Therapists Shannon Burnett and Danielle Hughes each discovered the benefits of holistic health care while seeking treatment for issues in their own lives. Unresponsive to medications, Shannon's young son's behavioral issues left her exasperated until she discovered Bowen therapy. Impressed by the calming results this acupressure technique had on her son, she began getting treatments herself, and soon decided to share the therapy with others. Fellow practitioner Danielle Hughes, born with a congenital hip dysplasia, also sought relief from medications and physical therapy to no avail. Her discovery of Reiki made an enormous difference in her life, and like Shannon, she sought to share the benefits with the world. Together, the certified therapists perform a wide range of whole-body services at their Cambridge studio. Through alternative therapies such as axiatonal alignment, Indian head massage, and reiki, practitioners seek to rejigger energy pathways to keep systems flowing smoothly and chi from engaging in illegal spirit-road races, and remedies such as massage and craniosacral therapy take a hands-on approach to easing bodily tension. For spiritual health, Bach Flower Remedies work to balance emotional states and banish irrational fears with selections from 37 homeopathically prepared flower essences. Let It Heal Cambridge also periodically educates clients with workshops on topics such as meditation, aromatherapy, and spiritual development, helping each person retain balance at home without buying a human-size kickstand.
Hybrid Hair and Detox Spa has a knack for responsible beauty. When Erin Kier had the chance to open her own salon, she saw it for what it was: a chance to fulfill her lifelong dream of not only taking care of people, but also looking after world in which we live. Thereby, Kier's vision for a salon-spa where health and beauty were intertwined also avoided harmful industry practices with the goal of having the most dainty of environmental footprints. House stylists aim to use green-friendly products, many of which are all-natural, vegan, and toxin-free. And a bottle-refill program helps keep plastic away from landfills and fire breathers. Therapists also perform reiki reflexology and shamballa services.
Kier's goodwill extends beyond the salon-spa's walls. A Green Circle Salon membership ensures that foil and spare hair are shipped off for reuse, and participation in the University of Waterloo's WellFit program helps provide support for cancer survivors.
At JP'S Hair Salon, five stylists and an aesthetician stand at the ready to transform facades with hair services, customized facials, acrylic nails and mani-pedis, and tanning beds. The salon's transformative treatments don't end there. Professional makeup applications get women glammed up for big events, and waxing services can keep legs from sprouting five o'clock shadows or six o?clock shadow people. Those seeking a more permanent aesthetic upgrade can hunker down for one of resident inkstress Melissa Kay?s tattoos.
The experienced technicians of Absolute Solitude Spa offer a slate of soothing treatments and experiences within the spa. Massage treatments utilize hot stones, essential oils, or deep-tissue strokes, eradicating stress and tensions. Other services include deep-cleansing facials, manicures, pedicures, body wraps, and waxing.
The staff members at Arpies Hair and Beauty Salon pamper their clients from head to toe with massages, facials, and detoxifying body wraps. In addition to haircut and colour services with products from Guinot Institut and Nioxin, the salon also offers nail services with long-lasting Shellac polish and softening paraffin dips.
The creative minds at Silvana's Hair, Esthetics, & Spa indulge the desires of each client with salon services that trim, tease, and twist hair into gorgeous styles and luxurious spa treatments, soothing sore muscles and reviving overworked fingers and toes. Envelope luscious locks in a new, hip look with a cut and style (starting at $59), permanent colour (starting at $58), or partial highlights (starting at $71), or settle civil unrest amongst digits with a calming spa paraffin manicure ($53) or a hot stone pedicure ($71). Silvana's uses top of the line products, including AVEDA and Yon-Ka, and employs high-tech equipment that, like a Sicilian grandmother, smells like cannoli and is imported from Italy.