Voted the best city spa in 2010 by Chatelaine, sweetgrass spa seizes luxury services back from the exfoliated fists of men by offering its therapeutic treatments to only women in a comfortable environment. During an express facial, sweetgrass spa’s friendly estheticians remove the clutter clogging clients’ skin vents while moisturizing and revitalizing the skin with a coat of day cream to leave visitors with a fresh-off-the-lot new face shine. The express massage expediently delivers an equally comprehensive bodily renewal. Spa therapists delicately handle wearied muscles of the back, neck, and shoulders, extracting tension and knocking it unconscious with brass-knuckled fury. Arrive early to enjoy the indulgent spa amenities at sweetgrass, including a whirlpool, an infrared sauna, and an ozonated pool with an underwater treadmill, as well as towel service and a guest change room with lockers containing spa attire.
According to Lynn Shulman, founder of Elixir Organic Spa, "Our products are so pure, you can literally eat them." Aside from slathering the spa’s food-grade products on her face and morning toast, Shulman makes a concerted effort to bust myths about food and product labels. For instance, she says that “many products on the market are falsely labelled as ‘natural’ or ‘organic’” when they’re really packed with chemicals and toxins. This realization led her to develop a house brand of synthetic-free beauty products. Stockpiled alongside products from like-minded artisans, Elixir Organic Spa’s rinses, scrubs, and lotions permeate spa services such as the exfoliating fig enzyme facial and the Dead Sea mud and eucalyptus body wrap.
LM Beauty Clinic and Just Nails and More are two separate businesses with one common goal: to enhance natural beauty through treatments for the skin and nails. Both locations revitalize complexions with botanical emollients. For instance, fruit pulp—an essential ingredient of the grape wine peel—catalyzes exfoliation while it feeds skin a healthy blend of polyphenol nutrients, antioxidants, and peeled grapes. LM Beauty Clinic takes its skincare options one step further, adding concentrated light or radiofrequency energy to tighten skin or diminish cellulite. Aestheticians at each business amplify lashes with real mink extensions, enhance eyes with permanent makeup, or strengthen nails with a choice of three odour-free, non-yellowing gel nails.