I, like most of you reading this, have been spending a lot of time at home. Life has resumed but routines have changed drastically while we are all trying to navigate new protocols during a pandemic. Self care has been a phrase many of us heard, and maybe ignored in the past, but right now it’s important that we take time to take care of ourselves not just physically but mentally. In the past going to a spa was my ultimate self care indulgence – a relaxing treatment and some downtime in a beautiful setting.

Spas have been disproportionally affected by Covid. Services offered require people to be in close contact with each other. When deciding to go anywhere we want to ensure businesses are following proper protocols and cleaning. When I recently visited Spa My Blend by Clarins in The Ritz-Carlton Toronto to indulge in a treatment my mind automatically went to those protocols and how visits would be different. My mind was put at ease in the first several minutes of my visit.

Spa My Blend By Clarins is a 23,000 sq. ft. spa that offers personalized full and half-day packages as well as à la carte treatments. The updated entrance/lounge area, done in neutral tones, is a tranquil and luxe spot where you can browse Clarins exceptional plant-based product line, with solutions for every skin type. Clarins has the best smelling moisturizer I have ever owned. You notice that staff is spaced about, barriers have been added to keep everyone safe and cleaning staff are ready to ensure a safe visit – cleaning bathrooms after each use, cleaning rooms, and staff is around to answer questions and service requests.

For my treatment I selected the Rise and Shine a body and face treatment. It included a body and face treatment – soothing massage and radiant glow treatment. Treatment rooms are modern, clean and have reminders of the new protocols in place for all of us to follow. My treatment had to be changed a bit because of provincial government changes but it was a glorious hour. It was the most relaxed I have been in a long time. The massage portion of my treatment focused in on areas I was experiencing discomfort in and it was a wonderful feeling to be pampered.

I also had access to other parts of the spa that were open and I took advantage of reading and going over emails on my phone in peace – no children or husband asking me questions every few minutes.

Personalized skincare is at the foundation of Spa My Blend by Clarins, providing tailored treatments for the face and body as well as services for couples and mothers-to-be. All products and gift cards can easily be purchased online. There is also ample parking near the spa. If you are looking for an indulgent treat for yourself or a loved one services at Spa My Blend by Clarins would be my recommendation.