Relax and Dine at Winnipeg Thermea Spa
I cannot tell you how amazing the Thermea Spa experience was for me. As a mother, life can get crazy. You spend most of your days jumping from one thing to another thing and then getting up to do it all over again day after day.
Sometimes, you forget just how important it is to be served, relax, and rejuvenate from the stresses of being a parent. Going to the spa with your girl friends is really great, but if you want an experience that will leave you feeling as if you actually had a break from being a mommy, you won’t find anything quite like the Thermea Spa.
From the locker room, to the spa, to the dinner and cocktails, I felt like royalty and I truly felt relaxed when I was done.
The Locker Room
Upon arrival to Thermea spa, we were greeted with a friendly host who provided wristbands and an orientation to the spa. We were then brought to the locker room where we could change into our bathing suites, sandals, robe (provided in the locker).
It was very clean, pleasant, and relaxing. There were basic amenities like shampoo, body wash, and plenty of towels.
After we changed, the manager greeted us recommended the best way to enjoy the relaxing components of the spa. We were informed that to do 3 rotations of heat areas, cold, and relaxation.
- Heat areas included two steam rooms, the sauna, and the dry sauna. We were to stay in one for 20-30 minutes at a time. Steam rooms had an orange aroma or Eucalyptus scent that helps you to relax.
- Cold areas included the pool of ice. You were to do cold for 15-30 seconds. Trust me, 13-30 seconds is all you can take in the pool of ice. However, it is totally worth going through as the heat and then cold really help relax your muscles.
- Relaxation areas were set up throughout the spa and included a sandy beach area with beach chairs, outdoor hammocks, rooms with heated benches and lounge chairs
We were also encouraged to drink water after periods of heat. There were water stations located throughout the facility. You could get regular water or fruit infused water.
The Aufguss Ritual
One of the hot areas I attended was the Aufguss ritual. In this ritual, you are with a therapist and the process takes place in the sauna. The therapist walks you through a relaxing and aromatic experience that creates a pleasant experience.
The session is about 15 minutes. It included 3-aromas infused into ice balls that were placed on heated rocks, music played in the background, and the therapist used towels to move air around the room so we could enjoy the scents.
After, we were encouraged to drink water, take a dip in the ice pool and then relax.
Dinner and Cocktails
Although you do not have to dinner and cocktails with your experience, I would encourage you to do so. It is an amazingly relaxing experience that pulls everything together. Dinner is chosen from a menu and you get to dine in your robe.
I ordered a Aperol Spritz cocktail before dinner. It was light, refreshing, and had a fair amount of alcohol in it.
Dinner choices are few and on the lighter side, but still delicious. You can choose from veggie trays, salads, sandwiches, or a burger as the entree.
The meal process is a slower experience so you can relax and take in the time with others without feeling rushed.
Before you depart, you are offered one more experience called the s’mores ceremony. Make s’mores with homemade graham crackers, fresh chocolate and marshmallows over one of the many fire pits.
This was a great way to end a fully relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
It only cost $50-$60 per person for the spa experience. If you plan on dining and having cocktails, you will add another $100. However, the cycles of heat, cold, and service were amazing and made the entire experience worth every penny.
If you want to feel fully rejuvenated and ready to head back to mom life, spend a day at the Thermea Spa!