Dry Body Brushing – A Scandinavian Ritual

Dry bushing of the skin has been a Scandinavian ritual for thousands of years. It is recognized not only for its tremendous exfoliating effects...

Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a contemporary therapy with its roots in Oriental traditional medicine. Since it is primarily a physically-based “bodywork” system, it is sometimes referred...

Coastal Trek, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

The intimate, family-run Coastal Trek retreat, located in Vancouver Island's Comax Valley is all about health and hiking. From a selection of about 100...

Types of Spas

Technically, there are no carved-in-stone rules that one must abide by to call a facility a 'spa.' Consequently, the term has become almost generic....

Spa Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find the right spa or wellness destination?  Reading stories written by professional writers (such as those you’ll find here at Travel to...

Champissage: Indian Head Massage

What is Indian Head Massage? Indian Head Massage, also known as Champissage, has been practiced in India for over 1,000 years. It is a form of...

Silver Rain Spa Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman

If it hadn’t been for Rudolf (yes, his real name), the bellmen who escorted me through the sprawling and luxuriously-appointed Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman...

Spa at Fairmont Chateau Montebello , Quebec

Ideal for romance or girl time, the spacious doubles treatment room at the Spa at the Fairmont Chateau Montebello is classically decorated with a...
Grand Wellness Centre’s Beer Spa

Grand Wellness Centre’s Beer Spa

Beer and spas? Writer Lynn Burshtein visits Ontario's Grand Wellness Centre for a first hand look:The revelry commonly associated with drinking beer on holidays like...

Pregnancy Spa Treatments for Mommies-to-be

For spa-loving, moms-to-be, the often posed question is: “Should I go to the spa if I’m pregnant?” Writer and then mommy-to-be, Nicole Crozier, visited...

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