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Infrared Sauna, Explained.

At Spa 901 we have two infrared saunas, offering a great therapeutic avenue for anyone looking to relax, alleviate minor or chronic pain and detoxify stubborn toxins. So what is an infrared sauna, and why is is not "hot" like a traditional sauna?   Let us explain... Infrared saunas are very different from traditional saunas, in that they use infrared light waves to heat up the tissues of your body directly, instead of using heating mechanisms or steam to raise the temperature of the air around you.  Unlike traditional saunas which operate at extremely harsh temperatures, infrared saunas emit a gentle,…

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Wedding Services Team 2018

Wedding Services Team 2018
Wedding Services Team 2018
June 27, 2018

It's your wedding day and all eyes are on you.  What is your perfect look?  At Spa 901 we have a team of wedding service professionals that can work with you to achieve the hair and make-up style you are looking for.  Meet our wedding team: Jessica Riley Co-owner of Spa 901 / Wedding coordinator & make-up artist Jessica's passion and hard work has helped her achieve great success since graduating from her make-up course in Australia 11 years ago.  Jessica is Spa 901's wedding services planner, providing inclusive coordination for onsite or on-location hair and make-up services for bridal groups. Her…

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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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5 Common Skincare Misconceptions

5 Common Skincare Misconceptions
5 Common Skincare Misconceptions
June 11, 2018

Five Common Skincare Misconceptions Written by Laurel Beatty #1  “I have oily skin, therefore I do not need to moisturize”   Oily skin is caused by a lack of water and moisture in the skin, therefore moisturizer is an important step for this skin type.  If you are not capping off your skincare routine with a moisturizer, your skin will overproduce oils to compensate for the lack of moisture on your skin, which can lead to clogged pores, blackheads and blemishes. By adding the correct amount of moisture to your skin, you are combatting the effects and symptoms, resulting in better…

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Stretch your Skincare Dollars

Stretch Your Skincare Dollars
Stretch your Skincare Dollars
May 30, 2018

Skincare is an investment. Are you buying more frequently than necessary? How much product SHOULD you be using and how can you maximize your skincare dollars? The first thing to consider is how much product you are using, versus how much you actually NEED to be using.  Here is a quick guide for daily use products: Cleansers - A pea sized amount, mixed with water for gel cleansers.  If your cleanser comes with a pump, make sure to use it!   A lot of research goes into specialized skincare brands, down to the amount that the pump dispenses.  Typically one pump…

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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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Canadian Spa and Wellness Awards 2017

Our team is proud the share the following press release with you, as we could not be more excited to be on this list!   We want to send a heartfelt thank you to all of our guests for your continued support and patronage over the past six years.

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Body Oil or Body Butter?

Body oil vs. body butter – what is the difference and which one is best for my skin? Body Oil: If your skin is dehydrated (dry due to lack of moisture within) oils can be a great solution with multiple benefits! A good quality, natural body oil resembles the oil that your skin naturally produces, therefore lubricates and maintains your skin’s moisture barrier by posing little to no risk of clogging your pores. Certain oils have healing benefits reducing common skin concerns such as the appearance of stretch marks, scars and even cellulite.  Keep a look out for non-comedogenic options.…

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Body Sense Class – October 24, 2017

Want to learn touch therapies in a fun, interactive setting? Jessica and Mireille will be conducting a 90 minute workshop at the College of the Rockies, Fernie Campus on October 24, 2017 from 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm: Body Sense This class is suitable for anyone who wants to learn the basics of touch remedies and relaxation techniques, just for fun! Great for couples, singles and beginners.  Bring a friend or family member to partner with or come solo to this fun and interactive workshop.  We will guide you through how to give and receive various touch therapies through pressure, strokes and…

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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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