Category: Spa

Unwinding at Spa Nordik, North America’s Largest Spa

If you find yourself in Ottawa or Quebec, run, don’t walk, to Nordik Spa Nature. This is North America’s largest spa, and it’s oh so worth spending every minute here. The spa is only 15 minutes away from Ottawa, making it super convenient if you happen to be in town. This massive spa gets it’s roots from Scandinavian countries. They have 10 outdoor baths, 9 saunas, a floating salt water pool (my favourite!) a panoramic pool and multiple restaurants. Paradise? Yes.

The layout

When exploring the spa, it helps to know a little bit about how it’s laid out. The Kaskad area is great if you want some peace and quiet. This is a silent zone. If you still want to chat, but don’t want to be too loud, the Borëa allows you to speak quietly. It’s called the whisper section and it’s perfect for couples. Finally, if you’re here with a few friends and you really want to celebrate the Panorama area is the place to be. Talking is allowed and you can even drink in some of the pools. (more…)

Mother’s Day at Elmwood Spa

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Uh oh! Stuck without a gift for Mom? Elmwood Spa has some amazing spa packages. My favourite is the Exotic Escape for Two Retreat($299) that comes with Water Therapies, a 50 minute Couples Swedish Massage and a 4 Course Dinner for two at Bangkok Garden. It also includes a relaxing gift to take home, Bath Fizzies. Not your cup of tea? A gift card lets Mom choose her own package!

See all of the packages and options at Elmwood Spa

Win a Couples Massage at the Hammam Spa

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Sometimes the best Valentine’s Day gift is the simplest one. There’s no need to go over the top. Why not give a spa gift card?

The Hammam Spa is one of my favourite spas in Toronto. I love their 500 square foot Hammam.

“Hammam” translates to “Ritualistic Bath”, and it’s a traditional Turkish bath. Turkish Baths traditionally functioned as steam-filled grottos for segregated social gatherings of the upper classes. Women and men would lounge among themselves, enjoying fragrant steam and luxurious body treatments while discussing politics and gossip.”

The Hammam is co-ed, so you can bring your significant other! (more…)

Day Trip: Escape to Ste Anne’s Spa

1-OctoberSte Anne’s Spa is, without a doubt, my favourite spa in Ontario. The property is located in Grafton, within a sprawling 400 acres of countryside. This full service spa is in fact a resort with a full service restaurant, treatment rooms, outdoor water therapies, a bakery and cottages if you’d like to spend the night.

I visited the spa one weekend for a day of rest and relaxation. As soon as you step onto the property, you immediately feel welcomed by the friendly staff.
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Beauty Prep at WAXON Waxbar

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With TIFF rolling into town and everyone beautifying for the star studded film fest, I chatted with Lexi Miles, the founder of the ultra luxe spot, Waxon Waxbar, about all thing unwanted hair.

What’s the most popular waxing service for women and men?
The Brazilian! A lot of Women are all about going bare down there – the smoother the better! For Men, ‘ The Full Back Combo ’ is the most popular male service and we aren’t complaining about it. When it comes to manscaping, we advise clients it’s all about personal preference but we draw the line at back and shoulder hair…guys, it’s just not hot. (more…)

Take a Break at the Hammam Spa

The holidays can be a pretty stressful time. All that rushing around to get gifts, maybe working extra hours to meet end of the year deadlines…don’t forget to take care of yourself!

I was getting stressed out, so I headed to the Hammam Spa at King & Spadina. Hammam Spa is a full service spa in a convenient location.

When you step into the spa it feels like you are in a quiet oasis somewhere else.The spa provides wraps, robes, slippers, and everything else you need in order to enjoy your visit. (more…)

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