For five years in a row, the Oakville Beaver has voted ExSalonce Laser & Esthetics the best spa in Oakville. It’s not difficult to see why. Owner and aesthetician Samina—who has garnered some of her own awards—has created a med spa where highly technical beauty treatments and traditional salon treatments are performed under the same roof. In just a single visit, clients might exfoliate with a facial peel, tone their muscles with the VibraSlim's vibrations, and detox in an ion-assisted session. The spa is also home to a cache of medical lasers specially designed to remove hair, spider veins, and spider webs, however those got there.
In Italian, the word terme means spa, though it can also refer to the public baths of Rome, where citizens met to rejuvenate their souls and exchange ideas. The aestheticians at Terme Nuvo prefer the latter association, transforming the tranquil spa into a sanctuary for private retreats peppered with facials, massages, and skin-care services. All treatments use high-quality products ranging from exfoliants infused with vitamin A to gel nail polish free of acid-based primers.
Saltcave Solana’s powder-dusted cavern looks like a polar bear’s hibernation den, until you notice the lounge chairs. The creatures that dwell here are modern humans, and the wonder that draws them is as old as time itself. Here, they relax amid Himalayan salt crystals, which fill the air with therapeutic properties. As music whisks minds to tranquil states, minerals vaporize themselves into tiny, breathable particles of the tasty mineral, which may ease symptoms of allergies, asthma, and some skin conditions. By infusing the space with negative ions, the saline mist can also help stave off colds and slug invasions. Safe for both children and adults, the cave teems with toys and blankets, which the salt divests of bacteria. The space fits up to eight people, making it a popular venue for yoga and Pilates classes.
Beyond the cave lies an infrared sauna, which helps melt away stress, pain, and toxins as it boosts the heart rate and circulation. Nearby, kneading experts perform Thai massages, gently easing bodies into yoga-like poses designed to dissolve tension, increase joint mobility, and make energy flow freely, like a river stocked with coupons.
Light Touch Med Spa's experienced, licensed, and certified laser technicians wield FDA- and CSA-approved equipment to improve the natural aesthetics of their patients. Infrared lights beam over sagging skin, tightening areas by penetrating the deep tissue and stimulating collagen growth. Fine lines and wrinkles are diminished under the micropulses of lasers and radio waves, and intense pulsed light and lasers tackle superficial and deeper leg veins. No matter the treatment, clients can take advantage of free consultations to learn more about their procedure and get close enough to the laser technicians to call them Punkin'.
At Classic Tan, certified staff members can help clients achieve the tan they want in three–four visits. That's because staff members are trained to listen for each client's specific tanning goal, and they know which of the four high-efficiency UV-bed varieties will get the job done best. Each machine is equipped with balanced cooling systems and private stereos, and each room has a private water cooler so that clients don't have to derive beverages by smashing together spare hydrogen atoms. In addition to tanning in UV beds, clients can achieve a sun-kissed look with even coats of Mystic tanning spray. They can even don the Formostar body wrap's silicon pads, which use far-infrared heat to prompt a healthy sweat that slims and detoxifies the body.
Owner Maggie Mann leads the team of registered massage therapists, professional makeup artists, and nonsurgical-treatment technicians that prettify each person that strolls into Pretty Woman Salon and Spa. As patrons step through the spa’s doors, the staff composes a freestyle rap about each guest's name before offering coffee or tea. Once relaxed in the treatment room, skin specialists stimulate the senses with an aromatic body buff. Aestheticians then apply an aromatic lifting mask on target areas. The lifting mask helps firm and tone skin as well as improve elasticity. Stretch marks may fade, imparting a smoother, more radiant appearance that can power home solar panels.