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8 Ways To Fight Wrinkles With Nutrition

Posted on: January 18th, 2017

fight wrinkles with nutritionAccording to the Mayo Clinic, wrinkles are caused by age, exposure to UV light, smoking and repeated facial expressions. What if there are some foods you can eat to help slow down the process and to put proper anti-aging properties back into your skin? There are! At USTA we believe that nutrition is a big part of looking and feeling your best. This is why we incorporate nutrition into both our massage therapy and aesthetic trainings!

8 Ways To Fight Wrinkles With Nutrition

  • Water: Skin cells need plenty of water to keep them hydrated. Drink about half your body weight in ounces of water, and if you work out and sweat you should drink more than that.
  • Salmon: Fish that is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids help keep cell membranes fluid.
  • Green Tea: One word; polyphenols. In the April 2011 edition of “The Journal of Nutrition,” The study measured 60 female volunteers over the course of 12 weeks. The participants were given a beverage that contained green tea polyphenols or that did not contain polyphenols. The participants were measured for skin elasticity, roughness, scaling, density and other factors. After 12 weeks, those who consumed polyphenol-containing beverages experienced greater blood flow and oxygen to the skin. According to the study, women reported experiencing improvements in their overall skin quality.
  • Berries: Strawberries, Blueberries and Raspberries are packed with antioxidants. They work to help fight free radical damage to the skin.
  • Garlic: Add fresh garlic to as many dishes as you can. Garlic is also packed with polyphenols.
  • Olive Oil: Olive oil is packed full of oleic acid, one of the fatty acids that keep cell membranes fluid and make skin supple.
  • Lean Proteins: Skinless chicken, fish, beans, nuts, and other lean protein foods help repair cells that have suffered free radical damage.
  • Beans: The nutrients in all variety of beans help neutralize the damaging compounds that harm your skin and prevent skin damage and signs of aging.

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Massage Therapy School Focusing on MIND, BODY and SPIRIT

Posted on: January 11th, 2017

Here at USTA our nationally accredited massage therapy school program not only teaches how to address the body but we also incorporate the mind and spirit as well. After taking our program, students are well versed in the energies of Eastern approach with techniques from the West. Our massage therapy school educators bring years of practical experience in bodywork as well as a holistic and hands-on approach to massage. In this post, we want to break down our curriculum to show the mind, body and spirit categories and the classes associated with them.


  • Anatomy
  • Contraindications
  • CPR Certification
  • Client Documentation
  • Massage Ethics
  • History & Application
  • Kinesiology
  • Marketing & Business
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Sanitation
  • Nutrition & Juicing


  • Aryurvedia
  • Body Mechanics
  • Chair Massage
  • Clinical Massage
  • Cupping
  • Deep Tissue
  • Hot Stone
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Lymph Drainage
  • Elderly Massage
  • Disability Massage
  • Pregnancy & Prenatal
  • Reflexology
  • Spa Body Treatments
  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage


  • Aromatherapy
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Polarity Therapy
  • Reiki
  • Yoga

As a Chicago area massage therapy school, we believe that true effectiveness and profitability for a massage therapist begins with self discovery, personal growth and understanding the power of touch between therapist and client. Students should expect a great return on investment when choosing USTA for their education! Tuition includes the initial massage therapy licensing fee for Illinois and massage table! The classes listed above are included in the tuition along with our popular business and aromatherapy classes. It is our upmost importance to not only offer a great experience while you are a student here, but also prepare you for a career after school.

Our massage therapy classes start January 24th! Day classes (9 month program) and Evening classes (11 month program) are available. Contact us to speak to an admissions representative at 630-968-6800, option 1 or fill out the online contact form here. We look forward to having you start your career with us!

The Demand For Beauty Professionals Are On The Rise

Posted on: January 4th, 2017

beauty professionThe demand for beauty professionals have been on the rise over the past few years, but recently there has been exponential growth within the massage therapy and esthetician careers. If you have made a New Years resolution to start a career in Massage Therapy or Aesthetics, both professions are now in demand more than ever! According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics there were 55,000 Skincare specialists in 2014 with a 12% expected growth by 2024, with specific growth expected for businesses serving men. Massage therapists however had 168,800 employed in 2014 with a whopping 22% projected growth by 2024! This growth is much faster than average.

The beauty industry is not just about makeup anymore it is about skincare, eyelash extensions and medical aesthetics. In 2015 alone the industry generated $56.2 billion in the United States with skin care a close second and growing fast. The skin care industry is expected to have a revenue of almost $11 billion by 2018. Clients are becoming knowledgable about taking care of their bodies with massage therapy and their skin with aesthetic services. A career as a beauty professional is truly endless. Aside from the growth of the industry as a whole, the career overall is very rewarding.

Here at USTA each professional is trained on the latest machines and techniques to ensure success after school. We cover hands-on training with career preparation. Our facility is equipped with 2 massage clinics with 11 private treatment stations, 2 Aesthetics clinics with 20 private treatment stations, 3 additional private rooms dedicated to waxing, separate chair massage stations, fitness center, meditation room and so much MORE! Our Massage therapy program starts this January 24, 2017 and our Core Aesthetics program starts January 17th! It is not too late to register for our day and evening classes! Contact us by filling out an online application form here, or by calling an admissions representative at 630-968-6800. We look forward to seeing you soon!