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Hand & Stone partners with Heart & Stroke to help get Canadians ‘Heart Healthy’


As Canadians head outdoors in the warmer spring weather, there is no better time to get active and put heart health top of mind. Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa Canada is helping Heart & Stroke remind Canadians about the importance of living a ‘heart healthy’ lifestyle.

“Heart health should be front and centre of any Canadian’s health and wellness regime,” says Gigi Harding, CEO of Hand & Stone Canada. “Our goal in partnering with Heart & Stroke is to remind Canadians about the simple ways that they can help improve their heart health. Massage by a registered massage therapist can help reduce stress, a risk factor for heart disease, not to mention improve posture, provide a more restful sleep, increase levels of serotonin and dopamine, and promote overall mental agility.”

During its June Hands for Heart month, Hand & Stone will be donating $1 from every massage performed at the spas (up to $10,000) to Heart & Stroke. The registered massage therapists from Hand & Stone will also be onsite at the Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart on June 3 in Toronto, offering complimentary mini massages pre or post event to VIP participants. They will also be participating in the action by cycling, running and walking with their own corporate team.

In addition to eating a balanced diet and being physically active, there are many easy ways Canadians can incorporate ‘heart healthy’ activities into their everyday routine by caring for their physical and emotional well-being. Massage benefits include improving overall circulation, alleviating stress, lowering blood pressure, managing pain, and strengthening the immune system.

To learn more, visit handandstone.ca.