The year is slowly coming to an end and I haven’t had the chance to use most of the annual insurance benefits from work. Thank god I came across this! If you didn’t know, massage therapy is included in most extended health insurance benefits. I live steps away from the Four Seasons Hotel so once I saw that they have registered massage therapists at their spa, I gave them a call and booked my appointment.
The Four Seasons Hotel Spa is on the 9th floor of the hotel and once you check in with the receptionist, you’ll be led into the change room by their staff. The locker area is gorgeous and I must say, the bathrobe they provided was the softest and most luxurious thing I’ve ever put on – I even spent a few minutes looking through the tags on it to see what company made it, but no luck.
This is Four Seasons we’re talking about, so their change room is definitely not your regular change room. The interior design is stunning and it felt very welcoming. It has your typical washroom area, shower stalls, blow-dry station, but my favourite part was definitely the lounge. It’s basically the dream living room – comfy couches, fruit-infused water, coffee and tea, and high-speed wifi. Can we have a sleepover here?
Since it was my first time visiting their spa, I was recommended to go for the Relaxing Aromatherapy Massage option. It’s a healing full-body massage with the added benefits of aromatic essential oils, and I must say, I loved all 90 minutes of it! Before your massage begins, you get to choose the type of music and the blend of essential oil you want your massage therapist to use. I went with the mellow lounge beats and the winter wonderland blend (the most moisturizing option). My therapist was Melanie and she was amazing. She constantly checked up on me to see if the pressure was too light or hard, and if I was feeling too warm or too cold. With the weather changing, I’ve been sniffling a little bit here and there. Melanie noticed that and gave me eucalyptus oil to open up my sinuses from time to time. How thoughtful!
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience but it does come with a very hefty price tag – the 90-minute Relaxing Aromatherapy Massage was $265 plus tax and tip. I probably wouldn’t have come if it wasn’t for the health insurance benefits. But I do think it was a wonderful experience and I would definitely like to come back again. As a spa customer, you’re also welcome to use the sunlit indoor relaxation pool, steam rooms, and other facilities on the floor before or after your appointment. I had other commitments that day so I only spent a short amount of time in the lounge (as pictured above) to reply a few emails for work. But next time I come, I’ll be sure to spare the entire day and make good use of the other amazing facilities that I didn’t get to enjoy this time!
Have you been to the Four Seasons Hotel Spa before? Let me know what you think about it! If not, what’s your favourite spa in Toronto?