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 What's the Latest?

How treating wrinkles may also relieve depression
TIME    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's a popular cosmetic treatment, but early data hints that Botox could have a role in treating not just aging but mental illness as well. And the connection may be skin deep. Research now suggests that treating frown lines and erasing the outward signs of aging may actually lift spirits among people with depression. More

Could going off birth control cause acne?
Future Derm    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Some women going off the pill feel their skin is more prone to flare-ups and acne. And while some articles and dermatologists mention these effects, there isn't much information out there. Unfortunately, there are few if any studies on the subject. It seems that the skin side effects of going off oral birth control are studied far less than other effects. More

Could your spa use a little Bravo?
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As a spa consultant, Linda Harding-Bond believes that the first quarter is one of the best times to conduct trainings, ramp up your image and initiate changes if you want to see a difference in your spa for the balance of the year and beyond. Bravo's Andy Cohen has the right group of "bravolebrities" to work with as co-consultants for the betterment of all concerned. After all, spa and reality television are both about escapism, image and relaxation, more or less. More

10 tips to get rid of under eye puffiness
The Times of India    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Do you feel old and tired because of your eyes? It is really hard to feel fresh and alert when your eyes are tired and droopy, because of those annoying bags under them. They are a sign of stress and fatigue. Fret not — here are some totally handy and effective tips to get rid of under-eye bags and dark circles. More

5 things I learned again as a massage therapist
The Young Thumbs    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Like many students graduating from massage school, Melissa Finely thought she knew some stuff. Yet, getting out into the real world, we realized that there was always way more to learn. While training to become a massage therapist, all of the following were talked about in one way or another. Most of them seemed like common sense, which she thought she had a handle on. Yet, these things bit her in the glutes while working in her private practice. More

 Quotable Quote

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

— Helen Keller

 Teaching Tips

The biggest educational themes in 2013
MindShift    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Here are three big stories concerning education and learning that you'll be hearing about in the year ahead — and some pointers on how to think about them. More

10 Google Drive tips and tricks for students
Teach Thought    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It is useless to resist the cloud. Like the tractor beam on the Death Star, the nebulous world of networked online storage is slowly pulling in all digital information. If you haven't yet gotten on board, 2013's Google Drive would be a perfect place for a college student to start, whether for educational purposes like collaborating on class projects, or storing all those Instagrams of your food. More

 Business Briefs

9 useful tools to manage work better
Small Business CEO    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A small business requires a lot of work in order to prove successful. You can use all the help you can get in order to manage the work and the employees better. Luckily for you, there are many useful tools available that will make your job much easier. More

5 simple daily habits to practice this New Year
Entrepreneur    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
What business coach Ann Mehl often tries to do for herself at the beginning of each year is simply to begin saving again. Small deposits, put somewhere safe, that over time, slowly accrue interest. She has five "buckets" that she likes to use. You may have more or less. The trick is to make daily investments in each of these, small enough so that we don't feel the pain. More

 Marketing 101

Is your online reputation impacting your business?
Small Business Trends    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you own a business or are responsible for a business, do you monitor your reputation online to see what clients and other people are saying about you? Given the statistics, if you are not monitoring your online reputation, you really need to start doing this as it can significantly impact your business — both positively and negatively. More

5 marketing predictions for 2013
Mashable    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There was certainly no shortage of big developments in the marketing world throughout 2012. Facebook created a massive mobile advertising business in less than year, Red Bull literally financed a trip into the stratosphere to create powerful branded content, and a YouTube video finally hit 1 billion views, showing the potential reach for online videos. So what might 2013 bring for marketers? We contacted several advertising experts and reviewed recent studies and business trends to come up with five marketing predictions for the coming year. More

 COA-Approved Continuing Education

Hyperpigmentation and ethnic skin
Presented by Anji Woods    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This class will analyze melanocyte function and discuss the different types of hyperpigmentation in the various ethnic skin types. It will also provide the teacher with a better understanding of skin care interventions and medical treatments currently available to treat post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

At the conclusion of the presentation the teacher will be able to:

  • Review and discussion of melanin and the function of melanocytes
  • Discuss and define the different types of hyperpigmentation
  • Examine why skin of color has a tendency toward hyperpigmentation
  • Define post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)

    To view this FREE webinar, click here.

    To receive your CE for this webinar, download this CE Registration Form.

    View other COA-Approved Continuing Education.

  •  Spa Clinicals

    Deep transverse friction massage for treating tendinitis
    Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Background: Deep transverse friction massage is one of several physiotherapy interventions suggested for the management of tendinitis pain.

    Selection criteria: All randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials comparing therapeutic ultrasound with control or another active intervention in patients with all types of tendinitis, such as iliotibial band friction syndrome and extensor carpi radialis tendinitis — i.e. tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis or lateralis epicondylitis humeri — were selected.

    Results: One RCT included patients with ITBFS. DTFM combined with rest, stretching exercises, cryotherapy and therapeutic ultrasound was compared to the control group — rest, stretching exercises, cryotherapy and therapeutic ultrasound only. This trial showed no statistical difference in the three types of pain relief measured after four consecutive sessions of DTFM combined with other physiotherapy modalities for runners. There was a clinically important relative percentage difference in pain while running of 22 percent. A RCT on ECRT showed no statistical difference in pain relief, grip strength and the three types of functional status measured after nine consecutive sessions within five weeks of DTFM compared with other physiotherapy modalities.

    Conclusions: DTFM combined with other physiotherapy modalities did not show consistent benefit over the control of pain, or improvement of grip strength and functional status for patients with ITBFS or for patients with ECRT. These conclusions are limited by the small sample size of the included RCTs. No conclusions can be drawn concerning the use or non-use of DTFM for the treatment of ITBFS. Future trials, utilizing specific ITBFS methods and adequate sample sizes are needed, before conclusions can be drawn regarding the specific effect of DTFM on tendinitis.

     Political Advocacy Position

    NCEA Code of Ethics
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    Client Relationships
  • Estheticians* will serve the best interests of their clients at all times and will provide the highest quality service possible.
  • Estheticians will maintain client confidentiality, keep treatment and documentation records, and provide clear, honest communication.
  • Estheticians will provide clients with clear and realistic goals and outcomes and will not make false claims regarding the potential benefits of the techniques rendered or products recommended.
  • Estheticians will adhere to the scope of practice of their profession and refer clients to the appropriate qualified health practitioner when indicated.

    Scope of Practice
  • Estheticians will offer services only within the scope of practice as defined by the state within which they operate, if required, and in adherence with appropriate federal laws and regulations.
  • Estheticians will not utilize any technique/procedure for which they have not had adequate training and shall represent their education, training, qualifications and abilities honestly.
  • Estheticians will strictly adhere to all usage instructions and guidelines provided by product and equipment manufacturers, provided those guidelines and instructions are within the scope of practice as defined by the state, if required.
  • Estheticians will follow, at minimum, infection control practices as defined by their state regulatory agency, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

  • Estheticians will commit themselves to ongoing education and to provide clients and the public with the most accurate information possible.
  • Estheticians will dress in attire consistent with professional practice and adhere to the Code of Conduct of their governing board.

    For the purpose of the NCEA Code of Ethics, the use of the term Esthetician applies to all licensed skin care professionals as defined by their state law.

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