The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa, Long Beach 2014

Aesthetics International Association (AIA)
Education Classes

Room 104B

Monday, September 30, 2013

Aromatherapy in the Spa
by Nina Curtis
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Aromatherapy continues to show a strong growth pattern in skin care and wellness markets in the United States. Aromatherapy for the spa, as well as skin and body care treatments, is one of the most exciting uses of essential oils, and it is an entire specialty of its own. This class introduces you to the ways in which essential oils affect the body, mind and emotions. We explore seven specific essential oils and learn how they affect acne prone skin, mature and aging skin, sensitive skin and more. Come and learn how to incorporate aromatherapyin your spa to increase treatment results and your business’ bottom line. Aspects of this class include classification of essential oils, incorporating aromatherapy in your practice and introducing “lifestyle aromatherapy” to your clients.

Nina Curtis is the founder and president of the Nile Institute, ‘A Source Vitál,’ located in West Hollywood, CA and Curtis Communications. Known as the “aesthetician’s aesthetician,” Curtis has a 25 plus year history in the professional skin care industry, where she is respected as an innovative skin care specialist, educator, lecturer and businesswoman. Originally licensed as a cosmetologist, Curtis has obtained certification in Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Acupressure, Energy Modalities, Reiki, and Color Light Therapy. Curtis has trained throughout the United States, France, Germany, Australia and England.




Adipose/Cellulite Treatment Programs
by Dr. Reinhard Bergel

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The term orange skin refers to changes in the skin’s fatty tissue that represent a prevalently aesthetic damage and are deemed to appear mainly (if not exclusively) in females. They are electively localized in the thigh’s tissue, highlighting changes in the skin’s microcirculation connective tissue. This class introduces you to the orange skin anatomy and physiology, defines the causes and discusses research-based treatment options.

Dr. Reinhard Bergel is the president and founder of H-e-a-t. Inc. (Health-enhancement-accessories-training) Spa Kur Therapy Development. He is an advisor in Spa Kur facility development and conducts spa staff training. He has published numerous articles as well as the comprehensive Spa Encyclopedia. Dr. Bergel is a founding member of the American Society of Lymphology and American Day Spa Association, and has operated a health spa clinic and physical rehabilitation center for almost two decades. He has been practicing and teaching Lymphedema Management since 1986.




Go to Sunday’s AIA Classes page.