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Ensconced in the verdant foliage of Galiano Island on a resort site dating back to the 1930s, Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa provides a calm respite with 20 ocean-side suites, outdoor gardens, and elegant dining. Spa suites with fireplaces and massage tables and villa suites equipped with an attached kitchen and outdoor bath provide views of the beach and whales on human-watching tours. Resort bistro staff serves wood-grilled pizzas on an outdoor terrace, and Flores del Iris Gardens beckons visitors into a labyrinth of steams, ponds, and native and foreign fauna with wooden decks built around natural features. Depending on the season, activities such as eco-tours, kayaking, hiking and cycling, tennis, and scuba diving grant visitors ample opportunities to explore the island and escape truancy officers. Modelled as a European-style spa, Madrona del Mar Spa invokes the healing philosophy of its oceanic surroundings. Therapists swaddle faces, hands, feet, and bodies in natural, indigenous products harvested from British Columbia's west coast, saving clients from having to saddle a manatee and collect their own. As they assess client ailments, spa technicians administer 10 types of seaside or indoor massages, fruit-infused body wraps, and sugar-based body scrubs. Additionally, a private mineral sea flotation bath and glass-enclosed yoga studios provide ample space for alternate relaxation.
134 Madrona Drive
Galiano Island,
BC
CA
Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia and her husband, Sergio, have won the trust of even the most discerning clientele. They started with just a 650-square-foot space at the Century Plaza Hotel & Spa. Today, Absolute Spa spans 11 locations that have racked up more than 50 awards, including a pick as a top 10 Vancouver spa on Examiner.com and Business of the Year award from West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce in 2010. They have also attracted celebrity clients including Elle MacPherson and Gwyneth Paltrow. Many à la carte items and spa packages draw on extracts from healing substances, such as sandalwood, kaolin clay, and Spanish sweet-orange blossoms. After each service, Absolute's team tutors clients in how to maintain results at home. Beyond improving clients' sense of well-being, Wendy strives to improve the lives of children by spearheading multiple philanthropic ventures, such as the annual Century Plaza Hotel & Spa Women's Media Golf Classic, which has raised more than $2.6 million for charity.
900 Georgia St W
Vancouver,
BC
CA
Whether you're looking for an afternoon retreat or a full day of indulgence, Absolute Essence Laser and Beauty Room will pamper you with treatments designed to relieve stress and reinvigorate your skin's natural radiance. The spa's massage therapists use organic aromatherapy oils to accentuate the rejuvenating benefits of their treatments, although an aromatherapy shower (sans massage) is also an option. In addition to custom-making their own beauty products, the aestheticians perform personalized facials to treat dehydrated skin and leave countenances as radiant as an electric eel in an aquarium filled with batteries. Manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyebrow shaping, and other body therapies round out the spa's menu of indulgent treatments.
Coal Harbour 1128 West Hastings St., unit 1150
Vancouver,
BC
CA
Over the course of the last 15 years, Natasha Kirillov has helped countless clients regain their youthful glows with a full suite of skin services. When she’s not working on celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Bridget Fonda, and Gillian Anderson, Kirillov can be found at her studio performing waxes, massages, and other body treatments—treatments that include facials powered by such brands as Peau Vive, a luxurious line known for producing potent, vegan formulas.
3195 Granville St
Vancouver,
BC
CA
Healing others has been a part of Neata Auttapong?s life since she was a child growing up in Thailand, where, as Fresh Vancouver noted, she began learning the art of Thai massage at the age of 12. Years of learning holistic practices from the top healers in Thailand eventually led Neata to Vancouver, and since arriving, she?s opened three Sabai Thai Spa locations. Perhaps the spa?s expansion can be chalked up to the waterfall of accolades it?s gained, including praise from The Express show on Shaw TV and from _Coco Magazine_in Japan. At each location, staff members reach for ?minence Organic Skin Care products during nine types of facials, and they send clients home with organic products from Dannyco and SpaRitual. Sabai?s menus are also packed with 14 types of massages, which clients can enhance with aromatic scents, exfoliating body wraps, and a refreshing mani-pedi that leaves digits cleaner than Mr. Clean?s morning kids show after the censors get through with it.
1867 Marine Dr.
West Vancouver,
BC
CA
Today, Bloom Essentials owners Nicole and Kim might be better known as the team behind the nail designs that earned a top ranking from the Georgia Straight Readers Choice awards. The duo grew up to run a spa that prefers fun over high-tech gadgetry, and where the aestheticians?nicknamed "Bloomers"?treat each client as if they were an old childhood friend. Of course, the friendly demeanour isn?t the only thing attracting visitors. For more than a decade, Bloom?s knowledgeable nail artists have dolled up toes with intricate handcrafted nail art, giving customers creative reign to dictate designs that could include zebra stripes, handlebar moustaches, or holiday characters. The trendy nail salon also offers full-body waxing and custom facials and churns out its own custom-made pedicure cream, which clients can purchase to keep toes soft between visits. And as if the beauty treatments weren't enough, a boutique area allows patrons to peruse items, accessories such as cutesy aprons and sparkling bracelets, and the occasional little black dress made from old nail-polish bottles.
1854 1st Ave. W
Vancouver,
BC
CA
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