The instructors at Corps-Esprit may serve only yoga and Pilates on their menu of exercises, but they keep exercise routines new and challenging with lots of variety: within the centre’s studios, they teach 21 distinct types of yoga, including Ayurveda and Vinyasa. Their Pilates programs are no less impressive, helping tone cores in nine types of classes. Some sessions include exercise innovations such as BOSU balance trainers or incorporate challenges such as teaching students how to maintain focus while they’re being poked in the forehead. Sunlight bathes the hardwood floors of the sprawling classrooms, which are capable of accommodating up to 40 students at a time. Potted plants bring a touch of natural green to the space, as they also do for the plush lobby and private massage rooms.
It?s no mistake that the word ?care? is repeated twice in the name Top Care Body Care Center. The center?s therapists emphasize compassion for their clients above all else, devising custom massages that combine Swedish, Chinese, and deep-tissue strokes to achieve a single end result: total relaxation. Their menu of services doesn?t stop at massages; other rejuvenating or beautifying treatments include acupuncture, facials, waxing, and changing of the 9-volt batteries that power involuntary muscle movements.
Rooted in the belief that beauty starts inside, the aestheticians, massage therapists, and nail techs at Centre de Sant? et Beaut? d'Aylmer customize holistic treatments to support overall wellness. Body and beauty services also enhance human exteriors with cellulite treatments, skincare, infratherapy, and laser hair removal. The spa's boutique environs ensure total relaxation with ample amber-coloured walls and plenty of natural light.
Elite Laser Clinic's licensed laser technicians assuage wrinkles, sunspots, and facial veins with advanced healing treatments. Each non-invasive facial commences with a consultation to determine each client's personal skin concerns, including loss of skin tone, spider veins, or the sudden appearance of temporary bull's-eye tattoos. A skin rejuvenation treatment revives glows by clarifying texture, strengthening elastins, and firming collagen, and spider veins and facial telangiectasias diminish during a laser vein removal free from general anesthesia. For sun damage or liver spots, a pigmentation lesion eradication session restores colour and youthfulness to visages without having to master the stick-shift on manual time machines. Each treatment harnesses the gentle wavelengths emanating from an Apogee Elite laser to remedy skin during sequential, 15- to 30-minute procedures. The pigmentation treatments are not effective for those with dark skin tones.
Pür Styliste's salon experts carefully make over bodies during rejuvenating spa packages. While clients lounge in comfortable chairs, fingernails look on enviously as pedicurists smooth soles and clip cuticles to spruce up toes with a spa pedicure. During the 30-minute massage, clients recline on massage tables while deft hands gently apply pressure to a variety of body areas. The skilled massage therapists give close attention to pressure points and tense sections while relaxing muscles and releasing stress. Like a box of Double Stuf Oreos, the entire package may be enjoyed in a single outing or split up into two visits.
Beneath the foliage of pine, maple, and birch trees, visitors descend into the steamy or chilled waters of BleuSpa’s outdoor Scandinavian baths for a warm winter escape. Both temperatures reap similar benefits for the body, relaxing minds, stimulating circulation, and dissolving dead skin cells as patrons gaze upon the sapphire-tinged peaks of the Gatineau Hills. The placid waters calm digestive and nervous systems, and the promotion of perspiration gently persuades toxins to pack their wagons and relocate.