Health, The Good Life

Best Spas

If you’re thinking of a spa getaway, spa and wellness writer Anne Dimon has a comprehensive listing of facilities across the country, rating them according to every category you can think of.  But she says you should look at the bigger picture when choosing a destination.

“Its not always just about the spa, its about the entire experience. And the experience starts right when you start investigating the spa; up from the phone call you make, from the website, from the sense of arrival, from what the decor and the environment looks like, how comfortable it makes you feel…”

Her picks include The Elmwood in Toronto for Best Couples Spa., The Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont in Banff Springs for Best Water Therapy, and the Hillcrest Valenova in Port Hope for Best Stress Management Program.  And here’s one to consider if you want something really new:

“Best innovative treatment: the Fanny Facial at the spa, at Poet’s Cove on Pender Island, and it is actually a facial for your butt! Your butt has got skin too…”

You can find all her picks at

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