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To date, the Canadian Spa Industry & Health Canada does not have set standards, including infection control standards for spas. As a Spa Owner, with a hospital background, sanitization & sterilization is our highest priority. As a person utilizing esthetics and spa services you must be vigilant.

Here are a few suggestions on what to look for in all businesses supplying esthetics and spa services:

  1. Ask the receptionist at time of booking to verify that all service providers are accredited in their field.
  2. You should always be asked to fill out a health questionnaire before treatment. There are certain medications and health conditions that determine the type of care and the type of products that are safe to use.
  3. Check into the sterilization techniques used. Many salons and spas use UV Sterilizers to sterilize tools. These do not kill bacteria. All non-disposable instruments used must be sterilized correctly in order to protect you from what can be very serious health complications. Solutions used for sanitization and sterilization must be a hospital grade disinfectant that also includes protection against HIV, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis.

These are just a few of the things to ask about…Keep these points in mind when choosing your spa pampering, and your experience will be safe and relaxing.

At En Vogue, we sterilize all non-disposable tools in a professional grade autoclave. Any tools that can not be put in the autoclave are given to you to take home or are discarded. We use hospital grade disinfectant (Accel TB) to disinfect our Pedicure Chairs & Hydrotherapy Tub after each and every client, meeting all specified safety standards. We care about your health and safety.

En Vogue has been a member of the Leading Spas of Canada for ten years. In 2010, we decided to take our diligence one more step and applied for the National "Quality Assurance Approved" Designation. Please take the time to read the Press Release from Leading Spas of Canada.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me personally.

Patricia Cassell-Ogilvie