Feeling lost in the hustle and bustle of Toronto? Take the time to relax and re-energize the mind and body at one of the city’s top day spas. These luxurious spas specialize in all types of different treatments designed to pamper visitors and put them at ease.
The Quartz Crystal Spa at the Trump International Hotel & Tower
Encompassing the 31st and 32nd Floor of the Trump International Hotel & Tower, the Quartz Crystal Spa offers patrons a range of therapeutic treatments, along with a fitness centre, heated saltwater lap pool and dry sauna. They also have a fully equipped makeup bar and hair salon, which can help female guests look fabulous after all of the hair-disheveling relaxation treatments.
This 15,000 square foot getaway takes its modern black and white decor to the next level by channeling old Hollywood glamour. A sense of extravagance and indulgence is not lost on its patrons and before the start of every treatment visitors choose their drink of choice from a tea menu in the relaxation room and are then ushered away to a private suite.
In keeping with the 19th century Russian quartz baths tradition, their wide range of treatments utilizes the healing properties of quartz mineral to revitalize the mind and body. One of their most popular treatments is the Purifying Oxygen Facial which gives dehydrated skin a much needed moisture boost. Effused with pumpkin enzyme along with vitamins and minerals, this treatment helps cell reparation and collagen production, leaving tired skin looking bright and supple.
The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel
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The newly built Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville offers a spa unlike any other in Toronto. Taking its design inspiration from the “go green” movement, this spacious luxury facility evokes a refreshingly nature-friendly and minimalist atmosphere while still managing to cater to its guests every need.
Along with their 17 treatment suites, they also offer a steam room, and an indoor pool that offers a terrific view of the city. With a clear emphasis on sustainability and well-being, they also have a yoga and pilates program, which is taught by the renowned experts at 889 Yoga.
Be sure to indulge in a facial treatment while visiting the spa, like the European Classic which uses Hungarian Moor mud to minimize pores and draw out toxins or the exclusive “Au Naturel” organic facial that uses only USDA-certified organic ingredients to revitalize sensitive or reactive skin. The spa’s involve a deep cleanse, tone, and exfoliation process, utilizing hot towels to allow ingredients to penetrate and soothe delicate skin.
After every treatment guests are given personal feedback on how to improve their daily skin care regimen with personalized product suggestions.
The Hammam Spa
For more of a laid-back day spa take a look at Hammam Spa which can be found in the trendy King West garment district. Since 2005, they’ve been a local favorite that takes a holistic approach to spa therapy, offering a range of massage and skin rejuvenation services like their invigorating coffee scrub and Monticelli Mud Wrap. Amenities include the prized Turkish steam room, a fully equipped nail bar with a wide range of Deborah Lippman polishes, as well as several private suites, which are perfect for couples!
Built underground, it’s the perfect subterranean getaway from the city and its warm décor – honey wooden floors, exposed brick walls, and Middle Eastern designs – makes it appealing to both sexes.
Inspired by the ancient European tradition of communal baths, owners Antonio Tadrissi and Zark Fatah, wanted to create a place where people could undergo a ritualistic cleanse, while partaking in communal gatherings, which explains the emphasis on couples therapy and the co-ed steam room.
Exuding with essential oils, the steam room is made entirely out of black slate, imitating a private grotto. The only decorations in this private arena are onyx bowls filled with cold water, allowing the body to cool down after the steaming process. There is also a mini fridge outside the steam room with pitchers of chilled water flavored with slices of lemon, orange, and lime.