A rotating electric appliance with interchangeable brushes that can be attached to the rotating head.
Massage movement accomplished by grasping the flesh firmly in one hand and moving the hand up and down along the bone while the other hand keeps the arm or leg in a steady position.
Clay preparations used to stimulate circulation and temporarily contract the pores of the skin.
Procedure or condition that requires avoiding certain treatment to prevent undesirable side effects.
Light, continuous stroking movement applied with the fingers (digital) or the palms (palmar) in a slow, rhythmic manner.
Chemical exfoliants that involve the use of enzymes that help speed up the breakdown of keratin, the protein in skin.
Deep rubbing movement requiring pressure on the skin with the fingers or palm while moving them over an underlying structure.
Form of petrissage in which the tissue is grasped, gently lifted, and spread out; used mainly for massaging the arms.
Enzyme peels in which a cream is applied to the skin before steaming and forms a hardened crust that is then massaged or "rolled" off the skin; also called "vegetal peeling."
Special cosmetic preparations applied to the face to tighten, tone, hydrate, and nourish the skin.
Manual or mechanical manipulation of the body by rubbing, pinching, kneading, tapping, and other movements to increase metabolism and circulation, promote absorption, and relieve pain.
Lubricants designed to give the practitioner a good slip (slippery quality) during massage.
A galvanic treatment that is a computerized device with many skin care applications, namely, toning.
Mechanical exfoliation that involves "shooting" aluminum oxide or other crystals at the skin with a hand-held device that exfoliates dead cells.
Point on the skin over the muscle where pressure of stimulation will cause contraction of the muscle.
Also known as blackheads; follicles impacted with solidified sebum and dead cell buildup.
Paraffin wax masks
Specially prepared facial masks containing paraffin and other beneficial ingredients; typically used with treatment cream.
Kneading movement performed by lifting, squeezing, and pressing the tissue with a light, firm pressure.
Massage movement in which the tissues are pressed and twisted using a fast back-and-forth movement.
Tapotement or percussion
Most stimulating massage movement, consisting of short, quick tapping, slapping, and hacking movements.
Cream designed to hydrate and condition the skin during the night; heavier in consistency and texture than a moisturizer.
In massage, the rapid shaking of the body part while the balls of the fingertips are pressed firmly on the point of application.