Caress Electrolysis: This is the season for flawless skin

At Caress ElectrolysisCooler weather is the ideal time to get rid of unwanted facial and body hair or unsightly skin anomalies.

“At Caress, we treat every client, in a supportive non-judgemental manner. We provide complete confidentiality and treat each client with courtesy, compassion, respect and privacy in a calming atmosphere while using state of the art technology and the newest procedures available,” says owner Kathryn Hay.

“After trying a variety of temporary methods of hair removal I decided to give electrolysis a try. Overjoyed with the results of electrolysis, I not only got rid of my unwanted hair permanently, I also gained more confidence. I was so delighted by the results that I decided to pursue a career in electrolysis.”

“I started working at an established salon but soon decided to open my own clinic where I had the liberty to operate in a more professional manner and purchased state of the art technology.”

“Clients often inform me how pleased they are with the results and only wished they had started treatments sooner. Don’t make the same mistake, start now.”

At a very young age Kathryn, had unwanted hair issue that impacted on her self-esteem, but she decided early in life to do something about it. “After trying a variety of temporary methods of hair removal I decided to give electrolysis a try. Overjoyed with the results of electrolysis, I not only got rid of my unwanted hair permanently, I also had more confidence. I was so delighted by the results that I decided to pursue a career in electrolysis and I’m so glad I did. I love preforming electrolysis, everyday a client will mention how happy they are that they started electrolysis. I am so fortunate that I have found a career I love and one that is so rewarding.”

The caring professionals at Caress Electrolysis also offer Thermocoagulation, a process that will improve your skin’s appearance by reducing or eliminating unwanted skin anomalies. And if you have plans to travel to warm climate this winter, trust Caress Electrolysis to have you looking flawless for your southern vacation. But don’t wait until just before you depart, start now! Thermocoagulation can eliminate skin tags, cherry angiomas, milia, angiokeratomas, pigmented spots, keratoses and visible facial capillaries. Caress offers a complimentary consultation where they explain the procedure, and examine your anomalies to determine if they are treatable. Most skin anomalies can be treated in one treatment.

If you are tired of feeling insecure and embarrassed by unwanted hair or skin anomalies, then Caress is the place to go. With more than 40 years in business, convenient hours, seven certified electrologists, state of art equipment, and a free consultation Caress guarantees you professional and friendly service. For electrolysis to be successful you must have a qualified, conscientious electrologist, and at Caress “attention to detail” is their motto.

Michelle, a satisfied client writes:

“As a first-time user of electrolysis services and as a health care professional, I did a fair bit of research before deciding on Caress. The trial treatment is a fabulous opportunity to experience the process prior to making such an important commitment. The attention to sterile technique builds enormous confidence. Finally, the ambience is gentle and soothing, as are the technicians. I would recommend that potential clients do their research, look around, and come running to Caress!”

Another testimonial, by Christopher

“The environment at Caress is spotless and inviting. The equipment used is state of the art and clearly a lot of care has been put into making the experience relaxing. The staff is friendly and professional.

Being a man I was unsure of how awkward I would feel walking into an electrolysis clinic but as it turns out I had nothing to worry about. On my first visit, Kathryn gave me a detailed explanation of what’s involved and how it works. She offered to treat a small area so I could experience what the discomfort level would be. I found it very acceptable but more importantly found her discretion and nonjudgmental manner to be a real stress reliever. I can’t imagine how the experience could be any more relaxing and professional. Her years of experience inspire confidence that you’re in good hands. I look forward to my appointments and the great conversations we always have. If I had found Caress, and Kathryn in particular, I would have been a customer many years sooner and would recommend Caress to anyone without hesitation.”

There are many misconceptions about electrolysis, but two are most common. The first is that electrolysis is expensive and the second is that it’s painful. Electrolysis is in fact reasonably priced as it’s a lifetime investment as electrolysis is still the only permanent method of hair removal. Though there is a sensation to electrolysis, as there is with waxing and laser, most clients are pleasantly surprised how comfortable electrolysis is and many have said that they would have started electrolysis sooner had they known that.

Call to book your complimentary consultation and sample treatment, an electrologist will explain the procedure, provide a sample treatment so you can see for yourself how it feels and suggest a treatment plan to work within your budget and schedule. Then as an informed consumer you will have all the information you need to decide whether to proceed with treatments.

Visit CaressElectrolysis.com or call 613-825-2299 Monday – Thursday 9 to 8, Friday 9 to 6 and Saturday 9 to 4. Caress Electrolysis is located at 35 Larkin Dr., off Greenbank Rd.  EP

Healthy Steps Pedorthic Clinic in Barrhaven: Exploring the Many Benefits of Compression Therapy

Certified pedorthists Derek Gilmer and Richard May at Healthy Steps Pedorthic ClinicCompression socks or stockings are worn by a wide variety of people from pilots, flight attendants, runners, and nurses to pregnant women, people recovering from surgery, and people otherwise at risk for blood clots in their legs or those suffering from varicose veins.  If you have a job where you sit or stand for prolonged periods of time throughout the day, you could benefit from compression legwear.

Compression socks are specially designed to apply pressure to the legs allowing blood vessels to work more effectively by helping the blood move through veins and back to the heart. Aiding circulation also helps oxygen move throughout the body helping prevent muscle cramps and other injuries.

The professionals at Healthy Steps, Barrhaven’s original Pedorthic Clinic, are certified to measure and fit compression stockings.

Ask your Doctor if you would benefit from compression therapy and make an appointment with one of their certified fitters. If you already wear compression stockings, it may be time for a new pair before your health benefits run out for the year.

Drop by the clinic at 4100 Strandherd Drive, Unit 202 (2nd floor) in Barrhaven.  Call 613-823-2522 or request an appointment online at  www.healthystepspedorthic.com. EP

 

Shoreline Counselling – Your First Step in Getting Help

Deborah James, Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MACP at Shoreline Counselling

Life can be tough and sometimes re-writing your life story helps you move forward. Deborah James, Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MACP at Shoreline Counselling provides guidance to move forward. Since 2015 she has been helping clients find their inner strength to deal with life’s challenges. Often people feel alone and isolated when they are dealing with life challenges. Deborah will walk the journey with you. She prefers to work collaboratively with you, or you and your partner to build your new story. Deborah will get to know you and what is important in your life, so she has a better understanding of how to work with you.

Using many therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy or Solution-Focused Therapy – to name a few, Deborah will build a trusting relationship in a safe, supportive space and discover a method that works best for you. She’ll work with your strengths and use positive reinforcement to move forward. Deborah will also offer you the tools and support, so you can build your confidence and deal with the issues in your life. When it is useful, she likes to use mindfulness and dream analysis.

Sometimes taking that first step and reaching out is the most difficult one. If you need help with grief, anxiety, depression, infertility, life transitions, relationship issues, women’s issues or other life issues, reach out to Deborah James at Shoreline Counselling. Shoreline Counselling is located at 201-35 Larkin Drive in Nepean. Phone 613-724-0467 or email dsjames@shorelinecounselling.com. Find out more at www.shorelinecounselling.com. EP

 

Stayfit Physio and Spinal Decompression Centre: Caring for Your Overall Well Being

Stayfit Physio staffStayfit Physio and Spinal Decompression Centre is a unique facility that offers both Healthcare and Medical Aesthetic Services all under one roof. Their highly qualified registered healthcare professionals offer a wide range of services designed with your overall well-being in mind.

Tanya is a registered physiotherapist, and owner of the clinic, with over 16 years experience in a variety of settings like hospitals, retirement homes and nursing homes serving the senior population for over 8 years. She specializes in TMJ issues, lower back pain and sports injuries, as well as physiotherapy for children. If you are suffering from work place or vehicle accident injuries, she can help. Tanya is also an ADP authorizer and can assist with prescription of walkers and other mobility devices.

Today’s stress and bad posture can cause the joints in our spine to become misaligned and not move correctly. With more than two decades of experience, the chiropractor at Stayfit Physio tackles issues like low back pain, neck pain, spinal condition, spinal re-alignment, musculoskeletal injuries and neurological conditions.

Stayfit Physio also specializes in massage therapy and is proud to be one of the few places in Ottawa to offer spinal decompression therapy. With a success rate of over 95 percent, it is the treatment of choice for low back conditions where other forms of treatment have failed. It is a highly rated treatment as well for sciatica, spinal arthritis and joints dysfunction.

Stayfit Physio also offers a range of aesthetics such as laser hair removal, microdermabrasions and chemical peels, among others.

Taking care of yourself has never been easier. At Stayfit Physio, if you can’t come to the clinic, the clinic can come to you! They provide physiotherapy services in the comfort of your own home through their mobile in-home program. They cover a large area in and around Ottawa and it’s available for all ages.

The professionals at Stayfit Physio and Spinal Decompression Centre work as a team to promote pain free and healthy lifestyles. Call (613) 225-8956, email info@stayfitphysio.ca or drop in to the clinic at 1580 Merivale Road, #403. Visit www.stayfitphysio.ca  EP

Welcome to Goldform

Goldform is a full-service Jewellery facility

Goldform Jewellery storeGoldform was founded in 1976 by Alex Maxwell and Shane Alexander and moved to our current location in 1983.

We offer a wide range of services and specialize in custom design and repairs using our top-quality materials or re using yours.

We do appraisals on Thursdays and no charge “peace of mind” inspections any day while you wait.

We are proud to be a part of the West Wellington community and hope to be of service to our fellow residents. Please feel free to drop into our show room at 161 Holland Avenue, for a no obligation “look around” anytime. Contact us at 613-725-2210 or visit our website at www.goldform.ca.  EP

Get relief from the pain of everyday stress

The pace of life rarely slows down for busy people. It’s always ‘go go go’. At the end of the day we hit the sack and crash, only to wake the next morning realizing that our bodies ache.

But we have to stick to our routines and time frames so we get up and get going again, regardless of the pain.

Over a few weeks repeating this process can add up to some serious physical grief! The truth is that if we actually want to keep this same pace up for the long term, we need to make time to take care of ourselves.

That’s why I suggest that you come to try myofascial trigger point release.

I am Jeff Bergin and I run Sport Performance Institute. I spend time finding the source of your aches and pains and then I help to remove them one by one. Even the ones that you didn’t realize were there.

Most sessions average about 20 minutes and the release of pressure and range of motion can be immediate.

Just know that this is not massage!! It is a personal, targeted approach to pain relief.

Triggers are painful and my job is to remove them. If you think that you have tried everything and nothing works — give me a call at

613-614-4676 or email to jeff.bergin@spicertification.com

Book now for only $40 per 20-minute session.

Marketplace gets Jeff’s message out

It’s important that businesses reach their target markets with information vital to their success.

Jeff Bergin at Sport Performance Institute has found the right formula in advertorial messages in Marketplace News.

It’s all about being able to tell your story your own way, says Jeff.

“Marketplace News helps my clients understand what myofascial trigger point release therapy can do to help them reduce pain from everyday living.”

As the greater Capital Region’s only publication featuring informative articles about the quality products and services of its advertisers, Marketplace News is a valuable tool for businesses looking to reach new customers.

For readers, Marketplace News is a reliable source to find the best merchants and service providers in the area.

“Marketplace News gives my clients all the information they need to make an informed decision about treatment.” – Jeff Bergin, Sport Performance Institute.  EP

Your free durable plastic Emergency Contact Card could be a lifesaver

Free Emergency Contact Card logoIf you are involved in an accident, have a heart attack, stroke or other medical emergencies, who will speak for you if you cannot? It is important for first responders to know who to contact in the event of an emergency.

Retired Ottawa Police Sergeant Peter Couillard learned, from a compassionate first respondent’s side, that both life and non-life threatening events can be made worse by lack of easily accessible personal identification. As retired Sergeant Couillard so aptly put it, “when it comes to providing assistance to anyone in a medical or health-related crisis, every additional step in locating and contacting a family member or friend means precious time wasted in connecting these victims with their loved ones. Emergency contacts will bring comfort and may have valuable information that could be a lifesaver!”

Fred Bowie, Life & Retirement Guide at the Canada Retirement Information Centre developed a simple solution – a durable plastic waterproof card, with up-to-date family and friend emergency contact information.

A Durable plastic Emergency Contact Card is available for you, your family and friends for FREE, a gift from the Canada Retirement Information Centre Community Service Division. (no age restriction)

Applying for your card is easy, visit www.FreeEmergencyContactCard.com to create your own personal Emergency Contact Card. Your FREE DURABLE PLASTIC EMERGENCY CONTACT CARD will be delivered directly to your home by Canada Post (there is no cost to you for postage & handling cost) within 10 business days.

It only takes a couple of minutes to enjoy the peace of mind knowing that in case of an emergency family and friends can be contacted quickly and easily. Apply today.

The Beauty Studio on Greenbank Road

Restoring Your Hair from the Summer Elements

The Beauty Studio on Greenbank Road

With summer fun, unfortunately, comes post-summer hair damage. After spending time in the wind, sun, chlorine, salt water and air conditioning, your hair may be dull, brassy, frizzy, dry or brittle. Dry hair is the biggest complaint come September. There’s a protective coating on hair called the hydrolipidic film; if you have dry hair, that film is broken down somewhat anyway, when you colour it, it breaks down a little more — but when you add sun, salt water, and chlorine, you can destroy the film altogether.

The result is that moisture located deep in the core of the hair shaft evaporates leaving your hair crying out for hydration.

As well, salt, sun and chlorine cause certain hair colours (mostly blondes and redheads) to turn brassy and hair that’s been abused by summer’s elements may be difficult to comb out leaving it prone to breakage.

The professionals at The Beauty Studio can restore your tresses to their former glory. If your hair colour has faded or changed due to exposure to chlorine, sun, etc., they can help. Maybe it’s just time for a new look….colour, highlights, extensions, perms or straightening of course…. but they also specialize in styles like corn rows, fusion, Ghana and jerry curls. They also offer design haircuts for men.

Visit The Beauty Studio at 1013-900 Greenbank Road or call 613-825-6666. EP

Fahey Electric – Full Service Electrical Contractors

Serving Ottawa and Area for Close to 20 Years

Fahey Electric

It’s finally summer and the hot weather is here. Let Fahey Electric keep you cool this season with expert installation, or repair, of your air conditioning system or ceiling fans.  Maybe it’s time for new exterior lighting around your patio or pool or buying that hot tub you’ve been thinking about…whatever your electrical needs, Fahey Electric provides a full range of electrical services to both residential and commercial clients.

Since 1999, master electrician Terry Fahey and his team of skilled technicians have tackled electrical issues both large and small thanks to their wide-ranging experience in the field.  They can diagnose and repair all your electrical issues, provide maintenance to any electrical system, upgrade panels, install cable and phone lines and much more. Fahey Electric electricians are also on call, 24/7, for Ottawa emergency repairs.

Securing a knowledgeable electrician is vital to keeping a structure’s electrical system in proper working condition.  The professionals at Fahey Electric have a track record of excellent work at reasonable prices and have a long list of repeat customers to prove it.  They provide free estimates, so potential customers know exactly what they’ll be paying for and why.

For all your electrical needs, big or small, call Fahey Electric 613-726-7842. Visit http://faheyelectric.com  EP

ECRA/ESA LIC 6001239

Physiocare Physiotherapy offers women’s health relief

Physiocare staffCaring, dedicated professional physiotherapists at Physiocare Physiotherapy & Rehab Centre can help reduce pain and suffering.

The Physiotherapists are well trained in Joint Mobilization, Soft Tissue Release techniques including Graston, Muscle Energy techniques and are constantly updating their skills.

“We take pride in providing specialized restorative pelvic health intervention for women with low back or pelvic pain, anyone experiencing pelvic dysfunction, pain, incontinence, prolapse, pelvic floor or core weakness.”

These personal treatments are provided in secure, private rooms by a female therapist.

A doctor’s referral is not required for treatment, but may be needed for private health insurance coverage.

Physiocare Physiotherapy & Rehab Centre has opened a second location in the basement of Embassy West Senior Living at 1400 Carling Ave, Ottawa.

“In addition to services offered at our 289 Greenbank Road, Nepean location, we also have Sci-fit and Nu step machines at the Carling clinic. We provide treatment for Female Urinary Incontinence, Blocked Milk Ducts, Concussion and other Neurological conditions as well as Arthritis, Repetitive Strain and Sports injuries,” says Vijay Sharma, Registered Physiotherapist and Clinic Director.

Call 613-714-9495 for an appointment or for more information, go to www.physiocarephysiotherapy.com.  EP