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Women ~ Health ~ Life: An Unbelievable Spa Experience

I absolutely loved my spa experience at Scandinave Spa in Whistler!

Right from the short drive north of Whistler to returning to our car, I felt nourished and nurtured by the natural elements of nature!

Being of Scandinavian and German heritage, the benefits of hydrotherapy and mineral baths were instilled in me at a young age. I have continued to use these simple therapies throughout my life, with gentle health benefits.

I’ve mentioned here before of how us life coaches reinforce the importance of self awareness, knowledge of personal values & needs and self-care.

In the spirit of self-care, one of my daughters and I took ourselves off to Whistler last weekend for a weekend of rest, rejuvenation and self care. We were fortunate to be able to soak up the wonderful energy of Wanderlust Yoga and Music Festival and participated in a fabulous community yoga class with Michael Franti and Seane Corn.

On the Friday, I had booked us into the Scandinave Spa for the baths, steam, sauna and a therapeutic massage.

We parked our car and embarked on a three hour blissful experience, starting with a gentle winding path through the forest, to the rustic, elegant and beautiful spa. We checked in and received our thick white robes, towels and orientation. Most appreciated was the reminder that other than the lobby and bistro the rest of the spa is ‘silence’ only,

After a delicious, simple & healthy lunch, we started with the rotation of hot therapy (steam, hot pools, sauna), cold water therapy and relaxation. Our favorite hot therapy was the eucalyptus steam room and we both enthusiastically jumped into the cold Nordic plunge pool and falls. Numerous indoor and outdoor relaxation areas are available.

After 2 hours of invigorating and relaxing water therapies, we spent 20 minutes or so in ‘hammock haven’ before our delicious and therapeutic massages with RMTs.

We were both glowing and raving about the experience as we slowly and meditatively returned to our car down the winding forest pathway.

I highly recommend this health spa experience to any one visiting Whistler! I found the pricing to be very reasonable and the total experience to be fantastic! You can check out the website and I do recommend booking ahead.

The Scandinave Spa is nourishing for your mind, body and soul!

In peace & mindfulness,


Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
executive ~ leadership ~ life coach for wise women

values based leadership & life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Enjoy this special calming visual … with ‘blissings’ from Zoey

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver from the poem A Summers Day

View from the bistro, check spa website for more and better photos!


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