Fingers slowly manipulate the muscle fibers along clients' spines at Tree Of Life, releasing tension and seemingly making stress evaporate as they move down the back. This is a Swedish massage, a technique that the three massage therapists at Tree of Life know extremely well. While encouraging relaxation through these lighter massages is certainly a part of their repertoires, each also has a host of other modalities in which they specialize. Among these, deep tissue massages ameliorate aches and pains, while romantic couples sessions make it unnecessary to hold your own hand during the massage.
Though the words "deep-tissue massage" often call to mind strenuous pressure on sore muscles, the certified staffers at Tamara's Touch manage to achieve beneficial results while using a gentle approach. To coax stress from bodies, they manipulate muscles using Japanese-style acupressure techniques during shiatsu massage, and use polarity massages to rebalance the body's energy, relieving clients of the need to sleep on a teeter-totter. The crew also takes special care of pregnant clients, seniors, and athletes.
The stylists of Sage Salon and Spa refine the beautification experience by pampering clients from the start with steaming drinks served in a soothing relaxation room. During a full range of salon and spa services—including haircuts, massages, and mani-pedis—the savvy beauty techs use top-shelf Redken products.
Jayni Chana realized her passion for beauty at a young age, when she watched in awe as her aunt transformed herself from “just rolled out of bed” to “ready to change the world.” As she grew older, she became known as the go-to beautician among her friends and family and even began practicing advanced techniques such as threading on herself. Jayni went on to gain experience and perspective as a model and beauty professional with a specialty in portfolio photography.
She stores all of this experience inside Jayni's Beauty Box, the spa in which she sculpts bridal hairdos and removes clingy flannel shirts with waxing treatments. Thanks to her early practice, Jayni has also become an expert at threading, a process that uses twisted cotton threads to grip hair and pull it out from the root.
Antoine Greige had a big year in 1987, when he established both his salon and his advanced training school, where the master stylist shares his expertise. A member of more than a dozen trade organizations and a world traveller, Antoine stays up to date on new styling trends that he and his staff bestow upon their clients. Their extensive styling menu includes everything from extensions to 12 types of perms, and aestheticians administer spa services such as mani-pedis and facials.
The scissor-handed stylists at Duets Hair Studio snip away at the strands on men, women, and kids. Newly shorn hair reboots with a full colour change or a permanent wave, and for those looking to lengthen their tresses, the team awaits with extensions affectionately known as bling strands. Lasting up to three weeks, bling strands adhere to heads without glue, special tools, or recycled gum. The staff further perfects features by waxing eyebrows, upper lips, and chins.