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Clear Communication with your Therapist

Posted on: July 25th, 2017

We desire all of our clients receive the best services possible either from our massage therapy or aesthetics teams. When receiving treatment from a massage or an aesthetics therapist, clear communication — both verbal and non-verbal — is key to getting the effective experience you are seeking. Your communication begins before you begin relaxing at the table. These tips will help you receive the best service and create a wonderful relationship with your therapist.

Tips for Clear Communication with your Therapist

 

Pre-Appointment – Confirm all the details of the spa, such as the address and parking as well as the time slotted for your appointment; this way you are not feeling rushed before or after your appointment. Make sure your drink plenty of water at least 24 hours before the appointment so your skin and muscles are hydrated.

During the Appointment – Mention any recent illnesses, injuries, previous surgeries, bumps, cuts or herpes outbreaks. This will help the therapist handle you with care. Feel free to let the therapist know how previous treatments have gone for you or what you expect to gain from the service. If they ask you, “How are you feeling?” be as specific as possible with your answers so they can address any concerns. Answers like “Fine.” or “I feel bad.” aren’t very helpful to your therapist.

Immediately following the Service – Drink plenty of water and let your therapist know what you thought of the service, honestly. If you are ready, book a follow-up appointment and create a long term relationship with your therapist.

Post Appointment  – In order to receive the true benefits from massage and facials you need to feel comfortable and relaxed. This can truly happen when you develop a sense of trust and understanding with your therapist. Be honest and direct, truly listen, choose your words wisely, and remember to give details when sharing information about how you feel so your therapist is never guessing.

Your face and/or body will be grateful along with your mind because there will be no guesses when you are receiving your services, should you follow these tips. Here at USTA, we are always up to date with recent trends in aesthetics and massage therapy. We look forward to helping train and guide you into a successful career in either massage therapy or aesthetics. To learn more, contact us at 630-968-6800, option 1 to speak with an admissions representative today.

May your next treatment be effective!

Pre and Post Facial Care

Posted on: July 19th, 2017

We desire better looking skin when we invest in a facial and there are ways that we can help our investment both before and after with the way we care for our skin. Some of us go to into our spa service thinking that moment is all our skin needs, however the pre and post care is vital to the facial benefits.

Pre and Post Facial Care Tips

Pre-Facial Do’s – Drink lots of water as this will hydrate your skin and prepare it for the facial. Keep with your normal skincare routine so your skin therapist can see how your skin is on the daily.

Pre-Facial Dont’s – Don’t drink too much alcohol a day or two before as this will dehydrate your skin and thin your blood vessels that may cause an irritation as the facial takes place. Try not to use skincare with retina or retinol within a three-day window as these products may cause an irritation with facial products. Don’t eat oily foods within a two-day period.

Post-Facial Do’s – Drink lots of water as that will continue to keep your skin hydrated. Stay out of the sun if possible for the remainder of the day.

Post- Facial Dont’s  – Try not to touch your face for the remainder of the day and not be tempted to irritate any acne that has been worked on by your therapist. Don’t take too hot of a shower or go into a spa/sauna for 72 hours. This will open the pores and may irritate your skin. Try not to wear much makeup if any at all for the rest of the day. Let your skin breathe and enjoy the natural glow!

Your skin will be delighted to receive the benefits of a facial service should you follow these tips. Here at USTA, we are always up to date with recent trends in aesthetics and massage therapy. We look forward to helping train and guide you into a successful career in either massage therapy or aesthetics. To learn more, contact us at 630-968-6800, option 1 to speak with an admissions representative today.

May your skin glow before and after your next facial!

Students Planning for Fall

Posted on: July 12th, 2017

As we are halfway through summer now, many of you may be wondering what your next chapter will be come fall. At USTA, registration is open for upcoming fall programs both in massage therapy or aesthetics. We thought it would be great to share some goal-setting tips as your next chapter will be unfolding next month!

 

Goal Setting Tips for Fall Programs/Semester

Organization – Begin organizing yourself both at home and life. This can be little things like cleaning out drawers and closets, meal plan your week, and planning weekly activities. You will set yourself up for success the fall should you have the details of life organized beforehand.

Finance – Goal setting in finance can begin with daily decisions like a Starbucks latte, super-sizing a meal, or buying a new pair of shoes. This will help you this fall as you take on the costs with becoming a student, and you’ll feel confident knowing how to set weekly and monthly money goals.

Time-Management – Time is one of the most important tools for students. As you prepare for fall, begin by planning your week out with daily to-do’s, weekly commitments and seeing the free-time available to plan fun time with friends. Your fall will go much smoother and you will have less chance of procrastination and stress. Developing good time-management skills will help you later in life.

S.M.A.R.T – (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-Focused, Time-Bound) An example of this is writing a new personal statement for yourself that you will be able to evaluate, review how it’s being achieved, with clear outcomes listed and timeframes.You’ll be able to use this type of goal-setting later with projects, work and many aspects of life.

Your body and mind will be set to begin this fall should you follow these goal-setting tips. Here at USTA, we look forward to helping train and guide you into a successful career in either massage therapy or aesthetics. To learn more, contact us at 630-968-6800, option 1 to speak with an admissions representative today.

We look forward to helping you succeed!

Relaxing During Your Massage

Posted on: July 6th, 2017

Many people are not able to relax both their bodies or their minds during their massage therapy. At USTA, all our students are given hands on experience in their curriculum to begin their massage therapy career with a holistic approach to massage. We thought we would share a few tips to take with you to your next massage treatment so it may be more relaxing and balanced!

Relaxing Tips for the Mind and Body During a Massage

 

Close your Eyes – When you close your eyes during your massage, it helps your mind slow down and not to be on alert mode.

Don’t Talk – Catch up with your therapist before you are given the few minutes to undress and prepare for treatment. While you are being treated, focus on a happy thought or imagine your body is a candle and slowly melting beginning with your head. Work through that image very slowly and your body should relax as the idea of muscles melting like a candle soothes the mind and tension within the body.

Deep Breathing – This is the best tip to benefit your body and your mind during a massage! Deep breathing will boost the flow of blood, lower your heart rate and blood pressure, increase the effectiveness of your lymphatic system, and detoxify your organs all while relieving stress. Begin a slow and steady deep breathing pattern.

Your body and mind will be both relaxed and balanced during your next massage treatment next time using three tips! Here at USTA, we are always up to date with recent trends in aesthetics and massage therapy. We look forward to helping train and guide you into a successful career in either massage therapy or aesthetics. To learn more, contact us at 630-968-6800, option 1 to speak with an admissions representative today.

Let your body and mind relax!