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.
It looks a bit like a distant cousin of the R2-D2 droid from Star Wars: it's a modular, upright unit on four wheels with a display screen that could double for a face. But the Harmony XL laser is a primary tool the technicians at Avante Laser & Aesthetics use to beautify their clients. It addresses more than 60 skin conditions, smoothing wrinkles, fading age spots, and removing tattoos. It's also used during Avante's laser hair-removal sessions.
Avante's other main beautification device is the HydraFacial machine. This is used to suction out debris from pores and push serums deep into the face for intense hydration. It can also slough off dead skin cells and glitter makeup left over from childhood beauty pageants with its diamond-tip microdermabrasion, and it can brighten faces during LED treatments.
When Cecil B. Spa & Laser opened in 1979, it was a makeup studio—origins the team continues to honor to this day. Despite how much the salon has grown, mineral makeup lessons with Jane Iredale cosmetics remain one of the team's touchstones. During a typical session, makeup artists guide clients step by step through creating flattering custom looks that include natural lips or smoky eyes that require no matches.
Today the spa branches out far beyond makeup with a host of wellness and beauty treatments. The spa utilizes the Italian wax Comfort Zone, which promotes slower and finer hair growth. Massages, for example, range from classic Swedish kneads to Western Thai massage, a mix of pressure point work and stretching. Laser beauty services, meanwhile, include laser hair removal and a cocktail of laser treatments designed to nonsurgically produce the look of a facelift.
Cutting-edge technology and New Age philosophies collide at Canadian MediPain Clinic, where treatments are based on groundbreaking medical research, but remain entirely noninvasive. GaitScan technology puts the focus on the feet, capturing 2-D and 3-D representations of pressure distribution to help identify improper alignments impacting other joints throughout the body. Canadian MediPain Clinic also has a location based in Calgary.
Highgate Sports Clinic owner Dennis Drummond didn't start his career in sports rehabilitation, but that gives him a wide arsenal of western and holistic treatments with which to treat his patients. His team of doctors draw on every method available to them, from acupuncture and holistic life advice to chiropractic treatments. Services focus on prevention with natural health supplements and live-blood analysis, but they also tackle more complicated issues, such as disease, back pain, and athletic injuries.
Highgate's clients can take advantage of the manifold benefits of acupuncture, and Dr. Ranjit S. Sandhu can supplement their treatments with a wide array of chiropractic techniques such as the Gonstead, the activator method, and extremity adjusting. Dr. Sandhu and the rest of the staff also use advanced technologies to precisely analyze misalignments and energy maps throughout the body.
The aestheticians at Dream Beauty Lounge use both traditional and high-tech spa services to improve their clients' appearances. Good old-fashioned European facials leave the complexion cleansed and toned, while microdermabrasion buffs away dull skin cells through mechanical exfoliation, like a massage from a rough-handed robot. Waxing treatments render body parts hair-free for a few weeks, whereas laser hair removal yields longer-lasting results.