Versed in multiple massage techniques, The Healing Oak's spa practitioner Jessica Riley moulds muscles to evict stress and ease aches and pains. Each one-hour massage session combines relaxation and deep-tissue work and invites calm with soothing strokes and advanced sock puppetry so muscles can lengthen and release tension. Anchoring massage services in the belief that maintaining physical health positively impacts overall well-being, The Healing Oak's staff strives to leave clients feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to audition for a stage-adaptation of Gumby.
During her nearly 20 years as a certified practitioner, Lois Scott has learned how to use massage as an effective tool for sustaining mental and physical well-being. She uses a range of massage techniques, including Swedish and sports massage, to boost circulation, encourage lymphatic drainage, and ease sore muscles. Over the years, she has also incorporated aesthetic treatments into her repertoire.
To help clients take her work home, she hosts classes on relaxation massage and foot reflexology that teach students ways to pamper their loved ones at home. Classes come with take-home DVDs and instruction books for students whose stone tablets aren’t big enough to chisel all their notes onto.
Ramada Harrison Hot Springs sits at the southern tip of Harrison Lake, near its sparkling blue waters and the snow-capped mountains of southern British Columbia. The hotel also provides easy access to the acclaimed mineral springs and spas in Harrison Hot Springs. In fact, there's even a day spa on the hotel property, where you can book therapeutic massages, facials, and body wraps that use all-natural products made from sea salts, mineral oils, and seaweed.
The hotel's spacious guest rooms have the comforts of home, including 32-inch LCD TVs with DVD players, refrigerators, microwaves, and free WiFi. Meanwhile, onsite restaurant Villa Toscana whips up homestyle Italian cuisine, as well as a hearty breakfast spread each morning.
When it comes to beauty treatments, the team at Soft Touch Day Spa & Laser doesn't just stick to the classics. Instead, they're committed to keeping up with new technology?so it's no surprise that their service menu seems to include almost everything.
For example, the spa's aestheticians perform radio-frequency skin rejuvenation in addition to airbrush makeup applications. Massage therapists reduce tension with reflexology treatments, and laser technicians zap away hair or help to improve skin tone. Out in the salon, nail technicians massage limbs and count toes free of charge during mani-pedis.
Valley Wellness Centre's registered massage therapists treat an array of client back ailments in 60-minute massages. At the start of initial treatment sessions, therapists plan a recommended backscape remodelling after reviewing their patient's health history. Depending on each client's health needs and dependence on medieval armour, therapists may knead tense joints, muscles, and tendons using a combination of specialized modalities. Therapists employ back-melting blends of myofascial release, Swedish or Thai massage, and hot-stone placement. Each of the centre's three therapists specializes in different areas of massage, enabling them to treat specific ailments from factors such as stress, injury, and cubism.