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Different Types of Massage

Below find the different types of Massage Therapy Available – this is often to referred to  Massage Modalities. Deep Tissue Deep tissue massage focuses on realigning the deeper layers of muscles within the body. It’s mainly used for chronic conditions. The techniques are the same as Swedish massage but the...

Top 10 Correctable Skin Care Mistakes

Male or female, we can all do a little more to help our side on the skin care front. Here are 10 of the top, correctable, skin care mistakes that I’ve experienced in dealing with clients. Heed where applicable. Not knowing your skin
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Stretching & Exercise…. How important is it?

Ninety five percent (95%) of the time at the end of my treatment I demonstrate one or two relevant exercises and/or stretches to my clients.  Five percent (5%) of the clients actually do them. The reason why it takes so long for people to recover from injuries is because...

How well do you know your skin care products?

Did you know that there are some commonly used skin care products that may be classified as over the counter drugs, and as such are subject to an expiry date? According to Health Canada, a drug may include a substance used in the treatment or prevention of a disease....

Some Self Care Massage Tips

There are several ways to incorporate self-massage at home for you and for someone else.  Here are a few simple tips that I recommend for many of my patients. When doing massage on yourself or on someone else, try to remember not to overuse your thumbs.  Your thumb muscles...

Achieve that Beautiful Fresh Glow

Springtime is the perfect time of year to treat your skin to achieve that beautiful fresh glow that you want to reveal during the spring/summer months. During the winter months our skin builds up a layer of dry, dead skin cells that are in need of rejuvenation, exfoliation and...

6 Ways to Prevent Winter Skin Damage

Harsh weather can strip the skin, exacerbating dehydration and sensitivity. Keep your skin comfortable with these expert tips! 1. Avoid further stripping. Use a creamy, soap-free cleanser. 2. Don’t over bathe or use hot water. It can irritate skin. 3. Use products with Hyaluronic Acid.It holds 1,000 times its...

Teen Challenge: Acneic Skin and Hydration

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) reports that acne is by far the most common skin complaint amongst those in the 12 to 17 age bracket, affecting all at least occasionally. Being prepared to treat teenage clients with acne is high on our radar as Professional Skin Therapists. We are well...

Study Shows Massage Therapy is Cost-Effective

VANCOUVER, July 31, 2015 – A recent study has shown what RMTs have often thought was true: massage therapy is a cost-effective therapy that directly improves quality of life measures. In the study entitled Analysis of Provider Specialties in the Treatment of Patients with Clinically Diagnosed Back and Joint Problems (Wilson FA,...

Finding Balance at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa Burlington

“From the moment I arrived I felt instantly relaxed.  The atmosphere is very calming and the staff were friendly and courteous.  I’ve been greeted before at other spas where I’ve felt rushed, and almost like an annoyance to the front counter staff, but Hand & Stone was different.  I was...