Relaxation in the heart of Nature
During our weekend getaway to Collingwood, Ontario we had the pleasure of visiting Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain. It gave us a nice break from a weekend full of skiing and snowboarding to indulge and relax. The Scandinave Spa is one of the top spas in Canada so we knew we were in for a special treat. The baths and saunas are extremely healthful as they reduce stress and help develop a greater sense of well-being. This was the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate our bodies after a cold Canadian winter.
Upon pulling into the parking lot we were welcomed by the snowy evergreens and the sun peaking through the trees. We decided to visit in the mid afternoon so we could experience a bit of sunlight along with nightfall.
The atmosphere at the spa was completely magical. As we entered the main reception I already felt at ease. We were introduced to the different types of baths, saunas and relaxation rooms on property. In total, there’s three hot baths, cold plunges and solariums along with outdoor relaxation areas and fireplaces. We were guided through the experience and given helpful tips to get the most out of our time.
We headed downstairs to change, shower and lock away our belongings like our cell phones and clothes in our lockers. We were very eager to explore the place so we quickly headed out to enjoy the pools.
Interesting enough there’s a recommended process to follow. Just like how it’s done in Scandinavia the tradition of the hot baths, cold plunges and Finnish saunas aims to relax and revitalize each guest. To get the most out of the experience and really help your body relax its best to enter:
- First with the hot baths to warm up the body, you can even try the steam eucalyptus room to open up the pores. We were in here for around 10-15 mins to help relax and loosen up our muscles.
- After you have enjoyed the warmth enter one of the Nordic pools. This may seem odd to some especially when visiting in the winter but from my experience, the shock of the cold water gives you a lot of energy and actually helps keep you warm when moving to the next treatment.
- After you enjoy a quick dip in the Nordic pool the goal is to re-establish equilibrium with the body. You can go relax in the sauna, head outside to chill or visit the relaxation rooms.
With the repetition of these three sequences, the body is able to detoxify while the spirit soars. Keep in mind while going through these steps to keep a water bottle nearby and stay hydrated. You may not feel thirsty but with the constant change from hot to cold it is like a workout for your body.
What to Bring:
- Bathing Suit
- Bath Robe
- Water Bottle
Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain Provides:
- Locker and Key
- 2 Towels
- Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner and Lotion
- Hair Dryers and Other Toiletries
Good to Know Before you Go:
- No reservations required, but be there early if you want to get in without waiting
- Open every day except Christmas Day
- Amenities on site include a bistro, boutique, meeting rooms, private yoga classes and retreats
All images supplied by Scandinave Spa.
Thanks to Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain for welcoming My One Big Planet as a guest.