Describe the difference between a basic facial and a European facial
Discuss the origin and history of European facials
Explain why you should wear an uniform and what it represents
Explain the characteristics of a uniform
Provide a thorough client consultation
List four things an esthetician’s appearance should portray
Explain why you don’t wear jewelry on the hands or wrists
Explain how hair, earrings and hands (especially nails) should look
Describe how to set up the room and the facial bed
Describe what products and tools will be needed
Explain where the products and tools should be located during the treatment
Describe how to use a steamer properly
Perform a skin analysis
Apply different products (cleanser, toner and massage cream)
Define 25 terms relevant to European facials
Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 75% or higher
In this CE course, Award-winning CIDESCO diplomat, Rita Page, demonstrates the steps of a thorough European facial with detailed massage techniques and a minimal amount of equipment. Part of an award-winning comprehensive three-part series, Part 1 includes discussion of facial bed set-up, equipment (stool, steamer, and other tools of the trade), and professionalism. Rita then begins the facial, starting with a client consultation, skin analysis, and an extensive cleansing massage on the face, neck, and décolleté. Massage, an important component of a European facial, is used for the application of products as well as a luxurious treatment that completes the spa experience.
This continuing education (CE) course is approved for state and national accreditation for continuing education by the NCEA Certified and National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA) Commission on Accreditation (COA).
Describe the difference between crystal and crystal-free microdermabrasion
Describe the difference between stainless steel tips and diamond tips
Choose between crystal or crystal-free treatments
Complete effective procedures on the face, neck, and décolleté
Demonstrate a thorough client consultation
Restate the benefits and contraindications of crystal-free microdermabrasion
Create successful results
Practice proper sanitation (includes use of an autoclave)
Employ adjunct procedures
Identify six things the microdermabrasion process helps to do
Identify twelve benefits of crystal-free microdermabrasion
Identify fourteen contraindications of crystal-free microdermabrasion
Identify four microdermabrasion side effects
Complete a skin analysis
Apply different products (cleanser, toner, peels, mask, and sunblock) with confidence
Complete extractions and an ozone treatment
Define 25 terms relevant to crystal-free microdermabrasion
In this CE course on crystal-free microdermabrasion, Tina Marie Zillmann, demonstrates complete protocols from client consultation to the step-by-step instructions, with both types of microdermabrasion machines, for treatments on the face, ears, décolleté, and shoulders. She demonstrates a skin analysis with a scope, cleansing with salicylic and melanin-suppressant cleansers, toning with salicylic toner, salicylic peel, post- peel balm, glycolic peel, retinol peel, extractions with cotton and needle, scalp and décolleté massage, eyebrow wax with hard wax, soothing clay mask, and sun block with zinc and titanium oxide. Throughout, she provides cautionary tips and hints for these exfoliating treatments, sun-damage treatments, as well as benefits and contraindications. She also discusses the features, settings, types and sizes of tips, filters, and how to operate and sanitize the crystal-free microdermabrasion units. She also demonstrates how to use an ozone facial tool to disinfect skin, an ultrasonic cold hammer to reduce inflammation, and a steam autoclave for disinfecting and sanitizing your equipment. She finishes with a post-treatment client consultation discussing a home care regimen. Sample client consultation forms are included.
This continuing education (CE) course is approved for state and national accreditation for continuing education by the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA) Commission on Accreditation (COA)..
Tina Marie Zillmann is a practicing aesthetician with expertise on innovative aesthetic treatments and post-surgical care. As Vice President and Director of Skin Rejuvenation Clinique, Inc. and Advanced Rejuvenating Concepts, she is fluent on all aspects of business ownership, product formulations, employee relations, and retailing. She has received awards on television and in print as a local skin care expert in San Antonio, Texas and nationally as a public speaker and published writer in the skin care industry. Her endeavors have awarded her with the Female Entrepreneur of the Year award through the National Association of Women Business Owners and was the President of Aesthetic International Association from 2009-2010.
Inspect the client’s skin for imperfections using a Wood’s lamp
Use a skin scope during skin diagnosis
Complete the exfoliation process using a deep pore cleanser and gommage under steam
Explain the reason for desincrustation
Demonstrate how to do a desincrustation procedure
Demonstrate how to use a galvanic machine
Explain the purpose of suctioning/vacuuming
Demonstrate how to do a suctioning/vacuuming procedure
Illustrate how to do extractions with an extractor, lancet and fingers wrapped in cotton
Set up the machine for the Lucas spray
Apply the Lucas spray properly to the client’s skin
Explain the purpose of using indirect high frequency
Demonstrate how to do an indirect high frequency procedure
Apply and remove mask
Apply CO2 spray and protective cream
Review the steps in a post client consultation
Define 31 terms relevant to facial equipment techniques
In this CE Course, Rita Page, an award-winning CIDESCO diplomat, demonstrates the proper aesthetic treatment of facial acne through a complete facial, using a combination of an 8-in-1 facial equipment machine and traditional methods. Rita begins this esthetic training video with a client consultation and a skin analysis using a magnifying lamp, Wood's lamp, and skin scope. She then demonstrates the proper use of a steamer (with and without ozone), galvanic current, high frequency current, rotary brush, vacuum, Lucas spray, and CO2 spray, in conjunction with deep pore cleansing, exfoliation (with gommage), desincrustation, suctioning with glass ventouses, extractions (with comedone extractor, lancet, and fingers wrapped in cotton), corrective cream, and a treatment mask. Throughout the entire Facial Techniques for Treating Acne continuing education course, Rita’s vast aesthetic knowledge and experience shine through as she offers valuable information on each procedure she performs so you can learn acne treatment techniques. She concludes with a post-treatment consultation. Throughout this esthetics course, Rita gives precautions and tips associated with the demonstrated procedures.
This continuing education (CE) course is approved for state and national accreditation for continuing education by the NCEA Certified and National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA) Commission on Accreditation (COA).
Summarize the general consensus on this healing technique
Determine where to inquire about licensing requirements and get certification
Summarize the history of reflexology from ancient times until today
List the people credited with evolving and popularizing reflexology
Set up a room with the recommended items
Welcome a client and prepare them for a reflexology session
Relax a client prior to treatment
Perform the six techniques used to provide reflexology
Explain why "diagnosing" and "healing" are discouraged
List nine benefits of reflexology
List seven contraindications for providing reflexology
Map the organs and other body parts to reflexes on the feet
Understand the general anatomy of the foot
List the eleven systems of the body
Summarize the functions of each system
Perform a general reflexology session on the right and left feet
Determine which reflexes should be worked to address specific health issues
Identify concerns specific to infants, expecting mothers, older clients, and those who are terminally ill
List three after-treatment recommendations
Discuss possible side effects, also known as "healing crisis"
List six long-term client suggestions
Market your services
Determine how much to charge for your services
Create three client record forms
Determine recommended client scheduling
Define 131 terms relevant to reflexology for the foot
In this comprehensive continuing education (CE) course on foot reflexology, Meade Steadman, LMT and professional educator, will guide you from theory to practical application. Discussions include the various hypotheses of why reflexology works to the current research substantiating some of the claims. In addition to written text, video excerpts are included for visual, step-by-step demonstrations of techniques and how to work the whole body for balance. In addition to the body map, foot anatomy, body physiology, and systems are discussed, explaining the interconnections and providing guidance for working reflexes to address specific health problems. Also included are: history, benefits and contraindications, tips for getting started, working on infants and geriatric and pregnant clients, after-treatment, marketing, and other professional concerns. Resources are included for licensing, certification, and further information.
Alleviate chronic tension and pain using myofascial release
Describe the general purpose of myofascial release
Understand the general history of and contributors to myofascial release
Describe the two types of myofascial release
Understand the basic theories behind myofascial release
List benefits and contraindications for myofascial release
Describe the parts of the hands and arms used in myofascial release
Describe how to use the hands and arms to perform different strokes
Employ proper draping technique during massage sessions
Perform a warm-up on the client in preparation for myofascial release
Perform myofascial release on the posterior side of the body
Perform myofascial release on the anterior side of the body
Address specific client pain complaints
Define 45 terms relevant to myofascial release
In this continuing education (CE) course on myofascial release techniques, John Hoffmann, CMT, discusses how myofascial release, a type of deep tissue massage, helps create change in the physical structure of the muscle and fascia to alleviate chronic tension and pain. He demonstrates the strokes and a complete routine for providing myofascial release on the body from head to feet. In addition to written text, video excerpts are included for discussion of the topics and for visual, step-by-step demonstrations of myofascial release techniques. Also included are: benefits and contraindications, tools, draping, and how to address specific complaints.
Massage therapists often become experts in several massage modalities, all of which require unique techniques. These different modalities allow the massage therapists to attract more clients, customize therapy to clients' needs, and keep their day-to-day practice interesting.
Versatility also makes a therapist more attractive to employers. An increasing number of massage clinics, spas, and health care environments are looking for massage therapists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report and U.S. News and World Report, massage therapist was ranked #53 in "100 Best Jobs" and #21 in "Best Healthcare Jobs". Projected employment growth between 2010 and 2020 is 20.1 percent.
So, it pays to diversify.
There are about 80 massage therapy styles to choose among, offering relaxation, relief, or healing. According to an American Massage Therapy Association survey, massage therapists offer an average of seven modalities.
Here are some of the more popular modalities.
The most common type of massage, involving effleurage, petrissage, friction, and tapotement on the topmost layers of muscles. Swedish massage relieves muscle tension and is relaxing and energizing. Aesthetic VideoSource offers a beautifully filmed, instructional DVD on this modality: Essentials of Swedish Massage. This award-winning DVD features Meade Steadman, a Jumozy instructor.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage techniques apply pressure to deeper layers of muscle, tendons, and other tissues, to address chronically tense and contracted areas. The techniques are designed to release muscle and adhesions, increase range of motion, reset muscle memory, and reduce primary and secondary distortions. Aesthetic VideoSource has three comprehensive, instructional DVDs on this modality, for Deep Tissue Massage: Extremities, Pelvic Girdle, and Shoulder Girdle, all featuring Meade Steadman.
The portability of chair massage accounts for its popularity among therapists as well as clients who seek it out at malls or conferences for a moment's reprieve. Chair massage allows practitioners to reach people beyond the spa or simply to avoid fixed overhead costs. Therapists can also incorporate whatever modality they prefer. Jumozy offers a comprehensive course on this modality, Full Body Chair Massage, which includes sections on different chairs, tools and setup, dealing with business attire, and marketing.
Thai massage involves positioning the body into different therapeutic postures, stretching, compressing muscles, mobilizing joints, and acupressure. It addresses balance and structural corrections. Thai massage is a healing science that has been practiced thousands of years. The top recognized master of this modality outside of Thailand is Dr. Anthony James, CMT, ND, MDAM. His professional development and certification programs have set the standards in the U.S. He is also the instructor in the four-part The Ultimate Thai Massage Video instructional DVD series for the mat and table, produced by Aesthetic VideoSource.
With stone massage, smooth stones are incorporated into a massage or placed on the body to provide the benefits of their inherent healing properties, as well as to apply heat or cold. Incorporating stones as massage tools is also easier on the therapist. Stones minimize injury to the hands, wrists, and elbows, and make the work less exhausting. Stone massage is also good for the bottom line and a way to personalize a massage and to differentiate a therapist's offerings. Jumozy offers Full Body Stone Massage, a comprehensive course that covers all aspects of this modality.
Reflexology applies pressure to reflexes on the hands or feet that are connected to various parts of the body. This pressure stimulates those body parts, as well as improves lymphatic drainage and circulation in the hands/feet, relaxing muscles and stimulating nerve connections. Jumozy offers two comprehensive reflexology courses, Comprehensive Reflexology for the Foot and Comprehensive Reflexology for the Hand as well as seven shorter reflexology courses focused on specific health complaints.
Expectant moms experience unique physical and emotional changes that occur as a result of increased weight, shifting posture, and adjusting hormone levels. The soothing essence of massage can allow pregnant moms to unwind during this time.It can also alleviate the resulting discomfort and other pregnancy-related symptoms. In Aesthetic VideoSource's Nurturing Pregnancy Massage Techniques I and Nurturing Pregnancy Massage Techniques II,Meade Steadman demonstrates step-by-step how to provide therapeutic massage techniques that focus on the special needs of the mother to be as she goes through the different trimesters.
Salt Lake City, UT ─ Jumozy is proud to offer Facial Techniques for Treating Acne CE course, with video on the diagnosis and treatments of different acne types, with expert aesthetician, Rita Page. From general cleansing to individual extractions, Page demonstrates the proper aesthetic treatment of facial acne through a complete facial, using a combination of an 8-in-1 facial equipment machine and traditional methods.
To perform effective myofascial release treatments for your clients, many different parts of the hands and arms can be used. You can learn the techniques to make your treatments more effective.
Here is a list of 7 parts of your body you can use as tools to perform myofascial release:
Metacarpal- phalangeal joints
While there are other tools out there, your hands and arms provide you with the sensitivity required to do this work, and direct contact provides you with a lot of important information.
Of course, the first thing you think about with massage is the hands. Let's start with the fingers, or phalanges. They are very articulate and move readily. There are three joints in the finger. Fingers can easily manipulate tissue and perform detailed work. We can use our finger tips like chisels to address minute areas of tissue. But with the articulation lies a compromise in strength. You will want to remember safety in numbers. Combining fingers results in combined strength. You can also combine both hands, which additionally allows you to cover more area.
Now, let's talk about the finger pads. They are very sensitive and provide a lot of information. They also have a sense of grip. By very lightly engaging the fingertips, you can use them to roll, lift, and separate the tissue from neighboring muscle tissue and away from the bone.
If you take your hands and press them together, you'll notice there is a blunt area formed by the metacarpal-phalangeal joints, or knuckles. You can use those joints in two capacities. From the palmar surface, you can press and stretch right through the body. From the dorsal surface, from making a soft fist, you can push the four prominent knuckles into the body, and it's like using a rake but in reverse. As you work through the tissue, you also get more depth and the surface of the trailing fingers acts like the wake of a boat.
Working up into the palm, you'll notice that if you squeeze the palm together, there is a little valley and two mounds of tissue.These mounds of tissue are called the thenareminence, "thenar" meaning "thumb", and the hypothenar eminence, adjacent to the pinky. Right below those are the nine carpal bones, the bones forming the wrist. If you pull your hand back, you have a firm padded area, provided by the palmar eminences, with the solidity of the bone, provided by the carpals, underneath.This padded area is useful for kneading the tissue. This palmar kneading technique is great for warming up and lifting the tissue from the body.
Now follow the hypothenar eminence to where the wrist joins the ulna. You will find a distinct bony projection. This is the pisiform. Similar to utilizing the knuckles, you can achieve a bit more depth with the pisiform.To avoid injuring your wrist, you should refrain from using it directly. But, you can use it side to side or by rotating to delve into the tissue.
Those are the hands. Now let's move to the elbow. Just above the crease of the elbow, there's a flat surface on the ulna. If you place that area in your palm and rotate it, you'll notice you can get compression by making small movements.
On the medial side of the elbow, there's a large protuberance called the olecranon process that can be used following the same principle. The olecronon is useful for working with thick muscle tissue. Again, if you place the olecranon in your palm and rotate it, you'll get a sense of how it can be a useful tool. Also, keeping the olecranon in your palm, straighten the arm and bring it up slowly to your shoulder.Notice how changing the angle of flexion affects the depth into the tissue. When using this joint, decreasing the angle between the arm and forearm increases the depth.
So these are your tools. To briefly review, we have the finger tips, finger pads, metacarpal phalangeal joints from the palmar as well as dorsal side, the palm, the pisiform at the wrist joint, the flat area of the ulna, and the olecranon process on the elbow. These will be the main tools for applying myofascial release techniques.
When a client asks for deep tissue work or talks about chronic tension and pain, myofascial release can benefit them.
Myofascial release is a form of deep tissue massage calms the body while promoting healthy circulation and also creates change in the physical structure of the muscle and fascia.
You will need 1.5 hours to provide a full body session for your clients.
If you would like to learn Myofascial Techniques so that you can incorporate them into your massage therapy sessions you have several options:
All of these massage training resources can teach you how to address specific client complaints and demonstrate step-by-step techniques for the entire body.
Myofascial release remains the foundation of John Hoffmann's work in chiropractic offices, as well as massage spas and on-sitecorporate massage because of its effectiveness in alleviating pain and in creating healthy changes in the soft tissues of the body.
Hoffmann is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Massage Therapy Instructor and has been practicing in the Los Angeles area for over 15 years. His study of the body began with dance training. Developing a strong, intuitive, highly kinetic understanding of how the body works made the transition from dancer to body worker a natural, logical progression. He completed his massage therapy studies at the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing in California and is now the featured expert in online training videos and online massage CE courses.
Mid-Columbia Medical Center is now accepting applications to fill a Massage Therapist position serving both their Waterâ€™s Edge Spa facility as well as the hospital. This Part-Time Core (guaranteed 20 hours per week) position is to provide coverage for events, vacation and other staffing relief, at Waterâ€™s Edge, MCMC Hospital and Celilo Cancer Center. Flexibility in scheduling a must as candidate must be willing to work a Sunday Shift at Waterâ€™s Edge. This position is eligible for benefits.
Laser hair removal has become a popular alternative to waxing, shaving, and depilatory creams in recent years. For the right patients, laser hair removal can provide a 70 to 90 percent reduction in unwanted hair. This accounts for the fact that laser hair removal is one of the top five non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the United States for both men and women. In fact, millions of these procedures are performed annually. Dermatologists and medical spas require proper training to offer the procedure safely.
Company: Miller-Motte Technical College (Columbus, GA)
Miller-Motte Technical College is hiring qualified part-time instructors to teach courses in Massage Therapy in the classroom. We offer competitive compensation as well as other incentives. If you believe you possess the skills essential to becoming a Medical Assisting Adjunct Instructor at Miller-Motte Technical College we want you as part of our excellent team!
Educational/Experience Certification Requirements : A minimum of 2-3 years experience in the field of massage therapy National Certification preferred Georgia Board of Massage Therapy license Able to teach a diversified group of adult learners Able to teach by appealing to various learning styles Able to teach in an accelerated learning program.
As an approved provider, we offer 16 courses courses on massage and reflexology, learning new approaches and techniques. Courses range from two to 7.5 hours of CE credits. All content is online, available 24/7, with printable certificates of achievements upon completion.
E-learning course titles include â€œCellulite Massage,â€ â€œLymphatic Massage,â€ â€œCraniosacral Therapy,â€ â€œMyofascial Release,â€ â€œFull Body Stone Massage,â€ â€œFull Body Chair Massage,â€ â€œComprehensive Reflexology,â€ and a variety of shorter reflexology courses addressing specific health complaints. The variety allows therapists to choose courses that most interest them and benefit their careers. For a full list of offerings, visit www.jumozy.com.
Craniosacral therapy is based on concepts that date back thousands of years and are buttressed by 20th century medical research.
An American osteopathic physician named William Sutherland is credited with being the father of what is known as craniosacral therapy. While he is credited with being the founder of this work, some of the concepts predate him by thousands of years.
Earlier Applications and Understandings
There is a Chinese text from four thousand years ago which makes reference to the art of â€œlisteningâ€ and â€œcalmingâ€ the heart through touching the body very lightly. Cranial manipulation is also thought to have been practiced by the ancient Egyptians and members of the Paracus culture in Peru around 2000 BC- 200 AD. This concept of listening to the body acknowledged that the vitality of the body is connected to the neural network.
More recently in the Middle Ages, European practitioners known as â€œbone settersâ€ utilized light manipulations of bony structures to basically reset fractures and dislocations and to even treat headaches.
The studies of 18th century, European philosopher and scientist, Emmanuel Swedenborg, noted the regular cycle of expansion and contraction of the brain.
Dr. William Sutherland
While the concepts at the foundation of craniosacral therapy have existed through history, Dr. Sutherland created a system of research that gave us the ideas and observations that demonstrated a physiological basis. His study into the work of the cranial bones and the craniosacral system started in the early 1900s.
If you're a massage therapist interested in new modalities, the go-to instructor is Meade Steadman. A professional instructor and practicing LMT, Meade is the instructor of many Jumozy courses. He provides clear, engaging instruction and easy-to-follow steps in all his courses.
Meade Steadman is an instructor for the Myotherapy College of Utah and the Myotherapy Institute of Massage. In the classroom, he has taught Swedish, Sports, Acutherapy, Tai Chi, Hydrotherapy, Reflexology, Infant Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Contraindications, Chair Massage, Geriatric Massage, Specialized Spa Techniques, and Therapeutic Principles. He is also the featured expert in many award-winning instructional videos (produced by Aesthetic VideoSource) on various massage modalities.
Since 1996, he has owned and managed Tranquil Touchâ„¢ LLC in Salt Lake City, UT. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Utah, and has published in A Massage Therapistâ€™s Guide to Pathology (4th Edition) and Massage and BodyWork Magazine.
Meade instructs and provides video demonstrations in the following Jumozy courses:
Our massage therapy courses are valid in most states, either as an NCBTMB Approved Provider or as approved by the state board. You can check the licensing requirements for your state here, but always double check with your state regulatory board for information (in case there have been any changes) and city and county authorities as to local regulations. You are responsible for knowing the laws that apply to you.
The list of states requiring is growing. As of July 1, 2013, new Idaho requirements for licensing and continuing education go into effect.
For the few â€œhold outs,â€ the local legislatures periodically consider regulation. For example, in February, the Kansas legislature debated House Bill 2186 that would have set minimum training requirements and mandated licensing. However, it appears that bill did not pass.
Click on your state below to learn more about its CE requirements, if any:
On one level, these requirements may seem yet another item on the ever-growing â€œto doâ€ list: more hoops to jump, when youâ€™re already busy with your practice and personal life. Are CE requirements just another bureaucratic layer, complicating your life? Or is continuing education important?
According to the 2012 data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, there is a correlation with education to income. The more education you have, the more money youâ€™re likely to make. Thatâ€™s good motivation right there.
But I already graduated from a massage training program, you say. True, but education doesnâ€™t stop there. There are good reasons why.
Continuing education allows you to:
Learn new modalities and techniques
Expand your menu of service offerings
Attract more clients and grow your business
Grow your career opportunities
Be more valuable to employers
Stand out from the competition
Customize your techniques to meet a clientâ€™s needs
Stay current with the latest developments in massage therapy
Fill in gaps in basic massage therapy training
Provide clients with the best possible experience
Increase your income
Requirements vary for different state/province accrediting agencies and professional organizations. Requirements usually allow for learning new modalities and techniques. They may also cover business practices (such as record keeping and business management) for starting and maintain your practice, ethics and CPR, to aromatherapy, if incorporated into your practice.