Planning your dream wedding is truly exciting, but also time-consuming… and overwhelming. So, before you unleash your inner bridezilla, why not head out for a little pre-wedding pampering before you say “I do”?
We’ve spa’d our way around this fabulous city and know all of the top-notch spots to head to no matter what treatment you’re after. Here are our fave must-try spa treatments that are perfect for a bride-to-be in need of a soothing retreat from her wedding planning woes…
CHI at the Shangri-La
As a bride you want your skin to be absolutely glowing on the day of your wedding. A facial one to two weeks before the big day will ensure you are wedding picture-perfect. We recommend that you try the Shangri-La’s new Sea Therapy Facial ($195) that uses products from Seaflora Wild Organic Seaweed Skincare. This heavenly 75-minute treatment deeply hydrates, gently detoxifies, and reduces the visible signs of aging, leaving your skin feeling vibrant and youthful. And if that wasn’t enough pleasure, head-to-toe body wellness is enhanced with hot and cool stone therapy provided during the facial. Both are used to release toxins and fight inflammation, while a heavenly neck, hand and foot massage releases tension and enhances relaxation.
Nothing relaxes the body better than a fabulous massage, and you need to relax when you’re wedding planning. Restore your dwindling energy with a nourishing and revitalizing Ayurvedic massage (60 minutess for $140/90 minutes for $195) at VIDA Spa. As your body, head, neck, and scalp are massaged with copious amounts of deliciously warm oil, you’ll experience a sensation of profound relaxation that will stay with you for days.
The Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
Get you body silky smooth and touchably soft with the Pacific Rim Body Buffer. This soothing treatment begins with a gentle massage of rice bran beads to buff and exfoliate skin, followed with a jojoba oil and Bio-Maple compound to condition the skin, leaving a radiant glow. You’ll love how your skin feels after this 60-minute treatment, and so will your hubby-to-be. Can we say, “Hello, wedding night”?
Absolute Spa at the Century-Plaza Hotel
Whether you’re opting for nudes, pastel pinks, or ravishing reds, those tootsies and digits need to be polished to perfection for your special day. Grab your mom or Maid of Honour and enjoy a girlie afternoon having your nails beautified. The Absolute Spa offers hand and foot bliss in the form of their Absolute Dream Manicure (45 minutes, $60) and Absolute Dream Pedicure (60 minutes, $80). After getting the works (shaping of nails, cuticle work, exfoliation, massage, polish, etc.) your nails will be aisle-worthy.
Do you have a favourite Vancouver Spa that you go to for some self-pampering? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us at @ViewTheVibe.