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Natural Cures for the Winter Blues

February in Vancouver is enough to make anyone day dream about relocating to an arid and sunny local. For most of us, that day dream won’t become a reality, so in the mean time, when skies are grey we need to find other ways to cope with the winter blues. I’m sure the majority of you, […]

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Ten Years of Spruce: The Beginning

To celebrate Spruce Body Lab’s 10 year anniversary, we wanted to share some of our most memorable stories from those uncertain first days and from the past decade. Ryan Seitz tells us about some of his memories of Spruce: “The first day that we were open for business was June 5 2005.  There was a huge level […]

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Fashion May 2013: Bare Necessities

Spruce Body Lab 1128 Richards St., Vancouver, 604-683-3220, sprucebodylab.com We’ve never had a bad wax at this medi-spa, but if you’re looking to wean off the sticky stuff, give Broad Band Light Spectrum (BBLs) technology a go. Much less painful and more permanent, it promises 70 to 95 percent hair reduction, and technician Kathryn Sawers […]

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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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