Medical procedures and spa treatments share a home at Allure Skin and Laser Clinic, where medical aestheticians reinvigorate skin with facial peels, laser hair removal, permanent makeup, and other treatments that blur the line between the laboratory and the day spa. Though their specialties vary, the staff members share a common philosophy: treat each guest as an individual who deserves to be pampered.
This philosophy pervades every aspect of the spa, from the smile and steamy cup of herbal tea that await guests upon their arrival to the treatments themselves—each of which begins with a personal consultation and a customized skin analysis. The aestheticians often call upon advanced implements such as a special skin scanner to determine which treatments to deploy. Their considerable skills also allow the team to camouflage scars, whiten teeth, and obliterate rebellious planets with their laser devices.
Beauty-Full Spa is a catchall for spa, med spa, and wellness services. The staff schedules everything from facials and massages to diamond peel microdermabrasions and laser tattoo-removal treatments. But the staff pays attention to more than just appearances. They also offer weight loss programs, cleanses, and detoxifying infrared sauna sessions, which simulate the conditions of the rain forests on Venus.
Over the last 10 years, registered massage therapist Jennifer Gould has helped alleviate pain and relax clients with AIDS, multiple sclerosis, autism, and depression. In addition to being certified in deep tissue massages, her specialties range from sports and pre- and postnatal massages to infant massages—a modality held close to her heart after two of her children were born prematurely. Jennifer’s therapeutic massages also help ease the effects of arthritis, migraines, and poor posture.
The professional beautifiers at Bassett Spa blend therapeutic-grade essential oils and plant-based biodegradable ingredients directly on-site to slather on skin during spa services. The organic products, applied during peels and facials, help hydrate skin and gently remove the remnants of failed gum bubbles, and vibrant polish glistens atop fingers and toes as they emerge from mani-pedis. The body artisans can also whisk away unwanted hair or apply permanent makeup.
Housed in a charming Heritage building in downtown Whitby, Elysian Fields Day Spa lives up to its mythological name with a list of skin-centric services that promise rest and respite from life’s daily battles. The arch of the spa’s vintage doorway leads to an interior that blends soothing natural accents into its chic decor. Curls of steam rise from fine china cups filled with aromatic loose-leaf teas, serving as an olfactory prelude to the tactile bliss of a facial, massage, or body scrub. Chandeliers cast their soft glow across the walls of private treatment rooms, where aestheticians put to use knowledge gleaned from ongoing beauty seminars, training in SkinCeuticals products, and lectures from sentient Botticelli paintings. After a pampering mani-pedi or a swift waxing session, linger in the outdoor garden, dine with friends in a room adjoining the spa, or make plans to return on the following Tuesday for Pedicure & Martini Night.
It’s not every day that a doctor gives you an organic facial or balances your chakra. But homeopathic doctor Ann Kerti does this and more at Kerti Therapeutics—a homeopathic centre for both wellness and beauty. Dr. Kerti also serves as a Reiki master, acupuncturist, and in her spare time, a psychiatric nurse.
She helms a team of international healers and licensed massage therapists that hopes to help clients find wellness with services such as Bowen and Huna therapy, stress-reducing massages, and acupuncture for smoking addictions. To soothe souls, beauty services, such as hair styling, organic facials, and cosmetic acupuncture are employed. Kerti Therapeutics only uses world-certified-organic products that are environmentally friendly.
The multi-lingual staff welcomes all clients and can speak to them in English, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, and aggressive mime.