Winnipeg is a city where any pace of life goes. Our big city attractions and hustle and bustle nature stand in stark contrast with a more subdued side that will leave you feeling completely relaxed. We’re talking about the spas that beckon us in and convince us to stay for the entire day. And whether it’s engaging in a hot-cold cycle at an outdoor spa or experiencing an ancient bathing ritual, we’re sure you’ll want to stick around too…
Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature
775 Crescent Dr, Winnipeg
Begin your morning in Winnipeg with a visit to one of our best spas. Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature is an outdoor oasis set in a quiet nook of the city. The signature Thermal Experience is the ultimate way to relax, and follows a hot-cold-rest cycle. The spa can be enjoyed in any season; and is a different experience depending on when you go.
In winter, steam rises over the dreamy temperate and hot pools, while the Polabër cold pool and the Icebër waterfall beckon only the brave. Wander into the indoor spaces for your hot cycles and enjoy a variety of dry saunas (don’t miss the Aufguss ritual) and steam rooms. During the rest period, lay down on a slab of hot rock or lean back on a heated seat and be soothed into a slumber with the aid of relaxing music overhead. Firepits are located throughout the facility for s’more roasting and relaxation.
222 Broadway, Winnipeg
Ten Spa at the historic Fort Garry Hotel is another excellent option for a little morning-pick-me-up. Take the elevator up to the 7th floor to this ultra-chic and modern spa, where an age-old ritual awaits. Hamam is a hot air bathing ritual that dates back to the Ottoman Empire. Turkish hamam is a tradition of physical and spiritual purification, where the body and skin is cleansed and purified from toxins. There are a number of packages available with the Hamam ritual, from a simple introduction to extended experiences that include massage.
75 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg
Inn at the Fork’s Riverstone Spa is a quiet sanctuary nestled into one of Winnipeg’s most popular and lively public spaces: The Forks. The chic and sophisticated changing rooms will be your first introduction to the space, and you’ll want to arrive early to make time for a quick steam and sauna session. The main spa area is warm and cozy – as it should be – with a central fire place and plenty of nooks to lay back and relax in. Unique treatments offered at the spa include the Riverstone Signature Indigenous Hot Stone Massage, incorporating Aboriginal traditions, as well as the Grotta Guisti Signature Face & Body Cocoon, a mud wrap that helps to relieve aches and pains.
Pocca Poca Spa
3-840 Waverley St, Winnipeg
Winnipeg’s first Japanese-style spa, Pocca Poca Spa is all about Ganban-yoku, a popular form of thermal relaxation in Japan. The therapeutic session starts by choosing your stone of choice: Maifan, tourmaline, jade stone or tenshou stone. The stones are imported and naturally emit FIR (far-infrared rays) and negative ions that gently and evenly warm the body, allowing for the nervous system to balance and for joint pain and muscle stiffness to be relieved. Once in the heating room, the session starts quite simply by laying on one’s stomach for 30 minutes, hydrating, and them resuming for another 25 minutes on the back. The process is repeated until time is up – but trust me, you won’t want to leave anytime soon.
Urban Oasis Mineral Spa
445 Portage Ave, Winnipeg
Discover the benefits of dead sea salt at the Urban Oasis Mineral Spa, located inside the Clarion Hotel. With a total salt concentration that is 10 times higher than ocean water, a soak in these mineral waters can help you to combat stress, increase circulation, balance skin moisture and ease muscle stiffness. Before or after your treatment, duck into the aroma-infused steam room for even more mind-melting relaxation.
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