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.
Extremities inch into the spotlight with a mani-pedi at LNS Aesthetics, where repose and remodeling reign. After treading the serene waters of a soaking tub, upper phalanges receive a shaping and cuticle trim while their floor-dwelling counterparts are stripped of calluses and rogue lint colonies. Technicians then massage tender mitts and tootsies into a tranquility-induced stupor, evoking the essential stillness for polish application. Avoid tantrums from other attention-starved areas by indulging in one of the spa's other treatments, including massages, Brazilian waxing, and facials.
In 1997, Dr. Norbert Egger developed the innovative concept for effectively whittling away inches by merging medical therapies with regular exercise and metabolism-boosting nutrition. Dr. Egger's Hypoxi method has since grown to include its own line of exercise equipment and an intensive training program for consultants, who are stationed in 40 countries around the world. Certified consultant Sabine Hutter leads the fight against flab at Hypoxi Waterloo, where she lines her sunlit space with machines resembling space pods or massage beds—including the Vacunaut, S120, L250, and Hypoxi Dermology. The machines' chambers apply vacuum and compression therapies to targeted areas, working in tandem with elliptical trainers or stationary bikes to boost circulation and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
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.