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'.
The aestheticians at Pretty Woman Salon and Spa take a med-spa approach to pampering the hands and feet of both ladies and gentlemen. The mani-pedi begins as spa specialists compose a freestyle rap about each guest's name before offering coffee or tea, then lead the way to a two-chair pedicure room equipped with a private foot shower. Aestheticians assess nail health prior to placing paws and hooves into a softening Gehwol soak, prepping nails and cuticles for a meticulous grooming while leaving calluses defenseless against a contouring file. After talons get gussied up for a hand model audition, a combination scrub and massage showers attention on appendages, boosting circulation with 5–10 minutes of bodywork from foot to knee and hand to elbow. Upon hearing extremities purr, nail techs then apply OPI polish in a choice of colour and kitten-attraction rating. Those seeking more luxurious adornment may upgrade to a shellac treatment for an additional fee.
Holistic wellness is infinitely faceted—from anxiety to weight fluctuations to signs of aging, people have a spectrum of personal health concerns. Fortunately for all, the savvy, versatile team at Oakville Spa and Wellness Centre is prepped to support clients with an array of med-spa services. Massage, acupuncture, and reflexology ease stress and support overall wellbeing, while aromatherapy facials, Shellac mani-pedis, and laser hair removal keep up appearances. But the centre's nonsurgical facelift epitomizes the fusion of wellness and spa services by tightening the skins without scars, injections, or the last wish from a lamp-bound genie.
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