By JENNI O’NYONS and RACHAEL FREY
It’s always a good time to treat yourself. Get pampered in style at one of these eight first class spas.
Located in the downtown Hyatt Regency hotel, the spa’s historic sandstone construction and luxury amenities give it a resort retreat feel. The facility features steam rooms, whirlpools and a lounge. Group, individual and couples treatments are available.
•700 – Centre St SE, 403-537-4474. calgary.hyatt.com/hyatt/pure/spas
Babor Beauty Spa
Calgary is home to the sole North American BABOR Beauty Spa location, which offers facials and massages and its own signature beauty products made with stem cells from the resilient alpine rose. The elegant facility also offers personalized, holistic skin-care advice.
•25, 2500 – 4 St SW, 403-474-7213. baborbeautyspacalgary.com
Inner Balance Spa
Treatments include craniosacral therapy and acupuncture. A naturopathic doctor is available to consult on nutrition, homeopathy and botanical medicines. Acne treatments and professional makeup applications are available.
•101, 424 – 10 St NW, 403-670-6721. www.innerbalancespa.com
DIVA Salon Spa
Hair care and removal, skin care and make up sessions using Aveda products. Select locations offer holistic Ayurveda treatments that include chakra massage and employs aromatherapy, meditation and reflexology.
•West Mount Royal: 217, 1805 14 St SW, 403-289-2626. www.divasalonspa.com
•Chinook Centre: 250, 6455 Macleod Tr SW, 403-301-0909. www.divasalonspa.com
•Northland Mall: 480, 5111 Northland Dr NW, 403-202-2222. www.divasalonspa.com
•Soutchcentre Mall: 29, 100 Anderson Rd SE, 403-233-0666. www.divasalonspa.com
•Country Hills: 226, 5149 Country Hills Blvd NW, 403-239-2349. www.divasalonspa.com
•Market Mall: 3625, Shaganappi Tr NW, 403-289-0808. www.divasalonspa.com
•Seton: 424, 19489 Seton Crescent SE, 403-233-0603. www.divasalonspa.com
•Sunridge Mall: 258, 2525 36 St NE, 403-244-9119. www.divasalonspa.com
RnR Wellness The Spa
Reiki master Elizabeth Fayt and her team of mobile spa professionals offer a full range of in-room services (consult your hotel concierge) as well as a spa facility in the Fairmont Palliser Hotel complete with fitness facility, steam room and indoor pool. For business and leisure clients the name of the game is tension relief. RnR Wellness also has a location on Centre Street if your relaxation needs don’t require a hotel.
•Fairmont Palliser: 133 – 9 Ave SW, 403-244-9290. www.rnrwellness.com
•Le Germain: 899 – Centre St SW, 403-930-5959. www.rnrwellness.com
Created to fill the gap between discount “chop shops” and expensive, low-availability luxury spas, Aura Spa provides hygienic, skilled treatments at an affordable price. Popular treatments include brow wax and shape as well as nail art over polish, gel or acrylic manicure. Makeup classes for individuals or groups are available, and the spa boasts state-of-the-art tanning beds designed to maximize tan while minimizing UV exposure.
•3A, 1304 – 4 St SW, 587-351-0914. auraspacalgary.com
Rejuve! Health and Wellness Corporation
The warm and intimate salon spa focuses on a single signature treatment designed to burn calories and detoxify the body while causing weight loss. Daily yoga classes include vinyassa and acro-yoga.
•320 – 10 St NW, 403-283-8686. www.rejuveyourbody.com
The Spa Ritual
Before your spa treatment even starts, relax in the Bali sanctuary or bring a group of friends to the Tea Ceremony room. Check out the spa boutique to continue pampering yourself at home. Services available for singles, couples, groups, and teens.
•106, Crowfoot Terrace NW, 403-547-9558. www.thesparitual.com