3 Must-have Summer Spa Treatments

There's plenty of summer weather left to justify these essential summer spa treatments

Credit: Sabai Thai Spa

Experience soothing sounds and beautifully scented products at Sabai Thai Spa

These three Vancouver spa specials will carry your skin and nails through the rest of the summer season

With plenty of warm weather and swimsuit season left, treat yourself to one – or all – of these special summer spa services in Vancouver.

Sabai Thai Spa Pure Serenity Package

WHERE: Sabai Thai Spa
WHAT: A splurge, but so worth it – the Pure Serenity Package combines a full-body Deep Pressure Anti-Stress Massage, followed by a Customized Organic Facial with Bright Eyes Treatment and a Signature Thai Foot Massage. The facial uses Eminence products geared to your skin type, and my face looked rested afterward. Stress? What stress? Not a worry line to be found. Think of the whole package as a mini exotic vacation – with a dimly lit room, the soft sound of Thai music and the scent of lemongrass drifting you off to restful semi-consciousness.
WHO: Ask for Peerapan.
WHAT ELSE? The Pure Serenity Package, 1.5 hrs, is $277. Parking is free behind the Coal Harbour location.

Absolute Spa Century Plaza Hotel Organic Manicure

WHERE: Absolute Spa Centry Plaza Hotel
WHAT: Manis are a must, especially in the summer months, and the Absolute Organic Manicure using the Fresh Rainforest scented products from Spa Binge is divine. Each step of the mani seems better than the last, with a hand massage that will have your eyes rolling back. Once you’re back to Earth, choose a fresh, summer shade from the OPI Holland Collection that you might not wear in the winter. I’m loving ‘I Don’t Give a Rotterdam!’….a hot denim shade of metallic blue.
WHO: Ask for Catherine.
WHAT ELSE? Absolute Organic Manicure, 45 minutes, $55, and they throw in, at no extra charge, a spa-cuisine salad with chicken, plus a take-home nail kit, and use of the hotel’s swimming pool, women’s eucalyptus steam room and relaxation lounge. Make this into a spa day – for a sweet deal.

Spruce Body Lab Scrub

WHERE: Spruce Body Lab
WHAT: Book in now for a Lab Scrub. Exfoliating before you smooth on self-tanner at home is a must for no streaks. Consider this the ultimate in priming your skin before you bronze. Starting with the ‘Be Smooth’ sugar scrub from Spruce Body Lab’s own chemical and cruelty-free product line, dead skin cells are sloughed off, followed by a heavenly, dimly lit Kohler hydrotherapy shower. Jets rinse you off from the sides and from above; you won’t want to step out of it, but do, as a rubdown with ‘Be Soft’ body lotion containing jojoba and hemp oil awaits.
WHO: Ask for Candace.
WHAT ELSE: 45-minute treatment is $79, but you’ll receive a free full-sized Be Smooth Uplifting Sugar Scrub ($23 value) if you book now.