The Skinny on Skin – Secret #3

Hygiene and skin care

Collage of young people relaxing in a Spa centreThe skin supports its own ecosystems of microorganisms, including yeasts and bacteria, which cannot be removed by any amount of cleansing. Yuck. That’s why exfoliation and detoxifying are essential for a beautiful body from head to toe.

Take care of your body’s biggest organ, your skin, by releasing the bad stuff (toxins, yeasts, bacteria) and adding more of the good stuff (nourishing ingredients).

Leave your skin looking radiant and smooth. Better be good to your skin. You’ve only got one.

rahuaBy the way, don’t forget about your hair! Ask us about the the Amazon’s most potent beauty secret… Rahua, a luxurious collection of 100% natural hair care products that are organic, free of parabens and sulfates, vegan, and gluten free.  Learn more here.

Talk to us at Rosewater Spa about Registered Massage Therapy and Skin Care today.

The Skinny on Skin – Secret #2

Skin Performing Miracles!

Miracles Happen card isolated on white backgroundHere are the top six tasks that your skin takes care of for you every day (without even asking!)

  1. Protection: a barrier from pathogens and damage between the internal and external environment
  2. Sensation: a variety of nerve endings that react to heat and cold, touch, pressure, vibration, and injury
  3. Control of evaporation: the skin provides a relatively dry and semi-impermeable barrier to fluid loss.
  4. Aesthetics and communication: others see our skin and can assess our mood, physical state and attractiveness.
  5. Storage and synthesis: acts as a storage center for lipids and water, as well as a means of synthesis of vitamin D.
  6. Water resistance: acts as a water resistant barrier so essential nutrients aren’t washed out of the body.

We expect a lot from our skin. How should we be returning the favour? Help – by replenishing, nourishing, and detoxifying “all over” with the help of the skin enthusiasts at Rosewater Spa. Bravo!


The Skinny on Skin – Secret #1

Just in time for Mother’s Day!

seaflora-logo-200Scientific studies confirm that changes in nutrition affect skin condition! That’s why we are delighted to provide The Skinny on Skin for the next four weeks, brought to you by the skin aficionados at Rosewater Spa of Oakville.

The Skinny on Skin – Secret #1:

Did you know? Skin is the largest organ in the body with multiple layers of tissue and guards the underlying muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs. The average adult has a surface area of skin between 1.5 – 2.0 square meters – and it cries out to be cleansed, exfoliated, hydrated, and moisturized daily!

Want glowing skin? Drink plenty of water, pay attention to nutrition (nutrition gives you the glow from the inside out), don’t smoke, exercise, and detoxify regularly with body treatments, registered massage therapy and customized facials.

seaweedThe Rosewater Spa’s Seaflora Detox Wrap features wild organic seaweed, hand-harvested from the cold clean Canadian Pacific Ocean. This slimming and firming body treatment improves skin texture and tone, reduces the appearance of cellulite and helps eliminate toxins. It is also highly effective in treating muscular aches and pains.

This Mother’s Day, forget the flowers, they wilt; forget the chocolates, they go straight to the hips; opt instead for a few hours of peace and serenity at Rosewater Spa of Oakville or Rosewater Spa of Burlington. Always the perfect size.

Pssst… Are You a Member of the Rosewater Customer Loyalty Program?

It is like collecting air miles… only better!

Customer Loyalty Logo-200We appreciate our clients and want to say thank you with every visit! Receive 1 Reward Point for every $25 you spend on purchases for products and services at Rosewater Spa of Oakville and Rosewater Spa of Burlington.

When you accumulate 50 Customer Loyalty Reward Points, simply redeem them for $50 in products or services of your choice. It’s that easy!

There are no cards to carry, no websites to check. Your Reward Points are automatically added to your account and printed at the bottom of your receipt every time you make a purchase at our spa.

When was the last time you were rewarded for looking and feeling great?

Is Jane Iredale a Real Person?

Natural Products that Nurture your Skin

jane-spring-flingJane Iredale brought mineral makeup to the aesthetic industry in 1994 and was the first to introduce natural products that nurture the skin. She was inspired to develop a makeup that was good for the skin by her career in the entertainment industry where she saw actresses and models struggling with the ill-effects of the many kinds of makeup they wore.  Her experience in working with women whose careers depended on a clear complexion allowed her to see how skin disorders and sensitivities not only threatened careers, but also destroyed self-confidence.

Jane has always thought of makeup as an essential part of a woman’s sense of well-being and she wanted to make that easy to achieve. That’s why her mineral powders are a foundation, powder, concealer and sunscreen all in one, and why every product in the line is multi-functional.  Her goal is to make products that look good, feel good and are good for the skin.  Products must be easy to apply, as well, so that a woman can be her best in the shortest amount of time.

Jane’s success in reaching women of all ages and nationalities is based on the belief that true makeup artistry comes not from trying to make a face conform to the latest fashion trends, but from enhancing the wearer’s natural beauty and, as a result, allowing her personality to shine. Bravo Jane!

And by the way… we carry an extensive line of Jane Iredale good for your skin make-up at both Rosewater Spa of Oakville and Rosewater Spa of Burlington locations. No time to pop by? Take a peek at Rosewater Boutique.

What’s Your Skin Type?

Pointers on Identifying Your Skin Type

Confused young womanThere you are, sharing a glass of wine with friends, when the topic of skin care comes up. Two of your friends recommend a product that you are not sure is appropriate for your skin type. What is your skin type, by the way? Normal? Sensitive? Here are the basics and differences of skin types:

Dry Skin: Your skin feels dry and tight, and sometimes you can see flakes on your cheeks, chin and forehead. Fine lines may be present around your eye and lip contour areas.

Normal or Combination Skin: Your skin has an even tone, and is not overly dry or oily. From time to time you may experience oiliness on your chin, nose and forehead or dryness on your cheeks, lips and around your eye contour area.

Oily Skin: Your skin is shiny, has visible pores and is prone to spots and blemishes. Oily skin doesn’t show lines easily, however it needs to be maintained to prevent breakouts.

Sensitive Skin: Your skin is delicate with fine pores, is often irritated and is prone to redness. Sensitive skin is often genetic and can also react to diet, changes in weather, hormonal imbalance and certain cosmetic products.

Next time you’re considering a facial, book a customized facial at Rosewater Spa. Your professionally trained Aesthetician will identify your skin type and offer helpful advice for keeping your skin as soft and smooth as a baby’s bum. Well, sort of.

Do Guys Really Go To Spas?

Yes Sir-eee They Sure Do!

Man With Clay Facial Mask In Beauty Spa.Back when Rosewater Spa of Oakville opened in March of 2001, an emerging trend was identified. Men going to spas. Now, fourteen years later, today’s top spas are gender-neutral, proving that men have caught on to a concept that women have known about for years. Conde Nast Traveler reported that 35% of spa goers are male. We expect that number to continue increasing as men come to realize that spa treatments have a spill-over affect in other areas of their lives.

Spa therapies play two important roles for men. The first is stress management. The second is personal presentation, specifically in the grooming department. Women are no longer content with a unibrow that takes on a life of its own, rough feet that could shred paper, and dirty, chewed up finger nails. Good grooming and manners also play a part in career advancement. Body treatments and wraps, facials, nail care, and registered massage therapies are all in the arsenal of today’s man’s man. Come.

Wellness Wednesdays at Rosewater Spas

How Rosewater Spas Give Back to the Community

Liz Belford, founder of Rosewater Spa was recently interviewed by Hamilton Spectator reporter, Amy Kenny to talk about Put The Roses Back in Your Cheeks and why it’s still the best kept secret of the decade. Every Wednesday morning, at both Rosewater Spa locations, a complimentary 90 minute Rosewater Wrap ‘n Nap body treatment is given (absolutely free and with no strings attached) to a person recovering from cancer and the effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

Put The Roses Back in Your Cheeks has been part of the Rosewater experience since Rosewater Spa of Oakville opened in 2001. This program, offered on Wellness Wednesdays, is one of the ways Liz Belford and the team at Rosewater Spa give back to the community.

Please share Put The Roses Back in Your Cheeks with someone you love. All that is needed to book an appointment is a doctor’s note saying the individual has finished therapy and is cleared for a spa treatment.  … because THEY deserve it!


How Do I Compare Registered Massage Therapy at Rosewater Spa and a Clinic?

Rosewater Spa invites you to come to your senses!There is no comparison between a Registered Massage Therapy treatment at Rosewater Spa versus one in a clinical setting

While the Registered Massage Therapy treatment, insurance coverage, and issuing of receipts is identical… it’s the environment that is completely different. Going to a clinic is well, clinical. Experiencing Rosewater Spa is an awakening!

arrive a few minutes early and enjoy some quiet time and a cup of Rosewater teaThe moment you walk in to your Rosewater Spa, all of your senses will be engaged and heightened. You will be present; invited to take in the ambiance, the soft music, fragrances, and warm hospitality that is beyond compare.

Both Rosewater Spa locations (Oakville and Burlington) offer a relaxing selection of massage treatments. Choose from Swedish Massage, Aroma Therapy Massage, Pre-Natal Massage, Hot Stone Therapy Massage, Thalassotherapy Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Reflexology. Slip on over to our Registered Massage Therapy page to learn more.

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.

Come to your senses!

Spa Basics

Welcome back to basics at Rosewater Spa3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Spa Experience

This week, it is back to spa basics to help our clients make the most of their Rosewater Spa experience. We cherish your memories as much as you do, and we want your visit to be perfect!

  1. Book-off the time you’ll spend with us and let people know you’ll be unavailable for a few hours. This way your visit can be a true getaway, and you’ll return to your day relaxed, recharged and rejuvenated.
  2. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment to allow transition time. Shed your cares, slip into a sumptuous robe and sip some Rosewater herbal tea in our retreat to begin your journey of rejuvenation. Want a preview of the Rosewater?
  3. Unplug. Turn off your electronic devices, unwind and think about…

…nothing. You’re always welcome at Rosewater Spa. Talk to us about how to choose your next Rosewater Spa experience.