Water

Reasons Why You Should Drink More Water

Water by Abby Phon March 20, 2012 2:20 PM Edited by Verlie 07-13-2016

I’ve often been complimented on my clear, youthful skin. I thank my water intake! As with most things, the amount of water for each person is very individual, but if your pee isn’t mostly clear or you have any of the symptoms I mentioned above, you most likely aren’t getting enough water. Some suggest 8 (8oz) glasses a day while others suggest take your body weight (in pounds), divide it in half and drink that many ounces.

If you don’t care for the taste of nothing, add lemon, lime, fresh mint, a few berries, watermelon, or a few slices of cucumber or orange. Love is a glass of water!

A Cardiac Doctor has reported gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs, etc.) is level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier.

Message from a Cardiac Specialist!

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body.
2 glasses after waking up – helps activate internal organs
1 glass 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion
1 glass before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure
1 glass before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack and also may prevent night time leg cramps. Leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.

A Doctor wrote an interesting book on the benefits of drinking water. He recommends his patients drink water for at least 30 days and return in one month. His report was the majority of his patients no longer had any symptoms they previously came in with.

Don’t Medicate, Hydrate!

  1. Increase Energy & Relieves Fatigue

Your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, energy levels are also boosted!

  1. Promote Weight Loss

Removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (consumed prior to meals), reduces hunger (natural appetite suppressant!), raises your metabolism and has zero calories!

  1. Flush Out Toxins

Gets rid of waste through sweat and urination which reduces the risk of kidney stones and urinary tract infections.

  1. Improve Skin Complexion

Moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Gets rid of wrinkles. It’s the best anti-aging treatment around!

  1. Maintain Regularity

Aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation.

  1. Boost Immune System

A water guzzler is less likely to get sick. Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments.

  1. Natural Headache Remedy

Helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pains) which are commonly caused by dehydration.

  1. Prevent Cramps & Sprains

Proper hydration helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.

  1. Puts You In A Good Mood

When the body is functioning at its best, you will feel great and be happy!

  1. Save Money!

Water is FREE! Even if you choose bottled/filtered water, it’s still cheaper than a high sugar and fat-filled latte or soda!

 

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.

Father’s Day with Eminence

Father’s Day with Eminence

Beard Care: Shaving Tips & Tricks

Written By: Christie Pike

Men have skin care needs too, so in honor of the bearded (and clean shaven) men out there, we’re sharing a few of our quick and easy tips on how to get that perfect shave.

FOR THE CLEAN SHAVEN MAN

The Shave Prep:

De-flake with an exfoliating facial scrub. It will help you get a closer shave while reducing ingrown hairs. The key to a good shave is preventing those inflamed, post-shave bumps. One thing that men can do to avoid ingrown hairs and raised bumps is proper exfoliation. “De-flake with an exfoliating facial scrub. It will help you get a closer shave while reducing ingrown hairs,” suggests Men’s Health Magazine.

Prior to shaving, we suggest our Red Currant Exfoliating Cleanser (Named Best Facial Exfoliator for Men by Harper’s Bazaar). This cleanser and exfoliant combo will help wash and buff away dead skin and unclog pores.

The Shave:

Shaving creams don’t necessarily make a good shave. Some shaving creams are filled with unnecessary perfumes and foaming agents which can irritate the skin. Instead, we suggest opting for a cream-based cleanser like our Lemon Cleanser and our Calm Skin Chamomile Cleanser which are both free of parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, synthetic dyes and petrochemicals. These cleansers have a pleasant herbal scent and contain antioxidant-rich ingredients that help hydrate and nourish the skin while softening the pre-shave stubble.

The After-Shave:

Couperose-C Serum contains peppermint which provides a soothing and cooling sensation to freshly shaved skin while our Calendula Oil is loaded with alpha and beta carotenoids that enhance your skin’s natural healing systems.

 

Serums are light-weight in consistency but high in concentrated nutrients so they are the perfect option to help calm, hydrate and protect the look of skin post-shave. Our Calendula Oil and Couperose-C Serum are a couple of great options. Couperose-C Serum contains peppermint which provides a soothing and cooling sensation to freshly shaved skin while our Calendula Oil is loaded with alpha and beta carotenoids that enhance your skin’s natural healing systems.

For men that are prone to ingrown hairs – our Facial Recovery Oil is another great after-shave treatment as it contains the anti-bacterial qualities of tea tree.

FOR THE BEARDED MAN:

When it comes to a dapper looking beard, any type of conditioning care would be beneficial for softening and smoothing coarse facial hair as well as the skin underneath. Beards are back, and we know a good beard when we see one. Keeping a beard sleek and well-groomed can sometimes involve just as much maintenance as shaving every day. When it comes to a dapper looking beard, any type of conditioning care would be beneficial for softening and smoothing coarse facial hair as well as the skin underneath.

We suggest adding a few drops of our Facial Recovery Oil in the palm and then gently smoothing over the beard for a hydrated and shiny finish.

Another one of our product picks is our Apricot Body Oil. A key ingredient in this hydrating solution is jojoba oil which mimics the activity of your body’s natural oils and contains almost all of the vitamins and minerals essential for healthy skin and hair (Wellness Today).  And with the honeyed scent of apricot, this is a great option for men who aren’t afraid to show off their “sweeter” side.

THE SPF FACTOR

Beard or no beard, SPF protection is a must every day, especially after a shave when exfoliated skin tends to be more sensitive to the sun’s harmful rays. Beard or no beard, SPF protection is a must every day, especially after a shave when exfoliated skin tends to be more sensitive to the sun’s harmful rays. If you’re looking for an SPF moisturizer with a fresh, masculine-friendly scent, we suggest our Tomato Day Cream – SPF 16 or for a higher protection factor, our Bright Skin Moisturizer with SPF 30.

For more information, see our “For Him” page and a selection of essential skin care products specially chosen for men. And, with Father’s Day upon us, you might also be inspired to treat Dad to some pampering products for skin and beard care.

Fight Aging with Eminence

Fight Aging with Eminence

MARCH 22, 2016

Written By: Karen Young Chester

This is an essential time to embrace the changes in your skin and refocus your skin care routine for a complexion that continues to radiate health and beauty

Raise your hand if you’ve hit (or passed) your 50s and keep your hand up if you’re enjoying your decades with pride! This is an essential time to embrace the changes in your skin. However, like all life stages, the 50s bring new culprits that hold you back from experiencing your best skin. Here’s a quick guide to fight aging with Eminence:

DRY SKIN

Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer is one of the best products for skin care over 50, especially in combating dry skin.  Dry skin issues tend to happen as we age because the skin barrier becomes weaker and can’t repair as easily. This leads to further damage and, eventually, wrinkles. The answer, of course, is to moisturize and there is no better source of hydrating mature skin than the Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer. Rich in shea butter and skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, our Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer virtually erases signs of aging with its delivery of intense hydration.

SLACK SKIN
With age comes a decline of estrogen which affects collagen and elastin production. Without these proteins to give strength and elasticity, skin starts to slacken and hang more loosely. One solution is adding Bamboo Firming Fluid to your skin care routine. Formulated with strengthening agents like bamboo and coconut, this effective serum also includes Natural Retinol Alternative to smooth the appearance of wrinkles, and Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells which reduce the signs of aging. These key ingredients work together to visibly tighten the look of skin and ensure you look younger and fresher.

UNEVEN SKIN TONE
As sun exposure accumulates over the years, age spots tend to appear on mature skin on the cheeks, neck, hands, shoulders and arms. One easy remedy is the Bright Skin Targeted Treatment which uses licorice root extract, punarnava and turmeric to reduce the look of dark spots. By dotting this powerful treatment on individual spots, you can diminish the visible signs of age spots and reduce the look of specific problem areas. Overall, you’ll find your complexion looking brighter and more even in skin tone.

Eminence Organic Skin care has over 100 products to address your skin concerns. If you need more information about Eminence and what it can do for you call or stop in. We will answer whatever questions you may have. Or call to book a facial and experience a variety of the products available and spend time an hour with our skin care specialist. Facials done with Eminence is definitely a buffet for your skin. Aging with Eminence can be a beautiful experience.

Eminence Targeted Treatments

VitaSkin™ Targeted Treatments Vs. VitaSkin™ Booster-Serums

Written By: Karen Young Chester

Do you suffer from problem skin, uneven skin tone or aging skin? If so, you’re probably using the VitaSkin™ booster-serums to remedy your skin problems. And if you’re applying these in your regular skin care routine, you may be wondering, “Why do I need VitaSkin™ Targeted Treatments too?” We have three examples that compare Targeted Treatments with booster-serums, and clarify how Targeted Treatments fit into your skin care routine.

Treatment vs Serum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And just as you apply stain remover only on the soiled areas of your clothes, you dab on your Targeted Treatment to fix contained and specific skin concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TARGETED VS. ALL-OVER

Targeted Treatments focus their laser-like powers on one specific area. Think of it as the difference between a stain remover and a laundry detergent. Sure, you need laundry detergent to get the whole load clean but will it fix the red wine stain on your blouse or the grass stain on your jeans? Just as you pour laundry detergent into the washing machine, a booster-serum applies an all-over solution to your skin care problems. And just as you apply stain remover only on the soiled areas of your clothes, you dab on your Targeted Treatment to fix contained and specific skin concerns.

PORTABLE VS. AT-HOME
Each Targeted Treatment comes in a convenient, slim pump that fits easily into your purse or your back pocket – perfect for your commute or travel. Booster-serums, on the other hand, are dispensed from our elegant glass bottles and designed for your morning and evening application at home. Imagine this difference in the same way that you compare your tablet and your desktop computer. Your tablet is smaller in size and convenient to use on the go whereas your desktop computer is designed for work at home or at the office. Similarly, our easy-to-carry and easy-to-dispense Targeted Treatment is convenient for use anywhere but our booster-serums are best applied in a home or spa setting.

CORRECTIVE VS. PREVENTATIVE & MAINTENANCE
Another difference between Targeted Treatments and booster-serums? Targeted Treatments are corrective in nature – they fix the problems that have already popped up on your skin. Booster-serums, on the other hand, focus on preventing problems and maintaining skin conditions. If your skin has a tendency towards a certain concern, booster-serums help stop the issue from developing and they also keep your complexion healthy and beautiful. Think about choosing a teeth-whitener vs. a toothpaste. The first product actually whitens yellowing teeth while the other product concentrates on preventing teeth from yellowing and keeping your smile sparkling and fresh. In the same way, Targeted Treatments zap the issues that surface while booster-serums help prevent the issues from occurring in the first place.

Add VitaSkin™ Targeted Treatments to your skin care routine today or ask your Éminence Skin Care Specialist to include them in your regular facial treatments.

 

Valentine’s Day for Couples

Valentine’s Day will soon be here. What are your plans for the one you love and cherish?Most of all “we” want TIME with our loved one – to have their undivided attention and ears.Sunrise Wellness Spa has designed that time just for the two of you….Make it happen Saturday February 13.

 
Choose from a Couple’s Package  – experience a full body massage together and then relax in the solarium. Give each other the luxury of togetherness and TALK about and plan to “get an advanced degree in ‘Spouse’. As I read the comments from couples who took this to heart even after 25 – 30 – 43 years of marriage – they found this very valuable.Explore this new tool to deepen your love for one another.

 

If you have more time choose a 
European Body Wrap and a Full Body Massage
– You will have 2 service providers working at the same time. A Two hour investment in your relationship. Experience the Royal treatment.

 

 

ChocolateRebecca with Belgian Chocolates will be at the spa on February 13 from 10 – 3 pm. Ladies don’t forget – men love chocolate too. Say “I Love You!” Put a note in the box of chocolates.

 

 

Choose a Couple’s Pedicure – get your feet rejuvenated.Shalon and Geraldine
will make your feet happy.
We are open Saturday February 13 and focusing on couples spending time together.

 

Book NOW as Space is limited.                     OR

Purchase a gift card to say “I Love You!       I Care about you!      You need a break!    There are many gift ideas you can surprise each other with. The greatest gift will be the note you ADD to the gift.

So you are single – Valentine’s Day is for you too. Love yourself. “Become priority in your life” Book yourself for a massage, a customized facial, pedicure, body wrap. – You are worth it and your body and mind will love you.

We are here to serve you Royally.

Valentine’s Day and your Spouse

Valentine’s Day and Your Spouse –  http://michaelhyatt.com/

Written by: Michael Hyatt – At some point after walking down the aisle, after having children or after become very career focused, husbands and wives stop learning about one another and the most important relationship they’ll ever have. I discuss the importance of studying our spouses in my new book. ‘The 7 Rings of Marriage’, I call this stage or “ring” of marriage the “Discovering”. Discovering things about your spouse is life-giving to your marriage. I believe when discovering stops; the death of your marriage begins. You become complacent. You take one another for granted. You assume because you have known each other so long that your marriage would naturally grow as a result of time. My marriage grew alright. But not necessarily in the direction we wanted it to. We were both growing, just not together. My interests were changing and my wife didn’t always notice. My wife’s needs were changing, but I was oblivious to them. Finally we reached a point where we felt we didn’t really know each other which was scary. You may know the ins and outs of your business or ministry like nobody else but maybe you don’t know the ins and outs of your spouse. It may be time for you to enroll in the continuing education about your spouse.

3 Ways to Get an Advanced Degree in “Spouse”

  1. Do new things together. Several years ago my wife and I went snow skiing. Wow, what an experience! I never knew my wife was such a risk taker, while at the same time she learned how risk averse I am. I came away appreciating her boldness, which I’d never know like that before. She learned to find another partner when it comes to skiing, roller coaster riding or anything involving physical risk! Experiencing new things helps you understand and appreciate your spouse in new ways.
  1. Take notes. Notes help cement the lessons you learned and gives you the opportunity to later review and act on what was taught. Why not take the same approach with your spouse? Document your Spouse’s like, dislikes, health concerns, prayers, and anything else you find interesting about them. If you plan to study your spouse, you should be taking notes.
  1. Use your calendar. What gets calendared gets done. I’m not saying our spouses are nothing more than appointments. But things that don’t make it on the calendar receive the “out of sight, out of mind” treatment. Unfortunately, this happens in a lot of marriages. Put date nights and lunch dates in your calendar. Block out time to unwind each evening with your spouse. Even schedule down time where you can do nothing but talk together. Of course this is not an exhaustive list of ways to learn more about your spouse. The limits are only restricted by your imagination and creativity. The key is remembering there is no graduation or end date regarding the things you can learn about your spouse and your marriage.

Season change skin repair

4 Fall Skin Care Ingredients You Can’t Live Without

Written by Christie Pike.

When the seasons change, so does your skin. Now that October is in full swing, it’s time to repair your skin from summer’s sun damage, and to address new skin issues that are associated with seasonal change. By selecting the right skin care ingredients this fall, you can successfully manage uneven, dehydrated and lackluster skin that’s often characteristic of the cooler autumn months.

Below are 4 autumn-themed product ingredients that address all these issues (and more) to give you a flawless fall complexion:

  1. PUMPKINS

Pumpkins are rich in enzymes, beta-carotene, amino acids and antioxidants which can do wonderful things for your skin. Like clockwork every fall, the pumpkin obsession begins – from pumpkin Fall lattes to pumpkin pies, everyone wants a piece of this seasonal treat. But what if we told you that pumpkins can do much more than tantalize your taste buds? Pumpkins are rich in enzymes, beta-carotene, amino acids and antioxidants which can do wonderful things for your skin.

For pumpkin-perfect moisture, Best Health Magazine recommends our Limited Edition Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque – “…soothe, nourish and, as [the] name implies, super-moisturize.” The pumpkin puree of nutrient-rich goodness in this masque is especially beneficial during the dry fall months when there’s less humidity and moisture in the air.

  1. YAMS

Why not take the beauty benefits of pumpkin to the next level by adding yams to the mix? Yams have been used in Asian traditional medicine centuries due to their tremendous healing powers. This root vegetable contain allantoin, a cell proliferate that helps the healing process when applied topically on ulcers, boils and other skin conditions (StyleCraze.com).

For the perfect fall pairing of ingredients, Examiner recommends our Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5%. They love it so much that they’ve named it their favorite peel in their Best in Beauty Awards 2015:

As the perfect addition to any skin care regimen, this face peel does many great things for the skin. In fact, it can correct various skin issues such as DE-pigmentation and sun damage “As the perfect addition to any skin care regimen, this face peel does many great things for the skin. In fact, it can correct various skin issues such as DE-pigmentation and sun damage. And whether you suffer from acne or have once suffered from acne, you can also benefit from using this organic face peel.” – Sarah Afshar, Pittsburgh Beauty Examiner (beauty blogger and former makeup artist and beauty adviser).

  1. LICORICE ROOT

Fall is the perfect time to correct any sun damage that occurred during the summer months. Licorice root, which is found in our Bright Skin Licorice Root Exfoliating Peel, helps brighten the appearance of uneven or sun damaged skin for a more youthful appearance. This results-oriented peel uses licorice root and our Natural Hydroquinone Alternative to brighten the appearance of dark spots, while lactic and mandelic acids gently exfoliate dead skin cells. We recommend following this treatment (and all exfoliating treatments) with an SPF product like Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF 30.

  1. CRANBERRIES

In addition to adding bursts of flavor to food, this tiny berry adds impressive beauty benefits when used as a skin care ingredient. Cranberries are packed full of vitamins and antioxidants that help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They’re also rich in phytochemicals with potent anti-inflammatory properties that are extremely effective in fighting the inflammation caused by problem skin (Livestrong). Take advantage of the beauty benefits of cranberries with our Limited Edition Cranberry Pomegranate Masque.

 

Men’s Night! Christmas Shopping and Rejuvenation Treatments!

Men’s Night!

Thursday December 17th  5:00pm-9:00pm

$55.00 Christmas Rejuvenation Treatment for Men!!

½ Hour Session

A Men’s Night 1/2 hour session will include a:

  • 15 Minute Back Massage
    •          Your Choice of: 15 Minutes of Foot care
    •                                             or a 15 Minute Face Rejuvenation Session

Call NOW to book as spots are limited…………… 306 – 228 – 2808

Our Feature Product for the evening is the:                               Firma Energy Wear Men’s Compression Tank

  • Improved Blood Microcirculation
  • Reduce Muscle Fatigue
  • Anti-Odor Properties
  • Improved Skin Thermoregulation
  • Active biocrystals in the fabric absorb far infrared energy from the body in the form of body heat
  • The fabric then reflect the far-infrared energy back into the body at an optimized wavelength for therapeutic effects
  • Fir energy penetrates 4-5 cm below the skin surface, affecting the muscles and nerves and blood vessels inbetween
  • It is great for all sports including: Golf, Hockey, Mountain Sports, Cycling, etc.
  • Wherever you work Firma Energywear will work with you.Truckers, Farmers, Oilfield, Office, Restaurant, etc……

Late Men’s Night Christmas Shopping!

Any Christmas Shopping that you need to finish up can be done here in the Spa Boutique. We have lots and lots of retail items to choose from for any and all of the special people in your life. Whether you are needing a gift for a employer, co-worker, neighbor, bus driver, friend, spouse or child we have something in here for them. We are open late to assist all hard working men to get your shopping done quickly and in one place as we know your time is important.

  • When you Purchase a Gift Card for $100.00 or More you get a $10.00 OFF Coupon Redeemable before February 14th, 2016!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! AND HAPPY SHOPPING!!!!

Shop Locally First

SHOP LOCALLY FIRST !!!

It’s Christmas time! It’s Shopping Time! Where should we go? The city…… Saskatoon, Battleford, Lloydminster, Edmonton, Calgary or maybe even Winnipeg? What about Unity? Are the prices in the city better? Not always! The cost of travel and meals, winter driving….. Don’t forget about the inevitable return of gifts either inappropriate, wrong size, broken or missing pieces……  I’ll let you to do the math!   

Have you taken the time to browse through each store in Unity? I have been through most stores in town shopping as well as collecting knowledge to pass onto my spa guests about the unique shopping available in Unity. There are treasures here that will amaze you.

Recently I had women shopping in the spa say, “We don’t have to go shopping in the city….. Among the stores in Unity you have everything the city has.” This lady had gone to the city for socks and was shocked to see the great variety we carry.           Another commented, “I just spent the last 2 1/2 hours shopping in your town…. Now I’m broke!”

Friends, neighbors and people from Unity and surrounding area – the clock is ticking.

Shop local…. Found Treasures, Our Drug Store, Wildeman Sport Store (Tan Jay +) The Resource Center, Bargain Shop, Fields, Guys Furniture, Cinema Satellite, Crystal Clarity, The Co-op, AG Foods, Junction 21 (Western Wear +), Ilene’s Quilting, Country Pantry, Flowers by Joan, Unity Travel Shop, 2nd Avenue Cinema, Home Based Businesses, Hair Dressers, Liquor Stores, Spa City and Sunrise Wellness Spa or buy someone a membership to the Gym, CrossFit, Pilates or Yoga. Don’t forget the dealerships that you rely on throughout the year. No business is an island to itself……            Gift Certificates are available from many local stores and restaurants. We have all worked hard to bring you the best for a local shopping experience. Shopping in Unity is not as hurried as the city and the distance from store to store is minimal. Many businesses partake in Winter Wonderland on December 3 from 6-9 pm to provide you shopping that fits into your busy life.

Be sure to enter your name at participating stores for the “GRAND IN YOUR HAND”.

Shopping locally can put the cash back in your hand.

 

SHOP LOCALLY FIRST AND LAST and we will make it a wonderful experience!