Happy Sunday Morning,
The waiting area is the first glimpse behind the front door of our establishments. It is the bridge that spans the divide into our therapeutic treatment areas. It should honor our clients and our patients and its decor must speak to them in a welcoming voice that indicates just how much we appreciate their patronage. It should provide a hint of the special experience that is in store for them. Every element present must reinforce one very important message that they are a V.I.P (very, important person) and our guest and, as such; they can anticipate that they will be treated with the status afforded to a dignitary.
Imagine your waiting area. Does it say these things? Does it form a connection between you and your clients and patients? Do your furnishings, floor coverings, lighting fixtures, selection of color schemes, window dressings, wall art, and your accessories all support the theme you have chosen for your aesthetic facility?
Our frontline reception areas should conjure up feelings of overall restoration and personal revitalization. At the same time, they should transmit messages of safety and privacy. From the minute our clients / patients enter into our business sanctuaries they should be able to breathe a sigh of relief. They need to feel as if they have been transported from the hustle a bustle of everyday life into an awaiting oasis.
A reception area in an aesthetic treatment center needs to be a happy haven for suppressed spirits. Artistic visual elements should evoke uplifting sentiments – expressive essentials with deep enough depth capable of communicating with the souls of those we service. One of the easiest ways to do this is by tapping into nature. Wall treatments with rugged stone or wood finishes create auras that imitate outdoorsy environments in relaxed indoor settings. Skylights and fireplaces in waiting rooms with high ceilings and wood beams invite mystical possibilities for open-mouthed wonder from first time clients or patients. Arched doorways make great passageways into dreamy meaningful spaces that express the promise of life-giving warmth and aesthetic healing.
Bubbling streams of running water can make a waiting room a meditative retreat as can, relaxing music and a variety of incense fragrances. Any or all of the recommendations provided here can act as stress modifiers that can bring about harmonious balance. This is of primary importance to not only your clients or patients but anyone, including ourselves, if we have been battling stressors all day.
More on this topic to come in the future:
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