Panache Spa's bevy of personalized treatments is designed to improve skin health. During a body-polish treatment, trained aestheticians expertly slough surfaces, removing dead skin cells and exorcizing epidermal demons into exfoliated oblivion. While the polish bedazzles pelts, a peppermint scalp massage melts away cranial stressors for a head-to-toe rejuvenation. A postscrub, 14-jet Swiss-style shower eradicates residue, revealing a smoother, more radiant exterior, and a 30-minute aromatherapy massage snaps at remaining tension like a sleep-deprived rubber band.
Pamperme Day Spa relieves wearied bodies with an array of spa services dished out in a spacious facility. Spa visitors begin by easing into a cozy recliner and letting one of Pamperme's attentive spa wizards cast a podiatric spell with a full spa pedicure. Long-suffering shoe tenants are treated to a sea-salt exfoliating scrub before warm paraffin and a massage release any tension left over from going to the market. Clients then have their choice of nail polish before moving onto a thorough facial treatment. Pamperme's facial, which includes complimentary product samples, weaves together a sequence of deep cleansing and exfoliation, a relaxing facial massage, and a mask and moisturizer. The invigorating medley of products and peels is specially designed to restore visages ravaged from aging, harsh UV rays, and apple-bobbing addictions. Both treatments take approximately two hours to complete.
The Healing Oasis' registered holistic nutritionist helps clients level out nutritional imbalances during hour-long consultations. After an optional 15-minute complimentary phone consultation, clients enter the centre's renovated brick century-home-style office and receive guidance on an array of health issues such as weight, pregnancy, food supplement abuse, and stuck pickle jars. A registered nutritional consulting health practitioner assesses each person's individual nutritional needs and then designs a personalized nutritional plan focused on proper protein, carbohydrate, fibre, and fat ratios. Finally, the holistic practitioner equips clients with a food journal perfect for keeping track of meals and which head of lettuce has the dreamiest smile.
One part naturopathic medical practice and one part massage studio, Midhurst Natural Health Clinic promotes holistic healing from its multifaceted facility. On certain Saturday afternoons through April, registered massage therapist Amy Frost demonstrates muscle-melting Swedish massage moves for three couples, who then repair to separate rooms to knead each other’s knotted necks and backs into oil-slicked flesh puddles with their newly learned tension-draining techniques. They’ll also receive instruction in basic anatomy and how to increase sensitivity with the application of heat and cold to the skin. Sheets and pillows are provided, and every couple takes home a written set of instructions and a small bottle of oil for at-home spine-straightenings. Classes start at 3 p.m. and students must register as a pair.
Recipient of the 2009 Green Project Award, Bodystream cultivates healthy lifestyles and attempts to thwart future disease with holistic treatments and prevention methods. Patients commence the thermography exam by first consulting with an experienced thermographer to discuss medical history and address concerns. Without sacrificing personal comfort or exposing clients to harmful radiation, the painless test deploys infrared rays to examine breasts and hearts for early signs of cancer and disease. Within one week of the noninvasive procedure, patients secure an interpreted report complete with results, images, and space for doodling secret-lair blueprints. Bodystream's team of physicians and nurses believe that thermography will prevent late diagnosis of breast cancer.