Kashmir Hands’ owner, Dina M. Giugliano, possesses an unending fascination with the abilities of the human body. She fosters her enchantment through three primary avenues: massage, yoga, and doula services, a Greek tradition that combines the duties of a pregnancy counselor with those of a midwife. Her thumbs relieve patrons’ tension and coax out toxins during therapeutic deep-tissue massage, a soothing avenue to injury recovery, particularly when paired with a gentle form of yoga. There are more gentle and more intense forms to choose from, as Giugliano offers 17 types of yoga classes, each developed for a certain age group, level of athletic ability, or species.
At Kelian Family Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Jacqueline Kelian uses a multifaceted approach to treat clients' ailments and promote overall well-being. Her chiropractic techniques address conditions ranging from back pain to carpal tunnel syndrome: spinal adjustments correct misalignments, physical therapy fights off chronic pain, and guided stretching dissipates tension. Although Dr. Kelian specializes in musculoskeletal injuries and pediatric care, she and her staff devote equal time to relaxation and holistic health, too. Massages might aim to rebalance the flow of one's inner energy, or chi, which is also the focus during acupuncture sessions. Nutritional advice helps patrons make positive lifestyle changes, while foot scans yield blueprints for custom orthotics that improve posture and ease of movement.
The massage therapists and aestheticians at Body Works Day Spa nurture the body and mind with a full menu of soothing services. Skincare treatments cleanse and rejuvenate pores, and all-natural spray tans imbue hides with a sun-kissed glow without exposure to damaging UV rays. Waxing sessions remove unwanted hair from virtually anywhere for a few weeks, and laser hair-removal treatments yield longer-lasting results. In the privacy of a special room, couples massages allow pairs to lie side by side as therapists knead away their tension, knots, and his-and-hers charlie horses.
Licensed acupuncturist Billy "Shonez" Singh is passionate about sharing the healing benefits of traditional Chinese medicine with his patients. Believing that the body should be treated as a whole, he incorporates acupuncture, tui na therapy, cupping, Chinese herbal remedies, and moxibustion stimulation treatments into his clients' health-care routines, helping to alleviate chronic pain, migraines, allergies, and depression, among other complaints.
With a menu that introduces traditional Italian fare to a modern culinary sensibility, Adesso Bistro's chefs have garnered acclaim from a host of publications including the Vancouver Courier and the Globe and Mail. "Adesso" translates to "now" in Italian, symbolizing the culinary artisans' commitment to turning fresh locally sourced and organic ingredients into vibrant plates that carry the flavours of Italy's northwestern coastal region Liguria. Known for its capital city of Genoa, the seafood-loving region is dotted with small towns that produce dynamic takes on Italian staples such as foccaccia, pesto, and calamari. Adesso's owners line its facade with lush vegetation and accent the dining room with dark wood tables and chairs. Servers flit imported and local wines to tables dotting the outdoor patio among neatly trimmed bushes and the sweet sounds of the eatery's three squirrel tenors.
BodyLine Medical Spa's doctors enhance their clients' natural beauty with a bounty of aesthetic services. By gently abrading the skin with rotary instruments, a 40-minute microdermabrasion helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles that may trace out the shape of a giraffe across foreheads. Bodyline’s SilkPeel Dermalinfusion then exfoliates the skin with topical treatments, which calm and clarify clogged pores and facial pockets. Before moving onto one of a pair of facial treatments, the BodyLine staff performs a Visia skin analysis, which fully elucidates each client's complexion profile.
Clients in search of nonsurgical solutions to their skincare needs can hop into Cavi Spa Skin & Body Center’s Visia complexion analysis, which peers into the topical and subsurface layers of the skin, exposing UV damage and pore depth, before serving up a personalized skin-youthifying blueprint. A course of medical-grade chemical peels, microdermabrasions, or injectables can leave complexions radiating with reclaimed vigor, or teeth-whitening procedures can remove stains and add subtle sparkle to smiles. Clients looking for more dramatic results can explore the doctor’s surgical options, which can transform torsos, limbs, and faces into stunningly youthful, and often undetectably natural, versions of their former selves.
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