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.
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.
Per their studio’s name, the massage therapists at Cathedral Sports Massage treat the body as a temple. Their attention to patients’ comfort is evident through six different modalities, whether they’re soothing pregnancy’s aches with prenatal massage or melting away stress with hot stones.
The tension sleuths at A Balanced Approach Therapy Centre shoo away aches and pains through a variety of muscle-melting techniques and a holistic attitude. During the 75-minute hot-stone massage, a skilled therapist teams up with a battalion of basalt stones, revered for their high iron content, ability to retain heat, and agreeable personalities. Able hands employ Swedish massage techniques as the boulder beads greet key points of the body to stimulate circulation and release any tension or toxins squatting in the epaxial muscles of the back. The 60-minute massage-therapy session relieves stress more effectively than an evening spent popping bubble wrap and restores range of motion so that top-shelf candy can be reached with ease ($63).
At Jane’s Skin Care & Day Spa, Dr. Evan Franko administers Botox injections within the renovated rooms of three homes built in the early 1900's. Clients consult with Dr. Franko prior to the procedure to discuss the treatment and see if they can make the sound of a dial tone together. Quick injections introduce the Botox serum into target areas such as crow’s feet around the eyes, wrinkles between the eyebrows, or furrows along the forehead. The minimally invasive procedure requires little to no downtime or jumping jacks. After treatment, clients may explore the historic home's on-site boutique to stock up on beauty supplies and lotions (not included in this Groupon).
Seeing Josh Apperley tired is a rare sight. Since graduating from massage therapy school, he has completely revamped his current studio and plans to expand the one-man practice into a full clinic where he will helm a team of multi-skilled therapists. The Regina community has taken notice of Mr. Apperley's efforts; he recently won "Best Massage Therapist" in Prairie Dog Magazine's 2013 "Best of Regina" competition.
He brings this same positive energy and enthusiasm to each of his massages. Concerned with more than just muscles, Josh has learned enough about the body's mechanics to understand when the muscles, bones, and joints are out of balance. He then customizes strokes to help adjust, readjust, and balance the muscle/bone synergy that exists in all humans and the most realistic dolls.