Ting-Hsia—or Tina, as her clients know her—may have been destined to practice traditional Chinese medicine. Both her mother and her father were practitioners, and they used TCM to treat Tina’s frequent illnesses when she was growing up. A weak immune system typically kept her down, but over the years, traditional Chinese medicine such as acupuncture, tui na massage, and herbal therapy gradually restored her health. This increased overall wellness may be due to traditional Chinese medicine’s ability to stimulate the body’s own self-healing properties, something she feels Western medicine currently can’t achieve.
Now a certified practitioner herself, Tina aims to escort bodies down their own paths of healing through a cadre of the same non-invasive, holistic techniques to which she was privy as a child. In order to tailor each treatment session to individual clients, each visitation starts with a consultation. After discussing the issue and answering questions such as “Will this hurt?” and “Can you make it hurt?”, she devises a treatment plan that integrates acupuncture, massage, and Chinese herbs she mixes on the premises.
Meta Day Spa’s trained staff cossets weary patrons and replenishes depleted serenity stores with rejuvenating massages and pedicures. A dexterous muscle manipulator evicts aches by lavishing dorsa with one of three massage styles, including an aromatherapy massage whose fragrant oils subdue even the most stressed of noses. Bodies knotted from somersaulting to work revel in the palliative strokes of a Swedish massage, and a deep-tissue massage unleashes a barrage of calculated kneads upon overburdened shoulders.
The hairstylists and aestheticians at Outshine Salon & Spa boast a collective penchant for combining advanced technologies with traditional beauty know-how. They incorporate Dermalogica products into all their facial treatments, and pamper their clientele with hairstyling sessions and advanced med-spa services—all amid the cool minimalism of their modern, brightly lit facility.
Within the calming interior, hairstyling stations stand decked in fresh flowers, and serene treatment rooms emanate old-Hollywood glamour with portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Elmer Fudd. In addition to its membership-rewards system, which grants deep discounts to regulars, the big-hearted beauty shop donates special spa evenings to local charities and shows appreciation to military members with special discounts.
At Safra Day Spa, skilled staff members soothe clients' weary bodies and refresh their facades with full-body massages, facials, and other assorted spa services. Before entering a private room for a body-waxing session, clients perch atop long, comfortable couches and browse reading materials or gaze into crystal-clear mirrors to catch a glimpse of the alternate reality where everything is backward. As dim lamps cast a soft glow on earth-toned walls, manicurists trim and shape digits at well-stocked nail stations, and male clients peruse the roster of specialized men's services.
Versed in traditional Chinese medicine and massage therapy, the practitioners of Dao Health Centre create personalized care plans to enhance patients' mental and physical health. During initial consultations, physicians learn about clients through diagnostics such as sensory observations, tongue inspection, and pulse readings. They then tailor integrative treatment plans that may incorporate therapies such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, and acupressure massage.
Equipped with Bumble and bumble and OPI products, the skilled staff at Vixen Hair Studio transform dishevelled mop-tops into stylish new manes, ragged nails into polished ovals, and furry brows into sleek arches. Upon arrival, a beauty expert consults with clients to plan the hair services and skincare treatments they require based on their desired look or need to find work as a clown's body-double. The in-house aestheticians flaunt their years of training in soothing mani-pedis, eye-opening lash tints and extensions, airbrush tanning, and makeup applications. They also remove unwanted hair with traditional waxing and through the ancient art of threading, a centuries-old technique that uses loops of cotton thread to remove hair more gently and efficiently than with other methods. Click here to see all the services and products offered at Vixen. Groupon customers can receive special offers and discounts during their visit.
The stylists at Lavish Salon use Kevin.Murphy and John Masters Organics products during hair services and aesthetics that bolster and maintain natural beauty. They add texture with cuts and colouring treatments and rehydrate hair with conditioning treatments. Stylists also remove unwanted hair with waxing and groom fingers during manicures.