Calming background music and a warm cup of tea greet arriving clients in the lounge at Sonah Medspa, where the crackling fireplace and elegant plush furniture inspire a mindset for calm. In the quiet, cell-phone-free spa, the staff offers traditional relaxing services alongside state-of-the-art technology. Guests descend into infrared saunas to sweat out toxins and memories of outdated locker combinations, or relax on a massage table under a therapist’s skilled hands. Skin treatments rejuvenate visages during facials supplemented with vitamins and muds, and wraps exfoliate the entire body. High-tech procedures such as laser hair removal, photofacials, and noninvasive body contouring are also available, allowing clients to experience the treatments of tomorrow without peeking ahead in the page-a-day calendar.
Inside WonderPoint Wellness Centre’s eight treatment rooms—two with double beds—a team of licensed acupuncturists and massage therapists alleviate symptoms such as allergies and chronic pain with treatments that promote natural healing. The glow of himalayan crystal salt lamps purifies the air as a male or female massage therapist performs the tuina technique, a form of massage therapy that applies pressure to specific points on the body. Needles take the place of hands during acupuncture treatments, where acupressure points are stimulated to unblock energy paths. Literally meaning “to scrape away fever,” the practice of gua sha stimulates the immune system as a staff member scrapes lubricated skin with a piece of jade. Consultations allow practitioners to recommend the most beneficial treatments based on clients’ needs or penchants for wearing bubble wrap.
The Spa & Wellness Studio is an oasis of relaxation and pampering located within the sprawling North Vancouver Fitness World Complex. Amid private, jewel-toned treatment rooms, therapists banish tension with massage and physiotherapy modalities, while aestheticians leave skin smoother than a peeled grape with facials, waxing, and body-wrap services.
The team at Vis Vita Medical Wellness and Regeneration Clinic demonstrates its commitment to effective beauty and wellness treatments by combining the traditional with the technological. Clients relax during 3,000-year-old acupuncture treatment while elsewhere, lasers and low-frequency waves target cellulite and adipose tissue. Skin-resurfacing equipment sloughs off the outermost layer of skin alongside facials that are infused with natural ingredients such as green tea and botanicals.
Pink Lime Salon & Spa has played host to beautifying treatments for more than 25 years. The business, which boasts features in publications such as Vancouver Lifestyle and Salon Canada, offers rejuvenating salon and spa services ranging from haircuts to hot-stone massages. Additional spa services include facials, which target dry, aging, or sensitive skin, and body wraps that use mud or clay bindings to help detoxify skin or tighten and tone the limbs, torso, and elbows.
Juvinesse MediSpa offers advanced treatments designed to rejuvenate the body and mind. Facials enhance the appearance of complexions by reducing fine lines, sunspots, and excessive moon tans with a combination of products from France Laure—which uses products infused with botanicals, minerals, and ocean ingredients—and the medical-grade skincare line Vivier Skin. Juvinesse also offers advanced treatments with its resident intense pulsed-light laser, which can defuzz body hair or firm sagging skin. Body wraps pull double duty by detoxifying with mineral-rich clay and contouring the body.
Within soothing blue walls dappled with vibrant lime-green accents, pHresh Spa and Wellness Club's experienced team rejuvenates and restores radiance to weary bodies with spa services. The balmy wood confines of pHresh's private sauna envelop guests in sweat-inducing infrared waves, which usher toxins from bodies to promote supple, even-toned skin. Physiques sore from boxing confrontational shadows can revel in ache-erasing kneads and soothing oils employed during holistic massage therapy, and loose epidermal exteriors tighten after proper coaxing from radio frequencies used in body-contouring treatments. Before or after appointments, clients can relax in a lounge distinguished by cushy couches, modern decor, and a crackling fireplace.