Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Reiki Is Here

"It's like being given the best nap without ever falling asleep!" - Eliss

Surani Perera is a level 2 Reiki Practitioner who is now offering services at Saul's on Tuesdays and Saturdays! 

We're so excited to help bring Reiki, an energy treatment, to Dundas West! Reiki services are low contact (in comparison to massage or other spa treatments) and are offered fully clothed typically lying on a massage table with sheets and potentially a blanket. The shorter treatments are offered sitting. Eliss describes Reiki as being given an amazing nap without ever falling asleep. She found it great for re-energizing and balancing after a long day!
We know if you're on the fence about Reiki then you really just have to experience it to believe it so we currently have 30 minute treatments that are just $40 or if you book a Medical Acupuncture Treatment or 30, 45, 60 or 90 Minute Custom Skincare Treatment from February 1st 2018 - February 24th 2018 you can book to have a free 15 Minute Reiki Treatment on February 24th or March 3rd!

 Here's your opportunity to see if Reiki is for you or not :)

Friday, 26 January 2018

How Does Stress Affect the Skin

Oh stress - so much fun! We all know stress can affect your body in multiple ways including: high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, anxiety, irritability, becoming prone to over indulgence (Mmmm extra fries, followed by extra cookies and a little ice cream closer), digestive issues and fatigue. We see a lot of clients when they're quite a bit into a stressful period in their life, and the stress is starting to show on their skin.

Why does stress show on the skin? There are a few reasons:

  • Stress can cause your hormones to go a bit crazy resulting in potential acne, hives, psoriasis, eczema and thinning of skin. Acne & eczema is the biggest one we see

  • Digestive issues can lead to fluid balance issues, long term this can results in dehydration in the skin which boosts the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

  • When your body is under consistent stress essential nutrients get allocated to your vital organs which can result in slowed down skin renewal

  • The telomere length of your DNA can shorten. A whatsa-mere? We know we have some clients who know and could explain this much better than us, but nonetheless here we go! The telomere is critical for cell division, it ensures that the cells divide without losing quality so to speak. Telomere's are the cap on the end of your DNA strand- having the cap is critical to making sure chromosome ends don't fuse together or become damaged to the point of creating a damaged or screw cell which can wreak havoc in your tissue. 

Why are we writing this article that clearly boosts your stress levels just reading it? Because you don't have to wait until you're seeing the affects of stress on your skin to see us. We can help you once you start feeling stress.

Our Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist Elizabeth can help re-balance through acupuncture and herbal detoxes, which will benefits your hormone levels, digestion and potentially give your body a break from fight or flight mode. She can also teach your home self care rituals like GuaSha. Regularly taking the time to practice self care, especially easy repetitive movements with visible results can help reduce stress and promote feelings of content-ness

See our level 2 Reiki Technician Surani. Terms like "energy healing" or Reiki isn't for everyone, sometimes it can feel like a big pill to swallow. Eliss will tell anyone who asks it felt amazing and really boosted her energy levels and felt like the best more restful nap without ever actually falling asleep. Not sure you believe in Reiki? We offer 30 minute treatments for just $40, you can see if you really feel the difference for yourself.

Get a Massage. You don't realize how much tension you're holding into your muscles until it's gone. Massage can help release serotonin and dopamine (feel good chemicals) and help lower blood pressure. You'll also go home learning beneficial stretches or way you can make your bed healthier for your body, giving you more healing self care rituals to practice that don't occupy a lot of time. 

Self Care Rituals - we mention them a few times in this post. We're afraid we don't have a Lithuanian word we can try to make some trendy instagram post about a new "stop doing chores and chill out". That being said, skincare can make a nice excuse to spend a couple extra minutes in the washroom just sitting around and relaxing. Masks don't have to be on more than 6 minutes for your skin get results! 

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Cosmetic Acupuncture Giveaway Time!

Mini Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment
Have you heard of Cosmetic Acupuncture, also known as an Acupuncture Facelift? It's one of those services lots of people have heard of, but don't totally get or believe it'd work.

We happen to love Cosmetic Acupuncture! You can see minor results from the first treatment, typically just an overall glow or boost, as well as relaxation around fine lines. From there with regular appointments you'll see lines fill in, better circulation and brightness around the eyes, even firming along the jaw line and neck! We recommend planning for at least 6 treatments within 2 months to see spectacular results - where 10 treatments can really lock it in and last 6 months to a year, even longer if you do occasional upkeep.

Mini Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment

So How Does It Work? 

Many of the newest anti-ageing treatments that boost collagen production are playing off the fact that your body sends collagen to skin that has been through a trauma or damaged. In cosmetic acupuncture needles are placed to areas that are in need of extra collagen, whether it's "structural" (areas that are helping "hold up" skin, so think your neck / by your ears) or laugh lines, forehead wrinkles etc. Some needles are also placed to help re-balance your internal organs and well being. A happy, less stressed, body doesn't age as quickly! Basically Cosmetic Acupuncture helps your body heal it's way into smoothness.

The process can be slightly uncomfortable (trust me, a micro needle dermal roller or waxing is far worse) and there is a risk of bruising and redness. Our Post Acupuncture Custom Skincare Treatment Add On includes high frequency (when applicable) to prevent and/or speed up the healing of potential bruises.

Who Shouldn't Do It?

If you're pregnant or on blood thinners we recommend against cosmetic acupuncture. If you have any questions or concerns you can chat with our Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Elizabeth directly by clicking here to email her.

Book your initial appointment anytime from now to the end of February and use the promo code " IntroAcu " and receive 3 free Post Acupuncture Custom Skincare Treatments ($66 value, non exchangeable or transferable)! The free post treatments will expire March 31 2018.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Thursday Waxing Discount

We know keeping up waxing during the winter can seem silly, but the more consistently you do it the better the results! 

To make it easier until February 8th 2018 we are offering 20% off all waxing on Thursdays! Just mention the special and we'll add the savings!*

*not applicable with any other discounts

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Donate And Win

Starting Friday January 12th we will running raffle where you can win one of three Eminence Starter Kits or a 60 Minute Custom Skincare Treatment! Which kits? We have Eminence's Youth Shield Starter Set, Must Have Mini's Starter Set and the Calm Skin Starter Set!

How do you enter the raffle? We are accepting item donations for Homes First Society! Every item donated gets you one raffle ticket. We'll be announcing the winner March 15 2018 (but regularly dropping off donations between now and then). If your holiday season included new housewares or clothing and you need to clear out the old stuff - here's your chance! They also have a need for new socks and underwear. Click here to check out their site for donation ideas

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Gift Guide from Saul's

Holiday shopping can be a challenge, luckily everyone you know probably has skin! We also carry beard care and bath&body products. Support small businesses this holiday season!

Our Beard Gift Box comes with:
⬖ 2 oz. Beard Wash Concentrate
⬖ 2 oz. Beard Conditioner 
⬖ 2 oz. Beard Oil

This gift set is mineral oil, petroleum and fragrance oil free! There are five different essential oil blend scent options, giving your tons of options for the pickiest nose

If purchased with a Custom Skincare Treatment (our Beard Conditioning Treatment is automatically included!) or a Beard Conditioning Treatment Gift Certificate, you'll get 15% off your gift certificate!

Eminence's Organic Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm is spectacular for everyone in the harsh winter months! This balm is extremely healing (great for eczema, rough or raw spots, corner of lips cracks etc.) , anti ageing and protective. We love this balm for shielding skin on harsh windy days (or when doing those outdoor sports... which we don't do), keeping things supple in over-heated / dry air environments (like airplanes and offices), after a peel or cosmetic acupuncture & as an an overnight lip treatment! 

These body scrub powders are perfect for making your favourite body wash a body scrub as well! Sugar scrubs can be annoying because of their melting action (I know, I know, glycolic acid blah blah, it's scrub time! Not chemical peel time!), these dry powders can also be used with water to make an extra scrubby paste. We really really really strongly recommend only using them on body body, they're too strong for the face. 

Epic Blend's Body Lotions are made in B.C. and smell AMAZING. These body lotions are mineral oil and petroleum free - they also have a "don't stick to your jeans and you can open a door knob" finish while still hydrating your skin and eliminating itchiness!

Really Great Good's Epsom Salts are scented by essential oils, they're a wonderful throw in for just $7.50 and look gorgeous in their glass bottles. They're made in Toronto and come in three different scents! Lavender Lime is our favourite

Epic Blend's Coconut Milk Soak smells EVEN BETTER than you think! This all natural, non cloying, coconut scent comes in 2 different sizes, including a tub. This fatty milk can soothe dry angry skin, making a great bath addition in the winter or for sunburns!

No time for shopping this year? Don't forget we sell Gift Certificates online too!
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Not sure the Beard Gift Box is the right fit? We have a wide array of Canadian Beard Oil, Beard Wash and Beard Balm products including from Peregrine Supply Co., Barber's Brew and Mammoth Beard Co. Check our Canada's hottest beard gifts all in Toronto!

Friday, 24 November 2017

Book Now, Save Later!

Book with our newest team addition, Elizabeth Sohn, in December 2017 and you'll receive an email with a promo code to get 40% off your Custom Skincare Treatment in January 2018!** 

 So who is this lady?

Elizabeth Sohn, R.Ac, R.TCMP Registered Acupuncturist | Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner 

Elizabeth is a second generation Registered Acupuncturist and Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Growing up, she watched her father treat many patients with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and was inspired to one day do the same. 

She is a graduate of the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where she completed a 4-year Program and received her Diploma of Acupuncture and Diploma of TCM Practitioner. She is also an active member in Good Standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). 

By using different modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine, such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, and guasha, Elizabeth has helped a wide variety of patients with their conditions, including pain management, stress, fertility care, cosmetic acupuncture, hormonal break outs, digestive issues, skin disorders, insomnia, and general well-being.

You can now also book your appointments for Registered Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine online or with Saul's directly, so check out your extended care benefits and see if you can get in on the sweet savings and happy health!

→Book Now←

-Fine Print-

This special is not applicable with another specials or discounts, your service with Elizabeth must be booked in December 2017 (no rain cheques) and the code can only be redeemed in January 2018. Promo code can only be redeemed once per a client. 

** This DOES NOT include the Cupping Add On for Custom Skincare Treatments