Blue Mountain Collingwood

Scandinave Spa - Blue Mountain

Friday, January 09, 2015carly

I can't say I'm one for really indulging in luxury. I hardly ever wear makeup, I haven't done anything with my hair in over two years, and I've only ever had one mani/pedi in my entire 25 years on this Earth. That being said, I absolutely love a good spa day, and there's no where better than the Scandinave Spa at Blue Mountain, especially after a long day on the slopes!

Scandinave Spa at Blue Mountain

One of my good friends is Finnish and she would always talk about the power that these baths had on her physical and mental relaxation. I was so intrigued by the idea, so when my boyfriend surprised me with a trip here for my birthday, I was over the moon excited!

Walking into the spa, you truly feel like you've escaped from all the activity that Collingwood and Blue Mountain has to offer. The spa is nestled right in a forest and offers an authentic Scandinavian bath experience. The setting is so natural and serene and allows you to take a step back from your busy life and enjoy some relaxation time in a beautiful outdoor environment. I try to be as connected to nature as possible, so being able to breathe the fresh air and hear and see all the wildlife around me really put me in the most tranquil state I've been been in.

What Does The Spa Do For Me?

The Scandinavian bath experience uses a technique known as hydrotherapy which focuses on the healing properties of water. The hot and cold stimuli helps to remove toxins from your body, reduce inflammation, release endorphins that help reduces stress, soothe your muscles and stimulate blood circulation.

Scandinave Spa at Blue Mountain

How To Use The Spa

To truly take in the full benefits of a hydrotherapy spa like this one, you really need to use each element of the spa, and in the appropriate order.

First - spend some time getting hot and sweaty in one of three hot tubs (each set at a different temperature so you can choose whichever your prefer) or in the eucalyptus steam room - my favourite!

Second - take a (quick) dip in the one of three cold plunge pools (also each at a different temperature), use the nordic shower, or if it's winter, roll in the snow!

Third - relax in one of three room temperature cabins - take a nap, read a book - so your body can reset to it's normal temperature.

Fourth - do it all again! Over and over as many times as you wish until your skin is so pruney you decide enough is enough.

I know the cold plunge sounds absolutely terrifying, and unfortunately I've seen many people not use it, but I strongly urge you to take advantage of it to really get the whole experience. And I promise it's not as bad as it seems. It's cold, that's for sure, but after going through the entire cycle I can honestly say I've never felt more clean, pure and refreshed in my entire life.

Scandinave Spa at Blue Mountain

While you're here, I also suggest you go the extra mile and indulge in a massage. Combining a massage with the hydrotherapy was really an out of body experience for me.

If you're not in the Collingwood area, the Scandinave Spa has sister spas located at Whistler, Mont-Tremblant and Montreal.

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