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Owner Jessica Tetu of Just For You Day Spa Talks About Her Entrepreneurial Journey!

Owner, Jessica Tetu of Just For You Day Spa & Gift Studio, along with her team of dedicated professionals, provide a tranquil Saskatoon spa experience with over 2700 square feet of stunning spa space. 

This award winning Saskatoon Spa with its laid back, warm, elegant environment offers a breath of a truly exceptional spa experience for woman and men. Just For You Day Spa & Gift Studio offers outstanding skin and body therapies, in depth consultations and the tools & knowledge to become your own “spa therapist” at home. 

Just For You Day Spa & Gift Studio Owner Jess Tetu talks about her line of luxury make up and skin care products.

Revolutionizing Canadian beauty with trendsetting cosmetics, award winning botanical skin care, luxurious body care, simple step men’s skin & shave care, and professional skin & makeup training.

How did you get started?

After 15 years in the spa industry, & owning two award winning Saskatchewan day spas, my desire and deep interest in the skin beauty industry led me to create a brand representing my passion for the exciting industry.

What inspires you?

Strong, independent women are my most admirable influence in business. They inspire me to work hard, and believe in myself. I have several inspirational people in my life, almost too many to list. My mother, who worked sometimes three jobs when I was a child, to provide for our family; my sister who has taught me how to problem solve even the most difficult situations; my grandmother who first taught me how to do makeup and to always take a little time to “glam” yourself up! I use to LOVE watching her apply her makeup, and to this day – she has hands down the more gorgeous natural nails that look like they are straight out of a magazine ad! My group of entrepreneurial friends who work together to constantly support each other! Jor, Shan, and many others. My team of managers keep me going every day, and my family supports my larger than life big dreams!

What is your idea of a Modern Woman?

A modern woman to me is a woman who displays confidence, is courageous, independent, believes in herself & is respected by others! Not to mention a modern woman generally rocks the newest trends, and is current in her social surroundings!

What tips can you give to aspiring women entrepreneurs?

This is the question I get asked most often in my career as an entrepreneur.  My advice is this – Truly believe that you can accomplish what you set out to, and others will believe it too!   Make a very detailed plan on how you will accomplish your success and stick to the plan! Speak to professionals and other entrepreneurs, this advice is priceless! Do your homework, and be prepared to give it all you got to see your dreams come true! Most importantly – never stop believing in yourself!

What is one piece of advice you would give yourself looking back?

To not sweat the small stuff! I put so much sweat and tears into starting my businesses, that I took even the smallest things to heart and it really took it’s toll on me emotionally. If I knew then what I know now, it’s that if you make a mistake you can use it as a learning tool and become a great problem solver. It will be ok. You will get through it, and you can’t let it break you down and keep you from pursuing your dreams. You will make mistakes, it’s inevitable. You are human afterall, but it will be ok.  Keep working hard and focus on a solution and learn from the mistake!

What is in the future for Lia Reese Canada?

Lia Reese Canada will be a Canada wide brand by 2017. We are working to add several new exciting items to the brand and within a few years we hope to have a flag ship store carrying just LR brands!! (Available now online and in select salon/spas)

What would we find you doing in your free time?

Is there such a thing for an entrepreneur or a serial entrepreneur? – just kidding! When I’m not busy with Lia Reese Canada I’m running between my two day spas, Just For You Day Spa Regina and Saskatoon. I have three amazing children who are the light of my life. They generally keep me running between hockey and gymnastics, swim & all things kid related! I am extremely committed to giving back to my community as well, so you’ll often find me volunteering, donating, or attending charity events all over SK.

Who is someone that you find is a role model for women in business?

I think fabulous celebrities like Oprah, and Ellen are obvious choices, I commend their incredible charitable connections to celebrity. I also think fabulous women like Rachel Mielke with Hilberg & Berk make Saskatchewan proud for what she does representing women. I also would say one of my closest friends Aly, we have been best friends since kindergarten, who immediately following her son’s birth was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of breast cancer, she is 34 years old.  She is an incredible role model to women as she has shown amazing strength through this ordeal.  She is a wonderful teacher who offers education to young women interested in the beauty industry, and despite all of this happening in her life, she still manages the time to support me in my entrepreneurial journey. I have named one of my Lia Reese Cosmetics Lip Glosses after her! ALY is available at, with $5 from each “ALY” gloss sold going to breast cancer research!

Do you think having a mentor is valuable both while you’re starting out and even after you are more experienced?

I absolutely do! I had a few mentors, and I truly believe they are what got me through many rough moments! Their personal opinions and experiences are priceless pieces of advice for a newbie starting out. I was like a sponge, soaking up as much as I could from them! It’s great to keep working with them, to maintain that constant support, and to then offer that support yourself when you find success! I offer mentorship to multiple new business owners or entrepreneurs, in not only my industry but those starting out needing the “how to’s” of getting started!

Do you feel a strong sense of community among business woman and female entrepreneurs in Saskatoon and in Saskatchewan?

I am actually blown away by how supportive business women in Saskatchewan are! So many reach out to me, and we have become almost a close little group of women with similar lives! Saskatoon and Saskatchewan is such a fantastic place to live if you are opening your own business, because not only are they supportive of new ideas, and promoting shopping local, but this province just truly believes in supporting their own! It certainly makes me proud to be Sask born and Raised

Want to learn more about the Lia Reese Canada product line, or Just For You Day Spa & Gift Studio? Contact them today!

Interview by Mandi Brown

Trusted Saskatoon Massage Experts Give Us Great Tips on Massage Therapy


Here we provide a Trusted tip on Massage Therapy: 

How can Massage Therapy help you?
General massage can help lower stress levels and blood pressure by influencing the calming aspect of the nervous system. It also stimulates blood circulation, allowing the built up cellular waste products that initiate the pain response to be cleaned out with fresh oxygenated blood.

Specific therapeutic massage can increase joint range of motion and improve postural imbalance by lengthening muscles that have been shortened from scar tissue (when a tear in the muscle is repaired with a non-elastic tissue unlike the fibre itself) from acute or repetitive strain injuries, along with all the benefits of general massage.
What types of injuries and conditions do you treat?
Sports injuries like muscle strains and ligament sprains, frozen shoulder, low back pain, neck and shoulder pain/tension, numbness/tingling in extremities (most that are impingement related, not neural disorders), carpal tunnel syndrome, MS muscle/nerve pain, radiating pain, headaches, TMJ disorder, shin splints, and sciatica are a few examples of what conditions will benefit from massage therapy.
Is Massage Therapy always appropriate?
There are a few conditions for which certain types of massage therapy is not indicated as a beneficial treatment, most are related to systemic diseases such as cancer, blood clots, and viral or bacterial infection. As the increase of circulation from the massage can risk further spreading of the disease or infection. Your therapist is trained to know when massage is appropriate for most afflictions, however if you do suffer from systemic disease (cardiac, lymphatic, or nervous) please talk to your doctor for their recommendations.
Is Massage Therapy safe during pregnancy?
Not only is it safe, it is recommended!* Massage Therapy can help Mom's body adjust to the fast dramatic changes in the early stages and then relieve discomfort in the lower back and hips from the extra weight bearing in the later months. As well as helping to decrease the swelling of the extremities if necessary.
*In normal pregnancy, and only by a Registered Massage Therapist.

What should I expect during the first Massage Therapy visit?
There will be a few pages of paperwork to fill out that include an Informed Consent that you will read and sign stating you give the Therapist permission to provide you with massage therapy. Then a couple pages of health history for the Therapist to ensure it is safe to treat you based on any of the conditions listed.
The Therapist will then go over the finer details of the history form to gain insight into what your main issue is you are seeking treatment for. They will then conduct an assessment that could include any active, passive, resisted range of motion, as well as special testing to determine what muscles need to be addressed in the session for the individual's best results.
They will instruct you how to get on the table, then step out for you to do so while they sanitize their hands. They will return and begin the session with some gentle body rocking techniques to get the client accustomed to their touch, and then proceed with discreet sheet draping techniques to access the areas of the body that are being worked on.
The session will end with the client being completely covered once again and more gentle rocking to re-integrate full body awareness and conclude the treatment. They will step out for you to get off the table, return to inform you of any other issues they noted during the session. They will also demonstrate stretches or strengthening exercises to help you maintain your progress, other home care such as the use of hot/cold modalities and give you their recommended treatment plan.
What should I wear during the massage?
The standard is the client will dress down to their underwear and then get underneath the sheet and blanket provided. However, if the client is not comfortable with this, we recommend bringing a bathing suit (for women) or loose shorts (for men along with a sports bra for women).
What should I do during the massage?
Our Therapists encourage you to rest as much as possible during the session. Don't feel obligated to make conversation, you are not there to entertain them! However if conversation is what enables you to relax, you're more than welcome to strike it up. The only other thing we encourage is that the you let us do as much of the work as possible, let them lift your limbs and position them as they need to. This allows for a deeper sense of relaxation for you, and actually makes their job of draping easier.
After my massage therapy treatment, is there anything I need to have on hand or specific I should do?
It is recommended that you try to drink at least 3-4 cups of water post treatment to help eliminate the cellular waste products released from the muscles during the massage. As well as some hydrotherapy such as soaking in a warm epsom salts bath for 10-20 min for further the detoxing and increased relaxation. Your Therapist may also suggest the use of an ice pack over a specific area that was treated to decrease any inflammation.


Do I need a Doctor's referral for Massage Therapy?

Only if you are suffering from a systemic disease that may be contraindicated to receive massage therapy, or if your extended health care benefits require it before they will grant you coverage.

Do you do direct billing?

No we do not. The treatment will have to be paid for up front, then we will give you a receipt to submit to your insurance company.

Does your clinic accept auto accident insurance?

At present we do not have any therapists with the association that is recognized by SGI. Does my extended medical plan cover your treatments? As we have only Registered Massage Therapists, yes we are recognized by extended health care plan coverage.

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Trusted Saskatoon Massage Experts tip all about the wonders of Body Talk



Here we provide a Trusted tip on BODY TALK



The BodyTalk System simply put, is a modality that works with your body’s natural ability to heal itself.

For example, when one experiences an injury such as breaking a bone, they do not have to consciously direct every cell that goes to the site to heal it. The cells know what their job is, how and when to do it, so we don’t have to oversee anything! This is because each of our cells has a certain amount of consciousness or awareness, which allows them to respond to their environment and adapt accordingly. In a perfect world, our bodies would be in a constant state of seamless adaptation (not balance, because then we would never evolve as a person or a civilization) being able to shift easily and effortlessly through any life situation.

Presently however, we do not live in a perfect world, and our body, mind, and emotions are bombarded with all sorts of stressors. As we have begun to become aware of in recent years, Stress is the number one cause of most disease and dysfunction. Stress is what causes our cells to lose their ability to easily adapt to a situation (whether it be a physical injury to the tissues, emotional trauma, or mental overloads from work) due in part to a lack of communication between all the parts and systems of the body (because everything runs more smoothly when everyone is on the same page right?). And partly to poor distribution of the body’s resources because they are all being taken up to feed our stress reaction.



As we are not just a bunch of autonomous parts (our arms and legs are different from our spine and head, but not apart from them) , we can safely say that everything in the body is connected. Not only connected, but actually interdependent upon one another. Therefore we cannot affect one aspect (mental) of the body/mind without having ramifications through all the other aspects (physical and emotional). Just like how on a physical level, a person can sprain their ankle years before, and the biomechanical compensation that takes place can eventually cause neck pain. So in order to treat the neck pain, the body worker must address the causative factor, which is the poorly healed soft tissues of the ankle. This is where The BodyTalk System shines compared to many other modalities. With it, Certified BodyTalk Practitioners (CBP) are able to tap into that innate awareness of the body and its systems, to address the causative factors of their client’s concerns with extremely non-invasive techniques.

Working by Priority is another method that makes The BodyTalk System a successful tool in management of stress and pain. A great example of working by Priority: A client goes to their Naturopath because they’ve been feeling under the weather and after initial examination, the Doctor deems that they have a toxic liver. Doctor tells client in order to feel better, they must go home and do a liver cleanse to relieve it of all the toxins. Client does so, with no great success. Goes back to Doctor for further testing, and they discover the client has quite the obstruction in their colon. Therefore the Priority should have been to address the clogged colon, in order for the toxins in the liver to have somewhere to be released, where they can be eliminated from the body. With The BodyTalk System, we are able to work with the body and its systems in the proper sequence that is so important in the healing process. Unlike other modalities that treat the symptom (ie. the effect - pain/discomfort/tension), we address the stressors (on each level - mental, emotional and physical) that caused the whole chain of events to create the symptoms.



During a BodyTalk Session, the client is simply relaxing on the table while the CBP uses the client’s arm for the biofeedback (very subtle muscle testing), to determine which parts/systems of the body are a priority to have their communication lines re-established. The increased communication throughout the body’s parts and systems, enhances the cells’ abilities of adaptation through the awareness we talked about earlier. When all the client’s priorities have been identified, the CBP works on a quantum level (where that innate awareness or consciousness resides) with the specific frequencies or electromagnetic fields of each priority. Now, the easiest way to change an electromagnetic field (EMF), is to introduce another magnetic frequency, and/or a wave of vibration through it. This collapses the present EMF, then re-forming themselves while adapting to the new environment (ie. Where all the body parts and systems are communicating properly again, and working towards the same goal - being healthy and functioning at optimal levels). The CBP affects those frequencies without any outside tools, through the use of their hands in specific placements over the client’s body (our hands are actually polarized so they have their own magnetic charge, thus introducing the outside magnetic force). And gently tapping (waves of vibration) over the brain and heart center to re-form their EMFs to shift the client’s body/mind out of the stress reaction state. Now that their body isn’t distracted by all those high priority stressors, it can use its resources more efficiently to heal its ailments.

Conditions that typically improve with BodyTalk:

  • Allergies
  • Depression
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Sports Performance
  • Back Pain
  • Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Pre Natal Care
  • Insomnia
  • Arthritis
  • Phobias & Emotional Disorders
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Viruses & Infections
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Recovery after Injuries/Traumas/Surgeries



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