Saturday, 7 July 2018

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture...what is it?

Written by: Leah I. Meltz R.Ac, H.BSc Saul's Registered Acupuncturist Extraordinaire 

Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese Medicine which involves inserting needles into specific
locations (acupoints) on the body for the prevention and treatment of injury and disease.
More than acupuncture alone, Chinese Medicine includes the practices of: cupping, gua sha, tui
na, diet therapy and herbal medicine. All can be used independently or alongside acupuncture.

Chinese Medicine Basics

The human body is amazing. Our organs, muscles and tissues work in harmony dependent on
each other to keep us going day-to-day.
Often, we think about the brain and nervous system connecting our body... but this is a
relatively modern concept. Long before our modern understanding of the body Chinese
Medicine developed meridian theory to describe how the body is connected.

Ummm, What’s a Meridian?
Meridians “are the links between acupoints providing
channels for Qi and Blood to move throughout the
body”, they connect the organs, muscles and tissues of
the body into an integrated whole.

And This is Important Because?
Disease in Chinese Medicine develops due to a blockage
or change in the natural movement of Qi and Blood
throughout the meridian system. Acupuncture is used to
correct the irregular flow of Qi and Blood.

Qi and Blood You Say?
Qi can be described in two main ways:
1- As the “fundamental substance constituting the universe”.
2- And as “the essential substances of the human body which maintains its vital activities
and the functional activities of the organs and tissues”.
Blood in Chinese Medicine travels through the blood vessels and meridians to “nourish and
moisten the various tissues and organs of the body”.

The functions of Qi and Blood are closely related and are important to understand disease
development and treatment according to Chinese Medicine.

Sum It Up For Me...

Meridians, acupoints, Qi and Blood form the foundations of Chinese Medical theory.
Acupuncture is used to keep our body’s Qi and Blood flowing unimpeded through the meridians
for prevention and treatment of disease.
Treatment involves analyzing the patterns of Qi and Blood movement within the whole body
and developing a treatment plan to meet the patient’s individual needs.

Curious to learn more or give acupuncture a try?

Appointment bookings are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Never had acupuncture? Stop by Saul’s on Saturdays and “Give it a Whirl”! This mini treatment (25min) will cover the basics of Acupuncture and give you a sense of what it actually feels like.

Or dive right in!

First appointments (90min) include a full health assessment and complete acupuncture treatment including treatment plan.

Follow-up appointments are customized to meet your needs available as 60min, 45min or 30min sessions.

Where’d the info come from? Deadman P., Al-Khafaji M., and Baker K. (2011). A Manual of Acupuncture. Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications. Xinnong C. (2010). Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Foreign Languages Press. 

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The Brow Doc is Here!

We are very excited to announce we are now officially accepting appointments with Breigh Bellavance for brow microblading, tinting and threading! 

Due to Breigh's popularity - appointments can only be made 3 months in advance. Brow Microblading bookings will be follow up with an mandatory to respond to email to ensure you're a good candidate for microblading. We will also require a credit card on file for incase of no shows or last minute cancellations for the microblading appointments. 

Prices for Microblading:

Initial with 8 week follow up included  - $600 Book Now

Initial without follow up - $450 Book Now

8 Week Follow up - $175 Book Now

Microblading Annual Follow Up - $350 Book Now

Microblading Initial with 30 Minute Reiki Treatment while numbing solution activates -  $640 Book Now

Microblading with Targeted Cosmetic Acupuncture (eyelift, chinlift or necklift) while numbing solution activates - $635 (you will be given a receipt from our registered Acupuncturist for $35 with this booking). Book Now

Prices for Threading&Tinting with Breigh:

Brow Threading or Tweezing - $35 Book Now

Chin Threading - $15 Book Now

Full Face Threading with Brows - $80 Book Now

Full Face Threading without Brows - $50 Book Now

Sides of Face Threading - $25 Book Now

Upper Lip Threading - $12 Book Now

Brow Tint - $30 Book Now

Brow Thread(or Tweeze)&Tint - $65 Book Now

Eyelash Tint - $35 Book Now

Brow&Lash Tint - $60 Book Now

Friday, 25 May 2018

Staff Vacation!

Due to a well earned fun vacation our store front is going to have a change in availability! The spa will be open it's regular hours, but walk in shoppers will see limited access May 26th after 2pm and all day June 1st and 2nd! Sorry for the inconvenience, please let us know if there's anyway we can be of assistance

Thursday, 10 May 2018

How To Deal With A Sunburn

We all have friends who mark their real start of summer with their first sunburn. While we all know sunburns are something that you want to avoid at all costs, sometimes life gets in the way! If you're nursing some red unhappy skin we have some recommendations to help soothe and heal.

1) Eminence's Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator

This cooling body gel uses extracts from Rosemary & Rosehip to help soothe redness due to dryness and protects from environmental triggers. It has vitamin C rich Rosehip to fight the signs of ageing while Lemongrass is slightly astringent and will minimize the appearance of pores.

2) Honey

We love honey for burns, while it can be sticky and annoying, it can very effective for alleviating that heat stuck in the skin feeling, is healing and won't make you break out since it's also naturally antibacterial. Just apply to the skin and rinse off when you can't stand being sticky anymore. It will leave a slight residue, typically cream mixes into it and undoes the sticky feeling!

3) Our "Oh God I'm Red" After Sun Treatment

This treatment covers face, top of shoulders, upper back and chest. We help alleviate the heat from the burn, calm down reddness, pump your skin full of free-radical fighting antioxidants and it's a very massage-y treatment. We can only do this on burns that aren't blistering and you need to be comfortable lying down

4) Epic Blend's Citrus Mint Body Wash and Lotion 

Epic Blend's products are SLS, mineral oil and petrolatum free. The citrus mint smells amazing, but also is lightly cooling. The lotion contains healing oils, including Vitamin E oil, aloe, chamomile extract, green tea extract and calendula. The citrus essential oils will balance the minty smell so you won't remind people of breath mints while secretly lotion-ing at work. Remember to follow up with sunscreen as some essential oils can make you more photosensitive

5) Green Beaver All Zinc SPF 40 Sunscreen

Lots of people forget that you still need to wear sun protection when you have a burn! It's even more critical to prevent further damage. We like upping our zinc game when rehabbing from a burn because zinc is healing and helps prevent some heat from the sun from getting into your skin due to it's UV scattering abilities. The base of the sunscreen includes sunflower oil, Karanja seed oil, jojoba esters, super hydrating squalene and raspberry seed oil! Meaning that each application will also help delivery nourishment to your parched skin.

6) Zinc Based Diaper Rash Cream

I know, seems silly, but as noted above, zinc helps heal skin, you can find diaper rash cream pretty much everywhere (we carry it too) and it is made for babies!

Thursday, 3 May 2018

30% Off Custom Skincare Treatments & $15 Acupuncture

Our newest Registered Acupuncturist, Leah Meltz joins us on Wednesdays and Saturdays! She is trained in acclaimed Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, a totally different approach to using acupuncture to fight the signs of aging. The TCM College limits us from posting before and afters, but it's definitely worth googling.

We are also now offering $15 Mini Medical Acupuncture Treatments on Saturdays only! This is great if you have a really small cash back from your benefits, you want to get regular treatments but are on a budget or you're not sure you can deal with the feeling of acupuncture. This is also a great add on for Reiki, Registered Massage Therapy appointments or your Custom Skincare Treatment!

Reiki and Custom Skincare Treatments booked together and completed May 15 - June 2nd will be receiving 30% off your Custom Skincare Treatments! *

If you're booking a 90 Minute Custom Skincare Treatment that means you'll pay just an additional 40 cents to try a 30 minute Reiki Session, or with a 60 minute Custom Skincare Treatment an additional $9.4 for a 30 Minute Reiki Session!

* this special isn't applicable with another specials, no rain cheques, not applicable on gift cards

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Free Serums

We have 12 Serums to give away this month! The mix is made up of Eminence's Clear, Bright, Calm and Firm Skin Booster Serums. Want to get a chance to win? Every Custom Skincare Treatment, Reiki and Acupuncture Treatment gets your name entered! As long as the service is completed in May, your name could be entered! No limitations!

Have you checked out our May special? If you complete our special you would get your name entered 3 times! Click here to learn more

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

40% off Facials!

---> We've heard your requests and now this special is also available on Saturdays!<---

Come in on Tuesdays May 1-15th for a Custom Skincare Treatment, Reiki Treatment and one of our Targeted Anti-Aging Acupuncture Treatments and get 40% off your Custom Skincare Treatment!* Start your week off right with us!

Don't forget to check if your benefits cover acupuncture services!

Book Now

*not applicable with any other specials, only valid on appointments booked from May 1st-14th on Tuesdays.