Enjoy Some Slow Time At A Victoria Spa
If you want to relax and pamper yourself, there is nothing quite like a day at a spa, and in BC, there are plenty options. A deep massage is perfect for getting all of those kinks out of your muscles, and there's nothing more luxurious than a body wrap. Manicures and pedicures just add to the experience, and the truth is that they just make you feel good about yourself. If you live in the Victoria area, there are a number of world class spas to try out, so why don't you give yourself a treat. In our opinion, some of these really are the pinnacle of slow leisure!
One place that you should not miss is The Spa at Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort. This is set right in the heart of Victoria on the historic Inner Harbour, which is only a few minutes' walk from downtown shopping and dining. The European style spa is located right in the resort, and offers Eminence Organic facial treatments, including toning, exfoliation, masques and moisturizers that leave your face with a natural glow. This is the same sort of high end skin rejuvenation Kansas City clinic Vargas offers, so you are in for a special experience. There are also many other services on offer, including hydrotherapy, aromatherapy massages and hot stone treatments. A day at the spa also includes access to the health and fitness center at the main resort.
If you want to enjoy all the luxury of a spa trip without any of the guilt, pay a visit to the Parkside Hotel and Spa, a new 'green' hotel that again is located right in the center of Victoria. The hotel is committed to corporate environmental responsibility, and has been awarded a Five Green Key eco rating from the Hotel Association of Canada. The spa there is an oasis of tranquility, offering everything from full body massages through to its signature 'phytomer' facials, the ultimate in relaxation. You can also have a certified makeup artist give you a complete makeover, and if you take your teenage daughter along, they will give her a makeup lesson along with her facial and makeover.
For something with a more sporting tone, take a trip to the spa at the Bear Mountain Golf Resort. Play around in the morning on one of two stunning 18 hole courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son, and then spend the afternoon at the Sante Spa Victoria. Here you can sit in the spa lounge and drink in the stunning surrounding country and city views, or spend time soaking in the mineral pool, this is guaranteed to get out all of those little aches and pains. If you found tramping around the course in the morning a little too much for your feet, you can even take a Mulligan, which is a river rock foot soak followed by a foot and lower leg massage. If you put your faith in science, you can also get a comprehensive analysis of your skin's condition using the latest in UV photo imaging. You will then get customized recommendations about how to keep your skin looking its very best.
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