Since stress is a part of everyday life, the staff at Crave Massage strives to combat its damaging effects on the body and mind with spa and therapeutic massages. To further promote wellness, they swaddle bodies in blueberry soy wraps during body treatments to contour physiques and perform reflexology treatments?a method of relieving pain throughout the whole body by applying pressure to extremities to release endorphins. They also wax hides hair-free, and pamper men with facials, massages, and fist-bumps designed specifically for them.
E.volve Health and Wellness's multidisciplinary health centre treats clients' health issues and doles out wellness education in a tranquil, plant-filled space. Pilates classes embolden bodies in one-hour sessions through resistance building that emphasizes endurance and repetition without the need to heft iron weights or wrought-iron fences from their roots. Garner personally tailored instruction in individual sessions, or accumulate communal sweat over a five-class series schooling a full spectrum of experience levels. Exercisers improve body-mind relations, raise heart rates, and unwind pretzel limbs on floor mats—focusing on breath, core muscle tension, contractions, and rock-solid movements. Each session employs the spring-controlled carriages of Reformer machines, which summon muscles to match witty retorts against coiled steel opponents with the aid of a foot bar and hand straps. Flow through movements and changeable spring-resistance settings while lying down, sitting, kneeling, standing, and slow-motion shimmying. Instructors inform students which colour-coded spring settings are needed for each movement sequence.
Aphrodite In Me Spa’s practicing reiki master and owner Dawn Thiessen firmly believes in the mind-body connection—that good emotional health can lead to good physical health. She does every thing she can to boost emotional health with her calming spa services, including reiki sessions, which accelerate the body’s healing ability and improve its energy flow, and relaxing back-facial treatments, which de-stress shoulders with aromatherapy steam, massage, herbal exfoliation, and a deep-cleansing mask.
Dawn uses natural skincare lines, many of which are nonscented for those with allergies, vegan nail polishes, and other locally manufactured products. She also sterilizes equipment before and after each service with hospital-grade sanitizer, instead of just lighting everything on fire, and she will even deny mani-pedi services to clients if they have a fungal infection in order to protect her other clients.
Dubbed a sister science of yoga, Ayurveda is an ancient Indian healing practice. It seeks to maintain balance in the body and mind by promoting healthy lifestyle choices and nutrition best suited to the practicer's specific constitution, or dosha, as well as bodywork that recalibrates off-kilter energy levels. Similar to traditional Chinese medicine, it views each person as a whole, and its treatments are customized as such. Okanagan Ayurveda focuses on providing these balancing Ayurvedic treatments, but the center also offers private and semi-private Ayurvedic yoga classes following their Dosha assessment, life coaching, and wellness workshops.
Accentual Spa & Boutique wants to be more than just a day spa—it strives to create a total experience for each of its visitors, leaving them wholly relaxed, refreshed, and beautiful. Using organic skincare products and mineral makeup, aestheticians prettify faces in preparation for a night out or, say, a wedding. The Spa also offers a host of relaxing and restorative massages. They're hot stone modality, for instance, demonstrates that rocks can be used for more than just pretending anything can be a pet.
At Excel Salon and Spa, the skilled stylists focus on making everyone feel welcome, not testing out their diva salon skills. In order to help guests achieve the look they want, Excel Salon and Spa offers a wide variety of haircare and spa services for both men and women. Owner Judy Foster and her team of stylists, estheticians, and massage therapists always go out of their way to ensure every guest feels comfortable—and leaves looking great.