At Chacra Wellness, owner Alice Chalifoux draws on a background in reiki healing grounded in the philosophy that wellness of mind, body, and spirit are interconnected. The centre?s professionals focus on the body during treatments such as noninvasive skin rejuvenation and body contouring. With these, they employ the intense pulsed light of Rejuvenia to tighten skin and the low-level LipoLaser as well as Universal Contour Wraps to slim silhouettes enough to fit into old onesies.
The wellness professionals focus on healing minds and spirits with reiki sessions that have been reported to reduce stress and promote feelings of peace. They can also analyze human energy fields with biofeedback to better understand chakra activity and auras.
Sherwood Park Laser Clinic's professionally certified technicians combat unsightly blemishes and wrinkles with an array of aesthetic services. Techs use lasers to remove or reduce the appearance of unwanted hair, spider veins, and signs of aging?such as wrinkles, cellulite, and expiration dates stamped on the forehead. To ensure that patients are comfortable, doctors use the Zimmer Cooling Machine during laser treatments. The staff also tends to rough skin and sun spots with diamond-tip microdermabrasion treatments designed with minimal downtime in mind. Other beauty-centric offerings include membership opportunities, complimentary consultations, and a modest selection of specialized skincare products available for purchase.
Registered nurses Joe and JoAnn Forte started Joe Laser & Spa out of their professional home office to provide highly advanced treatments in a comfortable setting. Their business, which was awarded Home-Based Business of the Year by the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce in 2010, can treat a range of bodily woes, from unwanted inches and signs of aging to pesky orbiting Death Stars. Extensive training with the Cynosure and Syneron lasers allows them to add noninvasive technologies to their roster of treatments, including hair, vein, and cellulite reduction. The duo also helps clients battle wrinkles with laser facials, and provides Botox and Juvéderm injections.
At Refresh Laser Spa, the "Laser Spa" part of the name tells only half the story. Hot-stone massages, facials, and spinal-decompression treatments also await clients who want to look and feel better. The team combines these tools with advanced laser hair-removal treatments and VelaShape laser liposuction treatments to round out a rolodex of health and beauty services.
Pure Elements pampers hirsute heads and figures with soothing care while dousing spa hogs in Aveda and Schwarzkopf products. A wise salon sleuth uncovers new and interesting skull sculptures during a ladies' (from $47) or men's (from $28) haircut. Don a bouncy new perm (from $95) or touch up whiskery roots (from $70). A full colour (from $80) splendidly allows coifs to reinvent themselves, like mad scientists who were once child stars. Settle into a chic seat and feel an eye and lip treatment ($45) massage away puffiness or minimize fine lines and dark circles, and the eyelash perm ($75) curls lovely flirters for up to four weeks. Try ear candling ($75), a unique approach to cleansing canals of impacted wax, devious debris, and hushed secrets whispered into lobes by aunts many family reunions ago.
Kaya Kama Hammam & Day Spa’s aestheticians lavish clients in the scents and salves of Middle Eastern and Indian beauty traditions. Inside the hammam, steady heat warms the skin up to 50 degrees as aestheticians scrape away dead cells with the long, massage-like strokes of gommage exfoliation. Aestheticians also soothe clients with a variety of facials including Ayurveda treatments that balance mind, body, spirit, and lifestyle. Throughout the rest of the spa, soothing music wafts in the background as Ayurvedic massages bathe clients in fragrant oils and waxing treatments coat the skin in water-lily extracts and sweet-almond oil. The spa's body treatments, like cell phones made of salami, combine technology and sensory immersion—they make use of wraps, a hydrotherapy soaker tub, and body butter. Afterwards, a cup of tea awaits patrons in the spa lounge.