A first of it’s kind in Canada, this up-scale salon offers services for men, like nail treatments and facial messages, with refreshments to boot. Pampering at Blacksmith Parlour comes with choice beverages like Fort Garry Dark and Tall Grass Vodka. This man cave is lined with cozy leather chairs and personal televisions for customers to plug into.
Location: 289 Garry St, 204-977-8267
Experience total relaxation in a sensory deprivation tank, a light- and sound-blocking pod filled with a buoyant water and epsom salt solution that gives the feeling of weightlessness. 90 minute floats help to calm and recentre the mind and melt stress carried in the body.
Location: 337C Pembina Hw, 204-477-6507
The Magic Room Spa
Established in 1965, this long-running spa specializes in soothing treatments at affordable prices. Inside The Magic Room‘s spacious spa, you’ll find luxe services including a specialty Natural Moor Body Wrap and Total Care facial packages. Walk-ins welcome.
Location: 264 Edmonton St, 204-943-6702
This hotel spa located on the banks of The Forks is the ultimate in upscale, luxurious pampering. An indoor stream ushers spa-goers inside a chic space that specializes in natural treatments, including the signature aromatherapy hot stone massages that use warm volcanic basalt and cool jade stones to melt tension from tight muscles.
Location: Inn at The Forks, The Forks, 204-944‑2444,
A hidden gem inside the historic Fort Garry Hotel, this luxury spa bases its treatments on a combination of folk, scientific and old-school European traditions. It also features the city’s only Hamam Turkish bath where massages and scrubs are given in exotic comfort.
Location: Fort Garry Hotel, 10th floor, 204‑946‑6520
Thermea by Nordik-Spa
This new resort spa offers world-class relaxation. Taking cues from Nordic-style spas, the spa uses hot and cold therapies in the form of heated outdoor pools, wet and dry saunas, and thermotherapeutic baths. Lounge in a robe on heated marble pads in the relaxation room. Massage therapy and spa treatments also available. Restaurant and gift shop on site.
Location: 775 Crescent Dr, 1-855-284-3344
This hotel spa on west Portage Avenue houses the city’s only therapeutic mineral pool spa. A dip in the pool comes with any of the treatments, including the Austrian moor mud soak. The full-service day spa offers a full range of treatments, mineral pool, and sauna. There is also a gentleman’s room with products and services designed especially for men.
Location: Clarion Suites Hotel, 1445 Portage Ave, 204-783-8131