Guests commonly encounter giant celebrities at Lemon Spa Perfect Health Club, where movies play on a 13-foot projection screen during mani-pedis. Each of the two areas was designed to give group functions an opulent vibe—pedicure chairs and a plush couch face the DVD display while soft lighting lends the space a golden glow. As they undergo their nail services, which can range from a standard manicure to a decadent, chocolate-themed pedicure, patrons can watch one of the spa's easygoing comedies or Benny Hill gag reels they've brought from home. Since their inception, the spaces have welcomed bridal showers, birthday gatherings, and, in 2007, a Michael Bublé CD release party.
Though the other treatments take place in private rooms, they maintain the venue's movie-star theme. Nu Skin and Ÿum facial products perk up complexions, massages quiet muscular aches, and body scrubs exfoliate pores with plant and cocoa extracts. Visitors can also combine procedures into packages such as the Paparazzi Protection: a massage and facial administered in seclusion so that aestheticians needn't work around incognito stars' dark glasses.
The technicians at Rejuven8 Skin Care specialize in the use of light- and heat-energy technology. The machine uses a combination of broad-spectrum light and low-level heat to remove hair and smooth skin by causing microthermal trauma, which prompts the body's natural production of collagen. Technicians place the smooth hand-piece directly on clients' skin, where it emits controlled pulses of light to get rid of unwanted cells—like a picky prison inmate asking for something with a king-size bed instead. The pulses can help destroy hair follicles, create an anti-inflammatory response to heal acne, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, or erase signs of hyperpigmentation. During a treatment, clients may feel warmness or a slight sting, which lets them know it's working.
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), clients breathe pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber to help treat anything from the bends to burns. This unique treatment inundates clients' blood, tissue, and swim bladders with life-affirming oxygen, promoting healing and internal repair. Richmond Hyperbaric Health Centre is home to two multi-person hyperbaric chambers where groups of two to six relax together, breathing in this beneficial air. To enhance HBOT's effects, the centre often couples it with other alternative medicine treatments such as acupuncture, massage, and colon hydrotherapy.
The licensed estheticians at Blue Butterfly Beauty Spa have over 10 years of experience, and use that knowledge to administer rejuvenating treatments using state-of-the-art technology. The Silhouet-Tone LumiFacial turns back the clock with carefully calibrated wavelengths of light that can shrink pores, even skin tone, and smooth away wrinkles. Another high-tech centerpiece, the Code de Beaute Slim T5, combines vacuum massage, ultrasound vibrations, and radiofrequency stimulation to shrink fat cells and increase collagen production.
Owner Alice Chung has 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, and she and her team of aestheticians leverage their expertise to nourish skin at Harmonic Spa & Beauty. They render facials with product lines such as Ingrid Millet, Jean D’Arcel, and DiBi. Alice and co. also pamper and primp with massages, hair removal, and body-slimming treatments. Along with seven private treatment rooms, the spa includes a sizeable steam room—which is what The Flash’s field house is called when his shoes have a high coefficient of friction.