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The Benefits of Manicures and Pedicures 
Raise your hand if you enjoy getting your nails done? Chances are, there’s quite a few of you out there with your hands high in the air.


Why are we so certain of this?

Because having clean, perfectly polished fingers and toes just makes you feel more put together and professional. Plain and simple.

Here’s the deal, though: Did you know there are more benefits of manicures and pedicures beyond just the aesthetics?

Today we’re going to walk you through all the additional benefits you can expect from both manicures and pedicures. This way, every time you look down at those perfectly polished nails, you can rest assured you’re doing it for more than just the aesthetics.

Who’s with us? Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of manicures and pedicures.


What is a manicure? What is a pedicure?

Before continuing forward, let’s make sure we have all our terms straight.

A manicure is a beauty treatment applied to the hands. It generally entails a nail tri…

Swedish Massage vs. Deep Tissue Massage: What’s The Difference?

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Swedish Massage vs. Deep Tissue Massage: What’s The Difference?There’s no doubt about it — with so much stress, anxiety, and pressure out there in the world, we could all probably use a little more relaxation in our lives.


Unfortunately, though, more often than not, we don’t appropriately prioritize our own self-care — which is where we like to step in with our spa services. In particular, we’d like to draw your attention to our massage services.

With massage, it’s never been easier to get some much-needed relaxation into your life. Having said that, if you’re struggling to figure out which massage service is right for you, we’re going to focus particularly on Swedish massage and deep tissue massage, so you can get the perfect massage for your specific needs.

We’ll compare the two, let you know what the services entail, and how you can expect to feel after. Let’s dive in!

What does a Swedish massage consist of?  When you think of a traditional massage, you’re likely imagining a Swedish mas…

A First Timer’s Guide To Laser Hair Removal

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A First Timer’s Guide To Laser Hair RemovalSo, you’ve been thinking about trying out laser hair removal? We fully approve, but perhaps you’re a little uncertain about what to expect if this is your first time laser hair removal experience. Or, maybe you just have general questions about the procedure. We understand, which is why we’ve created this comprehensive guide to laser hair removal. 

Let’s dig in by first addressing what laser removal is and how the procedure works.
How does Laser Hair Removal Work We probably don’t have to explain too in-depth about what laser hair removal is, but just to make sure we’re all on the same page, laser hair removal is a procedure that is undergone by both men and women -- with the intended goal of eliminating hair growth in treated areas. 
At Balsam Spa, we use a laser that operates at a wavelength of 808 nm. This is important, because this particular setting ensures that we damage the hair follicle to prevent hair growth, but we don’t cause any dam…

Ayurvedic Shirodhara Massage

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SHIRODHARA TREATMENT:What is Ayurvedic Shirodhara Massage?Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead in a continuous and consistent flow and can be one of the steps involved in Panchakarma. The name comes from the Sanskrit words Shiro (head) and dhara (flow). The liquids used in Shirodhara depend on what is being treated but can include oil, milk, buttermilk, coconut water, or even plain water. This is a chakra point just above and between the eyebrows, also known as the seat of the human consciousness. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, all ailments, and diseases are caused due to an imbalance in the energy levels in the body. Shirodhara is a safe option to improve sleep quality among people who have sleep problems. Shirodhara is also effective in treating mental conditions such as anxiety, and mental stress. The calming effect produced by Shirodhara is similar to that obtained with meditation. Why should you get it?Shirodhara has a…

Laser Hair Removal Now

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Balsam Day Spa is happy to now be offering laser hair removal treatments You may not be happy with shaving, tweezing or waxing away unwanted hair and wish to consider laser hair removal.

Medical Procedure

Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in North America performed by trained professionals. It works by beaming highly concentrated light into hair follicles where pigment absorbs the light that kills the hair. Each pulse of the laser takes fractions of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time.Small areas such as an upper lip for example can be treated in less than a minute using the procedure. View pricing here.

Planning for Laser Hair Removal

If you are planning for laser hair removal you should limit the amount of plucking,waxing or electrolysis in those areas for 6 weeks prior to treatment. You should also avoid sun exposure six weeks before and after treatment for best results, so book your appointment today if planning to.

What to expect

Fall Season means an adjustment to Body and Skincare

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October and Fall season is a preclude the rigors of winter which can not only have an effect on the skin, the body's largest organ, but also on the mind, and so fall time is a really good time to get your mind body and soul prepared for the often too long long winter season.


















Take advantage of this fall season offer on your next visit. if you're not yet familiar with Dr. Babor products this will be a great opportunity to get to know more about a European product line thats been servicing skincare since 1956 and create products designed to be used to suit individual needs. Let the experts at Balsam Day Spa walk you through the various options and Baborproducts while you enjoy a cappuccino and biscuit with a friendly staff member!







And being friendly and welcoming is also as important to the owners and staff as the rest of the
service whether there to see a Spa or Massage Therapist, for a facial or body treatment, nails, waxing, or just to have a coffee and consult, you're al…

Newmarket Boutique Also Nails Salon

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Did you know your favorite Newmarket spa, Balsam Day Spa, also does nails? Using Cuccio polishes & gels, you too can have perfectly manicured and pedicured toe and finger nails in record time through our expedited service!
Q: What advantage is there in using a gel nail polish?

A: Gels dry quicker and so for the woman of today on the go, they are a perfect enhancement to your day and come in many colours!

Finger Funnies!

Did you know that your finger nails grow 3 x times as fast as your toe nails? Now you do!


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