Elmwood Spa – an urban oasis in the middle of lively Toronto
Elmwood Spa, where a spa tradition has been developed and cultivated for three decades, is located in one of Toronto’s historic landmark buildings in the heart of downtown. Elmwood Spa is a perfect destination for men and women who seek stress relief, pampering, regeneration and peace in a serene atmosphere. Numerous awards, such as the SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award, show their dedication and good work, further validated by their guests’ loyalty and satisfaction.
Four floors of complete relaxation, pleasure and new energy
Renewals made in the past few years have transformed this impressive historic building into a luxurious health and wellbeing oasis where guests can relax and get pampered on four spacious floors. There are 34 treatment rooms, private suites for pairs, water therapy area (steam rooms, Jacuzzi…), swimming pool, relaxation rooms, two restaurants and a juice bar. This very spacious spa is the perfect place for guests to celebrate milestones, spend time with their friends or reconnect with a loved one.
Elmwood Spa Philosophy
Elmwood Spa’s philosophy is based on authentic and luxurious treatments that help guests to relieve everyday stress and find tranquillity in this peaceful oasis far from the city hustle and bustle. At Elmwood Spa they believe that a person’s well-being is based on a physical, emotional and spiritual balance as well as living your life in a healthy environment and society. This is the main reason why traditional treatments at Elmwood Spa have been reinterpreted and adapted to the modern way of life. The Elmwood Spa staff is very friendly and kind, but at the same time highly professional and always looking to improve their guests’ well-being. Elmwood Spa believes that they have created wonderful, extraordinary and luxurious treatments that help you relax, unwind and renew your energy.
There are three signature treatment lines which are a part of the wide spa menu at the Elmwood Spa and their main aim is to look at each guest as an individual and a whole. LI’TYA Healing Rituals is based on the ancient Aboriginal healing techniques. It relieves stress and creates emotional balance. SIAM Signature Treatments are based on traditional Thai healing rituals and enhance health and well-being. The third signature treatment line, Sea Flora, is an authentic Canadian skincare product line that offers numerous health benefits and also enhances the relaxation of body and mind. Sea Flora treatments are based on powerful effects of organic seaweeds from the Pacific Ocean.
Freshly-made dishes and juices put the finishing touch to the meaning of well-being
The juice bar at Elmwood Spa is located on the second floor and offers freshly squeezed juices packed with vitamins and healthy fresh snacks. There are also two different restaurants. The Bangkok Garden is an authentic Thai restaurant that has been establishing its quality and tradition since 1982. Their culinary delights are based on the Thai principle of balancing the five tastes: sweet, hot, sour, salty and bitter. The Terrace Restaurant on the fourth floor provides beautiful views of the lively city of Torontowhere guests can enjoy freshly prepared, healthy and creative dishes on the terrace.
I had the pleasure to dine at the Terrace Restaurant where guests can come for a healthy meal in their comfortable fluffy bathrobes. I tasted their à la card menu and enjoyed an innovative combination of sophisticated culinary delights. I was totally impressed by a gluten-free dessert: a brownie made with no flour and packed with heavenly dark chocolate and black beans. This dessert was melting in my mouth and undoubtedly made my luxurious relaxation day at Elmwood Spa unforgettable.
Herbal and green tea collection
Elmwood Spa recently developed a range of herbal and green teas which have beneficial effects on one’s health and well-being, but at the same time offer their guests relaxation and pure pleasure hidden in a worm cup of tea. All tea blends were designed to complementdifferent spa treatments and are served at the end of the treatment to prolong the spa experience.
ElmLine natural cosmetics
Not only has the Elmwood Spa created its own tea blends, but not surprisingly also its private label, ElmLine natural cosmetics. The ElmLine products are made of herbal extracts that are full of anti-oxidants and the line is divided into four groups: Hydrating, Sensitive, Anti-Aging and Purifying. It offers products for all skin types and ages.
I visited Elmwood Spa in the time of early fall and decided to try one of their seasonal treatments – a pumpkin treatment. The treatment started with a creamy scrub with a pumpkin extract that made my skin smooth and soft. This scrub smelled fantastic, a bit sweet and warm, perfect for a cool November day. The treatment continued with a massage with nourishing oil that nurtured my skin and relaxed my muscles. At the end of my treatment I was served a cup of tea from their herbal tea collection. I really enjoyed the uplifting Euphoria herbal tisane that is a blend of hibiscus, apple, orange, mint and marigold. My visit to Elmwood Spa was truly an unforgettable spa experience.
In my eyes the Elmwood Spa is a perfect day spa as it offers luxury, peace and instant escape from the stressful life in a big city and at the same time evokes your senses and gives you fresh energy.