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Exploring the latest in spa treatments and services specific to the betterment of women’s health and wellness
As we exit, slowly but hopefully, surely, out of the pandemic environment and into a post-pandemic era, Canadians are increasingly placing significantly more emphasis on improving their physical and mental health and well-being. As a result, spas and other hospitality facilities across the country are beginning to take note, enhancing their treatments and services and innovating to arrive at more effective results for their guests, particularly when it comes to improving the health of women. With this in mind, here are three spas offering treatments that help to augment women’s wellness.
Breast care treatments
For most women, breast tenderness or pain is experienced at one point or another in their lives. The tenderness or pain can be brought on by a number of different reasons, including breast disease or injury, premenstrual symptoms (which can involve tenderness and swelling), as well as symptoms related to post-surgical procedures (such as reductions and biopsies), to name a few.
Despite the cause of the tenderness or pain, Spa Utopia in British Columbia offers its guests a range of therapeutic massages that have been developed to improve the blood and lymphatic circulation to the breast, resulting in the enhanced blood flow that’s so critical to tissue nourishment and lymphatic flow, which is an important factor in ridding the body of harmful toxins.
The spa’s website says that the facility’s goal is to “decrease pain and tenderness, improve the mobility of scar tissue and to lower the risk of breast disease.” To do so, before treatment is undergone, visitors to the spa receive a consultation with a senior registered massage therapist who will help develop the most appropriate breast care treatment plan, which will be administered by a practitioner who has a minimum of 1,000 hours of clinical practice experience and has successfully completed advanced training in breast care.
For more information about Spa Utopia and its breast care treatments, visit SpaUtopia.ca.
The power of pedicures
For those suffering with diabetes, a little bit of love for the feet might be just what the doctor ordered. According to Curafoot — a leading pediatric care clinic — a pedicure, applied by experts in a professional environment, can do wonders to help the body better process blood sugar by helping to increase insulin absorption within the body.
The clinic, which is run by pediatric specialists, offers a range of services, from consultations with doctors and medical pedicures to sports injury assessments, and works with visitors to find treatments and products that can help improve their foot care.
More importantly, however, for those suffering with diabetes, CuraFoot also specializes in diabetic foot assessments, which include an examination for corns, calluses, and changes in foot shape; tests for numbness or changes in sensation; questions about diabetes management and foot care; assessment of footwear to ensure it is not contributing toward any problems; and professional advice on foot care.
For more information about CuraFoot’s treatments and service, visit Clinic.CuraFoot.in
Rejuvenation and relaxation
One of the most often overlooked aspects of ensuring one’s overall health and wellness is providing the opportunity to find mindfulness through rejuvenating relaxation. At Sweetgrass Spa, it’s what its experience is centred around.
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, within an elegantly restored 19th-century building, the women-only spa offers a plethora of treatments and services aimed at relaxing visitors, providing them with a luxurious and peaceful space where they can unwind and find the peace and mindfulness they not only crave, but require.
The spa’s services — which include facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, and more — have received numerous awards, and promise to cater to visitors’ every need.
For more information about the Sweetgrass Spa and its services, visit SweetGrassSpa.ca.