4 Vancouver spa treatments that will soothe your body and soles

4 Vancouver spa treatments that will soothe your body and soles

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Frequent-flyers: Do you love travelling, but hate jet-lag? We hear you!

With so much to see and do in our fabulous city, we want you to be able to experience it all — without the unwanted effects of jet-lag.

These 4 superb spa treatments are guaranteed to rejuvenate tired travellers, melt away stress, and relieve feet and body aches.

Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel

Willow Stream Spa Terrace

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Fairmont’s sensational Willow Stream Spa is an urban oasis in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

The 8,500-square-foot space offers luxurious treatments, tranquil lounges for women, men and couples, and a 2,500-square-foot outdoor terrace with breathtaking panoramic views of the city and harbour for spa-goers to enjoy.

In keeping with the theme of “locally authentic”, Willow Stream Spa has created a series of “VanActive signature treatments” specific to Vancouver and the Fairmont Pacific Rim, to complement active lifestyles for residents and visitors alike.

We highly recommend weary travellers revivify their aching beings with the VanActive Body ($265, 90 minutes).

This stimulating treatment focuses on muscles and joints and will boost vitality, in addition to leaving skin extremely smooth and soft.

Guests begin their 90 minutes of pampering with an invigorating geranium, pine and ylang ylang exfoliation, followed by time in a personal steam room, which relaxes and releases impurities. A detoxifying massage with organic juniper, fennel and lavender completes the experience.

Now doesn’t that feel better?

For more information on this spa and their offerings, click here.

The Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver

CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La

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Eliminate jet-lag symptoms and awaken your inner ch’i (energy) at one of Vancouver’s award-winning spas: CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La.

This exceptional spa draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being.

Based on the traditional Chinese philosophy of “Qi”, the body’s natural life force and energy, guests can choose from a myriad of treatments that will heal and revitalise. And for travellers with fatigued feet, the CHI Flow Pedicure ($85, 45 minutes) will offer some much-needed relief, as they luxuriate in one of the spa’s comfy leather pedicure chairs.

This ultra-pedicure features a foot and lower-leg treatment that is designed to increase the mobility of your ankles and feet by stimulating the internal organs, lymph flow and the meridians with the use of massage. The CHI selected oils relax and refresh tired legs and feet, and relieve swelling.

You’re feet are now ready for more sightseeing.

For more information on this spa and their offerings, click here.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

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Whether you’re a visitor seeking a post-sightseeing massage, or a Vancouverite wishing for some much-needed pampering, we highly recommend visiting Sense, a Rosewood Spa.

Nestled on the fourth floor of the historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver, this opulent boutique spa is designed to stimulate the senses and to restore the mind and body.

Blending aromatherapy with expert touch, Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s collection of massages will soothe even the most travel-weary bodies. Our go-to treatment after a trip is the Georgian Revival Massage ($130, 50 minutes).

This heavenly experience begins with the delectable sensation of warm oil being poured down your spine. Then, your therapist uses traditional Swedish massage movements — that include gentle to firm pressure with long rolling strokes — to help improve circulation, aid in cleansing the body of toxins and promote rest and relaxation.

After your 50 minutes of sheer bliss, you’ll be wrapped up in a cozy blanket in the spa’s elegant relaxation lounge to enjoy the serene atmosphere, while sipping on herbal tea.

Warning: once checked into this spa, you may never wish to leave.

For more information on this spa and their offerings, click here.

Wedgewood Hotel & Spa

Wedgewood Hotel & Spa

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A member of Relais & Châteaux, an exclusive collection of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants around the globe, the acclaimed Wedgewood Hotel & Spa has been welcoming guests since 1984.

Jet-setting business men wishing for a little pick-me-up should make a beeline for this downtown Vancouver gem.

Their award-winning spa offers a selection of luxurious treatments, sure to please any spa aficionado. We feel that the Men’s Hand and Foot Recovery treatment ($125, 60 minutes) is the perfect choice for that guy on-the-go.

Your prescription for relaxation begins with a visit to the spa’s Eucalyptus steam room. Next, you’ll be taken to your private heated bed where your overworked hands and feet will be pampered.

After a stimulating exfoliating treatment, light nail grooming and buffing, you’ll drift away on a cloud of serenity as your hands and feet receive a heavenly, circulation-improving massage.

If you don’t have to rush off to an appointment, take a seat in the spa’s tranquil relaxation room (or their lovely garden terrace) and enjoy a cup of their soothing herbal tea infusions.

You’ll be amazed at how one hour at the spa can make jet-lag just disappear.

For more information on this spa and their offerings, click here.

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