Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Stillwater Spa

To celebrate Gord's birthday, we spent the afternoon at the Stillwater Spa (Avenue Road/Bloor W). We'd never been there before.

In the changing areas, there is a hot tub ... I spent some time in there.

There are cabana chaises to relax in with TVs above in each ... or you can read or snooze. For privacy, you can pull the curtain across.

Gord and I met in the tea lounge before our services started. In the tea lounge, you can have tea, coffee, water, cookies and fruit. Because it was Gord's birthday, they also gave us a couple flutes of English elder flower sparkling water.

Our first service was ...

Massage Suite For Two - Your treatment begins with a relaxing soak in the oversized whirlpool by a glowing fireplace. A unique and memorable experience whereby two registered massage therapists provide full body Swedish massages for you and your partner.

Here's Gord in the tub ... we brought a couple piccolos of sparkling wine.

The massage tables ...

A couple of truffles are included ...


Gord is ready for his hour long massage with Michael.

My therapist, Loreen, gave me an excellent massage, spending a lot of time on my feet and head.

Then back to the tea lounge to relax.

Next we got pedicures.

Part of the pedicure involved wrapping our feet in warm paraffin wax for ten minutes. Does Gord look relaxed or what?!

My toes ... ta da! My nails are pink and sparkly ... the polish is called "Shut up and drive!"

Stillwater Spa isn't cheap but it's very nice ... the atmosphere is very relaxing and the staff is friendly and helpful. And for a Wednesday afternoon, it was surprisingly quite busy.

Afterwards, we walked to The Beer Station at Bathurst/Bloor W for supper.

Appetizers were half price 'til 8:00 so we ordered a few each.

13 comments:

Lady Banana said...

I'd love an hours massage but might have a problem getting up afterwards I'd be so relaxed!

Wouldn't want anyone touching my feet though!!

Tatiana said...

Dang that sounds great! I only wish James was the kind of guy I could drag to a spa. :(

RennyBA's Terella said...

What a great way to celebrate Gord's BD!! I'll tell my wife to read (carefully and also print out for a reminder!!) this right away! :-)

Sarah said...

It looks like Gord enjoyed being pampered on his birthday!

Kirsten said...

Wow! What a great day. Sounds so relaxing. Thanks for taking photos. Have always wondered what it is like in there.

Siobhan said...

What a great birthday! You both look like you had a wonderful time.

Pearl said...

Oh that looks SO wonderful -- and good for you both for treating yourselves!

Happy birthday, Gord!

Pearl

The Girl from the Ghetto said...

Wow, am I jealous. I love a spa, and this one looked very nice and more importantly, very relaxing. Good for you for having a nice day.

happy healthy me said...

The spa how wonderful - glad you guys enjoyed it.

Lauren said...

mmmm spa :)

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Pearl said...

Now that's the way to celebrate a birthday in style!

Joni said...

i wish i could treat my parents for something like this for their wedding anniversary

Waisting Time said...

That spa looks fabulous!