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Spa Spiritual Renewal: A Holistic Facial

By: By Jea'nah Jens
Posted: March 27, 2008, from the April 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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The true essence of rejuvenating the god- or goddess-like beauty inside each of your clients can reside in the life-charging sanctuaries of the treatment areas, where different aspects of the facial will be performed. These different spaces help bring your client through a transformative process to experience a full-circle facial experience. By learning techniques on anointing, feathering, intuitive massage and sound healing, as well as how to use a card reading to replace a skin care consultation, you can give your client a facial treatment that is unlike any other.


The first step

Begin by inviting your client to the first treatment area—a colorful, well-lit spot—to sit, relax and become still. This is the time to decompress and find a center. Your client should be refreshed by the comfort of beautifully orchestrated music, the sounds of trickling water and the scent of heavenly aromas. This kind of ambiance creates a wonderful, lasting first impression and helps set the tone for the rest of the treatment. The mood should be appropriate for a meditative and cocooning experience—a time to transcend the busy, outside world and enjoy a timeout of self-discovery and personal renewal.

Card reading and skin care consultation. Before performing a card reading as a skin care consultation, it is important to have the proper instruction. Though the basis of the reading is finding out the concerns of the client, correctly using the cards themselves should not be done without knowing the right procedures. Seek out an instructor or training session that distinctly deals with this talent before implementing this part of the treatment in your spa.