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.
The small staff of laser technicians and aestheticians at Thornhill Skin Clinic take their cues from founder-owner Shawn Solomon, who's shared her knowledge of Botox and other injectables on Daytime Toronto. She makes a good guest, since her experience at the clinic has made her an expert in that field as well as in fraxel laser resurfacing, salicylic peels, and other skin services that defy the aging process without causing clients to forfeit their grown-up rights to eat cartoons for dinner.
Skin Medx's founder and CEO Gail Robertson carries more than a decade of experience in cosmetic skin treatments, building up a reputation that has made her a popular speaker at many educational industry engagements. Her expertise aids her on a daily basis as she works with each member of her staff—including medical director Dr. Amir Rouzati—to help clients achieve the look they desire and feel more confident in their skin. Before treatments, Gail and her team consult with clients or their household's diplomatic ambassador to design a minimally invasive plan that can potentially erase cosmetic issues such as unwanted hair, wrinkles, and scars with peels, lasers, and other therapies. Keeping safety a main priority, each treatment at Skin Medx is selected for its properties of working quickly and being safe for use on all skin types.
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.
The aestheticians at Beauty One 1 Spa & Weightloss Centre primp faces and slim bodies using an arsenal of traditional and high-tech techniques. The menu of services, listed in both English and Chinese, includes cleansing facials and Black Doll laser facials, which rely on carbon powder and light energy to improve the complexion. In addition to applying indelible eyebrow and eyeliner with permanent cosmetics, they also remove unwanted tattoos with laser treatments. They also aim their beams to remove patrons' unwanted hair. Herbal and essential oil tonics help clients drop inches before swimsuit season or International Streaking Day.
Trained at Missisauga's Britain Institute for aesthetics, the beauty professionals at NiaSol Anti-Aging & Laser Clinic help guests look their best in a luxuriously relaxing environment. Micro-current facelifts—the center's specialty—perk up skin by stimulating facial muscles with tiny electrical charges. Other services include laser-based hair reduction, microdermabrasion treatments, and eyelash extensions that make peepers stand out and help you cement your position as the office's best butterfly kisser.