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Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

About & Your Session~Before, During and After Protocols

Your Session~ Before, During and After, Your Custom Spray Protocols

Your Spray Tan Session

Your session is a curve loving, zone! Know that this office has always been body curve respecting, loving. As a CMT/LMT, Spray Tan Tech, there is no body judgment, only respect for all body types. As such respect likewise for any conversations and information shared on client information intake sheets. Your right to privacy in all aspects is honored in my office.

Your Spray

A custom color will be mixed only after I do a full consultation which includes speaking with you about your color expectations, solution differences, any skin conditions you may have and timelines that are important to you. After discussing the options and establishing mutually, the best solution, I will custom mix your color and provide you your custom spray. I will be sure to get all the beautiful curves of your body. The session will conclude with instructions as to post tan protocols.

Always provided as options:

  • Hair, head protection
  • Nose filter 
  • Foot pads
  • Post-Spray powder down 

PRE-Tan Protocol

Exfoliate before each session for best results. This is to ensure removal of dry, flaky skin which will affect the outcome of your results and allows for the active ingredients to be absorbed much better. Be clean, freshly shaven, be sure that any hair conditioner has been completely rinsed from back and body, no lotion, deodorants, perfumes, makeup, and or any other agents that may affect the absorption of the spray tan from adhering to your skin and may cause streaking. Bar soaps, body washes, can contain some moisturizer that have a high PH, this can't stop the sunless tan affect. Come in loose, dark clothing, tight or binding clothing can alter the results of your tan and or cause streaking. You can be sprayed how you choose and or are comfortable. For men, bottoms, undergarments must be warn.

I do offer numerous products for purchase what each of the manufacturers recommend for priming and prepping your body as well as after care to extend, prolong and get maximum results out of your tan. I highly recommend them to maximize and achieve the ultimate results of your tan. 

If you use the following products:Dove, Irish Spring, Dial, Victoria's Secrets Products,Bath & Body Work Products, Oil of Olay, Baby Oil, Aveeno, Store bought tanners, Products with Mineral Oil, Store bought Products with alcohol preservative or mineral oil in them can all negatively effect the outcome of your tan.

*If you are currently taking Antibiotics there is a strong likelihood that the medication will effect the outcome of your session. It may be best to wait several days post medication regimen or proceed knowing so only after consulting with me prior to making your appointment.

**If you are currently pregnant and have discussed this with your OB/GYN and have it approved I'm able to provide you with services. Do note however that because of the high level of Folic Acid you are taking there is a strong possibility that it may effect the outcome of your results. Please consult me to discuss your option before appointing.

During Protocol

Ladies will have a few options as far as what to wear during your appointment.

You can:

- Wear a (preferably dark) bathing suit or bra and underwear. The solution will wash off most clothing so don't worry if what you wear is a lighter color.

- Go topless.

- Go nude.

My main concern is that you are comfortable while I am spray tanning you.

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Men must wear underwear, boxers, briefs, or speedos.

We will provide a consent form for you to go over and to sign. Available upon request are all FDA approved safety instruments for each client (eye wear, nose plugs, chap stick.)

We will ask you a few questions to make sure we are giving you exactly what you want and to evaluate any skin conditions or concerns you may have.

You will undress and enter into a 7-foot-tall tent where you will stay the entire session.

You will be asked to move around in a handful of directions to ensure we are tanning the appropriate areas. This process usually takes about 10-15 minutes depending on each client.

Once completed, you will be asked to dry for a few minutes and once dry, you will be able to put loose-fitting clothes on.

 

POST-Tan Protocol

DO NOT SHOWER until time as per type of spray and definitely shower  exactly as directed. Any vigorous activity, friction, workouts, will affect the quality of your tan and may cause streaking. Avoid Chlorine, sleep in loose dark clothing. Hydrate well and stay well moisturized to maintain optimal tan and avoid streaking.

I do offer numerous products for purchase what each of the manufacturers recommend for after care to extend, prolong and get maximum results out of your tan. I highly recommend them to maximize and achieve the ultimate results of your tan. 

- Moisturize at least twice.

- Use our Tanning Extender every 2-3 days to prolong the length of your tan.

- Pat dry instead of rubbing dry after your shower or workout.

- Use our Body Wash every day after your tan to keep your tan looking fresh and staying on longer!

- Do no use abrasive products on the skin.

*Refund policy: No refunds, due to so many failures by clients to follow protocols, having skin conditions, are on medications, or being hormonal. If there is something truly wrong I will kindly offer to re-spray you.  No refunds on products that have been opened.

About Sunless Custom Spray Tans

Only together can we achieve the ultimate results from your custom spray. By following the pre & post protocols and me providing the best possible custom spray we achieve this.

Don't they make you Orange?

Absolutely not... Those days are long gone with today's incredible products. You can just enhance your natural color a little or you can look like you walk off a Mediterranean Beach! Really it's up to you. I always encourage a natural looking tan but ultimately respect first and foremost your desires to look your absolute best you! Together we can achieve the best outcome!

Am I totally protected from the sun UV ray now?

No, Sunless Sprays don't protect you from UV rays and as a matter of fact I encourage you to use a good sunscreen to protect you skin and increase the longevity of your tan.

How do they work?

Sunless Spray Tans mist Dihydroxyacetone or DHA onto your skin to work with your skins own chemistry to darken your pigment and give you the Sun-Kissed Glow. As you shed your dead skin cells so goes your sunless tan.

What happens during a Custom Spray Tan?

I do a full consultation which includes speaking with you about your color expectations, solution differences, any skin conditions you may have and timelines that are important to you. After discussing the options and establishing mutually the best solution, I will custom mix your color and provide you your custom spray. The session will conclude with instructions as to post tan protocols.

Actually Tanning:

Ladies will have a few options as far as what to wear during your appointment.

You can:

- Wear a (preferably dark) bathing suit or bra and underwear. The solution will wash off most clothing so don't worry if what you wear is a lighter color.

- Go topless.

- Go nude.

My main concern is that you are comfortable while I am spray tanning you.

Men must wear underwear, boxers, briefs, or speedos.

We will provide a consent form for you to go over and to sign. Available upon request are all FDA approved safety instruments for each client (eye wear, nose plugs, chap stick.)

We will ask you a few questions to make sure we are giving you exactly what you want and to evaluate any skin conditions or concerns you may have.

You will undress and enter into a 7-foot-tall tent where you will stay the entire session.

You will be asked to move around in a handful of directions to ensure we are tanning the appropriate areas. This process usually takes about 10-15 minutes depending on each client.

Once completed, you will be asked to dry for a few minutes and once dry, you will be able to put loose-fitting clothes on.

Why Choose a Custom Spray over a Booth or Machine Spray?

Well plain and simple, your body is unique in it's curves, color. Now two people are are the same. In a booth everyone is sprayed the same. In a Custom Spray, I will mix your Custom color and I will Custom Spray to go around all your curves to ensure the best coverage and overall outcome.

How do I get  the best results?

To get the best results follow the Pre & Post Tanning Protocol. Your results will be affected by areas of dry skin, where any adhesion tape may have been, skin conditions, if any perfume, conditioner, lotions, makeup, deodorants or any other agents were used. If you fail to shower precisely and timely. If you fail to wash off the bronzing agent thoroughly. If you shave after. If you fail to assist in applying the barrier cream. If you use the following products:Dove, Irish Spring, Dial, Victoria's Secrets Products,Bath & Body Work Products, Oil of Olay, Baby Oil, Aveeno, Store bought tanners, Products with Mineral Oil, Store bought Products with alcohol preservative or mineral oil in them can all negatively effect the outcome of your tan. These are the basics, there may be something beyond that may apply to you. Please ask, all questions are always welcome!!!

Skin Conditions that will effect your Spray

Tinea Vericolor, Fungus, Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Rosacea, Age Spots, Sun Spots, Stretch Marks to name just a few. I have provided a few link for visuals of what they look like and info about them. Some spots, may appear darker and soak up the solution on a deeper level. Scars such as Keyloids will likely not tan due to the fact that the Corneum Stratum within the skin being gone. Please advise me in advance if you have any of these listed or any of the many other unlisted skin conditions that will effect the outcome of your tan.

Tinea Versicolor   https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/color-problems/tinea-versicolor

Fungus http://www.providr.com/skin-fungus-everywhere

Eczema  https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/

Psoriasis  https://www.psoriasis.org/about-psoriasis

Acne https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/acne

Age spots http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/age-spots/home/ovc-20309129

 

 

What Products do you use and why do you use a few different Brands of Solution?

I am proud to use both Sjolie Organic Products, Unfiltered, & Norvell Products. As to why I offer a few lines of products, that is I don't make the choice as to what is the best product for based on my preference though I do have one. I allow you, if you have a preference to decide what is important to you and make your own options. I will always be happy to share my knowledge and guide you through choice options. You will always get a Custom color specific to your needs from either product but my loyalties are to you, my customers not to any one specific company. Providing you with the best of Products is my job and these are by far the best of the products on the market today.

What is the biggest difference between the them?

Unfiltered is known for putting out a outstanding rapid and overnight solutions that are long lasting with even fades. Their coloring system works off of your base color which allows for the most natural looking tan no matter how light or dark you'd like to be. Their solutions have healthy skin additives built right in such as anti-aging. Proven products with results that keep professionals coming back time after time to a product we can count on.

Sjolie products are all organic and aloe based, they dry in about 10-15 minutes after being sprayed. The aloe based solution can leave you feeling temporarily tacking until it dries, again about 10-15 minutes. The aloe base offers a generally speaking longer lasting tan. It nourishes the skin. They take a little bit longer to activate generally speaking as well. The activating time frames are a bit longer, rapid is about 2-4 based on depth of desired skin color and general sprays are 8-12 hrs.

Norvell products are generally alcohol based, dry faster within a few minutes of being sprayed. They are known for their incredible results with a quick turn around time for being able to shower. They offer a 1 hr rapid solution and their general solutions are 8 hrs shower time frame.

 

 

*Refund policy: No refunds, due to so many failures by clients to follow protocols, having skin conditions, are on medications, or being hormonal. If there is something truly wrong I will kindly offer to re-spray you.  No refunds on products that have been opened.

 

 

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