Inside Smiles & Beauty Skin Care, a squad of oversized club chairs host guests during teeth-whitening treatments. Ten-minute sessions wipe away coffee, tea, and wine stains on the surface of teeth for a smile up to eight shades brighter. Smiles' aestheticians also perform refreshing facials after a consultation that allows them to analyze a client's skin and swap slow-cooker recipes. After a treatment, the client can browse the spa's extensive line of local and handmade creams, scrubs, and soaps.
S-T Natural Medicine Centre's team of skilled acupuncturists pairs with students from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to help move clients toward improved health. Using acupuncture, acupressure, and other techniques, the staff helps harness the body's energy flow, channelling and directing it in ways that can improve the patron's overall level of wellness.
Anchored on the shoreline of the historic Bay of Fundy, this quaint and cozy resort lavishes guests with charming accommodations and breathtaking countryside views. Lodgers can unleash their army of toiletries in the Old Orchard's standard double room, a colonial inspired perch touting a pair of dozing vessels and an I Can't Believe It's Not Butter churn. A sundeck patio tops the expanse of the hotel, awarding bedfellows an enchanting view of the rich agricultural landscape of Annapolis Valley and an aerial peek at the highest tides eclipsing the Bay of Fundy. To prepare for an afternoon of Atlantic exploration, visitors can indulge in a complimentary continental breakfast in the Old Orchard dining room, endowed with a grand vaulted ceiling and antique accents such as ceramic vase fixtures, old lanterns, and stuffed carrier pigeons.
Licensed massage therapists Shallon and Trudy at A Touch of Wellness relieve guests of aches and pain caused by tense or sore muscles in the back and shoulders. They use the soothing, gentle strokes of Swedish massage, as well as the targeted pressure of deep-tissue massage. They also help channel energy in the body through reiki treatments.
Canadian Decompression & Pain Center has more in common with a haunted house than first meets the eye. Often, when a patient lies down on one of the treatment tables, it starts to shift on its own. Sadly for horror-movie fans, though, a computer controls the table, and its intentions are purely good. The spinal-decompression treatment—part of the centre's three-part neuro-decompression-therapy regimen—helps deliver fresh blood to chronically pained discs, working to strengthen and repair them over time. The doctors may even give patients an oxygen mask to breathe through during spinal decompression, which forces out even more toxins.
At 20 locations across the country, the Canadian Decompression & Pain Center provides this cutting-edge treatment. The staff's expertise doesn't end with pain management, however. The seasoned practitioners can also dole out eight med-spa services, including eyelash extensions, laser hair removal, teeth whitening, and injectable dermal fillers.
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It's not the decor or even the selection of Aveda products that earns each of Life SalonSpa's locations the title of Aveda Lifestyle salon and spa. It's how the staff turns every visit into an experience that walks the line between relaxation and beauty. To learn where this line is, they embark on Aveda-led beauty pilgrimages to local and international experts, earning rewards for each new skill they gain. Along the way, they work through eight artistry levels, climbing from New Talents to Elite Masters who speak in proverbs and can soften a person's skin with a single gentle smile. But regardless of their level, all beauty pros learns one thing early on: the benefit of plant-based products.
The staff leads visitors on their own personal beauty pilgrimages, enveloping them in detoxifying steam, massaging couples side by side, or pampering them with a body-treatment package such as the aptly named "Chocolates for Breakfast." An emphasis on personalization and quality products also pervades the salon area. In addition to cutting chic 'dos, the stylists use plant proteins and natural antioxidants to correct issues such as dry and damaged hair.