Like a potato, if the human body is not properly mashed and moisturized, it will never be used for anything more than a science-project battery. Make sure your body is properly fluffed and buttered with today's Groupon: for $59, you get two 90-minute rejuvenation packages for one person, which each include 10 minutes on a T-Zone vibration machine, 20 minutes on a TheraMax massage bed, and one hour of halotherapy at Amethyst Spa & Salon (a $190 value).
Amethyst Spa & Salon soothes away stress and moulds bodies with spa services expertly administered by a licensed and experienced aesthetician and holistic practitioner. Shake away corporal surplus with 10 minutes on a T-Zone vibration machine, which is said to equate to about a one-hour workout at the gym or three minutes doing jumping jacks while balancing on Pinocchio's nose. Next, TheraMax therapeutic massage beds send warm jade rollers under weary dorsa for a 20-minute soothing full-back massage. Finally, allergies, acne, psoriasis, and asthma may meet their collective maker during a one-hour halotherapy session in the Salt Cave Toronto. Visitors breathe in the dry vapours of salt micro particles and minerals that are said to help pummel chronic ear infections, blast away bronchitis, and season midtreatment snacks.
Amethyst Spa & Salon maintains a squeaky-clean practice, using only sterilized tools and equipment. Spa-goers can extend their day of rejuvenation by reclining in comfy chairs, enjoying refreshments, and donning full-length robes. Sitting sojourns by the fireplace provide the perfect locale for foot warming and knitting aromatherapy cardigans.
Amethyst Spa & Salon
Amethyst Spa & Salon was founded in 1973 by Yvonne Wilson, who continues to own and operate the center. A licensed aesthetician and holistic practitioner, she has carved out a space where creature comforts tend to the spirit while practitioners tend to the body. Upon arrival, clients are invited to slip into a comfy full-length robe and sip on a complimentary beverage. After treatments, they can relax in the lounge, where soft music, a fireplace, and beverages prolong the effects of their treatment and delay a return to the outside world and to still-unfinished Yahtzee games in their 19th hours.
Of course, it's what happens between those bookend spa moments in that has kept Amethyst in business for more than 40 years. Clients indulge in a deluxe power repair facial, its fruit enzyme exfoliants coaxing radiant colours from the skin. Or, they revel in a warm seaweed and mineral mud wrap, during which botanical extracts send aromas into the air while nourishing ingredients work their magic. The spa also features manicures and pedicures, a salt cave, and a thermo acupressure massage bed.
1472 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M4J 1N4