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.
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.
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.
Holly Dufour named Inner Peace Wellness Centre, her health haven nestled in the Okanagan Valley, after her conviction that optimal wellness should come from within, aided by all-natural detoxification methods that restore the body's natural balance. The facility offers an array of alternative therapies including healing massage, infrared sauna, and detox body wraps. Reflexology treatments apply pressure to reflexes in the feet in order to relieve tension and improve circulation in the body. Ionic footbaths send ions into the body through pores in the feet in order to neutralize oppositely charged toxins. This helps the body flush out these toxins.
Serenity Aesthetics Laser & Advanced Skin Care helps both men and women beautify their bodies. Certified laser technicians and aestheticians Janice Lawson and Jessica Wenger administer prettifying facial treatments and wield GentleLase laser hair-removal devices to help women oust fuzz from bikini areas and help men groom their shoulder blades' sideburns.
Within Raynor Massage's new and expanded facility, international massage instructor Terry Masson and his team practices a modality called Raynor Massage. Naturopath Brandon Raynor developed this bodywork system to resolve bodily and emotional tension with deep pressure applied at the patient's tolerance threshold. Raynor Massage calls for some degree of patient participation through directed breathing, a practice familiar to Masson through his experience with yoga, qigong, and having a pulse. Since 2007, he's incorporated the modality while working with Olympic athletes and members of the British Women's National Rowing team.