Foot Care Importance

FOOT CARE IMPORTANCE

Pedicures may not interest you as you probably think painted toenails and pretty feet.

What if I told you I am referring to something so much more….. I will share with you the importance of Foot Care!

As we age, or from an injury our nails change. There are three conditions I want to address.

  1. Fungus – Is a common condition that begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the fungal infection goes deeper, nail fungus may cause your nail to discolor, thicken and crumble at the edge and become irritated. It does not affect all nails. Left untreated the nail grows thick and grotesque. The yeast can affect different parts of the toe nail, finger nail or skin.

Treatment with a Helius pedicure machine will grind down thick nails and your therapist will cut away all the dead toenail. Note  the  machine  used  for this procedure.

Foot Logix Fungus Tincture is a highly recommended at home treatment to use between appointments with a qualified nail and foot care pedicure specialist.

  1. Ingrown Toe Nails – The great toe takes the blunt of this problem. It can happen on either side of the nail. Cutting down the side of the nail relieves a lot of pressure and with special tools can be filed down favorably. You must have this done regularly by a qualified nail and foot care pedicurist so you will not have to have it cut out.
  1. Hammer Toes – There is a type of massage and stretching that will prevent hammer toes from becoming a severe source of pain that will one day need to be surgically corrected with putting pins in the affected toe or toes.

Do not allow them to get to that stage. On the onset of this condition see an RMT who has taken the active isolated stretching course so your  toes  can be  stretched  effectively and you will learn how to do it as  well  to maintain  the  condition of  your toes. There are  separators to wear  to prevent  the toes  from  rubbing each other and over lapping.

This is called  Foot care. Geraldine  has  taken   the advanced  pedicure  course.

 

 

Importance of Facials

How Often Should You Really Get Facials?

New Beauty magazine recently broke down the Life Cycle of a Facial which explains the timeline for facial benefits to surface. They recommend a facial every 4-6 weeks for optimal skin benefits and results

Life Cycle of a Facial

Fall Skin Care Tips

Written By: Christie Pike

There are so many things to love about fall – cozy sweaters, colorful leaves, crisp fresh air and that feeling of change that comes with every new season. Falling leaves could be the first indication that change is in the air, but our skin can also show the effects of a seasonal transition. Seasonal change can leave our skin feeling dull, dry and dehydrated – but it doesn’t have to be that way.

We have 5 simple skin care tips that will help give you that perfect glow all season long:

  1. Don’t forget your Eminence SPF
  1. Exfoliate
  • Exfoliation is the key to glowing skin. As we age, our natural ability to regenerate new skin cells slows. This can cause surface build-up which can leave our skin looking congested, dry and dull. We recommend:
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant(daily treatment)
  • Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5% (weekly treatment)
  1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
  • Autumn brings cool, windy weather which can cause your skin to become dry and dehydrated. The fall season is the perfect time to correct any sun damage caused by summer heat and sunshine. Make sure to pick a moisturizer or masque that works best for your skin type. If your skin is extra dry, don’t be afraid to use heavier, natural, oil-based products. We recommend:
  • Facial Recovery Oil
  • Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque
  1. Body care is a must. Skin care doesn’t stop at your neckline – it’s important to moisturize and treat every beautiful inch of your skin. To help keep your skin healthy (after that summer tan) look for products that nourish and even out your skin tone. We recommend:

Stone Crop Body Lotion

  1. Protect your lips. The cool fall weather can leave your lips feeling dry and cracked. Protect and moisturize your lips daily with a non-petroleum based lip balm to keep your lips kissable all year long. We recommend:

Autumn Chop Salad

Beauty starts from the inside out. It starts and ends with eating Healthy.

Written by Chloe Hunt:

With leaves turning orange and days growing shorter, our skin will soon feel the seasonal change that arrives with the cold autumn breeze. Fall ushers in lower temperatures that dry our complexions but also brings harvest produce to nourish our skin. Foods like apples, pears, pumpkins and yams are all packed with essential vitamins and nutrients – delicious sensory treats for our taste buds as well as our skin.

To celebrate the arrival of autumn we’ve put together a delicious vegan autumn salad recipe for you to enjoy.

With a blend of vitamin-rich ingredients, this Autumn Chop Salad crams in apples and pears loaded with antioxidants to fight the aging effects of free radicals. Generous spoonfuls of pumpkin seeds bring a rich source of zinc, a mineral needed for immunity and skin health. Yams are another star ingredient – packed with potassium, copper and manganese which energize your body and rejuvenate the skin. Paired with a complementary apple and Dijon mustard dressing, this salad will have you – and your skin – ready for the change in seasons.

AUTUMN CHOP SALAD

INGREDIENTS:
Salad:
(Use organic ingredients wherever possible)
•    ½ cup Granny Smith apple
•    ½ cup ripe pear
•    8 cups spinach
•    ½ cup yams, cut into small cubes
•    ½ cup beets, cut into small cubes
•    3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
•    1 tablespoon cranberries

INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Chop the yams and beets into small cubes. On a well-oiled baking sheet, distribute the chopped yams and beets evenly and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Bake the yam and beet cubes for approximately 20 minutes or until browned. While the yam and beet cubes are baking, chop the Granny Smith apples and the pear into small cubes. Once the yam and beet cubes are cooked and nicely browned on the outside, remove them from the oven and place them aside to cool. Once the yam and beet cubes have cooled, mix them with the apple, pear, pumpkin seeds and cranberries and lay them on a bed of spinach.

Salad Dressing:
•    2 tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard
•    1 tablespoon agave syrup
•    2 tablespoons applesauce
•    1 tablespoon pure apple cider vinegar
•    1 tablespoon olive oil

To make the dressing, simply pour all the ingredients into a jar or container, adding ingredients to adjust the taste as you please. Shake well when ready to serve.

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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