Category: Spa Visits

A Visit to the Newly Renovated Miraj Hammam Spa

By Hermione Wilson Usually when I go to the spa I feel almost obligated to book a major body treatment – to get more bang for my buck I suppose – but when 2015/2016 Top 25 Spa winner Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie invited my editor and I to...

Floating Away at Float Valley

I was recently in Jamaica, floating in a pool on my back, looking at the big blue sky and feeling very zen as pool water sloshed around in my eardrums. This was not that. I didn’t know what to expect when Nadeem Jiwani, founder and owner of Float Valley...

Local Flavour at the Spa

When you visit a new country, are you the type of traveller who searches out familiar dishes or are you looking to try local delicacies? If you identify more strongly with the latter, you might appreciate these spa treatments featured at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts around the world. These...

Up All Night: Club D’Elite Spa Review

By Kelly Townsend Club D’Elite has several charms. The tropical decor, complete with palm trees and a clear blue sky overhead in the lounge area, immediately instilled a feeling of relaxation and comfort. When my colleague and I visited the spa in November, we felt immediately transported stepping into...

A Spa In The Country

By Hermione Wilson When I headed to Ste. Anne’s Spa on a Thursday morning, my mind was preoccupied with the work I was leaving behind at the office. It helped that the drive up was smooth and relatively traffic free. It was clear from the moment I neared Ste....

My First Time

By Hermione Wilson I discovered something about myself during my first ever visit to a spa: I don’t relax very well. There I was, getting an amazing double massage with my mother at Toronto’s Spa InterContinental and I was worrying about where to put my hands. Should I keep them tucked under...

A Return To Los Cabos

We’ve been to Los Cabos, Mexico, but we’ve never seen it like this before! When Hurricane Odile touched down in Los Cabos in September 2014, it left a lot of devastation it left in its wake – an estimated US$1 billion worth of damage, in fact.  For a resort...

Spa-tacular gal pal time

By Heather Ednie With the hustle and bustle of life in my 40s, I felt like I’d won a lotto over the past couple months as I had the chance to enjoy not one but two spa days with some of my BFFs. What could be better than quality...

Treatment Review: Thai Yoga Massage at Hilton Toronto’s eforea spa

No Pain, No Gain By: Nick Heffernan I am nervous as I’m ushered into eforea spa at Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Center for my first ever professional massage – a Thai Yoga massage. Lindsay, who you might be familiar with from this blog, has warned me that it might hurt. Thai Yoga...

VariLite Laser Treatment at Avenue Skin Care

By: Jodee Cave Medi-spas have taken the beauty and esthetics market by storm. They’re your one-stop shop for skin and beauty needs on a deeper level. If you’ve been following the blog you may know that one of my biggest insecurities is my uneven, sun damaged skin. I have...