Northwest of Ottawa, the town of Deep River sits between the Ottawa River and the old-growth forests of Algonquin Provincial Park. Here is where Anupaya Cabin Co. has sprouted, a wilderness retreat for city dwellers to rest and relax, and which co-owner Shan MacLaggan joyfully describes as “welcome desolation.”
Zurich is one of the world’s great destinations for art lovers and design enthusiasts. But when it comes to relaxing in true Swiss style, the mountains beat out the city every time.
The rarified treatment at Four Season’s Sensei Lanai’s hale pool, one of many designed by Sensei’s spa, is like having your senses fine-tuned. Here, health and wellness are more than just standard massages and a gym schedule; it’s the potential to also harness the mind.
Spring is almost here, the perfect time for a dose of me-time to feel healthy, positive and energized. At these recently opened wellness options across la belle province, there’s a focus on European trends such as hydrotherapy circuits, salt rooms and pressotherapy to help the body detoxify and calm the mind.
No longer simply a form of divination, tarot is now seen as a lifestyle enhancer, aiming to help improve mental and physical wellness.
If one were to picture the epitome of serenity, it would probably look something like Tofino Resort + Marina’s new floating sauna. Moored in the frigid waters of B.C.’s Clayoquot Sound, the sauna combines the peace of nature with the physical release of a day at the spa.
Lately, increasingly holistic attitudes toward health have dominated the wellness industry, with countless retreats and getaways offering the promise of complete mind and body makeovers in just a day or two. But where they fall short in lasting results, Longevity House finds its place. Opened in November 2021, Longevity House is Toronto’s new ultra-exclusive members-only wellness club.
The first thing you need to know about Othership is that it is not a spa. Don’t confuse it with the white-robes-and-eucalyptus pamper palaces you might be used to. Yes, there is a steam room, but that’s where the similarities end.
Inspired by two bathing traditions—the Japanese onsen and the Scandinavian sauna—Craig Pearce added a contemporary designer’s flair to an age-old tradition. The wood-burning hot tubs are crafted in Canada, made from Western red cedar and marine-grade aluminum, a material that is one of the most recyclable around.