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

Posted by Yvonne Sanche on Monday, May 7, 2018, In : Massage 



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

Posted by Yvonne Sanche on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, In : Massage 

 

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

Posted by Yvonne Sanche on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, In : Massage 



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

Posted by Yvonne Sanche on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, In : Massage 

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

Posted by Yvonne Sanche on Thursday, February 8, 2018, In : Massage 



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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What kind of massage should YOU get?

Posted by Yvonne Sanche on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, In : Massage 



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

Posted by Yvonne Sanche on Thursday, November 16, 2017, In : Massage 

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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Common Health Problems: What can Massage do for YOU?

Posted by Yvonne Sanche on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, In : Massage 



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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How Often Should You Get a Massage?

Posted by Yvonne Sanche on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, In : Massage 


Every day! Well, maybe that’s not practical, even though it would be nice. This is one of the most common questions clients ask about massage therapy, and it really all depends on WHY you get massages. Do you get massages for health benefits? Or, to help you relax and handle the stress of everyday life? Most likely it’s a combination of the two, so let’s look at some of the most common reasons to get regular massages:

Relaxation & Stress Relief

One of the very best reasons to get a mass...


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Massage as a Back Pain Killer

Posted by Yvonne Sanche on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, In : Massage 



A regular massage is often considered to be a treat, rather than a necessity. Most people believe that having a massage is good for aches and pains, or can help if they’ve overdone the exercise. Not everybody realizes that massage therapy is also a powerful painkiller that can even be used to help people with back problems to reduce the amount of medication they must take.
Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain and if you’re one of the 31 million Americans who suffers ...


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Treatment Prices Are Increasing

Posted by Yvonne Sanche on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, In : Massage 



Effective 
June 1, 2017my treatment rates will increase. The cost of doing business along with the cost of living are rising, and my rates must meet these demands. This is the first rate increase I have done since being in practice in 2013, and I am now offering Fascial Stretch Treatment and Rapid Adhesion Release techniques into treatments. This increase is fair and within normal limits to what other clinics within St. Albert charge. 

The rates starting June 1, 2017, will be as follows

30 min...

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2016 YEG Fitness- Best Massage Therapist

Posted by Yvonne Sanche on Monday, January 9, 2017, In : Massage 



Recently, I was awarded 2016 YEG Fitness Best Massage Therapist. This is quite an honour as it was based on your votes, and there are hundreds of amazing therapists in the Edmonton area. Each therapist brings their own flair, making it somewhat subjective. Which of course makes voting quite difficult. We all work hard, every day. We give, we listen, all while doing physical work. This doesn’t come by easily.  There are days when we feel exhausted, sometimes burnt out, but we find ways to re...


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