Toronto spots where you can get pampered on a budget

Every now and then, we all need to step back and recharge our batteries. Save yourself a costly spa visit and check out these Toronto places where you can get some rest and relaxation without draining your bank account.

Sweetgrass Spa by Verity

111E Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1S2

Try this Queen East spa for the ultimate combination of quality, leisure and affordability. They offer reasonably-priced packages like the Sanctuary in the City option, which includes a night’s stay at the IVY Hotel plus spa services. You can go solo, with a group or as part of a special event with discount rates available on all three. Check in regularly for details on the latest deals.

Marca College of Hair and Esthetics

2902 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 1M1

One of the best places to go for affordable spa treatments is a school where students need to earn practice hours before graduation. Of all the spa/beauty schools in Toronto, Marca has one of the best reputations. Not only are its prices incredibly reasonable, but the students are highly-motivated and skilled. You’ll appreciate the effort and extra attention.

Royal Canadian College Of Massage Therapy

220 Lesmill Rd, North York, ON M3B 2T5

This Toronto school trains students in registered massage therapy, acupuncture and reflexology acupressure — three of the most common and popular spa services. When you’ve had a tough day at work or feel stressed about a deadline, unwind here for a fraction of the price of a private spa visit. As students being graded on performance, they do their best and take no shortcuts.

Sutherland-Chan Clinic Inc

200 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3C7

Count on high quality services performed by dedicated professionals specializing in massage therapy and hydrotherapy treatments plus other therapeutic services, all of which are affordably-priced. Figure on booking an hour for any full body treatment and 30 minutes as the minimum; fees range from $45 to just under $100. Seniors (65+) qualify for a 15 per cent discount, in-person or as a gift purchase.

Ho's Team

66 Wellesley St E, Toronto, ON M4Y 1G2

This Church and Wellesley hairdresser/stylist has been a fixture on the corner for what seems like forever, offering quick, convenient services at affordable prices and with no appointment necessary. They’ll give you an eyebrow wax for the price of a movie ticket or bring luxurious new life to your rough and ragged nails. It’s a bit off the radar but definitely a hidden gem.

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