Wading barefoot through a muddy swamp has no noteworthy health benefits, but Footopia's mud footbaths are a different story. Infused with natural herbs and crystals, they rejuvenate toes and draw toxins from the body. The holistic health facility’s team specializes in these treatments as well as other foot-centric services. During foot reflexology, they apply pressure to specific points on the feet that may correspond with other parts of the body to improve one’s overall well-being. Footopia'a highly trained massage therapists can also ply the whole body with deep tissue kneads that are more effective than rubbing your back against your barn.
Family-owned and operated Salt Spring Soapworks approaches the art of soap making with integrity, joy, and more than thirty years of experience. Artisans craft handmade soaps ($5.95+) that contain natural moisturizers to soften skin, while citrus-scented Loofah Soaps ($7.95 for 130g), drawn from pure vegetable glycerin and 100% essential oils, ensure that feelings of cleanliness persist even after exiting the shower. Savoury suds come in a variety of funky flavours, such as wild rhubarb and a mai tai concoction that's crafted from pure coconut extract and accented with essential oils of lemongrass and lime. With a long line of natural products, including organic baby care and natural pet-cleaning options, Salt Spring Soapworks has suitable soaps for any sudser.
Healing others has been a part of Neata Auttapong?s life since she was a child growing up in Thailand, where, as Fresh Vancouver noted, she began learning the art of Thai massage at the age of 12. Years of learning holistic practices from the top healers in Thailand eventually led Neata to Vancouver, and since arriving, she?s opened three Sabai Thai Spa locations. Perhaps the spa?s expansion can be chalked up to the waterfall of accolades it?s gained, including praise from The Express show on Shaw TV and from _Coco Magazine_in Japan.
At each location, staff members reach for ?minence Organic Skin Care products during nine types of facials, and they send clients home with organic products from Dannyco and SpaRitual. Sabai?s menus are also packed with 14 types of massages, which clients can enhance with aromatic scents, exfoliating body wraps, and a refreshing mani-pedi that leaves digits cleaner than Mr. Clean?s morning kids show after the censors get through with it.
Natural light streams through windows to rebound off suspended styling mirrors at Whip Salon & Spa. As an Aveda concept salon, Whip trains staff members in how to best incorporate the botanical product line in their haircare and spa services. The treatments beautify clients with natural ingredients that preserve the environment and the tenuous ecosystem that exists inside every pore on the face. In addition to tropical body wraps and Eastern massage techniques, staff delivers mani-pedis with OPI polish as clients recline on the pillow-top pedicure station of polished wood and Eastern-inspired fabrics.
At Rejuvenation Centre, a quartet of holistic healers, comprised of a chiropractor, acupuncturist, and two massage therapists, congregate under one roof to banish pain and promote health with holistic, drug-free techniques. The four specialists each wield different areas of expertise over various areas of the body: massage therapy delivers relaxing pressure to ease tension out of soft tissue, and chiropractic and acupuncture focuses on correcting imbalances of the skeletal and nervous systems. By combining their knowledge, the team helps clients vanquish ailments ranging from headaches to digestive problems to sports injury from being physically forced to play checkers.
At collaborative clinic Harbor Wellness Centre, a team of divergent practitioners works together to create integrated care plans. Diagnoses may be treatable through alternative therapies, such as traditional Chinese medicine administered under the supervision of herbalist Cheryl Wang. Additionally, the clinic's team encompasses therapists specialized in physical medicine, including chiropractic care and punching bags filled with crushed-up aspirins.