Category ‘Health and Wellness’

Massage for Stress Relief and Heart Health

Massage by a registered massage therapist can help reduce stress, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. However, before getting a massage, check with your doctor to make sure it is right for you. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada recognizes the important contribution of its sponsors....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Managing Stress

Is managing stress in 2014 top on your list?  Even though we are a couple of months in the new year, people are still looking back on the previous year to see where or how they could do better.  A new year, a new plan for a new you. ...

Health and Wellness: Top 20 Benefits of Regular Exercise

It’s a brand new year. You might have overindulged at the Holiday food table and are feeling a little sluggish and would like to do something about it. Regular exercise is a great place to start. But there must be additional benefits to spending a little less time in...