18May

Here in Victoria we seem to have transitioned into sandal season rather quickly. The winter drags on, only teasing us with glimpses of beautiful days until suddenly mid-May hits and we arrive in full blown summer weather. It’s time to swap your rain jacket for a T-shirt and your boots for strappy sandals. After what felt like a very long winter, your feet could probably use some TLC and we’re here to provide that in the best way.

There’s a reason we call this luxurious service the Transformation Pedicure – we allocate an entire hour dedicated to your feet. This is not your average nail bar where you sit in an open space next to strangers in chairs. Your pedicure includes the essentials such as a foot soak, nail and cuticle work, buffing of calluses, feet and leg massage and a polish colour of your choice. The difference is; this is a private service just for you, done in a private room to really allow the one-on-one time with a licensed esthetician who has the skills and experience to personalize the hour to your needs. The best part? You’re lying down on a very comfortable massage bed while your feet are getting a deluxe pampering. Warning: There is a high possibility you will be so relaxed that you may even doze off without noticing.

We understand the importance of taking time for yourself and allowing someone else to take care of you. We also understand the importance of literally putting your best foot forward while you walk into the sunny season!

 

Laura Findlay,
Blogger for The Spa Magnolia

 

 

04May

 

Many consumers have made the switch to shopping organic produce and foods. We’re paying attention to what goes into our bodies, so why aren’t we paying attention to what we’re putting on our bodies as well? Organic beauty is easy – we stand by this promise. At the Spa Magnolia, we’ve done the vetting for you by carrying brands that derive ingredients from natural sources and are free of harmful parabens, sulfates, and artificial scents. These companies pride themselves on creating non-toxic products to elevate the health and appearance of your skin. Backed by proven research and science, these brands instill trust in the fact that your skincare routine is doing right by your body.

But it’s more than just carrying the titles of “organic “ and “natural”; Organic Nation, Intelligent Nutrients, Comfort Zone and Jane Iredale not only care about what they’re putting on our skin, they care about how these products are produced. We work with these companies for their social responsibility and dedication to protecting the environment we live in by reducing their footprint. Sustainable practices and ethically sourced ingredients are deeply ingrained values that are practiced in every step of production; protecting oceans, farmers, pollinators and ultimately our bodies.

Did you know…?

Organic Nation uses Organic Aloe Vera Gel as a base to their products to deliver healing properties straight to your skin.

Intelligent Nutrients carries third-party certification seals that ensure products are 65-95% organic, cruelty-free and made with renewable energy.

Comfort Zone collaborates with expert scientists and doctors to design different skin care lines specifically formulated to various skin types and skin concerns.

Some of our favourite Jane Iredale products are multi-functional! The Amazing Base, PurePressed Base, Glow Time and Dream Tint all act as a foundation, concealer, sunscreen and skin care.

 

 

Start with your skin. Throughout the day we are exposed to a pleather of harmful substances, so how can we limit our daily intake of toxins? Like we said, we’ve done the work for you and stand by these companies. From protecting the Earth we live on to what we absorb into our skin, it’s as easy as replacing your products with natural and organic options that are safe, healing and results driven.

 

Laura Findlay,
Blogger for The Spa Magnolia

 

 

30Sep

People often think of massages as simply a way to relax after a stressful week. Even though massage does help you relax, it also has many other lesser known benefits that you should definitely know about. Here’s more about how much massage therapy can help with your health.

It balances your body from all that sitting

If you spend your days sitting at a desk, you would definitely benefit from a regular massage. As we spend 8-10 hours a day (or even more) sitting in front of a screen, our lower backs and glutes get weaker. Along with a good exercise regimen, regular massage can reduce pain and ache related to being in a sitting position for most of our waking time.

Massages reduce depression and anxiety

Those who suffer from depression or anxiety disorders can gain from a regular massage as well. The healing touch of a professional, as well as the relaxing qualities of massage help people with mental illness, regain a sense of well-being and relaxation.

It improves immune function

If your immune system is fighting a cold (or just needs a boost), a massage is the way to go. The research found that massages increase white blood cell counts in the blood. So whether you have a simple cold or something more serious, a massage can help you get you back on the way to health.

Massages help relieve pains and disorders

Massages are also excellent to relieve symptoms of many illnesses and disorders, such as:

  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Nerve pain
  • Strains
  • Sports injuries
  • Joint pain

There are so many things a good massage can do. Contact us today for an appointment with one of our registered massage therapists!