Named for the Hindu goddess Sita, Sitamaa Day Spa offers state-of-the-art medical and aesthetic treatments in a peaceful, nurturing environment. During the non-invasive, 25-minute pigmentation removal procedure, a SharpLight laser breaks down discoloured tissue into tiny particles that are shed within one to two weeks with natural exfoliation and persistent nagging. Since the procedure has little to no downtime, clients can leave immediately afterwards to stroll through the nearby galleries and boutiques of stylish Bloor-Yorkville. Treatments can focus on up to four areas at one appointment, and clients will usually see results after three to six sessions. Sitamaa Day Spa's décor, like its services, fuse ancient wisdom with modern style—clients check in at a sleek, modern reception area accented by an ornately carved antique gate, next to a row of steam-powered ray guns and a holographic cotton gin.
The cosmetic caretakers at In Style Salon & Spa come from all over the world to sculpt hairdos, apply makeup, and soothe the body with acupuncture and massage. At individual stations—stark black islands against the neutral wash of the walls—cosmeticians curl locks and pamper feet between gauzy curtains. Flowers and other greenery soften the space, bringing in a breath of nature without the need to invite a panting bear.
Sugar 'n Spice offers a plethora of services to get clients' hat buffers and head-band cushions looking better than a wig made from billion dollar bills. Transform dull, staticky locks to LCD-screen high definition with a full colour ($85+) and cut ($60+), or give your 'do a double whammy of colour with the double process, which includes a full colour and highlights ($160+). Brides-to-be will want to lift up locks with an updo ($90+), and those looking to achieve that clean but sexy look can select a simple wash and style ($50+). Eliminate the emptiness felt after Maybelline commercials and flutter ocular orbs with the grace of a Disney princess after the experts at Sugar 'n Spice fit your peepers with eyelash extensions ($160 for a full set).
At the women-only Morning Glory Salon & Spa, beauty specialists strive to leave women refreshed and relaxed from head to toe, enhancing visits with complimentary hand massages and paraffin treatments. A waterfall gently trickles and calming music plays as staffers exfoliate skin with sea salt and soothe muscles with hot-stone massages. For the signature deep-cleansing facial with aromatherapy, guests retreat to softly lit treatment rooms swathed in drapery. In the salon, stylists enhance hair's natural lustre by adding highlights, braids, extensions, or tiny prints of Hubble telescope images. A separate area for nail services boasts cushioned pedicure thrones, wood floors, and floral accents.
Centred around a tranquil solarium, Shizen Spa cossets corporal kingdoms with serenity-infusing massages, facials, and nail-care services. Prepare for upcoming thumb-war competitions with a custom manicure, during which a nail whisperer coddles appendage enders with a soak, nail trim, scrub, and hand massage ($50), or mow down body fringe with a brow shaping ($20), traditional bikini wax ($25), or underarm hair removal ($15). Visitors escape into private treatment rooms where all-natural antioxidants just back from performing standup at a vitamin conference star in the organic sacred nature facial ($100).
The privately owned and operated healery boasts a registered and highly trained staff of massage, naturopathic, and chiropractic experts to help your body and mind achieve a greater sense of wellness. Prove to the knotty muscles in your back that you've got their back with one of Gesund's Swedish ($45+), relaxation ($45+), aromatherapy ($35+), and hot-stone ($100+) massages, or choose to center a wandering Qi with a massage and acupuncture assessment combo ($140). Chiropractic treatments at Gesund help bend and straighten twisted or troublesome spines ($85 for initial visits), while the naturopathic medicine services blend modern scientific knowledge with natural forms of medicine and tonic water to create a self-healing state of wellness.