Spas & Wellness
Outdoor massage (Albert Normandin photo)
Salt Spring is a bucolic, stress-busting getaway destination where the everyday tensions of life tend to melt away the instant one steps foot on the island.
To deepen the rest and relaxation, many visitors take advantage of spas, wellness centres, yoga studios and individual practitioners of the healing and metaphysical arts.
For crème de la crème service, the spa at the Hastings House Country House Hotel offers body wraps, facials, manicures and traditional body and foot massages in its lovely, cedar-clad barn.
All-natural essential oils are used in treatments at the Solace Organic Spa (111 Saltair Lane off Stewart Road). Another option: the Skin Sensations Day Spa in Grace Point Square in downtown Ganges.
Ayurvedic (meaning "the science of life") therapies based on alternative medicine practiced for millennia in southeast Asia are a specialty at Samya Ayurveda Clinic & Spa.