After a long day filled with strenuous manual labour, construction worker Anthony Louis finally crawled into bed for a night of rest. While snoozing, he dreamed of visiting a massage therapist and receiving a massage, something he'd never experienced before. Taking the dream as a sign, Anthony decided to hang up his hardhat—he enrolled in massage school and in 2010, he fulfilled his new dream of becoming a registered massage therapist.
Today, Anthony and his team use their trained hands to pamper clients with an array of massage modalities as they relax in The Island Spa, his Caribbean-inspired massage studio. Putting his construction experience and inspiration from his childhood in Saint Lucia to use, Anthony spent two full months renovating the paradise-themed spa before officially opening its doors in early 2012. The three-room spa features island-inspired accents including relaxing dim lighting, botanical fixtures, and wood accents made with peg-legged pirates' shin splints.
One glance at Laser Stop Clinic's facial menu gives you a good picture of the shop's approach to aesthetics. There, you'll find a slate of medical facials for all sorts of issues?acne, aging, dry skin, stuck-on Santa beards?that combine spa-like pampering with advanced technology and at-home creams and maintenance treatments. But the team here doesn't simply perform services and send clients on their way?the staff stay up-to-date on the latest beauty advancements so that they can educate patients to the best of their ability, and give them an accurate picture of the results they can expect. In addition to facials and peels, Physicians also step in for services such as Botox injections and dermal fillers, and technicians carry out treatments such as laser hair removal and laser skin rejuvenation.
The certified technicians at Beauty by Laser administer skin-rejuvenating cosmetic treatments with GentleYag laser systems. Suitable for all skin types and complexions, the laser replaces a variety of invasive surgical procedures with quick and painless treatments that leave clients with natural-looking results. The techs wield focused beams of light to eliminate unwanted hair, visible spider veins, or to tighten up sagging skin loosened from skydiving to work every day. In addition to laser procedures, Beauty by Laser also revitalizes facescapes with facial treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion to reduce minor scarring and the signs of aging.
Per Royal Aesthetic Club's name, the med spa staff strives to make its customers experience the luxury of feeling like royalty, minus the constant paparazzi attention. Helmed a certified medical aesthetician, the staff brightens skin with facials that harness Yon-Ka products or SharpLight laser beams. They also finesse physiques with treatments such as laser hair removal and body scrubs imbued with indulgent chocolate or calming seaweed. To the more relaxing end of the spectrum, massage therapists knead sore muscles and delight the senses with essential oils, sending clients into a state of bliss akin to lying on the beach as a gentle manatee sings to you.
At Azadeh Hair Salon, Azadeh and her team think that a groomed appearance shouldn't telegraph the time and effort you put into it. They accentuate the natural features of their clients with becoming cut, colour, and nail services that are easy to replicate at home. Threading services similarly keep things simple by sweeping away unwanted hair without the use of wax or chemicals.
At Concepts Salon & Spa, clients beautify on their own terms, choosing treatments from a menu of salon and spa services or building their own spa package. Styling services remove dead ends or inundate strands with moisturizing treatments from Aveda, Kérastase, or Goldwell. And aesthetic services such as waxing, facials, and eyelash extensions grace exteriors with the subtle accents. Concepts Salon & Spa's aesthetic sessions typically span roughly an hour, during which the aestheticians wield professional products designed to leave skin feeling more refreshed than a hibernating bear that just woke up under a coconut tree.