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!!!

 

 

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

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

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!

 

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

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