The staff at Essence Massage & Spa channels its collective training and expertise to raise spirits, minimize stress, and give appearances a full revival. To that end, registered massage practitioners dole out relaxation and deep-tissue massages. Aestheticians combat skin problems with deep-cleansing and anti-aging facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and full-body scrubs. The spa also offers infrared-sauna sessions for detoxification and calorie burning, as well as teeth whitening, manicures, and permanent makeup.
Luxe Spa’s cohort of beauty professionals wield a variety of high-quality products, from brands such as Dermalogica and vegan Experience, to make hair and skin shine enough to distract a small dog. Aestheticians clear away acne or age-spots and hydrate dry skin during their five specialty facials, while massage therapists banish stress and unbundle knotted muscles with aromatherapy treatments. Tresses fall to the floor at the hands of experienced hairstylists, who can apply highlights or weave in feather extensions. In the nail corner, technicians dole out luxurious OPI manicures and pedicures. Luxe Spa also specializes in hair removal for face and body, enlisting a heated sugar substance in lieu of traditional waxes. :m]]
Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic's team of massage therapists, holistic practitioners, and yoga instructors strives to improve clients’ overall wellness through a combination of engaging classes and therapeutic massage. The expert yogis help students of all levels stretch out points of tension while increasing strength and flexibility within the sunny clinic's vibrant red walls accented by billowy curtains. Each instructor works with clients, customizing therapy sessions to best improve their range of movement, strength, and ability to imitate the shape of various balloon animals. To relieve sore muscles and chronic pain, the massage therapists dissolve aches with multiple modalities of massage, from the expertly placed pressure of deep-tissue massage to the body-and-mind-soothing strokes of Thai massage.
The aestheticians at Princess W, located inside Hair by Joe, revitalize bodies with a slew of soothing salon services. They keep skin smooth with body and facial waxing, pierce ears and noses, and tint brows and lashes. They also help clients take care of their outer shells with skincare tips that advise wearing sunscreen, exfoliating regularly, and getting a new foundation as you age or change races.
Randy J. Myles studied massage therapy and body kinetics in China before opening Ottawa Foot Balance, where he eases clients’ aches and pains with walk-method, deep-tissue massage and custom-made hard and soft orthotics. In each massage-therapy session, Myles’s expert feet work clients’ backs, detangling the deep muscle knots at the source of long- and short-term pain. In the orthotics lab, technicians craft nine different types of shoe inserts—including inserts appropriate for sandals—to even out unhealthy gaits, correct leg-length discrepancies, or provide cushy support for peg-legged pirates.
Guests escaping to the serenity of City Spa 560 find themselves in a sunlit oasis where experts lavish them with facials, massage therapy, and nailcare. Roughly textured brick walls flank two seating areas furnished with leather sofas, abstract paintings, invisible abstract paintings, and café-style tables. Shelves of purchasable products and manicure stations strewn with colourful polishes pop against accent walls of teal and green, and a cushioned corner of pedicure chairs makes it easy for groups of four to gab.