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Only in BC Treatments
You can get a soothing massage no matter what city you’re in, but in the Vancouver area, a number of high-end spas offer unique services and treatments that you’ll find only in British Columbia. From B.C. glacial clay treatments to organic wild seaweed wraps, here are a few services you won’t want to miss.
Pacific Rim Body Buffer at Willow Stream Spa
As with Vancouver, Willow Stream Spa in the Fairmont Pacific Rim seamlessly brings together influences from the Canadian landscape with those from Europe and Asia. The Pacific Rim Body Buffer treatment is a perfectly relaxing example of this: impurities are buffed away with this body polish using rice bran, jojoba oil and a natural exfoliating Bio-Maple™ compound, soothing and conditioning skin, leaving you with a radiant glow.
Sea Therapy Facial at CHI, The Spa
Located in the luxe Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver, CHI actually offers a whole menu of treatments inspired by B.C. indigenous traditions as part of their Sense of Place program. The Sea Therapy Facial uses protein-rich seaweeds infused with essential amino acids and vitamins to firm up skin and add a youthful glow. During the facial, the rest of the body is treated to a hot stone treatment, with a toxin- releasing massage of the neck, hands and feet.
Discover Vancouver at Sense Spa
Combining the best of sightseeing and spa pampering, Rosewood Hotel Georgia offers a unique Sense Spa Journey called Discover Vancouver. This experience includes a walk along the Stanley Park Seawall, where you can enjoy fresh marine air and scenic sights. Once you return to the spa, choose from a Vancouver Signature Sensation or Tides body treatment, followed by a Canadian Maple Pedicure, complete with a maple sugar scrub and foot massage.
British Columbia Glacial Clay Body Treatment at Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Whether you’re staying at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler for business or pleasure, take some time to enjoy the spa’s serene atmosphere and luxurious amenities. For smooth, glowing skin, try the British Columbia Glacial Clay Body Treatment. You’ll be treated to a full-body exfoliation experience using a vitamin-packed combination of heated glacial clay and wild seaweed.
Swedana Treatment at Vida Spa
Offering traditional Ayurvedic treatments with a luxury touch is what Vida Spa is all about. If you’ve indulged a little too much during your visit to Vancouver, their detoxifying and cleansing Swedana treatment might be exactly what the doctor ordered. After an Ayurvedic massage, you’ll be cocooned in a West Coast cedar steam cabinet with aromatic herbs customized to your dosha. Finish with an herbal powder brushing of your entire body to prevent the re-entry of toxins.