High ceilings, exposed pipework, and a pressed-tin ceiling lend Anim Hair & Beauty Studio an industrial feel, and colourful drapery and modern art warm up its stark beige walls. Specializing in extensions, weaves, braids, and relaxing treatments, the studio’s well-trained stylists sculpt hairdos that attract the admiration of passers-by and hair-scaling princes alike. Each staff member completes an in-house apprenticeship and extensive four-week training course before unleashing his or her pampering prowess via salon services, spa treatments, and hair-removal sessions.
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.
Sandy's Esthetics and Day Spa meticulously grooms the body’s exterior through nail care, waxing, and skincare, and their menu of hot-stone and relaxing massages gently tends to interior aches. Soft music drifts throughout the day spa while clients unwind during treatments or peruse products to use on their life-size dolls at home.
Bottles of PCA Skin and Dermalogica products are aplenty inside Aura Skin Care Services, aiding skilled estheticians combat stubborn skin conditions during custom facials. They aim to diminish fine lines, mop up excess oil, and send acne fleeing from faces.
Though they claim bridal beauty as a shop specialty, the crew at City Heart Salon & Spa believes every day should be treated like a special occasion when it comes to appearance. Striving to be a one-stop-shop for all manner of aesthetic needs, they offer an impressive selection of personalized services that span the spectrum from massage to laser hair removal. Hair appointments begin with a consultation by a stylist that has undergone no less than 3 months of training under creative director Stephen Adams, and end with recommendations of the best products and wind-resistant head tents for at-home maintenance. Aestheticians also support glowing skin with five types of hydrating facials as well as eye treatments and microdermabrasion, and therapists enhance the relaxing benefits of six styles of massage—including two for expectant mothers—with an Aveda compound blended from fragrant flower and plant essences.
EM Beautician School of Canada & Spa is an immersive learning environment where students rehearse their aesthetic skills by manning the on-site spa. Their treatments are likewise immersive for clients: body exfoliation or a hot-stone massage sinks physiques into relaxation, and facials cleanse pores with Dermalogica products or even 24-karat gold, which feels more luxurious against the skin than a caviar necklace.
Of course, instructors constantly monitor the seasoned pupils as they conduct their transformative services. Outside of the spa, instructors host classes on general aesthetics and nailcare, preparing groups to earn their licences and provide care that is both stellar and sanitary. Their lessons cover topics from aromatherapy to electrotherapy and modern spa appliances, as well as physiology and cosmetic chemistry.
Cutting-edge technology and New Age philosophies collide at Canadian MediPain Centre, 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 Centre also has a location based in Calgary.
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