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NCEA issues 3 legislative alerts for New York, Oregon and Tennessee
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Legislative alerts require your immediate attention. They contain time-sensitive issues that require your action to attend a meeting or send out emails/letters to legislators. When you sign up for membership, the NCEA needs you to list your state in order to make this an effective advocacy tool for the skincare industry. More

8 natural spas that harness nature's healing waters
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Since before the time of the modern spas, natural hot springs have long been visited by cultures around the globe for their healing waters, which contain a unique cocktail of minerals purported to detoxify the body and heal ailments ranging from psoriasis to rheumatism. Over the years, wellness complexes have developed around many of these locations, where the goal is to simply rest, relax and heal. Here are eight natural spas that cater to any traveler seeing a respite from their daily grind and even a chance to heal the body. More

Colorado company makes weed-based skincare line
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Coincidental that pot was just legalized in Colorado and Washington state, and now folks on the west coast are lathering up in Cannabis Seed-based body lotions? We think not! Apothecanna, a new Colorado-based skincare brand has jumped on the pot wagon and incorporated the seed's oil in to all of their "naturally prescribed" products, which apparently works wonders for skin. More

Those floating beads in your body scrub are actually terrible for the environment
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In a move applauded by eco-advocates, beauty giant Unilever has announced that it will discontinue the use of micro-plastic exfoliating beads in its products. The tiny scrub bits are popular in liquid hand soap and body wash formulas, but have become a major cause of marine debris. Studies show the plastic material doesn't entirely break down after it goes through the drain, and the pieces can also absorb chemicals during the disposal process that may then contaminate marine wildlife species and habitats. More

 Business Briefs

6 ways to motivate top talent in de-motivating times
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To retain your top talent, it is absolutely critical to ensure they are motivated. Most people are working long hours and doing the job of two people, stress is at an all-time high, fear of layoffs is a reality, salaries are frozen, pay cuts have been implemented and forget about any bonuses. So how do you motivate your top talent to achieve the facility's goals and keep them passionate about and engaged at work? The answer is culture. More

5 ways to land celebrity clients
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When selling a product or service to an athlete or celebrity, Birmingham, Mich.-based realtor Jason Abrams says it's all about referrals. "You won't get far going directly to the client," he says. "Instead, you need to build relationships with trusted sources of the client. For example, find a way to connect with an agent or financial advisor. If you can get these people sold on you, you have a much better chance of getting a referral." More

 Marketing 101

Email marketing tips for retaining your massage therapy clients
Massamio (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Staying in touch with old clients can be really difficult. But we know that reaching out them is a great way to remind them how much they enjoy getting a massage and that they need to book an appointment. Sometimes a call is a nice, personal touch, but a phone call can sometimes feel intrusive. Emailing your clients on a regular basis can be a great way to stay in touch and keep your clientele returning. More

Young men love the convenience of buying beauty products online
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While "made for men" beauty products are now mainstream, recent research from Mintel reveals online retailing is the ultimate shopping channel for American men when it comes to beauty. Indeed, the ease and convenience features of shopping online appeal to some 60 percent of men aged 18-34 who buy beauty products and agree that buying online is more convenient than shopping in-store. This compares to 52 percent of women of the same age and 41 percent of their older male counterparts. More

 Quotable Quote

Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.

— Emily Dickinson

 Teaching Tips

Melissa M. Anderson, associate professor at Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington, Ky.

In honor of Mr. Gerson's contribution to education of the esthetic professional, NCEA is pleased to award the 2012 winner, sponsored by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP).

9 characteristics of a great teacher
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Teaching is hard work and some teachers never grow to be anything better than mediocre. They do the bare minimum required and very little more. The great teachers, however, work tirelessly to create a challenging, nurturing environment for their students. Great teaching seems to have less to do with our knowledge and skills than with our attitude toward our students, our subject and our work. More

Preparing America for middle-skill work
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Anthony Carnevale, executive director of Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, shares his views on the importance of middle-skill jobs to the U.S. economy, and the role community colleges play in putting students to work. More

 COA-Approved Continuing Education

5 things you need to know about lasers
Presented by Susanne S. Warfield    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This presentation will overview the federal and state regulations that a school needs to be aware of in order to teach laser & light therapy. Learn which federal agency has oversight on equipment and employee safety issues. Understand what state agency protects the consumer through operator licensing and/or certification.

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

  • Recognize federal and state regulations affecting their laser practice
  • Apply the knowledge in order to maintain or become compliant
  • Identify the state agency that protects the consumer
  • Understand the importance of laser safety

    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

    Effect of hydrotherapy on recovery from fatigue
    Australian Institute of Sport via PubMed    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The present study investigated the effects of three hydrotherapy interventions on next day performance recovery following strenuous training. Twelve cyclists completed four experimental trials differing only in 14 minute recovery intervention: cold water immersion, hot water immersion, contrast water therapy or passive recovery. Each trial comprised five consecutive exercise days of 105 minute duration, including 66 maximal effort sprints.

    Additionally, subjects performed a total of 9 minute sustained effort. After completing each exercise session, athletes performed one of four recovery interventions — randomly assigned to each trial. Performance, core temperature, heart rate and rating of perceived exertion were recorded throughout each session. Sprint and TT performance were enhanced across the five-day trial following CWI and CWT, when compared to HWI and PAS.

    Additionally, differences in rectal temperature were observed between interventions immediately and 15-min post-recovery; however, no significant differences were observed in HR or RPE regardless of day of trial/intervention. Overall, CWI and CWT appear to improve recovery from high-intensity cycling when compared to HWI and PAS, with athletes better able to maintain performance across a five-day period.

     Political Advocacy Position

    NCEA LED position
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    It is the position of the NCEA that:

  • LED devices should be used by skin care professionals

  • In addition to manufacturer supplied, device specific education, skin care professionals shall complete a course of study equivalent to that recommended by the NCEA

  • If skin care professionals wish to use LED devices, they should take the necessary education to include theoretical and practical application as part of their core curriculum or as continuing education modules

  • Disclaimer: The NCEA recommends that skin care professionals abide by federal, state and local regulations.

    Download complimentary powerpoint entitled, "Advocating for your Profession."

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