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Maintaining a youthful and fit appearance requires a multi-faceted approach that combines cosmetic care with regular exercise. At Tipofit, the trainers and aestheticians bridge the gap with cutting-edge medspa technology and innovative personal-training methods to help clients achieve their desired look without resorting to invasive surgical procedures. To help minimize the appearance of particularly stubborn fat deposits, the staff relies on the body-contouring and metabolism-boosting effects of LipoLaser technology, ultrasound waves, and whole-body vibration plates. The center's fractional CO2 cosmetic laser system and radio frequency skin treatments create younger looking faces and bodies by stimulating collagen production and generally improving the skin's tone and texture. In conjunction with the med-spa, Tipofit's training staff keeps visitors in peak shape by leading high-intensity, 30-minute workouts intended to bolster strength, stamina, and rebar-twisting skills over time.

747 Gore Avenue
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Wading barefoot through a muddy swamp has no noteworthy health benefits, but Footopia's mud footbaths are a different story. Infused with natural herbs and crystals, they rejuvenate toes and draw toxins from the body. The holistic health facility’s team specializes in these treatments as well as other foot-centric services. During foot reflexology, they apply pressure to specific points on the feet that may correspond with other parts of the body to improve one’s overall well-being. Footopia'a highly trained massage therapists can also ply the whole body with deep tissue kneads that are more effective than rubbing your back against your barn.

88 West Pender Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA

In addition to vita-vibe sessions, the staff at Banana Tans?all of whom tan at the studio?have made it their mission to help their clients find that perfect level of tan. Visits include skin analysis, after which staff create a personalized tanning regimen that slowly eases guests into their tans. The staff is also serious about maintenance. Extensive cleanings of each tanning bed wipe down glassy interiors and also go inside the machine to remove ray-blocking dust or the souls of old sunsets. One of Vancouver's largest selections of indoor tanning products lines the walls of the studio, aiding those in pursuit of the perfect tan with bronzing agents, cooling creams, and capillary-opening unguents that accelerate tan development.

148 E Broadway
Vancouver,
BC
CA

The team at Vis Vita Medical Wellness and Regeneration Clinic demonstrates its commitment to effective beauty and wellness treatments by combining the traditional with the technological. Clients relax during 3,000-year-old acupuncture treatment while elsewhere, lasers and low-frequency waves target cellulite and adipose tissue. Skin-resurfacing equipment sloughs off the outermost layer of skin alongside facials that are infused with natural ingredients such as green tea and botanicals.

837 West Hastings Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Elaine Choi studied at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, as well as the Traditional Acupuncture and Moxibustion Academy in Korea. It was through these experiences that she came to believe that optimal health can be achieved through combined treatment of the mind and body. Now in the comfort of her cozy studio, clients can solicit Elaine for Korean meditation techniques, or unblock congested energy channels with one of her signature acupuncture treatments.

232 E.11th Ave.
Vancouver,
BC
CA

The lilac corridors of Spa Colonic Water of Life house the wellsprings of holistic beauty. Within private chambers, hydrotherapists?working under the auspices of the International Society of Colon Hydrotherapy?use FDA-registered LIBBE beds to gently cleanse and hydrate the intestinal tract with UV-purified water that bolsters digestive health and the immune system. Clients are immediately put at ease with a consultation, health assessment, and a lighting round of Charades: Saturday Morning Cartoons of the 90s Edition.

The spa's skin specialists approach revivification from the opposite angle. Makeup can be designed for all occasions, including jaunts onto the stage, and eight targeted facials can diminish uneven pigmentation, calm acne, and promote a firm, youthful complexion.

117 W Broadway
Vancouver,
BC
CA