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4 Rejuvenating Canadian Rockies Spas

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By Where Staff

Spa Treatments

The Stay Active Rx deep-tissue massage at the Fairmont Banff Springs’ Willow Stream Spa targets sore muscles with a warm Indonesian ginger-oil blend and uses cooling elements to soothe inflammation. Soak in the relaxing mineral pools before and after for ultimate restoration.

The 60-minute Tropical Escape Wrap is a Rimrock Resort Hotel Spa  favourite. Certified therapists (your choice of male or female) exfoliate with a salt scrub, then hydrate with a papaya and pineapple infused wrap. Warm waters applied by the six-showerhead Vichy bar further soothe winter-stressed skin. Add a mini facial or a scalp massage with warm conditioning argan oil.

Longing for a solo escape or a couple’s getaway? Red Earth Spa offers luxurious combinations of customized massages, organic facials (fruit, veggie and spice infused) and pedicures. Romance Packages for side-by-side indulgence begin with a private plunge into an aromatherapy Geisha Tub.

Reflections Spa at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge offers a restorative Honey and Ginger Body Elixir to keep you hydrated. The treatment is packed with vitamins and antioxidants, and includes a scrub, massage and body wrap. The honey in the elixir is harvested on the hotel’s rooftop. How sweet is that?

Hot Springs

If you’re looking for something different from a spa, but you still crave ultimate relaxation, head to the Banff Upper Hot Springs.

The thermal waters rise 2,000 meters up the Sulphur Mountain Thrust Fault from deep in the earth’s crust. En route, the water is naturally heated and infused with healing minerals like sulphate, calcium, bicarbonate and magnesium. The hot water entry from the historic bathhouse to the outdoor pool allows patrons to avoid cold air shocks and awkward races for towels.

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