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.
Essence Salon & Spa was formed by stylists who shared a vision. They craved a space that combined specialized treatments with personal attention to provide each client with a look that befits his or her own personal style. To that end, they gathered together a master hairstylist, a hair-extension specialist, an ethnic-hair specialist, and aestheticians. And thus their vision materialized: at Essence Salon & Spa, there are many treatments that tend to areas from head to toe, and just as many specialists to conduct them.
Aside from the full slate of hair treatments, the staff also offers mani-pedis, facials, and massage?oftentimes together, such as in the Spoil Me or Indulge Packages. These all-inclusive experiences shoot for augmenting physical beauty, but end up also raising spirits and moods with hours of personal attention and doting.
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.
For registered massage therapist Laura Ryan, providing relief for even the most deep-seated pain is a labour of love. At Pursuit Massage Therapy and Recovery Centre, Laura helps her patients conquer chronic pain using the same treatments she learned to help her triathlete husband overcome workout-induced tension. Laura’s repertoire of modalities, which is now comprehensive enough to keep her husband’s legs free of muscular injuries, includes trigger-point and neuromuscular therapy, low-level laser therapy, and infrared-sauna treatments.
Most Popular Service: 90-minute Swedish massage
Brands Used: Kur, Bon Vital, Lotus Touch, Biotone, Prossage Heat,
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Ask questions. This is your time to heal. No-judgement zone. Be your wonderful self.
The pampering professionals at Iwordi Wellness rejuvenate bodies with holistic-healing treatments, facials, European massages, and laser treatments that fade varicose veins. After a treatment, clients can head to the onsite holistic gift shop and peruse its selection of aromatherapy oils, candles, and incense.