Find Your Bliss at an Ontario Day Spa

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Day spas offer the perfect opportunity to squeeze in a little focused therapeutic treatment into your travel itinerary, so you can be your best you as you discover this beautiful province.

Here are a few suggestions.

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The Upkeep Shoppe

This award-winning spa knows how to make your upkeep upbeat! Located in the heart of Ottawa, The Upkeep Shoppe is a welcome space for all sizes and genders. They use all-natural, eco-certified products and pay careful attention to each guest’s individual needs. The Upkeep Shoppe also offers a range of signature tea blends to complement your spa treatment long after you walk out the door. 

Location: 358 Preston St, Ottawa, Ottawa

Hammam Spa by Céla

Inspired by Middle Eastern spas, Hammam combines ancient healing traditions, natural elements and modern comforts to create the ultimate wellness experience. Indulge in the cleansing ritual of Turkish Baths, which includes the benefits of steam rooms and deep detoxifying treatments. Follow your treatment up with a nourishing spa lunch and a little beauty treat with one of their spectacular manicure nail rituals. There are locations in North York and downtown Toronto.

Location: 602 King Street West, Toronto


Elmspa is a downtown oasis (part of the Elmwood Spa family) offering a range of exclusive boutique treatments in an inclusive, serene setting including specialized treatments rooms, a rain shower and relaxing garden space. A variety of healing services, such as the Siam Herbal Body Treatment, are based on traditional Thai traditions.

Location: 557 Church Street, 3rd floor, Toronto

Tranquility Spa Salon

Tucked away on the edge of North Bay, Tranquility Spa Salon has built a reputation for beauty and therapeutic treatments to gently help you relax and feel your best. Enjoy the hot stone massage prepared by trained estheticians and follow it up with a style session to help you shine. Hydrotherapy facials, airbrush tanning, an infrared sauna and laser hair removal are just some of their other specialty services.

Location: 175 Chippewa Street North, North Bay

Dolce Bella Spa on the Rideau

Located in a picturesque 19th century landmark that functioned as a cotton and woolen mill on the banks of the Cataraqui River and Rideau Canal, the views add to the overall ambiance at this popular spa, recently voted Canadian Day Spa of the Year with 5-star quality.

Enjoy their signature massage or treat yourself to the invigorating Swiss Shower. Afterwards, you can wrap yourself in the softest of soft robes before replenishing your body with a gourmet meal served in the private lounge.

Location: 8 Cataraqui Street, Kingston

Joie Day Spa

Joie Day Spa is dedicated to making you feel good, inside and out – it’s in their name, after all. Crown yourself king or queen of the day spa with the Royalty Spa Package, a customized experience that includes a facial, massage, body wrap and specially made spa lunch. Joie Day Spa has cultivated a community-focused reputation, and their space is welcoming to LGBTQ2IA+ guests with some gender-neutral facilities.

Location: 374 King Street East, Hamilton

Iwa Spa

Iwa Spa offers a unique day spa experience based on Japanese wellness techniques and state-of-the-art facilities. Winner of the World Luxury Spa Award in 2019, Iwa Spa offers holistic therapy treatments including restorative yoga classes and reflexology to help relax the body.

They are renowned for their Ganban – a kind of volcanic rock therapy – including the Cider Moon Back Treatment. It features a soothing Crème Brule Bath, followed by a Green Tea Milk Wash, a sweet cream scrub, and a glistening Red Hot Shandy Oil massage. The final indulgence is to then relax with a Duntroon Apple Cyder. Sounds like dessert for the body, and absolute magic.

Location: 234 Gord Canning Drive, Town of the Blue Mountains

H2O Float Studio

Experience the ultimate journey to full body and mind tranquility. Calming float cabins help you completely relax before a personalized massage melts your muscles into a state of bliss. For music lovers, ask about their special "Dark Side of the Pod" experience – a chance to listen to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album as you float under a starry sky in complete darkness.

Location: 25 Mill Street, Toronto

Sanctuary Day Spas

With four locations in southern Ontario, it’s even easier to carve out a little ‘care time’ at Sanctuary Day Spas. Staff will create customized packages with services and treatments designed to address your individual wellness needs.

Locations: 370 University Avenue East in Waterloo, 3235 Fairview Street in Burlington, 57 Main Street South in Newmarket and 2701 Rutherford Road, Unit A&C, Vaughan.

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