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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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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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