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Treatment How-to: Blackberry Mist Body Treatment
By: Cathy Christensen
Posted: April 30, 2010
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Step 5: Apply the herbal body mask to the front of the body, starting with décolleté, right arm, left arm, left leg and right leg, using a sweeping motion to apply the mask to the back of the legs so the client does not have to turn over. Next, help her to sit up, and apply the mask to her back. Help the client lie back down and apply a warm washcloth over her eyes.
Step 6. Lightly wrap both sides of the sheet the client is lying on top of around the client, one side at a time, then place a wool blanket and a thermal blanket over her. She should remain wrapped and relaxing for 10–15 minutes. During this time, wrap each foot with a warmed, moist towel, perform a gentle scalp massage and then massage the feet for five minutes with massage oil.
Step 7: Unwrap the client by removing both blankets, and tell her you will be warming the water and will test the temperature on her leg. Unwrap the sheet, and raise the towel to drape the client’s legs. Use the Scots hose, and test the temperature on her left shin and adjust accordingly. Then, beginning with the left foot, use the water to remove the body mask from the front of the client’s body. When you get to her arms and décolleté, turn down the pressure of the water to a gentle stream, with which you can use your hand to loosen the mask on the client’s chest. Use the same procedure to rinse the mask from the client’s abdomen, if applicable.
Step 8: Turn off the water, and hold the wet towel up so the client can turn over onto her stomach. Re-drape so the legs and back are exposed, but the buttocks are covered with the bath towel. Begin at the right foot and move up the leg and back, making small circles to drain the lymphatic system.
Step 9: Transition into turning on the Vichy shower by simultaneously using the Scots hose and turning on Vichy jets, beginning at the feet. After all seven jets have been turned on, use the Scots hose to gently wet the client’s hair. Adjust the pressure of the hose to a direct, strong pressure and direct the water underneath the client, beginning at the lower leg and moving to the abdomen and back down, then moving to the other side of the body.