Infra-red lesson

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EDEXCEL LEVEL 3 SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA
IN BEAUTY THERAPY
Infra-red Lesson
INFRA-RED LESSON
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Aim: To perform Infrared
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ObjectivesState 3 effects and benefits of incorporating infrared
treatments into massage (comprehension questions).
List 3 contra indications to the treatments
Demonstrate infrared treatment into a massage (Listen
and respond to information), (Measuring time).
List home and aftercare advice and identify at least one
retail opportunity
Extended Objective:
List and describe 5 contra indications to the treatments
EQ
Identify barriers to your learning
INFRA RED
INDICATIONS FOR USE
Pre heat treatment
 Relieve aches and pains
 Relieve muscular tension
 Aid absorption of products
 Promote relaxation
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BENEFITS OF INFRA RED HEAT
Heating body tissues
 Increase body temperature
 Increased circulation causing vasodilation and
erythema
 Lower blood pressure due to vasodilation
 Increased cell metabolism in local area
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CONTRA INDICATIONS
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High or low blood pressure
Circulatory disorders
Thrombosis
Hyper sensitive skins
Burns or sun burn
Headaches or migraines
Diabetes
Recent scar tissue
Swelling or fluid retention
Menstruation
INVERSE SQUARE LAW
The Inverse square law applied to visible light
and governs intensity in relation to distance.
 It states that the intensity of radiation varies
inversely with the square of the distance from the
source.
 If the distance is increased, the intensity
decreases by the square distance, if the distance
is reduced, the intensity increases.
 Cosine Law govern the intensity in relation to
the angle a ray strikes the surface. Maximum
intensity and absorption occurs when the rays
strike the body at 90°
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DANGERS
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Burns
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Electric shock
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If heat is too intense
Client too near the lamp
Skin sensation is defective and may not be aware of
overheating
Client touches lamp
From faulty equipment
Headaches
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Irradiating the back of the neck or head
TREATMENT PROCEDURE
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Prepare equipment
Check for contra indications to treatment
Carry out skin sensitivity test
Cleanse the area to remove any oils from body
Explain treatment effects and sensation to client
Direct lamp away from client and switch on
Position the lamp parallel to area, at a distance
of 60 cm at a 90° angle
Stay near to client for 20 minutes treatment
Turn lamp away, switch off turn away
Continue with massage or electrotherapy
AUDIO SONIC LESSON
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Aim: To perform audio sonic
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ObjectivesState 3 effects and benefits of incorporating audio sonic
treatments into massage (comprehension questions).
List 3 contra indications to the treatments
Demonstrate audio sonic treatment into a massage (Listen
and respond to information), (Measuring time).
List home and aftercare advice and identify at least one retail
opportunity
Extended Objective:
List and describe 5 contra indications to the treatments
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EQ
Identify barriers to your learning
BODY MASSAGE – AUDIO SONIC
AUDIO SONIC
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Audio sonic vibrator is a small, hand held appliance
which creates a gentle stimulation through sound
waves. Sound waves are transmitted by all mediasolid, liquid or gas. The molecules in human tissue
will vibrate when struck by sound waves. It is
believed that lymph, cartilage, muscle and bone can
conduct audio sonic pulses.
Audio sonic contains a coil which is controlled by a
electro magnet. When current is applied one way the
coil moves the other way creating a backwardsforward movement with the head remaining static so
the treatment is less stimulating on the surface and
more relaxing for the client.
Sound waves penetrate deep into the tissues at a
cellular level and are therefore more beneficial in
relaxing tension nodules
TREATMENT TECHNIQUE
Explain the treatment effects and sensation
 Check for contra indications
 Select flat or ball applicator
 Apply talc or oil to the skin
 Use stroking or circular movements
 Treatment time:- 5 – 15 minutes
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EFFECTS AND BENEFITS OF AUDIO SONIC
To reduce tension nodules, muscle spasm and
overworked muscles
 Produces warmth, erythema and relaxation of
tissue fibres
 Increases cell metabolism and circulation
 Aids desquamation
 Stimulates sebaceous activity
 Improves the appearance of dry, dehydrated and
sensitive skins
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CONTRA INDICATIONS TO TREATMENT
Metal pins or plates
 Thrombosis
 Back or abdomen during pregnancy
 Headaches or migraines
 Highly vascular or inflammatory conditions
 Skin diseases or disorders
 Undiagnosed pain
 Sun/ wind burn
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LESSON REVIEW
In pairs discuss what you have learnt today.
 Write down two new thing you have learnt today
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