The technicians at Seasons Beauty & Spa offer a variety of soothing and beautifying experiences. Their services include body treatments such as Swedish massages, sugar scrubs, and foot massages, along with waxing, eyelash extensions, and facial treatments.
Cutting-edge technology and New Age philosophies collide at Canadian MediPain Centre, where treatments are based on groundbreaking medical research, but remain entirely noninvasive. GaitScan technology puts the focus on the feet, capturing 2-D and 3-D representations of pressure distribution to help identify improper alignments impacting other joints throughout the body. Canadian MediPain Centre also has a location based in Calgary.
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.
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.
Walls the color of plump purple grapes offer a vibrant burst against slate-grey floors and black-leather salon chairs. Amid these calming accents, skilled stylists craft sleek hairdos and bedeck tresses with subtle and bold color highlights. Cinderella also cleans up eyebrow outskirts with its specialty threading services.
At Evergreen Skin Care & Salt Therapy, everyday elements such as sodium and oxygen become powerful instruments of rejuvenation. Visitors can step into a specialized salt room for 45-minute sessions, where a generator reproduces the atmosphere of a salt cave. The microscopic particles in the air help to clear the nasal and bronchial passages for easier breathing, even working to offset allergy and cold symptoms. At the same time, they combat skin concerns such as psoriasis and eczema.
The staff also administers skincare services. Treatments range from microdermabrasion to oxygen facials and blemish-removal treatments. Clients can complement a newly refreshed complexion with one of many alternative-wellness therapies, such as acupuncture, massage, reflexology, or a warm bask beneath far-infrared lights.
Elaine Choi studied at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, as well as the Traditional Acupuncture and Moxibustion Academy in Korea. It was through these experiences that she came to believe that optimal health can be achieved through combined treatment of the mind and body. Now in the comfort of her cozy studio, clients can solicit Elaine for Korean meditation techniques, or unblock congested energy channels with one of her signature acupuncture treatments.