Studies show that a high percentage of Canadians consider themselves overweight, and an even higher percentage believe they are being chased by Frankenstein's monster. Alter self-perceptions with today's Groupon: for $189, you get six body-contouring treatments and six whole-body vibration sessions (a $1,074 value) at Urban Body Clinic with locations in Uptown and Glenora.
Urban Body Clinic is a med-spa centre where a staff of highly trained skin and bodycare experts strive to spruce up clients' outer coverings using advanced treatments and cutting-edge equipment. Following a complimentary consultation, customers can put their necks, upper arms, abs, thighs, or even faces in the hands of a seasoned aesthetician brandishing an Accent body contouring system. The hand-held device targets fatty deposits below the epidermis using radio-frequency heat and bombastic talk-radio harangues. Designed to stimulate the production of fresh collagen in the skin by applying concentrated energy, the process can improve skin tone and texture and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Each session lasts up to 45 minutes and should result in only minimal discomfort. In Urban Body Clinic's snappy, 10-minute Proellixe whole-body vibration sessions, users don't have to do anything more strenuous than stand barefoot in place on a vibrating disc. As vibration courses through the body, muscles stretch and contract with no voluntary effort on the subject's part⎯a form of passive exercise designed to quickly impart a muscle-toning workout devoid of perspiration, heart-rate acceleration, or overloud weightlifting grunts.
Urban Body Clinic
Urban Body Clinic’s team of medical aestheticians uses cutting-edge technology to prove that creating beauty can be both an art and a science. Their laser treatments range from Zerona body contouring, which targets fat deposits with low-level beams, to laser hair removal, which eradicates unwanted stubble with swift flashes of energy. IPL photorejuvenation and fractional skin resurfacing harness the same light-based technologies, and microdermabrasion and six different facials use hands-on techniques to help slow the aging process or minimize redness, much like ceasing to wear a T-shirt emblazoned with your ninth-grade picture. Their arsenal of high-end beauty products— such as skincare solutions from CosMedics and self tanner from St. Tropez—help patrons maintain their glamorous new looks at home.