When resort guests want vacations from their vacations, the quadrilateral Beyond Wrapture Mind and Body Care transports them out of the country. The four spas have no airports, however—instead, they’ve simply named and modelled their spaces after coveted destinations. Both the Coast Capri Hotel and Big White Ski Resort embrace a meditative asian theme. Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa’s Manhattan room and Central Park pedicure stations evoke New York chic, whereas Lake Okanagan Resort Spa pairs its shoreline views with Moroccan-inspired baths and palatial treatment areas.
Despite their distinct designs, the spas share a common aim: simultaneous pampering of the body, mind, and soul. And although they mimic faraway settings, their services prioritize homegrown ingredients blended into their own essential oils, scrubs, and lotions for specialty procedures. Vinotherapy massages, for example, harness the healing properties of grape antioxidants with formulas made from local winery byproducts, including grape stems, skins, and pips, and overripe grapes that are about to mature into apples. The massages pair well with such luxurious services as honey-wine wraps and Okanagan grape-pip scrub.
Certified technician Kelly MacDonald knows firsthand the transformative power of modern skincare technology. After receiving successful treatments herself, she decided to pursue a career in med-spa services, studying with surgeon-turned-researcher Dr. Yousef Shihab at the Cosmedic Laser Institute in Vancouver. MacDonald is now the owner and operator of Neos Wellness Spa, a joint venture undertaken with her fiancé. She uses her practice as a platform to directly share her experiences with others instead of through impersonal skywriting. MacDonald fulfills that mission by keeping fingers on the pulse of the latest products and aesthetic developments in laser, radio-frequency, and ultrasound technology. Her spa features an entire staff of employees that are all physician-trained. After a complimentary consultation to discuss each patient's goals, she recommends the best approach to address acne and spider veins or fine lines and other signs of aging. MacDonald employs the multi-function laser's intense pulsed light to disable follicles and remove hair. To target excess weight, she performs radio-frequency treatments and ultrasonic wave techniques that shrink fat cells so much, Rick Moranis couldn't find them in his backyard.
Natural Beauty Salon & Spa?s eight stylists pamper their clients with custom cuts and colours, working in tandem with a specialized team of aestheticians and laser technicians. The technicians wield Chromogenex?s Phaser EPL machine, whose beams can permanently reduce unwanted hair, rejuvenate skin, or combat acne. For more hands-on treatments, aestheticians can massage aching muscles, manicure nails, and add glittery accessories to smiles without bedazzling old retainers. Visitors can complement their new looks with finds from the salon?s shelves of accessories, which spotlight purses, scarves, and statement jewellery.
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Gleaming red cabinets and oversized pop-art prints surround the team of stylists at Serendipity Salon & Day Spa as they artfully sculpt hair and add colour dimension with expertly placed foil highlights and strands of tinsel. With a commitment to quality rather than quantity, the staffers also tend to clients' skin with an octet of facials and bronze bodies using a standup tanning booth. They even take care of clients down to the little toe with french-tipped nails and a vanilla-bean paraffin treatment. And to ensure their customers have a relaxing and empowering experience, the staff members strive to get to know clients personally so they can tailor services and entrance music to their wishes.
Kelowna Lash and Laser enhances appearances in a full-scale salon-spa with peels and microdermabrasion facials, mink lash extensions, waxing, and IPL laser hair-removal treatments. The owner, Coral—a certified laser technician, certified eyelash extensionist, and trainer—specializes in anti-aging skincare and revamps visages with photorejuvenation facials and radio-frequency skin treatments that reduce cellulite and leave surfaces firmer than the government's stance on anti-gravity rights. Kelowna Lash and Laser sells and uses Cellex-C Skin Care Professional Products.