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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...

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...