For my birthday this year, Brian gifted me with an afternoon at the spa. A couple of weeks before, along with a handful of friends, I experienced the relaxing water circuit at Body Blitz, a Toronto-based restorative water spa. Featuring a warm Dead Sea salt pool, a hot Epsom salt pool, a cold plunge pool, a cedar sauna, and a Eucalyptus steam room, the entire circuit leaves your skin feeling silky soft and your mind feeling utterly relaxed. There was no doubt about it: I was hooked.
A few weeks ago, I was finally able to cash in on the birthday gift and I booked my day at Body Blitz. Like my previous visit, I began with the therapeutic water circuit, moving from the hot pool to the sauna, the steam room to the warm pool, breaking each station up with an invigorating cold plunge. I moved through the circuit three times before my name was called and I was taken to a private room for my treatment: The Works.
In the brochure, The Works is described as follows:
body wash + body scrub + scapt treatment + face mask + face serum + face moisturizer + body lotion + hair wash + hair conditioner
I was unsure of how the process would work. Was I going to take a shower with products provided by the spa? Was I going to do the buffing and scrubbing or would I stand there while spa technicians washed me like I was a car?
It turns out the latter was closer to the truth. In the center of my private room stood a waterproof massage table. Lining the wall by the door were shelves filled with towels, soaps, and lotions. And hanging from the ceiling was a hose with a fancy shower head attached to the end. I was instructed to disrobe, slip on a one-size-fits-all disposable thong, and lie face down on the table.
Once I was situated, the wash began. Let me tell you, I felt like the fanciest exotic car on the lot as the pleasant technician hosed me down, buffed me twice with exfoliating body wash, toweled me off and massaged gobs of moisturizing lotion into my skin. After a quick face exfoliation, the mask was applied. While it set, I was treated to the most relaxing scalp massage, and once the mask was washed off and my face had been toned and moisturized, a deep shampoo and conditioning treatment were applied to my hair to finish off the 90-minute process.
My afternoon at the spa left me feeling loose, relaxed, soft, and rejuvenated. I’d go through The Works every day if I could! Next time, though, I’d like to try the Deluxe Moroccan Spice Body Glow or the Body Bake and Beyond.
(photos c/o Body Blitz)