At Highgate Sports Clinic, Doctor of Chiropractic Ranjit Sandhu brings his chiropractic expertise to a staff of holistic healers. Seeing aches and pains as precursors to greater health problems, the doctor restores balance to the spine and nervous system as a means to heal the entire body and prevent illness. He treats patients with a range of chiropractic services, including adjustments to spinal bones that have lost their natural position, evaluations using heat-sensing tool, and adjustments of the extremities, such as feet. If chiropractic care is not the proper solution to a patient?s ailment, Dr. Sandhu may refer them to one of his colleagues, such as Di Wu, an acupuncturist, or Ivana Delmars, a holistic-health coach.
When Cecil B. Spa & Laser opened in 1979, it was a makeup studio—origins the team continues to honor to this day. Despite how much the salon has grown, mineral makeup lessons with Jane Iredale cosmetics remain one of the team's touchstones. During a typical session, makeup artists guide clients step by step through creating flattering custom looks that include natural lips or smoky eyes that require no matches.
Today the spa branches out far beyond makeup with a host of wellness and beauty treatments. The spa utilizes the Italian wax Comfort Zone, which promotes slower and finer hair growth. Massages, for example, range from classic Swedish kneads to Western Thai massage, a mix of pressure point work and stretching. Laser beauty services, meanwhile, include laser hair removal and a cocktail of laser treatments designed to nonsurgically produce the look of a facelift.
The Spa & Wellness Studio is an oasis of relaxation and pampering located within the sprawling North Vancouver Fitness World Complex. Amid private, jewel-toned treatment rooms, therapists banish tension with massage and physiotherapy modalities, while aestheticians leave skin smoother than a peeled grape with facials, waxing, and body-wrap services.
Nasrin's Spa & Skincare offers skincare, waxing, and body services, such as nail treatments, massages, and body wraps. The staff members mix and match these spa services into packages, such as the Queen for a Day, which includes a facial, massage, mani-pedi with a paraffin treatment, makeup application, and lunch or a shake made from blended tiaras. Each packaged item can be requested à la carte, along with other services, such as trips to the infrared sauna, cellulite treatments, and tanning sessions.
Stuart Gross’ passion for holistic healthcare stems from personal experience. After his young son spent many months enduring eczema that had not responded to conventional treatment, Gross took him to a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine who was able to clear the symptoms almost overnight. Gross had also been affected by the passing of his father, who died of preventable diabetes and heart disease at the age of 54, as well as the death of his father-in-law, which was a result of the side effects of the drugs he was taking for rheumatoid arthritis. Gross decided to give up his career as an auto mechanic and explore ways in which alternative therapies can heal people. He took a course in nutrition and started working in a health store. Using skills developed during his car-repair days, Gross then trained in various holistic assessment tools and equipment.
Today, Gross uses his knowledge and experience at Yaletown Holistics, where he offers services including oxygen therapy and a variety of homeopathic and nutritional supplements. Gross is also an advanced practitioner in electro-acupuncture according to Voll (EAV), a German-made diagnostic device designed to reveal bodily imbalances and conditions such as food sensitivities and heavy-metal toxicity. Guests also target impurities in a cozy, private infrared sauna, which can be used in conjunction with an iPod or personal yodeler to provide relaxing music.
Technicians at La Piel Rejuvenating Skin Clinic work to perfect their clients' skin with technologies from leading skincare companies such as Italy-based Extetica and United States–based PhotoMedex, whose advisory board is helmed by the world’s top clinical researchers. The Twin System device contours faces and bodies while reducing cellulite and excess fluid with the help of rhythmic massage and pressure suction. The Skin Life System No-Age Plus employs a hyaluronic and Botox-based treatment patented by Ponce de León to smooth wrinkles, and the C.Rose Plus floods faces with free-radical-fighting vitamin C. More traditional treatments include relaxing massages enhanced with soothing essential oils and contouring body wraps.