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.
Opened in December 2009, Xhale Beauty Lounge is an upscale salon presenting patrons with scoopfuls of high-quality services and a commitment to eco-friendly practices. The beauty mani-pedi treatments repair and rejuvenate damaged digits with cuticle corralling, nail shaping, scrubs, massage, colour polish, and a concluding aromatherapy hot-towel treatment. Each service takes 45 minutes and uses colourfully hued polish made by CND and SpaRitual. Though fingers are necessary for tracing turkeys and plugging the unsightly hole in the middles of diamond rings, they are also useful barometers of age and refinement. When prospective employers and old flames gaze at a person’s finger docks and the occasionally bared leg hand, well-kempt nails and cuticles send a message of confidence, sophistication, and youth. After a mani-pedi at Xhale Beauty Lounge, your feelers and walkers will proclaim your put-togetherness to the crowds of potentially amorous others and jealous, rough-fingered tree branches.
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.
Le Petit Spa boasts a relaxing French-country atmosphere, and the certified dermabrasiors who populate its hallways will happily perform the non-invasive procedure with the sensitivity of professional egg-jugglers. A diamond microdermabrasion session touches a diamond-encrusted wand directly to your face to gently scrub away the mask of dead skin to reveal your newly minted, youthful mug. The treatment also includes a thorough pre-clean and a post-procedure moisturizer application to ensure your ready-to-wear face is protected from harmful UV rays and drifting dandelion petals. After the treatment, you'll also get a mineral-makeup touchup with Jane Iredale products to ensure your head is street-ready.
With a fashionable canine wardrobe hand-picked from boutiques around the world and an array of cosmopolitan accessories, barking babies lavishes the family's furriest mascot in opulent trimmings. The designer dog firm ushers in exclusive Fido fashion from Tokyo, New York, and Milan to swaddle dogs of all sizes in swanky threads and fill their treasure chests with the finest leather rawhides. Proud parents can primp their whistle heeders in seasonal frocks such as a reversible quilted ski parka ($40) or a sleeveless pretty bow tee ($45) while keeping obedient bottoms warm with a pair of polka-dot or candy-adorned undies ($19). In addition to cocooning four-legged newspaper couriers in luxurious beds and carriers, barking babies also decorates its décolletages with an eclectic collection of collars and leads, such as the stylish gingham harness embellished with lace and button details ($30) or a standard nylon leash to rein in smaller dogs or lasso meandering coworkers ($20). Hound hosers can enlist the spa line at the mutt boutique to keep their pups fresh with a cocktail of shea-butter shampoos, coconut-lime conditioners, and ProDental toothpaste.