Foot Acupressure Points Chart

Friday, 8 July 2016 09:38:08 Europe/London

Foot Acupressure Points

Lovely infographic illustrating the pressure points for reflexology treatment, don't forget to use a good massage oil.

foot acupressure pressure points infographic

Big Toe: Cerebrum, to reduce mental stress and the neck.

Middle Toe: Front Sinus, relieves sinus congestion almost immediately.

Inside of foot, before the arch: Stomach, Assists in weight management.

Outside of foot under the small toe to assist health of lungs and heart.

Middle of the bottom of the foot for kidney, and spleen health.

In the arch under the foot, Ueter and colon health.

Further to the heel on the inside part of the foot helps the bladder.

Rubbing the heel helps the Gonad.

And the very back of the heel of the foot helps reduce mental stress and you sciatic nerve.

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How to do a Perfect Home Pedicure

Thursday, 31 March 2016 13:29:10 Europe/London

Neat little infographic on how to do a Home Pedicure

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Gift baskets of beauty products

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 09:22:00 Europe/London

Gift baskets are a great idea for any salon, the key to success is to have a range of values and to offer a free gift wrapping service or to make up a gift box with requested products.

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So December is the Party season, the time when everyone wants to look their best so you will often get clients visit you for the first time. Therefore, this is the perfect time to try and entice new clients to your salon or encourage existing clients to try a new treatment.

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Accessories to aid in efficiency

Monday, 8 December 2014 16:29:00 Europe/London

Carefully choosing the correct equipment at the right price will ensure your salon is working more efficiently. This is true whether purchasing large items of equipment such as beauty couches or hairdressing chairs right through to the consumables and accessories such as couch roll.

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Look at the Accessories that Beauty4Less has to offer

Friday, 5 December 2014 13:49:25 Europe/London

Beauty4Less offer a great range of good quality essential consumables required in any salon. Why not take advantage of further discounts by purchasing in bulk?

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Vital Accessories Required by a Salon

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 16:15:11 Europe/London

Here is a list of vital accessories that you will require when you are running your own salon, and their benefits. 

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How to Bring Business Into Your Salon

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 09:43:09 Europe/London

Today’s blog looks at 10 ways in which a salon owner can bring further business into their salon.

With just a bit of time and small financial investment you can really promote and grow your salon, here are a few of the key areas to be considered:

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Useful advice on starting a salon Business

Friday, 21 November 2014 13:55:54 Europe/London

In this weeks blogs, we shall be focusing on everything to do with a salon business. From what to consider if you wish to set up your own salon business, how to bring business into your salon and also the most important equipment required to run a salon business.

This first blog discusses the important aspects anyone looking to start up their own salon business should consider, as well a some key elements to running the business once it has been started. 

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Most Important Equipment for a Tanning Salon

Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:14:47 Europe/London

So if you are thinking of starting a spray tanning business or adding this service to your existing business here are some of the essential items of equipment you will require the following.

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Top 10 Tanning Salon Tips

Monday, 17 November 2014 16:42:04 Europe/London

Below are 10 top-tips that you need to consider when running a talon salon. If you follow these guidelines, you will be a step closer to ensuring that your customers are completely satisfied with your service!

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Spray Tanning Tips

Friday, 14 November 2014 16:54:19 Europe/London

Below are some helpful hints for achieving the most from your spray tan:

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10 Big Pedicure Mistakes To Stop Making NOW

Monday, 10 November 2014 14:50:29 Europe/London

We've previously outlined some do's when it comes to being in charge of the manicure table, and now we've turned out attention to the pedicure and created a list of our top 10 don'ts!

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Take Charge of the Manicure Table

Monday, 10 November 2014 14:21:04 Europe/London

We've rounded up a list of top tips to remember when you're in charge of the manicure table!

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Advice When Buying Salon Supplies

Monday, 10 November 2014 10:26:59 Europe/London

A list of things to consider when purchasing salon supplies for your business. Do your research, check the material, ensure the warrenty is good and that the products meet regulations and take care not to buy at inflated prices. Read on to find out more details.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Waxing Equipment

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:32:27 Europe/London

When offering waxing as a treatment in your salon, there are a number of items of equipment that are required, all of which are available at Beauty4Less.

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How to Pick the Perfect Massage Couch

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:27:25 Europe/London

As one of the most important pieces of equipment in your salon, it is vital to make the right choice when buying a massage couch, but this can be difficult when you are new to the business. Here are some key factors to bear in mind.

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What is… Hot Stone Massage?

Monday, 12 August 2013 09:01:36 Europe/London

Hot stone therapy is where heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points of the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain parts of the body. 

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What is… Aromatherapy?

Friday, 9 August 2013 16:58:21 Europe/London

Aromatherapy is a type of massage therapy where highly concentrated essential plant oils are added to the massage oils and lotions. 

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What Is… Intraoral Massage?

Friday, 26 July 2013 09:04:22 Europe/London

Intraoral massage is a treatment more commonly associated with TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction), a condition which causes pain in the Temporomandibular Joints, which connect to the skull. Symptoms of this condition can range from mild discomfort to extreme pain, in some cases causing people to stop talking because it hurts so much. As you can imagine, TMD also affects a person’s ability to eat, and can have quite a drastic effect if the pain is severe enough to make them avoid food altogether.

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What Is… Visceral Manipulation?

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 15:39:11 Europe/London

Whilst visceral manipulation may not sound like a kind of massage, but it is a type of massage therapy, and it’s been used for thousands of years. There is evidence of visceral manipulation in Mayan history, and in fact the therapy is still practiced in South America today.

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What Is… Watsu Massage?

Monday, 15 July 2013 08:50:14 Europe/London

Watsu massage is unlike most other massages out there. While massage usually takes place on a massage table, Watsu massage takes place in a body of water. The concept behind the massage technique is that the water acts as a temperature control, bringing the masseur’s body temperature up to that of the water, in addition to the body of the person receiving the therapy. With the temperature at a constant, it feels as though the water is gently massaging a person’s body, rather than a masseur, creating one of the best states of relaxation.

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What Is…Reflexology?

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 16:44:34 Europe/London

Reflexology is the practice of massaging the feet, hands, and ears in order to promote overall well-being and health throughout the body. While certain aspects of the benefits of reflexology are not acknowledged by the wider medical community, there’s no disputing the fact that any kind of massage can help a person to relax, and therefore experience the health benefits which follow from being in a state of relaxation.

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What Is… Tai Chi?

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 09:16:37 Europe/London

Tai Chi, also known as Tai Chi Ch’uan or Taijiquan, is a Chinese martial art. Tai Chi is practised not only for the defence it teaches, but also for its longevity. Due to the slow movements involved in Tai Chi it’s often used as a form of meditation, which has become more popular in recent years.

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What Is… Cranial Sacral Therapy?

Monday, 24 June 2013 12:05:43 Europe/London

Cranial sacral therapy is a type of massage therapy that addresses the bones in the head and spine. The overall aim of the therapy is to relive any tension in these areas that might be causing headaches and other tension related conditions such as migraines.

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What Is… Geriatric Massage?

Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:18:39 Europe/London

Geriatric massage is a massage technique designed specifically for the elderly. Developed with other massage techniques, geriatric massage requires the masseur to be very gentle, and only apply the massage techniques they use with light touches and pressure.

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What Is… Prenatal Massage?

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 09:39:40 Europe/London

Prenatal massage is massage therapy designed for pregnant women, with certain techniques being used or not used depending on how far along they are. Prenatal massage has been proven to relieve stress, as well as the normal aches and pains experienced during pregnancy, which can be quite a relief to a woman should they be particularly uncomfortable.

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What Is Muscle Melt Massage?

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 16:19:26 Europe/London

There are so many different types of massage out there that it can be difficult to know which one to choose. We can safely say that muscle melt massage isn’t your normal kind of massage, and you don’t want to have to resort to it unless you’re feeling particularly stressed, and tension is wracking your body with pain at every step.

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The Advantage Of Using A Professional Massage Bed

Friday, 31 May 2013 15:21:31 Europe/London

Massuers have a range of options open to them in terms of equipment. They have a huge range of massage oils to choose from, many different massage techniques to master and perform on their clients, and a selection of different massage beds open for them to give to their clients to lie on.

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The Beauty Of An Electric Beauty Chair

Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:44:30 Europe/London

An electric beauty chair has a major advantage over its non-electric counterparts in that everything becomes much easier when using them. Electric beauty chairs allow beauticians the facility for their clients to both sit and lie down whilst having their treatment, depending on what is required or what they want. An electric beauty chair can go from being a chair to being a table for someone to lie on even whilst they are in it, unfolding gently using an electric motor that never disturbs the user.

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Working With Beauty Couches To Improve Your Business

Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:43:33 Europe/London

For many beauticians, beauty couches are a major part of their business. Performing a beauty treatment on someone can be slightly awkward if they’re sitting in a chair, as they won’t be able to lie back, meaning products can end up dripping off of their face and onto their clothes. Beauty couches are flat, but can be elevated at one end to provide a slope, at the top of which someone can rest their head, putting them in a very comfortable and relaxing position.

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Last month the government cosmetic review was released on April 24th and for the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) this was good news, as most of the review is in line with the association’s recommendations.

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Laying Strong Foundations With Beauty Trolleys

Friday, 24 May 2013 16:26:20 Europe/London

Beauticians and masseurs don’t have to work for a company to start off their career. All they need to do is spend some time acquiring the proper training, and they can set up their own business as a sole trader, giving them the freedom to organise their own clients and their workload according to their life.

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Starting Out on the Right Foot

Thursday, 25 April 2013 15:26:49 Europe/London

Starting up a new enterprise can be a difficult process. You may well already be a qualified and talented individual, but there’s still a lot of thought which needs to go into your business. You’ll need a comprehensive and high quality setup, both to keep your clients in a state of total immersion and comfort.

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What is… Deep Tissue Massage?

Friday, 19 April 2013 15:43:48 Europe/London

Deep Tissue work plays an extremely important part in the practice of massage, yet it’s one of the most commonly misunderstood techniques. Customers will often ask for deep tissue work without quite understanding what that entails.

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What is… Trigger Point Therapy?

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 14:10:54 Europe/London

You may be more familiar with trigger points by their common name ‘muscle knots’. People often refer to them incorrectly, confusing tenseness with an actual knot. They’re extremely uncomfortable, and touching them can often result in even more uncomfortable twitching in the associated muscle.

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What is… Swedish Massage?

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 13:30:00 Europe/London

Swedish massage is one of the most popular techniques on offer. Read on to learn a little more about it.

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Massage in the Media

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 11:38:14 Europe/London

We’ve long known the ways massage can help with health problems.

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The Science of Massage

Monday, 25 March 2013 10:22:27 Europe/London

Anyone who’s enjoyed a massage from a talented, professional source will no doubt be able to espouse the benefits. It’s comforting and relaxing, and will melt away those aches and pains that strain you throughout the day.

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The Health Benefits of Massage

Friday, 22 March 2013 11:28:44 Europe/London

Massage may be a relaxing and enjoyable activity to try, but it’s surprising how many people don’t realise there are some sincere and noticeable health benefits accompanying the practice.

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The Glamour of Massage

Monday, 18 March 2013 09:47:06 Europe/London

We’ve often discussed the health benefits of massage here. It cuts down on stress evidenced by the steroid hormone Cortizol, improving your immune system and resistance to illness and depression. Deep massage stimulate the production of proteins which encourage muscle growth, and dampen those which inflame muscles.

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Don’t Try This at Home!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 17:42:49 Europe/London

We’ve spoken before about the considerable wonders of massage. Massage can help reduce stress levels, boost the immune system and generally provide a relaxing and enjoyable experience. 

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The Perfect Start for Beginners

Thursday, 7 March 2013 10:05:33 Europe/London

Here at Beauty4Less, we’ve put together a unique and brilliant set of items for beginners to help get you started in your salon with our Pro Beginners Starter Set. We know how hard it can feel when you’re first starting out and this set could not be more perfect to help you get started.

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Tips for the Perfect Salon

Wednesday, 6 March 2013 10:07:59 Europe/London

Sometimes, particularly when you’re first starting out, you need a bit of help to establish exactly what look and feel you’d like to go for in your salon. When it comes to creating a relaxed mood with impressive décor, we reckon we’re pretty good at offering help and advice so we thought we’d share a few tips with you.

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Getting Started with Massaging

Tuesday, 5 March 2013 13:17:06 Europe/London

If you’re providing a service where you will be doing beauty treatments such as massaging in your salon, investing in the right kind of products is really important for both your customers and yourself.

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Help Getting Started

Friday, 1 March 2013 09:36:37 Europe/London

This month, we’re dedicating our blog to helping all you newbies out there get started with a little help from the experts at Beauty4Less. We know how hard it can sometimes be to get all the right equipment together when you’re first starting out so we thought we’d provide you with a few tips and hints to help you and your customers get the best from your business.

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Great Items to Start Out…

Thursday, 28 February 2013 10:47:15 Europe/London

When you’re first starting out in the business of beauty, it can feel pretty daunting. When you start to think about getting all of the items that you need together, it’s pretty frightening but help is out there in the form of us here at Beauty4Less.

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Body Scrub

Monday, 19 November 2012 21:26:27 Europe/London

Yuck! Dry, scaley skin and fading tan. Dry skin due to colder winds, more clothes and increased central heating? – If the answer is yes its time for a scrub

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