For many of us, the holidays can be stressful, and even more so in times of economic uncertainty
(PRWEB) December 4, 2008
Traveltowellness.com, the online magazine for the wellness-minded traveller, has identified 25 holiday deals available at spas across Canada.
"For many of us, the holidays can be stressful, and even more so in times of economic uncertainty," says Anne Dimon, editor of Travel to Wellness, spa and wellness travel writer and international spa-industry journalist, "so stress-reducing spa visits could very well be the perfect gift to give or to receive this holiday season."
Here's a sampling of what Canadian spas are offering this holiday season:
(Access the complete list at http://www.traveltowellness.com/spadealsfortheholidays )
Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, B.C.
The Grotto Spa's 60-minute Toast of the Town Facial uses a wine-inspired product line to refresh the skin. The treatment is followed by a chilled Mimosa.
Holiday price: $110
Absolute Spas, B.C.
Absolute Spas' Winter Warm-Up begins with an exfoliating luffa body scrub, followed by a treatment for fingers and toes, then a full body massage with organic Shea Butter blended with organic cranberry, pomegranate, blueberry fruit extracts and Vitamin E.
Holiday price: $249
Elmwood Spa, Ontario
Elmwood Spa in downtown Toronto is offering a Decadent Retreat including water therapies, a 50-minute skin freshening facial, a deluxe manicure and pedicure, a 60-minute Li'Tya body massage inspired by Australian-aboriginal healing rituals and a 3-course lunch.
Holiday price: $433
Grail Springs Spa, Ontario
Grail Springs Spa is offering a two-for-one deal on overnight packages. This Economy Buster for two includes accommodation, organic meal plan, a detoxifying mud bath or sea weed wrap and a $75 spa credit.
Holiday price: $990, two nights, double occupancy
Spa at Inn on the Twenty, Ontario
Inn on the Twenty is offering a gift package including seven spa experiences and five products - one item for each of the 12 Days of Christmas.
Holiday price: $442
100 Fountain Spa at the Pillar and Post, Ontario
The 100 Fountain Spa at the Pillar is offering a trio of treatments including a bamboo and wine scrub, a shea butter wrap, a deluxe pedicure and a bottle of SpaRitual polish for at-home touch-ups.
Holiday price: $235
Ste. Anne's Spa, Ontario
At Ste. Anne's, the Men Stay Free package offers men a free stay and all meals when accompanied by a partner paying the single rate for a special all-inclusive package.
Holiday price: $525
Holtz Spa, Ontario
Holtz Spa is offering a day package including 55-minute, anti-oxidant-packed Dark Chocolate Fondue Body Wrap, a Cranberry Manicure and an 80-minute Anti-Oxidant Facial.
Holiday price: $275
Le Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, Ontario
Le Scandinave Spa in Blue Mountain has a holiday package that includes all-day access to the various hot and cold therapies located both indoors and out, an embroidered terry robe, lunch at the Spa Bistro and chocolate treats.
Holiday price: $115
Spa Au Naturel, Brookstreet, Ontario
The Enchanted Retreat includes a 60-minute customized Swedish or Sports massage, a 40-minute manicure, a 60-minute pedicure in a vibrating, heated chair all topped off with a make-up application.
Holiday price: $225
Briars Resort & Spa, Ontario
A two-hour service starting with a Mimosa Champagne Body Wrap followed by a aromatherapy massage, a gift of Mimosa Body Lotion and a spa lunch served in the Tower overlooking the lake is all part of the Spa at the Briar's holiday package.
Holiday price: $217
The WaterSpa at Sir Sams Inn, Ontario
Sir Sams' Winter Soother package includes two nights in a guestroom with a fireplace, two 4-course candlelit dinners in the dining room, two full country breakfasts, two 60-minute massages (relaxation or aromatherapy) and use of the hydro-therapy circuit.
Holiday price: from $800 per couple
Le Spa at Fairmont Le Château Montebello, Québec
The Spa at the historic Fairmont Chateau Montebello is offering a One Day Spa package that includes a Bento Box or buffet lunch, a 45-minute massage, 45-minute manicure, 45-minute pedicure and a gift pack of products.
Holiday price: $169
Spa Eastman, Quebec
If you book four nights over the holidays (including Christmas or New Year's Eve) at Spa Eastman, you get the fifth night free. This offer is good for all packages with accommodations.
Holiday price: from $520 per person
AWAY Spa, Québec
Away Spa at Montreal's W Hotel has created a Winter Polish package that includes a 25-minute invigorating body polish, followed by a 55-minute hydrating massage with rich cream.
Holiday price: $130
Inn on the Cove & Spa, New Brunswick
The Spa at the Inn on the Cove has reduced prices on select à-la-cart treatments by 50 per cent for those who make a $5 cash or food donation to select local charities.
Holiday Price: 50% off select treatments
*Specials may be restricted to certain days, and taxes and gratuities may or may not be included in the holiday prices.