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!!!

 

 

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!

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.

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!

 

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