A trip out West just got even more luxurious when you stop by one of Alberta's ultra-lux spas and get completely relaxed. ELLE has searched out three top of the line spa retreats in the heart of the Canadian West to suit all your pampering needs.
Red Earth Spa
This luxurious mountain getaway is the perfect place to melt your stress away. The Red Earth Spa, located in the Banff Caribou Lodge in Banff, Alberta is as lovely as it is relaxing. As its name suggests, the spa is all about providing earthy, healing services. The list of treatments is extensive -- you may have difficulty choosing just one! Along with the standard offerings of aromatherapy and therapeutic massages, this spa offers a variety of other massages, customized to provide exactly the kind of attention your body needs. Choose from a Sports Massage or a Pregnancy Massage. Maybe a Shiatsu Massage or Swedish? Can't decide? You may want to sample the Warm Earth Signature Treatment -- a deeply relaxing massage that uses both hot and cold stones to detoxify and improve muscle tone. Other treatments include manicures, pedicures, Vichy hydrotherapy treatments and so much more. When you're all finished, dip into one of the spa's rejuvenating baths or hot tubs for the ultimate end to your spa experience.
Red Earth Spa
521 Banff Avenue
Phone: (403) 762-9292
Fax: (403) 762-5918
web site: www.bestofbanff.com
Escape Spa & Salon
If you've never visited Lake Louise, what are you waiting for? Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and by the glorious Lake Louise, this is a getaway you must experience. Even better? You can stay in luxurious accommodations at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, which offers breathtaking views and top-line service. OK, it gets even better than that. The on-site spa is an absolute must. The Escape Spa & Salon, located on the lower lobby level of the hotel, is warm and welcoming from the moment you step foot inside. The staff is friendly and you'll never want to leave. Sip on tea or water before your treatment, to fully relax. This spa is an Aveda spa, and as such, lives up to the high standards you might expect. The list of offered treatments is extensive -- from an assortment of facials to a variety of body polish and wrap treatments, you're bound to find the service that suits you just right. With a focus on holistic wellness, this spa aims to provide full body and mind balance.
Escape Spa & Salon
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada T0L 1E0
Stillwater Spa Calgary
Located in downtown Calgary, the Stillwater Spa at the Hyatt Regency Hotel offers up a soothing escape in the midst of a vibrant, urban city. After a day of shopping, hit the hotel spa for the ultimate spa experience. The Asian-inspired design of the spa is gorgeous and instantly restful. Perhaps because of its central, downtown location, this spa can get rather busy, but don't worry; this doesn't take away from the tranquil experience. The staff operates like a well-oiled machine, taking clients in to their treatments right on time and bringing them back to the Spa Lounge in a state of total relaxation. Choose from a variety of treatments; massages, facial/skin treatments and body treatments. If you've got lots of time to be pampered, check out the spa packages which feature customized treatments that last anywhere from 2 ½ to 5 hours. Can you think of a better way to spend your day?
Hyatt Regency Calgary
700 Centre Street South
Calgary, Alberta. T2G 5P6 Canada
web site: www.stillwaterspa.com
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