What should I wear to my session?
It is best to arrive in comfortable clothes if possible. If you’ve selected an aromatherapeutic massage session we recommend clothes that don’t mind contact with residual massage oil that may linger on your skin.
If coming for the aromatherapeutic massage or Chan'beauté Luxury Facial please come makeup free.
How are the essential oils chosen and blended for the massage?
After a comprehensive 30 min verbal + physical consultation, a custom blend is created based on your medical history + goal for the session. We take into account medical conditions, medications, potency required and scent preferences. We can address up to 3 areas within a single massage blend (any combination of physical, emotional or mental areas) We then combine the essential oil blend and massage oil for a personalized experience.
What can be addressed with an aromatherapeutic massage?
The purpose of an aromatherapy massage is not so much to physically work out all the kinks and sore spots in your body, but to use the restorative properties of essential oils to relax and rejuvenate your body and mind. We may use the session time to address things such as pain, muscle tension, immune boosting, anxiety, stress, GI or respiratory issues, swollen lymph nodes, cellulite, skin inflammation, fibromyalgia, lack of energy.
Are you an RMT?
No but I am an aromatherapist with training in the massage technique recognized by Health Canada for certified aromatherapy practitioners.
Benefits of Aromatherapeutic Massage
- Boosts immune system (the lymphocytes are increased after a lymphatic drainage massage!)
- Removes toxins from the body
- Breaks down congestion in the body
- Improves digestion/elimination
- More brain clarity
- Increases circulation, (ie. contributes to a youthful glow)
- Weight loss; more toned body (esp. in abdomen), decreased cellulite, reduction in cravings
- Reduces fluid retention and swelling, especially around leg and ankles
- Stress Relief, feel lighter
- Improves sleep
- Increases energy and stamina
- Relieves PMS symptoms including swollen breasts, irritability, bloating, cramps, hormonal acne
- Reduce inflammation
Who should not receive an aromatherapeutic massage?
Avoid the massage if you have fever, or if you are suffering from an inflammatory disease. Resume the session after the symptoms have subsided.
Do not undergo this type of massage if you have bleeding or thrombosis (clot.)
If you have an undiagnosed lump or active cancer.
If you are pregnant or could be pregnant please contact us prior to booking to ensure the session is right for you
Dien Chan Multi-Reflexology
What is the origin of Dien Chan Multi-Reflexology?
It is a therapy developed by Prof. Dr. Bùi Quôc Châu more than 30 years ago in the early 1980’s in Saigon.
What is Dien Chan Multi-Reflexology or Facial Reflexology?
Multi-reflexology - Dien Chan defines a multi-reflexology network consisting of a number of diagrams that are mainly found on the face.
We work with simple stimulation, without needles, and with the help of accurate tools.
Thanks to the effects of yin or yang multi-reflex tools, results are surprising because it is fast both in the healing process and pain relief.
How many facial points are there in Multi-Reflexology?
There are 257 points currently used. This gives us a robust selection to find what will work best for a client
What can I treat with Dien Chan Multi-Reflexology?
We can treat many common disorders or areas of pain with Multi-reflexology - Dien Chan. We will never claim to be regarded as a panacea; as any other medical techniques, Multi-reflexology has its limits.It provides a very effective aid in cases of common disorders and allows us to avoid taking too much medication which may involve side effects. This is not to deny the effectiveness of any other technique or medicine but providing a complement without contraindications. Multi-reflexology - Dien Chan enables us to relearn how to listen to our bodies, to understand why we have so many ailments. The study invites us to build "bridges" between the different parts of the body and thus better understand the origin of our problem.
Are There Side Effects with Dien Chan Multi-Reflexology?
We cannot talk about side effects or contraindications because stimulations try to rebalance the affected areas.
We are not adding anything or damaging the body; we are only telling the brain to guide the energy flow to the desired area. We are activating our self-healing processes.
For these reasons we can not pretend we can replace hospital operations or doctor's medical diagnosis.
It is about rebalancing areas and organs thanks to multi-reflexologic stimulations. If any questions or concerns arise, please contact us.
I get Very Fast Results with Dien Chan Multi-Reflexology But The Pain Has Returned. Is this normal?
The simple treatments are very effective in relieving pain but, when it comes to deeper disorders, it is important to be able to identify the cause and attend several sessions of treatment. More sessions are also needed to treat any pain caused by old reasons and chronic diseases. A home treatment plan can also be developed to use appropriate tools between sessions. Multi-reflexology relieves pain quickly with little knowledge and gets to cure the cause. But it is important to continue monitoring progress to avoid stagnation. The more knowledge the therapist has, the better diagnosis and treatment.
What is Chan'beauté?
Chan' Beauté is the beauty and aesthetic part of Dien Chan.
Beauty marks, moles, wrinkles, dimples and spots on our face reflect a potential internal imbalance and indicate present or past weaknesses. By observing tone, brightness and texture, the face is an important source of information about the general internal state of the body and is a very good indicator of our health.
By finding these areas on the face it enables us to find the origin of the imbalance. As a result the Chan' Beauté Luxury Facial, offers a therapeutic dimension as well.
It is a natural method that synthesizes therapeutic knowledge such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with modern medicine, without using needles or other invasive techniques.
Multireflex tools gently stimulate the blood and lymphatic micro-circulation of the dermis and epidermis offering a quick and effective result without ever damaging the skin.
How often should I have a Chan'beauté Luxury Facial?
It will depend on the goal of the session, but we like to build personalized treatments for our clients to provide tailored care.
As several short stimulations a week are more effective than longer ones spaced out over time, we teach our clients how to use the appropriate multireflex tool(s) to continue working on themselves at home. Tools are available for purchase in studio. Faster, deeper results will be seen at subsequent treatments.
What areas can we work on with Chan'beauté?
Wrinkles, fine lines/creases, cellulite, stretch marks, scars, moles, birth marks, rosacea, dark circles around eyes, overall skin tightening + smoothing just to name a few.
Can I have a Chan'beauté facial while Pregnant?
Pampering during pregnancy is an absolute necessity. My highest recommendation is the Revive Facial, with Aromatherapy Massage a close second. In order to avoid contraindications, the Chan' Beauté Facial is recommended for postnatal care only.
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