Terry Wasylow has spent more than 30 years in the beauty industry, but she discovered her passion for natural beauty products in 1999 when she suffered mercury poisoning. Convinced that her skin was absorbing too many toxins from her cosmetic and personal-care products, she created a No-No List to help others avoid similar experiences. This list delineates which ingredients could be harmful and which ingredients are just wearing a scary mask.
On top of sharing her knowledge, she takes it to the next step and steers her clients toward gentle, noninvasive laser treatments, such as the Poly-Skin and Digi-Light treatments, which simultaneously stimulates cells and refreshes and energizes the skin with a gentle electrical current. After a skincare session—which could also entail microdermabrasion or cold-laser treatments—Wasylow and her staff recommend natural products for at-home care. Their collection includes a variety of makeup staples as well as shampoos, conditioners, and hand sanitizer.
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.
Ozera Healing Spa and Salon’s team of aestheticians whips dull skin into radiant shape with custom body wraps that employ organic herbs to rejuvenate weary physiques. The one-hour treatment kicks off with a tip-to-toe exfoliation that whisks away dry skin to reveal smooth, flakeless cutaneous rinks. Artful bodyscapers then gild epidermal canvases with an aromatic mask, gently massaging the balmy formula into skin with ache-erasing strokes. Those opting for the Sea Science Remedy body wrap get enveloped in a mask that evicts toxins from their corporeal burrows, and the Herbal Science Remedy body wrap harnesses the nourishing nature of plants to soothe fatigued skin. While cartwheel machines luxuriate in the warm wrap, a serenity-inducing scalp massage mollifies cranial covers. Guests then sashay to the shower to rinse away the mask and belt out beloved ditties into a soap microphone. The treatment concludes with the application of a customized hydrating cream, and spa-goers leave their pampering session sporting skin as balanced and glowing as a nightlight dancing across a tightrope.
Damara Day Spa sends waves of relaxation into bodies with calming treatments and beautifying skin services. A range of spa pedicures and facials purify skin with warm soaks and lava stones in addition to exfoliations and surface-softening masks. Skilled hands extract tendrils and tease out toxins with a variety of men's waxes and back-cleansing treatments. And a plethora of therapeutic foot, scalp, and hand massages helps to ease muscles after all-night cartwheel competitions.
The cheerful barks of Chia, a jet-black pup, greet visitors to Sunday Morning Organic SalonSpa, a clean-air salon that stocks its shelves with organic hair-colour products and herbal-based polishes and creams. Candice, a stylist and spa tech with nearly two decades of experience, outfits her clients with hairstyles that flatter the face and colour that adds richness to locks without harmful ammonia. Spa tech Rikki-Lee performs organic spray-tans and herbal facial treatments. The spa's additional services include colon hydrotherapy and mani-pedis such as the Journey manicure, which takes place atop a cross-country train.
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).
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