Running a successful spa today requires the right combination of skills, education, “bedside” manner and spa equipment. In fact, the equipment you have in your practice will have a huge impact on your success. What spa equipment should you know about? Here are some of the more important devices and tools you’ll need to have on hand.
Whether you’re running a massage therapy practice, a day spa or something else, you need to be able to ensure that your clients receive the most healthful treatments possible. The best way to assure this (other than soaking every piece of equipment in rubbing alcohol) is to use a UV sterilizer cabinet. These cabinets come in a range of different sizes and capacities. No matter how large or small a cabinet might be, though, they work on the same principle. You load implements like tweezers, combs and scissors into the cabinet and then turn it on. Once it’s on, ultra-violet light kills microbes on the surface of your tools, ensuring complete sterility for your clients.
Massage therapists will find that one of the most important types of spa equipment for them is a good oil warmer. You’ll discover an immense variety of models on the market, but make sure you opt for one that offers a high level of temperature control. You want to find one that offers more than just low, medium and high, so that you can provide your clients with the perfect experience and oil at the perfect temperature.
If you regularly use lotions or oils on your clients, you might want to have several different varieties ready and warmed, just waiting to go. You’ll find a variety of bottle warmers available, some with a two or three-bottle capacity. Choose the model that best fits your needs, and those of your clients. After all, who wants cold lotion applied after a relaxing massage or body treatment? Warming those applications first ensures comfort and a better overall experience.
As you can see, there are numerous pieces of spa equipment that you need to have. Other options include magnifying lamps, Woods lamps, privacy screens and more. Make sure you buy your supplies from a trusted medical resource, as well, so that you are able to buy top-quality equipment. The success of your business rests on the equipment you use.