Located in University Plaza, Hamilton Natural Health Center stimulates weary skeletons and the meat-suits enfolding them with treatments that range from acute injury therapy to preventive and maintenance care. Under the care of certified acupuncturist and active release technician Dr. Martine Croy, patients may receive an initial acupuncture or chiropractic examination and hands-on treatment for mobilizing joints in order to restore normal function. As a certified strength and conditioning specialist, Dr. Croy uses natural treatment techniques to assist patients in harnessing their own natural healing tigers, which guide the way towards optimum health and prey. Her research can be found in the Journal of Chiropractic Education, alongside several articles on why patients should not take their brother-in-law up on his offer of lawn-dart home acupuncture.
For more than 20 years, the Phoenix Fitness team has been building unique relationships at the gym, and the results of those strong bonds are apparent in the success of Phoenix Fitness members. The facility offers a diverse roster of group fitness classes that run the gamut from Hatha yoga to challenging boot camp and CrossFit classes. But the team’s devotion to member health doesn’t stop there. Personal training and nutrition services work in tandem with exercise to help members internalize healthy habits for life. To help with sports or other injuries, the facility also offers active therapies such as chiropractic care and clinical conditioning.
From the top of its vaulted ceilings and exposed rafters to the hardwood floors of its treatment rooms, Natura Day Spa exudes relaxation. Spa treatments range from manicures and pedicures to detoxifying body wraps and customized facials. Using the SharpLight laser skincare system, Natura Day Spa's staff can zap away unwanted body hair or an entire family of troll dolls. Alternatively, these lasers can shrink pores and eliminate unsightly blemishes. Spa packages combine treatments to create full-body makeovers or all-day pampering sessions.
The expert nail technicians at Pretty in Pink Studios nurture hands and feet with pampering and nail-painting services. Hands prepare for glamorous roof-raisings with colourful coats of Shellac’s soak-off gel polish. Each gel layer bathes briefly under the glow of ultraviolet light, hardening the polish and strengthening nails’ resolve to stop petting the cat backward. During the manicure, which lasts about 30–45 minutes, nail tenders shape nails, curb delinquent cuticles, and administer a soothing massage. Toes wiggle with renewed vigour after the spa’s 35- to 45-minute pedicure, during which technicians whittle toenails and tame cuticles, exfoliate heels, and reward treaders with a massage. A final polish makes feet as beautiful as the spa’s rotating selection of local art, which incorporates jewellery, paintings, knitted goods, stained glass, and mosaics of Achilles’ exfoliated heel made from chipped polish.
The creative minds at Silvana's Hair, Esthetics, & Spa indulge the desires of each client with salon services that trim, tease, and twist hair into gorgeous styles and luxurious spa treatments, soothing sore muscles and reviving overworked fingers and toes. Envelope luscious locks in a new, hip look with a cut and style (starting at $59), permanent colour (starting at $58), or partial highlights (starting at $71), or settle civil unrest amongst digits with a calming spa paraffin manicure ($53) or a hot stone pedicure ($71). Silvana's uses top of the line products, including AVEDA and Yon-Ka, and employs high-tech equipment that, like a Sicilian grandmother, smells like cannoli and is imported from Italy.
Holding certifications as a medical aesthetician, cosmetologist, and laser specialist, Bozana Skojo expertly leads her team in smoothing physiques with a range of treatments. To wield the LightSheer Diode laser system during laser hair-removal sessions, they undergo extensive training and rigorous sparring sessions against a punching bag filled with hair at The International Dermal Institute. The staff also focuses beams on unsightly veins or cellulite, leaving legs ready to flaunt at the beach or lederhosen-modelling competitions. On the spa end of services, Dermalogica potions help replenish lacklustre mugs during facial treatments, and Jane Iredale cosmetics enhance natural beauty amid makeup applications, lessons, and bridal appointments.