Main stage LECTURES & DEMOS
SUNDAY, October 22
Go To Main Stage – Monday
10:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony

by Jaclyn Peresetsky
DARE to empower yourself and transform your fears into success! Meet me on Sunday for the perfect opportunity to set your passions on fire…
Jaclyn Peresetsky is not only the owner of Skin Perfect Spas in Ohio and Florida, but she is also a noted color expert, makeup artist, master esthetician, author and speaker. Her multiple books, cosmetic and skin care lines, and training courses allow other beauty pros to learn and add more services combining art and science to become leading beauty experts.
10:10 a.m.

BE THE SPA!

CREATING THE EXPERIENCE BEFORE THE TREATMENT (MOTIVATIONAL)
by EuGene Gant
What is the difference between your spa and the thousands of others available to clients? YOU! Our clients come to us because of what we do, but more importantly, how they feel while they’re in our space. Learn how to cultivate the experience of wellness within yourself and transfer that feeling to your business and clients.

Join EuGene as he walks you through yogic movements and techniques designed to boost your magnetism and create a “Spa Feeling” that clients sense over the phone AND as they walk through your doors.
EuGene Gant has been a student of divine spiritual wisdom for more than 15 years. As a certified meditation teacher, Naam Yoga therapist, and Harmonyum Healing practitioner, Gant seamlessly combines the stillness of the mind, advanced breath techniques, movement, and plenty of laughs for the spirit and heart
10:40 a.m.

GUA SHA: EXPERIENCING AN EASTERN FACE LIFT

THE SECRETS BEHIND SMOOTHING FINE LINES AND WRINKLES, WHILE PLUMPING, TIGHTENING AND REJUVENATING THE SKIN! (FACE DEMO)
by Lynette DesMarais
Pronounced gwa sha, this treatment involves scraping or pulling a flat jade along the skin to restore a youthful appearance while flushing out tissues and removing toxins from the skin. The practice of Gua Sha comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine and dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) when jade stones were used to scape skin all over the body to diminish diseases. This method is believed to stimulate blood circulation to the muscles, tissues and organs; detoxing the body of stagnate “qi,” reducing stiffness, pain and increasing mobility.

Don’t miss this EXCLUSIVE demonstration of the Gua Sha facial! Allow yourself to EMBRACE how this unique treatment stimulates blood circulation and detoxification, while relaxing those tense muscles that cause wrinkles to form!
Lynette Marie Desmarais was born with the gift of clairvoyance, which enables her to interpret the wellness of an individual. Trained in Holistic Nutrition, Lynette is a Reiki Master, Ho’oponopono Practitioner, Magnified Healing Practitioner, Energy Therapy-Certified Teacher and Practitioner of Gua Sha Face, Neck and Body Rejuvenation. Author and Lecturer, Lynette also offers Gua Sha certification training, consultations and private sessions. Follow Lynette on Facebook at Anti Aging Institute USA!
11:20 a.m.

OIL:

THE NEW YOUTH BEAUTY TOOL (LECTURE)
by Mariska M. Nicholson
Oil has an undeserved negative reputation in the beauty industry. Banish the misunderstandings and expand your age management offerings. The reality of plant-based oils is that they are quickly absorbed by the skin and could be just what your client’s skin actually needs.

Be in the know about the latest trendsetting treatments with this innovative presentation on the youthful properties of oils in skin care!
Mariska M. Nicholson is the founder of Olive + M, based out of Austin, Texas. Olive + M is an all natural, olive oil based skin care line designed to protect, hydrate and repair skin of all ages and types. Mariska started Olive + M out of a desire to share her passion and knowledge about oil’s amazing benefits for the skin.
11:50 a.m.

SINGING BOWLS:

HEALING THROUGH VIBRATIONS (BODY DEMO)
An exclusive only at The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
by César Tejedor
Experience a unique opportunity to gain insight into why and how singing bowls help treat different physical, mental, energetic and emotional conditions. Equipped with comprehensive knowledge and experience in body anatomy, Tibetan medicine, physics and music therapy, César is capable of transmitting both the theoretical and practical foundations of sound therapy to help you further understand the world of singing bowl sound healing.

The perfect chance for body workers, estheticians, massage therapists, yoga practitioners and physiotherapists to deepen and expand their professional knowledge and skills!
César Tejedor is founder and CEO of Massage Around the World, a company that provides high quality massage and sound healing courses for therapists, as well as training and consultancy for spas. He is the author of 19 books and online CE courses, such as “Tibetan Singing Bowl Massage”. Tejedor also offers his expertise as a visiting practitioner, spa trainer and speaker at international conferences. Contact him at massagearoundtheworld.com.
12:30 p.m.

THE HAPPINESS EPIDEMIC!

CATCH IT IF YOU CAN (LECTURE)
by Petra Kolber
Your success as a leader in the spa industry depends on your focus and mindset. Join Petra in this interactive talk that challenges you to change everything you believe about creating a thriving culture within your company. What would happen if your employees and clients got out of bed every morning excited and empowered simply by the thought of being around you? The Happiness Epidemic reframes the “Why” behind the work and teaches you how to mobilize untapped motivation in both yourself AND others.

Discover how to exercise your gratitude muscle and strengthen your courage so you are free to inspire your staff and clients with a contagious desire to strive toward their dreams.
Petra Kolber is a happiness expert, keynote speaker and movement motivator. She has spoken at TEDx and presented at more than 300 conferences in 20 countries. Kolber is the guest host for the wellness show Daily Burn and has consulted for many companies including Reebok, California Walnuts and Health Magazine. As a two-time cancer survivor, she is passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time. Her mission is to inspire people to move more and fear less so that they can stretch their dreams, strengthen their courage muscle and build an inspired life, full of joy and gratitude.
Go To Main Stage – Monday