Summer Sports Making You Sore?

Summer of 2010Whether you’re golfing, cycling, swimming or gardening, sometimes muscles revolt! Suffer no more. Say spahhh … the Rosewater Spa way. Book your Registered Massage Therapy appointment and feel better.

Your relaxing Registered Massage Therapy experience may begin with a private Eucalyptus steam (Oakville & Burlington) or Infrared Sauna session (Burlington), which will aid in the elimination of harmful toxins.

Complimentary with any massage. Please request at time of booking. Some extended health care and medical plans cover Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) and therapeutic massage. Check your coverage!

Swedish Massage: This full body massage focuses on individual therapeutic needs. This type of massage will help alleviate discomfort due to injuries, postural imbalance and daily stress.

Thalassotherapy Massage: Recommended for those with arthritis and chronic pain. The objective of this healing treatment is to detoxify the body, relax sore muscles and decrease inflammation.

Deep Tissue Massage: Perfect for those who want a deep therapeutic massage that focuses on allowing tight, overused muscles to lengthen and loosen through specific techniques. Recommended for elite athletes and weekend warriors.

Explore more Massage Therapy treatments.

Summer is too short to spend your day in pain. Book regular RMT Registered Massage Therapy appointments all summer long and get back to doing what you do best. Having fun!

Skin Care Tips for All Skin Types

FacialCleansing, toning, and moisturizing are the basics of good skin care. But are you missing something? Discover three simple steps that are often overlooked.

Why exfoliate?
Exfoliation is the key to vibrant skin. Regular exfoliation remove the hard keratin layer and build up, bringing luminosity and clarify to the skin. For younger skin, exfoliation unplugs pores and keeps the skin clear and smooth. For mature skin, exfoliation is essential to help minimize fine lines, remove dry flakes, and to revive tired skin.

Why use masques?
Using a face masque once or twice per week will dramatically increase the elasticity and health of your skin. Rosewater Spa uses masques that contain high amounts of concentrated vitamins and nutrient-rich ingredients which give additional hydration and firming benefits. Treatment masques can also be used to control skin conditions.

Why use serums, booster-serums, concentrates and oils?
Serums, booster-serums, concentrates and oils infuse the skin with pure vitamins and herbs. They are typically applied as the last step before moisturizing the skin. Booster-serums are versatile. They can be used in numerous way and can also be added to moisturizers and masques for enhanced results. Each ensures deep penetration of active ingredients into the skin to impart a healthy glow from within.

Get your glow on at Rosewater Spa. We want you to feel terrific in the skin you’re in!

Mythical Mermaids at Rosewater Spa

mermaid beautiful magic underwater mythology being original photMermaids have long captured the imagination of merman and mankind alike and have fascinated us in fairy-tales and movies.

The presence of a Mermaid for a sailor could mean he was about to be saved – OR – that he was about to be taken to the bottom of the sea to drown. Either way guys are gonners when it comes to Mermaids.

In honour of these mythical (but conflicted) creatures of sea, Rosewater Spa created a getaway spa package called, what else, The Mermaid. This glorious getaway includes:

Vichy Salt Glow  •  Seaweed Wrap  •  Mini Facial  •  Seaweed Scalp Treatment  •  Signature Spa Pedicure (for fins)

Swim on over to our Spa Packages page to learn more and reserve your Mermaid today!

Jasmine & Melissa Hemsley’s Love Smoothie

Hemsley-Love-SmoothieJasmine and Melissa Hemsley are UK based sisters who believe that changing the way you eat doesn’t have to involve diet and deprivation or be complicated.  Their The Art of Eating Well is a celebration of nutritious food that should be enjoyed everyday, like Chia Chai Butternut Breakfast Pudding and Chicken Tamarind Salad! Here is a recipe for a sweet and creamy Love Smoothie that Melissa Hemsley created with her co-author, fellow foodie and sister, Jasmine.

“Our Love Smoothie isn’t just a pretty drink – the vibrant colour is an indicator of just how good it is for you. The red pigments, high in vitamin C, are a result of master detoxifier, beetroot. We blend beetroot with avocado to make it creamy, while whole oranges provide the zippy zing to cut through the earthy taste of beetroots. A dash of vanilla extract adds a unique flavour and aroma.

We call it a love smoothie because of beetroot’s aphrodisiac properties (it’s been known as nature’s Viagra since Roman times!). The mineral boron plays a significant role in the production of our sex hormones, tryptophan (the precursor to serotonin and melatonin), helps to create a sense of wellbeing and the B vitamin, choline, contributes to a relaxed state of mind and improves blood flow. Avocado makes this smoothie all the more filling thanks to a healthy dose of hormone-balancing natural fats. The antioxidants in oranges fight free radicals and the flavonoids and polyphenols in this zesty fruit can help to fight viral infections; overall benefiting your skin to give you a healthy, glowing complexion from the inside out. So there you have it, this smoothie as well as having all the antioxidant power and nutrients we need for fantastic skin, can very well get you in the mood for romance!

Jasmine & Melissa Hemsley’s bestselling cookbook The Art Of Eating Well includes an entire chapter dedicated to smoothies and juices. Some of their all-time favourites include a Strawberry Mint and Cucumber concoction which is perfectly refreshing on balmy summer days and their Go-To Green Smoothie, the ideal pick-me-up your body needs for a hit of nutrition and hydration. Chop, blend, slurp!”

Ingredients to Make Your Own Love Smoothie
(use organic ingredients where possible)

1 medium-ripe avocado
1 small/medium beetroot
3 medium-sized oranges

Optional: 1 tablespoon of raw honey – depending on the sweetness of the oranges (and your tooth!)

Seeds from half a vanilla pod or 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (we like Nielsen Massey)
250ml filtered water

Instructions

  1. Scrub the beetroot and slice into quarters, or grate if you don’t have a high-powered blender.

  2. Peel the oranges, halve crossways and remove any pips.

  3. Halve the avocado and scoop out the flesh.

  4. Add the beetroots, blood orange flesh, avocado flesh, raw honey (if using), vanilla extract and water to the blender.

  5. Pulse a few times and then blend until smooth.

Discover more outrageously healthy (and tasty!) recipes from Melissa and Jasmine at www.hemsleyandhemsley.com. [Photo credit Hemsley and Hemsley]

Feel Special at Special Events

stop traffic at Rosewater SpaUsually there’s only one star attraction at a special event. The birthday gal perhaps, the host, or the bride & groom. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stop traffic!

Come to Rosewater Spa before your next special event, pool party or barbeque. You’ll feel special while you’re here thanks to caring aestheticians, relaxing and rejuvenating treatments and therapies, and world-class skincare products. Then later, you’ll feel uber- special and confident (if that’s even possible) at the party.

Show off that gorgeous face and body, beautiful nails, and stunning makeup. At Rosewater Spa we delight in helping clients look and feel their best! Book your appointment today. You know you want to!

Ask An Aesthetician: Why Exfoliate? Why Use a Masque?

Moisturinsing CreamWhat’s the Difference Between Using an Exfoliant and a Masque?

Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing are the basics of skin care. But are you missing something? Discover the two simple steps that are often overlooked and under appreciated. Until now…

Exfoliants to Exfoliate

Exfoliation is the key to vibrant skin. Regular exfoliation removes the hard keratin layer and build-up, bringing luminosity and clarity to the skin. For younger skin, exfoliation unplugs pores and keeps the skin clear and smooth. For mature skin, exfoliation is essential to help minimize fine lines, remove dry flakes, and to revive tired skin. Check with your Rosewater Aesthetician to determine the best products and treatments for your skin.

Face Masques

Using a face masque once or twice a week will dramatically increase the elasticity and health of the skin. Éminence masques in particular, contain high amount of concentrated vitamins and nutrient-rich ingredients which deliver additional hydration and firming benefits. Treatment masques can be used to control skin conditions. Ask your Aesthetician about the most effective masques for your skin type or condition.

At Rosewater Spas, we want you to have radiant, youthful skin, and feel good about the skin you’re in. After all, we are in the skin care business! Book your personalized facial today and work with a qualified skin care specialist to put your best face forward!

Let’s Talk About Suite Experiences!

How Suite It Is!

Rosewater SpasLooking for a completely different venue for your next event? Rosewater Spa has designed two unique Suite Experiences where you and a special someone or a small group will enjoy distinguished Rosewater Spa luxury and first-class services in our elegantly appointed and delightfully secluded suites, The VIP Suite (Oakville) and The Attic (Burlington).

Sashay over to see all the features of The VIP Suite and The Attic. They won’t disappoint.

When might you be looking to for a unique experience?

Personal Gatherings:

  • Retreat for two
  • Special occasions with a special someone
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Bridal showers and Wedding parties
  • Celebrating life’s milestones and achievements

Business/Corporate Gatherings:

  • Training
  • Team building or Brainstorming sessions
  • Rewards, Recognition or Appreciation events
  • Special Incentives
  • Seminars
  • Book Clubs

Learn more about our sweet Suite Experiences and talk to us today!

p.s. Father’s Day is this Sunday (June 21). Enjoying a Sweet Experience sure would top a new tie!

Find Father’s Day at Rosewater Spa

Looking for a Special Father’s Day Find this Year?

High five concept for success, teamwork, congratulating and celeMaybe he has enough ties, socks, golf balls, and tees. This Father’s Day (June 21), give him something completely different, and perhaps long overdue…

A visit to Rosewater Spa!

Listen, we know what you’re thinking. A guy going to Rosewater Spa? No way! Yes way. There are many male (and female) clients who visit us regularly for personal care and wellness therapies. You will often see men enjoying manicures and pedicures the same way women do. With all their hearts! Of course, you won’t see guys (or gals) enjoying facials, body treatments, or registered massage therapies, because treatments room doors are closed during spa therapies. Hmmm…

So this year… salute the guy in your life, or give him a high-five with a visit or gift certificate to Rosewater Spa! It could be a whole new tradition!

 

A Few Words About Skin Conditions

We know!

woman covering her face with handsSkin conditions can be uncomfortable both physically and emotionally. Products that contain active herbal ingredients, like those found in Éminence handmade organic skin care products from Hungary, can be highly effective at treating skin conditions and revealing amazing results.

Do you have a skin condition? If you’re not sure, consult your Aesthetician during your next personalized for you facial at Rosewater Spa.

Here are three of the most common skin conditions we see at Rosewater Spa and thankfully, we help with all of them.

Acne

Both adolescents and adults can have oily to normal skin that persistently breaks out and is sometimes inflamed, clogged and reactive. Acne can be caused by a number of factors including the overproduction of sebum (an oil naturally produced by the skin); dirt and pollution on the skin’s surface; clogged pores; stress and diet.

Acne can be treated by following a healthy diet, controlling stress, regular exercise to remove toxins from the body and by following a consistent professional and at-home skin care routine. Your Rosewater Spa Aesthetician will “show and tell” you all about the products used during your personalized facial. You can be confident that when you take products “to go”, they are the right ones for you!

Rosacea

Sometimes confused with acne, rosacea often shows on the skin as an inflammation and reddening on the nose, forehead, cheekbone or chin areas. Inflamed capillaries on the skin’s surface give the complexion a red, blotchy or bumpy appearance. Rosacea is usually a genetic condition, but certain factors are known to aggravate it. Avoiding hot liquids, alcohol, spicy foods and extreme temperatures will help calm and clear irritation.

Hyper-pigmentation

Defined by the appearance of dark spots, freckles, scarring or an uneven skin tone, hyper-pigmentation can affect any skin type and has a large spectrum of severity. Identified by an increase in melanin production in the skin, it is a universal skin condition. Environmental factors, stress, aging and post-inflammatory pigmentation are all factors in skin tone changes. Protect your skin from future damage with SPF and seek products and treatments specifically designed to fade dark spots and hyper-pigmentation.

At Rosewater Spa, we care about your skin and your overall well-being. Give us a call and book your appointment today!

 

The Skinny on Skin – Secret #4

Feed Your Face: Indulge Your Skin without Starving Your Body

Our last Skinny on Skin Secret focuses on super foods that keep skin supple and smooth and help fight age-related damage. Best of all, these super foods are all available at a grocery store near you!

Strawberry isolated on white backgroundStrawberries. Strawberries have more anti-aging vitamin C per serving than oranges or grapefruit. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a research paper showing that people who eat foods rich in vitamin C have fewer wrinkles and less age-related dry skin than those who don’t.

 

Olive oil pouring out. Pouring olive oil. Olive oil.Olive oil. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of olive oil don’t just benefit you on the inside—they soften your skin, too. Consuming olive oil, a staple in the healthy Mediterranean diet, provides antioxidants to disarm free radicals and reduce inflammation.

 

PumpkinPumpkin. The orange hue you see in and on pumpkins comes from carotenoids, wrinkle-fighting plant pigments that help neutralize free radicals in the skin, keeping them from damaging the cells that fast-forward aging.

 

 

Whole And Half Of Pomegranate Isolated On White BackgroundPomegranate. Pomegranates are one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits. Research shows this fruit’s juice has more inflammation-fighting antioxidants than red wine or green tea. Eat some fresh pomegranate or use it in an age-defying scrub.

 

Nourish your skin the Rosewater Spa way. Eat well, drink plenty of water, exercise, detoxify and de-stress your skin with regular visits to Rosewater Spa. Show off your healthy skin today.