Though best known for expanding the limits of human thought, the great philosophers were also ardent proponents of skin treatments—rarely furrowing their brows without first applying a de-furrowing cucumber mask. Today’s Groupon will wipe out your own philosophical furrows: for $69, you get a 30-minute flash facial and an apricot mani-pedi at HealthWinds (a $141 value, including tax).
The serene spa offers a bevy of beautifying services in a soothing, eco-friendly spa environment. Begin your day of beauty with a 30-minute flash facial ($50), a hydrating express treatment that quickly freshens and nourishes the dermis before moving on to a customized cuticle coddling. During the lavish organic apricot mani-pedi ($75), tired feet will soak in a softening herbal solution before all four extremities are lavished with an aromatic apricot sugar scrub. After a rich mask is removed from your feet and your feet and hands' true identity is revealed to the world, they'll be treated to a relaxing massage before all 20 nails are buffed, shined, and outfitted with shiny new helmets of polish.
HealthWinds offers a soothing safe-haven from the screaming sirens and slobbering schnauzers that populate the city streets, and a visit to the eco-friendly spa, with its plush robes, sunlit space, and natural bamboo and stone flooring offers a respite for any overworked and under-pampered copywriter. So treat yourself to a day of rest and rejuvenation, or gift this Groupon to your hardworking sis after a long day at the oyster-shucking factory.
HealthWinds has received some great press, including Glow's award for Most Revitalizing Treatment and features in Fashion and Martini Boys. WaySpa users give the spa (at its old location) a 4.5-star average rating:
HealthWinds ~ The Health & Wellness Spa
When she designed HealthWinds ~ The Health & Wellness Spa, owner Kailee Kline envisioned an eco-friendly, sunlit spa whose inner chambers provided the best in spa services. To this end, she accented the spa's white, geometric decor with natural elements, including stone and bamboo floors. In the waiting area, she positioned an inlaid, rectangular fireplace across from a wall that streams with water. She balances contrasting elements everywhere—even at the juice bar, which pairs freshly squeezed fruits with cookies, albeit healthy ones. Fashion Magazine declares that the combination of these welcoming amenities makes simply walking into the spa a refreshing experience.
But the lobby is only a hint of what’s to come. Private rain-head showers rinse patrons before or after treatments, and an herbal steam cave adjoins the women's locker room. In treatment rooms, highly trained staff members administer organic facials or aromatherapy massages using premium products from Hungary, France, and Germany. Many of these products are available for purchase in the spa's spacious boutique, where bottles and tubes stand side by side on whitewashed shelves, awaiting the chance to join the ragtag team of lotions in your medicine cabinet.
650 Mount Pleasant Rd.
Manor Road entrance
Toronto, Ontario M4S 2N5Get Directions