Located inside a restored 19th-century building, Pure Tranquility Day Spa surrounds its modern spa equipment and certified aestheticians with exposed-brick walls and expansive wood floors. Clients often stop in for relaxing spa services or packages, with treatments ranging from facials to massages to airbrush tanning. During the services, technicians use an exclusive line of beauty products made by manufacturers including Laboratoire Dr Renaud and Jane Iredale. Tranquility Day Spa also partners with a seasoned cosmetic doctor to offer med-spa services, allowing clients to explore a variety of cosmetic procedures. Staffers make sure to always welcome clients with a drink from the spa's specialty tea and juice bar and a riveting moment of eye contact.
Owner Lindsay Mackinnon opened Our Times Harbour View Spa four years ago to ply her trade as an aesthetician, but her favorite part of the job isn't any service she performs. It's hearing people's stories. She doesn't skimp on the service front either, gathering talent such as Lorraine Wilkins, an award-winning UK-born stylist, to keep her spa on the forefront of style. Her services span the whole body, boasting manicures and pedicures for extremities, massages for the back, and facials for faces or highly animated hands.
Skilled aestheticians at Nurturing by Nature Day Spa take a holistic approach to beauty with organic, soothing manicures and pedicures. Energizing lemongrass oil anoints fingertips as an aesthetician buffs nails to a natural smoothness. Unruly cuticles get a trim while moisturizing serums penetrate calluses to soften hands. During the organic pedicure, clients can relax in a water-jet pedicure chair while aestheticians remove calluses and spruce cuticles. The one-hour mini mani-pedi concludes with an application of Zoya polish, and the two-hour signature mani-pedi continues with an exfoliating scrub to remove dead skin cells and illuminate brighter, healthier skin. During signature treatments, aestheticians massage hands, feet, and lower legs to relax the muscles before brightening digits with a slick nail colour that's vivid but won't cause fingers to blind bowls of popcorn.
The team of Hair, Body & Soul Day Spa lives up to their comprehensive name with pampering services from pores to paws. Mani-pedis include options for nail art and Shellac and classic polish, as well as combinations of all three. Skincare clients choose between soothing facials and microdermabrasions, and massage sessions fold in elements such as aromatherapy. Regular specials and occasional giveaways that are displayed on the spa's Facebook page highlight different treatments throughout the year and showcase the retreat's diverse luxury.
Inside private treatment rooms at Re-Treat Day Spa, aestheticians pamper skin with facials and wax away unwanted body hair. Makeup artists dust pigment onto complexions and gently apply eyelash extensions, which can be fluttered quickly for a couple seconds of levitation. In the nailcare room, a vivid spectrum of traditional- and gel-nail-polish bottles from brands such as OPl await deployment in decadent, two-hour spa mani-pedis that soften skin with warm paraffin.
Bridgeview Bodyworks' holistic practitioner Kristen Nairn doles out reflexology and reiki treatments as well as deep-tissue, acupressure, and aromatherapy massages. The team also tends to skin with relaxing anti-aging or oxygen-rich facials, and can master complete makeovers with youth-restoring spa packages that comprise roughly three- to four-hours of pampering and the occasional game of duck-duck-goose.