Sunday, April 12, 2015

I LOVE COMPETITION - - -

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HOME SERVICES BY VELUXE.COM


I Love Competition!  When I see so many mobile salons and spas, or mobile event services or mobile anything I get excited!  I believe the world is changing, in home conveniences are here to stay! There is a world of talent and we cannot continue to bottle it and sit it on the shelf, we get everything delivered to us now, to save us time!  Ultimately, enriching our own life by creating an in home environment and lifestyle that gives back to us as human beings.

I was watching Sunday Edition this morning and there was a news story on Veluxe.com, a mobile phone application - catering to anyone desiring an in home experience for beauty, salon, wellness services and more! (this company is only on the East coast at this time, but they are going to grow).

 I enjoy knowing that the business Spa-Go's, that I believed in when I was just starting out 10 years ago - is here to stay and my far fetched new idea that most everyone shook their head at and said "unsure if that will work or not", is working, across the country!   I am happy that my body of work was solid, despite the hardships it took to bring it and keep it here in the Los Angeles area market and I wish to thank each and every customer and each and every caller for helping to educate me and my team for hammering me on the head about the various requirements in their own fields so that we "get it right".  That's what is so great about working in a team, I get alot of perspectives; educated about trades I am not active in myself; feed back; and a sense of strength and community.

I went online to research how many other mobile spa and salons there were in variation in Los Angeles and I counted over 100 mobile service providers, (about 10,000 across California) whether they were private and just booking out themselves or they were a group of individuals with an owner.  It was overwhelming to see the number of people all desiring more control over their own life and work hours and wishing to take their talents on the road.  Promoting their own talents and skills allows the consumers to associate and affiliate with whom they desire as a service provider, customizing their own experience.  No longer are you stuck with the person on your own corner in life, people travel!  My team travels all of the greater LA area, however, we will get on a plane too, it's just the future.  Kim Kardashian takes her hair and make-up people with her and we have had a masseuse or two take a flight for on tour situations.  Mobile!  Gotta Love The Future...

I was very proud of the work I had put in over these last 10 years and the work of my team.  It's not easy being mobile!  Travel is tough in Los Angeles and you have to be extra clean, extra sanitary, your first impression must be 100%.  We have a team that works hard at providing 5 star service and experiences.  The good thing about Los Angeles is the melting pot of skills and talents and personalities in Spa-Go's team.  We cannot believe the level of education and expertise we find here.  You do have to sort through and select the right individuals for a team like Spa-Go's where we are continually customizing experiences for our clientele,

I think a mobile app like the one above by Veluxe is a good idea, however, the key to my success with Spa-GO's  is getting to know the workers and the experienced providers of care so that I can pick the right person for the client.  I don't think Veluxe has a way to screen applicants?  I'm unsure if I would want someone going to my home to provide services without actually having a working relationship with those being sent.  That being said - I love competition, as said above, because it reaffirms that Mobile Spa and Salons Are Here To Stay.

Thanks for reading,

Anne

Friday, April 3, 2015

THE MEDICAL PROOF MASSAGE DOES A BODY GOOD!

Devotees of massage therapy know it's relaxing and feels good. But massage may also be an effective tool for maintaining good health. Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center reported this week that a single massage produced measurable changes in the immune system and endocrine system of healthy adults.

The researchers, led by Dr. Mark Rapaport, studied 29 healthy adults who received a 45-minute Swedish massage and 24 healthy adults who had a 45-minute session of light touch massage, a much milder exercise that served as a comparison to the more vigorous Swedish massage. Blood samples were taken before the massage began and at regular intervals up to one hour after the massage was completed.

The study found several changes in the blood tests of the Swedish massage group that indicated a benefit to the immune system. For example, Swedish massage caused size able decreases in arginine vasopressin, a hormone that contributes to aggressive behavior, and small decreases in the stress hormone cortisol. The Swedish massage participants also had an increase in lymphocytes, cells that help the immune system defend the body from harmful substances.
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This research indicates that massage doesn't only feel good, it also may be good for you, Rapaport said in a news release. "People often seek out massage as part of a healthy lifestyle but there hasn't been much physiological proof of the body's heightened immune response following massage until now."

The study appears in the October issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

-- Shari Roan / Los Angeles Times

ZEN SPA MASSAGE EVENT AT THE PALEY CENTER - BEVERLY HILLS FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH MAGAZINE


This event was organized by Coyne PR involving a Zen Spa room within the Paley Center in the Radio Listening Room.  The guests enjoyed a choice of massage:  chair masage, foot massage, shoulder massage or hand and arm massage.  Swag bags were given out and the guests had a gourmet spa lounge with healthy bites and spa waters.  Guests were entertained in the main gallery and enjoyed a host of food and refreshments. 

Chair massage is only $80.00/hour per technician with Spa-Go's and most guests receive 10-15 minute minis.  A great treat and boast.. 

Call Anne At Spa-Go's for a complimentary consultation, 818/249-7724 or http://www.spa-gos.com/ for our new corporate page.

Chair massage is just as popular at family gatherings as anywhere.  Your family and friends will enjoy the treat.

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A TEAM OF 80 SALON/SPA PROFESSIONALS
1 DAY
TWO HOURS
700 GUESTS
BEACHBODY APPRECIATION EVENT

40 CHAIR MASSAGE STAFF
20 NAIL STYLING TECHNICIANS
10 HENNA ARTISTS


Sunday, March 22, 2015

AN IMPORTANT LIST OF MAKE A WISH GROUPS FOR CANCER VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS

Today I received two very sad stories.  One a client who has a mother suffering from cancer and she has just 2 weeks to live.  Her daughter asked her what she would like in these last 2 weeks and the mother said she would like a manicure and pedicure and her brows waxed.  She called us, however, has no ability to pay.  If you would like to help fund this family, please let me know.  Her bill would be around $300 to send a staff person to Glendora.  This woman is so sweet in attempting to help her mother I found the below organizations who help and thought it may be good to post it here on my blog.

The other was a staffer whose cousin is suffering cancer treatments and they are unable to pay for her transportation and the costs to take off work to be with her.  I've referred both of them to Second Wind Dreams.  You can find their link below as they help adults who are ailing.

I hope this helps some of you that need it.

http://www.secondwind.org/



http://www.cancer.net/coping-and-emotions/managing-emotions/finding-support-and-information/wish-fulfillment-organizations-people-cancer