The Water Garden ushers yogis of all ages and levels into circular, sun-saturated yoga studios, where skilled instructors lead 11 diverse classes. A vigorous Vinyasa Yoga class focuses on enhancing practitioners' power and flexibility, synching a series of flowing movements with deep breaths. A Yin Yoga class, meanwhile, champions movements as slow and graceful as a turtle on ice skates, helping practitioners open up stiff joints and connective tissues. Lighthearted family classes encourage peaceful bows between siblings, and Mom & Baby Yoga reduces stress and reconditions the pelvic floor, rewinding new mothers and their babies into pre-pregnancy shape. Though not included in this Groupon, yogis can deepen their practice by exploring The Water Garden's myriad holistic therapies.
Sprawled across 2,000 square feet bedecked with dark hardwood floors, rich purple walls, and numerous pieces of artwork, Stone Temple Salon and Spa cultivates a relaxing atmosphere for its comprehensive slate of services. A team of talented stylists and aestheticians colourizes manes during full and partial highlights, and harnesses the inherent beautifying power of organic seaweed, papaya, guava, and Fabio tears during body wraps and scrubs. Patrons perch atop heated, custom-made benches during pedicures, or sprawl inside an infrared sauna, which can help purge toxins and singe calories. Along with being able to squeeze cologne out of a pine needle, the fingers and hands of Stone Temple's skilled massage therapists are trained to alleviate tension; they dole out soothing strokes in an array of modalities such as hot-stone and myofascial-release massage.
Upon entering JD Nail & Spa, clients climb atop one of two leather pedicure thrones or settle into a leather executive chair at one of a handful of manicure stations. From these cozy spots, nail technicians sheathe clients' fingertips and toes in China Glaze, Niko, and OPI polishes. The can even decorate nails with such airbrush designs as geometric shapes, fashion brand logos, and Old or Young Woman? optical illusions. JD Nail & Spa’s technicians are also adept at thickening lash lines with eyelash extensions and applying permanent makeup to the face. Five types of facials—including a noninvasive micro-control peeling and a galvanic treatment—rejuvenate the skin by treating hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, and spider veins.
Founder Debbie Cosgrove's passion for healing grew from her childhood experience of watching her grandfather perform seemingly miraculous feats of healing. Cosgrove's experience in martial arts, dietary science, and Eastern medicine informs Acu Harmony & Health's yoga classes, which incorporate diverse traditions such as Thai yoga massage and Pilates. Other yoga classes step up the sweat level, and a menu of ancient therapies alleviates stress with tranquil techniques, all of which fit right in the studio's lush ecosystem of burbling waterfalls, hanging vines, and trees with excellent posture.
Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchen was founded in 2004 in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, and has successfully expanded to 60 locations throughout Canada by offering fast pan-Asian cuisine full of nutritious ingredients. The menu ornaments chopsticks with Thai, Indian, Cambodian, and Vietnamese cuisine, and some of its options follow the Health Check program guidelines put together by the Heart and Stroke Foundation's registered dietitians. At every location, patrons delight in chicken, beef, and vegetables clinging to jasmine rice and noodles while watching flat-screen TVs and celebrating this Chinese New Year, the Year of the Heffalump.
Old standards meet modern advancements at Babble Beauty Bar’s locations in Edmonton and St. Albert. Although the staff of aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists pampers clients with everything from indulgent mani-pedis to hot-stone back treatments, they also embrace cutting-edge medspa technology to provide more dramatic cosmetic results. Electrolysis hair-removal treatments vaporize unwanted stubble, microdermabrasion procedures smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and the glycolactic, salicylic and lactic facial peels help strip away blemishes and improve skin’s tone and texture.