Do you take a holiday?

DO YOU TAKE A HOLIDAY?         

Holidays and vacations mean different things to different folks.  Your time away from home should be a joyous event for you.  As a family or solo.

 Destress Before you go, take the time for a massage to destress, so everyone can enjoy your company.  Especially you!

Holidays may be a time to reflect, journal and plan for some changes and improvements in your daily life.  Celebrate what has gone well, whether alone or with a partner.  Take time to connect to know what works in your life and what needs change.  Plan it!

Holidays offer great benefits for your health.  Getting extra sleep, soaking up a little extra sun and enjoying the tastes of different food can make your holiday burst with memories.  Lowering high blood pressure and weight loss makes a holiday a great idea and the benefits can last for months.

Employers and employees often decline to take a holiday.  This can cause a loss of productivity and increased glucose levels.  Not to forget your heart, so keep your blood pressure checked.  If you think you are too busy to go on a holiday, what about your wellbeing, and the stress relief.  It has been proven that holidays are the best way to boost productivity, longevity, and makes you happier.

Plan your holiday with a purpose.  It’s a great way to get away from it all.  It doesn’t matter where you end up, as long as the destination was amazing to you. Maybe you want to choose a once in a lifetime holiday or repeat the same one you did the year before.   Change is always a better option it doesn’t let boredom or fatigue set in.  Don’t be a slave to your holiday, it takes time to plan and pack so don’t replace your routine for a routine.   Is your holiday going to be an adventurous vacation doing white water rafting or more subtle by spending time with family and relatives?  If you spend time with other family members as part of your holiday, make sure you take a day or two for just your selves.  This lets you have quality time as a family and connect. No matter the holiday make sure it has a purpose.  Leave the stress behind and rejuvenate.

If you have staycation whether at home or close to it, there are lots of leisure activities within driving distance and you can still sleep in your own bed. Make a plan and don’t get stuck in the same routine just because you are at home.  So leave that messy pantry and cloths on the floor, it will be there at the end of your staycation.  This is a great way to cut back on spending.  You can visit local museums, fairs, go to the pool or lake and have a picnic, a movie with date night, golfing or take a bike riding adventure.   This may be time to develop an exercise routine, or sit back and read a thick book.  Best of all, spend time with your kids, doing kid things like a board game, talking and laughing.

Holidays may be a time to reflect, journal and plan for some changes and improvements in your daily life.  Celebrate what has gone well, whether alone or with a partner.  Take time to connect to know what works in your life and what needs change.  Plan it!

Reflect back on whatever holiday you experienced.  Smile and laugh at the memories and appreciate your time well spent.  Dream and plan for the next one.

Saskatchewan has some beautiful places to visit and things to do.  There is a Saskatchewan discovery guide to help along the way!  Visit this website to find out about more excitement in our province.

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attractions-g155038-Activities-Saskatchewan.html

Massage services for improved health

Sunrise Wellness Spa wants you want to feel good about yourself?  Book a massage service for improved health.  

The staff at Sunrise Wellness Spa will provide you with the royal service you deserve.  

We have many testimonials from clients who have experienced the wonderful skin care from Eminence, stating how amazing the customized facial experience is.  Geraldine has taken extensive training to acquire her technique so she can provide you with only the best service. Whether you are needing a deep tissue massage, a relaxing Jade Stone Massage or Isolated Stretching. A body wrap complete with full exfoliation, all hair removal services, pedicure, manicure, or a customized facial. Geraldine has the experience to give you exactly what your body needs.

Sunrise Wellness Spa uses only the finest products from around the world so you will leave feeling the way you should. Your stress will be lowered when you experience any of the services at Sunrise Wellness Spa. Leave feeling radiant and rejuvenated. Call and book now. Your health is your happiness. Start here!!!

 

 

Start 2017 with a Body Detox

Body Care: Detox & Hydrate”  This Month 

  • Book a Detoxing and Stress Relieving European Mud Wrap ~The treatment includes and Vital Chi Skin Brushing to stimulate circulation and promote skin health followed by a Detoxing European Mud Wrap and Hydrotherapy Tub and a Wonderful Relaxing and Moisturizing Massage.~

    The Ultimate in Stress Relief!

  • Our Feature Product is the Dry Brush made with natural bristles to slough off dead skin cells and enhance your detoxification and allow the pores to absorb the hydration from the all natural lotions or creams applied and or used at home.

                   

Eminence:  Mix the Apricot Body Oil with the Strawberry Dermafoliant to create the ultimate body exfoliation and leaving your body smooth and hydrated.  

Book your detoxing treatment today – the European Body Wrap or the Body Exfoliation.

 

 

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

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 believe 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 I SPA (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 mud, 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!

Geraldine Barrett

Why a Registered Massage Therapist?

Greetings from the solarium at Sunrise Wellness Spa!

I love to sit in the hammock and relax and reflect…

Today I would like to elaborate on the importance of going to a registered massage therapist (RMT).

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

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

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

When a therapist has passed the written and practical Board exam, the therapist then receives

designation of RMT and you as a client will then be able to be reimbursed by the many insurance  companies that cover massage therapy as well as WCB and SGI.

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

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

MTAS members must carry liability insurance as well..

I am passionate about continuing education and have traveled far and wide to take many courses that I was attracted to. It is so exciting and rewarding to gain such a diverse knowledge in this industry in order to give you the most effective treatment that most insurance companies will reimburse you for.

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

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

Buyers Be Smart!

Thank you for reading!

Geraldine Barrett

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.

What’s happening here in April?

What’s happening here in April?

Full Body Wellness”   = Hands, Feet, Skin Care, Detoxing

                               Look Fresh and Feel Fresh For Spring!

                               .April 1st – April 30th.

                                   We are Open Saturday April 16th, 2016

  • Book a Detoxing European Mud Wrap or Sugar/Salt Glow Body Exfoliate and Get a NuSkin Moisture Mist for 50 % OFF! 

    • The treatment includes and Vital Chi Skin Brushing to stimulate circulation and promote skin health followed by a Detoxing European Mud Wrap or a Sugar or Salt Glow Body Scrub to get rid of the dry, damaged skin from winter and Hydrotherapy Tub and a Wonderful Relaxing and Moisturizing Massage~
      • Service Providers: Geraldine Barrett and Kaity Halter
  • Our Feature Product is Our Jessica Cosmetics Line ~NEW SPRING COLOURS ~

    • We have some brand new vibrant nail polish colors for this Spring. Jessica Cosmetics has a wonderful Nail Repair line that can help with any nail issue! Do you have ridges, brittle and easily break able nails, fungus growth, weak, or dry nails? We have something to help you! The Jessica Phenomen Oil is an intensive moisturizer that works wonders and is a great product for all the Gardeners out there for this up coming season!!

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.