Come meet Katelyn

Come and meet Katelyn Moncrieff

She 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)

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!!!

 

 

Importance of Sports Massage @ Events

Sports Massage @ Prairie Girls Ball Tournament

in Unity

May 27th, 28th, 29th 2016

Sport Massage is a specialty, although sport massage is not designated as a specialty, it is.

There are two specific treatments performed on athletes at sports events called pre and post event.

For pre event strokes of friction; compression and jostling. This technique compliments and enhances warm up, it does not eliminate warm up routines for the specific sport. Often there is specific stretches that will make a significant difference.

Post event is after the competition to help cool down, flush out the lactates and metabolite that build up during the competition. Post Event is an asset to the athlete to recover faster and with less delayed onset muscle soreness. There are 5 specific strokes that enhance the recovery from competition. Sports Massage Therapy at 3-4 day events are especially valuable.

Unity hosted the Girls Prairie League Soft Ball Tournament

Geraldine Barrett and Jolene Stabbler provided the Sports Massage to the girls.

30 Teams attended from Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The coaches were pleased to see this service on site. Coaches and ball players alike benefit from sports massage on site.

For more information on Sports Massage

Check out: csmta.ca

Thera are National certification programs for Sports Massage

Ore Spa Body Treatments

Ore Spa Products = Amazing Body Treatments!!

We carry ORE SPA PRODUCTS at the Sunrise Wellness Spa, for retail as well as for spa services!

AND YES!! ….. THESE PRODUCTS ARE ALL NATURAL!!

Some of their products come from Israel, France and Our Own Soil… CANADA!!

Many of the ORE SPA Treatments originated from the Cleopatra Era!!

Our Most Popular Product= ORE Dead Sea Mineral Salt

Waters of the Dead Sea are unique, having a total salt concentration that is 10X higher than the ocean.

Mud, Salt, and Water of the Dead Sea contain a wonderful mixture of minerals:

  • Magnesium- Helps build skin cells and it is a natural moisturizer
  • Potassium- Improves the oxidation and regulates the electrical process of muscles and the nervous system
  • Calcium- Cleanses pores and helps build healthy bones
  • Bromine- Smoothing and relaxing effect on the nervous system
  • Sodium- Removes skin scales and improves its permeability and very good for dry skin

These salts can be very beneficial for people you have health issues such as: eczema, arthritis, and blood circulation or nerve problems.

 

ORE SPA BODY TREATMENTS

  • Chocolate Powder:

  • Caffeine stimulates the circulatory system and revitalizes the skin. Cacao is one of the most concentrated vegetable energy suppliers. Its bean contains theobromine, a mild stimulant that can have an energizing effect on the body.
  • Dead Sea Black Mud:

  • It helps renew and regenerate the cells because it promotes and increases proper blood circulation, which increases the supply of oxygen and pulls toxins from your body. It stimulates new skin cells and helps break down cellulite and toning of skin tissues.
  • Algae & Grape Powder:

  • This product is 100% marine origin located at the very tip of Brittany (France) and Red Grape Seeds rich in procyanidins. The seaweed is one of the best sources of natural minerals and in combination with grape powder it permits an anti-aging action and aids with elasticity and free radicals.
  • Coffee & Dead Sea Salt:

  • The coffee and salt exfoliate the skin and get rid dry skin making your skin feel soft and luxurious. Caffeine is well known for improving lipolysis. It helps to break up fatty deposits that can cause cellulite. Caffeine is a stimulant so it improves circulation and waste elimination.

All of the following information was found courtesy of the ORE Spa Products Website. If you are wanting any more information on ORE Spa Products. Check Out their Web Page: http://www.orespaproducts.com/

Moor Spa Products at the Sunrise Wellness Spa

At Sunrise Wellness Spa we strive to bring you renewed balance and beauty through natural and organic products.

If you are booking a European Body Wrap or Body Exfoliate with us and are curious about what products we may use in the treatment this is one of them!!

.Moor Spa Products.

~Natural Source Guarantee~

Their face, body and spa line are inspired directly by the healing powers of nature. Moor Spa is designated as a ‘Champion’ by the Environmental Working Group for its dedication to product safety. You WILL NOT find synthetic preservatives, parabens, sulfates, artificial colours or fragrances and NO petroleum-derived chemicals such as PEG, propylene glycol or mineral oil!! These products are all 100% naturally derived from plants, herbal extracts and pure essential oils.

AND……….

The Signature Ingredient- Austrian Moor!

Moor is a rare form of nutrient-rich peat created by gradual transformation of herbs, plants and flowers that have been permanently submerged under water or underground. Free from decaying effects of oxygen and in the correct climatic and biological conditions, the plant goes through a ‘ripening’ process over many thousands of years into a rich black substance.

This plant/flower/herbal complex has amazing therapeutic properties, which enhances the skin’s health and appearance.

Moor Spa Products at the Sunrise Wellness Spa:

Kelzyme Body Mask:  Kelzyme is a fossilized, calcified kelp deposit extracted from an ancient seabed over a hundred feet below ground in Nevada. The Deposit is estimated to be pver 35 million years old and consists of over 70% of highly bio-available calcium and many other minerals

Pure Moor Body Mask: This is 100% PURE MOOR! This product provides a treatment with powerful anti- aging, detoxification and anti-cellulite benefits.

All of the following information was found courtesy of the Moor Spa Website. If you are wanting any more information on the Moor Spa Products. Check Out their Web Page:  https://www.moorspa.com/allProducts.php

Take Time for Yourself

Take Time for Yourself – Look After Yourself

It takes time to be healthy. We have to make a decision and take the steps to develop a health conscious lifestyle and contemplate what we need to do to accomplish this.

If you are already healthy look at the everyday MAINTENANCE! That means regularly making those hale and hearty choices and building them up so they transform into habit.

EAT RIGHT! – Your body requires good, hearty foods to keep it nourished and balanced.

DRINK WATER! – You need to drink 8 glasses of water every day to keep your body hydrated and functioning properly

EXERSIZE DAILY! – 30 min workouts, walking to work, walking stairs, riding a bike. Anything and everything will help as long as you are physically active and some point during the day. Do more vigorous work out 3x a week for example Weightlifting, Yoga, Pilates or a more intense cardio. Get your heart rate up and get the sweat going. This releases toxins from your body and your blood gets flowing, which brings more oxygen throughout your body this equals a healthy and healing body.

YEARLY CHECK- UPS! – Very Important! Ask questions if you are not performing the way you have been. Be interested in your health.

SUPPLEMENTS! – Our body needs a certain amount of vitamins and minerals to maintain health and we do not acquire all the nutrients that are required through our diet.

SLEEP! – Your body needs to reboot itself every night. Get your 8 hours every night! Lack of sleep takes its toll on ones health over time.


MONITOR STRESS!
– 98% of illnesses and ailments are caused by stress. Small stress that is not addressed accumulates and manifests in minor or even major health issues over time. ”Do not bank your stress!” Talk to a trusted person, find a counselor you are comfortable with or who will challenge you to look into your life. Learn how to let go and move on.

JOURNAL! Take time daily to reflect what your day was like. What did you learn from it? What is a keeper? What and how could you have made it better? Reflect daily, weekly and monthly and then do a year end reflection so you can start the New Year with positive plans to accomplish more. Know where you are going.

MASSAGE THERAPY! Book a monthly massage for health maintenance. You would be surprised how much your body tightens up in one month and how good and refreshing it feels when you have a monthly massage. Put this in your budget and make use of whatever insurance you have. Find a therapist or two who give you the results you are looking for. A massage should be deep enough to remove the “tightness” in your muscles or you will take pain and stress back home with you. Be sure your therapist “listens to you”. Give him/her feedback so you will be happy when you leave.

Our facials also provide reduced stress and relieves the strain on the face that left untouched develops into wrinkles and ages you faster.

LAUGHTER! is a great stress reliever and releases an endorphin that heals and repairs. Watch funny movies, play with your children, grandchildren or family members and laugh with them. Read a book that gives you a laugh. All of these will change the direction of your wrinkles.

TAKE TIME FOR EVERYTHING – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the Heavens

I will quote a friend Paul Martinelli – “In search for the most powerful thoughts to share I have found that many of these thoughts have been attributed to many different thought leaders, making it impossible to give “credit” to any one person. I have chosen to leave off the names with the awareness that there is truly only one source…. God.”

Sunrise Wellness Spa’s Transformation!

Our New Look!!!………….. Where are we going from here??

With 35 Years behind us, I have reflected over the many steps of change that have brought us to the edge of retirement. This is a journey and there have been many bends in the road along the way.

When I first started I visited a consulting firm in Edmonton. After many hours of brainstorming I reluctantly removed “Mon-Gee” from my business name, a name that meant a lot to me. “Mon” was used because it represented my father’s surname and “Gee” for Geraldine. However it did not have ‘sales’ appeal. We developed a new marketing plan and expanded the business into a spa. Then came the big change. A computer program would make business more efficient so I embarked on the technology world.

When I first started Pat Welter of Masterhand Designs was launching his career and made me my first sign to set up at #26 Brentwood Trailer Court.

In 2000 when I purchased the police barracks, Pat developed the beautiful blue sign that adorned the front lawn for 15 years. We ventured into new colors at the spa so a great way to start off the new look was a beautiful new sign created by Pat! Pat worked hard and brought color and meaning to the amazing sign that was ready for our 35th Anniversary on August 20th. Paul Marshal; a welder and great friend of Pat’s, said to me that the Spa’s new sign is some of Pat’s best work. We are so proud of it!

We added butterflies and flowers to the spa trademark and chose lavender and pink to bring a calming effect to the ambiance. Kait shared her talent of colors and decor, giving birth to a total new look. We transferred this new vibe of colors and images through-out the treatment rooms in the spa and onto our business cards and brochures.

The Butterfly is the symbol of transformation. A caterpillar spins itself a cocoon and emerges as a beautiful butterfly. This is the feeling we want our clients to have when they leave the spa. We want them to feel new and fresh, with renewed balance and beauty. We want them to feel transformed and invigorated.

I will share the history of the colours that Pat so meticulously shared as he designed the sign. It compliments the healing that colors bring us. The study of color therapy is fascinating.

White represents all colors to create balance and harmony. The Blue is a cooling color and helps relieve inflammation, headaches, and high blood pressure. Brown represents the earth so helps with body stability and grounding. Magenta regulates the adrenaline and heart activity. Violet/Purple stimulates the spleen & white blood cells to increase your immunity & relieve emotional stress. Indigo purifies the blood stream. Yellow strengthens the nerves, stomach, liver, and intestines. It also speeds up the digestion. Orange increases the thyroid, stimulates the lungs, the digestive system and relieves muscle cramps & spasms.

To complete the image Pat has brought new life to our display boards for trade shows and Christmas craft fairs. Our new vertical banner will give a great visual to all who walk by. It will give a lasting impression.

Thank you Pat for your talent here in Unity. Thank you to Kait for sharing your visionary talent.

We will continue to serve you royally with our bountiful spa menu. Be sure to check it out and try something new.

Kneippe Therapy carries the bath oils using the colors derived from plants.

European Body Wraps are great and have amazing health benefits.

Jade Stone Hot and Cold Massage is indescribable and very relaxing.

Customized Eminence Organic Facials are absolutely memorable and rejuvenating. Kait does an excellent job.

Pedicures will make your feet happy and ready to dance through the autumn leaves.

Knieppe Therapy carries the bath oils using the colors derived from plants.

Check out Our Spa and Our Wonderfully Refreshing New Look! Our shelves are brimming with new Christmas lines for your shopping convenience right here in Unity.

Plan to take time to reflect in the solarium and come out rejuvenated. A solarium is a great place to journal and reflect on your day your week or your month. A way to add value to your life and achieve your dreams.

Geraldine Barrett

Geraldine Barrett’s 35th Anniversary Year!

35 Years behind us and only the future ahead!

Our 35th Anniversary Celebration was on Aug 20th. What a Perfect Day! There was no wind, no mosquitos and the sun was shining brightly!

Thank You to all the people who helped make it a special day.

  • Thank you to the Special “O” for serving over 192 burgers
  • Unity Motor Products for the canopies and Steven Halter for putting them together
  • The Town of Unity for the picnic tables
  • Scattered Friends – Evelyn Lang, Dorothy Frehlich & Nancy Schwab, who are all long time clients of 25+ years and opened this Celebration with some beautiful music
  • Scott Heatcoat of Assiniboia – our guest entertainer performed for most of the celebration with his wonderful accordion and guitar!
  • Reg Sittler set up the sound system and accompanied Scott. He was amazing as they had never played together before and they sounded awesome.
  • To my staff Verlie, Kaity, Lucy, and Shalon for keeping everything running smoothly and sharing product knowledge with ‘new interest’
  • Nora Aldred for the very beautifully decorated cake and delightfully tasting
  • For my mom of 94 years and my two sisters, Loretta and Thelma, who came from Assiniboia and helped so much taking care of many last minute details and serving throughout the day.
  • Morne Coetze for taking pictures and show casing our new sign.
  • Pat Welter of Master Home Design, who worked very hard to have our New Sign completed and installed before the Celebration.
  • And Thank You to All my clients! I would not have a successful business without all of you! It has and continues to be a privilege to serve you royally

I had the opportunity to speak a few times throughout the day to the many guests who enjoyed the entertainment, the BBQ, 35% Off Sale; and the excitement of all the wonderful Door Prizes! I shared how my purpose was to add value to their lives and their health

The day was really about them, all the people who come and seek relief from me. I go and continue to take continuing education to be current with what is happening in the massage and spa world and ultimately serve each of you with the best treatment possible.

The Giant Door Prize Basket worth $350 of products from our boutique was Won by Gail Herbach!! Congratulations Gail we hope you are enjoying everything! There were 12 other door prizes that we gave away and we thank all of our suppliers who so graciously donated wonderful products from their companies to support our celebration.

Eminence Organic Skin Care… Soluzione… Moor Products… SST Mineral Make up… Rocky Mountain Soap Company… Warm Buddies

These events don’t happen on their own, great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

Thank You to Each and Every one of You!

Geraldine Barrett

Back To School Back to Sports with Sport Massage Therapy at Sunrise Wellness Spa!

 

September is the month we all get back to school and back into our routines from our fabulous free summers, but we also get back to our SPORTS!

Whether it be hockey, football, dance, figure skating, or volleyball and whether or not you are an adult or a child taking part in these sports we all should be making sure that we are taking care of our bodies properly. We need to our bodies to provide us with overall wellness, strength, agility, flexibility, performance, endurance, and we need to make sure with all of our activities we prevent injuries.

 

 The Sunrise Wellness Spa in Unity, SK provides Sports Massage and Active Isolated Stretching!

Geraldine is a Certified Sport Massage Therapist and is available for team presentations.

Here are some benefits to Sports Massage and Active Isolated Stretching:

  • Increase performance
  • Improves circulation and helps prevent water retention
  • Enhance muscle tone and helps with posture
  • Improve recovery time
  • Strengthen Immune system
  • Reduce Blood pressure
  • Increase flexibility
  • Eliminate fatigue, you will feel more energized
  • Minimizes injuries
  • It promotes muscle relaxation and helps relieve stress
  • Soothes the body of aches and pains, especially in your lower back, shoulders and neck

 

It’s very important to have a Registered Sports Massage Therapist provide these services for your specific sport. Post and Pre Event Massage are both very important and should be used regularly and not just used for big game events.

You will feel healthier, relaxed, refreshed, and energized.

 

Check out the Sports Massage Website www.csmta.ca for more information.

Geraldine Barrett