A Bar that guarantees every hour is Happy Hour
By Kelli Lene on Jun 02, 2014
Mud and Scrub Bars are quickly becoming one of the ‘must haves’ in resort spas. That is exciting for us because it is easily incorporated into any size operation, from the wellness office to the day spa. I for one am so excited about adding this experience to my Spa Party Menu - Blending bars gone amok!
I have facilitated aromatherapy blending bars for decades and I have even dabbled in including some muds and scrubs in the medium /base selections. But man, these mud and scrub bars have come into their own. They have moved to center stage and aromatherapy is now the supporting cast. This Mud and Scrub Bar meets my yippee standard on so many levels. It is creative, therapeutic, easily organized, flexible and it’s versatile. And let’s not forget it's gossip worthy - Marketing rule # 134 : Give them something to talk about!
The Spa Bar concept gets its versatility from the array of products you can feature. For example let’s keep it basic and design one using Biotone Products exclusively. I would recommend this line because it is developed to be easy to work with in a dry room as well as wet environment. (After 20 years of teaching therapeutic spa, I can testify what a blessing this is) They also cover all the therapists’ needs in one line so that ordering and protocols are consistent. Mud and Scrub Bar:
Holy Trinity of Spa Muds
European Rose Spa Body Mud
Black Baltic Spa Body Mud
Firmi-Sea Spa Body Mud
|Contains natural sun-dried rose clay extracted from the Provence region of France. Infused with Alpha-Hydroxy Lactic Acid, Apricot and Wheat Amino Acids, Beta Glucan and Rosa Centifolia||Organic silts are collected from deep underneath 30,000 year old fresh water lakes in Eastern Europe. Promote detoxification, extract pore clogging impurities and improve skin texture.||Rich concentration of algae, minerals and vitamins derived from active seaweed varieties harvested off the Brittany Coast of France. For firming, stimulating and toning.|
Holy Trinity of Spa Exfoliators
Exfoli-Sea Salt Glow
Micro-Buff Body Polish
Sugar Body Polish
|Contains three different sizes of mineral rich and therapeutic salts from the Dead Sea. Natural Luffa and a special blend of Jojoba, Avocado, Peach and Sunflower oils replenish and soften skin.||Creme-based with spherical Micronized Buffing beads, natural Luffa and Apricot Powder. Wheat, Apricot and Alpha-Hydroxy Lactic Acid accelerate cell renewal.||Contains brown and white sugar with firming hydrators, protectors, and cleansers of Milk Proteins, Honey, Clover & Royal Jelly. Non-sticky and easy rinse-off.|
A Whole Supporting Cast of Customizing Complexes
I recommend using the Spa complexes for the Spa Bar because there is something for everyone without over whelming them with too many choices. You have mix and match selections without offering them all at once. For example, I usually feature the Signature line based on the season, to generate a little sense of urgency and adventure.
|Therapeutic - Healing Qualities
100% pure essential oils & botanical extracts.
|Signature – Aromatic Experience
Herbal extracts with a burst of aroma
|Detoxifying||Milk and Honey - Winter|
|Firming||Green Tea and Lime Leaf - Spring|
|Relaxing||Mango and Mandarin Orange - Summer|
|Uplifting||Pomegranate and Cranberry - Fall|
|Sore Muscle Relief||Lavender and Calendula – Every day All Day|
The Flexibility of the Spa Bar comes from how many ways you can let a client use it.
Blending bar – where they get to play in the mud and scrubs while customizing it, but have it professionally applied in the treatment room.
Self Service - for those who prefer to customize it and then self apply mud in the privacy of your sauna, steam, or treatment rooms. (Perfect for large groups, spa parties and events.)
I have so many more ideas to give you but I'm out of space. Let me know if you're interested and I’ll continue the details in my next installment. In the meantime...
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