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Specialty Spa Treatments
Spa time isn’t just about treating yourself, it’s about loving yourself, and these four Vancouver spa treatments are perfect ways to do it. Some may seem exotic, but when relaxation is your destination, we don’t have any problem turning to extreme measures. Infrared saunas? Thermal baths? We say bring it on. Check out these extraordinary spa treatments, guaranteed to help you relax.
Beat Jet Lag
For many, the first hurdle to relaxing during a vacation is beating jet lag. The Jet Lag Recovery Package at The Spa at the Wedgewood combines a Thai Fusion Massage with a revitalizing Cinnamon Enzyme Facial and is guaranteed to revitalize and get you on the right time zone. The innovative massage soothes tired muscles with yoga-like poses and deep-tissue therapy, while the facial acts as a non-surgical face lift—firming, toning and tightening.
Welcome to Mancouver
With Canada’s first men’s concept spa, the team at Absolute Spa know how to treat a guy right! Their location in the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is free of the pastels you might expect at a spa; instead, you’ll find stainless steel, leather, and wood. Their classic Gentlemen’s Facial starts with an in-depth skin analysis before a deep cleanse, tone, exfoliation, and moisturizing treatment mask. If you’re not interested in anyone messing with your mug, consider their Mud Detox Body Treatment, or an energising body scrub with fresh rainforest essential oils.
East vs. West
We don't know which is better at Scandinave Spa Whistler, the outdoor Nordic thermal baths or the Thai yoga massage. Scandinave is a 20,000 square foot outdoor spa, with Scandinavian baths to jump in and out off, along with waterfalls, steam rooms, saunas and showers so you can alternate between warming and cooling your body. To add the ultimate relaxation to your experience, opt for a Thai Yoga massage, and make sure you leave enough time to chill out in the hammocks, sunrooms and by the outdoor fireplace.
Something new to Thai
It’s a familiar sensation to many Vancouver visitors: you want to continue to explore the city, but jam- packed days of walking the seawall, hopping on and off buses, and numerous outdoor adventures have left your muscles sore. Using tightly-packed packages of herbs wrapped in fabric as a massage tool, the Thai Hot Herbal Compress at Smile Thai Wellness might be the answer to your dreams. Herbs like lemongrass, turmeric, camphor and plai, combined with the heat and steam of the compress, offer a soothing remedy to aching joints and muscles so you’re ready for another day of exploring.