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  • The science of massage oils
    February 17, 2024

    Slide and Glide: The Science of Massage Oils

    Plant oils that are extracted by grinding or crushing (AKA cold pressing) are known as carrier oils. Think of the process of making pure peanut butter: Raw peanuts are ground into a fine paste. If left in storage, eventually the solids collect at the bottom, and the oil rises to the surface. Many plants produce useful nuts and seeds for oil extraction.

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  • Friction massage is a matter of movement in massage therapy.
    February 3, 2024

    Friction Massage: A Matter of Movement

    Friction massage is a massage technique that involves applying pressure and friction to soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This technique aims to break down adhesions and increase blood flow to the affected area, promoting healing and reducing muscle tension. Friction massage typically involves circular or cross-fiber movements with the fingers, thumbs, or palms.
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  • Woman receiving a massage using massage lotion
    February 1, 2024

    Check the Label: Thinking About Massage Lotion Ingredients

    Many massage lotions are formulated with ingredients designed to be absorbed to provide benefits such as moisturization, improved glide, and nourishment to the skin. Common ingredients like oils, emollients, and water-soluble substances in massage lotions can be absorbed to varying degrees. A clear understanding of massage lotion ingredients can help make good purchasing decisions for any clinic.
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  • Replaceable equipment covers
    January 11, 2024

    Replaceable Covers: How to Keep Equipment Clean

    Washable replacement covers are designed for easy removal and laundering, streamlining the cleaning process and minimizing downtime between appointments. Quick-drying materials further contribute to the efficiency of maintaining a clean and inviting workspace.
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  • Strategies for coping with seasonal affective disorder
    December 25, 2023

    How to Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the four seasons, typically manifesting during the cold autumn and winter months when the days are shorter, darker, and chillier.
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  • The benefits of massage table warmers and heating pads
    December 21, 2023

    The Benefits of Heating Pads vs. Table Warmers

    Heating pads and massage table warmers work on the principles of heat therapy, but it's important to note that they have different applications. Massage table warmers are like padded sheets that are placed on top of a massage table to provide gentle warmth and comfort to the client during a massage session. They are designed to withstand body weight and often come with adjustable temperature settings to meet the needs of different clients.
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  • What are the benefits of clay and mud facial masks?
    November 21, 2023

    The Benefits of Clay and Mud Facial Masks

    Clay and mud masks have been used for centuries to remove impurities from the skin and leave it looking clearer and healthier. They work by drawing impurities and toxins from deep underneath the skin to the skin's surface, and then when you rinse off the mask, you rinse away all of these impurities that can lead to acne and other skin problems.
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  • Jojoba nuts are harvested for jojoba oil
    November 7, 2023

    What is Jojoba Anyway?

    Jojoba oil is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry, especially in cosmetics for topical, transdermal, and parenteral preparations. It is considered among the top-ranked oils due to its wax, which constitutes about 98% (mainly wax esters, few free fatty acids, alcohols, and hydrocarbons). In addition, sterols and vitamins with few triglyceride esters, flavonoids, phenolic and cyanogenic compounds are also present.
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  • How Enzyme Cleaners Work
    October 29, 2023

    How Enzyme Cleaners Work

    Enzyme laundry cleaners work by using specific enzymes to break down and remove various types of organic stains and soils from fabrics. These enzymes are highly effective at removing oil from massage table sheets and other laundry items because they can target and digest the complex molecules found in oils and fats.
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