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Neglected Areas

There are many body parts that people neglect during massage therapy because they are embarrassed, uncomfortable or feel it is not necessary to have addressed. What are they? The abdomen and inner thigh tissues.   The abdomen encompasses the entire digestive system along with other major organs.  Even just...

How long should a massage be?

How long should a massage be? Typically massage therapy should be at least 50 minutes to one hour for a general full body treatment to be effective.  Some establishments offer forty-five and fifty minute sessions.  A good therapist can get what needs to be addressed treated, but in my...

Frozen Shoulder

Massage Therapy for Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) Lately I have had several clients that presented with different levels of adhesive capsulitis, from mild to severe. Adhesive capsulitis is a condition characterized by stiffness, pain and decreased range of motion in the shoulder joint. Symptoms typically begin gradually and tend...

FAQs for your Massage Therapist

Questions that you might be embarrassed to ask your Massage Therapist Whether you are booking an appointment for therapeutic reasons or just for some pampering, a massage can have many healthy advantages.  You may have heard all the benefits of what a massage can offer but booking your first massage...

Pregnancy & Massage Therapy

Pregnancy  & Massage Therapy: Early prenatal care is essential in a pregnancy, along with regular doctor visits, massage therapy can play a big role during a pregnancy. If a women is planning to become pregnant, it is recommended that she build her health and strength up for as much...

Regular Massage Has Many Benefits

A massage, performed by a registered massage therapist (RMT), will reduce stress leaving you feeling relaxed and refreshed. A relaxing, professional massage can accommodate your individual needs. A Hand & Stone massage combines a number of techniques that will soothe and recharge you. All massages are performed by a...

Did you know

Did you know that your Ontario trained Massage Therapist are one of the most extensively trained body workers in the entire world?   In order to practice Massage Therapy here in Ontario a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) must complete a minimum 2200 hours (two to three years) training program...

Massage Etiquette

Massage Etiquette – Do’s & Dont’s This article is just a general outline of what you should know before you go for your massage and will give you some ideas of what to do and what not to do. First off – do not refer to you massage therapist...

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...