Note From Beyond Esthetics

Dear ,

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime?  Did you know that men are also diagnosed with breast cancer?  There are many ways that you can care for your breasts, take preventative measures and also support the fight against Breast Cancer.  Check out the Canadian Cancer Society's Website on ways to help yourself and others.

For the month of October, Beyond Esthetics is offering treatments geared to improving breast health as well as overall immune system function and support.  Check out our specials below and make an appointment with good health !

Click on this link to book now or call/text (613) 425-0002 or email to arrange for Gift Certificate purchases.

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What's New?

You have already seen a few changes to Beyond Esthetics including a new logo on some of our marketing materials at the spa. We are working hard to bring you some exciting new services and wellness packages in the coming months.

October Info Session - Breast Cancer Awareness - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - see below for details.


Catherine & Roger Hartmann and Team Beyond

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About Us

When you come to Beyond Esthetics, our goal is to help rejuvenate your body and relax your mind. With our primary focus being your overall well-being, we are committed to each client's needs in relieving tension and stress through our hand care, foot care, skin care and body treatments. 

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Once the appointment is confirmed you will receive a reminder notice 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment via text and/or email.

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This Month at Beyond Esthetics

Make & Take Workshop

Make and Take participants are introduced to Young Living Essential Oils and each makes 4 items with the essential oil of their choice - Bath Salts, Foaming Hand Soap, Linen/Room Spray and exfoliating Sugar Scrub. The cost is $25.00 and all materials are provided.


Our next workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Chemical Free Home Workshop

Are you concerned about the harmful chemicals that your family is exposed to in cleaning products? We have an easy and fun solution ! Join us for one of our "Chemical Free Home" Workshops at the Spa where participants make and take home 4 all natural chemical free cleaning products; Laundry Detergent, Sink Scrub, Furniture Polish, and Dryer Sheets made with pure essential oils. The cost is $35.00 and all materials are provided.


Our next workshop will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

What do you know about your Breasts?  Did you know Breast Cancer affects both males and females?  Can what you eat and your lifestyle increase your risk of cancer growth?  This FREE and very important Info Session discusses Food & Disease Links, Nutrition Tips, Benefits of Breast Massage, including a live demonstration and more...There is always a reason to massage your breasts...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Click on the Register Now button below to reserve your spot.  Note:  If this session fills we will run another starting at 8:00 p.m.

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Health is a Habit

What is The Health is a Habit Program?It is an EDUCATION. A paradigm shift in attitude towards food, fitness and overall well-being to empower you to make informed, independent food choices that will get you healthy and keep you healthy. 

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Our next FREE information session will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP by email If you are interested but unable to attend on the above mentioned date please fill out the form on our Contact Page to be added to the list for our next session(s)!

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Young Living Essential Oils - Year End Inventory Sale

Your chance to purchase these amazing Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils at wholesale prices! First come, first served, no holds.  All sales final.  Please text (613) 425-0002 to arrange a convenient pick up time (or email  Wholesale prices only apply to in stock oils.  Don't see what you like?  I can place an order for you at the current retail price.

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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is cancer that starts in the breast cells. It can grow into a tumor, damaging nearby cells or can metastasize to other parts of the body.

“Cells in the breast sometimes change and no longer grow or behave normally. These changes may lead to non-cancerous (benign) breast conditions such as atypical hyperplasia and cysts. They can also lead to non-cancerous tumours such as intraductal papillomas.”


There are ten known types of breast cancer here a definitions of five (common or scary) types:

Ductal carcinoma - cancer in the milk ducts of the breast caused by a change in the cells within the ductal wall.

Lobular carcinoma - cancer in lobules of the breast caused by a change in the cells within the lobules

Inflammatory breast cancer – a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer, usually starts with reddening and swelling of the breast instead of a distinct lump

Paget disease of the breast –a rare form of breast cancer in or around the nipple. Usually affects the small milk-carrying tubes of the nipple first and spreads to the areola. The nipple and areola tend to become scaly, red, itchy, and irritated.

Triple Negative breast cancer – “basal-likebreast cancer is hormone-receptor negative (estrogen-receptor and progesterone-receptor negative) and HER2 negative. This type of cancer is more common in women with BRCA1gene mutations. Researchers aren’t sure why, but this type of cancer also is more common among younger and African-American women.”


“Rare types of breast cancer include non-Hodgkin lymphoma and soft tissue sarcoma.”

All cancers are caused by the disruption of genes; it is known that approximately 5 to 10% of cancers are hereditary. However the fact that 1 or 2 family members have been diagnosed with cancer doesn’t mean that you will also develop cancer. This is especially true if the family member is not a first-degree relative or if the cancers are of different types.

Males and females get the same types of breast cancer. The reason that male breast cancer stats for survival are lower has to do with the lateness of diagnosis and the sample size for statistics reports.

“In Canada, the 5-year net survival for breast cancer in men is 79%. This means that, on average, about 79% of men diagnosed with breast cancer will survive for at least 5 years. Net survival represents the probability of surviving cancer in the absence of other causes of death. It is used to give an estimate of the percentage of people who will survive their cancer.”


“To get some perspective, the risk of dying from motorbike racing is around 1 in 1,000. The same type of odds as the average American male being diagnosed with breast cancer.”


According to a study done between the years of 1973and 1998, there are several factors in male breast cancer cases that differed from women:

“This study found that men:

  • Had a higher mean age at diagnosis
  • Were more likely to have lymph node involvement
  • Had a more advanced stage of breast cancer at diagnosis
  • Were more likely to have hormone receptor positive status (ER+ and PR+) tumours
  • Larger tumour size at diagnosis”



Massage and Breast cancer

It is equally important for men to receive breast massage as it is for women. Many of the causes of breast cancer, beside the predetermined genetic cancers, can be prevented with proper maintainces and care for your physical and mental self. Massage not only helps to relax your body and easy your aches and pains, it also helps to boost your immune system and your sleep. Your immune system breaks down and fights cells that are not “normal” to your body and does its best work will you sleep. Lymphatic massage helps to move the waste through the proper channels of your body to be removed. Breast massage is Lymphatic massage for your breast tissue, helping move the waste that pools in the lymphatic tubes out of your breasts tissue and into your lymphatic system to be removed from your body.

Massage can also help with post-breast cancer treatments. From helping with scar tissue break down to easing Lymphedema symptoms. Be sure to consult your medical team before receiving massage post or during cancer treatments.

Health & Wellness Tips

Is This Normal? A Teen Guide to Breast Development

When I was about 21, I felt a hard place at the top of my right breast. Of course, I started worrying that I might have breast cancer, but I was too scared to call the doctor about it. When I went for my next check-up, I told him I found a lump. He felt it and said, “That’s not a lump. That’s your muscle.”

“But it’s on just one side.”

“You are right-handed,” he said, “so your muscle is more developed on that side.”

I felt like a fool, and my doctor’s attitude didn’t help. He acted like I should know the difference between a muscle and a lump, but how would I know? No one had ever explained to me what lumps feel like and what I should be looking for. My doctor should have praised me for noticing the difference between my breasts. Instead, his attitude made me feel afraid to ask doctors questions for years.

Here at HealthCentral, we get many questions from teenagers. Teens almost never get breast cancer, but between typical breast growth and non-cancerous breast problems, they have lots of questions about what’s normal. The questions tend to fall into four main categories: size, pain, skin, and lumps.

Phyllis Johnson, Patient Expert April 13, 2009 Updated March 6, 2018

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Recipe of the Month

Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Coconut Curry

This is one of my favourite curry recipes...Enjoy !!


  • 4 teaspoons (20 mL) virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 2 cups/500 mL)
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon (4 to 5 mL) fine sea salt, to taste, plus a pinch
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 teaspoons (20 mL) grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 medium/large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch (5 mm to 1 cm) dice (about 3 cups/750 mL)
  • 1 (14-ounce/398 mL) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed, or 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) cooked chickpeas
  • 1 (14-ounce/398 mL) can diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 1 (14-ounce/400 mL) can light coconut milk
  • 1 (5-ounce/142 g) package baby spinach
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For serving

  • Cooked basmati rice, quinoa, millet, or sorghum
  • Chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Unsweetened shredded or large-flake coconut
  • Lime wedges (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. The oil is hot enough when a cumin seed sizzles when tossed into the pan. Add the cumin seeds and toast for about a minute, until fragrant and lightly darkened in color (be careful not to burn them). Immediately stir in the onion, season with a pinch of salt, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft and translucent.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger, turmeric, coriander, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine and sauté for a couple of minutes, until the garlic softens.
  3. Add the sweet potato, chickpeas, tomatoes with their juices, and coconut milk. Stir to combine, cover, and simmer over medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes, until the potatoes are fork-tender. At this point, I always mash one-third of the mixture to thicken the sauce (using a potato masher), but this step is optional.
  4. Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted. Season with the salt and black pepper to taste.
  5. Serve on a bed of cooked grains, garnished with cilantro and coconut. If desired, offer lime wedges for squeezing over the curry. Store the cooled curry in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

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Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes - Serves 6

Featured Essential Oils

Essential oils to consider in a cancer prevention and treatment toolbox include the following:


1. Myrrh

Myrrh is one of those somewhat obscure essential oils that has a variety of powerful healing properties that should not be overlooked. In terms of cancer, myrrh essential oil exhibits notable effects on cancer cell growth, and contains anti-inflammatory properties.

In addition, myrrh is known to support healthy hormone balance, which can be essential in cancer healing. Like lavender and frankincense, myrrh oil has long been used as a pain reliever. It is also anti-fungal. With all these qualities, myrrh is a potent therapeutic support for your health.

2. Peppermint

This essential oil’s cancer benefits come from its phytochemicals limonene, phytochemicals beta-caryophyllene, and beta-pinene, which have defined cytotoxic and anti-inflammatory effects.

Studies have shown peppermint essential oil to reveal antioxidant and cancer inhibiting properties, suppressing growth of tumors. In addition, peppermint oil contains antiangiogenic properties, which prevent tumors from developing their own blood supply.

3. Lavender

Lavender essential oil contains the phytochemicals perillyl alcohol and linalool, both found to support cancer healing. Not only is lavender a known pain reliever, true lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is anti-tumoral, and has demonstrated significant results in resetting the programmed cell death usually lacking in cancer cells. It has been observed to reduce the weight of tumors, and inhibit cell growth.

DIY Essential Oil Recipe

Homemade Nipple Butter

This nipple butter is made with “edible” ingredients, but you might want to wipe off any remnant of it before nursing baby.

This nipple butter is also safe to use with cloth nursing pads as it washes off easily and won’t cause repelling.


  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. dried calendula flowers
  • 1 tsp. dried chamomile flowers (or 1 chamomile tea bag)
  • 1/2 c. extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 oz. (2 tbsp.) natural, unbleached beeswax
  • 8 drops Young Living Lavender essential oil


1.  Melt coconut oil and mango butter together in a glass jar or metal container. (For this recipe I place my metal mixing bowl in a saucepan of simmering water to make a fake double boiler.) Watch the mixture carefully and remove from the heat as soon as the mango butter is melted. Do not overheat.

2.  Remove the container from the heat, stir in essential oils and vitamin e oil. Cool the mixture to room temperature. (Place the bowl in the refrigerator for a few minutes to cool faster.)

3.  Whip the room temperature mixture in a stand mixer or with a whisk until it is creamy and lighter in color. It will start out as pale yellow and turn to shiny ivory as it is whipped.

4.  Store in a closed container and use within 3 months. I store mine in the fridge for extra cooling power. It can also be stored at room temperature.

Recipe Notes:

To use, apply a thin layer to dry nipples and areola (whether or soar or not) just after nursing (it should glisten a bit, but not be too heavy). Wipe off any remnant before nursing baby again. This recipe is safe to use with cloth nursing pads.

To use this nipple butter, dry your nipples after a nursing or pumping session and apply a thin layer (you don’t want to apply too much as a little goes a long way) to your nipples and areola. If your nipples are extra sore, you can refrigerate the nipple butter first to get it cold.

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This simple, readily-available oil moisturizes and protects dry or cracked skin.
  • Calendula Flowers. Calendula cleanses and may reduce inflammation.
  • Chamomile. May help reduce redness and irritation. May also help to calm baby.
  • Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is moisturizing and may resist thrush. I recommend using the highest-quality (often called extra virgin) coconut oil for maximum benefit.
  • Beeswax. Besides helping to thicken the cream a bit, beeswax soothes irritated skin and resists bacteria. Beeswax (unlike microcrystalline or paraffin wax) is safe to use with cloth nursing pads, but be sure it is unbleached/natural.
  • Lavender Essential Oil. Soothes occasional skin irritation. The only oil I can honestly recommend is Young Living’s therapeutic-grade Lavender essential oil (which does come with the Premium Starter Kit).

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