9.13.2016

Stillwater Spa: Park Hyatt Toronto

The Stillwater Spa at The Park Hyatt Hotel is one of Toronto's best spas. It is a luxurious 10,000 square foot space, featuring 17 treatment rooms, a couple's massage room, a unique Aqua Pool, full-service salon, saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, private cabanas, a spa boutique, and a tea lounge for relaxing. There is a fitness center available to spa guests, and an extensive selection of massage therapies and body treatments. The Stillwater Spa opened in 2001, and despite many other spas opening since, it still holds a place as one of Toronto's finest spas. 


Upon walking downstairs to the spa, I felt automatically at ease. The Stillwater Spa is an intimate space. Warm lighting and water flowing beneath clouded glass floors- the theme of water runs throughout the spa. It's not often that you'll enter a spa foyer as blissful as this. 

After completing the standard health forms, you are lead to the change rooms and given a key card to enter. I think that having this added security is a nice feature. 



Inside the change room, guests can take time before or after their treatment to unwind. There are a few private cabanas with TV's, a steam room, a whirlpool, and showers. The change rooms are lovely- everything is spotless, the towels and robes are luxurious and guests are given Oka-B flipflops to use while they are there (much nicer and more comfortable than the standard foam flip flop). Toiletries are there for your use, and I really like that the disposable razors are individually packaged. 

Stillwater takes time to even make sure the little details are covered, and it makes a huge difference with the spa experience. 


The tea room is lovely, a co-ed lounge where fresh fruit, teas, infused waters, and snacks are available. Here you can relax before your treatment. There's a private room that houses a small pool reserved for aqua massage, where vibrations from underwater sparks add to the rhythmical effects of a massage. 

The the treatment room is large and inviting, with brick walls, candlelight and soft music. I had the chance to try Stillwater's Essential Milk& Honey Wrap treatment. The products used are Cuccio Milk & Honey Sea Salts, European Rose Mud, and Cuccio Milk & Honey Body Butter. This 90 minute treatment ($260) will nourish your skin and lock in hydration. During, you are exfoliated with a sweet-smelling golden sea salt scrub to open your pores, covered in a warm mud mask, wrapped in warm towels, and given a head and face massage. When it's time to rinse, you are left alone to shower in the in-room shower, and then return to the table with its heated thermal blankets for a half hour Swedish massage. 

During the treatment, you're left in such a blissful state. The techniques used, combined with the warmth of the wrap leave you in a comfortable zen- like state. The professionalism is also something to note, as the massage therapist manages to find the balance between letting you know what's happening during the treatment, and leaving you with uninterrupted relaxation. The pressure of the massage is perfection, and to further add hydration, a body butter is applied onto your body. 

Post- treatment, you're left with the softest skin. Though I wished the 90 minute treatment lasted forever, you leave feeling like you went on a vacation: glowing and at ease. 

The warmth of the mud mask is such a nice feature in this treatment, and would especially make the perfect gift as the temperature starts to drop. 



Stillwater’s selection of spa therapies also offers exotic experiences such as a Guava Body Breeze ($155, 45 minutes), or massage ($160, 60 minutes).
Other picks include Reiki, Zen Shiatsu and a River Stone Mud Wrap, while facial fanatics can opt for a City Restoration Facial or a Age Smart Facial. There are so many spas in the GTA to choose from, but Stillwater is definitely one of the best ones and we highly recommend giving it a try.

Not only was the treatment amazing, but it's also about the overall experience and amenities. Stillwater goes the extra mile by making sure that little details are covered and the spa experience is perfection. 
Stillwater Spa is located at the Hyatt in Yorkville, the perfect neighborhood to celebrate art, food and style. This spa is located in such a great location that you can relax and book in a treatment before attending concerts at the Royal Conservatory of Music, or after a long day of shopping in one of Toronto's trendy neighborhoods.

Need a gift for a loved one? A gift certificate to Stillwater Spa is a great way to pamper someone.