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A Romantic Pre-Valentine’s Couples Day Retreat – Spa Blend by Clarins Ritz Carlton

My husband and I booked a couples massage last weekend – a kind of pre-Valentine’s retreat.  We enjoy a massage once every two months or so.  We chose to visit the Spa My Blend by Clarins in the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto hotel.  Seriously, who doesn’t like getting a massage.  I only wish that I could do this every Sunday morning.  We are enjoying trying new spas in the Toronto area.

The Ritz-Carlton hotel is fabulous.  Upon our arrival, we drove to the front of the hotel where we were offered valet parking (this is amazing because trying to find a parking spot in downtown Toronto that doesn’t cost $100 for 3 hours is almost impossible – okay so I’m exaggerating on the price)

The lobby of the hotel is stunning.



The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto is ranked No. 1 on the Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards list of Top Hotel Spas Overall.

Originally launched in Paris, Spa My Blend by Clarins in The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto is only the second luxury spa of its kind in the world. The soothing spa oasis of beauty and wellness has been celebrated internationally, attracting some of the beauty industry’s most elite professionals.

Natural light floods the open and airy space of our fifth floor retreat, featuring skylights and sweeping views of Toronto skyline. Breathe deeply and exhale all of the stresses of the world outside. Here, in our Toronto day spa, you can simply relax your mind and body and reawaken your spirit for total wellbeing.

What I really enjoyed about the spa was the lounge area where I could meet my husband.  There is a private lounge area in the women’s area as well if you don’t want to be in the c0-ed area.  If I’m booking a couples massage I want to be able to meet my husband and sit together and enjoy the facilities. Not all spas have this.  This is a definitely a plus.

The blankets are a nice touch to cover yourself, cuddle up and maybe fall asleep!


This is the co-ed lounge area



Okay, this could be a healthy-ish snack.




I enjoyed my carrot muffin and Sloan Tea while reading the Organic Spa magazine.


We were escorted to our massage room and were offered different oil blends for our massage.  My massage was amazing.  It was so relaxing that I almost fell asleep.  The pressure was just right, enough to feel like a massage but at the same time relaxing.

After our massage we sat in the lounge area and enjoyed another tea and just relaxed.  I decided to try the steam room.  The eucalyptus steam room was lovely.


I enjoyed the iced cucumber infused towelettes offered upon exiting the steam room.


After the steam room I showered off.  The shower was an adventure. There were shower heads above me and all around me.


I would highly recommend the Spa – My Blend by Clarins at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Toronto.  You will be pampered and feel completely relaxed that you will not want to leave.

We then jetted off for brunch………but that’s another post.

Is there a favourite spa that you would go back to?



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