If your New Year’s resolution was to make a little more time to relax, the stunning setting and award-winning services at Scandinave Blue Mountain make this the perfect spot to start your new year with a little well-deserved “me time”. 2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of Scandinave Blue Mountain, and what better way to celebrate with a visit to one of Ontario’s most beautiful spots to unwind. Here’s a few musts for your trip.
Soak up the benefits of Hydrotherapy
Did you know? Hydrotherapy relieves stress & soothes the skin and muscles – making it no surprise it has been a favourite Nordic practice for centuries. At Scandinave, experience a full hydrotherapy circuit, including a Finnish sauna, eucalyptus steam room, thermal & nordic waterfalls, hot baths and cold plunges.
Relax and Reflect
One of the most important parts of the hydrotherapy circuit is a rest period at the end of each round, and there are no shortage of places at Scandinave to unwind. Settle into one of the comfortable indoor relaxation spaces, or cool off in one of the picture perfect outdoor seating areas. Tip: Bring along your own robe to cozy up in, or rent one of Scandinave’s luxurious fluffy white robes for the duration of your stay.
Those little touches
Whether it’s the outdoor wood-fires, or the quiet atmosphere in the natural forest that surrounds Scandinave, the feeling of an escape from the bustle of daily life is complete at the spa. Since Scandinave is a quiet environment, you’ll be able to enjoy the soothing sounds of nature and the thermal and nordic waterfalls. It’s not hard to sneak in a quick nap in such a peaceful setting!
Scandinave Blue Mountain is tucked beside the stunning Niagara Escarpment, a UNSECO World Biosphere Reserve. Whether it’s a snowy winter day, or the height of summer, the views from Scandinave are worth lingering over. As you arrive, keep an eye out for natural streams making their way through the forest, and eye-popping views of Blue Mountain.
Make a day of it
You can easily spend a day at Scandinave, especially since their on-site cafe is fully stocked with healthy, locally sourced food. Warm up with a soup, or enjoy a sandwich made fresh daily from a nearby local bakery. Don’t miss the gift shop, which has lots of goodies to bring the spa experience home with you.
Bonus tips for your trip
Make your Scandinave trip into a getaway by booking a package at one of the many resorts and hotels nearby. Check out the list of options here.
Scandinave is a popular destination year round. A few ways to make the most of your trip:
- Book your massage up to four months in advance & guarantee your spot! (Access to the Scandinavian baths included)
- Keep an eye on @ScandinaveBlue on Twitter for real time updates on spa access for the day.
- Plan your visit for a weekday when the spa is a little less busy.
- Don’t forget Scandinave is open year-round. Summer can be a beautiful time to visit, and is a quieter time of year at the spa.
- Coming soon: In early 2017 Scandinave Blue will open their new 1500 sq ft infra-red Sauna and Relaxation Solaria, meaning even more spots to relax!