Beauty-Full Spa is a catchall for spa, med spa, and wellness services. The staff schedules everything from facials and massages to diamond peel microdermabrasions and laser tattoo-removal treatments. But the staff pays attention to more than just appearances. They also offer weight loss programs, cleanses, and detoxifying infrared sauna sessions, which simulate the conditions of the rain forests on Venus.
Kate Lee and Amy Yang founded IN Beauty MedSpa with the ambition to meld Eastern philosophy with Western technology. The clinic's specialists intertwine inner and outer beauty during spa services that range from facials and massages to waxing and manicures that polish the spirit's fingernails. On-site dieticians and physicians tailor individualized plans for healthy eating, exercising, and ascertaining the number of jellybeans it takes to get a stomachache.
Lee and Yang jet-set to anti-aging conferences around the world. They continually incorporate new cosmetic technologies such as the Alpha LED light spa, which uses dry heat, oxygen therapy, and near-infrared light to improve blood flow and stimulate metabolic processes. Other medically supervised treatments include focused radiofrequency sessions, which tighten and firm the body.
Past a stylish waiting room filled with leather couches and bright, fuchsia walls, Emma Skin Care's technicians battle skin encroachers with intense pulsed light systems. The technology gently heats up the epidermis to fade the look of sun damage or spider veins and blasts follicles to permanently reduce unwanted hair. The aestheticians also wield microdermabrasion's diamond-tipped wands to remove dead skin cells with a gratifying poof.
Skin & Beaute Spa's interior is as clean and tranquil as a client after one of the spa's sea-salt body scrubs. A simple white colour scheme dominates, from the tiled floor and cushy mani-pedi chairs to the ceiling, where a glass chandelier spills its light over the waiting room. An occasional flower or bamboo divider accents the space, but for the most part focus is kept on the treatments themselves, which cover a wide spectrum.
The staff exfoliate skin with microdermabrasion treatments, soothe aching muscles with hot-stone massages, and use heat blankets to detoxify the entire body, even that invisible force field that hovers around the ears. They also carefully select the products used throughout their clients' visits, which can last up to a full day. For seaweed wraps, they use Italian products from DIBI, and they treat sensitive skin with a hot foam mask from Maria Galland. They can also apply permanent makeup or recommend at-home care products to maintain more temporary makeovers. Additional services include relaxing facials, acupuncture, laser, body treatments, permanent laser hair removal, RMT, mani-pedis, waxing, and eyelash extensions. The spa is conveniently located in Markham on Woodbine and 16th Ave.
Most Popular Service: Hot stone [and] deep-tissue massage, reflexology
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Rapha Rehab's therapists combine the disciplines of physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage into cohesive treatments for clients. After providing clients with a cup of hot coffee or tea, the staff leads them to private treatments rooms. Here, therapists work to relieve tension and pain through massages, which may use natural and ayurvedic oils to reduce friction between the therapists gliding fingers and the client's skin. The wellness experts also help rehab injuries and treat conditions such as chronic bronchitis, IBS, and multiple sclerosis.
The staffers may have clients take advantage of Rapha Rehab's air-therapy rooms and its recreation area, which boasts a variety of weights and cardiovascular equipment. Plus, they can outfit clients with orthotic shoes, inserts, and even prosthetics.
The airy interior of Whispers of Beauty transports guests to a relaxing state of being. In private treatment rooms, diffused light shines through sheer lace draperies, illuminating aestheticians as they treat clients with advanced equipment such as a skin remodeling machine. This device combines five different technologies, including microcurrents and ultrasonic vibration, to get a nutrient-rich gel deep into the dermis. Aestheticians also pamper clients with a moonlight treatment, which erases dark spots with antioxidant-infused products, and such body treatments as acupuncture and reflexology. To further clear minds, Whispers of Beauty's team loosens muscles and tight joints with customized massage sessions enhanced with aromatherapy and hot stone treatments.