The Briars continues to keep pace with Ontario’s growing tourism sector. In 2000, the opening of the Briars Spa met with enthusiasm by guests and day visitors. This state-of-the-art facility offers a broad menu of services in seven tranquil treatment rooms.
As I have mentioned, the weekend I spent at The Briars was one of the most relaxing, de-stressing weekends I have had in a long time. From delicious food, to an amazing Easter brunch, to just spending some quality time with my friend – the whole weekend was bliss.
And it didn’t stop there. Nope.
One of the other amazing amenities at The Briars is their spa.
Our spa is a perfect place to embrace the stillness of your body, mind and spirit with our complete spa facilities:
- 2 Facial Rooms
- 1 Treatment Room
- 4 Massage Rooms
- Hydrotherapy (swimming pool, whirlpool, and sauna)
- Lounge Bar at Drinkwater’s Lounge
My friend and I decided to each get different treatments during our stay at The Briars.
As she is training to compete in fitness competitions, her body was in dire need of some attention, so she opted for a Hot Stone Massage.
The lingering heat from the smooth river stones on the body will melt away muscular tension for a unique, soothing massage. You will experience a state of relaxation within minutes for a complete body, mind and soul treatment.
As she put it, it was 75 minutes of pure bliss! She actually said it was the best massage she has received in a long time. The stones were heated to the perfect temperature and after rubbing oil allover her body, her masseuse used the hot stones to massage her muscles. As I mentioned – due to her rigorous training, her body and muscles were extremely tense and this hot stone massage helped relieve some of that tension. Every part of her body was massaged, from her head right down to her toes. She came out of the room looking like, and feeling like, she was on cloud nine!
I opted for a facial. A Seawater Pearls Facial, to be exact.
A unique combination of seawater pearls & algae caviar in an ultra- moisturizing treatment that visibly plumps the skin, and gives a radiant complexion providing optimal relaxation. This comprehensive treatment relaxes and purifies the skin as well as delivers intense moisture. A generous application of serums, masks and creams is paired with an original face massage using seawater pearls to produce a delicious experience, all-round visible results and total bliss.
Results: Skin is more supple and comfortable. Lines are relaxed, the face is smoothed.
After recently attending the Vichy Works For Me Launch Event, I am now consciously making the effort to take care of my skin better. I mean, I want to continue being ID’d at the LCBO for as long as possible! LOL
I was brought into the room and seated on a warmed up bed. The heat was a pleasant surprise, and I was immediately feeling more relaxed. When my estitician came in, she explained what we would be doing and the different steps of the process. There were multiple serums, masks and creams applied over the course of 60 minutes. But to top it off, she also provided me with a scalp, neck, shoulder, arm and hand massage. She did this prior to the last mask being applied. After the mask was applied, she left the room for a few minutes, and I could feel myself falling asleep. I was so relaxed! After she came back and removed the final mask – I took my time getting dressed again. When I looked in the mirror, my skin was plump and radiant and incredibly smooth. It was amazing.
The Briars Spa offers a tranquil retreat cradled within our charming heritage resort on the shores of Lake Simcoe. We have something for everyone needing a blissful break from the world, including:
- Spa Getaways for our overnight guests.
- Day Spa Packages to pamper day visitors from near and far.
- Daily & Monthly Specials so you can choose your favourite treat and enjoy it often.
- The Briars Best Spa Club for our regular guests who visit us often (or would like to start coming more often!)
You can even book a special romance package including dinner, breakfast and a couples massage! How romantic would that be? Get away with your special someone, spend some quality time together and be pampered at the spa.