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Couple’s Massage

The Couple’s Massage can be a great escape for you & your loved one! You may have noticed that Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa offers Couple’s Massage as one of their treatment options. At each of the Hand & Stone’s, we have a larger room available that...

Why Aromatherapy?

Why Aromatherapy? By choosing Aromatherapy you can enhance your treatment with the help of essential oils You may have noticed here at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa that we offer Aromatherapy and that there are three distinct scents to choose, Eucalyptus, Lavender and Peppermint.  You may ask...

Communicating With Your RMT

Communicating with your RMT before,  during or after your massage appointment is important to ensure you have the best massage experience possible It has been close to 20 years now that I have been providing the best quality care of massage therapy to my clients.  I have realized that...

Optimize Your Massage Experience

I am taking the liberty to explain to all of you some tips on how to optimize your massage experience. There have been numerous cases in my career, as an RMT, where I have treated clients who are unsure on how to receive the treatment. If you are unsure...

Treatment Time

There has been some confusion that has been an on going subject about when your treatment time actually begins and ends.  This has been a long time misunderstood issue that has been debated for years. This article is to clarify this topic. Your session starts at the time it...

Exfoliation Decoded

Exfoliation is one of the best steps that we can incorporate in our skin care regimen, as it may be used to treat a myriad of skin concerns including, but not limited to, acne, pigmentation, dehydration/ flakiness, and of course aging skin. So what is exfoliation? It is process of...

RMT, Registered Massage Therapist

Massage therapy is a regulated profession in Ontario which is managed by the College Of Massage Therapists Of Ontario. RMT stands for Registered Massage Therapist and is the qualification required to practice massage therapy in the Province Of Ontario. Follow the link above to learn all the details about...

Boosting the Effectiveness of your Sunscreen

Get layering and start boosting the effectiveness of your sunscreen! A teaspoonful of a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 is said to guard against 97 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. However, if your concern is to guard against UV damage as well as the various other associated effects of the...

Massage Therapy Complements Con’t

Below please find complementary modalities to massage therapy: Hydrotherapy is a type of alternative medicine that uses water in one shape or form to achieve pain relief, detoxification or a treatment aid.  Always remember that heat is used for chronic conditions and cold is used for acute conditions. Hot/Cold...

Massage Therapy Complements

Modalities that Complement Massage Therapy For the purposes of this blog I will only be defining a few of the most popular types of stretching and hydrotherapy modalities to complement massage therapy. There are several other types of advanced stretching and hydrotherapy modalities that are used by healthcare professionals...