry has been used for centuries medicinally and in different dishes. Overall, bilberry comes with many health benefits.

Steering Clear of Conflict and Confrontation in Your Spa

Spa Customer Service

Working in a spa can be a good way to gain the experience you need before starting a business of your own. Therapist at all levels of experience found comfort in working in a spa long-term. Some may think that there are no ethical challenges when working in a spa environment, but only in a perfect world would that exist. Just like in any other industries, standards widely vary. Clashes over values and viewpoints are common, and the difference in attitude may cause frustration. Here are a few key points that will steer you clear of CONFLICT and CONFRONTATION with your client. These tips should not be regarded as limitations or restrictions, but should be viewed as a goal in which the skin care professional should strive towards. 

Ingredient Highlight: Meadowfoam Seed Oil

rejuvenative serum

Meadowfoam seed oil is a light, very absorbent, non-greasy oil that is cold pressed from the seeds of Limnanthes alba. Similar to jojoba oil, meadowfoam seed oil resembles human sebum and is slightly waxy.  This oil is stable, sustainable and light. Anyone with mature or dry skin will love this eco-friendly sustainable oil. Meadowfoam seed oil is a great carrier oil that is a remarkable moisturizer and offers tons of beauty benefits!

Tips to find the right natural skincare product

How to find the right natural skincare product?
The beauty market can already be confusing enough and now with trying to find natural products can be over whelming.  Did you know that at the moment there is not a real definition for “Natural” in the personal care industry?  Many products can call themselves “natural” but are they really?