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.
The licensed specialists at Beyond Bath & Body Day Spa smooth skin with a wide variety of waxing services and accessorize teeth with Swarovski crystals. Gentle wax denudes fuzzed areas in northern climes such as the eyebrows, lip, chins, sideburns, cheeks, and neck ($12 each), and hands attached to uncovered arms ($20+) make sleek work of patting a newly smooth back ($35+). Leg or bikini waxes evict unwanted hair from the body's southerly regions ($25+). For choppers longing to join a constellation, a spa technician will use a five-minute process to apply a Swarovski crystal to the tooth of your choice ($30 for the first jewel; additional jewels in the same appointment are $15 each). The subtle, 2-millimetre stones affix to the tooth’s enamel in a painless and easily reversible process, and can last from six months to several years.
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. Tan FX's posh bronzing beds feature digital timers and an audio system with stereo and mp3 input so that simulated sun soakers may relax or jam out to recitative countdowns. For those in search of an alternative to warm rays, Mystic Tan (up to $35 per use) gilds skin tones with a paraben-free solution composed of wholesome ingredients, including green tea extract and açaí. 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.