Bathe in nature and hot pools at Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain
With a stunning view of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve Niagara Escarpment from the Scandinavian baths and a strict no cell phone policy, this day spa is the perfect place to relax and forget your worries. Spend the day hopping between baths, saunas and massages, or enjoy a forest bath on the 10-hectare property’s trails.
Whether you’re looking to relax after some strenuous hikes in the region or the spa is your destination, Scandinave Spa is the perfect place to connect with nature and enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy. The day spa welcomes visitors each day from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and you can even book last minute by adding your name to the waitlist at 11:00 a.m. for a reduced entry fee.
Don your suit for the three stages of Scandinavian bathing—body warming, refreshing rinse and relaxation. For the first step, you’ll open your blood vessels by enjoying a eucalyptus steam room, one of the two saunas and any of the iconic outdoor hot baths. Next, plunge your warm body into a cold Nordic waterfall, the luxurious cold showers or cold plunge baths, weather permitting, and a roll in the winter snow. Last, feel the benefits of your day of hydrotherapy as you relax in the hammocks and cozy chairs indoors in the solarium or outside by the fire pits.
Feel each muscle relax and soften as you immerse yourself in different temperature treatments. Hydrotherapy is the name of the game here—a technique proven to stimulate blood circulation and release endorphins, so you’ll leave the spa reaping the benefits for days after your visit. Make sure to follow the "warm, cold, relax" cycle to get the most out of this calming experience.
At Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, you can bathe in more than just the water. Take a walk on the certified forest bathing trail and take in the spa’s beautiful setting in the forest by the Niagara Escarpment. The essential oils and oxygen from the trees and immersion in nature will leave you feeling connected to your surroundings with a clear, calm mind.
Before or after enjoying the relaxing facilities, give yourself an hour or more of focused pampering with a Swedish or therapeutic massage. Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain’s registered massage therapists specialize in helping you make the most of the hydrotherapy you’ve enjoyed throughout the day.
Since the baths’ price is included in your massage booking, it’s tough to justify not getting a massage at this affordable, totally luxurious spa. The beautiful atmosphere and calm vibes will help you relax as your masseuse relieves your muscle tension and increases blood circulation in your body. Duo massages are also available for couples and friends who want to relax together but don’t forget that the spa encourages silence, so this isn’t a time for connecting verbally—you’ll have to look further inward.
You’ll be surprisingly hungry after a day soaking in hot pools, plunging into the cold and relaxing in the cozy lodge spaces. Enjoy light fare at the bistro on the grounds, which serves sandwiches, salads, coffees, teas and sweets. Don’t forget to peruse the packages of goodies you can take home with you, like reusable water bottles, mugs, candles, teas and lotions, to remind you to pamper yourself every day.
After your trip to Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, stay in the area to enjoy a night at one of the charming B&Bs, cottages or resorts, like the nearby Blue Mountain Resort.
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Last updated: November 10, 2022