City Life's August/September 2010 edition lauded Sugar Blossom as a "one-of-a-kind natural hair removal salon," which its aestheticians earned through the popularity of their natural body-sugaring treatments. The trained and certified staff eschews waxing in favour of the sugaring method, which aims to remove unwanted body hair in a safe and less painful manner than mocking each individual follicle until it gives up and falls out. Using 100 per cent natural Alexandria Professional products, they massage the sugar paste onto skin, which helps remove unwanted hair in the direction of its growth. The staff believes this method holds distinct advantages over waxing, including less irritation and lower risk for rashes and ingrown hairs cropping up. They use this comfort-focused method on both men and women, whisking away fuzz on body areas such as Brazilian lines, backs, and underarms.
Kate Lee and Amy Yang founded IN Beauty MedSpa with the ambition to meld Eastern philosophy with Western technology. The clinic's specialists intertwine inner and outer beauty during spa services that range from facials and massages to waxing and manicures that polish the spirit's fingernails. On-site dieticians and physicians tailor individualized plans for healthy eating, exercising, and ascertaining the number of jellybeans it takes to get a stomachache.
Lee and Yang jet-set to anti-aging conferences around the world. They continually incorporate new cosmetic technologies such as the Alpha LED light spa, which uses dry heat, oxygen therapy, and near-infrared light to improve blood flow and stimulate metabolic processes. Other medically supervised treatments include focused radiofrequency sessions, which tighten and firm the body.
Amid an elegant spa space, Chryssalis Skin Renu's dedicated team works to restore youthful appearances with advanced cosmetic and laser treatments. A three-step Triniti system alleviates hyperpigmentation and firms sagging skin with radio frequencies and gentle, yet firm, reprimands. Technicians use the Syneron elos laser to banish hair of any color from the face or body and administer noninvasive VelaShape treatments to address cellulite while contouring frames. For clients looking to shape up the traditional way, the center's women-only workout area invites them to torch calories during 30-minute circuit-training programs.
Freedom Medi-Spa's team is passionate about their clients' happiness. Each draw on years of professional experience and specialized training to help clients look and feel younger and healthier, and treat them with honesty and professionalism. The spa's menu of services combines advanced technology with a human touch, with treatments such as thermal skin resurfacing, photo facials, and organic herbal peels customized to each client's needs. Medical-grade lasers in the hands of a 15-year veteran laser technician zap away unwanted hair and shrink unsightly spider veins, while products from Dr. Schrammek and Elta MD help clients maintain a sophisticated beauty regimen at home or while touring with their kazoo band.
At Laser Lipo Studio, trained technicians pass the Chromgenex i-Lipo laser over fatty tissue to break down the fat cells and cause them to release their contents into the body, where they are burned for energy. This noninvasive treatment involves no pain and no needles, and, though multiple sessions may be needed for optimal results, the average person can see up to a 5-centimetre reduction in their waistline, thighs, or other targeted areas. Laser Lipo Studio recommends that clients do some form of cardio exercise, such as bicycling or chasing cars on the highway, within eight hours after their treatments to help burn the excess energy and further flush the body.
The ancient arts of healing take root at Happy Foot Spa, where a team of therapists employs Asian bodywork techniques in pursuit of holistic improvements. Chinese tui na treatments and Japanese shiatsu treatments employ massage techniques that focus on acupressure points to balance and propel energy throughout the body. Lymphatic-drainage techniques target built-up fluids and toxins in the body with the hopes of improving metabolism and immune systems. Happy Foot Spa’s mix of classic spa treatments can also help beautify faces, slim bodies, remove hair, and paint "Do Not Chew" signs on finger- and toenails.