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.
Before a massage therapist ever lays a soothing finger on patrons, the treatment room starts lulling frazzled nerves with wall scrolls and lava lamps awash in a soft, scarlet glow. Once clients ease onto the table, a massage maven goes to work, drawing from a playbook of styles, including Swedish massages that whisk away superficial aches and deep-tissue massages that unravel muscular knots. The staff also takes their practiced palms on the road with mobile chair-massage service, setting up their soothing station at parties, baby showers, or on top of speeding trains to relax spies after a big fight.
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.
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.
Oxygen MediSpa & Sauna's skin technicians help men and women embrace their natural beauty with soothing, rejuvenating facial and body treatments. The med spa's aestheticians understand that like plants and imaginary friends, skin requires oxygen and water to thrive. So, they incorporate those ingredients into peels, vitamin infusions, and masks to bring back a healthy glow. Aestheticians' use various modes of regeneration and rehydration like body detox and oxygen facials.