By: Serge Guenette
Magnificent for Mom
TAGS: MOTHER'S DAY
Looking for ideas to spoil Mom for Mother’s Day this year? Why not pamper her with a spa day where she
can escape, relax and unwind, without a care in the world? Best of all, if you book one of these on
off-peak days and times (or get her a gift certificate so she can pick her own day), she won’t feel
rushed and you’ll still get to enjoy her company on Mother’s Day itself.
Here are 10 superb spas in the area to try:
Probably one of the best known, Le Nordik in Chelsea bills itself as a wellness getaway in the heart
of nature. The Scandinavian-style spa is the largest in North America and offers, saunas, baths,
relaxation areas, massage, body treatments and more. Prices start at $68.
This ByWard Market spa offers holistic treatments, medispa services and
anti-aging therapies to balance body, mind and spirit. It touts botanical products, the latest spa
technology and highly trained skincare specialists and body therapists. Prices vary, but start as
low as $28 for eyebrow shaping.
This retreat and spa in North Gower offer esthetics, massage, day and
overnight packages, daily yoga, wellness retreats, outdoor hot tubs, nature/ski/snowshoe trails and
a firepit. Day packages start at $50.
If an isolation tank is Mom’s thing, ISÖ specializes in flotation therapy with
tanks that let you block out external noise and sensory inputs to promote relaxation and
allowing your body and mind to unwind. $59 for a single float.
- Third Avenue
This Glebe spa and salon offers a variety of pampering treatments, from
facials to manicures, pedicures, massage and more. Packages start at $180, but à la carte pricing is
- Au Naturel
Located at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata, Au Naturel has 12 treatment
rooms and a variety of therapies including uniquely tailored massages, facials, body treatments,
manicures and pedicures, as well as the restorative properties of water with Vichy. Prices start at
Renu Massage Therapy & Spa in West Wellington Village has been voted top spa in
Ottawa for a few years in a row (Top Choice Awards). It offers a range of massage therapy and
esthetic spa treatments, including facials, body treatments and hand and foot treatments. Spa
packages start at $95 for a mani/pedi, but à la carte pricing is available.
Ezcape Spa & Wellness in Orléans focuses on relaxation, rejuvenation and
healing. It blends “traditional New Mexican influences with contemporary opulence” and offers an
array of restorative therapies, from hydrating face and body treatments to nurturing massages and
holistic medicine. Pricing is varied.
- York Street
The combined spa and salon offers a range of services, from facials and
body wraps to massage, mani/pedis and makeup. It’s also open 7 days a week. Pricing is varied.
Peppermint Organic Spa is located in a beautifully restored century-old
heritage building in the village of Manotick. As its name suggests, Peppermint’s services are
organic: skin care treatments, manicures, pedicures, waxing, sugaring, and massage therapy. Pricing