Sometimes lying in a tanning bed surrounded by warmth can be a relaxing experience. Now add a massage and a facial to that. Nestled inside Tropical Paradise Tanning Salon & Spa, All About You! enhances tanning sessions with body treatments that include aromatherapy massages and skin-clearing facials. A one-stop beauty-maintenance shop, All About You! is also filled with beauty professionals who tend to nails and wax away unwanted body hair or add drama with eyebrow tints.
At Within, passionate nutritionist and reflexologist Jennifer Forbes guides patients on a holistic path to health and wellness. After personally experiencing the powers of reflexology to help her heal from second-degree frostbite, Jennifer earned her diploma in the field, and now shares the practice’s benefits of relaxation, stress relief, and enhanced circulation with clients. Her nutritional consultations yield custom plans for diet and lifestyle changes that alleviate fatigue, depression, and cardiovascular irregularities. Toxin-banishing ion cleanses flush the body’s joints, organs, and lymphatic system to revive energy and relieve pain. Patients can also get a muscle-response allergy test and take advantage of ear candling to evict waxy buildup and catchy jingles for sweet potatoes from their heads.
Jim Aru wasn't always a believer in chiropractic care, but it has had a profound impact on both his professional and personal life. After suffering a lower-back injury while playing football at Queen's University, he agreed to put his skepticism aside and follow a suggestion to see a chiropractor. Aru found a renewed athleticism and freedom from pain after treatment, and decided that he wanted to help other people experience that same healing. While earning his doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic, he met fellow student Heather Voisin. The two chiropractors are now married, and continue to lead a healthy lifestyle together: Doctor of Chiropractic Aru coaches rugby at a local high school and is on the Cambridge YMCA's board of directors, and Doctor of Chiropractic Voisin has run in multiple marathons. Of course, the duo also receives regular chiropractic care to maintain their overall wellness.
Dr. Aru assists patients with a variety of adjustment techniques at Aru Chiropractic, including the table-based Thompson technique and the traditional Diversified method. He also employs the Gonstead Technique, which uses a heat-sensing instrument to identify subluxation patterns and incoming acorn missiles launched by squirrels. Prior to treatments, patients kick back in a welcoming reception area replete with warm red-and-orange paintings, wood floors, and bright floral arrangements.
LM Beauty Clinic and Just Nails and More are two separate businesses with one common goal: to enhance natural beauty through treatments for the skin and nails. Both locations revitalize complexions with botanical emollients. For instance, fruit pulp—an essential ingredient of the grape wine peel—catalyzes exfoliation while it feeds skin a healthy blend of polyphenol nutrients, antioxidants, and peeled grapes. LM Beauty Clinic takes its skincare options one step further, adding concentrated light or radiofrequency energy to tighten skin or diminish cellulite. Aestheticians at each business amplify lashes with real mink extensions, enhance eyes with permanent makeup, or strengthen nails with a choice of three odour-free, non-yellowing gel nails.
At The Pines Spa, certified aestheticians swathe guests in customized elixirs designed to draw out the body's natural luminescence. The intense-hydrating facial swaddles faces in a nourishing mask loaded with hydrating serums, ameliorating the skin damaging effects of high-noon showdowns and swimming pools filled with money. The rejuvenating facial presents a speedier treatment for less weathered visages. Skin savants exfoliate dull flesh and apply a rejuvenating treatment, resulting in a complexion as youthful and refreshing as a piglet-powered table fan. Alternatively, guests seeking customized cosseting can opt for the specialized facial. An able aesthetician will concoct a brew for treating each customer's unique facial terrain, drawing from The Pines Spa's cache of nourishing serums.
The expert nail technicians at Pretty in Pink Studios nurture hands and feet with pampering and nail-painting services. Hands prepare for glamorous roof-raisings with colourful coats of Shellac’s soak-off gel polish. Each gel layer bathes briefly under the glow of ultraviolet light, hardening the polish and strengthening nails’ resolve to stop petting the cat backward. During the manicure, which lasts about 30–45 minutes, nail tenders shape nails, curb delinquent cuticles, and administer a soothing massage. Toes wiggle with renewed vigour after the spa’s 35- to 45-minute pedicure, during which technicians whittle toenails and tame cuticles, exfoliate heels, and reward treaders with a massage. A final polish makes feet as beautiful as the spa’s rotating selection of local art, which incorporates jewellery, paintings, knitted goods, stained glass, and mosaics of Achilles’ exfoliated heel made from chipped polish.