No brow, leg, upper lip, or underarm is too overgrown to be tamed by the hair-removal experts at Grace Beauty Spa. The aestheticians are as versed in waxing as they are in threading, an ancient technique that evicts unwanted strands using a single length of twisted thread to ensnare hairs in a delicate embrace. Beyond busting bristle all over the body, the spa also bolsters beauty with Dermalogica facials and microdermabrasion treatments that rely on diamond tips instead potentially irritating sprays of crystals or fire ants.
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.
Relaxation meets beauty at Delicate Care Spa and Laser Center, where licensed professionals treat skin and body to a wide range of pampering services. In the spa, aestheticians glaze faces with organic concoctions, from Hungarian products by Eminence to fresh herbs and spices. OPI polish tops off digits in the nail arena, where techs spoil hands and feet with paraffin wax, exfoliating scrubs, and sandals made of birthday cake. The med spa's technicians permanently laser away hair follicles from the body, limbs, and face, and perform hydrofacials to remedy oily and dry skin.
Nima's Day Spa, established more than 29 years ago in Vancouver, employs an army of aestheticians and medically trained staff members to target bodies with non-invasive treatments that aim to foster inch loss, cellulite elimination, and fat reduction. In private treatment rooms, skilled hands attach the LipoLaser's small probes and paddles to areas along the waistline, mid and lower abdomen, back, buttocks, and thigh area or arms, spending 30–40 minutes targeting fat cells in an attempt to render inch loss and to find a way to simply get along. U-Shape treatments set out to promote weight loss and firmer skin for approximately 20 minutes per session, and diathermy heat wraps raise subdermal temperatures in an attempt bolster circulation and bring warmth to all areas of the body. The roughly 50-minute wrap contours around men, women, and active houseplants to potentially abate aching limbs, ease joint pain, and quell sore muscles.
The practitioners at Ojus Healthcare all hail from India, where they each earned bachelors' of ayurvedic medicine and surgery (BAMS) degrees. Ayurveda's holistic therapies date back more than 5,000 years and are drawn from ancient Indian holy texts, or Vedas.
Using diagnostic techniques developed long before blood tests or x-ray glasses, the specialists at Ojus examine their patients' eyes, tongue, skin, and pulse to determine their overall constitution during an initial consultation. If toxins seem to be weighing a person down, a five-part panchakarma detox may be recommended. This regimen includes internal and external cleansing by way of warm oil massaged into the skin, ingested, dripped up the nose, and applied over the eyes. A steam box draws impurities out through the sweat glands and soft dough is used to form oil reservoirs on especially troubled areas.
Warm and inviting sums up the ambience at Koi Day Spa, where a skilled staff of aestheticians and massage therapists unleashes a range of relaxing services on clients. Calling upon all-natural and animal-friendly products, including Éminence Organic Skin Care products from Hungary, experts rejuvenate skin with a range of facials, from the salon's signature custom treatment to an exfoliating paprika facial, chock full of the peppery spice. Aching muscles can find relief in the hands of Koi’s licensed massage therapists, who spoil backs with hot stones and long and flowing Swedish strokes. In the nail salon, organic foot scrubs and fruit-packed lotions repair dry, callused skin before technicians adorn nails with vibrant polish or tasty Bugles. Clients can sip on complimentary beverages and nibble on decadent treats throughout their visit.