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8 Luxurious Calgary Spas

(Photo: courtesy Stillwater Spa)

(Photo: courtesy Stillwater Spa)

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.

Stillwater Spa
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. (more…)

Staff Picks: 5 Nail Salons for Sandal Season

Get your toes (and fingers) ready for summer (photo by Rachel D)

Though the weather has lately been a bit erratic, summer is nonetheless arriving in earnest. Before you don those sandals (or other open-toed shoes), why not treat yourself to a pedicure at one of these top nail spots? And if you want your fingers to look their finest, manicure are, of course, also available. (more…)

Spa Escapes

Travellers can slough off tired skin and spring into shape at these eight picks for top-to-toes relaxation.

Hammam Spa

HAMMAM SPA
SETTING This cavernous paradise exudes old-world opulence with lavish steam rooms and private suites.
SIGNATURE TREATMENT Signature Hammam Ritual ($40 per visit, complimentary with other treatments totalling $100 or more). Rejuvenate and detoxify your body with the traditional Turkish steam infused with refreshing essential oils.
PAMPERING PICK Pamper Package ($340 for 3.5 hours) includes a Hammam steam, body scrub, Swedish massage, manicure and pedicure.
OTHER SERVICES Facials, microdermabrasion, body exfoliating treatments, couples’ massages.

SWEETGRASS SPA
SETTING For women only, this haven offers a luxurious space with access to an ozonated swimming pool, whirlpool, infrared sauna, and spa dining from George Restaurant.
SIGNATURE TREATMENT Lomi Lomi massage ($125 for an hour). A stylized Hawaiian treatment that means “loving hands,” this intuitive massage uses gentle flowing strokes, coaxing the body to relax.
PAMPERING PICK The Rose Sweetgrass Pause Package ($334 for 3 hours and 15 minutes) includes an aromatherapy facial, massage, manicure and pedicure, and lunch with wine.
OTHER SERVICES BodySong massage, facials, manicures and pedicures.

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