In the realm of Toronto’s non-sexual spas there are the usual suspects, like elmspa on Church and the upscale Stillwater in the Park Hyatt. In comes a new and fabulously unusual player, so chic you’ll never want to leave.
The Ritz-Carlton, on Wellington, has partnered with Clarins to create the first and only Spa My Blend by Clarins outside of France. I know: it already sounds expensive, but think again.
The spa occupies the entire fifth floor, and simply walking through the place, you are engulfed by an environment of cream marble and dark woods. The men’s change room has a eucalyptus steam room and a green tea-infused vitality pool. You can steep in this pool, like a human tea bag, before and after your treatments.
The biggest advantage over other spas is Clarins My Blend, which is a personalized skin-care system. A consultant will work with you and ask detailed questions, from what you eat to how you sleep, to formulate a skin-care product unique to your needs. This will be used throughout your services and can be taken home with you. The spa offers everything from massages and body treatments to facials and manicures -- just in time to complement your get-gorgeous regime for Pride.
Ritz-Carlton Toronto Spa My Blend by Clarins: 181 Wellington St W. ritzcarlton.com/en/properties/toronto/spa