Why Mom needs a Massage Gift Card this Mother's Day

May 7, 2018



You love your Mom, right? You want to use Mother’s Day to show her just how much you care and appreciate everything she does for you. So, you don’t want to be giving her gifts that scream ‘no effort’- you want to put a little thought into what will make her happy.


You could just buy chocolate – but come on, she can buy that for herself. Buying your mom chocolates for Mother’s Day is nice, but not the best gift for the most important woman in your life.


Clothes? You might know she loves that pretty top in the store but do you know her size? Perhaps you could sneak into her bedroom and check out the sizes of her other tops but shopping is such an individualized thing and most brands don’t fit the same.  It’s a never ending fight sometimes.


Flowers? All women love flowers, right? They are pretty, and she’ll probably love them for a few days, but when the petals start to drop, and the blooms start to droop, they aren’t as much fun. Let’s not even go there with throwing them out when the water starts to smell…


What about an ornament? Honestly, it’s just more dusting to do and nobody wants to have to do more dusting.


Really, Mom wants to be spoiled and pampered on Mother’s Day. She also needs a break from being a mom, even for a moment. Give your Mom what she really wants – leave the flowers and chocolates in the store and invest in a gift card for her favourite massage centre. That way, she’ll be a happy Mom, a relaxed Mom, and you will get a shot at being the favourite child for a while… By Jennifer O’Neill


 

Using Essential Oils in Massage

March 20, 2018

 

Otherwise known as aromatherapy massage, a massage using essential oils is a real treat, and has many positive effects that make it a treat worth investing in.

There are two main reasons why a massage therapist may use essential oils in their treatments:

  • They smell nice – but the aroma isn’t just a pleasant addition to your treatment. Aromas are well known to trigger emotions in the part of your brain that deals with memories, which is why the smell of your mom’s cooking or your grandm...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Never Feel Guilty Getting a Massage

March 6, 2018



People everywhere, especially women, seem to feel guilty about taking time out to look after themselves. It’s OK when it’s a gym session, because that’s virtuous and ‘hard work’ – but if all we’re investing our time in is an hour or so of being relaxed beyond belief at the hands of a massage therapist, it’s as if we’re committing a deadly sin by prioritising our own wellbeing.

Well, we have news for you. Your wellbeing is important and self-care is a vital part of looking a...


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Spring 2018 Hours & Availability

February 27, 2018

To accomodate our growing client base, we have extended and adjusted our availability. See below for the new hours effective March 1, 2018.

Jennifer's Hours:
Sunday 12pm-5pm
Monday 12pm-7:30pm
Tuesday 2:30pm-7:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am-2:30pm

Yvonnes' Hours:
Tuesday 9:30am- 2:30pm
Wednesday 2:30pm- 7:30pm
Thursday 12pm-7:30pm
Friday 12pm-5pm
Every other Saturday 2pm-5:30pm

You can conveniently book your appointment online anytime. We look forward to seeing you!


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Massage vs. Stretching

February 8, 2018



Which is better Massage or Stretching?


Massage and stretching are both really helpful ways to keep your muscles relaxed, reduce tension and of course help recovery after an injury. Stretching helps to get the blood flowing to your muscles, which is great if you’ve injured yourself, or if your muscled are stiff because they’ve contracted due to inactivity.

Giving your muscles a really good stretch can stop your muscles from going into painful spasms or cramps, and stop the knots forming in...


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Strengthen Your Core

January 17, 2018
Strengthening Your Core 

Your core is your center of balance and strength for almost everything you do. 
Your core muscles are a group of muscles running down the center of your body. These include your abdominal muscles, back muscles, and your pelvis. These core muscles work together to help you maintain balance, posture and strength. 
A strong core is good for your overall health, but it’s especially important to work on strengthening this group of muscles if you suffer with any kind of lowe...

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What kind of massage should YOU get?

November 29, 2017



Sometimes it can be confusing – you know you’re stressed and everybody tells you that you need a good massage, but what type of massage should you get? There are so many options available, how do you know which one will suit you?

That’s where your friendly massage therapist comes in – if you’re not sure, just call or drop in for a chat and we can help you find the perfect technique and style for your needs. If it’s your first massage, we can put you at ease and make sure you know ...


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Getting Deep into your Fascia

November 16, 2017

You might have heard your massage therapist talking about working on your fascia and connective tissues – ever wondered what they were talking about?

Fascia is another name for the fibrous connective tissues that you have all over your body. There are three main types of fascia; superficial fascia which is mostly found in the skin, deep fascia which surrounds your muscles, bones, nerves and blood vessels; and visceral fascia which is mostly associated with the internal organs.

For massa...


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Daily Quick Stretching Routine!

October 23, 2017

Having a good stretch once or twice a day feels good and can help prevent injuries (flexible muscles can do more), improve your posture (and as a result help with back pain), increase blood and nutrients to your muscles, and help you to feel less stressed.

Here's what I do:

Spinal Stretch – lie on your back, bring your knee to your chest and then across your body. So your right knee will go over to the left side of your body. Hold this for at least 30 seconds. Then stretch the other side. 


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Common Health Problems: What can Massage do for YOU?

October 17, 2017



Massages are often sold as a purely indulgent treat that you get when you visit a spa or go on vacation, but there’s so much more to massage than just a feel good treat. Did you know that the symptoms of many health problems can be reduced and even eliminated with regular massage? 

Here are a few conditions that massage can work really well on; a few you probably know and some that may surprise you!

Stress

It’s no surprise that a regular dose of massage therapy is good for your stress lev...


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