How to Keep Your Feet Healthy and Feeling Great All Summer

May 28, 2018

Just as you are conscientious about keeping your skin from burning and staying hydrated in the summer months, it is important not to neglect your feet. Your feet take a beating in the summer, between being in shoes all day without much chance to breathe, and going bare foot or in flip flops.

Keeping your feet on their toes is a great way to keep the rest of your body in alignment as well.

Healthy Feet Mean a Happy Body

There are many ways to keep your feet healthy. Remember, your feet work hard, so take some time to take extra care of them!

Natural foot scrub 
Take a 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil mixed with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and ½ cup of kosher salt. Mix together well. You can add more olive oil if needed. Place the scrub all over your feet, especially concentrating on the heels. Rub thoroughly for several minutes, rinsing with warm water.

Sugary sweet foot scrub 
Take ¼ cup of sugar,5 drops of eucalyptus oil, ¼ cup of almond oil, and some of your favorite moisturizer if desired. Mix together well and spread all over the feet. Do not forget in between the toes, and concentrate on the heels. Rinse thoroughly in a foot soak first and in the shower or tub thereafter.

Foot smoothie 
Mix oatmeal, olive oil, baking soda, and water together to form a paste that will give your wounded warriors a lot of moisture. Just spread the paste all over your feet, relax for 10 minutes, rinse well and pat dry. Put moisturizer and cotton socks on overnight and your feet will feel soft and smooth in the morning.

Soak Your Tootsies

Sometimes you may not be in the mood or have the time to do a foot scrub, so soaking your tired tootsies is good enough.

·       Add ½ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of Epsom salts to a basin of very warm water. Soak your feet for as long as you like. You will notice that your feet will be rejuvenated and refreshed instantly.

·       A combination of milk, warm water, and a little almond oil is perfect for soothing and moisturizing your feet.

·       Eucalyptus oil, warm water, and baking soda also make a relaxing yet invigorating foot soak.

 

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 ...


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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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