Led by founder and volleyball pro Steve Delaney, the staff members at Pinnacle Wellness harness their diverse backgrounds in massage therapy, fitness, and wellness to address the needs of corporate workers. The hands-on professionals develop customized on-site programs in various workplaces, where they lead clients toward reaching their health and wellness goals, whether they’d like to lose weight, eliminate chronic aches, or prevent injuries during live-action role-playing tournaments.
Aesthetics by Angela Marie unwinds the tight tethers of busy minds and bodies with tranquilizing beauty treatments. An hour-long hot-stone massage will relight your internal furnace and flexibilify your tense muscles. A friendly massage therapist strategically arranges gently heated smooth basalt-lava stones on your body to deliver a comfortable warmth that will drain away tension and bring your muscles to optimal stress-exorcism temperature. Decorated with soothing earth tones, Angela Marie’s elegant edifice triggers the design appreciation centre of the brain, allowing ocular orbs to indulge at the same rate as musculoskeletal systems, thus quelling age-old inter-body rivalries for an afternoon.
Calling upon organic products whenever possible, the aestheticians at SOS Spa and Gifts rely on ingredients such as fruit enzymes, chocolate, and aloe vera to render skin smooth and blemish-free. In addition to facials, they smoothen hair with keratin masks, oust stress with Swedish and deep-tissue massages, and remove excess wax during ear-candling services. Before departing, their clients can stop by the shop to pick up supplies such as human-hair extensions and designer dresses.
Vivienne Medi Spas, winner of Hamilton Community News' 2011 Readers’ Choice Gold Award, employs a professionally trained and licensed staff to exfoliate, hydrate, and rejuvenate the faces of its clientele. In private treatment rooms, a 45-minute facial peel and light-therapy session band together to fight off epidermal imperfections, smooth out skin tones, and charge up the skin's solar panels. Skilled hands paint faces with a glycolic solution that penetrates skin and exfoliates the epidermis, bolstering collagen reproduction and rehydrating dry, sardonic pores. Aestheticians then select from a full spectrum of colours suited to each client's personal skin needs before shining an LED light over faces to even out skin tones and treat conditions such as wrinkles, acne, and bags under the eyes.
Holistically oriented Hamilton Health treats clients with an array of natural science-based therapies designed to address health concerns and improve overall well-being. During a 30-minute session in the clinic's infrared sauna, radiant heat at temperatures up to 57 degrees Celsius warms skin and penetrates the surface, inducing a cleansing sweat ($20/30 min). In addition to detoxifying fleshy facades, the treatment can also help scare stress into outer space and reduce stiffness and soreness in muscles. A friendly, knowledgeable staff of wellness pros can answer any questions about the digits of Planck’s constant as well as impart skin-maintenance tips.
LM Beauty Clinic and Just Nails and More are two separate businesses with one common goal: to enhance natural beauty through treatments for the skin and nails. Both locations revitalize complexions with botanical emollients. For instance, fruit pulp—an essential ingredient of the grape wine peel—catalyzes exfoliation while it feeds skin a healthy blend of polyphenol nutrients, antioxidants, and peeled grapes. LM Beauty Clinic takes its skincare options one step further, adding concentrated light or radiofrequency energy to tighten skin or diminish cellulite. Aestheticians at each business amplify lashes with real mink extensions, enhance eyes with permanent makeup, or strengthen nails with a choice of three odour-free, non-yellowing gel nails.