Scandinavian Spa at Blue Mountain
To say it has been a stressful week has been an understatement. I hit the ground running as soon as the plane landed on my home turf and I have no chance of stopping soon.
This weekend, I am headed to Hamilton to visit one of my best friends, then Toronto to meet with a client, a meeting with a friend to establish some groundwork for a very exciting project, a couple meet ups with friends, training and then the week starts all over again!
It is a good time to talk about serenity. Specifically the amazing serenity that is the Scandinave Spa at Blue Mountain. At my recent stay at the resort, I was given the option to check out the hot springs and I jumped at the chance.
The Scandinave Spa is located outside of the main resort, tucked into a quiet place off the main road.
I pulled up a long- tree lined driveway and was met by this sign on my way in:
The facilities are wonderful, rustic and bright. There was a bit of a lineup to check in but it moved quickly and the staff were so welcoming. They provided me with a towel, a key to the lockers and a water bottle from the cafe on the main level.
I headed out to the hot springs after that. I had never used them before so it was helpful to have these little signs posted near the sauna:
The first stage includes heating the body up which dilates the blood vessels on the surface of the skin, reduces blood pressure, and increases blood flow to the skin and muscles. The increase in body temperature causes considerable perspiration, which helps cleanse the skin and release the body’s negative energy, including chemicals absorbed from the air, water or food, as well as residual toxins from certain metabolic processes.
- Eucalyptus Steam Bath
- Finnish Sauna
- Hot Baths
Due to the cold snow, I took the easiest option and hopped in a hot bath!
The second stage includes closing the pores of the skin with a brief, but, highly beneficial cool rinse.
- Nordic Waterfall
- Cold Showers
- Cold Plunge Baths
- Roll in the snow (winter-only)!
Uh. Yeah. This part was awful. I chose the Cold Plunge Bath. For 3 seconds. Max.
The final stage is designed to allow the cardiovascular system to regulate itself. After spending time in hot and cold environments, it is recommended to rest the body to help stabilize blood flow and heart rate.
- Muskoka Chairs
- Outdoor Fireplaces
I chose one of the Solariums and it was amazing. I settled in a muskoka chair in a patch of sun and took a little nap. After the spa, I felt refreshed and ready to tackle anything!
I highly recommend the Scandinavian Baths to anyone who is looking for a bit of unique relaxation on their ski vacation!
Blue Mountain sponsored this post, however, thoughts and opinions are my own. I really do just love to relax sometimes. 🙂
Have you ever tried hot springs before? What did you think?
What is your favourite way to relax?
This is the final piece of my Blue Mountain Series. To see other posts and series on the blog, check them out here.