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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...

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...