At The Sugar Shack, aestheticians neatly trim nails, wax limbs, pamper faces, and massage backs to help clients unwind from the stresses of daily life. To soothe skin that is inflamed, red, and itchy because of harsh weather or afternoon naps on a beehive, the beauty specialists slather it in a gentle cleanser and calming mask in the Environmental Control facial. Aromatherapy massages rely on essential oils to soothe aching muscles, and gooey paraffin hydrates hands and feet during mani-pedis. The spa exclusively uses Dermalogica elixirs—a product line free of common irritants and ingredients that can cause breakouts.
The certified and skilled staff at LUX Spa invites visitors to pamper themselves with a range of aesthetic and therapeutic massage services. Within purple-hued walls, an attentive staff revives hands, feet, and faces through indulgent mani/pedis and rejuvenating facials, which detoxify, reduce fluid build-up, exfoliate, and relieve stress. Those seeking similar stress relief in their muscles can enlist an attentive massage therapist to unfurl tension by employing a range of techniques. Each session of massage therapy increases blood and lymph flow while facilitating removal of metabolic wastes resulting from either exercise or inactivity.
After giving up careers as a teacher and hotel-management supervisor, Moazma Bhangu decided to follow her true passion: advanced laser skincare. Today, as the certified head technician at Heavenly Images, she refurbishes clients' bodies and faces using medical techniques such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and spider-vein removal. Her specialty, however, is nonsurgical laser treatments, such as ReFirme, which she wields to remove unwanted hair, smooth away wrinkles, and intimidate temporary tattoos of secret agents. She also customizes treatments, performing photofacials designed for Asian complexions as well as EDP therapy, which combines microdermabrasion, medical infusions, and LED light therapy. In addition to providing treatments, Moazma constantly educates her patients on skin health—and can prescribe skincare products by Obagi, Priori, Riversol, and PCA Skin.
Lili Blossom Boutique is a purveyor of natural and artisan bath and body products for women, men, and children, crafted by luxurious, boutique lines that regularly incorporate natural therapeutic extracts to achieve their revitalizing results. The pampering products are naturally sourced and do not contain mineral oil, talc, or ethylene oxide, which can be harmful to the body and the environment. Top-selling brands include all-stars such as Malie, a Hawaiian import offering sweet-scented body creams and salt scrubs with a silky finish; Farmhouse Fresh, an Oprah-endorsed outfit with standout products such as honey heel glaze and sweet cream foot scrub; and Barefoot Venus, a Kelowna-based line with a variety of well-priced products. Quickly joining the ranks of storied suppliers, Linden Leaves is new to the lineup with an impressive unisex line and fast-selling body oil.
Shic Laser Skin & Spa's professionally trained staff harnesses the power of lasers and wax in the battle against unwanted hair. Techs do away with unwelcome follicles by zapping them with intermittent pulses of laser light and uprooting them with wax or systematic Indian rubs. Clients also frequent Shic Laser Skin & Spa for pampering treatments that include tension-relieving massages and skin-cleansing facials that utilize Aveda, être belle, and Di Morelli skincare products.
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