Saturday, December 5, 2009

Advanced Waxing and Hair Removal or Joseph H Pilates Method at Home

Advanced Waxing and Hair Removal

Author: Pamela Hill

This extensive manual provides a modernized approach to hair removal and dispels the rumors, old wives tales, and half truths about hair growth, hair removal, and the techniques that are associated with the procedures. Deigned to act as a resource for students and practicing aestheticians, Advanced Waxing and Hair Removal discusses the must-know subjects of anatomy and physiology; patient interviewing; charting; techniques; and how to grow a hair removal business; and includes patient studies, photographs and recommendations for treatment. Illustrated are the processes of hair removal by following several candidates through different hair removal techniques and provides many illustrations to observe the results. Documentation of treatment plans, interviewing techniques, and patient recommendations are made available to the reader. In addition, the book discusses the use of lasers, who can perform this procedure, how it works, and why it may be the single prong in the hair removal plan for a patient. With its simple, non-intimidating approach, this handbook provides the reader with advanced, updated, and need-to-know information about the hair removal process.

Table of Contents:
Preface     xiii
About the Authors     xv
Acknowledgments     xvii
Reviewers     xix
Introduction to Hair Removal     1
Key Terms     1
Learning Objectives     1
Introduction     2
Introduction to Hair Removal Methods     2
History and Origins of Hair Removal     7
Diseases that Increase Hair Growth     9
Training Technicians on Hair Removal Procedures     10
OSHA and Safety     16
Employment Options     17
Conclusion     26
Top 10 Tips to Take to the Clinic     26
Chapter Questions     27
Chapter References     27
Bibliography     27
Anatomy and Physiology of the Hair and Skin     29
Key Terms     29
Learning Objectives     30
Introduction     30
Skin Anatomy     32
The Layers of the Skin     33
The Skin's Pigmentation     40
The Dermis     41
Hypodermis or Subcutaneous Tissue     45
Skin Physiology     48
The Pilosebaceous Unit     52
When Hair Begins to Grow onthe Body     60
Conclusion     62
Top 10 Tips to Take to the Clinic     62
Chapter Questions     62
Chapter References     63
Bibliography     64
Hormones and Hair Growth     65
Key Terms     65
Learning Objectives     66
Introduction     66
The Endocrine System     66
The Gonads     74
Introduction to Hirsutism and Hypertrichosis     76
Hirsutism     78
Hypertrichosis     78
Hormonal Syndromes that Contribute to Excessive Hair Growth     79
Conclusion     82
Top 10 Tips to Take to the Clinic     83
Chapter Questions     83
Chapter References     84
Bibliography     84
Consultations     85
Key Terms     85
Learning Objectives     85
Introduction     86
The Office Consultation     86
Client Expectations     96
Conclusion     98
Top 10 Tips to Take to the Clinic     99
Chapter Questions     99
Bibliography     99
The Tools of the Trade      101
Key Terms     101
Learning Objectives     101
Introduction     102
The Treatment Room     102
Wax     116
Medications that Affect Hair Growth     123
Conclusion     124
Top 10 Tips to Take to the Clinic     125
Chapter Questions     125
Bibliography     125
Skin Typing and Hair Removal     127
Key Terms     127
Learning Objectives     127
Introduction     128
Fitzpatrick Skin Type     128
Hypopigmentation     137
Hyperpigmentation     137
Skin Type and Electrolysis     138
Skin Type and Waxing     139
Skin Type and Laser Hair Removal     140
Conclusion     140
Top 10 Tips to Take to the Clinic     141
Chapter Questions     141
Chapter References     142
Bibliography     142
Lasers and Hair Removal     143
Key Terms     143
Learning Objectives     143
Introduction     144
Lasers and Light Sources     145
Safety in the Laser Treatment Room      151
Patient Selection     152
Effects of Laser on Skin Type     154
The Laser Hair Removal Treatment     157
The Laser Treatment Parameters     162
Hair Growth Following Laser Treatment     165
Side Effects     167
State Licensure     168
Conclusion     169
Top 10 Tips to Take to the Clinic     169
Chapter Questions     169
Chapter References     170
Bibliography     170
Waxing Basics     171
Key Terms     171
Learning Objectives     171
Introduction     172
Hard Wax     173
Soft Wax     178
Techniques for Soft Waxing     181
Speed Waxing     184
Regrowth and Return Visits     188
Conclusion     189
Top 10 Tips to Take to the Clinic     189
Bibliography     190
Waxing Protocols     191
Key Terms     191
Learning Objectives     191
Introduction     192
Client Preparation     192
Waxing for Women     193
Waxing for Men      218
Posttreatment Care     222
Conclusion     223
Top 10 Tips to Take to the Clinic     224
Bibliography     224
Threading and Sugaring     225
Key Terms     225
Learning Objectives     225
Introduction to Threading     226
History of Threading     226
Sugaring     230
Application Techniques of Sugaring     235
Conclusion     240
Top 10 Tips to Take to the Clinic     240
Chapter Questions     240
Bibliography     241
Electrolysis     243
Key Terms     243
Learning Objectives     243
Introduction     244
History of Electrolysis     244
Electricity, Electrolysis, and Safety     246
Types of Permanent Hair Removal     250
Galvanic Electrolysis     254
Blend Method     256
Principles of Phoresis     258
Electrolysis for Different Types of Hair     262
The Treatment Process     264
Insertion Techniques     266
Conclusion     273
Top 10 Tips to Take to the Clinic      274
Chapter Questions     274
Bibliography     275
Building a Hair Removal Business     277
Key Terms     277
Learning Objectives     277
Introduction     278
Getting Your Business Started     278
Keeping Your Business Moving     287
Conclusion     298
Top 10 Tips to Take to the Clinic     299
Chapter Questions     299
Chapter References     299
Bibliography     300
Glossary     303
Index     317

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Joseph H. Pilates Method at Home: A Balance, Shape, Strength, and Fitness Program

Author: Eleanor McKenzi

First popularized in the 1920s and adopted by dance greats George Balanchine and Martha Graham, the Pilates technique is gaining worldwide recognition as an effective holistic exercise system. It combines elements of yoga and classical dance with principles of concentration and exercise that increase body awareness, release tension, and realign the body. The program is particularly popular with people who are moving away from the "no pain, no gain" mentality of the workout gym and seeking alternative methods of fitness. Pilates at Home offers readers a clear explanation of this conditioning system. Color photographs show users how to coordinate body, mind, and spirit by working with the body's muscles - not on or against them. Sections on posture, breathing, warm-up exercises, and the use of weights can be easily applied to everyday life.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Diabetes or Goal Digger Fitness

Diabetes: A Guide to Living Well

Author: Gary Arsham

Completely revised and updated to meet current ADA Clinical Practice Recommendations, this book offers patients three levels of commitment, letting them decide which level they can commit to in order to live healthier with diabetes. Topical coverage includes:

  • Medications
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obesity
  • Emotional issues
  • Treatment plans
  • And more

Ernest Lowe is a counselor, educator, producer, and television series writer. He has lived with diabetes for 45 years.

Gary Arsham, M.D., Ph.D., is a physician/educator and a member of the national boards of directors of the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. He has lived with diabetes for more than 40 years.


Patient guidance integrating recent developments. Published by the Diabetes Center, Inc. 13911 Ridgedale Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55343. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents:

Willing to Live Well

Living Well At the Beginning of Diabetes



Diabetes--Defining the Choices

The Intensive Regimen

Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes

The Moderate Regimen

The Loose RegimenLiving Well with Insulin Reactions


Living Well with Your Food Choices

Living Actively with Diabetes

Living Well with Stress


Living Well with Your Medical Team

Living Well with Others with Diabetes

Living Well with Yourself


Neutralizing the Threat of Complications

If Complications Develop

Complications Simplified


Living Well As a Diabetic Woman, by Catherine Feste

Living Young with Diabetes

Living Well in the Future



Goal Digger Fitness: Look, Feel, and Perform Your Best with a Breakthrough 14-Day Exercise Plan Tailored to Your Goals and Your Life

Author: Eric Harr

There is a Fitness Goal Digger in each of us, a person who thrives upon movement, who is ready to set exercise goals and do what it takes to achieve them. Perhaps you consider yourself a runner, cyclist, golfer, or Rollerblader. Then again, maybe you're at the point where you just take the stairs instead of the elevator, do some yard work or vacuum the living room vigorously, and park in the farthest spot from the entrance when you shop. Whatever the case, you want to lead a reasonably active life--when you have the time and, of course, the motivation. But lately, "whenever you can" and "whenever life allows" are not as often as you'd like them to be. Goal Digger Fitness will show you how to fit exercise into the context of your everyday life. In this book, you'll find:

  • A test to help you match your fitness program to your psychology, physiology, and schedule
  • A three-step program to identify personal obstacles, define your goals, and execute a personalized fitness plan
  • Exercise plans prescribed in 10-day doses with 4-day breaks in between
  • Tips and strategies to overcome mental and physical roadblocks
  • The Goal Digger Diet, with an array of healthy, tasty meals that can be prepared in less than 10 minutes
With special programs such as the Look Better Program, Feel Better Program, Perform Better Program, and Better Health Program, this superb guide will help you set and achieve your goals so that you reach your full fitness potential.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Reflexology for Womens Health or Resiliency in the Face of Disaster and Terrorism

Reflexology for Women's Health

Author: Ann Gillanders

Written by a world-renowned reflexologist, this book takes the gentle, drug-free and noninvasive alternative therapy of reflexology and shows how it can be effectively used to treat over 100 women-specific ailments. The author's approach is simple and straightforward, with clearly written text and color photographs teaching healing therapies for a whole range of common problems, both physical and psychological.

Topics addressed in Reflexology for Women's Health range in scope from PMS, cramps and stress to Candida, breast health and osteoporosis. Special chapters also cover conception and pregnancy including morning sickness and fertility boosting. Practical and helpful, Reflexology for Women's Health is also a pleasure to read and includes sidebars that provide supporting hints, tips and complementary health advice.

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Resiliency in the Face of Disaster and Terrorism: 10 Things to Do to Survive

Author: V Alex Kehayan

Addressing issues of physical and mental health, this practical pocket guide offers concrete strategies for surviving a disaster and outlines how to best sustain mental health and emotional resiliency long after the event is over. Ten streamlined chapters present a clear path of response to stressful events of any scale, from individual traumas to terrorism. Readers immediately benefit from the reassurance that comes from having a map for responding appropriately. They also learn what to say and not to say to comfort and support others, sustaining communities if catastrophe strikes. Reassuring in a time of uncertainty, this handbook empowers readers with a collection of personal tools to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from calamity.

What People Are Saying

John P. Wilson
"An incredibly useful set of practical things to do in real life situations. . . . This is a must have reference volume."
PhD, professor and Fulbright scholar, Cleveland State University

Beverley Raphael
"Provide[s] a strong basis for both prevention of adverse outcomes and mitigation of impacts."
MD, professor and director, Mental Health Services, New South Wales Health Department

Diana Brown
"This is a much needed inclusive book. I've never seen all this material in one place."
LCSW, BCD, disaster mental health specialist

Barbara Varenhorst
"An essential book for everyone concerned about the safety of their families, homes, schools and communities."
PhD, counseling psychologist and specialist in resiliency and asset building

Joseph J. Licata
"This book will certainly assist us to educate the public about the basics of disaster survival."
coordinator, Fort Lee Office of Emergency Management

Patricia M. Berliner
"Does an excellent job of helping us to prepare ourselves, homes and loved ones for what we might someday face."

Jewish War Veterans of the United States of
"Personal and private aspects of tragedy are explored with defined approaches written simply."