Simple yet opulent, The Spa at the Four Seasons Toronto spans 30,000 square feet, including an indoor relaxation pool shimmering with sunlight, a thermal whirlpool, and an outdoor terrace. There's also space for a pair of steam rooms, a salon, 17 expansive treatment rooms, and a yoga studio. Read on for a closer look at some of the spa's luxurious offerings.
True to Its Roots
If views of the trendy Yorkville neighborhood don't prove The Spa at the Four Seasons Toronto is firmly planted in Toronto, it's treatment menu will.
Snowbird ruby-red grapefruit scrub: Canadians are often referred to as snowbirds due to their penchant for heading south each winter. This exfoliating body scrub treats clients to tropical scents year-round, thanks to its combination of ground walnut shells and ruby-red grapefruit essential oils.
The Cultural Mosaic of Canada: As the largest city in the country, Toronto features a diverse population, one that the spa pays homage to with this spa package. The indulgent treatments begins with a footbath followed by an Indian head massage and an Asian fusion massage, which blends Thai, Malaysian, and Balinese methods for a truly relaxing experience. A classic european facial concludes the visit.
Signature We Are Yorkville treatment: The Spa at the Four Seasons Toronto is proud to call Yorkville home and harks back to the neighborhood's past as a center for free spirits with more than three hours of spa treatments. After a footbath, dry body brushing, and hemp-seed scrub, skin is nourished with a warm honey wrap made with natural aloe and arnica. To complete the soothing experience, clients receive a patchouli-scented hemp oil massage.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Ayurvedic Reflexology
Brands Used: Banyan Botanicals and New Direction organic essential oils
Pro Tip: Dress comfortably, as things can get very oily.
Q&A with the Ayurvedic Massage Therapist
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
Complimentary fresh reverse-osmosis water with lemon, tea, and treats afterward. After hair treatments, [we give you] your customized hair oil for at-home treatments in between spa treatments.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
It's very meditative, as we use music and silence to put the client totally at ease. We move to the rhythm of the music, moving the blocked energy out of the bodies of our clients.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
The rooms are listed on the website, but we offer comfortable couches in our waiting room, candles, a fireplace, heated towels to warm cold feet, and cold towels to cool hot heads.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
OsteoMed Clinic specializes in the treatment of back and neck pain, headaches, sleep and mood disorders, chronic and acute injuries and stress relief.
Depending on clients' needs therapists use combination of different types of massage therapy, osteopathic manual techniques and acupuncture.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Dr.Stan is one of the most educated and dedicated osteopathic manual practitioners in Toronto. MD from Europe with more than 15 years of experience, he studied osteopathy in Europe, USA an Canada and developed his unique manual approach to treatments. In 2014 Dr.Stan opened OsteoMed Clinic
What do you love most about your job?
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The majority of our new patients come because of recommendation by existing patients and other healthcare practitioners. One of the reasons for this, is that we often succeed in assisting recovery when people have exhausted their health care options.
Elmspa in Toronto offers affordable and relaxing spa services, such as facials and massages.
This spa's facial service will leave your skin feeling refreshed and healthy.
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Thai massage—Urban Nirvana's marquee treatment—helps clients restore balance through a blend of techniques, including stretching muscles, triggering pressure points, and administering reflexology. At the start of each appointment, guests enter a private massage area and unwind before a skilled practitioner grapples overhead poles that allow him or her to walk across legs and back, while engaging hands, elbows, knees, and feet to relax tense muscles. In addition to offering unique Eastern-style massage techniques, Urban Nirvana houses a light-filled studio on the third floor, where clients empower themselves through yoga, meditation, and a variety of workshops. Couples and groups of up to four people at a time can be accommodated in the authentic Thai-inspired setting.
Most popular service: Haircuts
Brands Used: Rusk and L'Oreal
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking garage
Pro Tip: Book in advance. We are open Sundays and Mondays, too.
Q&A with Erin G, Hair Stylist
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Haircutting—the hair is washed, cut, and then styled.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
The salon is privately owned; it's not a big chain.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The best days to book are Thursday through Sunday.