Come and meet Katelyn Moncrieff, Book your appointment today

Katelyn is Sunrise Wellness Spa’s new Esthetician.

She comes here with 2 years of experience.  She has worked in top spas in Calgary and Lloydminster.  Katelyn does facials, manicures, pedicures, body wraps, body waxing, make up applications, and relaxation massages for those tired muscles.

For the month of October  when you book a facial with Katelyn you will receive complimentary your choice a Eminence lip and eye treatment or a lip and eye brow wax.  A signature pedicure half price at the time of booking is also available.  ($24.50  regular $49.00)

Eminence – Wear it over your makeup

The Game-Changing Way To Wear Eminence Organic Skin Care Over Makeup

December 22, 2016                                                                                             Written By: Alisha Whitley

It can be hard to find the time to look your absolute best. Luckily, some of your favorite Éminence products can be worn over makeup to refresh a faded, tired complexion. Add these skin care essentials to your beauty arsenal for a glowing, luminous look that will last all night long.

Targeted Care

Whether you struggle with problem skin, uneven skin tone or the visible signs of aging, Eminence targeted skin care is here to help. Formulated to deliver fast and effective results. Eminence  Clear Skin, Bright Skin and Firm Skin Targeted Treatments harness the power of potent actives fix pesky problem areas. Apply our Firm Skin Targeted Treatment over makeup for a tightening and lifting effect between events. Our Natural Retinol Alternative restores the look of elasticity, revealing smoother, younger looking skin.

Toniques & Facial Mists

Topping editors’ lists at Marie Claire, Allure and Glamour, facial mists are the perfect pick-me-up for a tired complexion. The best part? They refresh and revitalize the skin without messing with your makeup. Apply a spritz of our Wild Plum Tonique to give your fatigued complexion a wake-up call. The wild plum juice in this refreshing tonique brightens the skin’s appearance and soothes irritation, while salicylic acid sloughs off dead skin cells for a smoother looking surface. Keep it on hand while you’re on-the-go for a long-lasting, healthy glow.

Sun Defense Minerals

If retouching your makeup is a non-negotiable, avoid clogging your pores with heavy foundation. Instead, dust on Sun Defense Minerals – an ELLE and Vanity Fair favorite – across your cheeks and forehead for cake-free fix. With a silky matte finish, this translucent mineral powder provides even, barely-there coverage that will stay put past midnight.

Black Friday

black-1

November 25           9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Just to give you a little hint of some deals.

  • pot-socksimg_5822Shampoo & Conditioner                    Buy 1 get other @ 50% OFF
  • Water Bottles                                     Buy 1 get 1 @ 50% OFF
  • Aromatherapy                                    Buy 2 get 3rd  one FREE
  • Eminence Specials                            Mystery Sale
  • Nail Polish & Treatments                   50% OFF
  • Alpaca Poncho                                  Buy 1 get 50% OFF Alpaca Scarf
  • Socks & Slippers                               Buy 1 Get 1 @ 50% OFF
  • Dirty Laundry Socks                          Buy 2 sets of 3 Get 1 Set FREE
  • Relaxus Bath & Body Products         25% OFF
  •  SST Rebel Mascara                          Buy 1 Get 1 @ 50% OFF
  •  SST Hydrating Lipstick                      Buy 1 Get 1 @ 50% OFF

img_5821

$5.00 Bin

Deals! Deals! Deals!

black-2

While Quantities Last! No Rain Checks!

ALL SALES ARE FINAL!!!

Use your Gift Card to make these deals even sweeter!!!

120 – 2nd Street East Unity

www.sunrisewellnessspa.ca

Invocation ~ First Nation’s Aromatherapy

invocation

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.

Oil of Oregano

Certified Organic Wild Mediterranean Oil of Oregano: A Medicine Chest in a Bottle
Whether you are in perfect health or have health challenges, Oil of Oregano is a simple and effective way of providing security for you and your family’s health. Oil of Oregano provides you with a defense against airborne and food-borne germs as well as infections from any source. Use Oil of Oregano to boost your immune system and to kill off unfriendly bacteria. This natural remedy provides defense against biological toxins. Carry it with you whether it is to work or school or on a trip around the world. It is an invaluable travelling companion where food and water sources are suspect or in the event of an injury or infection. It could save your life.

You may use Hedd Wyn Essentials Wild Oil of Oregano to treat:

Acne, Animal bites, Arthritis, Asthma, Athlete’s foot, Bad breath, Bed sores and Ulcerations, Bladder Infections, Bromidosis (foul odor associated with excessive sweating), Boils, Bruises, Burns, Bursitis, Candidiasis, Canker sores, Cellulitis, Cold sores, Colds/Flu, Cough, Cryptosporidium, Dandruff and Seborrhea, Diaper rash, Diarrhea, Ear infections, Ebola and Dengue Fever, Eczema, Fingernail fungus, Frostbite and frostburn, Giardiasis, Gum Disease, Food poisoning, Head lice, Headaches, Hepatitis, Herpes, Impetigo, Irritable Bowel syndrome, Leg cramps, Nail fungus, Paronychia, Peptic ulcer, Pneumonia, Psoriasis, Prostate disorders, Pruritis, Radiation injury/burns, Ringworm, Rosacea, Scabies, Shingles, Sinusitis, Sore throat, Sports injuries, Tick borne illnesses, Thrush, Toothache, Tuberculosis, Varicose veins, Venomous bites, Warts and Wounds. Many other conditions are also treatable.

Attending Trade Shows

Attending Trade Shows

Fall is time to attend Trade Shows. What is the purpose of a Trade Show?

We are able to display a small selection of products that we carry in our boutique. It is an opportunity for you to see what we carry in the spa and test the product, ask questions and then purchase for personal use or for a special gift.

You may visit our booth at the upcoming events:

Unity Fall Fair at the Unity Community Center Friday September 30 from 3 – 9 pm and October 1 from 9 am – 4 pm

Holly Berry Craft & Hobby Show at the Meadow Lake and District Arena Saturday November 26 from 10 am – 5 pm

Battleford Historic Lions Christmas Bazaar at the Alex Dillabough Centre Saturday December 3 from 10 am – 4 pm

Some of our special items will be available for shopping:

Firma Energy Wear

Socks – Brand New Line

Invocation – First Nations Aromatherapy Essence Perfumes

Eminence Starter Kits & Age Corrective Treatments with visible results in 2-5 minutes

Alpaca Shawls & Scarves

Bamboo Sheets – Queen Size

Lantern/Flashlights

+ Much Much More

We look forward to sharing our select choice of merchandise with you.

Stop and visit our booth in all our upcoming Trade Shows as new items continue to arrive.

 

Eminence PJ Party

EMINENCE PJ PARTY

img_5532

Our Eminence PJ Party was a huge success.      img_5512

 

Many ladies attended and we are thrilled to share a few moments with you from the evening.

img_5531

 

These are just some of the lucky winners of the fabulous prizes distributed throughout the evening. Plus 2 lucky ladies won a 1 hour Eminence Customized Facial.

 

 

 

Our next Eminence Event will be on October 19. Just for Couples!!!

Please watch for details.

 

 

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

Gift Shows Lead to New Fall Lines

Gift Shows Lead to New Fall Lines

img_5429The excitement and challenge arises every August for the Alberta Gift Show.

We try to enjoy ourselves during this adventure and are sharing a few pictures with you. Our friends.

img_5446Going to the Alberta Gift Show gives us the opportunity to view new spa products and retail merchandise for the coming season. We get to meet new wholesalers and purchase some of the best products a spa can offer to their clients. We are able to discuss business promotions and shipping costs.

 

fb4Verlie does a great job of organizing our journey though the halls and arranging the new products once they arrive to the Spa.

Come and shop our latest products and keep coming back as new items will be arriving every few weeks.