Body Blitz Spa
Body Blitz is one of few places in Toronto where you can walk in, get nekked, and not be arrested. Spa services are offered, but the highlight is the clothing-optional water circuit. A structured/ regimented series of dips and steams and sweats to improve your health (salt pool to steam to cold pool to sauna etc). There are absolutely health shirkers who just order a drink from the juice bar and spend all their time in the salt pool. The cold dip is skipped by almost everyone without Scandinavian heritage.
MY TREATMENT: THERAPEUTIC WATERS CIRCUIT
Short of your living room with the blinds closed, there aren't many places in Toronto where you're encouraged to be nude nude all nude. By putting "optional" beside "bathing suit" Body Blitz Spa took a bit more of the puritan out of Toronto. And to that I say "Amen".
Body Blitz Spa is on the pricier side of Toronto's spas (in the Stillwater range), but like Stillwater, it offers a cheaper gateway deal -- full use of their Therapeutic Waters Circuit for $38 on Tuesdays. Personally, I haven't rolled enough pennies to get into the harder stuff, but the water circuit is definitely a repeatable indulgence.
This is the official guide to the Therapeutic Waters Circuit . Got it? Right, so, no one does that. Okay, some people do, but there's a loooot of cheating in the Waters Circuit. There are many patrons putting the "stationary" into "circuit".
A poster of the circuit hangs in the main pool area near a large clock, and personal laminated copies are provided along with your robe and flip flops. (Nothing makes you feel so naked as being naked in flip-flops). But there are no pool monitors clocking you or shepherding you around. So many people just pull up a corner of the Sea Salt pool and settle in, broken up by occasional trips to the eucalyptus sauna.
I loves me some rule-breaking, but in this case, I think they're just missing out. If you're going to go to Body Blitz, take advantage of what it's offering: go full enchilada -- birthday over bathing suit, and at least try the prescribed circuit.
Only the very brave or the very Swedish seem to use the cold pool. Many young things get two-toes in, squeal, and head back to the amniotic safety of the sea salt. But, like putting on your boots after skating, it's all about the mix of pleasure and pain. After the recommended 1 minute in the Cold Plunge ("one-*chatter*-steamboat, two-*chatter*-steamboat") everything feels that much more deserved and relaxing. That good ol' steep in the Hot Tea pool is earned. Oh yeaaaah.
"Our signature treatment would have to be our blitz scrub. This is a 60 min scrub during which the skin is thoroughly washed and scrubbed with our body wash and scrub mitt. One of our scrubs from the scrub bar is massaged onto your body as every last bit of your skin is exfoliated. Once your body is rinsed and dried, our mint ~ lime body lotion is massaged onto your skin for a tip-to-toe application with special focus on those tired feet and overworked hands."
"The concept of body blitz is based around our therapeutic waters circuit. We have a Dead Sea salt pool (at body temperature), a green tea pool, a cold plunge pool, infrared sauna and eucalyptus steam room. Clients are able to elevate the temperature of their bodies to allow for the release of toxins and heavy metals. This waters circuit can be accessed on its own or is inclusive with any of our body treatment or massage."
FEATURED PRODUCT LINES
"At Body Blitz we have developed our own line of face and skincare products. These products are free of dyes, animal by-products, contain no artificial fragrance, are not tested on animals and are 100% Canadian made. We have worked with the best producers from across the country to offer our clients a limited but well thought out range of products. We have recently launched our argan oil face serum which has the remarkable anti-aging properties."
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