Zealous MediSpa welcomes visitors into a world of soothing, medical-grade spa services, ranging from gel manicures and waxing to high-tech facials designed to treat rosacea, age spots, scars, and hyperpigmentation. Guests enthrone themselves in luxurious pedicure chairs underneath glittering crystal chandeliers or shrink stubborn adipose cells with noninvasive Lipo Laser treatments.
Affordable Day Spa's beauty professionals pamper clients with relaxing spa services such as facials, body polishes, and nailcare. Using paraffin-wax treatments, they soften and soothe backs, hands, and feet. To enhance massages, heated stones are used to deliver more effective heat therapy than rolling around on a floor made of heating pads.
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.
There actually is a vault at Vault Salon & Spa, but instead of locking away rubies and riches, the wide-open room welcomes visitors to its gourmet coffee. As profiled by Winnipeg Free Press, the owners, Amber Robinson and her father Frank Ostrowski, spared no expense when revamping the former bank building into a two-storey salon, spa, and forthcoming gym. They imported Italian and French furnishings that complement the space’s giant stained-glass windows and white-brick arches, and they hauled in the latest beauty equipment, including a Vichy shower imported from Brazil and a double-dry sauna.
Vault’s dedicated stylists echo this passion for perfection as they craft hair colours using Goldwell and Schwarzkopf dyes and create elegant curls with Doll Tools. Meanwhile, at the salon’s three nail stations, technicians decorate digits with the trendiest nail products and techniques, including OPI gel polish and duck tips—faux nails that also double as scuba flippers. And back in the spa, aestheticians armed with Image Skincare products spend their days brightening complexions or polishing bodies with Dead Sea–salt scrubs and mud wraps.
When they're not revamping looks or operating the cappuccino machine, Vault’s team is catering to bridal parties in the Wedding Room. Here, brides get dolled up for their big day while enjoying the room’s amenities, which include a TV, stand-up bar, and VIP elevator service.
Since developing their skills at schools such as Scientific Marvel and the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy, the ladies behind Envy Esthetics Studio have been perfecting outer appearances and lifting the spirits of their clients. Using pharmaceutical-grade Image Skincare products, the team's aestheticians neutralize blemishes and combat oily or dry skin with deep cleansing facials. Elsewhere in the spa, nail technicians fancy up hands and feet with shellac mani-pedis and a little top hat for each finger and toe. In private, tranquil treatment rooms, massage therapists help tense bodies shed stress and discomfort with relaxing bodywork.
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When Dr. Marthin Botha was studying pharmaceuticals in his home country of South Africa and earning his PhD in biochemistry in Switzerland, he was originally trying to become a medical doctor. He changed his focus after he found that he preferred the art of healing over the prescription of medicines. He went to Germany to study naturopathic medicine, charting a new path that would lead him to China to study the country’s traditional practices and to India to study ayurvedic herbal medicine. He brings this wealth of knowledge to Miracle Health Network, where he helps patients create treatment plans based on a 45-minute questionnaire they can take online or in the office.
He also oversees a staff that includes several experienced massage therapists. Their signature treatment, the Next Level massage, requires that two staffers work on a single patient; as one massages the patient's shoulders, back, and neck, the other works on the feet, calves, and kickstand that pops out from the calves. Staff members also perform ear candling and create weight-loss programs that incorporate energy-balancing treatments and whole-body-vibration therapy, which forges muscular strength and fires the metabolism.