Abenz Day Spa & Boutique displays a range of environmentally friendly products made by the Hungarian company Éminence. Shot through with organic and hand-picked fruits, vegetables, and herbs sourced from small farms, the chemical-free serums safely cleanse and rejuvenate skin during four relaxing one-hour facials chock full of grapefruit enzymes, cocoa, and paprika.
Yet the nourishing and acne-fighting treatments are only part of what Abenz Day Spa & Boutique has to offer. Staff members also man the serene spa room, where they dissipate stress, tension, and awkward silences between shoulder blades with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. Meanwhile, skin specialists use warm wax to free limbs, body, and face of superfluous hair. Hints of mango, raspberry, and chocolate scents flood the nail corner, where diligent techs spend up to an hour exfoliating skin and polishing nails during mani-pedis. Free underground parking is available to shelter clients' automobiles from the elements.
Katie Marshall's beauty mastery stretches beyond her aesthetics practice. Trained at Vogue Esthetics College and Sternberg College, the certified medical aesthetics practitioner has amassed a deep understanding of how treatments interact with various skin types. During brief consultations, she assesses each new client's skin using a special magnifier that reveals the epidermal effects of genes and lifestyle. Taking into consideration individual goals and whether or not any groundhogs popped out of the pores to see their shadows, she then charts a custom treatment course. Katie is certified to administer an ever-expanding assortment of treatments, including Ultra Sonic facial, waxing, and PCA clinical facials.
Signature Service: Sinchloss toning and fat reduction
Brands Used: Sinchloss
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking garage
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Please wear undergarments you are comfortable being seen in by the therapist.
The technicians at Skin Tightening & Body Contouring at New West Hot Yoga rely on Sinchloss to tighten and tone bodies. Using a combination of medical-grade electrical muscle stimulation and heat diathermy wraps, they contour bodies, tighten skin, and boost lymph flow.
The gentle electric currents tone underlying muscles in such areas as the arms, back, stomach, thighs, and hips. This can help make these areas look more chiseled than a block of cheese in Michelangelo's fridge, plus many athletes use similar muscle-stimulation technology to enhance their athletic performance. The currents work in conjunction with heat wraps, which raise the body's internal temperature to promote detoxification and even relieve joint pain. Similarly, Sinchloss can tone the underlying muscles in the face, which helps lift sagging facial features.
Housed within a sleek and modern space, Gallery-The Spa remains unwaveringly committed to time-honored spa treatments that put clients at ease while highlighting their natural beauty. The spa's technicians perform a wide variety of nail treatments, gussying up fingers and toes with classic mani-pedis, soothing paraffin dips, and decorative nail art. Beyond digits, the spa?s aestheticians pamper clients head-to-toe with everything from nourishing facial treatments to full-body massage therapy.
Professional-grade products give the staff members the tools they need to safely and effectively treat an array of cosmetic concerns. To help clients address these concerns at home, Gallery-The Spa stays stocked with products such as Dermalogica skincare balms and chip-resistant Gelish nail polishes, which can last as long as three weeks, much like a pre-Internet debate about President Andrew Jackson?s middle name.
In June of 2012, Shona Shuter took the leap. After many years in the beauty industry, she decided to follow her passions by becoming the new owner of Aquaterra Beauty and Wellness. Under her leadership, Aquaterra was renovated and saw its menu of treatments blossom to include Shona’s favourite luxuries. The end result was a tranquil beauty haven where worries slide away as clients enjoy facials with hand-harvested Seaflora products or surround themselves with the scents of the forest, ocean, or summer during five types of signature massages. Shona is especially excited to offer her guests the Universal Contour Wrap, which works to whittle away at least 6 inches from frames. The body wrap’s clay formula helps tighten and tone physiques while also exfoliating the skin, rendering bodies smooth enough to slip out dollhouse windows unnoticed.
With dramatic chandeliers, sweeping curves of dark wood, and full-length mirrors, Telio Hair Studio doesn’t look like a barbershop. But it still aims to make men feel comfortable getting a precision haircut—or, for that matter, a scalp massage, sports pedicure, or other treatment from a full list of men’s services. Even in the midst of luxurious spa services, such as aromatic plant-based facials and toning anti-aging treatments, staff maintain a welcoming atmosphere toward all guests, giving trims to even the tiniest tots who aren’t losing their baby hair quickly enough. In addition to its home base in a North Vancouver bungalow, the studio recently opened a second location just down the road from the Sperling SkyTrain station in Burnaby.