I’ve been a licensed massage therapist for twelve years, so I’ve had my hands on a whole lot of products. We’re talking bulk oils (55 gallon drums anyone?), cremes (5 gallon pails that went rancid before they could be used up), and scrubs (you mean they’re not supposed to dehydrate back into sharp-edged sugar daggers?). Products that took up a lot of room, couldn’t be retailed, and left little flexibility if I had a client who was allergic to or didn’t care for a particular scent or formula.
Enter Perfectly Posh: 9 oz. body scrubs, 2 oz. masks (in sanitary tubes — no double dipping!), 4 oz. facial moisturizers, 6 oz. body cremes (again, in tubes), and 3 oz. hand cremes. This list just cratches the surface of Posh’s entire line, but it’s a great place to start when we’re talking massage add ons.
My treament room has a sink in it, but not a shower. I make sure my clients don’t have any allergies or sensitivities to any ingredients prior to starting a service, and I’m always willing to customize a service to reach my clients’ specific goals. Here are some ideas I’ve used with a high degree of success:
Soak feet in a tub of warm water. Add a Perfectly Posh Fizi Bath Bomb or a partial scoop of All Mixd Up Bath Salts. Scrub legs and feet with a Posh body scrub that compliments the scent of the bath bomb or salts (I like Love The Dark for perfumey combos and Espresso Yo’Self for yummy dessert combos). After 10 – 15 minutes, remove you client’s feet from the tub and dry them off. Have them get on the massage table for the remainder of their massage, and when you get to their legs and feet use a Posh body creme on both (I like Honey Honey and Hippie Hooray for leg and foot massage), or use Toes Before Bros Foot Mask on their feet, and perform an extended foot massage. Remove excess product with steamed towels.
After massaging your client’s back, remove excess oil with a gentle cleanser (Posh’s That’s So Cuke Foaming Face Wash is my top pick) and steamed towels. Apply The Stripper Body Mud to your client’s back and cover with a steamed towel, then insulate with at least two layers of dry towels to keep your client warm. Leave on for 10 – 15 minutes and remove with steamed towels. Apply a Posh body creme (Hippie Hooray compliments The Stripper’s fragrance really well) and massage it into your client’s skin.
Cleanse your client’s skin using a gentle cleanser like Posh’s That’s So Cuke Foaming Face Wash and remove with a steamed towel. Gently massage Apricots Overnight into your client’s skin using upward strokes. Allow mask to absorb for a total of twenty minutes (you can perform a scalp or neck massage during this time as well.) Remove mask with steamed towels and apply a Perfectly Posh facial moisturizer of your choice (I like Night & Day or Dawn On Me Daytime Facial Oil.)
Thanks to Posh, I have fun creating spa services and packages again! It’s also nice to have a full line of cruelty-free, naturally-based, American-made spa products at my disposal. If my clients want to use some at home they can purchase what I have in stock, or they can place an order on my (free!) personalized website 24/7/365. (This is especially handy for my out of town clients — they can order before they fly home and have their Posh waiting for them when they arrive.)
If you’re a massage therapist who could use some adventurous spa products that won’t break the bank and will give you limitless add on and retail possibilities, check out what Perfectly Posh has to offer. Of course I’m always here to answer absolutely any questions you have about Posh or spa add ons in general. Pamper on, massage therapists!
Andrea Lipomi is a massage therapist, esthetician and nail tech living in Las Vegas, NV. She loves her Poshophiliacs! Learn more about the #poshgoth here.