In the last four weeks I have flown to Salt Spring, enjoyed the BC Shellfish Festival in Comox, walked around Stanley Park with Talaysay Tours, attended the Jessie Awards, participated in a farm tour in Pitt Meadows, attended a wedding and hiked in Montana. It’s been almost a month since my pedicure at A Touch Above in Vancouver and my toes still look as shimmery and shiny as the first day I walked out of the spa and into Cambie Village.
A Touch Above Vancouver Spa
A Touch Above is an unassuming day spa on Heather St near 17th in Vancouver, specializing in waxing, facials, pedicures, eyebrow shaping, body care, treatments for men, and more.
My pedicure was in a private room and it included a foot soak, callous work, nail clipping and shaping, cuticle care, buffing, massage and polish. I even had the Dremel Power Buffer go to work on my cracked, dry feet and perfectly smooth them out which was far less intense or stressful than having someone slice your skin off with a blade.
The location calms you even before you walk through the door as it’s just a few blocks west of Cambie Village in a quiet residential area. The spa was loaded with quality products and featured treatment rooms, cozy nooks, and open areas. It felt like ‘your friendly neighbourhood spa’ which offered more than a quick in-and-out express pedicure. I only spent about an hour at A Touch Above and while the time was short, the quality was top notch.
If you do wish to make an event of a pedicure with friends there is a group area but I enjoyed my private room and chatting with Kim Yuen who did my pedi. Their motto of “providing all the best of the downtown spas without the high prices and parking hassles” rings true (I even just took the Canada Line to my appointment and back).
With my pink toes still shining bright and heels still ‘sandal worthy’ I am very pleased with my pedicure ($53 + $5 for Dremmel buffing). As you can see from the Yelp reviews, I am not alone in my praise of this local spa. Follow A Touch Above on Facebook and Pinterest to learn more and find them at 3284 Heather St at 17th or (604) 875-9228.