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Wax-On, Wax-Off. Your questions answered!

Today’s topic on waxing is bought to you by Amanda. Let's chat about waxing particularly about Brazilians, bikini and other body epilation. Waxing is an intimate experience and a procedure that is beneficial for most. At Spa 901 we want your experience and your results to be the absolute best. First, consistency is key. We recommend you come in every four to eight weeks as this allows your skin to acclimate to the procedure and slow hair growth, allowing you to maintain smooth skin for longer periods. Our services (excluding Brazilian waxing) extends to both women and men, so whether you…

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The Great Nail Debate: UV Gel or Regular Polish?

Let's explore the differences between Traditional Nail Polish, UV Gel Polish (and Artificial Nail Enhancements) Navigating the world of nail services and products can be confusing. Aside from the selection of colors, there are many things to consider when choosing a nail polish for your manicure or pedicure. At the time of booking for every mani or pedi, we always ask “would you like regular or UV gel polish?”  So which one is right for you?   Let us help you choose, by explaining how traditional nail polish stacks up against the innovative wave of UV gel polish. (Please note –…

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Manicure and Pedicure Certification Course 2018

It is with great excitement we announce that a Manicure and Pedicure Certification course will be offered at the Fernie College of the Rockies (COTR), in fall of 2018. I feel incredibly privileged to have been selected for the opportunity to instruct the Manicure and Pedicure program, which is a new and exciting certified course to be offered in Fernie, in collaboration with Fernie COTR. COURSE HIGHLIGHTS Hands-on training Small classes; one-one-one support Training on live models in a fully simulated treatment room in a day spa setting. Career mentorship Certification upon successful completion The program is designed with both practical sessions, in a fully simulated treatment setting at Spa…

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The Essentials about Facials

Receiving routine facials from a trained, professional esthetician offers so much more than just a relaxing experience - it is an important step in keeping your skin healthy, clear, and glowing! Even if your at-home regimen is working just fine, visiting an esthetician could completely change the way you view your complexion.  Ahead, I've detailed reasons why seeing an esthetician for routine treatments should be thought of as an essential part of any skin care routine. #1 Expert Skin Analysis & Prescription - Getting your skin analyzed through professional facial treatments allows the esthetician to cater to your skin’s unique needs.  Whether you struggle…

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Steps to a Healthy Lymphatic System

I want to shed some insight into one of my favourite body systems, our body’s defense system- “The Lymphatic & Immune System” WHAT DOES THE LYMPHATIC (LYMPH) SYSTEM DO? It is the body’s internal drainage system, designed to provide vital resistance to many threats including infection, diseases & malfunction of our internal processes. It’s a fairly complex system, but to simplify, I like to think of the lymphatic system as a garbage truck that pulls junk away from your organs and the spaces between your cells and into the lymphatic channels, or highways, so our bodies don’t become toxic waste bins. WHAT IS LYMPH?…

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Mind The Bump | Spa & Pregnancy

Mind The Bump. Combining Safe Spa Practice & Pregnancy. Between bloating and swelling, fatigue and an achy back, your body definitely feel the effects of pregnancy — in ways you probably never imagined. Spas are definitely not off-limits during pregnancy as long as you take some precautions, so before you book your day of beauty, here’s the low-down on how to safely indulge in some much-needed pampering. Do your homework.  Ideally, choose a spa that offers treatments specifically for moms-to-be. This is likely to mean that the therapists have pregnancy training and experience, so they'll know just how to look after…

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Touch, it’s a powerful thing!

Touch is fundamental to human communication, bonding, and health.  The warmth of hand hold, the sensation of a kiss on the cheek, a soft pat on the back and even a slight caress of the arm - these are everyday, incidental gestures that can have a powerful impact on our quality of life.  These little touches make us feel happy, they comfort and they can also promote healing.   As a spa therapist my sensitivity to care for others is forever growing and my ability to be compassionate continually deepens. Because touch has reciprocal benefits, my own stress is eased…

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Love yourself this Fall.

With the summer behind and healthy habits on our mind! To control yourself this fall, we’ve put together some strategies that will enhance you immune system, boost your mood and restore your health. Tis the season . . . of colds, flus and nasty germs. Unfortunately, there is no magic pill to keep you safe from all the viruses floating around this time of year. Instead, it’s up to you to properly prepare your body to ward off those unwelcome intruders. Sweat it out. You don’t have to be a Marathon runner or a CrossFit athlete to get the positive…

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