Why a Registered Massage Therapist?

Greetings from the Solarium at Sunrise Wellness Spa.

What is the importance of going to a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)?

An RMT has completed two years of massage therapy school and has passed the Board Exams of the Massage Therapy Association of Saskatchewan (MTAS).

The Provinces have worked hard to develop a high standard of massage education nationally. They have worked diligently with Insurance Companies, WCB and SGI to comply to the highest standard of massage education in Canada.

The Board exams are another safe guard of quality treatment you will receive.

When a therapist has passed the written and practical Board exam, the therapist then receives designation of RMT and you as a client will then be able to be reimbursed by the many insurance companies that cover massage therapy as well as WCB and SGI.

To maintain the designation of RMT the therapist must earn 40 credits through continuing education over a window of 3 years. MTAS has approved many courses that one can choose from to upgrade and accumulate more tools for their tool kit, thus having a wide choice of methods to choose from when providing a massage treatment.

The Associations have worked with insurance companies and Blue Cross to assure them that the clients are receiving professional quality treatment for their accident injury and or health issues.

MTAS members must carry liability insurance as well.

I am passionate about continuing education and have travelled far and wide to take many courses that I was attracted to. It is so exciting and rewarding to learn in order to give you the most effective treatment.

Gift Cards cannot be reimbursed through any insurance company or Blue Cross.

Check the designation of your massage therapist. Ask to see their certificate from MTAS.

Thanks For Reading!

Geraldine Barrett

 

 

How to Stay Healthy Start With Your Skin Here at the Sunrise Wellness Spa!

How to Stay Healthy? You Start with Your Skin!

 Our skin is the largest organ of our body and the fastest growing. It needs to be clean and free of dead skin cells to function at its best. Our skin weighs 16% of our body weight; approximately 8lbs. It covers 22 Sq Ft. Your skin cells go through a 28 day cycle and as you age the cell regeneration process slows down to approximately 37 days.

There is no other organ that is more actively engaged in discharging impurities from the body than the skin; it is a close relative with the lungs and kidneys.

I introduced dry brushing into the spa and added it on our spa menu to give a natural choice to skin health.

In the beginning I had skin brushing as a stand-alone treatment that was offered in Europe. We have now added the Dry Brushing treatment to all of our Detoxing Body Treatments because of the amazing health benefits that it has.

Dry Brushing Health Benefits Are:

  • sloughs off dead skin cells that may cause skin irritation and health issues over time if not dealt with
  • encourages skin cell renewal and helps skin pore functions- sweat and oil glands
  • enhance blood circulation
  • lymphatic drainage
  • alleviate the fibrous nodules around fat cells, which is what we call cellulite. it forms do vein and lymph congestion.
  • strengthens the Bioenergy System- vital chi flow is essential to prevention and the cure of diseases.

Bruce Berkowsky, N.MD developed the Vital Chi Skin Brushing system that stimulates the lymphatic system and calms down the nervous system.  This is the system that we use and the direction in which you brush is very important.

I was first introduced to Dry Brushing when I took my training for Body Treatments by my German teacher… I have experienced this treatment many times since then. I found that it helped to relax and take the stress load off the nervous system and my psoriasis was much calmer as well. It is a treatment that I will continually do for myself as well as for my clients.

We do European Mud Wraps to detox your body to bring renewed balance. Fall is a great time of the year to get a Body Wrap. The Dry Brushing sloughs off all the dead or damaged skin cells from the summer sun and the rich nutrients of the Moor Mud will hydrate, heal and replenish so you have happy, healthy, glowing skin! Our skin is our largest organ and it needs a little TLC so we can age gracefully.

Call and Book today!!! 306 228 2808!!

Geraldine Barrett

 

My Passion

My Passion, My Vision, My Dream of a European Spa

I have a passion for natural wellness. I believe in living a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle.

After providing and completing 20 years of service in Massage Therapy to the community of Unity. I had the desire to add more value to my services.

I pursued Massage Therapy as a career because of all the help I received 38 years ago. I was so grateful and I wanted to help half as many people as the late Grace Thain from Mid Night Lake had helped over the span of 40 years. I believed I would and have provided a great service to Unity and District.

Once again I was faced with psoriasis and checked out all the options for treatment, there was little out there for me to choose from. Through research I found European Spas offered natural treatments for psoriasis. Twenty years ago there was no training in Saskatchewan so I ventured to acquire the training that I needed.

I went to Raleigh, South Carolina, and Minneapolis to get and understand developing a Spa. I had a number of plans and dreams were grandiose. I continued pursuing training for spa services. I then traveled to Oakland, California to learn about body wraps and different kinds of mud and how to wrap. There is an art to this.

I journeyed to Las Vegas to the ISPA (International Spa Association) and there I gained many contacts and was overwhelmed with all the choices one had to make regarding products from all over the world! Here I connected with a company call Moor, which offers the most amazing mud that I still use in the Spa today.

My next journey was to Santa Fe, New Mexico where a German couple came to teach the Kniepe method of spa treatments. It was fascinating and exciting to learn all the health benefits that could be addressed through the use of Hot and Cold Water Treatments under high pressure. Learning that all showers and baths should end with ice cold water for great health benefits.

Other amazing body treatments that I learned about and continue to provide at the Spa:

  • Body Brushing using natural bristle brushes
  • Body Wraps using linen material, European muds, peat and seaweed from all over the world and from different depths of the oceans
  • Hydrotherapy using the Kniepe Method

These body treatments will help with different skin problems, calm nervous system reducing stress load on body, reduce swelling from legs, detoxify and re-energize the body.

This in not magic or an overnight quick fix, it take time. To restore for body and to address any ailments the body has it take time. We suggest doing 6 consecutive treatments as well as setting up a specific home care system for 30 days. It is absolutely regenerating and reviving experience.

I continue to attend yearly Spa conferences in Vancouver or Vegas. One has to keep up with the industry. When I travel I go and experience different spa treatments to see what they are like and see if I would bring them into my spa.

Today there are many “Spas” but few that offer the treatment with water or all the mud treatments.

Call and Book your Body Wraps/ Exfoliation or Hydrotherapy Treatments.

Experience all of this right here in Unity!

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