As we all know, there are times when life can get pretty hectic. Every now and then we yearn for an escape. A weekend in the mountains of Whistler, BC. may be just what the doctor ordered. Here’s why the ila™ Inner Connect at The Spa At Nita Lake Lodge is the spiritual salvation you’ve been searching for:
Himalayan Salt Crystals Body Scrub
Commence your journey with the ionizing properties of Himalayan salt crystals. The body scrub at The Spa is the ideal treatment for improving circulation, while brightening and softening the skin. Livestrong.com explains: “As the sodium binds the water to the outer layer of your skin, moisture is preserved. Toxins are released while your skin absorbs the healthy minerals into your body.”
ila™ Kundalini Massage
The Kundalini is a 75 minute massage therapy, which uses provincially exclusive ila™ organic products that are not only organic in ingredients, but also the way in which it’s made. The Spa’s signature treatment involves the synergistic use of essential oils, combined with ancient massage techniques and chakra healing to awaken a dormant energy existing within the body. Creating an overall sense of well-being, this treatment has a profoundly restorative effect on the entire nervous system.
ila™ Ananda Facial Therapy
This healing and reviving treatment works on the marma points of the face and neck to remove blockages, stimulate the flow of energy and relieve stress and tension. Yogapedia explains: “Marma points are an important element of Ayurveda’s healing power. These energy points profoundly affect the body, mind and spirit as well as facilitate the deepest levels of healing. Stimulating marma points directly taps into the individual’s reservoir of energy and promotes good health.”
Ancient Shirodhara Ritual
Your spiritual journey culminates with the Shirodhara Ritual. As spabreaks.com explains: it “involves a constant flow of warm oil onto the third eye, combined with a delicate scalp massage.” Nourishing oil is warmed, and poured through a vessel into a constant flow along the hairline and onto the third eye in a slow rhythmic motion. Finally, the oil then flows onto the head and scalp, and at this stage you experience the scalp massage. The aroma stays with the client extending the benefits of their treatment throughout the rest of the day.
To complement your weekend retreat, Nita Lake Lodge is home to Loka Yoga. They partner with local First Nation’s elders and incorporate teachings from the Ashtanga & Jivamukti Yoga methods. In addition, Loka Yoga also offer spiritual enlightenment in the form of Shantiseva, Restorative, Yin and Prenatal practice. We’d recommend their Ashtanga Yoga Therapy, which is described by Yoga Journal as a: “dynamic, physically demanding practice, which synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body.”
The Spa At Nita Lake Lodge offers genuine service with a personal touch. Accolades include ‘Top Destination Spa 2017’ from the Spa Industry Association of Canada. In addition, The Spa was voted one of the top 20 spas in the world by Condé Nast Traveler. It has also been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor in 2017 for the third year in a row. The Spa At Nita Lake Lodge proudly redefines upscale mountain comfort all year long. The ila™ Inner Connect is available for two: 120 minutes $600, or for one: 120 minutes $300. The treatment includes complimentary access to The Spa’s rooftop deck & hot tubs, eucalyptus steam room, and relaxation lounge. For reservations or more information, visit https://www.nitalakelodge.com/spa or call 604-966-5715.