Chosen as the Gold winner for best spa and aesthetics studio in the Calgary Herald Readers' Choice Awards, Oasis Wellness Centre & Spa stretches across 15,000 square feet equipped with more than 30 treatment rooms staffed by experts in skincare, massage, and aesthetics. With a belief that spa treatments are not just a luxury but a necessity to overall well-being, the team welcomes guests to their ancient Egyptian-themed resort to slip into a snuggly robe and slippers while aestheticians soothe and treat skin conditions with their own skincare line, Teye Treatment. Amid a pyramid motif and pillars etched with hieroglyphics, mani-pedi pros perform hydrating paraffin pedicures and manicures, and the steam room envelopes patrons in a rejuvenating eucalyptus inhalation steam and the sauna works to extract body toxins, purifying pores and melting muscles the way a flock of baby dragons melts the heart. Helming the friendly team of staff members, president of the Oasis Wellness Centre & Spa, Peter Smed, told the Calgary Herald, "People love to work here," noting that the spa's size allows for convenient appointment-making, happy customers, and happy staffers.
Utilizing med-spa expertise in a tranquil setting, the aesthetic experts at Tonic Body Spa refurbish clients with treatments ranging from manicures and teeth whitening to massage and VelaShape cellulite-reduction treatments. IPL skin rejuvenation revitalizes facades with flashing intense pulsed light that targets red and brown pigmentation triggered by sun damage, aging, or hormones. Aestheticians can also cleanse visages during the signature facial, using glycolic-acid-based products before further mollycoddling mugs with European additions such as hot towels, aromatic oils, and a game of peekaboo.
To help to enhance results beyond treatments, staff can recommend aftercare products from lines such as Institut' DerMed and Comfort Zone. Guests can peruse these cleansers and moisturizers as the spa's decor plunges them into relaxation through a scheme of green walls, dark-wood furnishings, and plentiful plant life illuminated by subdued lighting and recitation of the Lake Poets’ works.
Equal parts med-spa and salon, Janet + Janes Medspa + Hair Studio is buoyed by the talents of a staff that performs photo-facials, manicures, and nearly everything in between. Though they work in a monochromatic space dominated by blacks and greys, the salon’s hairstylists specialize in adding vibrant color to enhance their cuts and up-dos. Nearby but tucked away in private rooms, certified specialists renew physiques with Botox, laser hair-removal treatments, and full reboots of the body’s robotic systems.
The Water Garden ushers yogis of all ages and levels into circular, sun-saturated yoga studios, where skilled instructors lead 11 diverse classes. A vigorous Vinyasa Yoga class focuses on enhancing practitioners' power and flexibility, synching a series of flowing movements with deep breaths. A Yin Yoga class, meanwhile, champions movements as slow and graceful as a turtle on ice skates, helping practitioners open up stiff joints and connective tissues. Lighthearted family classes encourage peaceful bows between siblings, and Mom & Baby Yoga reduces stress and reconditions the pelvic floor, rewinding new mothers and their babies into pre-pregnancy shape. Though not included in this Groupon, yogis can deepen their practice by exploring The Water Garden's myriad holistic therapies.
At Chacra Wellness, owner Alice Chalifoux draws on a background in reiki healing grounded in the philosophy that wellness of mind, body, and spirit are interconnected. The centre?s professionals focus on the body during treatments such as noninvasive skin rejuvenation and body contouring. With these, they employ the intense pulsed light of Rejuvenia to tighten skin and the low-level LipoLaser as well as Universal Contour Wraps to slim silhouettes enough to fit into old onesies.
The wellness professionals focus on healing minds and spirits with reiki sessions that have been reported to reduce stress and promote feelings of peace. They can also analyze human energy fields with biofeedback to better understand chakra activity and auras.
For more than 10 years, in more than 300 centres nationwide, the trained health coaches at Herbal Magic have helped their clients shed excess pounds through a combination of nutritional counselling, personal coaching, and supplements. With a focus on portion control and choosing the right foods, clients can oust 2 pounds per week on average and are protected by a guarantee of satisfaction.