6 Wellness Spots for Moms in Toronto
We need to appreciate the simple pleasures in life. A fabulous new eye cream, a quick mani/pedi, a good hair day or a great work out, and all of a sudden, things are looking brighter (maybe even under your eyes). Here are our picks for six wellness spots for moms in Toronto.
The latest in mummy tummy research, as uncovered by our local abs expert, Samantha Montpetit-Huynh, indicates that the secret to helping moms find that flat tummy again is called the Tupler Technique. Core Expectations offers assessments and in-home personal training for moms wishing to undertake their own ab rehab. Samantha is fun and vivacious, very encouraging, and truly dedicated to helping moms at all stages maintain strength and energy through exercise and nutrition.
It might be time to break up with your current skin regime and head to Consonant, the buzzed-about beauty destination on Yonge Street, north of Eglinton. They know we've all been burned by promises made by other labels, but this Canadian company offers an uncompromising position: 100% natural products, the highest possible concentration of organic botanical ingredients, and skin that truly looks and feels improved.
Need a blow dry in Bloor West? Don't toy with the idea of heading anywhere other than Cranberry Flirt. The pretty blow-dry bar also offers manicures, pedicures, and waxing services—and they know that we all love to get a great deal. Each Tuesday is two-for-one day—bring in a friend and one of you gets the same service for free (isn't a pedicure even more enjoyable if a friend pays for it?). And every Wednesday, there's a new deal to be had (i.e. free blow dry with a pedicure).
Alma, a spa located at Yonge and Eglinton, uses all natural, non-toxic products, in minutes. Think 10-minute facials or a variety of massages for $12. Alma offers quick manicures, pedicures, waxing and more, but our favourite is the Beautiful Foolishness service which includes three treatments performed simultaneously: a lip or eye treatment, followed by a lavender luxury manicure and pedicure, in under an hour.
The Ten Spot
The Ten Spot bills itself as the anti-spa, but don't be fooled—this Leslieville service is definitely a beauty spot, and gets rave reviews for quality, service, and speed (depending on the service). From quick in-and-out facials, manicures, and pedicures, to full waxing services, The Ten Spot is all about getting it done well. With a team of professionals dedicated to beautifying you in an hour, you won't find that zen experience you could be craving, but you'll get ‘er done.
Do My Hair
Mom entrepreneur (she's got two adorable toddlers) Deb McGrath has moms in mind with her blow dry and makeup bar, Do My Hair. Simply entering the elegant yet funky interior is a soothing experience—with its sparkly silver touches throughout and a glass of water and a cookie to greet you. Choose from a menu of hair styles and from one of the three product lines . Then relax in the adjustable chairs for a wash and hair treatment. And if it happens to be raining, Do My Hair offers ‘walk to your car service' with their signature umbrellas.