Christine Plant is a woman of many hats, holding certifications in several techniques including massage, kinesiology, and energy balancing. The natural health practitioner and owner of Midnight Moon Holistic Healing & Massage believes that wellness arises only from physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual balance, an attitude reinforced by each one of her services. Holistic treatments, such as energy balancing, emotional healing, and massage, use the healing touch of kinesiology to release energy blockages back into the wild where they can help reinforce beaver dams. Even the treatment room is set up to encourage a relaxing experience with yin and yang tiles and wind chimes to send clients into a state of mental peace.
The aestheticians of Odette's Skin Laser Wellness Clinic, one of the only holistic med spas in the Okanagan, take pride in offering treatments of the skin using medical-grade equipment, targeting cellulite and dissolving fat. They offer a variety of services that relax and detoxify the body, as well a long list of facials to treat skin afflicted with signs of aging or acne. They even offer laser services that can remove unwanted hair, nail fungus, or sun spots.
The certified laser technicians at Flashpoint Lazer Clinic specialize in completely erasing or artistically updating tattoos. Clients who opt for removal sit under the beams of a Q-switch Nd:Yag laser as it breaks up ink and removes colourful particles through natural channels. Those seeking an edit on existing images can ask in-house artists to retouch fading hues, or hide them behind new camouflage-coloured designs.
Women and men sink into a serene trance at Nicole's Esthetics Day Spa, where aestheticians revitalize bodies with manicures, facials, massages, and nail treatments. The spa's relaxation massages seek to alleviate muscular tension and improve blood flow. Facials smooth skin with low-level LED light treatments, and three types of eyelash-extension options frame peepers with up to 60 lashes per eye for a look that's similar to wearing three coats of mascara or attaching a fairy's feather duster to each lash.
E.volve Health and Wellness's multidisciplinary health centre treats clients' health issues and doles out wellness education in a tranquil, plant-filled space. Pilates classes embolden bodies in one-hour sessions through resistance building that emphasizes endurance and repetition without the need to heft iron weights or wrought-iron fences from their roots. Garner personally tailored instruction in individual sessions, or accumulate communal sweat over a five-class series schooling a full spectrum of experience levels. Exercisers improve body-mind relations, raise heart rates, and unwind pretzel limbs on floor mats—focusing on breath, core muscle tension, contractions, and rock-solid movements. Each session employs the spring-controlled carriages of Reformer machines, which summon muscles to match witty retorts against coiled steel opponents with the aid of a foot bar and hand straps. Flow through movements and changeable spring-resistance settings while lying down, sitting, kneeling, standing, and slow-motion shimmying. Instructors inform students which colour-coded spring settings are needed for each movement sequence.