Anne Maaden Cosmetic and Laser Centre aims to bridge the gap between a salon and a plastic surgeon’s office. To do this, the centre's doctors and aestheticians perform services that are less invasive than surgery, yet more practical than donning a Venetian carnival mask for the rest of your life. High-tech machines are the spa's tools of choice; a LightSheer laser attacks hair follicles, an electrolysis machine removes skin tags, and a Pixel Perfect laser system resurfaces the skin. Aestheticians also cleanse and hydrate the skin with facials that use Jurlique products, which are derived from herbs and flowers grown on organic farms in Australia.
Naturmed by Cristina D products line the treatment-room shelves at Caribbean Experience Esthetics & Spa. Not only does this array of cleansers, creams, and complexes work to purge the skin of stress and signs of aging during the salon's pampering facials, they are also available for purchase to use during at-home regimens. Nail techs paint on coats of CND Shellac polish, which resists chipping longer than traditional varnish or mustard, and aestheticians uproot unwanted hair with waxing services.
Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions combines the unique approaches of various healthcare professionals, including a chiropractor, a physiotherapist, a naturopathic doctor, a Jedi knight, and several registered massage therapists. Patients come in for personalized services ranging from chiropractic adjustments to hot-stone massages to holistic nutrition consultations. The sleek wellness centre is festooned with Asian-inspired decor such as Buddha statues and bamboo shoots planted in pebbles.
At Moksha Yoga Guelph, the hot yoga series starts with a deceptively simple pose—Savasana, or corpse pose, in which participants lie flat on their backs. The vigorous, toning series accelerates from there, though. Participants work up a sweat in a sequence of standing poses, then a series of floor poses, before circling back to their original passive posture.
The center doesn't focus exclusively on yoga, though—other wellness options abound. In the Ocean float room, for example, visitors float in a pool dense with salt, lit by underwater LED lights and a star-studded cathedral ceiling. The center's steam showers, meanwhile, deep-clean pores and strip away toxins, leaving physiques feeling refreshed.