The world's first spa owner invited clients to "experience the healing powers of this here tar pit," which was bad for the clientele but invaluable for modern-day archaeologists. Preserve well-being without becoming permanently preserved with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a Scandinavian bath experience at Scandinave Spa (a $58 value) in Whistler.
Neighbouring Lost Lake Park and the Blackcomb Mountain, Scandinave Spa relaxes and re-energizes wearied bodies with age-old Nordic, Finnish, and Swedish hydrotherapy techniques and awe-inspiring vistas. The Scandinavian bath experience alternates exposure to hot and cool water to purge toxins, melt away stress, and awaken the confidence to lock tusks with a bull elephant. Core temperature rises in a eucalyptus steam bath, wood-burning Finnish sauna, or hot bath. As blood vessels dilate and blood flow increases near the skin's surface, pores open and the body sweats. Next, a refreshing cool rinse beneath a Nordic waterfall or a dip in a cold pool closes pores and stabilizes body temp. The cardiovascular system regulates itself with a sojourn in the relaxation areas, which include a solarium, outdoor hammocks, or a toasty Norse longship.
The health bar rehydrates freshly sweated bodies with organic juices and smoothies. Guests bring their own bathing suit but are provided two towels and a lock, plus shampoo, soap, and hair dryers in the changing room. Those aching for a treatment from every Scandinavian clime can upgrade the value of today's Groupon to a Swedish massage or 30-minute Valkyrie ride for an additional fee.
8010 Mons Rd.
Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B8Get Directions