REALLY literal - vancouver fashion & travel blog by Christina Chan: scandinave spa.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

scandinave spa.

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Shot on location at the Scandinave Spa, Whistler by Stevy Pyne

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to explore a part of Whistler I've never gone before: the Scandinave Spa. It's literally only 5 mins away from bustling Whistler Village and yet it seems so far removed like a spa Narnia where serenity and silence reign supreme. Stevy and I drove up from Vancouver and arrived 2hrs later ready to relax. Luckily we caught the sun at a good time, filling the spa with a lovely light. Although even without it you'd be able to marvel at its calmness. There's like, a sense of magic in the air when you're walking through the spa grounds experiencing each bath. Perhaps it's due to the code of silence and absence of technology along with the communal understanding amongst guests to do one thing and one thing only: relax. It really takes the pressure off. Everyone is mindful of their space and it's interesting to see how we communicate with one another when words are out of the picture. The spa recommends that in order to get the full Scandinavian hydrotherapy experience, you should repeat the cycle of hot, cold, and relax about 3 to 4 times. There are several options within each stage so you experience a different method to reach each sensation every time. We immersed ourselves in the hot baths for about 15 mins, then I braved the cold baths solo (thanks Stevy) for 10 seconds before shivering back into my cuddly robe and heading to the hammock haven to relax. All of these elements along with the breathtaking views of the Whistler mountain vistas make this experience truly sensational. 
Thank you to Helena and the Scandinave Spa for showing me what true relaxation feels like!
xxx

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40 comments:

  1. Great photos. Looks super nice and relaxing!

    Made in Mauve

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  2. Beautiful pictures Christina! What an amazing place!
    ♥XO♥
    Jeanne
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  3. WOW. Why am I not there right now?!
    Looks so perfect. Your skin looks flawless by the way!

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  4. I'm so glad I came across your blog! That spa looks wonderful!


    xoxoRida

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  5. Looks like you had a great time there! the nature outside is breathtaking.

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  6. It must be very comfortable. Thanks for reading my blog

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  7. Wow just looking at these photos makes me relaxed! Looks amazing
    xx
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  8. I was just thinking about visiting this place soon!

    xo T.
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  9. Love the light of those pictures, I wish i can make this for my blog, but Flavio maybe need to practise ....

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  10. Very nice :)

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  11. This place looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your experience. (:

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  12. Awesome pictures, great post

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  13. Looks like fun!
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  14. It must be really wonderful there!
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

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  15. It looks wonderful! I wish there was something like that in England but unfortunately we only have rain here xx
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  16. <3333 cool pictures
    love it
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  17. Wow this place is magical! Nice pics!
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  18. GORGE!!!!!

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  19. This looks so amazing! I wish I could be there!

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  20. That place looks so relaxing, love the bathing suit top!!
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  21. I think that you had to spend amazing and relaxing time there :)

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  22. wonderful post! you have such a great blog ;) i wish you an amazing day!

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  24. This looks like paradise! Sure must be nice and relaxing.

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  25. great pictures, this place must be amazing :-)

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  26. Amazing photos - this place looks incredible

    Jennifer Jayne xx
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  27. This place looks sooooo good!

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  28. Wow, these pics are beautiful!!! Pretty!
    xoxo
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  29. Nice photos! The place look lovely. It must have been a really relaxing trip.

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  30. such a perfect place ! i'm relaxing only to see pics !
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  31. The place looks awesome, have fun girl
    and a wonderful new week :)

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  32. Ahh! Please transport me there right now!! Thanks :) lol

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