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Absolute Values? Professionalism and manifestations of the individual


This is the first post of a four part series on professional development. The series will utilize the terms Massage Therapist, Masseur and Masseuse as a touchstone. Massage Therapy is a growing field of professional endeavor. As the last fifteen years have demonstrated, the creation of civic, secular infrastructure to consolidate and incorporate the profession,… Continue reading Absolute Values? Professionalism and manifestations of the individual

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Paramedical Tatooing: Permanent Make up and Dermatology


Paramedical Tatoos demonstrate the value of medical esthetics in a unique way. Medical esthetics is distinct from cosmetology and requires extensive training beyond an associates degree or simple certification accepted by many spa employers. While permanent make up is nothing new and somewhat common, not all educators in this area are created equal. Key organizations… Continue reading Paramedical Tatooing: Permanent Make up and Dermatology

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Choosing a Career in Medical Esthetics: What you need to know


BackgroundMedical Esthetics is centered on the improvement of people’s appearance, and is more closely allied with the treatment of disease and disfigurement than traditional cosmetology. The French Society for Esthetic Medicine held its first conference in 1973 and was the first organization devoted to the discipline. Esthetic medicine is a relatively new Industry in the… Continue reading Choosing a Career in Medical Esthetics: What you need to know