In the hectic world we live in, it’s sometimes a challenge to live in the present moment and appreciate what’s right in front of us. We are either regretting the past or worrying about the future. I’m a person who usually focuses more on the future than dwelling on the past.
As I was waiting for a client to get dressed after a treatment, it dawned on me how present you must be as an esthetician.
I realized just how important it is to be mindful as I’m giving a facial or any service for that matter. I’m constantly thinking about what’s best for my client’s skin care concerns. I mentally run through my “tool bag” of goodies to find just the right products and treatment protocols to will achieve the results they’re looking for. If I’m not present, I can potentially harm their skin or fail to give my clients all they deserve.
Not only do I need to provide the right products and treatment protocols, I must be hyper aware of how I’m touching them, their overall comfort and how I speak to give my clients the best experience I can.
If I were disconnected or caught up on my own drama, I would be doing them a disservice. So, it kind of goes with the territory to be totally focused on my client’s needs at all times.
Staying present during the massage is not only a gift to my clients, it’s a gift to myself. When I’m truly connected and in the flow of Divine energy, I get a beautiful sensation of peace that runs throughout my body. Inevitably when that happens, my clients mention how good the massage was. Of course, there are times when we’re talking and chit chatting, but that’s ok too. Being mindful of when my clients want to talk and when they want to be silent is another aspect of being observant and focused on their needs.
I’ve learned that some people find it relaxing to talk and maybe even vent a little during a That’s OK with me. I know that I’m here only to serve my clients and that it’s not about me. I’m truly here to give.
Being an esthetician has forced me to use my mindfulness skills and hopefully strengthen my “mind muscle” to benefit me in other areas on my life.