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Hello Friends,

Tempus fugit!.... Time flies! It's Fall already with Thanksgiving just a few days away and Christmas just around the corner.  A busy time for everyone, but also a time to enjoy the things that really matter in life, family, friends and faith.

In the last couple of months we've attended two trade shows, making a grand total of four
for the year! In September we were at the Ft. Lauderdale IECSC Trade Show. In November we headed to Nashville, Tennessee for the Smart Tan Trade Show. More and more Tanning Salons are going from Salon to "Spa" by adding our SudaTonic™ Infrared Self Service Body Wrap to their menus. It was encouraging to see the high level of interest and interaction between vendors and customers at both events. I believe entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of this country and a trade show is a tiny sample of how we're all doing... and from what we saw our industry appears to be going strong!

We truly love hearing from you and how SudaTonic™ is helping your business. Recently a long time client was asking about new techniques for applying the creams. She hasn't attended our SudaTonic™ hands on training conferences in the past and she really wants to utilize her Infrared System to it's fullest potential and increase her earnings.  So, as a reminder to one and all, even though we didn't have a SudaTonic™ Conference this year, you are always welcome to sign up for the Hands On Training and Certification Course, here at our Headquarters in Henderson. Call 702-724-9898 for details. We're flexible and can accommodate almost any schedule with some advanced notice.

We have some exciting articles in our Fall edition of the newsletter from Donna Dodier, and Christine Wokowsky. Both of these ladies have a wealth of knowledge about health, nutrition and infrared!

Donna Dodier is a licensed esthetician in New England and Florida, and she works with Sudatonic™ USA as an Educator/Lecturer/Trainer. Donna often says "Knowledge is power and profit" you have to understand your treatments fully and be able to communicate this to your client in a way that they understand. A frequent guest on Health Talk Radio, Donna shares her 20 years of researching alternatives and holistic medicine for animals and humans. She frequently lectures on woman's health issues, and anti-aging through esthetics and nutrition.

Donna's article below on "Confidence In Your Treatment is Key", is a must read for every SudaTonic™ owner, whether you are just starting out, or your an old pro!

This Tuesday, November 26, you can listen to Donna live from 4 - 5pm EST on, or on She will be discussing how the wellness/spa/massage industries have embraced infrared treatments because it effects so many levels of health, wellness and. . . just plain feeling good!  Donna's experience within the industry has verified to her that the SudaTonic™ Infrared System's look good feel good service will create a demand in your business.  It's a multi faceted treatment wrapped into one!  If you miss the show or would like to hear it again, we'll make the archive of the show available for you on SudaTonic's Facebook page.

Christine Wokowsky is a chef turned nutritionist.  After spending much of her adult years as a chef running restaurants, catering companies and personal chef services Christine decided it was time to stoke a new fire to an old flame: nutrition.  As a graduate of Huntington College of Health Sciences with a degree in Comprehensive Nutrition Christine has utilized her knowledge and passion for nutrition to work for over 4 years with a well respected Board Certified Integrative Doctor in Las Vegas, assisting his patients with their nutritional needs. Utilizing food as a tool of healing she has cooked for chronically sick people, bringing them into a new realm of healing from cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, severe food allergies, weight management, cardiovascular disease and many other ailments.

Christine's motto: "To ensure good health: eat lightly,  breath deeply,  run swiftly,  live moderately,  cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in matters that are not of this world."  Visiting her website and blog,, will give you a hint of her talents and her article in our newsletter on "How to Reduce Stress During The Holiday Season", is one you will want to print out and keep handy all year!

Last but not least... a big thank you to all who have registered and have placed orders through our on-line "Spa & Wellness" and on-line "Tan/Self Serve" stores!  

All of us at SudaTonic™ USA would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and holiday season. Be safe and make memories!

Talk to you soon,

Sofia Higgins
Founder/Managing Director
Sudatonic™ USA, LLC
Office:  702-724-9898



What do Ft. Lauderdale, Florida &
Nashville, Tennesee have in common?

Trade Shows!!!
Where we were able to meet with many of you for the first time!


Donna Dodier
Licensed Esthetician, Educator, Lecturer, Trainer   

Confidence in Your Treatment is Key

"If you think you can, or your think you can't. You're right

                                                                                                   -Henry Ford


Ahhhh, the power of the mind. Many of you reading this are already successful SudaTonic™ elves scurrying around and cannot keep up with the demand of your clients, then, some of you are right on the brink of getting started, some of you may be waxing and waning not really believing this treatment does anything, and there are a select few that just did not get the "wow" factor, and neither did their staff or clients after introducing the treatment. There is reason for all of the above. Confidence or the lack there of.


The difference between success and failure from one business to another or one therapist to another can really just be the difference between self-education, attitude, knowledge, marketing skills, location, staff professionalism, and most of all the level of confidence in oneself and the services they offer. This is the key ingredient of growth and success. The lack of it in any area creates question in oneself which is often times followed by failure.


"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."Norman Vincent Peale



Confidence in SudaTonic™

The worst mistakes any newly crowned SudaTonic™ owner can make is believing they know exactly what to do without fully reading the material, watching the DVDs and understanding the service. The other is not reaching out to any of our staff for help or questions you may have. You know the ol' "I am not stopping to ask for directions thing" Please embrace the training and customer support we provide. Your success is our success.



-Understand the Treatment. Understand what it can and cannot do. Understand it's    


-Do let clients know of all the health benefits this infrared treatment gives both physically

  and mentally.

-Do educate clients on how everyone is an individual and will have individual responses.

-Do re-enforce the importance of pre and post treatment guidelines.

-Make comfort a key goal during treatment for each client.

-Practice the treatment until you are confident on how to execute the service.

-Educate yourself on the technology used - in this case, infrared.

-If you have staff, practice on them. Each member should experience your new service.

-Do read our therapist and client testimonials, come to our trainings, get our newsletters,  

  . . . be involved!

-Under Promise and over Deliver. . . ALWAYS have a client consultation and fill out  

  consent health form.


Actions that will hurt your business-


-Making false promises to a client about weight loss and fat loss (This is a Progressive NOT Aggressive Treatment)

-Offering treatments BEFORE you are ready is counterproductive. Learn It, Know it, then   

 Sell it

-Letting front desk/reception market or pre-qualify without being knowledgeable

-Letting a staff member give a treatment who is under trained

-Allowing a client to dictate and run the show. They must sign forms and follow instructions

-Allowing a client to talk you into letting them have a treatment even if they do not  


-Recreating the treatment without the creams, using other substandard products (Can cause   

  rashes or ruin the surface of our system)


The SudaTonic™ treatment was developed so that the infrared thermal heat along with our uniquely formulated sudation creams, work synergistically to eliminate excess fat and flush the body of toxins.

Years of research went into the creation and development of our four specialized creams. . . an arduous and expensive process. We knew our clients did not want artificial or "mystery" ingredients, so we found an American FDA approved lab who worked with us through many trial formulations and testings. Our final four SudaTone Creams are a delicate balance of all pure and natural ingredients which have been issued the USP Verified Mark for the highest quality (food grade), and most comprehensive verification of pharmaceutical substances and manufacturing controls on the market.  It assures the ingredient chemistry is of consistent quality, purity and potency.

SudaTone Cream formulations of essential oils and other natural ingredients, work along with the infrared heat and the body's process of sweating to break down and eliminate the body's stores of fat and toxins.  We strongly recommend using only SudaTone Creams for a Signature SudaTonic™ Treatment. Other formulations used with our Infrared System may cause complications such as dermatitis, rash or burns. They could also have a caustic effect on the vinyl linings. Our products when used as directed are pure, safe, natural and effective. One side note... because our creams are formulated with natural essential oils and other aromatic compounds, your clients will feel clean, relaxed and refreshed after each treatment!

Confidence is a Stance of Knowing, Believing and Trusting in Oneself. It is contagious and creates Knowledge, Belief and Trust outward to one another. -Unknown
If you need help with troubleshooting or need ideas to re-jump start your SudaTonic™ business, please feel free to contact me. This is the time of year that is OPTIMAL for introducing SudaTonic™ treatments to your spa menu. WHY? People are stressed, over indulging in their eating and drinking habits, gaining weight, full of the culprits like sugar, carbs, salt and plenty of toxins not to mention their plans for an after holiday tropical escape that most definitely involves being in bathing suits!
Remember always that you must love what you do and do what you love. When you are confident, you are in charge, and when you are confident you believe in who you are and what you do.

D o n n a R. D o d i e r
Esthetician, Educator, Consultant

Q u a s a r B i o T e c h I n c.
C l e a r R a y z
Award Winning Pioneers In Retail Light Therapy

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Christine Wokowsky 

Okay, so we're getting into a very stressful time of year from now until after New Year's. For all the obvious reasons we want to reduce this as much as possible. Here are some excellent, time-tested alternatives to stress and botanicals to aid with stress.



If you have a jittery moment, a cuppa chamomile tea might help calm you down. Some compounds in chamomile (Matricaria recutita) bind to the same brain receptors as drugs like Valium.

You can also take it as a supplement, typically standardized to contain 1.2 percent apigenin (an active ingredient), along with dried chamomile flowers. In one study at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, in Philadelphia, patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) who took chamomile supplements for eight weeks had a significant decrease in anxiety symptoms compared to patients taking placebo.


L-theanine (or green tea)

They say Japanese Buddhist monks could meditate for hours, both alert and relaxed. One reason may have been an amino acid in their green tea called L-theanine, says Mark Blumenthal, of the American Botanical Council.


Research shows that L-theanine helps curb a rising heart rate and blood pressure, and a few small human studies have found that it reduces anxiety. In one study, anxiety-prone subjects were calmer and more focused during a test if they took 200 milligrams of L-theanine beforehand. You can get that much L-theanine from green tea, but you'll have to drink many cups-as few as five, as many as 20.



Some herbal supplements reduce anxiety without making you sleepy (such as L-theanine), while others are sedatives. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is squarely in the second category. It is a sleep aid, for insomnia. It contains sedative compounds; the German government has approved it as a treatment for sleep problems.


Valerian smells kind of nasty, so most people take it as a capsule or tincture, rather than a tea. If you want to try it, take it in the evening-not before you go to work! Valerian is often combined with other sedative herbs such as hops, chamomile, and lemon balm.


Lemon balm

Named after the Greek word for "honey bee," lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), has been used at least since the Middle Ages to reduce stress and anxiety, and help with sleep. In one study of healthy volunteers, those who took standardized lemon balm extracts (600 mg) were more calm and alert than those who took a placebo.


While it's generally safe, be aware that some studies have found that taking too much can actually make you more anxious. So follow directions and start with the smallest dose. Lemon balm is sold as a tea, capsule, and tincture. It's often combined with other calming herbs such as hops, chamomile, and valerian.



Exercise is safe, good for the brain, and a powerful antidote to depression and anxiety, both immediately and in the long term. "If you exercise on a regular basis, you'll have more self-esteem and feel healthier," says Dr. Drew Ramsey, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University.

"One of the major causes of anxiety is worrying about illness and health, and that dissipates when you are fit."


The 21-minute cure

Twenty-one minutes: That's about how long it takes for exercise to reliably reduce anxiety, studies show, give or take a minute. "If you're really anxious and you hop on a treadmill, you will feel calmer after the workout," Ramsey says.


"I generally ask my patients to spend 20 to 30 minutes in an activity that gets their heart rate up, whether it's a treadmill or elliptical or stair stepping-anything you like. If you rowed in college, get back to rowing. If you don't exercise, start taking brisk walks."



In spite of the name, this herb won't help you in love. It's a sedative; the German government has approved it for nervous restlessness. Some studies find that it can reduce symptoms of anxiety as effectively as prescription drugs. It's often used for insomnia.


Like other sedatives, it can cause sleepiness and drowsiness, so don't take it-or valerian, hops, kava, lemon balm, or other sedative herbs-when you are also taking a prescription sedative. Be careful about using more than one sedative herb at a time, and don't take passionflower for longer than one month at a time.



The intoxicating (but safe) aroma of lavender (Lavandula hybrida) may be an "emotional" anti-inflammatory. In one study, Greek dental patients were less anxious if the waiting room was scented with lavender oil. In a Florida study, students who inhaled lavender oil scent before an exam has less anxiety-although some students said it made their minds "fuzzy" during the test.


In one German study, a specially formulated lavender pill (not available in the U.S.) was shown to reduce anxiety symptoms in people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) as effectively as lorazepam (brand name: Ativan), an anti-anxiety medication in the same class as Valium.


Hold your breath!

Ok, let it out now. We're not recommending that you turn blue, but yoga breathing has been shown to be effective in lowering stress and anxiety. In his bestselling 2011 book Spontaneous Happiness, Dr. Andrew Weil introduced a classic yoga breathing technique he calls the 4-7-8 breath.


One reason it works is that you can't breathe deeply and be anxious at the same time. To do the 4-7-8 breath, exhale completely through your mouth, and then inhale through your nose for a count of four. Hold your breath for a count of seven. Now let it out slowly through your mouth for a count of eight. Repeat at least twice a day.


Eat something, quick

Almost universally, people get more anxious and irritable when they are hungry. When you get an anxiety attack, it may mean your blood sugar is dropping. The best thing to do is to have a quick sustaining snack, like a handful of walnuts, or a piece of dark chocolate, along with a glass of water or a nice cup of hot tea."


In the long term, diet is key to reducing anxiety. Eat a whole-foods, plant-based diet with carefully selected meat and seafood, plenty of leafy greens (such as kale) to get folate, and a wide variety of phytonutrients to help reduce anxiety.


Eat breakfast

Stop starving yourself. Many people with anxiety disorders skip breakfast. I recommend that people eat things like eggs, which are a satiating and filling protein, and are nature's top source of choline. Low levels of choline are associated with increased anxiety."


Eat omega-3s

You know fish oils are good for the heart, and perhaps they protect against depression. Add anxiety to the list. In one study, students who took 2.5 milligrams a day of mixed omega-3 fatty acids for 12 weeks had less anxiety before an exam than students taking placebo.

Experts generally recommend that you get your omega-3s from food whenever possible. Oily, cold-water fishes like salmon are the best sources of the fatty acids; a six-ounce piece of grilled wild salmon contains about 3.75 grams. Other good choices: anchovies, sardines, and mussels.


Stop catastrophizing

When you're attacked by anxiety, it's easy to get into a mindset known as "catastrophic thinking" or "catastrophizing." Your mind goes to the bad terrible really horrible just unbearable things and what if they really do happen? STOP! Take a few deep breaths, walk around the block, and consider the real probability that this problem will really spin out into catastrophe. How likely is it that you'll lose your job, never talk to your sister again, go bankrupt?


Get hot

Ever wonder why you feel so relaxed after a spell in the sauna or a steam room? Heating up your body reduces muscle tension and anxiety, research finds. Sensations of warmth may alter neural circuits that control mood, including those that affect the neurotransmitter serotonin. Warming up may be one of the ways that exercise-not to mention curling up by a fire with a cozy cup of tea-boosts mood.


As one group of researchers put it, "Whether lying on the beach in the midday sun on a Caribbean island, grabbing a few minutes in the sauna or spa after work, or sitting in a hot bath or Jacuzzi in the evening, we often associate feeling warm with a sense of relaxation and well-being." So if you don't have one for yourself already, call Barbara and get a Saunette. You will never regret it!


Take a 'forest bath'

The Japanese call it Shinrin-yoku, literally "forest bath." You and I know it as a walk in the woods. Japanese researchers measured body changes in people who walked for about 20 minutes in a beautiful forest, with the woodsy smells and the sounds of a running stream. The forest bathers had lower stress hormone levels after their walk than they did after a comparable walk in an urban area. Okay, so not many of us live by a forest, there are plenty of simulated dvd's and music with the sound of whispering pines and babbling brooks - it's amazing how that can bring on the same "forest bath!"


Learn mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness meditation, originally a Buddhist practice but now a mainstream therapy, is particularly effective in treating anxiety, The act of practicing mindful awareness allows one to experience the true essence of each moment as it really occurs, rather than what is expected or feared. How to begin? You can start by simply "paying attention to the present moment, intentionally, with curiosity, and with an effort to attend non-judgmentally.


Breath and question

To stay mindful, ask yourself simple questions while practicing breathing exercises. Sit in a comfortable place, close your eyes, and focus on how your breath feels coming in and out of your body. Now ask yourself silent questions while focusing on the breath."

What is the temperature of the air as it enters your nose? How does your breath feel different as it leaves your body? How does the air feel as it fills your lungs?


Give yourself credit

Are you having anxious thoughts? Congratulations. You're aware of your emotional state, and that awareness is the first step in reducing anxiety.

Remember to give yourself credit for being aware that you are having anxious thoughts, and probably body changes. This is truly a skill of mindfulness that must be learned, and is essential in making the next steps of intervening through strategies such as positive self-talk, cognitive reframing, or the use of mindfulness or relaxation strategies.


If you are interested in a more in-depth and comprehensive program, or desire assistance in any area of nutrition or well-being, please give Christine a call at 702-724-9898.  To read more by Christine, go to   

Christine Wokowsky
Nutritionist, Wellness Coach
Bus: 702-724-9898
Fax: 702-856-3264

"To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in matters that are not of this world."


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Preserve Lines of Credit & Keep Short-Term Funds Free

Source: Paramount Press

A client's story of why they chose leasing a technology upgrade instead of buying.

"A moderate-sized advertising firm, based in San Francisco, wanted to upgrade its servers and computer systems. The company was successful and profitable, but considered the technology upgrade a sizeable expense. Therefore, the company's CFO, George Thompson, wanted to explore options that would allow the upgrade without reaping havoc with their working capital or existing lines of credit. Thompson commented, "Faced with an expense of $75,000, we would have had to use our existing credit line as well as a significant amount of our cash for the purchase. Our business fluctuates very rapidly and thus we hate to tie up short-term funds for long-term assets. Our line of credit helps us stabilize payroll and accounts payable, thus maintaining our quality business credit."


The advertising firm decided instead to lease the new technology through Paramount Financial, of Phoenix, AZ ( The firm's cost-benefit evaluation focused on a key comparison: What would be the overall cost of purchasing the computers? The firm factored in terms such as credit-line interest, depreciation-driven tax write-offs and the type of liens that may be placed on their personal or business assets.


The firm also took into consideration the intangibles, such as the ease of doing business. Thompson stated, "Not only did Paramount manage the equipment order, freeing up valuable time for my IT staff, but the lease structure itself also preserved our ability to borrow from our bank for other corporate needs. Leasing ultimately cost the same amount over time," said Thompson, "but it didn't tie up capital or require us to put up any additional assets for collateral other than the computer systems," which made leasing far more advantageous and appealing.


According to David Musselmann, president of Paramount Financial, "leasing is a great vehicle for the acquisition of most any capital equipment need. We assist most industries with their technology, heavy machinery, office furniture, vehicle or software needs, even if the cost is as little as $5,000. Leases traditionally cover 12 to 60 month periods and cover 100% of the equipment cost needed. More importantly, leasing accelerates tax benefits into a shorter period of time (compared to traditional bank financing or cash purchases) which frequently benefits our clients from a tax perspective."


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Donna Dodier
Licensed Esthetician, Educator, Lecturer, Trainer


Donna Dodier
Licensed Esthetician, Educator, Lecturer, Trainer   

Now Is The Time To Prepare For  

Cold and Flu Season

 by Donna Dodier

Now is the time to prep for a possible debilitating cold or flu. An individual keeping their immune system primed will fight off colds and flu better with fewer effects than the person who eats poorly. Sugar, excess carbs, processed foods and alcohol weaken the immune system; mix this in with all the hugging and closeness this time of year and it's a ticking time bomb. Try to juice more, eat more fruits and vegetable and less processed foods. Wash hands and keep hand sanitizers in the car, at your desk, by front door, at kitchen counter and in bathrooms. Stay away from dairy when sick as it manufactures excess mucous and phlegm which harbors bacteria. Read latest article from Life Extension on the flu:  


A list of items for the home: Lemon, Peppermint or ginger tea, pain relievers, chicken broths and unprocessed soups, pedialyte for hydration, oregano oil from GNC or whole foods, Manuka Honey Medical honey from Whole Foods or online, humidifier, doctors numbers and urgent care numbers handy. Oregano Oil has many health benefits for bacterial and viral infections. Keep immune system primed by taking a few drops a day during cold season. At the sign of sore throat or malaise 4-6 drops of oregano oil under tongue, repeat process every 6 hours. If you are congested, open bottle and breathe in vapors or place 6 drops in boiling water placing a towel over the water and breath in through nose and mouth (the vapors will go into nasal and lung area to help kill the bugs (and help you breath better)!   Read about this anti bacterial anti fungal powerhouse:


Manuka Honey is used in medical universities on burn victim's wounds, also can kill staph, and it can be used on cuts and abrasions. It tastes great, heals the throat, even soothes and treats ulcers and heartburn fire in the esophagus. Expensive but worth the healing properties which are greater than traditional honey. Why? The bees collect pollen from Tea Trees, and we know how healing Tea Tree is:  


Donna's Congestion Remedy

Juice of lemon

teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper

1 teaspoon honey

1 Mug Hot Water


Mix and sip through the day. The cayenne will decongest and create opening of bronchial tubes and dilate nasal passages, honey is soothing and lemon cleanses liver.

Be careful of overusing acetaminophen - Brand name Known as Tylenol. This time of year is the highest incidence of liver damage. Example: You take Tylenol for fever, then take a cold and flu remedy that also has the acetaminophen and you have taxed your liver. Do not take Tylenol when you get home from drinking alcohol to prevent a hangover because the alcohol is still in your system and the mix can be deadly. Be wise when taking over the counter medicines this holiday season and always. This article will educate you on this topic:


My article above simply mentions preventative measures and comfort for the symptoms associated with uncomplicated colds and flu. It by no means takes the place of medical advice. Always seek the advice of your medical provider for a proper diagnosis.

Be Well, Stay Happy, Love in Abundance 

Donna Dodier
Licensed Esthetician, Educator, Trainer, Writer
Q u a s a r B i o T e c h I n c.
C l e a r R a y z
Award Winning Pioneers In Retail Light Therapy

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'Til Next Time... C'est Fini!