Past a stylish waiting room filled with leather couches and bright, fuchsia walls, Emma Skin Care's technicians battle skin encroachers with intense pulsed light systems. The technology gently heats up the epidermis to fade the look of sun damage or spider veins and blasts follicles to permanently reduce unwanted hair. The aestheticians also wield microdermabrasion's diamond-tipped wands to remove dead skin cells with a gratifying poof.
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.
Most Popular Service: Hot stone [and] deep-tissue massage, reflexology
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Rapha Rehab's therapists combine the disciplines of physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage into cohesive treatments for clients. After providing clients with a cup of hot coffee or tea, the staff leads them to private treatments rooms. Here, therapists work to relieve tension and pain through massages, which may use natural and ayurvedic oils to reduce friction between the therapists gliding fingers and the client's skin. The wellness experts also help rehab injuries and treat conditions such as chronic bronchitis, IBS, and multiple sclerosis.
The staffers may have clients take advantage of Rapha Rehab's air-therapy rooms and its recreation area, which boasts a variety of weights and cardiovascular equipment. Plus, they can outfit clients with orthotic shoes, inserts, and even prosthetics.
OM Spa takes its name from the meditative mantra that encourages people to consider the delicate union between mind, body, and spirit. To help visitors find this sense of inner balance while still indulging themselves, the staff strives to create a luxurious experience within an informal, stress-free setting. The menu of services features traditional spa services?including nail care, massages, and facials with Pure+Simple products?however, OM Spa embraces its mission by also offering a wide array of alternative treatments. Harnessing the beautifying power of light energy, the staff improves skin tone with IPL photofacials and hair-removal treatments, while microdermabrasion smooths away fine lines and blemishes. The spa's well-rounded offerings also include chiropractic care and naturopathic medicine as well as energy balancing therapies, such as acupuncture, Reiki, and reflexology.
Registered nurse Simona Ghinet has spent 19 years in medicine and five concentrating on cosmetic medicine, gaining expertise that helps her guide her clinic's staff as they deploy lasers, hydradermabrasion, and medical peels. Their laser systems can eradicate nail fungus, resurface skin, and painlessly remove stubble that could otherwise grow into fully formed wigs. Alternatively, staff can smooth and soften skin through hydradermabrasion treatments that don't rely on lasers, or use hypoallergenic pigments to give clients permanent makeup that streamlines morning routines.