While in Whistler I was able to take a little mom break and have some me time at the Scandinave Spa. I arrived about 30 minutes before the Scandinave Spa actually opened so that I could get the full tour of the property and get to take photos for this post. No cameras or phones are allowed in the baths area so no one can take pictures while you’re at the spa or be tempted to check in when they should be checking out (unplugging), experiencing the spa and escaping from daily stress.
Let me just say that this spa is so incredibly relaxing and beautiful. The grounds are amazing and the spa being set on the mountain has some incredible views. The Scandinave Spa is known for their hot, cold, relax series which is a traditional Scandinavian baths experience also known as hydrotherapy. It’s a series that you can do as many times as you want but the idea is that you soak in one of their hot baths for about 15 minutes then plunge into a freezing cold bath for 10 seconds and finish with some relaxing time for another 15 minutes to rest the body and help stabilize blood flow and heart rate. There are so many spots to hang out in one of their solariums, hammock haven, or by one of their outdoor fireplaces and enjoy the beautiful views while you relax between your baths in a peaceful and natural environment.
The Scandinave Spa is a no cell zone and also a no talking zone so it is truly peaceful. You won’t see people taking selfies or doing an Instastory of themselves plunging into a cold bath or walking around the breathtaking grounds sharing the view with their followers. It was really nice to unplug and just enjoy the quiet time. As a mama there’s rarely quiet time, well except for when everyone else is asleep…so it was a much needed break. I will warn you that if you go with a friend you’re more likely to want to chat, there were a few people who just couldn’t help themselves…so if you can break away and go solo you won’t be tempted to talk and you will be able to fully embrace the Scandinave Spa. The Scandinave Spa believes that silence is essential to the enjoyment of the Scandinavian baths experience. By embracing silence you can find inner stillness, leading to complete relaxation.
The Scandinave Spa also offers massages, a yoga room in case you want to meditate or have your own yoga class as well as a number of lounge areas (all no talking zones), eucalyptus steam baths, and wood burning and Finnish saunas in case you’re craving that too. I tried to experience everything and did the hot, cold, relax series at least 4 or 5 times. I could have honestly stayed there all day but didn’t because I knew I had to get back to Justin and Mason for the rest of our afternoon plans.
My swimsuit is currently sold out online but here are some of my other Tori Praver favorites:
Thank you so much to Tourism Whistler and Scandinave Spa for hosting me at the spa. I had a truly memorable experience and as always the opinions expressed in this blog are my own and not that of the company/business. Thank you for supporting the businesses that help make this blog possible.