Thursday 1 April 2010

Stillwater Spa

I was too lazy after such a great day to do my own post so I "borrowed" this from Teena, who made the day possible. Thanks honey!

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.

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