Posts in the ‘Medical’ Category

Exfoliation by a Medical Esthetician

Why would I see a medical esthetician? What are the over-and-above the services that I get here versus at my favourite spa? We get this question all the time. Estheticians offer relaxing and pampering non-invasive treatments that focus primarily on beauty. They often work in spas and offer diverse services that include facials, hair removal,

Managing Stress

STRESS AND RELAXATION Stress is a natural part of life, a reaction to the everyday demands on our physical and mental energy. Under stress, the parasympathetic nervous system prepares the body for action –fight or flight, to handle the situation.   Stress can be positive, such as planning a vacation, or negative, such as dealing

Community Health Corner

by Kathleen Browne, RN, BScN I was invited to speak at Kingston & Bingham Pharmasave on Saturday, April 8th on the topic of Acne and Rosacea. To my surprise and delight, it was a full house! I was well-prepared for my presentation, and it was a well-attended event with a diverse crowd of men and women,

What’s in A Name?

There are a number of confusing terms in the Medical Esthetics field, and I hope this guide will help you decide which one is best for you. Esthetics:  a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty. Skin care:  the range of practices that

How To Protect Your Skin

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN by Kathleen Browne, RN, BScN   Our skin is the largest organ in the human body.   The one we give the least amount of thought too, until we are not looking the way we remember ourselves. It all starts to change from: exposure to the elements (sun, wind, rain,

The Tipping Point

The Tipping Point by Edward Tonus, RMT With apologies to William Shakespeare, To Tip or not to Tip, that is the question… There is currently a heated discussion on Facebook through one of our associations (RMTAO) on accepting tips. One of the members posted about the recent ruling by the CRA: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/cra-crackdowns-incentive-for-service-workers-to-declare-tips-on-taxes-202545812.html about whether you

Do You Have PC Posture

Do You Have PC Posture? When computers first arrived (IBM introduced the home computer in 1981), they were supposed to allow us to have more leisure time –let’s all laugh at the same time. HA HA! With the advent of computer technology and the increased expectation in productivity, there were more health-related problems associated with

Are Cellphones Dangerous?

Advice from Dr Roizen and Dr Oz: Q: Is there a consensus on the effects of holding cellphones to our ears? A: Cellphones do emit electromagnetic radiation that penetrates your body, affecting the cells in ways that may cause them to turn cancerous. Children’s smaller bodies are even more vulnerable because their tissue absorbs more

Looking For A Therapist

Looking for a Therapist can be a daunting task. You could ask a neighbor or a friend for a recommendation, but what if you are new to an area or just plain shy. Here are some suggestions that you may find beneficial: 1. Is the clinic clean 2. Are the colors warm and inviting, because

Do you Still have Winter Posture?

Despite the unseasonably warm weather that we’ve been experiencing (at least in some parts of Canada, especially in Toronto), I’m still seeing patients come in with hunched shoulders and compressed necks while staving off the cold. What will they do when the weather changes? For those lucky enough to get away for a Caribbean holiday,

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