The salt-therapy rooms inside Iris Wellbeing help clear respiratory passages and rejuvenate skin with an aerosol of natural salt particles. This kind of therapy helps treat such respiratory ailments as asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, colds, and allergies. The wellness centre also assuages clients through massage, ionic foot detoxification, and reflexology, as well as waterbed massage and an acupressure massage bed.
At Elysis, registered massage therapists work to liberate weary bodies from the tyranny of muscle tension. During a 30-minute Swedish massage, a skilled therapist's healing hands not only serve as perfect turkey stencils but also help to ease chronic pain and improve the body's circulation. After a soothing massage, guests can usher their feet into a 30-minute ion cleanse foot spa. Warm salt water saturates weary phalanges, designed to cleanse bodies of clingy toxins and balance off-kilter pH levels. After a detoxifying footbath, patrons may experience a brightening of their complexion, more restful slumber, and an increased likelihood of sprouting wings.
Whispering Willows co-founder Tracy Bester practices and teaches internal energy medicine as a certified holistic therapist and supply vendor at her tranquil Waterloo location. Spirit-placating services at Whispering Willows include an hour-long reflexology treatment ($50) designed to beat tension demons and negative stressors into submission through pressure applied to reflex points in the hands and feet. Reiki, an energy technique that aims to remove physical and emotional blockages from corporeal forms, helps relieve chronic pain, depression, and crippling bouts of swimmer's ear ($65 for a one-hour treatment). Hypnosis ($120 for 90 minutes) and past-life regression therapy are also available, taking guests down a memory lane paved with images of embarrassing talent show dance routines. Rounding out Tracy’s menu of spiritual desserts is the peanut butter-chocolate triple-blast fudge milkshake equivalent: the 30-minute IonSpa Foot Cleanse ($39.99), which uses the healing power of ionized water and magnetic energy to draw negative hype away from paparazzi-stricken toes.
Most Popular Service: Registered Massage Therapy
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete required paperwork.
Steven Foley began his journey to becoming a massage therapist as a martial artist. As he practiced karate and tai chi, he developed a keen sense of body awareness. This body awareness led him to seek out ways in which he could gently balance tensions and pains within himself. Massage turned out to be the answer, and he eventually realized that he wanted to share its benefits with others. So, he founded Foley's Massage Therapy. Here, he relieves his clients' soreness and pain from injuries with trigger-point therapy, and battles tension by using his martial arts skills against the monkeys that cling to clients' backs.
Raj Singh opened Aaina Spa and Salon in 2006 to meet the demands of her bourgeoning clientele. Previously a salon owner for nearly a decade, Singh brought a backlog of experience, highly trained scissors, and a strong client base to her new endeavour. At Aaina Spa and Salon, Singh oversees certified aestheticians who help clients achieve a wide scope of aesthetic goals. Together, the hair and skin specialists aim to combine efficiency with quality. In the waiting room, cream walls reach toward a ceiling that's painted to resemble a blue sky with wispy clouds. Upon stepping through translucent curtains into the styling room, clients kick back for custom cuts, colours, and perms. Other beauty services include laser hair removal, massage therapy, tanning, and skincare treatments.
Maya Jobanputra and the acupuncturists and holistic healers at Vyana Wellness Naturopathic Centre realign energy meridians and heal bodily ailments in accordance with ancient Chinese techniques and modern scientific education. Maya’s uncanny awareness of the body’s needs stems from her formal training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Certifications in Bowen therapy and yoga instruction have further tuned Maya into the body’s natural balances and imbalances caused by illness, depression, or attempting to rollerblade across the kitchen counter. To augment these therapies and help patients stave off unhealthy stressors, Vyana’s counsellors listen to concerns and dole out helpful advice.