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The Spruce Guide To Valentine’s Day At The Spa

Ah, Valentine’s Day. That day where you show that special someone how much you care about them. There is the traditional approach of flowers and chocolates, or something more extravagant like a diamond bracelet. Whether or not you’re a fan of Valentine’s day, there is no doubt that showing your partner that you are thinking […]

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Realistic Resolutions for the New Year

It’s not uncommon for people to resist the idea of a New Year Resolution because they’re often left unresolved. We tend to attack the blank slate of the New Year with vigour only to realize that sticking to an extreme diet or exercise regime is unrealistic. Here’s a great article from Refinery29 with tips from […]

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Massage Therapy: Practitioner Gender Preferences

Having worked in the spa industry for so many years, I have found many of my body issues have fallen away and my comfort level with seeing either a male or female therapist has evened out. I found this article published in the New York Times so refreshing as it reminded me that there can […]

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How Much Massage is Enough?

It seems that the scientific documentation of massage therapy and its benefits is continually growing. And this research is leading to findings on how regular massage can improve the quality of life for people suffering from conditions such as osteoarthritis- a condition that is largely managed by medications that can have some unpleasant side-effects.

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Massage in Vancouver: How Touch Can Boost the “Morality Molecule”

I think it’s safe to say that most of us feel good, not just physically, but mentally after receiving a massage, or even getting a hug. In this article from The Guardian, Paul Zak’s(also known as Dr. Love) research of the hormone oxytocin is explored and reveals how this particular hormone works to boost our […]

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