Story by Carol Perehudoff
Vacay.ca Spa Expert
TORONTO, ONTARIO — Forget jetlag. At the Stillwater Spa in the Park Hyatt Toronto you and your lovely mom can rest your bodies while going international with your treatments. For something unique, Stillwater’s Global selection of spa therapies offers exotic experiences such as a Deep Blue Tahitian massage with compresses of red algae and Tahitian botanicals ($250, 90 minutes), or a Tibetan Aqua Massage that incorporates four hands and two therapists in Stillwater’s dedicated aqua-therapy pool ($115, 45 minutes).
Other global picks include Reiki, Zen Shiatsu and a Moroccan Rhassoul Wrap, while facial fanatics can opt for a Rainforest Oxygenating Facial or a Hungarian Mineral Facial – and there’s no way more relaxing to travel than that.
April Showers Bring May Flowers
Water is a running theme at the spa, so if you and mom don’t get wet in the aqua-therapy pool, you can soak in the whirlpool, try a Swedish Rainshower Massage or just relax and let the designer streams and sleek urban waterfall soothe out the stress.
100-Mile Spa Diet
If you prefer to stay close to home, Stillwater also goes Local with a separate stream of treatments such as the Canadian Grain Facial ($175, 60 minutes) or an Uptown Downtown Massage that has two therapists working double time to get your muscles into big city form. ($210, 60 minutes).
Just for You, Mom!
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a gift certificate and save. When you purchase a Stillwater gift certificate of $250 or more during May, you’ll receive a complimentary Essential Manicure.
The Spa Concierge team can help you customize a Mother’s Day package. Call 416-926-2389 for assistance.
It’s not only moms who can feel the spa love. Anyone can get 20% off body treatments booked during May. Options include: Essential Milk & Honey Wrap, Essential De-Stress Therapy, City Seaweed Body Detox and Essential Organic Body Glows. (Monday through Thursdays only.)
Best Stillwater Perks
It’s not just about the treatment. It’s about the experience and the amenities. Favourite Stillwater perks are:
- The sauna, steam and whirlpool facilities in the change rooms
- The groovy private cabanas in the change rooms that come complete with privacy curtains and plasma TVs
- The treats in the newly updated tea lounge.
A Sanctuary in the City
Other spas are popping up all over Toronto but Stillwater still has one of the best urban location — a chic Yorkville hideaway in the Park Hyatt Toronto at Bloor Street and Avenue Road.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE STILLWATER SPA
Location: The Park Hyatt Toronto is at 4 Avenue Road (see map).
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