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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...

Fight Back Aging – Facials

You can’t fight your heredity, but you CAN do something about the other aging factors. As you age, your skin gets thinner and dryer… and lines show more. Your skin starts to betray more of the cumulative effects of stress, exposure to sun/ wind/ cold /pollution, and the lines...

Fight Back Aging – Massage

Massage is one of the world’s oldest therapies. It feels good, improves your health and lessens the impact of aging.  And the human condition craves a healing touch. For many of us aging means joints stiffen, stress and blood pressure increase, circulation is sluggish and toxic waste accumulates. We...

Facial Massage Bliss

THE PLAINEST BEAUTY tricks are usually the best, but they tend to be obvious and overlooked. Facial massage is all of these: easy, intuitive and mostly absent from skin-care routines even though it can be a great alternative to invasive treatments like Botox. Like the rest of your body, your...

Massage Therapy: Remedy for Spasm and Strain

“Yeeoohhh!”  Were you exerting yourself, tensing muscles beyond measure and then felt something tear, rip or pull?  Was it followed by terrible pain, severe spasm in the muscle affected and a need to stop all activity immediately?  You’ve likely strained a muscle, and it’s going to take some time...

Massage Therapy: For Amateur Athletes and Weekend Warriors

From athletics in ancient Rome to the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, massage therapy has played a role in athletic performance and recovery. Whether you’re an amateur athlete or a weekend warrior, consider adding massage to help you achieve your objective. People seek massage therapy to soothe muscle spasm...

Head…Ache!

Anyone who has experienced a headache, or witness someone who has, can sympathize with the suffering endured.  At some point in their lives 90% of the population has endured headache.  For most people pain is infrequent and short-lived.  But for many, headache is chronic and recurring.  For more than...