A Look Inside: Thermëa spa village Whitby (PHOTOS)

Ontario has a new destination for relaxation — the Thermëa spa village will officially open its doors on October 6th.

Originally announced in 2017, the highly anticipated Nordic spa is a wellness haven just over an hour’s drive from Toronto.

The sprawling space offers a restful escape from everyday life with a curated selection of wellness experiences, including massages, facials, salt scrubs and saunas, plus the spa experience she -same.

“Our intention was to create an experience that offered both a moment of awe and a sense of invigoration,” said Antoine Lagarec, Design Director at Groupe Nordik.

“[Thermëa spa village is] a place where quiet mediation and social reconnection come together. Where the five senses and the four elements work together to forge a new connection between mind, body and nature.

With a capacity of 700 people, there are 25 massage and treatment rooms, seven baths, six saunas, two steam rooms and several rest areas throughout Thermëa. The village is connected by stone pathways which are geothermally heated during the colder months.

Loggä, Canada’s largest event sauna, is reminiscent of a log cabin and has a unique amphitheater design. Fläm is a dual energy sauna, while Kello uses self-infusion technology. The village water tower offers guests a cold dive experience.

Exclusive treatments include an underground Epsom salt flotation pool, called Källa, and Rhassoul, a “wellness experience” made up of clay, steam, argan shells and pink salt.

Post-soak, steam or scrub, Thermëa offers three distinct dining options, courtesy of Chef James Piggott.

With panoramic views across the village, the Biergarden offers fine pub food and a selection of local ales. Elevated farm-to-table dishes and a sommelier-curated wine list can be found at Resto. The lounge offers perfectly crafted cocktails and small bites amidst an array of seating areas and crackling fireplaces.

Menus change with the season but emphasize local ingredients; the majority come from within a radius of 100 kilometers around the spa.

“Reducing our carbon footprint around the world is really important to us,” Piggott said. “We want the spa to continue for our children, and we have to be good stewards of the planet for that to happen.”

Thermëa spa village

Where: 4015 Cochrane Street, Whitby

Price: Thermal experience starting at $89, treatments, massages and body care not included

Book: On line

Presented as a “haven of well-being”, Thermëa promises an “escape from modernity” and “the opportunity to finally offer a moment of rest to life”.

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