June 28, 2013

Relax your cares away at the new eforea: spa at Hilton!

I love to spa and have always maintained that if I were really rich I would have absolutely no issue spending all of my days just wallowing in spa treatments!

I also really enjoy trying new places and treatments and have an ever expanding list in my head of all my favourites - to which list I was able to add a new spa this past weekend after my visit to the brand spankin' new eforea: spa at Hilton - the global luxury spa brand of Hilton Hotels & Resorts and first Canadian  location at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre and Spa.
You can feel yourself begin to relax as soon as you enter into the spa which offers a clean and airy feeling and soothing atmosphere. At some places you can get the feeling of being conveyor-belted through the place as quickly as possible - but not so at eforea where you are encourage to hang out in the lounge, have a steam or just have some quiet time to yourself before and/or after your treatment.

You'll find both face, body and salon treatments as well as a whole range of treatments for men that are done in their very own "Man Cave" treatment room.

I tried both a face and body treatment starting with the Signature Full Body Repair including an invigorating therapeutic mineral salt scrub, full body effleurage, dry wrap and relaxing facial massage with rose crystal stones. I also had the Soft pack which is basically like being enveloped in a warm waterbed - there is a very womb-like feel to it - you do this after the moisturizer is applied and the warmth really helps it soak in! And if that wasn't good enough while you are in this wonderful cocoon of warmth and comfort you get a head massage - I can't tell you many things I enjoy more then a head massage! My other favourite part of the facial which I had also never experienced before was the facial massage with rose crystal stones - my puffy eyes were entirely gone by the end of my treatment and of course my body was as soft and smooth as it's possible to be!

Then I had the Signature Correcting Facial with microcurrent which includes multi-acid exfoliation, cleansing, toning, hydrating masque, eye treatment, scalp and foot massage and the microcurrent to help firm and tone. Having had many facials I can tell you what was different about this one - no extractions - and I know my pores were a mess before I went in and totally clear when I left so I think the multi-acid exfoliation did the extraction job without the pain so I'm on board with that! If you are adverse to pain you may not enjoy the microcurrent portion - I found it uncomfortable but I have friends who have had it that found it downright ouchy. If you have a low tolerance to pain take a couple of Advil first and you should be good. My skin felt firmer afterwards though so it was worth it!
The product whore in me also  appreciates the hard-to-find spa product brands available for purchase including European facial, body and bath products and treatments from Kerstin Florian; LI'TYA - which draws on the revitalizing and restorative powers of Australia's native resources and VitaMan - a comprehensive line of spa and grooming products espcially for the boys.

Everything you ever wanted to know and that I didn't tell you already can be found at www.hilton.com/eforea or to book contact the Spa Concierge at 905-470-8522.

If you want to make a weekend of it and do the "stay-cation" thing, this is the place to do it along with the spa, this Hilton offers:

Newly renovated oversized suites with their own sitting room and 2 tv's so you won't be forced to watch sports - along with Peter Thomas Roth bath products (be sure and take the extras home in your purse, they are that good!)

Essence of Unionville Restaurant with a menu featuring muticultural flavours reflective of the community along with seasonal ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily as well as weekend afternoon tea (involving all kinds of yummy treats from the in-house Pastry Chef) as well as Sunday brunch.

Absolute Atrium Lounge with a laid back feel, it's a great place to meet up with friends for a few drinks and some appetizers.

Club Markham Fitness, Squash and Swim - a 30,000 square foot state-of-the aret racquet & health club with all of the fitness equipment you could ever possibly need to torture yourself with including cardio, weight and group fitness. More relaxing is the steam rooms, saunas, whirlpool and the outdoor Zen Garden & sundeck.

I highly recommend leaving the spouse and kids at home but if you must bring them there are lots of local attractions - send the husband off to Angus Glen to golf and the kids to Canada's Wonderland and your day is free for the spa. Or have a family day at the Toronto Zoo or Ontario Science Centre but that sounds a lot less relaxing...

Check out www.torontomarkham.hilton.com for more details or 905-470-8500 to make a reservation.

- Lisamarie -

1 comment:

  1. Gah this sounds amazing! Except for the whole having to take advil first part LOL! I would probably avoid that treatment :P This seems like it would be a good present for mom. The kids can go shopping at Vaughn Mills or go to Wonderland like you said and mom can just sit at the spa all day ;)


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