By pairing UV and UV-free tanning treatments with resort-like facilities, Tan FX has become Canada's fastest growing indoor-tanning franchise over the past decade. The company's numerous locations—scattered throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba—feature modern UV-tanning beds and booths capable of bronzing bodies in as little as 10 minutes and UV-free Mystic Tan systems that apply color in seconds. To ensure all tanning contraptions are used safely and properly, Tan FX keeps its Smart Tan–certified staff up to date on the latest industry knowledge with online training programs and in-person interviews with the sun.
Renee Hughes leads the team at Body Logic School of Esthetics with a skill set that could put a one-man band to shame—she's a master aesthetician, licensed massage therapist, certified colon hydrotherapist, Endermologie and lipomassage technician, and certified electrologist. Hughes’s team rises to meet her impressive pedigree as they dole out detoxifying wellness treatments, apply eyelash extensions and permanent makeup, and wield lasers to eradicate hair and land-speeders double-parked outside the office.
Knead to Unwind’s registered massage therapists customize their massages according to each client's needs with a blend of deep-tissue, relaxation, and trigger-point techniques. The two-storey clinic has a natural aesthetic, with walls in varying shades of green. Five private treatment rooms set the stage for relaxation with soft lighting, soothing landscapes, and low, cushioned beds that give therapists more leverage to work tension out of backs or locked safes.
Massage Athletica's certified therapists perform athletics-enhancing and injury-alleviating treatments on clients in a balance-focused therapeutic clinic setting. Patients arrive early for scheduled sessions to complete a survey detailing their treatment needs. After reviewing the form, therapists lead clients to a massage room for one-hour custom muscle-soothing sessions focused on performance enhancement or treatment of existing injuries. Tissue technicians apply modalities such as movement-based Active Release Techniques to address a wide range of soft-tissue concerns. Pre-event massages warm up muscles using fast and short strokes, while post-event massages flush out sports-related body toxins and victory-music residue through slower, longer strokes. Therapists also employ muscle-energy technique to heal strained relationships between opposite joint muscles, or apply gentle, sustained pressure to pained connective tissues in myofascial release. Specialties such as active-release techniques, kinesiotaping, and hydrotherapy may also be used in conjunction with traditional massage.
While the Fountain of Youth's location in the wild is as of yet unknown, when it's found, it will probably contain a large amount of the vitamins, plant extracts, and antioxidants that have been discovered to stave off the visible signs of aging. Forever Young Spa Boutique's goal is to connect clients with the treatments and products that harness these anti-aging effects. Its treatments take many different shapes and include photofacials, mink eyelash extensions, and several types of manicures and pedicures. The backbone of all these indulgent spa services, though, is Forever Young's curated selection of products. These include therapeutic essential oils, La Biosthetique Paris's makeup collection, and SeaVital products derived from Dead Sea minerals. The staff also uses extremely customizable Dermalogica skincare products that are all natural and never tested on animals or particularly realistic action figures.