The secret ingredient at Minus 417 Dead Sea Spa is Dead Sea salt, which is infused into many of the spa's skin, body, and nail treatments. Nails soak in the mineral-rich salt during a spa mani-pedi. Bodies benefit from Dead Sea salt's circulation-boosting abilities during a mud mask and a warming massage, where the much-touted element also helps firm, soften, and rejuvenate the skin.
Of course, the spa's experienced aestheticians also rely on other ingredients, including Thai herbs, vitamin A, and Jeunesse Advanced Skin Care products. Clients can choose from more than 20 types of facial treatments or enjoy a massage from a certified therapist capable of harnessing the powers of essential oils, honey, and green tea. The skin experts at Minus 417 are also well versed in a range of advanced aesthetic treatments, including LED light therapy that erases sun damage and IPL hair removal that rids bodies of unwanted hair and freshly sprouted grass.
All in one wellness facility in Times Square Plaza, the team of aestheticans, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and foot specialists at Four Seasons Natural Wellness Centre unite to help clients achieve better health and positive body-wide well-being. Four private massage rooms and a foot-massage room provide respite for weary muscles and overworked feet, and waxing services silken skin from legs to eyebrows. Beauty techs luxuriate complexions with nourishing facials, and a team skilled in orthotics craft custom orthopaedic shoes that prevent patrons from walking incorrectly or doing the macarena wrong. To supplement a healthy lifestyle, Natural Wellness Centre also supplies a large assortment of Forever Living cleansers, cosmetics, and vitamins alongside unique items such as aloe toothpaste and sea cucumbers plucked from underwater delis.
At Spa Namaste at Richmond Hill Natural Therapies, the scent of aromatherapy oils wafts through the air in and around tropical plants and fireplaces, all arranged according to the principles of feng shui. This design is intended to create a relaxing and positive environment for clients. As music plays, the team of massage therapists, chiropractors, and naturopathic doctors steps in to help clients feel at ease during services that range from organic facials to acupuncture and nutritional counseling. Massage therapies include lomi hawaiian-temple bodywork, which utilizes long, flowing strokes, and Thai massage, a therapy that combines yoga and Ayurveda. Other treatments include craniosacral therapy, which aims to improve how the central nervous system functions, ensuring that humans don’t try to eat with their ears or hear with their mouths.
In Studio 14—one of Paradise’s many spaces occupied by an extensive roster of beauty-industry specialists—Tiffany Lifton tends to hair with a bountiful repertoire of salon services. As guests soak up the island-inspired decor and works from local artist Talin Johnson, Tiffany smoothes their locks with keratin treatments, reshapes their ’dos with precision cuts, and rejuvenates looks with hair-coloring services. Once they feel properly beautified, clients can re-energize at Paradise's café. There, organic coffee or lemonade pairs with culinary treats made by the café’s executive chef. Along with its daytime skin, body, and wellness services, Paradise Salon, Spa, & Cafe often hosts evening entertainment, including occasional karaoke nights.
For more than 30 years, Fame International's aestheticians have gone beyond ordinary treatments to help their clients look and feel like a million bucks. Their customized facials address individual skincare needs with aromatic steam and nutrient-rich seaweed. During mani-pedis, nail technicians can give a quick trim and polish, or they can add a paraffin dip or whirlpool foot bath to give the experience a warming, soothing touch. Fame International's stylists are also on hand to perform cuts or colouring treatments that create flattering new looks. But making clients feel good doesn't end with the beauty team. Massage therapists are also on hand to soothe tension, relieve chronic pain, and allay concerns that a muscle knot might actually be a marble you swallowed in your brash and reckless youth.
Packages of services allow relaxation seekers to experience what spas are really all about: full-on, no-apologies, head-to-toe pampering. Caesar Spa creates a variety of combinations specially designed to usher guests into a state of full-body bliss. Most of the bundles consist of a facial and a massage, though some take it a step further, such as the Asian spa retreat for two with Oriental foot massage, herbal soothing, and mani-pedi services. Without remorse, Caesar Spa carves their packages into a menu of á la carte treatments that range from body wraps and waxing services to microdermabrasion and ear candling.