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What is Reiki?

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Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. There’s a saying in the reiki world, “Hands on reiki’s on” –  what this really means is, because the healing energy of reiki is always flowing you may notice a greater feeling of relaxation and peace with all of your zenami SANTUARY services as my hands are in constant contact with you and your flow of energy.

If you’d like to know more about reiki and how it can benefit you, lets talk next time you’re in or you can book a session today at zenami SANCTUARY Appointment Bookings.


Misencil Lash Extensions


Have you ever noticed woman’s lashes and wondered how they have such luscious lashes? Do you ever ask yourself, “Are those real or extensions?”
At zenami SANCTUARY we use the brand Misencil for lash extensions. All the formulas in the Misencil line of products are registered with Health Canada and meet the highest standards of compliance to European cosmetic regulations. They have a whole line designed for the health of your natural lashes that extend the life of your lash extensions. Products include eye and make up remover, revitalizer (lash conditioner), protector (adhesive protector), mascara, and liquid eyeliner.
Once your extensions have been applied, there is minimal maintenance for you to do at home. Simply spend a few minutes at the end of each day to cleanse your make up off and then apply the revitalizer to your extensions. In the morning, before applying your make up, use the protector product on your extensions.
When applying your lash extensions we take into consideration your eye shape and the length and thickness of your natural lashes so we can select the most appropriate lash extensions for you. We apply one lash extension to each of your natural lashes. Like all hair follicles, human eyelashes have a life cycle and eventually fall out. Therefore, your lash extensions will need to be replaced periodically.
Whether you are beautifying for a special occasion, or you want to look your best every day, the Misencil lash product offers the highest quality of care for your natural lashes while you achieve the look you want.

Maintenance free polish

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zenami SANCTUARY is now offering maintenance free polish for your fingers and toes!

We have brought in Orly Gel fx polish, a polish with gel like qualities to allow you to wear color on your nails for 2-3 weeks (on your fingers and up to 6 weeks on your toes) without any chipping!

We start by cleaning up the cuticle area, roughing the natural nail, freeing it of shine, then applying the layers as you do when painting your nails and curing them in a LED light for added durability.

Have a big event coming up such as a wedding or graduation?
Are you heading to the beach on a tropical vacation or to the lake house?
You can choose from a selection of colors that best suit your style or personality. 

You can go confidently without having to worry about your polish not lasting!

Nail Health


To achieve and maintain healthy nails starts with the care. Individuals must start with a desired shape and length best suited for themselves and their lifestyle. This can be achieved by filing and/or clipping. 

The area beneath the cuticle is where the the primary nail growth starts, known as the matrix. Any stimulation circulation in the cuticle area promotes nail growth. Cuticle oil or creme, primarily with vitamin E, jojoba oil, or Shae Butter should be used daily on the cuticles to maintain a suppleness to the nail – and to prevent the splitting of both the nails and cuticles.

Individuals should spend minutes a day caring for their cuticles to promote healthy nails.


Gel Nails


Gel nails are enhancements to your natural nails. Providing you maintenance
free work between your appointments.

As a nail technician it is my priority to maintain the health of the natural nail
while providing you a maintenance free nail.

We start by cleaning up the cuticle area, roughing the natural nail, freeing it
of shine then applying a gel product in layers, curing in a UV like to make it
strong, building up the strength and beauty of the nail. At Zen Ami Sanctuary
we use Nail Basics gel.

The layers are thinly applied leaving the end product feeling like a natural nail.
We can lengthen, even out, leave the nails looking natural, or enhance with a
French white for a clean fresh look or spice up the nails with a color/s of choice.
One with gel nails will have beautiful looking nails for 3-4 weeks without having
to clip, file or buff in between appointments. One will only need to moisturize
with a cuticle oil or cream on the nails and hands to protect and hydrate the
nails and hands.

The nice thing about gel nails is they are not damaging to the natural nails.
“ Nails Are Jewels Not Tools”

In sharing the above information on gel nails you should also know that there are many new products on the market that give you a “gel nail” look without the gel nail process.  Read our article on maintenance free polish to find out more on gel polish ratter than gel nails.