Vancouver’s healthiest spots for a detox

Today’s go-go-go society can take its toll and burden our bodies with unwanted stress. That’s why it’s so important to detox and rid your mind, body, and soul from unnatural substances and negative mindset. Vancouver is home to a variety of healthy spas, juice bars and workout studios where you can work on maintaining a healthy, balanced, positive lifestyle. [Photo credit: Nancy Wu]

One Yoga For The People

201-150 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8

An evening yoga class will help you purge the work that follows you home after you’ve clocked out and re-focus your mind on the stillness and movement of your body. Instructors guide students through a series of poses to help promote flexibility, alignment and posture, while giving your internal organs a wonderful massage. Practicing yoga on a consistent basis helps decrease blood pressure thanks to improved circulation and oxygenation of the body. Enjoy a good sweat at one of One Yoga’s approachable but challenging vinyasa, power flow or foundation classes.

Scandinave Spa Whistler

8010 Mons Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B8

Take a day trip to Whistler and melt away the worst of situations at the Scandinave Spa. It’s hard not to feel totally relaxed while soaking in a warm outdoor pool and taking in the scenic views of Lost Lake and Spruce Groves. Start your day in the open-air pool area, which features relaxing hot baths, invigorating cold plunges and Nordic waterfalls. Add a Swedish massage or deep tissue session to release muscle tension. Follow your treatment by relaxing in the eucalyptus steam room or the wood-paneled Finnish sauna, or simply read a book and unwind in the heated solariums.

Spin Society

1332 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M7

Sometimes detoxing the body means going hard and sweating out frustrations and negative thoughts. Tap back, accelerate and make your heart race with adrenaline during a signature spin class at this indoor cycling studio at Granville and Drake. The 50-minute rhythm-based cycling classes are friendly, motivational and full of positive energy. Passionate instructors help guide you through your ride, cultivate those good feelings and push you to your limits. Get ready for dim lighting, music and a crazy sweaty workout!

The Iv Wellness Boutique

1060 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W9

When you’re feeling under the weather and need a boost, building up your immune system is so important! Take a trip to Yaletown’s IV Wellness Boutique for some vitamin therapy in a relaxing and upscale space. They offer a variety of elixirs to kick-start your body. The Cold Buster is a popular choice packed with a mega dose of vitamin C, zinc and selenium. The comprehensive wellness studio also offers a variety of other services such as naturopathic medicine, medical aesthetics, massage therapy and acupuncture.

Tight Club Athletics

261 Union St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2B2

Healthy living is about achieving a balanced lifestyle that’s equal parts work and play. Train for your active lifestyle and sweat it out with passionate coaches and like-minded individuals at Tight Club. The Chinatown studio has a slick design, a cool crew, and a variety of group workout classes that are sure to leave you feeling accomplished: try the signature Tight Sweat class, work on your stability during Booty Luv, or join up with the weekly group run in a safe and friendly setting. Achieve your personal fitness goals while meeting some new friends.

Miraj Hammam Spa

1495 6th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6H 4E9

The look of total relaxation is infectious. Polish your body at this traditional Middle Eastern Hammam with indulgent Gommage exfoliation treatment. Guests lay on a Jerusalem gold table while expert estheticians slough off dead skin with black Moroccan soap. Enjoy a few mindful minutes to yourself in the steam room after your treatment and listen to the relaxing sound of running water. After your skin is soft and supple, relish the experience in the exotic lounge over hot tea and sweet cake.

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