Body Treatments to Know: Microcurrent


When talking about spa treatments, most people think of facials and massage and often overlook all the other types of treatments that can be done on the body. Everything from laser resurfacing treatments to body-contouring is becoming increasingly popular in the spa industry.


In this post we’ll be taking a look at a popular body treatment, microcurrent! Although this treatment has been around awhile, it's still one of the top treatments to learn before venturing out and starting your career.


A quick breakdown: microcurrents stimulate and train muscles to go up, instead of down, with upward movement to create a more sculpted look. “Microcurrent machines in facial aesthetic applications are used to ‘work out’ the muscles of the face, stimulate collagen, and tighten skin appearance,” says Graceanne Svendsen, LE, CME, licensed aesthetician.


To see real results with microcurrent more is more. The effects of microcurrent are immediate and cumulative. Clients go through a series of treatments followed by regular maintenance to keep a more youthful appearance. Each time a treatment is performed the results are more long lasting, meaning your client will want to come back more often.

Typically used for cellulite on the thighs, buttocks or legs, microcurrent also has efficacy for areas of stubborn fat on the stomach, abdomen or under the arms. Another attractive feature of microcurrent is downtime – the treatment has no downtime and clients can return to normal life immediately after the procedure is done.


Although microcurrent is usually taught in facial programs, the CIDESCO Beauty Therapy program prepares students to work in spas and perform body treatments like microcurrent. If you’re looking to enter the spa industry and perform more unique treatments, then this is the path for you!


Learn more about the CIDESCO program here!