Two Canadian spas take it to the next level
Grüner Baum Hotel And Spa
BAD GASTEIN, AUSTRIA
Hoteldorf Grüner Baum is set on 70 acres amidst the beauty of the mountains of Gastein and the Kötschach-Valley. The region’s healing waters and unspoilt nature have transformed Bad Gastein into one of the most renowned resorts. The thermal waters from 17 springs are up to 45°C on the surface. The warmth has a positive effect on the heart and circulation and is beneficial for the joints. The 1000m altitude also intensifies the success of healing. The spa’s menu includes exclusive beauty treatments, full body peels, different bathing and laser treatments. Many treatments are based on herbs from the local mountains along with high-quality alpine products, such as marmot, St John’s Wort and arnica oil.
Transformations Salon And Spa
Voted the number one day spa in the city of Indianapolis for four years in a row, Transformations Salon and Spa is more than just a hair salon—it’s a total beauty transformation, specializing in the very latest in hair, skin and nail care. The dedicated staff soothes the senses, calms the spirit and energizes with personalized consultations. Escape the stress of life surrounded by the soft colors of nature against a backdrop of music that gently rejuvenates your spirit. Transformations’ treatments include massage, facials, body polishes, and nail services, among other things. It carries the following product lines: Goldwell, KMS, Redken, Kerasilk, L’anza, A.G., Kenra, American Crew, Paul Mitchell, Opi, Creative, and Cosmecuticals and Repêchage.
The Elysium Spa, Hastings Culloden Hotel
Originally built as an official palace for the Bishops of Down, the Culloden Estate and Spa—one of the most prestigious five-star hotels in Northern Ireland—stands high on the wooded slopes of the Holywood hills, overlooking Belfast Lough and the County Antrim coastline. Palatial surroundings, fine antiques and the highest levels of personal service are combined to create a unique elegance. The spa—offers a full range of health and leisure facilities, and a full range of ESPA spa therapies. It incorporates eight treatment rooms and two dedicated relaxation suites. The spa health club also offers a full range of facilities, including a swimming pool, jacuzzi, marble steam room and needle shower and deluxe changing suites furnished with ESPA toiletries.