Whether through peels, facials, or nail treatments, the staff at Iris Day Spa makes it their goal to instill beauty and confidence in their clients. Amino acid anti-oxidant peels and anti-aging facials help brighten the skin and reduce blemishes such as wrinkles and age spots. A wide assortment of manicures and pedicures—think shellac, gels, and paraffin treatments—ensure a classy set of digits. And as outer beauty is stoked by attentive treatments, so too is inner peace cultivated by expert hands; therapists offer relaxing and therapeutic massages to render stress as absent as a roll of coins at a magic convention.
Fluid Day Spa might get its name from the in-house bubbly bathtubs, whose candlelit waters keep loose rose petals aloft. Or perhaps it refers to the inky red wine and champagne that deepens the relaxation of its spa treatments. Or, maybe it's a reference to the way muscles feel after a massage, soak, or scrub. Maybe it comes from the spa's curvy architectural lines, which undulate through the facility, but whatever the reason, it's clear "Fluid" is a fitting moniker. Treatments range from manicures to Botox, but every single service takes place in a soothingly low-lit treatment room.
Apex Chiropractic fuses the ancient Chinese healing of acupuncture with a full slate of modern lasers, body sculpting, and pain management techniques. Chiropractors offer both traditional adjustments and no-crack impulse adjustments that restore balance through super-fast, focused pressure. Shock-wave and LiteCure laser therapies help stimulate recovery and reduce inflammation, and massage therapy and naturopathic therapy offer a drug-free path toward pain management and healing.
From the natural soy candles that flicker in treatment rooms to the natural-fiber linens atop their massage tables, Calixica Holistic Spa Boutique shows that their dedication to their clients’ well being matches their dedication to the earth’s well being. Every service at the spa is 100 per cent organic, including the facial services that they tailor specifically to men and women’s skin. Calixica Holistic Spa Boutique also offer aura readings and healing services, as well as counseling.
When Lindsay Walker opened Ascent Wellness & Aromatherapy, it was important to her that the spa would use only all-natural and fair-trade products, from brands such as Seaflora. Made locally on Vancouver Island, Seaflora is a blend of seaweed and other organic botanicals that help reverse the signs of aging without using any chemicals. Besides facials, clients may request a waxing session, a manicure with vegan nail polish, or a soothing aromatherapy massage performed in a private treatment room. Deep-tissue and hot-stone massages are also available.
At Dancing Hands Massage and Healing, therapist Melissa Brown has found a way to combine two of her great passions: bodywork and world cultures. These passions have a way of informing and enriching one another, as was the case when Melissa's expertise in bodywork allowed her to travel to Africa to practice therapeutic massage.
Today, Melissa can most often be found at her own relaxing studio in Victoria. Regardless of where she is physically, she can always be counted on to think outside the box. Aside from traditional modalities such as deep-tissue and Swedish massage, Melissa practices a technique of structural integration known as Hellerwork. Invented by Joseph Heller, this dynamic technique incorporates penetrating bodywork with movement education and dialogue designed to help clients better connect with their bodies.