The highly trained staff at Solaris Spa utilizes advanced technology and high-quality products to beautify bodies in a tranquil setting. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the sound of a trickling granite waterfall, a peaceful melody designed to calm the senses and call to mind pleasant memories of a secret crush on a former plumber. Guests slip into oversized robes and cozy slippers before relaxing with a massage in a candlelit treatment room, or head to the far-infrared sauna to incite fat burn and purge the body of toxins. Aestheticians brighten men's and women's complexions during anti-aging facials, using products from the Priori line; mani-pedis are enhanced with fragrant sea salt and peppermint. The spa also specializes in laser hair-removal and skin-correction treatments, which begin with a free consultation with a certified laser technician and often end with speedier trips down playground slides.
Apex Chiropractic fuses the ancient Chinese healing of acupuncture with a full slate of modern lasers, body sculpting, and pain management techniques. Chiropractors offer both traditional adjustments and no-crack impulse adjustments that restore balance through super-fast, focused pressure. Shock-wave and LiteCure laser therapies help stimulate recovery and reduce inflammation, and massage therapy and naturopathic therapy offer a drug-free path toward pain management and healing.
In the summer of 2003, Nancy Mudford made her dream of owning a small business come true by transforming an old video store into her own full-service spa. Inspired by the sun-soaked hillsides of rural France, she renovated the space with the help of interior designer and a bunch of painstakingly selected Benjamin Moore paints. Now done over in an elegant Old-World colour palette, the beautiful spa houses a team of certified technicians whose specialized skincare talent has helped the spa win numerous awards. The aestheticians’ microdermabrasion treatments, when paired with facial peels, work to thoroughly exfoliate dead skin cells from faces and unearth new, brighter complexions. During spa pedicures, techs beautify clients’ toes and vestigial fins with Footlogix, OPI, and other brand-name products.
When Lindsay Walker opened Ascent Wellness & Aromatherapy, it was important to her that the spa would use only all-natural and fair-trade products, from brands such as Seaflora. Made locally on Vancouver Island, Seaflora is a blend of seaweed and other organic botanicals that help reverse the signs of aging without using any chemicals. Besides facials, clients may request a waxing session, a manicure with vegan nail polish, or a soothing aromatherapy massage performed in a private treatment room. Deep-tissue and hot-stone massages are also available.
Signature Service: Therapeutic/Deep-Tissue Massage
Brands Used: Organic oils and lotions locally crafted by herbalists
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: One person
Parking: Free street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Hydration is key 24 hours before and after your massage!
Happy to suggest exercises for after-care!