Local spa first in Atlantic Canada to offer non-invasive technologies for medical aesthetics and wellness

By Glenna Brown

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Needless to say, the past 18 months have made us all little worse for wear, both mentally and physically. Our activity levels changed from “get up and go” to “get up and sit at the kitchen table”. Eating a third bowl of Cap’n Crunch between Zoom meetings has not made us look or feel our best! It’s fair to say that the shift from in-office work to at-home work has meddled with our lives. Now, we’re ready to get our lives and bodies back on track.

John Good and Catherine Crosbie plan to help with that. The husband-and-wife duo are introducing a suite of non-invasive treatments at their new medical spa, Body Works Med Spa & Wellness on Dresden Row. In fact, you could call it a medical gym. The clinic opens in downtown Halifax on September 18th.

“Whether you want to get your pre-pandemic body back, kick-start a new healthy lifestyle, fit into pre-pregnancy clothes again, age with confidence, or look slim and fit forever, Body Works Med Spa & Wellness can help” says Catherine, who is the owner-operator. “We believe that everyone has the right to control their own bodies, take advantage of medical and aesthetic advances if they so choose, and feel good about their choices.”

With technology playing an ever-growing role in medical aesthetics and wellness, Body Works Med Spa & Wellness brought three top-of-the-line technologies to Halifax. All of the clinic’s services are technology-based and therapies are 100% non-invasive. In other words, they prioritize comfort and convenience – no scalpels, no anaesthesia, no needles, and no downtime required! After treatment, you can get right back to your regular routine.

The technology names – Emsculpt Neo, Exilis Ultra, and Emsella – seem a little intimidating at first, but their benefits are impressive. Two of them are body contouring technologies while the third is for urinary incontinence.

Let’s talk about Emsculpt Neo first. This technology uses radio frequency and high intensity-focused electromagnetic energies to reduce fat and build muscle. Clinical studies show that it permanently reduces fat by 30% and builds 25% more muscle on average. Can you believe it? Emsculpt Neo is perfect for treating areas like the abdomen, inner thighs, outer thighs, front thighs, and back thighs. Technicians can also change the device’s settings so that you build muscle only, which works great for treating the glutes, biceps, triceps, and calves.

To put this into terms that most people understand, a single treatment of Emsculpt Neo on the abdomen is equivalent to 20,000 crunches. Equally, a single treatment on the glutes is equivalent to 20,000 squats. Imagine telling your colleagues that you got 20,000 crunches or squats in before 11am! Emsculpt Neo is the only Health Canada-approved technology that builds muscle.

Conveniently, individual Emsculpt Neo treatments only take 30 minutes. Most people do the 4-treatment protocol over two weeks, with final results visible about 3 months later. This is a much faster result than other non-invasive body contouring options. Sign me up!

Emsculpt Neo costs $850 per treatment. Not only does it get you better results, but it’s a much better price point than the leading competitor technology, CoolSculpting. It’s also far less expensive than liposuction, which does nothing to build muscle. Body Works Med Spa & Wellness offers different deals every month so it’s worth inquiring about their special offers.

Exilis Ultra is the clinic’s second body contouring technology. In Nova Scotia, Exilis Ultra is only available at Body Works Med Spa & Wellness. This device uses radiofrequency and ultrasound energies to tighten skin, reduce fat in hard-to-get areas like under the chin, and smooth cellulite. You can use it almost anywhere on the body for different purposes. Since Exilis Ultra triggers new collagen production and improves skin quality, it’s a great alternative or compliment to surgery and injectables. Pricing starts at $350 per treatment for one whole area. The opening deal, which is only available until the end of October, offers Exilis Ultra treatments for $250 each (save $100 per treatment).

As for Emsella, it’s a breakthrough technology that treats and prevents urinary incontinence in women and men without downtime, invasive procedure, or even removing clothes. Using high intensity-focused electromagnetic energy, Emsella strengthens the pelvic floor muscles, which resolves or improves most cases of urinary incontinence. One treatment is the equivalent of doing 11,200 Kegels! It’s as easy as sitting fully clothed on the Emsella chair for about 30 minutes at a time, and the average person does the 6-treatment protocol over three weeks. In clinical studies, 95% of subjects report an improved quality of life. Emsella is the fastest solution to urinary incontinence available, and for most people, it’s also the easiest. Urinary incontinence affects a big segment of the population, including women who have given birth and men who’ve had prostate disease. It’s also a natural part of the ageing process.

Emsella costs $300 per treatment, which is $1800 for the 6-treatment protocol. While it’s not yet covered by insurance, the clinic can provide a medical note to make the treatment tax-deductible. As with all other services, Body Works Med Spa & Wellness has special offers every month to make the experience extra attractive. Until the end of October, buying the treatment protocol for Emsella gets you 2 for 1 Exilis Ultra treatments.

Other services use a combination of the three technologies. Core to Floor therapy uses Emsella and Emsculpt Neo to strengthen the whole core – from the pelvic floor to the abdominal muscles. It helps people maintain and regain neuromuscular control, strength, balance, intimacy, and vitality. The Non-Invasive Mommy Makeover is a package of treatments designed to address the common issues that moms have. It’s also customized to each client. Whether your baby is 9 months old or 35 years old, a Non-Invasive Mommy Makeover may be for you.

For anyone interested in services, the first step is to book a free consultation. These are available virtually or in-person at Body Works Med Spa & Wellness. Use their easy online booking platform at https://bodyworksmedspa.janeapp.com/ or call 902-405-0858. You can also email info@bodyworksmedspa.ca.

One of the things that stands out about Body Works Med Spa & Wellness is that Positive Body Image is one of their core values. The website says, “We all deserve to love our bodies. We want everyone who visits Body Works Med Spa & Wellness to leave feeling good about their body no matter what.” How encouraging is that?! For more information, visit www.BodyWorksMedSpa.ca or follow Body Works Med Spa & Wellness on Facebook and Instagram @BodyWorksMedSpaWellness. The clinic is located at 1535 Dresden Row, Suite 206 (the same building as Cora’s and Pete’s Frootique). Underground parking is available and they validate parking stubs for appointments.

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