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.
The relaxation specialists at Relaxology Spa summon high quality products from Switzerland and the eco-friendly brand BABOR to pamper and prettify clients during three soothing services. The hot stones in the hot-stone massage line posteriors and penetrate back muscles with a warmth more comforting than a runners-up trophy whittled by a grandmother. During BABOR facials, aestheticians slather visages with BABOR products, made primarily from plants and developed in compliance with species protection guidelines. The Vivescence facial treats faces to high-end products imported from Switzerland, and aestheticians form the service to each client's specific skin needs, painting a cleansing mask onto faces using impressionist strokes before opening up pores with a steam machine. Faces emerge from the treatment with lifted skin and a more youthful appearance.
At Horizon Wellness Clinic, a chiropractor, a naturopathic doctor, a Chinese medicine practitioner, two massage therapists, and a yoga tacher present clients with a diverse slate of services designed to improve their physical and mental well-being. This assortment of natural healthcare treatments means they often approach one problem from multiple angles—like a good journalist or a bad train-track builder. They might grant relief to patients through a program made up of chiropractic work and massage therapy, or the team might employ laser hair removal and microdermabrasion to help clients reach aesthetic goals.
The ancient arts of healing take root at Happy Foot Spa, where a team of therapists employs Asian bodywork techniques in pursuit of holistic improvements. Chinese tui na treatments and Japanese shiatsu treatments employ massage techniques that focus on acupressure points to balance and propel energy throughout the body. Lymphatic-drainage techniques target built-up fluids and toxins in the body with the hopes of improving metabolism and immune systems. Happy Foot Spa’s mix of classic spa treatments can also help beautify faces, slim bodies, remove hair, and paint "Do Not Chew" signs on finger- and toenails.
The multidisciplinary team at Medica Natural Therapy Clinic focuses on holistic treatments and preventative care that draw from the tenets of alternative and Chinese medicine. They may combine several noninvasive therapies such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, and massage into a single treatment program designed to tackle an illness or stubborn case of the Mondays from various angles. To tackle aesthetic concerns, certified laser technicians operate Health Canada–approved equipment for skincare treatments such as laser hair, acne, and fine line removal and body contouring.
At Bayview Village Wellness Centre, the team’s main goal is to both treat present pain and prevent future discomfort through spinal adjustments.
The adjustments release stress from the nerves, balance the body’s structure, and promote muscles that work as harmoniously together as Simon and Garfunkel did before splitting up over a disagreement about whether tomatoes are fruits or vegetables. Bayview’s team reassures patients that the popping sound that can be heard during an adjustment is merely a release of gasses and nothing to be alarmed over.
Though chiropractic care is helpful to all people, it is particularly good for athletes who need help fixing their bodies after an injury. It also can be used to keep bodies properly aligned to prevent injuries.