Travel to Wellness, October 2013, New Beauty Bar Menu at Glow Medi Spa
SUPER PEDI INTRODUCED AS PART OF GLOW MEDI SPA'S BEAUTY BAR MENU
Glow Medi Spa, one of Toronto’s busiest and most popular medical cosmetic clinics, has recently extended their offerings to include a Beauty Bar and Spa Services menu.
The 12-year-old medi spa – located in the city’s ritzy Yorkville neighbourhood and best known for its medical esthetic services - now offers a “softer” selection of beauty and body treatments.
"Where a regular pedicure is like applying make-up, this is like a facial."
Signature offering include the botanical-based and nutrient-enriched sunless tanning system and the medical-grade Supreme Pedicure with products and protocols by the renowned U.K.– based podiatrist Margaret Dabbs, dubbed Queen of Feet. It’s one of the best have had anywhere. Read what makes this pedicure different.
What makes this pedicure different? First of all, the bulk of the work is done when the feet are dry. “Soaking the feet, masks what I am trying to treat,” says the Dabbs-trained Ellis Holevas, training manager for Beauty Next Group, the Toronto-based distributors of medical grade, luxury products.
The “no pre-soak” policy means, “we can actually see and work on problems such as calluses,” says Holevas. The filing tool is another point of differentiation: “compressed crystal nail files are used,” Holevas explains, “because they exfoliate the nail and skin evenly so both grow back evenly.” Then there’s the emu oil-based, Margaret Dobbs product line. Holevas says emu oil has been tested and shown to have some of the same analgesic properties as Ibuprofen and can help with swelling and pain as well as treating nail damage and dry cracked feet. And, finally, it’s more about the massage than the soak.
“Where a regular pedicure is like applying make-up, this is like a facial,” says Holevas. I tried this Super Pedicure and found it to be very deserving of its name. One of the things you’ll notice is that the feet feel somewhat tingly and extra-ordinarily light.
The other item of note is the luxury polish line Rococo – free of DBT, formaldehyde and toluene. I was treated to a classic French Manicure and it’s been more than a week now and still no chipping. At $20 a bottle it’s a bit of a splurge but definitely worth the price if only for its staying power.
Glow Medi Spa is a beautiful boutique-medical-esthetics-clinic-meets-spa but the point of distinction here is the staff led by founder/medical director Dr. Diane Wong. Dr. Wong not only searches the world to find the most effective products and treatments available, she gives her clients time and personal attention not only for the schedule treatment they are receiving but is also very generous with the dispensation of her wellness tips for all-round healthy living.