From the natural soy candles that flicker in treatment rooms to the natural-fiber linens atop their massage tables, Calixica Holistic Spa Boutique shows that their dedication to their clients’ well being matches their dedication to the earth’s well being. Every service at the spa is 100 per cent organic, including the facial services that they tailor specifically to men and women’s skin. Calixica Holistic Spa Boutique also offer aura readings and healing services, as well as counseling.
When Lindsay Walker opened Ascent Wellness & Aromatherapy, it was important to her that the spa would use only all-natural and fair-trade products, from brands such as Seaflora. Made locally on Vancouver Island, Seaflora is a blend of seaweed and other organic botanicals that help reverse the signs of aging without using any chemicals. Besides facials, clients may request a waxing session, a manicure with vegan nail polish, or a soothing aromatherapy massage performed in a private treatment room. Deep-tissue and hot-stone massages are also available.
Apex Chiropractic fuses the ancient Chinese healing of acupuncture with a full slate of modern lasers, body sculpting, and pain management techniques. Chiropractors offer both traditional adjustments and no-crack impulse adjustments that restore balance through super-fast, focused pressure. Shock-wave and LiteCure laser therapies help stimulate recovery and reduce inflammation, and massage therapy and naturopathic therapy offer a drug-free path toward pain management and healing.
Whether through peels, facials, or nail treatments, the staff at Iris Day Spa makes it their goal to instill beauty and confidence in their clients. Amino acid anti-oxidant peels and anti-aging facials help brighten the skin and reduce blemishes such as wrinkles and age spots. A wide assortment of manicures and pedicures—think shellac, gels, and paraffin treatments—ensure a classy set of digits. And as outer beauty is stoked by attentive treatments, so too is inner peace cultivated by expert hands; therapists offer relaxing and therapeutic massages to render stress as absent as a roll of coins at a magic convention.
Since 1977, Paul Christopher, RMT has completed more than 20 marathons and has been an Ironman triathlete twice. Naturally, he's had his fair share of sore muscles, and he draws on this personal experience while treating clients in his massage practice. After studying at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy, he became a registered massage therapist in 1997. In addition to soothing athletes with sports and deep-tissue massage, he promotes relaxation by using Swedish techniques.
Brittani, the licensed massage therapist behind Pain Away Massage, tailors her treatments to her individual clients' needs. Deep-tissue massages soothe chronic pain, sports massages keep muscles healthy and limber, and gentle Swedish-style strokes induce physical and mental relaxation. Add-ons such as aromatic oils and warm stones complete the pampering experience.