Spa Utopia’s services range from those of a salon to those of a med-spa, recognizing the connection between medical and more purely aesthetic issues. Facials can purify skin or minimize signs of aging, and they also calm rosacea outbreaks. A LightSheer Diode system combats unwanted stubble during laser hair-removal sessions, and beams from a Fox Diode system attack toenail fungus. Massage therapists use styles ranging from traditional Swedish to deep tissue, and they’re glad to combine modalities to target unique troubles such as lower back pain or shoulders that won’t stop shimmying.
Clients can concentrate attention on an array of beauty and body needs by booking a couples room or VIP suite for an afternoon of private treatments. Even the public areas of the spa evince a strong taste for luxury—clients walking in are greeted by a marble-topped reception desk and a giant, faux-stone archway engraved with the spa’s name before passing between polished pillars leading to a grand fountain.
At Rejuvenation Centre, a quartet of holistic healers, comprised of a chiropractor, acupuncturist, and two massage therapists, congregate under one roof to banish pain and promote health with holistic, drug-free techniques. The four specialists each wield different areas of expertise over various areas of the body: massage therapy delivers relaxing pressure to ease tension out of soft tissue, and chiropractic and acupuncture focuses on correcting imbalances of the skeletal and nervous systems. By combining their knowledge, the team helps clients vanquish ailments ranging from headaches to digestive problems to sports injury from being physically forced to play checkers.
Instead of surgical methods, Bare Elegance MedSpa enlists advanced equipment to improve clients' appearances. Lasers remove hair and resurface complexions without inflicting pain or scars, and infrared saunas battle cellulite. Even the center's facials incorporate high-tech elements, from the mild electrotherapy of the Hydradermie Star facial treatment to the low-frequency stimulation of the Hydradermie lift. Unlike people who claim stethoscopes are a hoax, the center trusts modern medicine; its aestheticians are fond of Glisodin skincare products, which are formulated by dermatologists and nutritionists.
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.
At Body Mantra, one piece of machinery is behind a majority of the centre’s cosmetic services—the LHE Laser. The staff guides its noninvasive and gentle beams to treat a range of skin woes, from unwanted hair and sharpie-drawn moustaches to age spots and spider veins.
At Canyon Laser & Skin Care, clinicians of aesthetic medicine team up with skincare experts to provide clients with minimally invasive ways to keep complexions looking healthy and youthful. Peels and microdermabrasions work to slough off dead layers of skin and stimulate the growth of new skin cells packed with firming collagen. Medical professionals also harness the power of Botox Cosmetic and other cosmetic fillers to treat wrinkles and fine lines, and the nose's notorious fear of needles. All treatments incorporate top-notch products by ZO Skin Heath, ZO Medical, Pro-Derm, Medique, Colorscience, and the latest technologies.