Canyon River Spa & Salon Blog

Cupping 101: What It Is, Where It’s From, And How It Helps

Cupping has recently become a popular wellness trend among celebrities and sports stars alike, but what exactly does it entail, and does it actually offer any health benefits? Read on from the experts at the best spa in Bozeman.

The practice of cupping has a 2,000-year history as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It was developed to promote blood flow and healing within the body…

Treat Yourself: The 7 Surprising Benefits of Regularly Using Dry Finnish Saunas

Here in the States, the sauna is one of the most underused facilities at the gym, while in Finland, they are a staple – a way of life. At Canyon River Spa and Salon in Bozeman, Montana, we’re inspired by the way Finns enjoy a sauna at least once a week, or even daily.   

Increasingly, research is demonstrating that saunas are more than just a great way to relax. In fact, according to such…

Put Your Feet Up: The 4 Amazing Benefits of Ashiatsu Massages

At our spa in Bozeman, Montana, we’re big on the benefits of barefoot massage techniques, which have been practiced for more than 3,000 years in eastern countries. Ashiatsu, a Japanese word that literally translates as ‘foot pressure’ is a western adaptation of techniques derived from multiple countries.

This type of massage today is performed on a standard massage table that additionally…

Four surprising truths about coffee (spoiler—it's good for you)

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages on the planet. Its wake-up-and-go properties are well established, and there is no doubt that a cup of coffee can provide a short-term boost to overall cognitive function.

However, recently coffee has come under fire from various directions, with people suggesting that too much caffeine can increase the risk of digestive issues and heart problems.

While…

Four veggies to turbocharge your collagen production

Collagen, the most plentiful substance in the body after water, is one of the major building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It’s also the protein that gives skin it’s structure, suppleness, and stretch.

The body’s natural collagen synthesis decreases as we get older—signs of aging (wrinkles, hair loss, joint pain) are linked to this. However, we can increase collagen…

Love: Give a Little, Take a Little (V-day gifts & spa services for others and yourself)

Although it seems like the holidays were yesterday, another one is right around the corner: it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day! ‘Tis the season to spoil your with gifts, affection and a hearty dose of relaxation. With that in mind, read on for our favorite Valentine’s treats sure to help recipients unwind—and focus on what really matters.

Aveda Love Composition Oil

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Beauty Resolutions You’ll Love Sticking To

First, the bad news: by the time February rolls around, 80 percent of us will have broken our New Year’s resolutions, according to U.S. News and World Report. (Yikes.) As for the other 20 percent? Maybe they’re possessed of superhuman willpower. Maybe…

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

We all know one: the naturally excellent gift-giver blessed with an uncanny knack for tracking down utterly unique, personal items that somehow perfectly convey their appreciation for the recipient and their tastes. Well, those people are #blessed. Because let’s get real—most of us have at least a few 3-5 people every year who leave us absolutely stumped. So, in anticipation of this annual phenomenon,…

Your Cold Weather Skin Survival Guide

It’s probably not news to you that when the seasons change, your skincare routine should, too. But sometimes it’s hard to tell what aspects need to go and what should stay. Skin type, existing habits and personal preferences mean there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, but there are plenty of basic tips to take into consideration as we head into winter. Read on to get the scoop.

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Fall Forecast: Hair & Makeup Trends to Know This Season

The arrival of a new season means many things for many people—and for us, it means looking back to February’s Fall/Winter 2016 NYFW for a refresh on what’s trending in the world of beauty. We’re happy to report that doing so has us starry-eyed with excitement. Prepare for a wash of color and beauty ranging in tone from dramatic, edgy and unexpected to charmingly laidback and whimsical. And best…