Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

"May every day of the new year glow with good cheer and happiness for you and your family"

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Top 10 Reasons People Seek Massage Therapy

Most of us are aware that therapeutic massage feels amazing; but massage also provides relief to a multitude of specific health concerns. Therapeutic massage has been proven beneficial in reducing muscular pain and tension; relieving lower back pain; lessening depression; giving K.O.'s to sleep disorders, lowering high blood pressure, increasing flexibility, and much more!

Experts believe that 90% of stress accounts for 80-90% of illnesses and disease. As massage is a great stress-reliever, you can see that we can avoid a lot of current, stress-related illnesses via massage therapy.

As mentioned above, there are several reasons why people seek massage. Below are the top ten reasons why most people seek massage:

1. Massage feels great!

Massage can be a wonderful experience for deep relaxation. Post massage leaves your body and mind feeling at amazing ease.

2. Pain Relief

Massage provides significant reduction in back pain, (including lower back pain), migraine headaches, neck aches, shoulder pain, joint pain, overused or sore muscles, arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and muscle injuries. A regular massage loosens all this unnecessary tension!

3. Stress!

That overworked, overwhelmed, spaced-out feeling. Massage provides deep relaxation lessening your muscle tension and lowering your blood pressure (by reducing heart and pulse rates). Massage increases your mental clarity, heightens mental alertness, and revitalizes your mind. Massage also increases academic performance and ability to focus on calculations.

4. Combating age

Massage therapy and bodywork improves immune system functioning while relieving muscle aches and stiffness. Massage also enhances tissue elasticity and joint flexibility; improves blood and lymph circulation; and promotes healthy vibrant skin.

5. Calming Emotions

You'd be surprised at the number of people who receive regular massage treatments as an alternative to 'dealing' with depression. . Massage therapy increases self-esteem, improves your mood, decreases depression, reduces anxiety, and quiets insomnia. Massage also can ease PMS symptoms.

6. Accelerated Healing

Massage therapy speeds healing of muscles, tissues, and skin. Thus sports massage is used and great for post-workouts, post-surgery, and muscle soreness in general.

7. Increased Flexibility/Mobility

Massage therapy is perfect for people who workout, are physically fit, those who are athletes, elderly, and even pre/post surgery. Massage is wonderful for improving motor skills. Massage therapy also maintains posture in the skeletal system.

8. Removing built up toxins

Massage flushes away waste products from your muscles, tissues, and skin more easily. This helps digestive disorders (such as spastic colon, constipation and intestinal gas).

9. Improving and Maintaining Skin Tone

Massage therapy stimulates skin gland production, leaving clear, healthy skin. Massage to the skin also helps to reduce superficial scar tissue, improving skin condition(s).

10. Better overall health investment, maintenance of optimal health

In summary:

Regular massage will make you look and feel years younger! Massage therapy is so much more than a luxurious way to relax. It is a wise investment in your health and being. Massage certainly should be regarded as proof to your dedication towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Take a mini vacation for an hour or two!

John Rasch is a certified licensed massage therapist committed to helping people to establish and maintain health and mental well-being through massage therapy. For more in-depth information about combating stress, please visit: http://www.deservingbodymassage.com/stress-whatis-effects.html
Also please join his newsletter which provides tips on health, fitness, and well-being at http://www.deservingbodymassage.com and receive free complimentary e-book on the science of being well.
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Need a Last Minute Gift? Try a Spa Gift Certificate!

Don't know what to get that special someone for Christmas? Try a gift certificate for 36 Oaks Country Retreat! We have individual spa treatments or spa packages to choose from. 

Everyone loves to be pampered.....this is the perfect gift for everyone on your list! It's convenient too, you can purchase them directly from our website

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Benefits of Couples Massage

Have you ever thought about getting a massage with your significant other? If you haven't, you should definitely consider the idea. Couple's massages are very popular right now and offered at different spas. Receiving a relaxing massage while having your partner by your side can be a wonderful experience that you will never forget about. Here are some of the benefits of couple's massages that you should know about.

Save Money

One of the greatest benefits of getting a massage with your significant other is that you will save some money. Many spas offer discounts to couples who book their massages together. For instance, if the typical cost of a one-hour massage is $70, you may only have to pay $110 to get a massage with your partner. It definitely is a wise idea to book this spa treatment together.


Getting a massage together will give the two of you a chance to bond and get closer. There is nothing more romantic than talking to your loved one while receiving a relaxing massage. As a professional is giving you a massage, you can catch up with your partner and ask how he has been. This is especially beneficial for couples who work long hours and do not always get to see each other.

Ease Nerves

If you have not gotten a massage before, you might feel a little nervous. The idea of taking off your clothes and being touched by a complete stranger can make anyone uneasy. If you have your significant other by your side, you will not feel so nervous. Having him right next to you will make you feel a lot more comfortable. If you feel a little nervous before the massage, talk to your partner about it.

Share in Relaxation

The only thing more relaxing and pleasing than getting a massage is sharing it with someone you love. You can spread the relaxation with your significant other and feel very good about it. You will be happy knowing that the massage will help ease his tension and make him feel less stressed out.


Getting a massage with your partner can be very romantic, especially if you are on a weekend getaway. After the two of you get done with a massage, you can go back to your hotel room and rekindle your romance. There are some spas that offer extras during a massage including chocolate, wine and roses, which can make the atmosphere even more romantic. Make sure to take advantage of these extras.

As you can see, it is completely worth it to get a massage with your partner. During the massage, you can relax and bond with one another. Do not wait any longer to experience these great benefits and book your couples massage today. At the end of the session, you will feel like a million bucks and feel closer to your significant other. Whether you book a massage on vacation or at a spa a few minutes away from your home, you will enjoy yourself.

If you're looking for the finest massages in Toronto, Visit Allure Massage. Conveniently located at 392 Gibraltar Dr, we offer a wide variety of services to suit your needs. Visit us today at http://www.alluremassage.ca for more info.
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Monday, December 16, 2013

There's Still Time to Take Advantage of Our December Special!

Special for December 

$20.00 off 

The New Relaxation Massage Package
  A four hour stay including -
An hour massage
Steamy towel application
Cheese and fruit plate        
 Regular price $95.00
Now through December 20th  $75.00

$10.00 off all other packages!!!

Just call or email if you would like Gift Cards mailed to you for the specials above. 

You don't have to use them by Dec. 20th!!! 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Oncology Massages Available at 36 Oaks Country Retreat

Oncology Massage for survivors and those currently under treatment.  
Introductory Price:  

$55.00 for an hour massage

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Check Out What's New at 36 Oaks Country Retreat

What's New:  Check out our web site and see the new leisurely massage packages and our Spa Respite.

Strength and inspiration can be found by retreating into the stillness that quiets the mind
It is most important to know when and how to replenish your life force.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Don't Forget to Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

Greetings:  The holidays are right around the corner - - - already!!!! 

Top on your list should be taking care of yourself.
Find some time for pampering activities to keep yourself  charged and re-energized.  Whether it's going to your favorite spa --- grand idea --- or just taking time for a short nap or sipping on your favorite tea.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

36 Oaks Country Retreat's December Special

Special for December 

$20.00 off 

The New Relaxation Massage Package
  A four hour stay including -
An hour massage
Steamy towel application
Cheese and fruit plate        
 Regular price $95.00
Now through December 20th  $75.00

$10.00 off all other packages!!!

Just call or email if you would like Gift Cards mailed to you for the specials above. 

You don't have to use them by Dec. 20th!!!