Funny Story for a Proud Grammie

It was a proud day for me as a Grandmother. You must be thinking of some milestone for my grandchildren, but no. My son called to tell me about my two granddaughters, Charley and Bradie and what they had done. He called upstairs to inquire about what they were doing. They said “don’t come up until Mommy comes home, we have a surprise for you”. He told them that it better not be anything he has to clean up. When my daughter-in-law got home they went upstairs and slowly opened the bathroom door. Inside was a large sign that said, “Welcome to Spa Sedona”. The girls had decorated the bathroom to look like the spa, candles, creams and music. My son looked into the sink and there were rocks that had been painted different colours like at Spa Sedona. They had gone outside and got rocks from their flower garden and painted them. My son noticed that the water was not draining from the sink. After telling them what a great job they had done he went to find out why the water was not draining. He took the elbow pipe under the sink off. In the pipe were small stones, dirt, straw and twigs. He was not impressed! He might not have been happy with them but I was so proud of my little entrepreneurs.

My little Entrepreneurs


What a Certified Life Coach can do for you

This month we are offering a session with Certified Life Coach, Sharon Coldwell as part of a package. Some may wonder why we would combine a Life Coach Session with a spa service. But overall wellness means having a balanced life along with physical health.

There are times in our lives that the balance of our life is off. It can be our jobs, family problems, money issues, partners, health and the one women have a big problem with is Personal Growth (time for themselves).   When those times come along, you need support.

When that time came in my corporate life, before Spa Sedona I knew I was not happy in my job. I turned to a Life Coach for help. From the work I put in with the Life Coach, together we came to the realization that I was an Entrepreneur. Being in a controlled corporate environment was always going to be stressful for me and maybe it was time to try something on my own. We also learned that my passion was the Client experience and Spa Sedona was born two years later. Best life balance thing I have ever done. Wellness means life balance, so come have a massage and talk to a Life Coach, do it for your health.


Do you have trouble sleeping?

Try this little exercise.  Type the words “why am I…” into Google.  The first auto complete suggestion, which is based on popular searches, reads “why am I so tired?”
Sleep deprivation has become a global epidemic, with over one-third of adults regularly sleep deprived.
Think of yourself as a car.  Every time you think, speak, imagine, move or sit still, you’re running the engine.  You need fuel (energy) to keep the car going.  But as the fuel burns exhaust fumes build up as pollution.  As we sleep our glymphatic system kicks in and washes away all the pollution, cellular junk and toxic waste with cerebrospinal fluid.
Neuroscience shows that we need 8 hours of quality sleep to maintain a healthy body and mind.
One of the greatest discoveries in skin-brain science was the nerve fiber in skin that senses emotional touch named “C-tactile fiber.” These nerve fibers tell you how you feel, as opposed to what you’ve touched.
These fibers respond to the most gentle of touches.  This touch releases physical tension plus emotional tension.
When my twin boys were in their terrible twos, to calm them down at night I would very gently caress their face and arms.  Off to sleep they would go.  They loved this so much that it became part of their nightly ritual.  They now do it with their children. Who knew that I was stimulating the sleep fibers of their skin?
At Spa Sedona we are introducing the NEW “TRANQUILLITY PRO-SLEEP BODY TREATMENT.” 
This treatment is based on touch that simulates the “C-tactile fibers” of the skin using brushes and light touch to induce sleep.  Call to book 905-686-4955.

A Different Christmas Day

Last year I got to experience a different way people spend their Christmas Day. Every year we spend December 24th with my family in Peterborough, December 25th with my husband’s family and Boxing Day is our family’s Christmas Day. But last year my husband’s family was going away and we would be alone Christmas Day.  I thought it would not be a problem, it was only one day.  Well I thought wrong! By 3:00pm I was starting to feel sad that I was not with family.  So my husband said get dressed we are going out for dinner.  Well, have you ever tried to find a place to eat on Christmas Day?  I had this vision in my head of the movie the Christmas story with the family in the Chinese restaurant.  We finally found a Mandarin Restaurant open but you had to have reservations.  Since there were only 3 of us and it was early they let us in but said we had to eat fast.  I was shocked at the number of people that were there.  It was packed. There were large families all dressed in their Tacky Christmas sweaters, small families bring their elderly Mother or Father out for dinner, couples alone and groups of friends.
This experience made me realize that there are different ways that people spend Christmas and I am so blessed to spend my with my family.
PS – Thank you Mandarin for having a gathering place on Christmas Day so people don’t have to be alone.

May your Christmas and the New Year be filled with love and laughter.

Sherry Robinson and the Staff at Spa Sedona.


There is something to be said for older women.  I’m not just saying that because I am one, but because of what I have learned from older women since I opened Spa Sedona over 10 years ago. Older women have more wisdom, better understanding of what they want, better understanding of what is important in the big picture of things and they know they have to put themselves first before they can help others.  Older women know when to say no, they know the importance of having women friends, and they know how to laugh.  Older women come for regular facials and massages, they bring their friends to chat and relax with them at the spa.

Did I say they know when to say “no”? This was the one thing that took me the longest to learn. When asked to join a committee, chair a group, babysit, be at every event for family and friends, I would do them all.  When it became overwhelming I knew that I had to say no, I had run out of time for myself.  It was very liberating the first time I said no.  It’s ok to say no sometimes and to say yes to yourself. 

Sherry Robinson

Sign up for “THE SEDONA ADVENTURE” Trip to Sedona Arizona

Who likes to travel?  Two years ago I took a trip to Sedona Arizona and I took everyone with me by blogging my trip.  After that trip I had people email me that I should do a guided trip to Sedona.  While here it is!
The Sedona Adventure
March 29th – April 5th 2017
What the package will look like:
Accommodation at a home backing onto the Sedona Golf Course
Yoga on the Rocks
Hiking with a Guild
Golf at the Sedona Golf Course
Day with Native Indian Spiritual Guide
Guided tour of Sedona
South West Art class
3 Elegant dinners out
3 Breakfasts out  

Sunset at Enchantment Resort
Saturday Trip to Jerome Arizona
Come with a friend or by yourself and enjoy this breath taking trip.

More information will be sent out in a flyer with more details.  If you are interested please call 905-686-4955 to sign up.

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Cathedral Rock                          Chapel in the Hill                         Hiking Broken Arrow Trail


De-clutter to De-stress

The lazy days of summer are coming to a close and cooler temperatures are here. Fall always gives me that urge to start clearing out, cleaning out and reorganizing. Whether it’s, the changing of seasons, not going to the cottage, or nesting, it’s time to de-clutter. It always makes me feel better when I clean out that closet and take things that have been there for years that I am never going to use again. Value Village is a great place to donate your stuff. De-cluttering is a great way to de-stress. Plus if you ever want to move, you would be forced to do this anyway, so why not do it now. So my goal is, 1 closet a weekend! If I have not used it in a year it goes.

Hope you like my idea and if it would help you de-stress you are more than welcome to use it. Enjoy the cooler weather.  

PS – I’m sharing some of my favorite pictures of the summer.                                                                                 

   My 5 Grandbabies and their cousins        Three handed Crib on the picnic Table      

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                                                   My grandson Cooper doing some extreme tubing           

Girl’s Weekend

This past weekend I had my girl’s weekend.  Each year I have a group of women up to the cottage for a little wine, bonding and fun. Over the years I notice that our conversations have changed. When we first started this girl’s weekend we talked about our jobs, life experiences, our kids and our husbands. Now our conversation ranges from our grandchildren, restaurants, movies and our life experiences.  But one thing has changed; we are starting to talk about our ailments.  When did that happen? It’s the bad backs, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, arthritis and trouble sleeping.  Oh the joys of maturing!
We may have talked about our ailments but that didn’t stop us from golfing, shopping and going on Great Big Mable.

Enjoy your August.

Women really know how to do it right!

This year I got my first set of new golf clubs.  I had always had my husband’s hand me downs. My husband did not see the need for me to get new clubs. His reasoning was that I didn’t golf enough to get a new set. Well, I had a different opinion.  I went out and purchased a top of the line set. So there!
With my new set of clubs I joined a women’s golf league for the first time.  Little did I know that it was going to cost me more than just the membership?  First I get out there and all the women have these fancy push carts for their clubs. So I had to go out and get one of those. Next was the really cute golf outfits, had to get a couple of those. Then there were all the other things, the holder for your water to keep it cold, tees shaped like a martini glass, fancy ball markers that clip to your hat and not to mention the clubs I didn’t have.
Well I’m all decked out and my husband thinks I’ve gone overboard.  He should never have said I didn’t need a new set of golf clubs!  When are they going to learn?
Have a great summer.


Time flies when you are having fun.  It has been 10 years since Spa Sedona opened and it has been quite a ride.  The first three years were the hardest, by six months I had changed all the staff but two(and they were family).  I went to bed every night saying “what have I done” and got up every morning saying “I can do this”. Year three was the turning point and by year five things were going great.  By then we had key staff that are still here.  That made the difference; I needed staff who had the same desire to give the client the “Great Spa Experience” that our clients deserve. Also my decision to hire for reception staff, mature women that had had careers has been the best. 
Some of our highlights from the past 10 years:
5 Marriage proposals
A Woman going into labour after having a pedicure
So many creative Bridal Parties
Being on the TV show “Game of Homes”
Our new addition in 2014
An elderly women not making the corner and almost driving into the Spa
The ice storm 2014 and losing our power two days before Christmas
Three staff got married, Megan, Maureen and Nicole will be married this August
PLUS our many awards, Local Reader’s Choice Award for Best Spa
3 year winner of the Consumers Choice Award for Best Spa GTA East

We could not have done it without you!  We love taking care of you and are looking forward to the next 10.

Thank you so much to you our valued clients.  We are here to service YOU!

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Tues-Thurs: 10 - 8, Sat 9 - 5
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