A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Hybrid Hair and Detox Spa has a knack for responsible beauty. When Erin Kier had the chance to open her own salon, she saw it for what it was: a chance to fulfill her lifelong dream of not only taking care of people, but also looking after world in which we live. Thereby, Kier's vision for a salon-spa where health and beauty were intertwined also avoided harmful industry practices with the goal of having the most dainty of environmental footprints. House stylists aim to use green-friendly products, many of which are all-natural, vegan, and toxin-free. And a bottle-refill program helps keep plastic away from landfills and fire breathers. Therapists also perform reiki reflexology and shamballa services.
Kier's goodwill extends beyond the salon-spa's walls. A Green Circle Salon membership ensures that foil and spare hair are shipped off for reuse, and participation in the University of Waterloo's WellFit program helps provide support for cancer survivors.
Bella Spa's expert aestheticians employ a combination of North American and European techniques to lavish rejuvenating spa services upon weary bodies. The staff is passionate about the art of spiritual healing, emphasizing individuality while helping clients to achieve peace and tranquility by explaining hard-to-figure-out magic tricks. Their spread of spa services includes a full menu of massage therapies alongside mani-pedis, organic facials, and waxing services. They also provide a range of tanning services, including access to premium turbo tanning beds.
Facials and body wraps join massage therapy and cosmetic services at Urban Body Health Spa, where treatments are available either à la carte or as specially curated packages. Aestheticians tend to faces, feet, and sensitive areas with a menagerie of skincare products from high-end brands such as Thalgo, Gehwol, and RVB. In the event that both duty and beauty call at the same time, the aestheticians hop in their glamorization wagon to gussy up guests during at-home spa parties that are generally devoid of pinatas.
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.