Soothing trick “Antistress”
During sugaring, the client may feel pain. The practitioner’s task is to reduce it. To do so, so called "antistress" method is used.
What is “Antistress” trick?
Right after tearing the paste off the client skin, the other hand is put on the treated area, or if the area is very small – a finger, in order to stop or divert body’s attention from feeling of pain. The brain receives a signal from sensory receptors about a change of sensations and gets distracted from the pain, focusing on the hand’s touch.
Remember what do we do first when we get a bruise? We begin to rub the sore spot with our hand and the pain gets dulled. This is a natural human reaction. But during the cosmetic procedure the client is completely in the power of the practitioner and it only depends on the practitioner how comfortable it will be.
The sooner you put your palm against hurting skin, the quicker the client will feel relief. This method is especially important for sensitive areas: bikini, armpits, face. "Antistress" is used not only for sugaring, but also for wax epilation. It is a pity that not every practitioner uses it. The professionals always use it, so if you want epilation to be less painful for you or your client – make sure to use it!
What else can ease the pain?
Pulling the skin correctly during the procedure can also reduce pain. While sugaring you need to tear paste off along the hair growth, and pull the skin in the opposite direction (against the hair growth). Beginners are usually afraid to pull the skin hard, but the harder you pull, the less pain there is.
Psychological techniques also help:
• conversations - the voice distracts the client from pain, and it becomes dull, some practitioners start talking with the client on purpose;
• transferring attention - during the procedure, focus on something: a picture, a TV on the wall, etc. This will help to distract from pain.
Any cosmetic procedure should bring only positive emotions to the client. Do not forget about it, even if it's epilation!