Indulgence is the theme at Natural Oasis Day Spa—whether aestheticians are performing facials with advanced Babor products or massaging away stress and last season's stomped grapes during thorough mani-pedis. Massages, meanwhile, ease tense muscles with broad, relaxing strokes, and gentle waxing and threading services clear out unwanted hair from across the body.
A mini spa located in the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Sueño Spa cossets male and female guests with seaweed and clay body wraps, chocolate facials, and products from brands such as Éminence Organic Skin Care and Wilma Schumann. Before a day at the spa, guests can take a few laps around a full-sized, heated outdoor pool or enjoy the hot tub and outdoor deck.
Though they claim bridal beauty as a shop specialty, the crew at City Heart Salon & Spa believes every day should be treated like a special occasion when it comes to appearance. Striving to be a one-stop-shop for all manner of aesthetic needs, they offer an impressive selection of personalized services that span the spectrum from massage to laser hair removal. Hair appointments begin with a consultation by a stylist that has undergone no less than 3 months of training under creative director Stephen Adams, and end with recommendations of the best products and wind-resistant head tents for at-home maintenance. Aestheticians also support glowing skin with five types of hydrating facials as well as eye treatments and microdermabrasion, and therapists enhance the relaxing benefits of six styles of massage—including two for expectant mothers—with an Aveda compound blended from fragrant flower and plant essences.
Whether by the manual artistry of a stylist and her scissors or the high-tech energy pulses of the i-Lipo device, the goal at Glamorous Beauty Salon's is always the same?to help clients achieve their image goals. In business for more than 12 years, Glamorous Beauty Salon staffs employees trained to do just that. Take the hairstylists, who craft new and trendy hairdos with cuts, coloring, and conditioning treatments. Take the aestheticians and technicians that help rekindle complexions with herbal facials and eyebrow threading. Then you have nail technicians and makeup artists to fill in the finer points of the body, and massage therapists, who lather muscles in pure essential oils before plying them until they're as a piece of taffy left in the microwave too long.
Glamorous also offers the option for more advanced beauty treatments by way of laser technology. The iLipo treatment, for instance, uses laser energy to break down fat cells and encourage inch loss, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction that means no hospital stay or recovery time.
For close to three decades, Nima?who specializes in clinical corrective facials?and the family members that help her operate her day spa have helped guests enhance the connection between their minds and bodies. This mission was further refined in recent years, when, after working long hours in the stressful, highly competitive beauty industry, the team knew it was time for a change from invasive surgeries and harsh chemicals. So, they set their sights on holistic body-beautifying treatments. Today, their menu of restorative services includes relaxing, organic sugar-scrub treatments and infrared body wraps designed to boost the metabolism with soothing thermal energy. Certified technicians also target stubborn fat cells with lipo-laser treatments or faradic-current sessions that, like doing the Running Man, simulate the effects of physical exercise.
Zen Wellness Spa?s aestheticians have a repertoire of spa services that range from traditional to advanced. This range of services allows them to offer a wider array of treatments when consulting with their clients on ways to fend off aging, weight gain, and stress. For example, they might recommend gua sha scraping therapy?a skin-tightening combination of friction and detoxification?for patients looking to reverse the tides of time. Otherwise, they might cocoon patients in infrared body wraps and usher them through the door to their infrared sauna. Throughout the week, their treatment rooms also house facials, microdermabrasions, waxing sessions, massages, and laser hair-removal light shows.