During my recent trip to Vancouver, Justine and I took a day off to treat ourselves to a day of rest and relaxation at our favorite spa, CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. It is the perfect mix of East meets West in decor, treatments and products. After the first time we experienced their Sea Therapy Treatment, we were completely hooked!
This time around, I opted to try the spa’s new CHI for Men offering. I started with the CHI Stress Remover, which was the perfect treatment to alleviate the muscle tension build up from all of my traveling, computer work and iPhone use. I don’t know about you, but I also find myself walking around with my shoulders up tight around my neck a lot when it’s cold outside during the winter. A cause of too many chronic tension headaches.
The treatment begins with a foot soaking and tea service, followed by a private eucalyptus steam. One thing that makes CHI, The Spa so luxurious is that each treatment room has its own private changing area, shower and steam room.
After about 15 minutes in the eucalyptus steam room, I made my way over the the massage table, where I enjoyed a customized massage — I requested to focus on the hands, arms, neck, and head. The massage was just over an hour long, which was plenty of time to fully relax and allowed my therapist to work through each muscle equally.
To finish off my spa day, I had a men’s manicure to clean up and repair my hands from the dryness and damage of winter, while sipping a fresh green juice made in-house.
What I loved most about the CHI Stress Remover treatment was that it was very customized to me. Whether you’re experiencing pain and/or tension from computer work or physical fitness, I would highly recommend this treatment. It’s a nice way to treat yourself for all of your hard work and also makes a wonderful gift of relaxation for the guy who needs it.
You can request an appointment here. CHI, The Spa is located on the 5th floor of the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver and is open everyday from 9am – 9pm. Phone: (1 604) 695 2447