Within Paradise Wellness Center & Spa's 7,000 square feet of relaxation and beautifying facilities, spa specialists make clients over from head to toe using products from brands such as Dermalogica and G.M Collin. Visitors pass beneath an ornate chandelier as they enter through the spa's glass doors. With the ProArt NailDesign printer, customers can reward nails for their tireless work popping strangers' bubblegum by taking instant pictures and printing the captured image onto each of their finger shields. While focusing on faces, the staff can sculpt new hairstyles or cleanse visages during facials using products such as caviar. After completing their new beauty makeovers, patrons can focus on slimming down enough to fit back into their favourite crawl spaces during Zumba fitness classes.
With a comprehensive menu of haircare, laser and medical spa treatments, aesthetics, and more, Sol Escape's professionally trained beauty experts could be satisfied with making their clients look good. Instead, they make the extra effort to create a sanctuary where clients can retreat from the everyday stressors of work, school, and dragging their pet anvils on daily walks. Amid floral bouquets and potted plants, they offer clients complimentary coffee, tea, and nibbles before inviting them into treatment rooms. There, technicians use technologically advanced equipment and products by L'Oreal Professional and Oxygen to navigate bodies toward the shores of beauty.
Packages of services allow relaxation seekers to experience what spas are really all about: full-on, no-apologies, head-to-toe pampering. Caesar Spa creates a variety of combinations specially designed to usher guests into a state of full-body bliss. Most of the bundles consist of a facial and a massage, though some take it a step further, such as the Asian spa retreat for two with Oriental foot massage, herbal soothing, and mani-pedi services. Without remorse, Caesar Spa carves their packages into a menu of á la carte treatments that range from body wraps and waxing services to microdermabrasion and ear candling.
The team at M&D Health Care incorporates techniques from massage therapy, herbal medicine, and chiropractic adjustment into treatments. Treatment plans rooted in traditional Chinese medicine select the modalities best suited for each individual's problems. The clinic also performs acupuncture treatments, aiming to rebalance the body's energy flow by targeting specific acupressure points. M&D's treatments can also be effective in concert with traditional medicine, such as regular physical exams or eating an entire apple tree to keep doctors away forever.
Amid the soft earth tones of Zen Spa's walls, an atmosphere of tranquility radiates. The 5,000-square-foot space is dubbed an "urban sanctuary," one where guests might escape their hectic lives to drink tea, slink into steam rooms to sweat out stress, or receive blissful massage and body treatments across 10 private rooms and two couples suites.
Skin & Beaute Spa's interior is as clean and tranquil as a client after one of the spa's sea-salt body scrubs. A simple white colour scheme dominates, from the tiled floor and cushy mani-pedi chairs to the ceiling, where a glass chandelier spills its light over the waiting room. An occasional flower or bamboo divider accents the space, but for the most part focus is kept on the treatments themselves, which cover a wide spectrum.
The staff exfoliate skin with microdermabrasion treatments, soothe aching muscles with hot-stone massages, and use heat blankets to detoxify the entire body, even that invisible force field that hovers around the ears. They also carefully select the products used throughout their clients' visits, which can last up to a full day. For seaweed wraps, they use Italian products from DIBI, and they treat sensitive skin with a hot foam mask from Maria Galland. They can also apply permanent makeup or recommend at-home care products to maintain more temporary makeovers. Additional services include relaxing facials, acupuncture, laser, body treatments, permanent laser hair removal, RMT, mani-pedis, waxing, and eyelash extensions. The spa is conveniently located in Markham on Woodbine and 16th Ave.