Increasing the "Feelgood Factor" of your facial treatments increasing your clients enjoyment, shows your professionalism and concern for your clients comfort and greatly improves your repeat booking ratio, after all satisfied clients do return.
1. Your hands. Make sure your hands are warm and toasty before starting the massage, very few people like the feeling of cold hands. How about the texture of the skin on your hands? We can be exposed to many drying chemicals so keep them soft and supple with frequent moisturizing.
2. Application of the Medium. How we apply the massage medium can also feel as great as the massage itself. I’ve often seen learners dabbing the product here and there without a specific sequence. Once the product is spread between your hands, the aim is to have an even application of product so lightly begin spreading on décolleté, up the neck and onto face using a flowing effleurage technique otherwise all the product will be left on the décolleté.
3. Your Technique. Consider your pressure, is it too heavy? Too light? Check in with your client if you’re not sure. Ensure you’re working at a slow rhythmical if relaxation is your objective. Begin and end each movement as it is meant to be, stay mindful to avoid becoming slack and lazy. Imagine you are receiving it yourself, imagine how wonderful it feels.
4. Your Treatment bed. When was the last time you laid on your treatment bed? If your treatment bed has seen better days but a new bed is not in your budget, an easy fix is to top it off with a layer of memory foam below your bottom sheet. It feels heavenly to lie on! Bear in mind that some clients are not comfortable lying flat whether it’s breathing problems, spinal issues or even larger breasted ladies. If your bed is not adjustable have pillows at hand to support them.
5. Keep them toasty. Add a heat pad for chilly days or for those clients who are always cold. We have multiple options for covering the client from fuzzy microfiber blankets to squishy down comforters. While these seem ideal to snuggle down with hormonal fluctuations may also play a factor in this preference.
6. Remember the extremities. For clients with Reynauds' syndrome or simply poor circulation they would appreciate a warm towel or heated booties and mitts to heat those frosty digits.
7. Ease the Strain. A bolster under the knees will take the strain off the lower back or a rolled towel under their neck. Even better if it’s a warm one!
And now may the treatment begin!