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Register for the National Esthetic Teacher Training Conference
NETT Conference — April 6-8
Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Fla.
Sessions will be led by esthetic leaders, including Paul Suttles, the director of field education for Pivot Point, who gives educators the tools to deliver information that inspires students and professionals to be their best, do their best and look their best. Suttles has been a beauty industry professional for more than ten years with certification in different teaching methodologies.
Meet the rest of the faculty here.
For complete information on the first conference of 2013, check out the official website here.
Registration for Miami Beach Hotels (Eden Roc Renaissance, Marriott, Richmond, Red South, Crest or South Beach Hotel)
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Wellness travel, healthy hotels and ancient spa therapies on the rise in 2013
Healthy hotels, wellness tourism and the holistic medicine system Ayurveda are expected to be the among the top spa trends in 2013, according to a report that tracks the $73 billion global industry. Gyms, pools and spas are standard at many hotels, but international chains and boutique inns will be enhancing offerings by adding customized services like jogging routes, in-room workouts, sleep programs and gluten-free and vegan menus.
Florida bill would ban massage parlors from operating late at night
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
In a bid to crack down on sex trafficking in massage parlors, Florida legislators took the first step toward banning massage parlors from operating between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The proposed legislation, which received unanimous support in its first committee vote, would also ban massage establishments from allowing anybody to live on the premises.
An introduction to energy healing at the spa
While most consider massages and facials to be the primary treatments available at the spa, various forms of energy healing are quickly gaining in popularity. Buzz words such as shiatsu and Reiki can often be found on the menu, or at the very least, in the bios of therapists across the country. These lesser known forms of bodywork are having a profound impact on the spa industry and the clients who receive these healing treatments.
6 teas to help fight winter colds
Whether you have little ones in school, or your trip to work consists of traveling on a train with hundreds of sneezing commuters, cold and flu germs are everywhere this time of year. But that doesn't mean you have to succumb. Fortunately, we've discovered six teas that can help wean off winter colds, and keep you healthy during the rest of the season.
The secret to time management
The Huffington Post
As Huffington Post contributor Elizabeth Grace Saunders talks with overwhelmed clients, whether they be professors, executives or lawyers, a common theme comes up they can't find time to do everything. And, they're right: No one has time for everything. Given the pace of work and the level of input in modern society, time management is dead.
8 options for taming small business expenses
Still messing around with paper receipts? There are plenty of cloud and mobile services that promise to make the expense management process far more efficient. This post is dedicated to some more expense management tools that might be helpful during 2013, especially mobile and cloud resources.
How Facebook's new graph search could help your business
Designed to be a discovery engine for your "social graph" the network of friends and brands you "like" on Facebook graph search allows you to parse your personal network and address messages to a select number of people based on specific criteria. By the time graph search is available to all users, it's possible that brands will have the ability to single out both their most engaged followers and potential fans and target them for special deals, promotions and other offers.
Why dealing with difficult team members will lead to happier clients
Too often, skin care facilities promise satisfaction to external clients and then allow internal politics to frustrate their employees' good intentions to deliver. It's important to remember that your clients aren't the only ones who come through your business's door every day seeking quality service. Your co-workers also need to be served. If they're not happy, it's not likely they'll deliver stellar service.
Success has made failures of many men.
Study: School design can significantly affect children's grades
As debate over education reform sizzles, and as teachers valiantly continue trying to do more with less, a new study suggests that it might be worth diverting at least a little attention from what's going on in classrooms to how those spaces are being designed. A study of school design has discovered that school layouts can influence a child's development by as much as 25 percent — positively or negatively — over the course of an academic year.
How to manage high-enrollment online courses
Online instructors are being asked to accommodate an increasing number of students in their courses. The challenge is to manage the workload associated with these high-enrollment courses. Susan Fein, eLearning consultant/instructional designer at Washington State University, offered some advice on how to do this.
| COA-Approved Continuing Education|
Cosmeceutical connoisseur 101: Educating the students on cosmeceuticals
Presented by Mary Mills Kennedy
The field of esthetics is changing rapidly and constant updates are required. Schools offering training beyond the basic scope of practice are presented with teaching advanced modalities like exfoliation, microdermabrasion, facial toning, medi-spa technology, laser or IPL light therapy, alternative therapies and the list goes on. One of the most intimidating parts of being the instructor is presenting new material, be it expanded science, technology or diversity of philosophy. This class will attempt to help you prepare for this challenge with confidence.
At the conclusion of the presentation the teacher will be able to:
Identify key questions to ask vendors regarding cosmeceutical products and their ingredients
Examine labeling requirements for cosmeceutical products the FDA, CTFA and CIR
Assess current ingredient technologies on the market today
Create a "toolbox" for the student to us in the professional field
To view this FREE webinar, click here.
To receive your CE for this webinar, download this CE Registration Form.
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Yoga for chronic low back pain
Annals of Internal Medicine via PubMed
Objective: To compare the effectiveness of yoga and usual care for chronic or recurrent low back pain.
Ninety-three 60 percent patients offered yoga attended at least three of the first six sessions and at least three other sessions. The yoga group had better back function at three, six and 12 months than the usual care group. The adjusted mean RMDQ score was 2.17 points 95 percent CI, 1.03 to 3.31 points lower in the yoga group at three months, 1.48 points CI, 0.33 to 2.62 points lower at six months, and 1.57 points CI, 0.42 to 2.71 points lower at 12 months. The yoga and usual care groups had similar back pain and general health scores at three, six and 12 months, and the yoga group had higher pain self-efficacy scores at three and six months but not at 12 months. Two of the 157 usual care participants and 12 of the 156 yoga participants reported adverse events, mostly increased pain.
There were missing data for the primary outcome yoga group, n = 21; usual care group, n = 18 and differential missing data for secondary outcomes.
Offering a 12-week yoga program to adults with chronic or recurrent low back pain led to greater improvements in back function than did usual care.
| Political Advocacy Position|
It is the position of the NCEA that:
Microdermabrasion devices should be used by estheticians
In addition to manufacturer supplied, device specific education, estheticians shall complete a course of study equivalent to that recommended by the NCEA
If estheticians wish to use microdermabrasion devices they should take the necessary licensing 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.
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