Located in the Regina Sports Group building, Anatomically Correct Therapeutic Massage eases aching muscles with the strong hands of a massage therapist who draws on more than 15 years of experience. The accredited muscle mender specializes in alleviating back, neck, and shoulder complaints and has tended to the tension of several professional athletes, helping them keep their bodies in excellent shape. Visiting clients relax under the expert strokes and pressure of deft hands that incorporate techniques espoused by Touch for Health, which aims to restore the body's natural energies without relying on trendy AA-battery diets.
Amanda MacDougall, owner of Saving Grace Hair Studio and graduate of Avant Garde, helms a seasoned staff, which includes a retro-hairstyle enthusiast and a makeup artist trained at the prestigious Blanche MacDonald Centre. When she isn't tending to the needs of her clients, she educates on behalf of L’anza Healing Haircare and travels the world, bringing back knowledge and visage-enhancing tools for her fellow stylists. Amanda strives to keep her services up to date by using the latest products and tools, such as Brazilian Blowout and the Ultrasonic Beaute Infared Iron, which applies keratin treatments without heat damage, changes the molecular structure of the hair, and seals in moisture laundered from Poseidon’s oceanic account.
Walking up the patio steps and into the historic brick building is more like walking into an elegant home than a salon. Yet inside, Zazu the Salon’s styling staff immediately demonstrates their professional skills. Freshly pruned strands fall to the floor in the hairstyling arena, where Redken-armed stylists reshape coifs and boost colour or length with highlights or extensions. In the spa room, aestheticians turn back the clock on aging faces—without twisting the nose—with customized facials, while tanning technicians call upon an all-natural tanning serum to imbue skin with a fresh-from-the-beach glow. The salon also appeals to manly needs in the gentlemen’s quarters, where the team buffs away calluses during power pedicures and detoxifies skin with hot-towel facials.
Beyond Bath & Body Day Spa pampers pores and cossets the corporeal form in a relaxing and private atmosphere. Trained treatment professionals tend to tired bodies with a drove of services to please hides of all pelt-types. A hot stone massage ($75) soothes achy backs via miniature monoliths and a choice of more than 300 essential and fragrant oils, and a personalized spa facial invigorates visages with a steaming, facial massage, mask, vitamin C mist, and more ($60). Fingers shed their winter scales after a spa manicure ($40), which ups the normal mani-ante with a softening hand soak, hand gel mask, and exfoliation treatment, whereas feet delight in a specialty pedicure ($65) with a foot soak in springtime flavours such as strawberry milkshake, lemonade stand, and equinox moonshine. Indulge in Pangaea’s hug with a moisturizing natural mud body wrap ($85), which includes a gentle skin cleansing, a lavender or orange and grapefruit body scrub, a full body massage, and a slathering of natural mud sans wrestling.
Tan FX is a full-service, upscale tanning retreat staffed with friendly, Smart Tan professionals that are committed to serving the needs of pallid pelts with the latest tanning technology. Today's Groupon is good for one month of Turbo UV tanning sessions or one sunless Mystic Tan. Like Windex, the UV-free Mystic Tan system offers a streak-free shine that softens and moisturizes skin with aloe vera, the latest butter substitute. Check out the equipment page to see their Turbo bronzing beds and booths.