A steam and Vichy shower capsule allows you to offer luxurious hydrotherapy treatments, such as mud and seaweed treatments and body scrubs, with ease and minimal mess. Carolyn Wilcox, CIDESCO diplomat and an international education manager for hydrotherapy equipment, discusses the features and benefits of the steam and Vichy shower capsule, setting up a wet room environment, supplies, client preparation, and indications and contraindications for using the capsule. She also demonstrates how to perform a body scrub and mud treatment. Includes partial nudity. (51 Mins.)
Received 2006 Silver Davey Award$49.95
A Vichy shower is a great addition to any spa, allowing you to offer luxurious hydrotherapy treatments, such as mud and seaweed wraps and salt glows. Carolyn Wilcox, CIDESCO diplomat and an international education manager for hydrotherapy equipment, discusses the features and benefits of the Vichy shower, setting up a wet room, supplies, client preparation, and indications and contraindications for using a Vichy shower. She also demonstrates how to perform a salt glow and seaweed wrap (with a scalp massage). (1 Hr. 7 Mins.)
Received 2007 Bronze Summit Award; Featured in Day Spa, Aug. 2006; Featured in Massage & Bodywork, Aug./Sept. 2006$49.95
Licensed massage therapist and instructor, Meade Steadman, illustrates how to incorporate hot and cold stones in full body massage. In this comprehensive massage DVD, Meade demonstrates how to perform the strokes (petrissage, effleurage, and edging) on the different muscle groups from head to toe, while explaining the physiological effects of thermal and cryo stone therapy, which include stimulating circulation, relaxing musculature, and reducing inflammation. The use of stones for healing dates back thousands of years. In this beautifully filmed massage therapy video, Meade discusses the history of stone massage, selection of stones, placement of Chakra stones, and preparatory grounding for focus, as well as equipment, client comfort levels, and contraindications/precautions for conditions such as heart problems and pregnancy. (1 Hr. 44 Mins.)
Received 2006 Bronze Telly Award; Received 2006 Bronze Summit Award; Received 2005 Silver Davey Award; Featured in Spa Management, Feb. 2006; Received 10 out of 10 rating in Massage Today, Feb. 2006; Showcased in Skin Inc., Dec. 2005$49.95
Dr. Anthony James, CMT, ND, MDAM, the top instructor in the United States, demonstrates how to provide a complete Thai acupressure massage for the feet, hands, and face; also a Thai reflexology balancing treatment for the feet and hands, all on a massage table. He walks you step by step through the procedures. Dr. James also discusses the origins of these techniques; chakras, lom and marma points, and Sen lines; benefits and contraindications; and, how to market these offerings. With the massage, you can help balance energy, bring a nurturing awareness to the client, and enhance circulation. The reflexology treatments likewise offer rejuvenating benefits from increased circulation. The treatments will help correct dehydration, edema, swelling of the joints, and lack of motion. (2 Hrs. 41 Mins.)
Reviewed in Video Librarian April 2012$49.95
Crystal-free diamond tip and stainless steel tip microdermabrasion are an ideal offering for older clients and those with drier skin. With microdermabrasion, you can decrease the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation, photo-damage, diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and shallow acne scars. Your clients will love their improved skin smoothness, texture, and luminescence. These crystal- free alternatives avoid messy crystals that risk getting grit in clients’ eyes, while providing the results that clients are seeking.
Tina Marie Zillmann walks you through 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.
Featured in Dermascope Magazine’s Worth a Look, Sept. 2012$69.95
Vol. 2, Beta Hydroxy Peels provides step-by-step instruction on how to apply and remove Salicylic Acid (ideal for treating acne) and Jessner’s Peels (applied under a Wood’s lamp) for the face. Malinda McHenry helps you properly assess your client’s peel requests and choose the appropriate peel based on the client’s Fitzpatrick type (skin’s ability to produce pigment), Glogau classification (skin elasticity), and desired results. Malinda also walks aestheticians through basic chemistry regarding pH and percentages of the peeling agents, products and supplies, benefits and contraindications, skin analysis, timing based on erythema and client feedback, neutralizing, recommended treatment series, expected results, and post-treatment care. She also shows how to deal with open lesions and permanent makeup. (53 Mins.)
Received 2007 Silver Davey Award; Series featured in Les Nouvelles Esthétiques, Nov. 2007; Series featured in Medical Spas, June 2007; Featured “Industry Resource” in Dermascope, Apr. 2007$49.95
From general cleansing to individual extractions, 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 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. Rita offers valuable information on each procedure she performs. She concludes with a post-treatment consultation. (1 Hr. 40 Mins.)
Featured in Dermascope Oct. 2010; Received 2007 Silver Davey Award; Received 2006 Bronze Telly Award; “Resource of the Month” in Skin Inc., Sept. 2005$59.95
You already have the most desirable advertising situation in your waiting room: a captive audience with clients who already trust your reputation and expertise. So, take advantage of this opportunity to let them know about your menu of services. In this looping promotional video for your waiting room, clients will learn about an array of luxurious facial treatments and their benefits, with encouragement to “inquire today about the facial that is right for you”. Facial treatments include European Facials, Men’s Facials, Corrective Facials, Paraffin Treatments, Chemical Peels, and Microdermabrasion. Part of Aesthetic VideoSource’s Waiting Room Promotions series, this beautifully filmed, detailed footage shows clients receiving these treatments. Soft harp music plays in the background and a professional voice-over intermittently describes the benefits. The promotion runs 14 minutes, looping indefinitely. Just pop it in to play all day and upsell your services. (14 Mins., Looping)
Received 2008 Bronze Telly Award; Series featured in Day Spa, Mar. 2008$49.95
Vol. 3, Microdermabrasion Peels provides step-by-step instruction on how to provide Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid Peels (under a Wood’s lamp) with microdermabrasion. A Micro-Sal peel is ideal for oily skin, deep scars, and hyperpigmentation. A Lactic Micro peel expedites the benefits of multiple lactic peels. Malinda McHenry helps you properly assess your client’s peel requests and choose the appropriate peel, based on the client’s Fitzpatrick type (skin’s ability to produce pigment), Glogau classification (skin elasticity), and desired results. Malinda also walks aestheticians through basic chemistry regarding pH and percentages of the peeling agents, products and supplies, benefits and contraindications, skin analysis, timing based on erythema and client feedback, neutralizing, recommended treatment series, expected results, and post-treatment care. She also discusses how to deal with raised moles and cold sores. (1 Hr. 6 Mins.)
Series featured in Les Nouvelles Esthétiques, Nov. 2007; Series featured in Medical Spas, June 2007$49.95