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25 April 2013
Both Mother’s Day (May 12) and Nurses Week (May 6 to 12) are celebrated in May. These two groups of people often do so much for others without always taking the time for self-care. May 6 to 12 is also Mental Health Week. So to recognize all of the caregivers in our lives, we have come up with ten ways to reduce stress in ten minutes or less.
28 March 2013
“You are what you eat,” so the saying goes. But did you know that what you eat can also impact your skin? Read on to learn which foods can keep your skin looking healthy plus several other practical tips on keeping your skin looking good this spring.
8 February 2013
It’s been said that the way to your heart (or a woman’s) is through his or her stomach. Put that theory to the test this Valentine’s Day with Chef Billy’s three course dinner from our Terrace Restaurant. We’re sure it will be a meal your Valentine won’t soon forget.
28 December 2012
After the holidays, we all feel sluggish and exhausted. Sometimes, we just need a nice long nap, but other times, it can be toxins that accumulate in the body and contribute to fatigue, food or scent sensitivities, poor sleep and headaches.
19 December 2012
Does the chill in the air make you want to curl up underneath a blanket by the fire and hibernate for the entire winter? With the right preparation, you can embrace the elements while staying active and healthy. Here are some helpful tips!
10 December 2012
If you’re hosting a party or need a dish for the holiday potluck, Chef Billy’s Three Cheese Spinach & Artichoke Dip is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. It pairs well with a glass of crisp, fruity Pinot Grigio and we serve it at our Terrace Restaurant with gluten free corn chips. It’s become one of our most popular appetizers.
30 November 2012
This week, warm up with Chef Billy’s Spicy Tomato Soup, which we serve in our Terrace Restaurant.
The red finger chili gives the soup an unexpected naughty kick while the aromatic Vidalia onion provides a sweetness that balances the soup’s delicate flavours. Pack a thermos to stay warm during your outdoor activities or as a satisfying light lunch at work!
22 August 2012
Transitioning into a different season can take a toll on your skin if you are not prepared or don’t know how to treat your skin. Our Skin Care Expert and Senior Manager of Spa Services at Elmwood Spa, Giovanna Manchisi, answers the top questions for getting flawless skin this fall.
4 July 2012
The hottest facial in Hollywood is available in the city at Elmwood Spa! Oxygen Facials have become the latest craze in the celebrity world. Everyone from Madonna to Kate Middleton to Justin Timberlake have had this rejuvenating treatment. Why are oxygen facials so special? What do they do for your skin? See what Giovanna Manchisi, our Senior Manager of Spa Services has to say about Oxygen facials.
29 May 2012
You’ve probably heard horror stories in the news about nail treatments gone wrong – unsterilized tools that lead to infection, bacteria build-up in foot basins, and the like. We at Elmwood Spa want to make sure you are armed with all the knowledge you need to make sure that your trip to the spa is a safe one.
24 April 2012
Ladies, I know I’m not alone when it comes to the fear of ruining my freshly painted manicure when I leave the spa. We’ve all been there – I think I’ve waited enough time for my mani to dry, only to find I’ve nicked my nails getting changed, or reaching to get my keys from the bottom of my purse.
27 March 2012
Our resident expert, Giovanna Manchisi tells us why regular facials are important and how you can get perfect, glowing skin that lasts! Plus, tips on what you can do at home to stay on track.
22 February 2012
We are very excited to announce that our Elmwood Spa Glee Club will be competing in Season 2 of Canada Sings. We are delighted that they chose the YWCA Elm Centre & Irma Brydson Place as their charity, since Elmwood Spa once housed the original YWCA.
29 December 2011
The colder weather is upon us, and it’s definitely time to take care of your health. We’ve got healthy tips to leave you feeling your best, staying energized and upbeat – even when the weather is a bit dreary outside.
29 December 2011
Warm up to fall with a bowl of our delicious harvest inspired soup.
Recipe courtesy of Terrace Chef Billy-Jack Benson.
22 August 2011
It’s not Rice. It’s not pasta. It’s Quinoa – the super seed. Packed full of protein, fibre, iron and calcium, you won’t have to feel guilty having seconds. A delicious alternative to rice or pasta, it can be worked into just about any recipe. Be sure to sample Elmwood Spa’s Terrace Chef Billy Benson’s creation, Vegan Quinoa Risotto next time you enjoy lunch with us in your spa robes at the Terrace Restaurant.
21 July 2011
ElmLine Sweet Serenity Iced Tea Recipe and the Top Health Benefits of Tea
12 July 2011
Go bold this season by choosing vibrant fuchsia, orange or purple lipstick shades. Remember to use a lip liner to add definition and prevent your lipstick from highlighting any fine lines around your mouth.
11 April 2011
Get the inside scoop on skin-care, makeup, fitness and nutrition tips from industry experts – all to get you feeling and looking younger and energized for spring!
24 March 2011
Our Elmwood Spa Aestheticians recommend having regular facials—if not monthly, then at least every time the seasons change. More than just beauty treatments, facials involve deep cleansing, toning, exfoliation, steam and moisturizing. Here are her five top reasons why facials are a necessary part of your healthy skin routine.
27 October 2010
Preparing food that both tastes good and is good for you is not a magic trick. A few simple meal planning and preparation tips will help you to produce healthy, delicious food that your family will love.
23 September 2010
Jaki Scarcello, 59, had an intuition that her fifties was a significantly different time in her life, but she didn’t feel as if she had the tools or knowledge of how to deal with this transition. So she interviewed women between the ages of 45 to 102, whom she describes as having “sparkling eyes,” in five different countries, and captured what she learned from them in her book, Fifty& Fabulous! The Best Years of a Woman’s Life.
29 December 2009
Serums are water-based products designed to penetrate deep into the skin. Every serum delivers a different result, and they’re designed with different skin types in mind.
24 September 2009
In a survey of 1200 workers conducted by the Institute for Work and Health (IWH), The Burden of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) , 60% reported experiencing some neck or upper-limb pain in the previous year and 20% reported moderate-to-severe upper limb pain that recurred at least monthly or lasted more than one week.
24 September 2009
We asked Sue Langille, Manager of Massage Therapy at Elmwood Spa in Toronto, to look at some common computer related postures and provide some self-care tips. As some conditions may require specialized treatment, please be sure to ask your own massage therapist, physician or other health care provider whether these tips are appropriate for you.
24 July 2009
Have you ever gone to a spa and wondered how safe it was for the aesthetician to be using those tweezers lying on the counter, but you didn’t want to step on her professional toes and ask?
24 October 2008
Not sure whether to choose a Thai massage or a Siam treatment? Relax; your life just got simpler because the best of both worlds have been combined. The Royal Siam Massage, a regal spa treatment offers a full 105 minutes worth of table-based care for knotted limbs and stiff tendons. It features the energy-line bodywork of a Thai Massage combined with the stimulating heat of an herbal compress, body scrub, and Deep Siam pressure work.
22 July 2008
From the mystic temples of Thailand, where the sweet smell of spices and herbs drift on warm breezes, to the wild reaches of the Australian Outback, where an Aboriginal population still follows a timeless culture, lies ancient knowledge of the healing power of the land and the elements; knowledge learned by the Spa Care Experts™ at Elmwood Spa and crafted into exclusive signature body treatments that promote the well-being of body, mind and spirit.
20 June 2008
If you were to compare an ordinary glass of water with a glass of water from Elmwood Spa, the difference would be indiscernible. But the unseen qualities are what make our water so special. Water plays a huge role at Elmwood Spa; it is consumed, bathed in, cleansed with, and utilized during treatments. It is one of our defining features.
15 June 2008
What are they, what do they do and why is it all so important?
A flavonoid is a pigment in the skin that protects against oxidation and sunlight, such as ginko biloba, grapeseed extract, quecertin and rutin. You’ll also find plenty of flavonoids in tea (particularly the ElmLine teas), red wine, grapes, apples and onions, tomatoes, broccoli, apricots, oranges, pomegranates, cherries… and chocolate.
20 May 2008
Article written by Dr. Beatrice Wang, a dermatologist practicing in Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Wang is also an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and the Director of the Melanoma Clinic at McGill University.
11 May 2008
The nutritional value of the Açai berry is extraordinary. With twice the antioxidants of pomegranates and three times that of blueberries, loaded with vitamins and minerals and containing a healthy dose of Essential Fatty Acids, Omega 3,6 & 9, açai is being called the most nutritious fruit on earth.
10 May 2008
It’s winter and you might be wondering what you really need for your face – lifting, plumping or both? What skincare regimen is right for you?
The aestheticians at Elmwood Spa can help you design a program of facials that will leave you looking and feeling younger and more vibrant – inside and out.
9 May 2008
In our March issue we shared the thought that a facial is a bit like going to the gym… for your face. First you work your muscles (ElmLine Anti-Aging Facial with Compu-Lift), then you tone up by putting the collagen back into your skin (with an ElmLine DNA facial).
8 May 2008
What’s so great about the Elmwood Spa Beauté Neuve Facial?
To answer that question, we need to consider the differences between facials, peels and more invasive processes, such as microdermabrasion.
7 May 2008
Across the country, people are intent on getting in shape for summer; hitting the gym or the pavement to shed a few pounds and trim up for the shorts and swimsuit season. But are they also thinking about putting their best face forward; literally? What about getting the skin ready for the warmth and humidity of summer?
5 May 2008
‘If it smells good, enjoy it,’ may well be the new mantra for aromatherapy, which is quickly growing in popularity at spas and natural health clinics across the country. Smell is our most enduring sense. It can transform our emotions, evoke happy or comforting memories and promote relaxation. But more than just fragrant scents, the practice of aromatherapy, using pure essential oils from plants, is increasingly recognized as a healing art.
10 March 2008
Many of us commute to and from work in cars or busses, on a subway or by train; we work indoors under fluorescent lighting and then when we finally make it home we spend more time indoors doing household chores, helping kids with homework, using the computer, or watching television. Even when we exercise, our workout is just as apt to be inside as it would be outdoors. No wonder we’re light-deprived!
23 February 2008
Using the benefits of infrared sauna, wild organic Seaweeds from the Pacific Northwest and Lava Shells from the South Pacific, the Spa Care Experts at Elmwood Spa are now providing guests with the newest effective and sophisticated treatments for overall well-being and relaxation for mind and body.
22 February 2008
Chances are you haven’t given much thought to sea vegetables lately. Indeed, the closest most of us come to adding seaweed to our diets is by occasionally dining out in Japanese and Chinese restaurants. The frequent spa-goer has likely experienced a detoxifying and slimming seaweed wrap, but for many, seaweed, kelp, spirulina, and chlorella are foods that other people eat.
21 February 2008
Detoxification has become a popular topic lately, and from a health professional’s point of view, there are both positive and negative aspects of this current trend.
20 February 2008
There are ways to change all that. Fatigue, environmental pollution and poor eating habits can slow you down. That’s where the therapeutic benefits of detoxifying come in.
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