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:
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!