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Best Face Forward

We have all heard the saying: put your best foot forward. But that isn’t the first thing most people notice when we are trying to make a good impression! How about putting your best face forward?!

How we feel and our health are usually readily apparent on our faces. Does our skin look fresh and radiant, or a bit dull and tired? If you answered yes to the latter, then it is time you support your skin health with regular facials.

Factors for Skin Health & Why You Need a Facial

Genetics, hormonal cycles, diet, stress, hydration, and environmental factors affect your overall skin health. While you cannot control all of those factors, regular facials act both to prevent and treat the effects of skin damage. Fall is an excellent time to begin a regular self-care routine as your skin requires nurturing following the harsh effects of the summer sun.

Having a facial is beneficial in many ways, even if your skin looks good. Fundamentally, it improves the health of your skin on a cellular level, which is key to aging gracefully. Setting aside me-time for yourself is also a wonderful way to lower your stress and feel your best.

Get That Glow

Facials can reflect your inner radiance by giving you a healthy glow! One reason why is that they improve circulation. Every facial includes gentle massage through the application of products, which oxygenates cells to improve skin appearance. Once skin is refined, high quality skincare products can be better absorbed, so you will see results faster.

Hydration for a Fresh Face

Hydration is a key step of your facial. The skincare products I use have a range of beneficial ingredients including antioxidants, essential oils, and plant-based hydrators for visible results. Experience collagen-stimulation and skin tone improvement following every facial.

Facial Massage: Relaxing & Stimulating

Facials access deeper than your skin surface. Did you know that there are 43 muscles in the face? They like getting some attention and even release too! Stimulating these muscles is important for long-term skin health. I also offer your choice of scalp or hand massage during your treatment. Massage=relaxation guaranteed!

How Often Should You Get a Facial

One question I am asked regularly is how often are facials required? Each person’s skin is different, but generally, once a month is ideal and a minimum of 3 facials are required to alter skin health and improve the overall appearance of your skin.

Nourish Your Skin & Your Soul

Whether you have just begun to care for your skin more intensely or you have spent a lifetime caring for your face, making my Signature Facials a part of your regular self-care routine will nourish much more than just your skin!

Please get in touch to book an appointment.

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I am showcasing Japanese Mint Oil this summer for a cooling and refreshing spa experience!

Japanese Mint is a source of menthol, which is a potent compound that acts as a disinfectant and decongestant. It has a refreshing and invigorating effect that many people find uplifting.

When used topically, Japanese Mint Oil has a stimulating effect that can improve circulation, relieve pain, help sprains, reduce muscle inflammation, and even ease cramps. It is known for being particularly great for the back because it soothes tension and reduces inflammation.

For July and August, I am excited to be featuring Japanese Mint Oil in my Refreshing Back Massage, and my Foot Treatments. You can even purchase it at my Boutique!

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A complete line of plant-based hand therapy, and bath and body care products that give hope to hard working hands and bodies. Carefully formulated with essential oils of lavender, rosemary and lemon. Suitable for the bathroom, kitchen and potting shed.

Dirty Harry Olive Oil Soap
The blend of lemon and rosemary gives our organic Gardener’s Dirty Harry Soap a clean, fresh aroma for hard working hands. It is purifying and deep cleaning with some local pumice to provide a little extra scrubbing action. And, instead of drying out your hands, it will leave them nice and moisturized to boot!

Gardeners Body & Hand Wash
Our Gardeners Body & Hand Wash is made for working hands (even those that aren’t working in the garden). Leaves hands and other body parts feeling fresh and deodorized. No harsh detergents. Now using ECOCERT ingredients.

Gardeners Hand Lotion
Organic extracts of calendula, yarrow, comfrey and conditioning essential oils of lavender, lemon and rosemary work to soothe, moisturize, condition, and protect dry, overworked skin. Leaves hands fresh and deodorized.

Gardeners Muscle Soak
A relaxing triple therapy body care soak formulated to relieve tired, achy muscles. Made with Pacific sea salt, Epsom salts and pure essential oils of soothing lavender, deep cleaning lemon, antispasmodic rosemary and marjoram. Can also be used as a decongestant bath soak.

Muscle Ease Bath & Body Oil
This synergistic blend of rosemary, lemon, lavender and spruce along with hydrating carrier oils are great for massage on sore, tired muscles. The essential oils will help increase circulation, reducing lactic acid, they’re also good for detoxification, and relieving muscle spasms. Can be used in your bathtub.

 

 

 

 

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For the hands, enjoy the softening Tuscan Farm Gardens Lavender Polish, followed by steamy hot towels, and a soothing massage with Tuscan Farm Gardens Dolce Vita Bath & Body Oil, which features lavender and neroli essential oils.

For the feet, you will start with a Gehwol Herbal Bath (lavender, rosemary and mountain pine) to refresh and naturally deodorize your feet while softening the skin. Next, you will enjoy an invigorating Tuscan Farm Gardens Lavender Polish followed by hot towels. Finish your experience with a stress-relieving foot massage featuring the Tuscan Farm Gardens Dolce Vita Bath & Body Oil. Guaranteed relaxation for men and women!

Go home with a Tuscan Farm Gardens Olive Oil Lavender Soap or Dirty Harry Gardener’s Soap.

70 minutes, $110 includes complimentary gift. You can purchase this package as a Gift Certificate by calling 250-754-1113. 

(This Experience can be done with Lemongrass Polish & Massage Oil as an alternative to lavender. Please let me know your preference when you book your appointment.)

The Products in this Spa Experience

Tuscan Farm Gardens Lavender Polish buffs away old skin and encourages new cell growth. Exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize all in one step! No artificial fragrances or harmful chemicals.

Tuscan Farm Gardens Dolce Vita Bath & Body Oil combines neroli and lavender essential oils. Both are known for their calming qualities and are great for relieving stress and tension, as well as promoting a restful sleep. Neroli is an exotic flower with sweet floral notes that mix well with lavender for a synergistic effect.

Gehwol Herbal Bath softens hard skin, combats rough and cracked skin, and treats foot perspiration and odour. Made with rosemary, mountain pine and lavender.

All lavender products are available on sale for 15% off until June 30th.

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I am a lavender lover and I love sharing this powerful herbal! I grow lavender in my garden and use my own dried lavender in the Spa and at home. For my hand, foot and body care treatments, I use Tuscan Farm Gardens organic and natural lavender products like their phenomenal Lavender Body Polish, and Lavender and Neroli Body Oil.

Why I love lavender

The soothing aroma of lavender activates deep relaxation and mental calmness. Lavender is an excellent tonic for anxiety and stress. Keep a dried lavender sachet by your pillow or spray diluted lavender essential oil on your pillow to ensure a peaceful sleep. Lavender essential oil has natural anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which are beneficial for your skin, and diffusing year-round. Dried lavender can be brewed into a comforting and soothing tea. Outside, plant lavender in pots on your deck or patio to repel mosquitoes. You can also apply diluted lavender essential oil on your skin for a natural insect repellent and mood booster.

Lavender Hand & Foot Experience + Free Gift available until June 30th

Integrate lavender into your daily life for stellar self-care! Enjoy my Lavender Hand & Foot Experience this month and the many Tuscan Farm Gardens Lavender Bath and Body products available at my Spa. Wonderful gifts for Mother’s Day!

Lavender calms the mind, eases stress and tension, and when used topically, is a natural anti-septic and anti-fungal. And, because it aids in the formation of scar tissue and the reduction of inflammation, it works quickly to heal wounds, cuts, burns and sunburns.

15% Off All Lavender Products until June 30th

Available at the Spa right now in my Lavender Lover’s Corner — Tuscan Farm Gardens Lavender Collection:

  • Olive Oil Soap: No synthetic fragrances of harmful ingredients, this hand cut soap has a calming effect both to the mind when it is inhaled and to the skin when it is topically applied. It is also known to relieve, insomnia, rashes, and is extremely effective in treating burns.
  • Body & Hand Wash: Enriched with organic infusions of calendula, yarrow, comfrey, aloe vera and the conditioning essential oil of lavender. Relaxing and soothing in bath and shower. For all skin types. No sodium laurel/laureth sulphates and no parabens.
  • Body Lotion: A luxurious lavender body moisturizer rich in vitamins and antioxidants. This lotion softens and hydrates skin with the moisturizing power of avocado oil, grape seed oil, shea butter, beeswax and cocoa butter. For all skin types.
  • Body Polish: Turn your bath or shower into a healthy spa experience. Gently buff away old skin and encourage new cell growth. Exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize all in one step!
  • Body & Room Spray: This true lavender spray cleanses (NOT masks) the air and refreshes the body. Perfect for in the car, at your desk, in the home and especially nice on your pillow to help ease you into slumber.
  • Soothing Organic Balm: Organic and wild-crafted! This is a richly textured balm that quickly soaks into the skin to soothe dry, irritated skin. Excellent as a cuticle cream, for sunburned skin and for dry patches. Enriched with organic herbs to heal and hydrate.
  • Bath & Body Oil: Made with sweet almond oil in its purest form, this lavender oil nourishes and softens dry skin. Soothe the senses while restoring moisture to the skin. It is ideal for bath, after bath or massage.
  • Dolce Vita Bath & Body Oil: Neroli and lavender are both known for their calming qualities and great for relieving stress and tension, as well as promoting a restful sleep. Neroli is an exotic flower with sweet floral notes that mix well with lavender for an intoxicating scent.
  • Lavender & Rooibos Tea:  Cherished for its detoxifying and immune-booster properties, this refreshing herbal drink is caffeine-free. Calming and restorative.
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Based on an ancient Tibetan healing modality, Raindrop Therapy stimulates your lymphatic and immune systems, as well as activates your body’s natural cleansing pathways to balance and assist the body to heal itself.

We begin with the application of pure organic essential oils on your feet and along your spine, then move to the Vita Flex technique of gentle pressure point massage. This combination stimulates every organ, muscle and bone on a cellular level to create balance and release toxins on all levels.

Many of my clients who have experienced Raindrop Therapy tell me that the effects of the treatment stay with them for much longer than a massage and it can be an emotional experience. Raindrop Therapy is a powerful tool to release unwanted energy and restore balance to your system.

Book a session this spring. 1 hour 15 minutes for $120.

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Package of the season

The gift of self-care

I highly recommend trying the Indian Head Massage after a stressful day or week. I arrived after a stressful day my mind was full of busyness and I felt exhausted, after my Indian Head massage treatment I felt relaxed and revitalized, my mind also felt calm, clear and peaceful, it was like my stress just melted away, I will definitely be back for this treatment.

Cheryl Turner

After many treatments and time with Lisa over the past 25 years, I have come to appreciate her spirit, her warmth, and to trust her and her spa as a safe and inspiring center. Recently Lisa helped me see that a facial was nourishment for the skin and also a relaxing massage treatment for healthy radiant glowing skin.

Margaret Litch

I have been a client of Lisa’s since I was 12 years old. I feel very comfortable at her spa and trust her with my skincare spa services. Being a University student and on a budget I tend to use drug store products on my skin. I decided to invest in Goddess Bliss skincare; it’s been 3 months now. I have noticed many changes and benefits such as my skin feels more balanced, healthy, my dryness has diminished, my skin’s tone is more even I wear less make-up because my skin feels radiant. I now see the value of investing in quality skin care; I am committed to my new regime and love it.  Thank you Lisa for your expertise and creating such an awesome skincare line!

Katie Davidson

Coming to Lisa for the past 8 years is an important part of my self-care, I look forward to seeing Lisa monthly as her waxing is the most gentle I have experienced. This is more than getting a service it’s become a friendship, someone I trust to share on a personal level.  Her passion for personal growth has also inspired me to be part of her Sacred Circles for women.  I’ve enjoyed this aspect of self-discovery and taking it to a deeper level in a safe setting with other likeminded women. I love taking time to awaken and acknowledge my inner Goddess strengths.

Hannah Ruller

Being in my 50’s I noticed my skin starting to sag so it was now or never to get on this. I contacted Lisa ready to take better care of my skin and also make time for just me to receive some nurturing. Within a week after having my facial treatment and using Goddess Bliss skincare, I noticed big changes. It has been almost a year now, my skin lines have softened my tonicity has improved, my skin feels radiant and alive. Regular monthly massage and facial treatments are a big part of my self-care now, I feel fantastic, I am worth it!  Thank you Lisa!

Shari Molchan

I love Lisa's monthly circle so much that it has become an essential part of my life - it is a ritual of sensual experience that encompasses aroma, words, song, meditation, movement, and self-expression. Lisa creates an atmosphere of magical beauty and peace that permeates her home; walking into her space is like stepping into a different dimension that we long for in our everyday lives. The sharing and connectedness amongst the group grows deeper with each circle and I leave feeling renewed and refreshed with a sense of joy and peace that filters into all aspects of my being. It grounds me back to my self and the core of goddess magic that resides within all of us but is forgotten in the daily stresses of living. I'm so grateful that I have this unique and beautiful experience to look forward to every month!

Louise Whyte