Home' Spa and Clinic : SPA Vol-66 July 2016 Contents Technology from the future - HERE TODAY
on (especially as rapid weight has more to
do with loss of fluid and muscle mass than
actual fat), usually more than before, and
shape shifts back to Ground Zero, but not
always in flattering proportions.
If treatments you offer - such as body
contouring with device technology,
slimming/dextoxing massages, body wraps,
masks and scrubs – are included in an ad
hoc “rapid transformation” program of
a client’s own devising, it could unfairly
reflect on you when the program goes pear-
shaped, along with their body. The thinking
being along the lines of “I spent a lot of
money on that treatment that said it would
do such and such and it hasn’t worked.”
So how does all this relate to you as a salon,
spa or clinic owner, manager or therapist?
Start thinking bigger picture, for both
the clients’ sake and business potential.
As an example, if you offer fat reduction/
body contouring device technology
treatments in isolation, both parties are
missing out on a huge opportunity.
The ultimate success of these treatments
depends on a whole range of factors that you
can’t control once a client walks our your door.
For instance, to achieve optimum results,
they should be vigilant that their diet is
moderate and healthy, that they are getting
adequate exercise to boost circulation,
lymphatics, metabolism, digestion and
elimination, and are drinking plenty of
water/”good” fluids to help speed the
elimination of the fat that is destroyed as
well as other toxins.
But the unfortunate reality is that some
people view these kinds of treatments as a
“miracle” fix that will enable them to persist
with their poor dietary and exercise habits –
even eat and drink more and exercise less.
The win-win is for you to position your
services as a kind of “coach” for a minimum 12
weeks, offering clients education and advice,
and adjunct treatments that will enhance
results to help them achieve their physical
goals and a new perspective that will promote
greater self-confidence and motivation.
In turn, this will generate more regular
business for you. If they feel you really care
about their longterm wellbeing - not just
a quick buck you can make from a one-off
treatment – they will be regular v isitors and
refer their friends.
When a client books a fat reduction or
other body contouring treatment, apart
from taking the necessary informed consent
details, offer a consultation designed to
get to know about their overall motivation
for seeking treatment and the possible
contributing factors for their concerns
(eg. poor lifestyle habits, health issues,
emotional problems, f itness regimen).
This opens avenues for discussion of
other ser v ices you offer.
If you can’t offer all the adjunct
treatments you believe they would benefit
by, then create a cross-referral network of
practitioners and therapists in your area or
who other wise come highly recommended,
to help your clients create a holistic
treatment program for optimum outcomes.
Real, lasting results don’t happen
overnight ... but they can happen with their
commitment and your adopting an holistic
approach to clients’ concerns.
Over the following pages we look at the
options available, including:
• Body contouring device technology
designed for longterm reduction of
stubborn fatty areas that won’t budge
proportionately despite diet or exercise;
most in this category now have the
capacity to firm loose skin as well.
• Hands-on treatments such as body wraps
and masks that get the lymphatic system,
digestion and circulation pumping and
so speed the elimination of toxins and
• Home skincare products and tools that
promote healthier, softer and smoother-
looking skin to enhance the results of all
the above. Some also contains ingredients
that further assist elimination of toxins
and have fat burning and cellulite
• Inner products to promote g ut health.
• Adjunct treatments such as colonic therapy,
IV vitamin therapy, specialist baths, float
tanks, aromatherapy oils/diffusers/candles
to promote relaxation and stress-relief.
• Diet and exercise recommendation.
Enjoy the journey!
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