Valley Wellness Centre's registered massage therapists treat an array of client back ailments in 60-minute massages. At the start of initial treatment sessions, therapists plan a recommended backscape remodelling after reviewing their patient's health history. Depending on each client's health needs and dependence on medieval armour, therapists may knead tense joints, muscles, and tendons using a combination of specialized modalities. Therapists employ back-melting blends of myofascial release, Swedish or Thai massage, and hot-stone placement. Each of the centre's three therapists specializes in different areas of massage, enabling them to treat specific ailments from factors such as stress, injury, and cubism.
During LipoLaser treatments, the practiced technicians at Body Forming Clinic use low-level laser paddles designed to reduce fatty tissue on specific areas of the body. Approximately as painful as a kiss from an oversized butterfly, the non-invasive treatment requires no surgery or recovery time and is Health Canada approved. After consulting with a counselor about trouble spots’ checkered pasts, patients relax comfortably while a trained assistant applies two treatment paddles on the skin for 10 minutes at a time. Basking in wavelengths of light, fat cells bid adieu to resident padding and release it into the lymphatic system, allowing the cells to shrink and finally buy the velour catsuit they’ve been eyeing. The treatment, which can last up to 50 minutes, culminates in 15 minutes of cross-training to keep cells on their toes. Body Forming Clinic’s staff explains the benefits of weight-bearing exercise to maintain the laser’s results and then introduces patients to the relaxation of a 30-minute infrared sauna session.
Grape extracts and pulp sound like smoothie ingredients, but at Fresh Canvas Spa, they’re elements of a Vitamin P-rich organic facial that improves skin tone and texture. In fact, nearly every service at Fresh Canvas is designed to leave skin so smooth and youthful you get turned away from the big, scary rollercoasters. Using products such as Eminence Organic Skin Care, the spa’s aestheticians exfoliate skin with organic sugar scrubs and hydradermabrasion. Fresh Canvas’s other treatments range from laser hair-removal to circulation-improving Thai herbal hot compress massages.
The idea for Simply Comfort Spa came from two cousins who wanted to offer a more tranquil and pampering approach to spa services. Facials are performed with Laboratoire Dr Renaud products, and preference is always given to products made with organic, fair-trade ingredients or by bees that make fair wages. The spa’s mani-pedis include an exfoliating brown-sugar scrub and finish with OPI nail polish, and waxing services use botanical épillyss wax, designed specially for sensitive skin. The staff also offers relaxing massage therapy, makeup and bridal services, and handmade hair clips for sale.