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Beautiful Skin! No Sweat!

Sweating is a natural and essential bodily function. It happens when the weather is hot, or when you’re hot because you’re enjoying healthful pursuits like exercise and the sauna. But sweat can also wreak havoc on your complexion, especially in the summer when it’s hard to avoid the heat...

Workplace Stress, Worker Health and the Bottom Line

Stress happens when we feel a physical, mental or emotional response to something. Stress can result from any area of our life, personal or professional. Some stress is okay, and can be beneficial because it can give you the energy and motivation to rise to the challenge. “Workplace stress”...

Top 7 Healthiest Foods for Skin Care

Skin care does not stop with what you put on your skin; it is also just as important what you put in your body! If you’re investing the money and time for professional facials, high-quality skin care products, and a home-care regimen, protect that investment by eating right. Eat...

The Importance of Hydrating Before and After Massage

We all know water is good for us. It’s the foundation of life. We may survive weeks without food, but can only survive days without water. Every single one of the trillions of cells in our body needs water. It’s in our blood, helps our bodies digest food, cushions...

How to Prolong the Self-Care Benefits of Massage Therapy

You come to Hand & Stone for an amazing massage. The environment, professionalism, and friendliness make your experience outstanding. You feel relaxed, refreshed, and soothed when you’re on the table. You go home – and then what? Don’t you wish you could keep those great feelings with you after...

DIY Facial Massage Tips

Do you hold stress in your face? Most of us do. Whether it’s a furrowed brow, worry lines, pursed lips or a clenched jaw, all of these unconscious responses can affect the health and appearance of your skin. Just as full-body massage helps de-stress the body and work out...

The Effects of Stress on Skin

You already know how stress affects your skin. Stress can worsen many skin conditions. The Mayo Clinic recommends stress management as one of these five tips for healthy skin, and they note that conditions like acne, eczema, itching, hives, and even hair loss can get a lot worse in...

Massage for Stress Relief and Heart Health

Massage by a registered massage therapist can help reduce stress, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. However, before getting a massage, check with your doctor to make sure it is right for you. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada recognizes the important contribution of its sponsors....

What is a Registered Massage Therapist?

Have you ever wondered what the letters RMT mean, and why you would choose a registered massage therapist over an unregulated professional? Section 3 of the Massage Therapy Act, 1991 states: “The practice of Massage Therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and...

Exfoliation

Exfoliation While young healthy skin cells regenerate every 27 days, that cycle slows as we age. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, increasing cell turnover. This helps reveal the new skin beneath, giving you a more radiant complexion. As well, your skin...