health & beauty DREAMS AND DIAMONDS In-home services from Shear Heaven Salon & Day Spa in Ajax include “A Dream Day” that features a body wrap, facial, manicure, pedicure, shampoo and style, and lunch. Another popular option is a “Total Body Facial”, with body polish, manicure and pedicure, a whole body experience bound to help melt stress. Think diamonds — Sanctuary Day Spas offer “Model Shine”, a firming and hydrating body treatment. With the purpose of remodeling your silhouette, the process starts with a full body glycolic peel, followed by a massage using emulsions containing powders of diamond, hematite and amber. The desired result of using this cosmetic micro-layer technology is smooth and visibly-sculpted skin. gift and the opportunity to enjoy all the resort amenities. Kick it up or just kick back — it’s optional! Book “The Stress Express” to Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton. Board the train at Toronto’s Union Station, get off in Cobourg and be whisked to the Spa for a fun and relaxing day that includes a three-course lunch, afternoon tea, a generous spa allowance, a group wellness class and use of spa facilities. Check out the Eucalyptus Steam Room and the Fieldstone Grotto with hot tub, plunge pool and lap pool where you swim against the current or just enjoy the waves. You and your bridal attendants will feel like new women when you take the return trip to Toronto. Jennifer Hipwell, Spa Director at The Spa at White Oaks, notes that the “spa” party is favoured as a way for a bride and the special women in her life to celebrate. Bridal attendants, mother-of-the-bride and motherof-the-groom spend the day enjoying spa treatments, relaxing by the pool, ordering wine and cheese and savouring a precious time-out together. A several-hour session at a spa could include a manicure, pedicure and tasty treats. Multi-station spas provide the opportunity for several girls to enjoy a relaxing interlude together. SPECIAL TREATS FOR SPECIAL PEOPLE In the turbo-speed world we all live in, a gift that includes relaxation is always welcome. Spa getaways are a great option for bachelorette parties or as a treat for bridal attendants. The Briars at Jackson’s Point finds its “Soul Sisters Getaway” is a very popular choice. The package includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, a 1/2 hour manicure, treats, a spa DON’T FORGET THAT “SPA” FEELING — SCHEDULE IN SPA BREAKS IN THE BUILD-UP TO YOUR BIG DAY. Photos courtesy of Ste. Anne’s Spa Photo courtesy of The Spa at White Oaks 52 Wedding Essentials 2013