Saltcave Solana’s powder-dusted cavern looks like a polar bear’s hibernation den, until you notice the lounge chairs. The creatures that dwell here are modern humans, and the wonder that draws them is as old as time itself. Here, they relax amid Himalayan salt crystals, which fill the air with therapeutic properties. As music whisks minds to tranquil states, minerals vaporize themselves into tiny, breathable particles of the tasty mineral, which may ease symptoms of allergies, asthma, and some skin conditions. By infusing the space with negative ions, the saline mist can also help stave off colds and slug invasions. Safe for both children and adults, the cave teems with toys and blankets, which the salt divests of bacteria. The space fits up to eight people, making it a popular venue for yoga and Pilates classes.
Beyond the cave lies an infrared sauna, which helps melt away stress, pain, and toxins as it boosts the heart rate and circulation. Nearby, kneading experts perform Thai massages, gently easing bodies into yoga-like poses designed to dissolve tension, increase joint mobility, and make energy flow freely, like a river stocked with coupons.
Solaris Salt Spa is the place to relieve respiratory problems in a calming and
relaxing atmosphere. It is great for asthma, bronchitis, sinuses, COPD, cystic fibrosis, constant colds and persistent sore throats and coughing. It is beneficial for skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema. It is great for the anxious.
Around every corner at Ocean Rehab Streetsville Medical Spa & Wellness Centre there's an opportunity for rejuvenation. A quiet and restful salt cave, say, where clients can breathe in the saturated air to find relief from conditions such as asthma, psoriasis, and allergies. Or a balmy Turkish bath, a humid room made of quartz tiles, where detoxification is encouraged through sweating and body scrubs, before clients are led to a cooling room for a soothing cup of tea. Or perhaps guests find themselves drawn to one of the softly-lit treatment rooms where
massage therapists and acupuncturists wait with
ready hands, eager to help expel toxins, pummel stress, and reinvigorate the mind and body.
And, of course, there's the steam cabinet: a pod-like enclosure that delivers all the benefits of a sauna, and comes equipped with amenities such as body jets, music and phone connections, aromatherapy, a foot massager, and a commemorative keychain.
Adding to their mission to foster health and wellness, Ocean Rehab Streetsville Medical Spa & Wellness Centre regularly supports local charities through donations and massage vouchers raffled off during fund-raisers.
Most Popular Service: Hot stone [and] deep-tissue massage, reflexology
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Rapha Rehab's therapists combine the disciplines of physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage into cohesive treatments for clients. After providing clients with a cup of hot coffee or tea, the staff leads them to private treatments rooms. Here, therapists work to relieve tension and pain through massages, which may use natural and ayurvedic oils to reduce friction between the therapists gliding fingers and the client's skin. The wellness experts also help rehab injuries and treat conditions such as chronic bronchitis, IBS, and multiple sclerosis.
The staffers may have clients take advantage of Rapha Rehab's air-therapy rooms and its recreation area, which boasts a variety of weights and
cardiovascular equipment. Plus, they can outfit clients with orthotic shoes, inserts, and even prosthetics.
The bright green fronds of synthetic palm trees shine in the lights outside Oasis Rehab Clinic, reflecting its nature as a sanctuary from life's unexpected stressors. Versed in several languages—including English, Polish, Ukranian, and Arabic—the staff of male and female therapists specializes in injury rehabilitation and prevention, helping visitors recover from car accidents or stagecoach derailments through a variety of massage and physiotherapy services. The centre also contains unique spa treatments such as a room with salt-infused air and a traditional Turkish bath.
Amethyst Spa & Salon was founded in 1973 by Yvonne Wilson, who continues to own and operate the center. A licensed aesthetician and holistic practitioner, she has carved out a space
where creature comforts tend to the spirit while practitioners tend to the body. Upon arrival, clients are invited to slip into a comfy full-length robe and sip on a complimentary beverage. After treatments, they can relax in the lounge, where soft music, a fireplace, and beverages prolong the effects of their treatment and delay a return to the outside world and to still-unfinished Yahtzee games in their 19th hours.
Of course, it's what happens between those bookend spa moments in that has kept Amethyst in business for more than 40 years. Clients
indulge in a deluxe power repair facial, its fruit enzyme exfoliants coaxing radiant colours from the skin. Or, they revel in a warm seaweed and mineral mud wrap, during which botanical extracts send aromas into the air while
nourishing ingredients work their magic. The spa also features manicures and pedicures, a salt cave, and
a thermo acupressure massage bed.