Inside StarFace Natural Beauty’s spacious, brilliantly white studio, a team of aestheticians uses a variety of international beauty products infused with natural ingredients such as organic rose-hip oil. These products are employed during customized facials and other services administered by licensed aestheticians in private rooms. The skin experts help to reduce the signs of aging with many industry tools, including the Skin Remodeling System. They also administer musculoskeletal-balancing therapy, a process that locates and treats joints that are sore, misaligned, or low on motor oil.
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.
Impressions Skin Care Inc.’s veteran team—which includes an acupuncturist and doctor of Chinese medicine—unleashes the body’s self-healing powers with facials, massages, and foot reflexology. Drawing on sea plankton-based Bioceane products as well as formulas from Payot and Luzern, facials detox and tone skin, lending skin a youthful glow without taping baby pictures to it. The same products fuel massages that mix multiple modalities to scatter stress to the four winds, and therapists double down on the healing for calming couples sessions. Foot massages, meanwhile, stimulate reflexology-style pressure points to facilitate full-body wellness after a soothing herbal footbath.
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.