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The wonder spa

Published:Monday | April 2, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Therapist Tamara Roberts makes sure everything is comfortable for Natalie as she enjoys her steam wonder. - Gladstone Taylor/Photographer
Body mud and botanical herbs for cellulite and weight loss.
Sore joint and muscle relief botanical body mud

Most persons go to the spa to feel good. Now there is another reason to indulge and pamper yourself.

Imagine being able to lose weight, fight cellulite and ease your joint pains all in one go? Now you can with the steamy Wonder at anne martin cosmetics and spa. Identical to a sauna treatment, it is administered through a canopy on a massage bed.

Depending on your ailment, various herbs are placed into the steamer. If you are also doing a body wrap, an accompanying botanical mud will be applied to the body. Your face and neck are not directly exposed to the steam, making the experience much more comfortable. You may even have a facial while enjoying the steam treatment.

Stress Relief

The most immediate benefit of a canopy sauna treatment is relaxation. In just a few minutes the gentle warmth of the steam canopy softens hard knots of stress by loosening up your muscles, allowing you to relax in the privacy of the canopy.

Beautiful Skin

It helps eliminate impurities from the body's largest organ, the skin. As you perspire, your pores open and all the built-up sebum and impurities move out. Dead skin cells are softened and exfoliated, making way for new, softer skin. The result is that many common skin conditions improve with periodic or regular treatments. It also helps in the prevention of acne. Perspiration emulsifies the fat of the sebaceous glands, clearing them of sebum and bacteria, the build-up of which causes acne.

It also increases blood supply which flushes fluids to the skin's surface, thereby enhancing the development of collagen and eliminating dry skin and wrinkles.

Weight Loss

During a heat treatment, your heart works harder, pumping blood at a greater rate to boost circulation. Your metabolic rate increases during the sauna treatment, so you are burning calories, not just water.


The heat from the treatment speeds up the chemical processes in the body, making it one of the most simple and comfortable ways to rid the body of accumulated toxins. Sweat contains almost the same elements as urine, and the skin is sometimes called the third kidney.

Cellulite Reduction

The steamy canopy treatment used in conjunction with a detoxifying mud, essential oils and manual manipulation of the tissues, accelerates effective cellulite reduction.

Other benefits include joint-pain relief, for example arthritis; easing sore muscles; providing relief from the effects of allergies and improving circulation, thus reducing inflammation.

Now these are reasons to go to the spa.

Make an appointment today by sending an e-mail to or by calling us at 960-3134.