The staff of nail technicians, massage therapists, and aestheticians at Ruby Nails pampers clients with an array of relaxing beauty treatments. In addition to manicures and pedicures featuring chip-resistant Shellac polishes or acrylic and gel nails, staffers also perform 60-minute massages enhanced with optional acupuncture treatments.
Dr. Justin Guy believes in his own rehabilitative power for one simple reason: he's gone through the same treatments himself. After a gruesome injury on the soccer pitch and subsequent failed surgery left him with severe knee damage, Dr. Guy turned to treatments within his own field of study to reduce his pain and reorder his joint. Through this blend of chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, and custom orthotic care, Dr. Guy made a full recovery. Now, from the comfort of his Oakville office, he provides patients with the same care and kindness that helped him recapture his own mobility.
Thai massage—Urban Nirvana's marquee treatment—helps clients restore balance through a blend of techniques, including stretching muscles, triggering pressure points, and administering reflexology. At the start of each appointment, guests enter a private massage area and unwind before a skilled practitioner grapples overhead poles that allow him or her to walk across legs and back, while engaging hands, elbows, knees, and feet to relax tense muscles. In addition to offering unique Eastern-style massage techniques, Urban Nirvana houses a light-filled studio on the third floor, where clients empower themselves through yoga, meditation, and a variety of workshops. Couples and groups of up to four people at a time can be accommodated in the authentic Thai-inspired setting.
Sunlight spills across rows of crisp white curtains, each knotted halfway up the fabric. These partial dividers fill Tuina’s studio, which skips the private rooms in favor of an open floor plan lined with massage beds and cushioned mats. It is on these surfaces that trained therapists use the techniques of tuina, the ancient form of manual manipulation, to release stress, soothe aches, and improve circulation. Aside from designing custom massages and singing an alternate version of the Gilligan's Island theme song with the client's name in there somewhere, Tuina’s staff personalizes each treatment regimen by mixing in acupuncture sessions, cupping, gua sha, and moxa.
The practitioners at ESU Massage Therapy cater to their clients. In private yoga classes, restorative poses and deep breathing offer another step toward mind and body balance. Clients may also request a personalized acupuncture session, which draws on ancient Chinese techniques to decongest energy channels and promote healing.
The Woodbine Clinic's team of degreed and certified aestheticians perform FDA- and Health Canada?approved med-spa services using equipment including the Angelite IPL system and the iLipo Chromogenex machine. Staff members request a preprocedure consultation, whereupon they learn each client's needs, goals, and favourite show about dancing and stars. After every session, guests can relax with complimentary tea, coffee, water, or a snack, as well as peruse products from Casmara Skin Care.