Healing with Aromatherapy

AROMATHERAPY & ESSENTIAL OILS 

Essential Oils are effectively the immune system of the plant kingdom. They are commonly steam or water distilled from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant. There are various extraction methods, but whether these are obtained as oils, hydrosol, absolutes or CO2 extracts, they all contain the natural, aromatic and volatile plant oils used in Aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy using volatile plant oils, including essential oils, for spiritual, psychological and physical well-being. Oils are typically inhaled or applied to the skin.

All of our products, with the exception of our 10-20% single notes, are natural, undiluted and of the highest quality. These concentrated oils must often be diluted with other natural ingredients such as cold-pressed carrier oils, jojoba, butters, waxes, sea salts and clays for dilution prior to application on the skin.

 

Our newest synergy is made with the Essential Oils of…Marjoram | Patchouli | Roman Chamomile | German Chamomile | Lemongrass | Tangerine | Peppermint | Ginger | Black Pepper | Cardamom | Fennel | Angelica Root

Tum-Ease is a therapeutic synergy formulated to alleviate digestive discomfort. May be helpful for cases of nausea, constipation, bloating and stomach ache.

It is comprised of 13 essential oils that have a special affinity for the digestive system. Due to the extensive amount of essential oils contained in Tum-Ease, it is able to address many stomach related issues.

HOW TO USE TUM-EASE

Tum-Ease can be applied topically to the skin.

Dilution: 5 drops of Tum-Ease Synergy to 5 ml of carrier oil, this will give you a more concentrated formula.

Massage onto abdomen in a clockwise direction, re-apply as needed.

For your convenience, you may also create a rollerball so it is handy wherever and whenever needed! Use the formula above as a guideline for dilution. Our rollerballs are 10 ml, so add 10 drops of Tum-Ease synergy and fill the rollerball with a carrier oil of your choice. We highly recommend Jojoba when making rollerballs as it never goes rancid the way vegetable oils do.

May your tummy be healthy and happy!

SAFETY

Tum-Ease is not advised for children or pregnant women. Those with epilepsy or kidney disease should avoid. Some of the oils in Tum-Ease may cause redness or irritation to the skin. In this case, dilute further or discontinue use.

Benefits of Exfoliation

Benefits of Body Exfoliation

We often don’t think about it, but skin is our body’s largest organ. It wraps our whole body, protecting us from the harsh effects of the sun, wind, pollution and the many environmental contaminants. So it’s important we take good care of it. Over time, the skin on our face and body can take quite a beating from the elements, leaving it looking dull, dry and flaky. There’s an easy way to rejuvenate our skin — exfoliate it!

What’s Exfoliation? Exfoliation is a process that removes dead skin cells from the upper layer of the skin, revealing the healthy skin beneath. Our skin can shed 30,000 to 40,000 dead cells per minute naturally; but most of us (particularly those of us in our 30’s or older) need to manually exfoliate our skin to keep it looking radiant. As the weather gets colder and the humidity levels drop, exfoliation becomes even more important. Cells have a greater tendency to dry out during the winter months and accumulate on the skin’s surface leaving us with a dull, ashen complexion. That means the time is now!

Three Reasons to Exfoliate

  1. Super Smooth Skin: Over time, damage from the sun, hormonal changes, and aging slow down our ability to shed dead cells, as well as produce new skin cells. Bad news: this slowed process may lead to undesirable changes in skin’s texture and appearance. Eek. Good news: exfoliating regularly with our organic sugar scrubs to keep our skin feeling soft and smooth all winter long. Hurrah!

 

 

 

2. Breakout Buster: If you experience blackheads, whiteheads, or breakouts, exfoliating your skin can help keep pores clean and unclogged. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, and prevent oils from your skin getting trapped beneath the surface, causing those dreaded blemishes. So worth it, don’t you think?

 

 

 

 

  1. Combat Aging: As we get older, our skin’s natural ability to shed dead skin cells slows down. These dead and dull skin cells on our skin’s surface, often make fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin stand out even more. Nobody wants that, right? Using a gentle facial polish once or twice per week, depending on your skin sensitivity, will help slough any dead skin cells from your face and promote healthy skin turnover. You’ll only be left with a beautifully radiant and youthful looking you!

 

 

 

  Did you know that skin is our body’s largest organ? It wraps our whole body, protecting us from the harsh effects of the sun, wind, pollution and the many environmental contaminants. So it’s important we take good care of it. Our body scrubs are made with organic cane sugar, cocoa butter, and coconut oil to gently exfoliate dry and lifeless skin to reveal a soft, healthy glow. Tougher spots that need serious attention? Try our new Serious Scrub made with volcanic pumice.

Testimonial By Robin

Testimonial by Robin

I have been coming to Sunrise Wellness Spa since 2011.  I had my first facial in 2012.  I absolutely love the Eminence products, they are the greatest most effective skin care product.  I just celebrated my 40th birthday, my husband and I stopped at a gas station… I was asked to produce my ID!!!  Thank you Eminence and Sunrise Wellness Spa for my youthful look.

Robin came to Sunrise Wellness Spa to Basque in the royal treatment of a full body wrap to detoxify and rejuvenate. The dry brushing was invigorating and sluffed off the dead skin cells preparing my body for the Moor Mud which aids in the relief of many disorders. I experienced less muscular aches and pains, silky smooth skin and my joints felt young and youthful. I floated out of the treatment room. This is a feeling I have never felt before. I will be doing this again so I can experience all of the wraps the spa offers. I hugged every staff member for their great treatment and attention to detail.

“You are the greatest”

Invocation ~ First Nation’s Aromatherapy

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NATIVE ESSENCES   

Written By Aigle Bleu

birdFor native peoples of all the continents, the truths and realities of the world, whether spiritual or philosophical, lie within nature itself. They have been inscribed directly there by the primordial intelligence that we, descending from the First Nations of North America, call Great Spirit. Although various names are used depending on the culture or religious tradition, reference is always to the same Creative Intelligence. Invocations goal is to convey a philosophy and spirituality of life in balance and harmony with nature

 

blue-eageI chose to convey this ancestral wisdom through all the activities of my life. I have therefore written books, composed music and created the Native Essences, a specific form of First Nations aromatherapy. Two Native Essences have been developed to date: Chiiyaam and Miwahu.

miwahThe idea behind the creation of Chiiyaam came to me as I was helping First Nations patients from the Far North being treated in an intensive care unit. I had been called in as a First Nations’ medicine-man, but it was impossible for me to practice the traditional purification rites, since they imply the use of smoke (cedar, sage and sweet grass).

 

I therefore turned to essential oils, adding sweet grass extract and corn spirits to the white sage and Canadian cedar. The first blend turned out interesting but its smell was unpleasant. That is when I decided to train with a renown French perfumer – Michel Roudnitska – and an essential oils specialist – Mikaël Zayat. I was then able to work on creating an essence that would have a pleasant fragrance and be effective at the same time. I undertook a spiritual search as well: my creation had to qualify as an offering if it was to be equivalent to traditional smudging. I therefore included a ritual aspect to the manufacturing process. I call this encoding since it adds specific intentions to the liquid, such as “purification”, “protection”, “healing” and “inspiration”. The result was very satisfying and my essence seemed even more effective than traditional smudging.

I realized that it could be useful to many people. So I decided to add a purifying plant essence to the formula—one for each human type: lavender for the European type, frankincense for the African type and sandalwood for the Asian type. “Invocation’s Liquid Smudge”, now called Chiiyaam, was born!

Many therapists use Chiiyaam. Chiiyaam purifies the environment and people much like traditional smudging. To purify yourself, simply spray Chiiyaam onto the palms of your hands and move them, palms open towards you, around your body. To purify a room, spray Chiiyaam towards its four corners and, for an object, either spray it directly or use your hands, moving them around the object. Therapists have appreciated the power of its immediate effectiveness and the fact that it clears fast, leaving a light and very pleasant scent.

The story of Miwahu began a few years ago when the Liquid Smudge, now Chiiyaam, was still the only Invocation essence. It all started with a request from the ladies working in our offices for a more feminine Native Essence. I imagined using sweet grass as the main ingredient, and worked for nearly two years to select the plants that would harmonize with this sacred herb. The resulting fragrance, Grâces, turned out to be too expensive to produce. But I have high hopes that it will be available someday, and am now working on a counterpart for men.

Meanwhile, I turned to French high perfumery for help in manufacturing a decently priced Energizing Native Essence. Perfume master Michel Roudnitska was instrumental in the process of creating Miwahu to which I gave a few pointers in its final stages.

The selection of plants used creates a synergy that develops in time like a symphony. The top note, featuring bergamot and mandarin, is light, conveys enthusiasm and stimulates creativity. The middle note, or heart note, with clary sage and vetiver, is floral and slightly heady. It attracts beneficial energies and encourages them to remain. The base note is deeper and persistent. It features sweet grass, oak moss, cistus and vanilla.

I perform an ancestral First Nations ritual on each batch of Invocation’s Native Essence—for both Chiiyaam and Miwahu. This amplifies the properties as it confers the following encoding and intentions TO Miwahu: attracting beneficial energies, favorable circumstances, clarity and harmony.

The use of Miwahu complements that of Chiiyaam. Ideally, it is best to use Chiiyaam first, to appease, soothe and purify. It is immediately effective and soon clears. After a fifteen-minute wait, Miwahu can be used to foster dynamism, enthusiasm and creativity. It will come into effect gradually and its fragrance develops throughout the day when it is applied to clothes or directly on the skin.

Five other fragrances are now available; forming a series called The Five Elements. 5-elements

Peace, Joy and Love,

Blue Eagle

Attention Men!!!! Eminence is for You!

Attention Men!!! Attention Men!!! Attention Men!!!

Eminence Couples Night was created with you in mind.

Ladies; it is your opportunity to pick where your date night will be this month. Here at Sunrise Wellness Spa!!!

Men; your skin is exposed to Canadian weather daily. Stress, smoking and your DNA are some main contributors to aging skin. Eminence will be the magic to re-hydrate your neglected skin and give you the youthful appearance you are desiring. You will experience the products Christel will introduce to you while sitting at a private candle lit table with your spouse.

Christel will share how important it is for women as well as men to cleanse, masque, and moisturize. You will both look youthful and radiant. She will share what products are most beneficial for a man’s complexion and why it is so important to receive facials regularly. Single men you are also welcome to book so you can learn how to take care of your skin.

Belgian Chocolates will also be available to purchase.

Please be clean shaven to experience the full healing of Eminence Organic Skin Care.

Book now and regain your youth. Bring a couple of friends and have a fun night at the spa.

Call today!!! 306-228-2808

 

 

 

Tea

Tea

Asiatica’s selection of loose leaf and blooming tea are of the highest caliber in quality, taste and fragrance.

Determination of appropriate water temperature so you will benefit from tea

There are many ways to determine when your water is hot enough for steeping your tea without the use of a thermometer.

  1. “Sheng Pien” meaning “sound distinguishing”. Using your ear you can distinguish three clear levels of heat.
    At the first level, the water makes a low humming sound and is called medium-done, yin-yang, or baby water. Such water is never used for making tea and in fact is never used for anything in cooking, as yin-yang water is said to be unhealthy.
    At the second level the water starts to pop noisily in your kettle or container. This is called mature water and is generally the right level for making tea.
    At the third level, the water bubbles ferociously. This is called old man water or white hair water and is not used for making tea.

    2. ‘Chi Pien”, meaning “air distinguishing”. This method involves watching the steam as the water heats up.
    At the first level, the steam rises in small streams, very slowly, gradually, and gently. This is baby water, which is unusable.
    At the second level the steam rises at a moderate volume. This is about the right level for most teas.
    At the third level the steam ascends at a high volume, like chunks of cloud. This indicates old man water and is no longer suitable to make tea.

    3. “Hsing Pien” meaning “form distinguishing”. This method involves looking at the bubbles in the water as it is being heated.
    At the first level a number of small bubbles come up through the water from the bottom of the kettle of container. Because the bubbles are roughly the size of a crab’s eye, this is called crab-eye water.
    At the second level the small bubbles begin to disappear, to be replaced by continuous streams of larger bubbles. This water is called fish-eye water and is approximately the right temperature for most teas.
    At the third level the water is bubbling viciously and indicates old man water.

General brewing instructions

1) Put 1-2 teaspoon(s) of tea into your teapot. This is a general guideline as the amount of tea used can vary according to personal taste.
2) Rinse your tea by pouring approximately 125mL of hot water into the teapot, then pouring it out right after.
3) Pour in 500 ml of hot water per teaspoon of tea, adjusting the water to the suitable temperature with the methods detailed in ‘Determination of appropriate water temperature’, or by using a thermometer to reach the correct temperature for whichever tea type you are brewing.
4) Let tea steep for the amount of time corresponding to the type of tea. It is important to note that the longer you allow the tea to steep, the stronger the flavour becomes, and that the lengths of infusion and the water temperatures for all the tea types are approximate. You may always shorten, lengthen, decrease or increase all of the given information to suit your personal taste.

5) Strain tea (if desired), let cool (optionally) and enjoy!
White Tea
Length of infusion: 2-3 minutes      Water temperature: 80-85º C / 176-185º F

This unique tea came into popularity during the Song Dynasty in China, from 960-1279. It was so very valued and cherished that, in fact, they were suitable as offerings and gifts to the emperor.
At Asiatica, our most popular white teas are the silver needle, white peony tea and shou mei teas. In general, white tea is seen to have great health benefits as it is light in flavour yet heavily imbued with antioxidants.

Green Tea
Length of infusion: 1-3 minutes      Water temperature: 80-85º C / 176-185º F

The green tea has been a widely celebrated product since more than 4000 years ago. Legend goes that an emperor was drinking a cup of hot water when tea leaves fell into the cup, and thus tea was born.

Some of the most favoured teas at Asiatica are the jasmine dragon pearls, dragonwell, sencha and the royal bi luo chun. The most notable health benefits of green tea are the qualities that allow the prevention of cancer and heart disease, prevention of diabetes and stroke, aiding in digestion and even the strengthening of the immune system.

Oolong Tea
Length of infusion: 4-7 minutes      Water temperature: 90-100º C / 194-212º F

Also known as the black dragon tea, oolong tea dates back more than 500 years, before the 16th Ming dynasty. The exact origins of this specialty tea are unknown, but there have been three main theories as to these particulars. The oolong teas of Asiatica come from the high mountains of Taiwan.

Other than the mysterious airs regarding the ancestry of oolong tea, we are presently capable of enjoying this tea’s exclusive flavours with the categories offered by Asiatica, which include the ginseng oolong, milky oolong, oolong premium, oriental beauty, and the ti kuan yin. All these types of teas share the traits of increasing your metabolism which in turn helps with weight loss, the diminishment of concentrations of fat as well as facilitating digestion. Additionally, our ginseng oolong tea is an excellent choice for starting your mornings, with its energizing flavour and effects.

Black & Red Tea
Length of infusion: 4-6 minutes      Water temperature: 100º C / 212º F

This specific kind of tea came to be when the ancient Chinese found that as the tea leaves went through a fermentation process, the colour would darken and the potency would increase significantly. This type of tea would henceforth be known as black tea, for its darker hues. However, this sort of tea is also known as red tea, after the colouring of the liquid produced after the tea leaves are left to steep in hot water.

An assortment of red/black tea is kept in the stocks of Asiatica, with the most renowned being the keemun, lychee red tea, organic Earl grey, Taiwanese black tea and pu-erh. As with many other kinds of tea, black tea is loaded with antioxidants that can assist in the reduction of inflammation. Black tea also holds the cardiovascular benefits but a quality unique to the red and black tea is the reduction of the risk of coronary heart disease by fifty percent, as shown in a study of over 3000 adults in Saudi Arabia. In addition, unlike the other black teas, the pu-erh has its own unique benefit in that it naturally lowers cholesterol. Animal research suggests that pu-erh tea might lower certain blood fats called triglycerides as well as total and “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol

Herbal & Floral Tea
Length of infusion: 4-7 minutes      Water temperature: 100º C / 212º F
The dried, edible parts of all floral plants, including the stems, flowering buds, leaves and petals, are what make up the herbal and floral teas that we can taste from the collection from Asiatica. The practice of drinking herbal and floral tea dates back many centuries and has been explored by a large expanse of Asian and Western cultures, in which each culture has thoroughly enjoyed this art.

Rosebuds, camomile, lavender, chrysanthemum, osmanthus, organic chai mix: all of these herbal and floral teas that are sold at Asiatica have properties entirely specific to themselves. For example, the camomile tea’s most well-known traits are the ones that calm and bring sleep, comfort and a drowsy state. The rosebuds tea are known for increasing your blood circulation which can bring on a more youthful appearance, lavender relieves indigestion, chrysanthemum can help with anti-fever effects, osmanthus can improve skin and chai mix has anti-inflammatory characteristics. However, all of these teas share one property: they are all naturally healthy and delicious.
Yerba Mate Tea
Length of infusion: 2-4 minutes      Water temperature: 73-79º C / 165-175º F

The yerba maté tea is believed to have arisen from South America, with the Guarani people being its first harvesters and drinkers. The tree in which the leaves came from and the tea leaves themselves were considered gifts from the gods, and the drink was highly praised and cherished among the people.

Asiatica offers the organic yerba maté active, which actually contains extracts of vitamin C. As with the other categories of tea, the yerba maté tea reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, inflammation and risk of diseases. Another benefit, exclusive to this tea, is that the many amounts of powerful antioxidants in it are able to strengthen the natural defences of an organism, thus allowing safety from cellular destruction and even prevention of cancer.

Rooibos Tea
Length of infusion: 5-10 minutes    Water temperature: 100º C / 212º F

Rooibos tea originated more than 300 years ago, from the regions of Cederberg, South Africa. It is said that it was either the inhabitants of the mountainous area or the explorers and travellers that found the Rooibos leaves were suitable for the brewing of the tea. Henceforth, the Rooibos tea was born.

The massala chai and “after 8” are the organic rooibos teas that we keep in our store. Of the many health benefits stored in the drink that is steeped rooibos leaves in water, the main ones shared with the other types of tea are the positive antioxidants, cardiovascular benefits and lowering of blood pressure. However, the characteristics unique to this tea are the prevention of liver disease, of respiratory problems and of skin problems such as those who suffer from eczema.

Honeybush Tea

The first usage documented in 1705 and the first description published in 1808, the honeybush plant began its course as a tea leaf about 200 years ago in the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Bearing many similarities to the rooibos tea, the striking traits unique to the honeybush plant are its fragrance, which smells of honey, and its taste, which is sweeter than the rooibos tea, though equally as enjoyable.

Our organic, all-natural honeybush vanilla tea is sure to please anyone’s taste buds, with its delectable aromas and sweetness. We suggest a touch of milk, honey or sugar (or both!) to our honeybush tea to bring forth these scrumptious scents. The great health benefits of the rooibos tea are shared with the honeybush tea, with its antioxidants, lowering of blood pressure, prevention of liver disease and many others. Both teas are also completely natural, caffeine free, and are even able to aid in impeding the effects of ageing. In addition, this tea is also rich in vitamin C, iron, potassium and a variety of other minerals.

matcha-teaMatcha Tea

For Energy, Detox, Weightloss and Concentration

Matcha powdered green tea is a mood enhancing antioxidant powerhouse. A natural weightloss aid, PH Balancer and detox agent. A sugar-free coffee alternative without the jitters. Matcha is a premium green tea powder from Japan used for drinking as tea or as an ingredient in recipes. It is the heart of the Japanese way of tea and has been celebrated in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony for hundreds of years. Matcha contains L-theanine, an amino acid known to relax the mind. For this reason, matcha is also known as a mood enhancer. Buddhist monks drank matcha to assist in meditation, as matcha’s amino acids, combined with caffeine, offer a sustained calm alertness over time. Amino acids are also what gives matcha is distinctive taste. They contribute to what is known as the fifth taste, or umami, characterized by a rich creamy mouth feel. Matcha is renowned for numerous health benefits. It is rich in nutrients, antioxidants, fiber and chlorophyll. The health benefits of matcha exceed those of other green teas because matcha drinkers ingest the whole leaf, not just the brewed water. One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of nutritional value and antioxidant content.

Chlorophyll and amino acids give matcha its unique rich taste, an initial vegetal, astringent taste, followed by a lingering sweetness. Matcha made in the traditional Japanese style, whisked with water, is a full-bodied green tea. The intensity of the experience compares to one’s first taste of dark chocolate or red wine. When added as an ingredient, the taste of matcha becomes subtler. It adds the flavor and color of green tea to your creation, be it a smoothie, latte, savory sauce or pastry.

matcha-whiskHow to Prepare Matcha Tea

Step One – Sift 1-2 tsp matcha into a cup using a small sifter

Step Two – Add 2 oz hot water. For best results use water just under a boil.

Step Three – Whisk vigorously in a zig zag motion until the tea is frothy.

Step Four – Enjoy your matcha tea straight from the bowl.

OR

Try 1 tsp of matcha. Add a few drops of hot water and mix into a paste with a spoon. Then add 6 oz of water. Adjust measurement to suit taste.

Continuing Education/Upgrading

Continuing Education/Upgrading

Continuing education is an integral part of any vocation today.

Registered Massage Therapists have mandatory credits to get every 3 years. However; I have had a passion for learning and finding our more about the mystery of the human body all my life.

This spring I took a cadaver class where we were studying the brain. It was fascinating and I clearly understand when it is said we only use 10% of our brain. What a “Motherboard” the human brain is.

I took 3 levels of craniosacral therapy 25 years ago from Upledger Institute. They have updated their curriculum in 2010. Cranial Sacral Therapy helps with headaches, motor vehicle accidents, concussions and trauma. Plus; it does address deep pain or tightness in the muscular system and supplies mental clarity.

Sometimes clients will experience emotional releases when having cranial or deep tissue massage. While in class we will be learning and exploring tissue memory and whole body diagnosis.

I am very committed to explore this field and upgrade to the present day understanding. There is a course in Edmonton which I will be attending September 15-18.

I will take one day of sport massage with James Waslaski on September 19. I took some classes from him 20 years ago. It will be exciting to see what he has added to his repertoire. Sport massage is a love of mine. I am a Certified Sports Massage Therapist with http://www.csmta.ca/

Although I am not free to travel to events as I once did I want to keep on the cutting edge of Sport Massage. Sport Massage will keep you in the game longer and with less injuries.

I am a committed lifelong learner so you may all benefit.

Call to book an appointment. 306-228-2808

Holiday Plan

HOLIDAY PLAN ~ Geraldine Barrett

As summer quickly passes I reflect on my holiday and how I altered my plans.

I had planned to travel southern Saskatchewan, visit family and celebrate my mom’s 95th birthday for my holiday.  In between I would visit some new towns to take in their museums and restaurants. Tourism Saskatchewan has a great Discovery Guide; “See Sask First”. There are many hidden treasures in our beautiful province. However; my plan changed quickly.  My oldest sister was moving into a condo and needed to be out of her house.  She had a lifetime of treasures to go through and was exasperated as how to get started.  I made the decision to “shift gears” and help her.

Many of us experience intense days getting ready to leave on holidays and are exhausted before we even leave.  Cranky none the less! I decided I needed some TLC so I booked a body wrap and a facial at Sunsera Spa in Saskatoon as I headed out on my holiday. Rather than rush down the highway eating a sub I enjoyed a nice supper at the Granary in Saskatoon.  I had a wonderful waiter who added the perfect touch to my holiday.

The next day my sister and I surveyed what needed to be done and how to proceed. I had a plan in my head and we started our task. Pauly who is a dear friend was a faithful worker alongside us.  More friends showed up along the way to pitch in.  The hours were long and emotions were high at times.  It’s hard to pack up memories. I’m so glad I’d had my spa treatments. I was more relaxed and energized to work and deal with all the emotions with love.

I managed a visit to my youngest sisters’ home who lives 20 km from Grasslands Park where we grew up. Three of us 4 girls plus our niece and her husband did a tour and visited the family and grandparents farm.  What memories. I slept over at my sisters’ home that evening which was wonderful.  I spent an hour walking through her beautiful yard as it is like the Bouchard Gardens. Her husband is so creative and particular.

We celebrated mom’s 95th birthday taking many pictures and making memories. I also took a drive to the lake and had a nice visit with my son and his beautiful family.

Back to sorting, purging, cleaning and hugs or we would never have gotten through this undertaking. The garage sale took place on Thursday from 6 – 8 and Friday from 9 – 4. It was in the garage – driveway – the lawn – the patio – the deck – and 2 rooms in the house. We were busy! By 9:00 pm Friday night the garage was clean and the patio and deck tables were gone. Loretta & I had a dance in the garage! We were exhausted as 12 – 14 hour days had taken a toll on us.

I booked a body wrap & a full body massage at Wrapture Spa in Moosejaw. I was exhausted and needed to rejuvenate.  The Eminence wrap was very relaxing and the deep tissue massage was invigorating as the stress and tension oozed out of my body. Vicki did an amazing job.

Why am I sharing this story? I want to emphasize how important having a full body massage and/or a body wrap before and after a holiday can make the difference from enjoying a holiday or ENDURING it while secretly wishing you were home. What did you learn from my story? Plan your holiday – schedule your massage and add it to your holiday budget. For you and your spouse. The benefit is you will be more relaxed, less stressed and ENJOY each other during your holiday.

Conclusion: Make your holiday a wonderful success. Have a massage before you leave and be sure to keep the appointment. Everyone will love you! Especially You!

Bride to Be

Bride to Be

Over the years I have heard new brides share how little they remember of their wedding day.

Preparation is so intense and they want everything to be perfect. However; the bride forgets about herself….. To look after herself…. Eat Healthy. Get enough sleep. And book a few massage sessions to prepare starting 2-3 months prior to the wedding and the week of the wedding.

There are several ways the bride can do this:

These are some ideas that the bride to be has done in Sunrise Wellness Spa.

  1. 3 Generation Spa Day with the Bride to Be that included – mud wraps, full body massage and a facial. Each lady lived in different province so they spent this time reconnecting before the wedding.

2. A mature Bride to Be had her long-time friend attendees all meet at the spa to have a massage and facial. Three of her friends never knew one another so it was a time to meet and connect before rehearsal. They loved this idea and even had lunch in the Solarium.

3. Another Bride to Be organized her decorating committee at the hall and while they were decorating she came for a full body massage. This was her time to de-stress and enjoy her day as the queen.

  1. Yet another Bride to Be had to gift of a spa experience from her bridesmaids. They arranged for the Bride to Be to have a facial and a full body massage while her attendees had pedicures and facials. They enjoyed a nice lunch in the Solarium together.

Whatever helps you de-stress and relax you have to take time for it.

Your wedding is an important day in your life. Take the time to remember it.