Smoother, softer skin is the goal for ust about every treatment at York Laser Centre. Upon arrival, the staff primes the client's face by cleansing it of makeup and "Hello, My Name Is" stickers. When it comes to laser skin rejuvenation or skin tightening, the NaturaLase laser passes over skin, working to give it a softer texture and more radiance. The team also relies on lasers to take care of hair removal and the NaturaBrador handpiece is used for microdermabrasion. While clients' skin may get redder during treatment, each procedure is generally painless and requires no anesthesia or reassuring blankie.
The history of Top Touch Beauty Salon goes all the way back to 1987 in India, where the salon's founder watched her mother open her first beauty parlour. As the mother’s business grew, her daughter looked on, learning traditional beauty techniques through hands-on training. Today, the owner of Top Touch brings this tradition to Surrey, leading a team that performs haircuts, facials, waxing, and beauty services. Top Touch also specializes in full bridal packages and mehndi—or henna—artwork.
Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Jong Rea Roh anchors his practice at ON Acupuncture Clinic in the ancient Chinese concept of chi, the life energy that controls the body’s health and vitality. His treatments rely on kick-starting the body’s ability to heal itself. Gentle therapies seek to unblock energy passageways clogged by imagined inner tubes, thereby bringing the body back into balance. Jong Rea Roh addresses discomfort that spans all bodily systems, from musculoskeletal pain to digestive discontent and even psychological concerns such as depression and anxiety.
Framed prints of flowers hang on dark, burgundy walls, illuminated by light cast from a curved, modern floor lamp. Between them, leather couches and chairs sit waiting to cradle visitors with their wraparound backs and arms. Cream carpeting gives way to tiled flooring as visitors make their way from the waiting area to treatment rooms?and while they walk, they follow in the footsteps of elite clients that include Ravi Bansal, the 2009 Miss Universe Canada contestant.
Within treatment nooks in their locations in Vancouver and Surrey, therapists refine skin and ease tension through a range of services that include massages, laser hair reduction, microdermabrasion, permanent makeup, mani-pedis, and weight-loss treatments, among others. The Compu-Lift machine is one of many star technologies at the med spa, infusing the face with ultrasonic vibration and microcurrents in order to oxygenate skin and counteract signs of aging such as wrinkles and dark spots that spell out your birth year.
At Kintec, university-trained fit gurus draw upon a thorough, five-tiered fitting process, exploring each foot's singular lifestyle to ensure a shoe-human compatibility. Prior to each fitting, slow-motion video and sensor technology measure length, width, and grape-stomping prowess. Upgrade walking, running, or two-stepping experiences with pedorthist-picked foot cocoons, such as the New Balance 1442 with biped-pleasing ultralight cushioning ($99.95) or the Nike Free 5.0 with a mesh upper that ensures flexible fit and lets feet breathe without uncomfortable snorkels ($124.95).
Cutting-edge technology and New Age philosophies collide at Canadian MediPain Centre, where treatments are based on groundbreaking medical research, but remain entirely noninvasive. GaitScan technology puts the focus on the feet, capturing 2-D and 3-D representations of pressure distribution to help identify improper alignments impacting other joints throughout the body. Canadian MediPain Centre also has a location based in Calgary.
At Highgate Sports Clinic, Doctor of Chiropractic Ranjit Sandhu brings his chiropractic expertise to a staff of holistic healers. Seeing aches and pains as precursors to greater health problems, the doctor restores balance to the spine and nervous system as a means to heal the entire body and prevent illness. He treats patients with a range of chiropractic services, including adjustments to spinal bones that have lost their natural position, evaluations using heat-sensing tool, and adjustments of the extremities, such as feet. If chiropractic care is not the proper solution to a patient’s ailment, Dr. Sandhu may refer them to one of his colleagues, such as Di Wu, an acupuncturist, or Ivana Delmars, a holistic-health coach.