The New You's owner and health coach Mary Ellen Graham combines the techniques of hot-stone and fitness massages in 60- and 90-minute treatments. For about 10 minutes, a fitness machine vibrates away muscle stiffness and aims to boost metabolism, phase out cellulite, and increase muscle elasticity. Next, hands apply hot stones to specific body coordinates, allowing radiant heat to seep into muscles like hot sauce into cheesecakes, easing aches and aiming to improve circulation. Heat expands blood vessels, assuages nerves, and may ease symptoms of insomnia and arthritis. Therapists may recalibrate body vibes using additional modalities such as reiki, aromatherapy, reflexology, and tuning forks.
The owner of A.H.A Wellness Services?Sheri Webber?has trained to be a spiritual healer, reiki practitioner, hypnotherapist, therapeutic touch practitioner, raindrop-technique practitioner, and an aesthetician. She understands how much life disruption symptoms and pain from disease can bring. She is dedicated to helping others minimize or eliminate pain and symptoms of bodily imbalance at her soothing wellness center, where the core belief is that bodies can heal themselves if provided with the proper tools. Here, clients can receive reiki, raindrop-technique, and hypnosis treatments, along with ionic footbaths and relaxation massage, to help them along their journey to wellness in mind, body, and spirit.
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Committed to bolstering the well being of their customers as well as that of the planet, Hannah's Euro Spa’s talented staffers maintain a green approach to beauty by performing holistic, eco-friendly services. Eschewing sulfates, parabens, and chemical preservatives, the team rejuvenates bodies using organic and natural soaks, scrubs, and creams whenever possible.
Filled with the delicate smells of essential oils, the serene space bustles with aestheticians revamping hands and feet with mani-pedis or evicting unwanted body hair via gentle sugaring sessions. Within the confines of private treatment rooms, trained-and-certified massage therapists ease bodies aching from long days spent testing out dog doors with massages that range from hot stone to Thai stem. The spa’s facials use advanced European systems along with mineral mud, ylang-ylang, and lavender to restore radiance to complexions. The staff’s commitment to running a green business extends from their treatment rooms to the pollution-free laundry detergent and solutions used in their daily cleaning.
According to Freida Polihronis, "If you cannot eat it you cannot put it on your skin." Polihronis staked this claim in an interview with Bullet News following her appearance on CBC's program Dragon's Den, where she stepped into the den and pitched her signature body butter and anti-aging skincare line—both of which contain only pure, natural ingredients. In fact, she concocts each of her products with only five or six ingredients such as essential oils, Dead Sea salts, and fruit enzymes.
At Zoē Anti-Aging & Wellness Spa, Polihronis steeps skin in these products during services that benefit the face, body, and nails. Having "plastered mounds of lotion, oils, and Dead Sea Salt body polish" on her daughters and pet porpoise, Polihronis believes her products accommodate even the most sensitive skin. She takes care to evaluate each person's skin prior to treating it, whether embarking on a full-body polish, an anti-aging facial, or a sugaring treatment.
Packages of services allow relaxation seekers to experience what spas are really all about: full-on, no-apologies, head-to-toe pampering. Caesar Spa creates a variety of combinations specially designed to usher guests into a state of full-body bliss. Most of the bundles consist of a facial and a massage, though some take it a step further, such as the Asian spa retreat for two with Oriental foot massage, herbal soothing, and mani-pedi services. Without remorse, Caesar Spa carves their packages into a menu of á la carte treatments that range from body wraps and waxing services to microdermabrasion and ear candling.
Solace Hair Esthetics' owner Sarah Barrett aims to reinvigorate bodies wearied from what she refers to as modern life's "daily bombardment of chemicals and noise." To this end, she arms her hairstyling staff with sulfate-free and low-ammonia colour products, and charges them to create a quiet and soothing spa environment. In addition to hair services, aestheticians rejuvenate faces with six types of organic facials, and massage therapists wield fragrant essential oils during aromatherapy massages, causing noses to temporarily forget their longing for fresh-baked cookies.