Laser Light and Sound tones and pampers client bodies with an array of laser- and sound-wave-based procedures. Health Canada–approved and featured on a variety of television programs, Zerona treatments shape bodies and reduce fat through the noninvasive rays of Erchonia cold-laser therapy. Though ineffective against most supervillains, the cold lasers swiftly emulsify subcutaneous adipose tissue in up to 10 areas at once, including stomach, back, hips, thighs, buttocks, chin, neck, and arms. Low-level-laser stimulation disrupts fat-cell membranes, gently releasing cellular contents into the surrounding space without damage to nearby capillaries or civilian cells. Superfluous fat-cell contents leave the body during its normal detoxification cycles with the aid of white blood cells.
Impressions Skin Care Inc.’s veteran team—which includes an acupuncturist and doctor of Chinese medicine—unleashes the body’s self-healing powers with facials, massages, and foot reflexology. Drawing on sea plankton-based Bioceane products as well as formulas from Payot and Luzern, facials detox and tone skin, lending skin a youthful glow without taping baby pictures to it. The same products fuel massages that mix multiple modalities to scatter stress to the four winds, and therapists double down on the healing for calming couples sessions. Foot massages, meanwhile, stimulate reflexology-style pressure points to facilitate full-body wellness after a soothing herbal footbath.
Amid warm-toned walls, decorative screens, and pastel paintings, Shelley Rinas puts lasers to work to oust unwanted body hair, minimize the appearance of brown spots and varicose veins, and tighten skin with four categories of treatments. An electrologist for more than 25 years, Ms. Rinas has continued her education to keep herself up-to-date with newer laser technologies, such as IPL.
To slow the aging process, the staff at Almost Famous Laser Corp opts for advanced technologies. For instance, the Elōs-powered Syneron eMax laser removes unwanted hair, pigmentation, and spider veins, and the ReFirme and Triniti treatments help tighten skin. For more traditional cosmetic care, they also can rejuvenate complexions using chemical peels.
Ziva Organic Spa and Wellness Centre, an eco healing oasis in the heart of downtown Courtenay, has been created to soothe mind, body and soul in deep relaxation and bliss. We are dedicated to provide our clients with top quality body treatments and the finest handmade organic body care products.
VI Fitness?a workout mainstay with a dozen locations peppering Vancouver Island?splits its real estate between coed and women?s only gyms. Coed locations line the floors with a wide variety of strength and stability equipment, free weights, and cardio machines; women?s locations host a similar array of gear but in designs tailored specifically for women. The two gym models are otherwise similar, hosting yoga classes and group exercise courses such as VI Fitness?s signature indoor cycling.
Alternatively, each gym?s team of personal trainers creates customized regimens for patrons with the help of the Polar BodyAge system that measures individual fitness levels. The sessions also motivate athletes and ensure they use proper technique, significantly reducing the risk of injury, overexertion, or the embarrassment of accidentally bench-pressing a treadmill. The on-site child minding watches over exercisers? little ones while secure rental lockers keep personal effects locked up.