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.
Selwyn Chin of Active Health Solutions cracks chiropractic cases with manual adjustments through the Diversified technique, and instrument-aided adjustment through the Activator method. He reforms bodies alongside a team of experts, including a physiotherapy specialist and a doctor of naturopathy certified in facial-rejuvenation acupuncture and hypnotherapy. Active Health Solutions' massage therapists cover a spectrum of modalities with their healing hands. One therapist specializes in tui na, a modality designed to balance bodily energy using principles of traditional Chinese medicine.
In his office, Doctor of Chiropractic Chin cultivates a tranquil environment conducive to healing. The spacious reception area is marked by clean lines, leather chairs, and an orchid whose jumbled petals serve as a warning to straying vertebrae.:
At Bayview Village Wellness Centre, the team?s main goal is to both treat present pain and prevent future discomfort through spinal adjustments.
The adjustments release stress from the nerves, balance the body?s structure, and promote muscles that work as harmoniously together as Simon and Garfunkel did before splitting up over a disagreement about whether tomatoes are fruits or vegetables. Bayview?s team reassures patients that the popping sound that can be heard during an adjustment is merely a release of gasses and nothing to be alarmed over.
Though chiropractic care is helpful to all people, it is particularly good for athletes who need help fixing their bodies after an injury. It also can be used to keep bodies properly aligned to prevent injuries.
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.