OCT 2013

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SPA HOPPING HAMMAM SPA ( Opened: 2005 Size: 8,000 sq. ft. Facility: 13 treatment rooms, 500-sq.-ft. hammam Staff: 35 Product lines used/retailed: CND, Deborah Lippmann, Dermalogica, Juara, SkinCeuticals A short distance from the western outpost of Body Blitz (see below) sits the Middle East-inspired Hammam Spa, featuring, as the name implies, a 500-square-foot, co-ed hammam facility. The street-level entrance leads down a floating wood stairway and across a small moat sporting a tiled mosaic design. The spa décor is elemental, featuring stone floors and walls, and beautiful, carved wood and metal panels. "The hammam and traditional Turkish bathing treatments date back thousands of years, and they work in a multitude of ways to promote wellbeing," states the spa's owner, Celine Tadrissi. "The hammam heat peaks at 98 degrees, relaxing the muscles, and eucalyptus oils are diffused to promote good respiratory health." In additional to the Turkish bath and its rhassoul rituals, Hammam Spa provides massages, body treatments, facials, hairremoval and nail services. The spa also offers one-, three- and six-month memberships, and has two private suites with two-person Jacuzzis that are available for any body- or skincare services. BODY BLITZ ( Opened: 2005 (west side location) and 2012 (east side location) Size: 11,000 sq. ft. (west side) and 22,000 sq. ft. (east side) Facility: Each location features extensive wet amenities; 20 treatment rooms; juice bar Staff: 90 Product lines used/retailed: Proprietary skincare products, private-label tea 28 DAYSPA | OCTOBER 2013 Body Blitz, a females-only spa, has two locations in Toronto: one on the city's west side and one on the east side. According to spa director Angela Demeester, both locations embrace a modern twist on the ancient restorative practices of health-by-water. "Fashioned after Greek, Roman and Asian bath houses, Body Blitz has updated the tradition of therapeutic waters for the modern, urban woman," she shares. "Our focus is on core body treatments using the therapeutic effects of water." Both Body Blitz facilities are designed according to a modern, industrial aesthetic, featuring brick walls, wood floors, natural light and lots of relaxation areas for socializing. The spas' wet amenities include Dead Sea salt and hot Epsom pools, cold plunges, aromatherapy steams and infrared saunas. Clients are advised to allot 2.5 hours for their five-stage relaxation journey through the water circuit, as they enjoy the social atmosphere. Reservations are not required and access is complimentary with any scheduled treatments; otherwise, the $54 entry fee includes lockers, showers, robes and sandals. Body Blitz also offers massages, scrubs, wraps and body treatments, along with a facial and scalp renewal treatment. The spa uses its own product line, one that's free of parabens, artificial fragrance and animal by-products. It even serves and retails a private-label tea, which is included in many of the retreats on the menu. Annual and three-month memberships are available, and the spa reduces prices on certain days of the week to allow more women to access their offerings.

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