Ah, the busy holiday season.
Between rushing from store to store to find those perfect gifts, and the hustle and bustle that accompanies the busiest shopping season of the year, it’s easy to find yourself getting burnt out, no matter how much holiday spirit you have. Make sure to make time for yourself so you can relax, rejuvenate, and recharge – not to mention look your best for all those upcoming holiday parties!
So whether you need a little alone time, or you’re looking for the perfect gift for your favourite busy bee, here is a great list containing five of the best places to pamper yourself in Kits.
1. Float House
While it may not be for everyone, Float House offers the ultimate in relaxation. Escape reality in the warm float tank (an isolation tank or sensory deprivation tank), which is said to “enhance one’s overall living experience. Quoted benefits include personal development, physiological benefits, and psychologist benefits, among others.
Float House, 1926 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, 604-253-FLOAT, floathouse.ca
While YYoga does, of course, offer a range of relaxing yoga classes, the centers also frequently hold specialty workshops that focus on a variety of yoga and meditation methods designed to help free your mind and help you get in touch with your body. Additionally, YYoga contains an infrared sauna, which is a relaxing and detoxifying experience in of itself, accelerating the body’s natural sweat system and causing more profuse sweating that an ordinary sauna.
YYoga, 1915 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, 604-336-4599, yyoga.ca
I recently had my first facial at Skoah, which offers “personal training for your skin.” It was mind-blowing! Lay back and relax with a personalized facial, which uses specialty products created by Skoah. While the treatment soaks into your skin, your esthetician provides a soothing massage while educating you on your skin type as well as the products being used. Highly recommended.
Skoah, 2258 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, 604-609-0200, skoah.com
4. Linda’s Urban Spa
Linda’s Urban Spa, which recently relocated to Broadway, offers services and packages for just about every kind of relaxing spa treatment you could think of, from body wraps to massages to teeth whitening. With a great reputation for exceptional service at affordable prices, they’ve won numerous awards, including being named a 2013 Winner for Best of Vancouver in The Georgia Straight.
Linda’s Urban Spa, 2618 West Broadway, Vancouver, 604-736-0030, lindasurbanspa.com
While a cut at Suki’s is an indulgent experience in of itself, the company also offers a spa that incorporates the best of eastern and western spa traditions. The spa at Suki’s offers facials, body treatments, massages, hair removal, nail care, and of course, full packages. As a bonus there is also a complimentary infrared sauna.
Suki’s, 1805 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, 604-732-9101, sukis.com
Make sure you make time for yourself this season! Treat yourself, or share this article with a friend or family member as a not-so-subtle gift hint to do it for you.
Last modified: April 18, 2019