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Top Reasons To Choose USTA

Posted on: November 30th, 2016

USTA’s nationally accredited school is the #1 school for business training for it’s students. We absolutely love what we do, the programs we offer and the teachers and students we work with on a daily basis. We pour our heart and soul into every aspect of our student’s life here at the school to ensure success after graduation. We thought we would put together a blog on some top reasons to attend and why choose USTA for your Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Aesthetician and/or a Licensed Instructor training.

Top Reasons To Choose USTA

  • Average licensure rate of 99%
  • Aromatherapy education included
  • Self marketing and business classes included
  • Exclusive laser certification training by True U
  • A+ rating with the better business bureau
  • Graduate in as little as 5 months!
  • Work with the latest spa and bodywork equipment
  • Class size averages 12 students
  • Advanced education included at no additional cost
  • Internships are available
  • Average placement rate of 84.6%
  • Average graduation rate of 93%
  • Multi-license discount program
  • USTA provides hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial aid!

It is our mission to provide an opportunity to achieve a quality education in a safe and professional environment that will afford students the knowledge and skill set necessary to become top earners and industry leaders during their professional career. Read what some of our students are saying:

Universal Spa Training Academy was a great stepping stone in my life with great memories that I will never forget.” -Emily S.

When I first visited USTA, I thought it was great yet was still a bit hesitant because I wasn’t sure what to expect, however, I wasn’t impressed by the other area schools (i was more like a number). Now that I am actually a student, I know I’ve made the right choice. I wake up every morning anxious to come because the staff is great and my classmates are too! It’s like my home away from home.” – Annie O.

Learn more about our program start dates this January 2017!

Starting A Career In Medical Esthetics

Posted on: November 24th, 2016

medical estheticsMedical estheticians are skin care specialists with additional training in medical esthetics. A career in Medical Esthetics can be very rewarding and add a lead over the competition in an aesthetics career. Medical estheticians use minimally invasive cosmetic treatments to enhance a patients’ satisfaction with their physical appearance.  They usually assist dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, doctors and spas in advanced skin treatments.

Topics we cover in our Medical Esthetics Training Program.

  • Laser Hair Removal– an intense, pulsating beam of light to remove unwanted hair.
  • Ablative & Non Ablative-an invasive and non-invasive laser.
  • Dermaplaning-is a method of exfoliation that removes off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.
  • Fractionated CO2-A highly effective anti-aging procedure, that can be used to correct mild to severe skin problems ranging from dark spots to deep wrinkles.
  • Micro-Needling-A treatment option in atrophic acne scars and for skin rejuvenation.
  • IPL for Pigmentation-used for various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes, including hair removal, photo rejuvenation (e.g. the treatment of skin pigmentation, sun damage, and thread veins).
  • LED Treatments-LED is a painless skin-care treatment that plumps up aging skin by boosting collagen production, and treats mild to moderate acne by killing the bacteria responsible for breakout

At USTA our medical aesthetics is offered by Terri Wojak. Terri is a highly sought after professional with 20 years of experience in the aesthetic industry. She is a respected authority on skin care in a medical setting, public speaker and published author. Terri has trained over 3000 aestheticians and has brought her expert training exclusively to the students of Universal Spa Training Academy. Head back to our advanced aesthetics school program page to check out the program start dates in 2017! Call us for more information and to register at (630) 968-6800.


De-stress Over The Holidays With These Meditation Tips

Posted on: November 16th, 2016

de-stress with medication over the holidaysThe hustle and bustle of the holidays are quickly approaching which means stress can be at an ultimate high! From cooking the perfect turkey, black friday shopping and baking holiday cookies, it is important to recognize when you become overwhelmed and how to use meditation to de-stress. Research published in the Health Psychology journal stated that meditation is not only associated with feeling less stressed, it’s also linked with decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol. While meditation is great all year round, it essential to learn how to become more present and enjoy every moment.

“Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandoned the present moment, you cannot live in the moments of your daily life deeply.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh.

Quick Meditation Tips to De-Stress

  1. Just Breathe. If you find yourself overwhelmed or feeling over worked, just breathe! Stop what you are doing, close your eyes and just take a few long breaths. Deep breathing activates your parasympathetic nervous system, which induces the relaxation response.
  2. De-stress with Yoga. Meditation can be combined with yoga positions to help your body and mind relax and unwind. If you missed our post about 3 ways to de-stress with yoga click here.
  3. Slow Down. Stress is a direct result of when we tend to feel overworked and rushed.
  4. Enjoy every moment! Get involved with activities that you really enjoy to take advantage of the holiday spirit.
  5. Be present. Let your mind slow down and enjoy the moments with friends and family.

Here at USTA we offer a meditation space for all of our massage therapy and aesthetic students. When you meditate, you clear away the information overload that sometimes builds up during the day. During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. Be more present, relax and enjoy. Cheers to meditation over the holiday season!

Beat The Dry Winter Skin With These Tips

Posted on: November 10th, 2016

dry winter skinIf you experience dry winter skin every year, there are a few things you can do to help moisturize all season long. The cold, dry air of the winter can leave your skin feeling tight, rough and itchy. This time of year is especially important to still protect your skin while keeping it hydrated, moisturized and glowing.

How To Combat Dry Winter Skin:

  1. Drink Plenty of Water. Of course we all know we need to drink enough water to not only help detox our bodies but also to provide hydration to our skin. If the outer layer of your skin doesn’t get enough water it can start looking dull and rough. Drink half your body weight in ounces at least every day for soft and hydrated skin.
  2. Eat a diet rich in Omega-3s. A diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids helps prevent water loss in the skin cells. Foods such as salmon, walnuts, almonds, avocados, olive oil and tuna are some easy sources to add into your diet on a daily basis.
  3. Use a humidifier or vaporizer. A humidifier or vaporizer will help to pump moisture back into the air and keep your home and your skin from feeling the dry winter air.
  4. Moisturize your face and body immediately after showering. Applying lotion to your body and a moisturizer on your face within 3 minutes of showering helps lock in the natural moisture of your skin.
  5. Use healthy, moisturizing oils added to your lotion/moisturizer. By adding a drop of Olive oil or Coconut oil to your body lotion and face cream will give that extra added boost.

If you liked this article, share it on Social! Learn more about our next Aesthetics and Massage Therapy program start dates here at USTA where we teach our students the benefits of skincare inside and out!

Definition and Benefits of Polarity Therapy

Posted on: November 2nd, 2016

benefits of polarity therapyAccording to the American Polarity Therapy Association, Polarity Therapy is  a unique wellness practice that involves touch. It was developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, (1889-1981), an Osteopathic physician and Chiropractor with a passion for natural healing. Dr. Stone gave lectures and taught seminars on Polarity Therapy until his death in 1981. The American Polarity Therapy Association was established in 1984, and over 20 certification programs exist in the U.S. today. The purpose of this type of therapy is focused on personal transformation. Your body is the direct reflection of your thoughts, actions, your beliefs and emotions. It is the chance to release the negative clutter and be open to resolution and freedom.

According to the Wellness institute, “Polarity Therapy is becoming a defining model for energy medicine because it offers a comprehensive and specific model of the Human Energy System.Polarity therapy is a holistic healing system that works with this “life energy” in all its forms, using a comprehensive system of bodywork, exercise, nutritional guidance and verbal counseling. The goal of polarity therapy is to realign and unite body, mind, spirit and emotions into harmony and vibrant health.

The Benefits of Polarity Therapy

  • Reducing stress
  • Increasing vital energy
  • Restoring and maintaining proper energy flows throughout the body
  • Detoxifying tissue layers
  • Anti-inflammatory effects on the body and joints
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Strengthens resilience to stress
  • Balances energy
  • Improvements in depression and fatigue
  • Improvements in headaches and migraines
  • Pain relief
  • Improvements in concentration and clarity

Here at USTA, we are thrilled to have a Dr. Fazio, a Naturopathic Physician, Registered Polarity Therapy Educator, and Board-Certified Polarity Therapy Practitioner. He offers classes at our location starting this November 19th and 20th in the 2-day ‘Intro to Polarity Therapy Intensive for Massage Therapists.’

“What the doctor’s mind cannot conceive, he cannot relieve.”
— Dr. Randolph Stone, Founder of Polarity Therapy