Saturday 3 February 2007

Body Blitz, Toronto, ON

After class this morning, I headed to body blitz, a woman's only spa, to spend the afternoon getting pampered.

When I checked in, I heard a woman behind me say, "Teena? We used to work together." I looked at her and didn't have a clue who she was ... she was in a robe and her hair was wrapped in a towel. Then she said where and her name and I realized right away who it was. It was Claire, a woman I'd worked with when I first came to Toronto twenty years ago. We shared an office in a law firm where we were account writers. We both left at the same time and didn't keep in touch. She's since travelled the world, gotten married, has a four year old son and recently moved back to Toronto after living on a mountain in a village in Spain for a few years. It's funny because I was just thinking about her the other day.

I started first with the theuraputic waters. I knew that bathing suits were optional ... I wore mine (I'm shy and modest) and was in the minority. I did the circuit:

The sea salt pool was a pleasant 98F, the cold plunge was a refreshing 65F and the hot tea pool was an amazing 105F. The steam room and sauna were get for my sinuses!

Then I had a 60 minute full body massage, which was very nice. I think I dozed off when she was doing my back.

Next was the 60 minute body mud with winter mud (wintergreen and eucalyptus) ... An outstanding body blitz triple-tiered treatment guaranteed to leave you feeling replenished and restored. Using our wash and scrub mitt, the skin is cleansed, exfoliated and stimulated to prepare your body for the mud treatment. As one of our signature muds from the mud bar is applied neck to toes, your body is heated with our specially designed body blitz infrared lamps. All your sins are sweated away while your body absorbs the nutrients from the mud the way Mother Nature intended. The body is rinsed and moisturized using our mint~lime body lotion.
I didn't realize I'd be naked except for a "disposable thong" (which she cut off me at the end) but I got over it very quickly. Pretty well every bit of my body was exfoliated, covered in mud and then moisturized including between my fingers and toes, armpits and boobs. You lay on a vinyl bed and get hosed down with warm water ... it reminded me of when you wash your car with a hose.
It was a nice afternoon and I'd definitely go back!


Anonymous said...

This sounds really, really terrific. I'd love to pass an afternoon this way. :-)

Nancy said...

Dah-link! I am quite jealous!! That sounds marvelous...except maybe the thong cutting business...

TorAa said...

What a gross treatment. I suddenly felt old and dirty and un-fit and stiff.

You must have been in heaven. What an end of the week. My options right now is to roll my self in 4 cm of dirty snow. Or take a cold shower.
No, I think I go to bed (the winterflue has kept me awake, then blogs really helps me forget and have good dreams)

Nite. nite


B said...


Thanks for leaving a comment

is that spa the one on king st? Girl I don't think I would have the nerve to do that treatment I am super shy!!! I've had massages but my thong was left on LOL

you gave the place a good review so I will look up the site


It's nice to spoil yourself sometimes. I think you deserve it.
Thanks for passing by.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Wow, I am so jealous. That sounds like a fabulous day at the spa. I've had massages and such, but never that kind of treatment. Sounds awesome.

Em said...

Teena, this sounds like a perfect day! I would love all that stuff...except for the cold plunge. I might want to skip that one. Brrrr

Ramblins of a middle-aged goddess said...

Wow...what a treatment..They would have had to have a Large spatula and pushed it under me and lifted me off of the table to MAKE me go home!! That is great that you can do that!! I bet you were so relaxed!! Man!! What a great day!!
Thanks for stopping by...Come back again.
Have a great Sunday!! Sandy

Shelby said...

really REALLY R E A L L Y nice - thanks for sharing..