De-stress at Scandinave Spa Whistler for the Ultimate Digital Detox Experience

One word - hydrotherapy.


Life moves at a fast pace. Stress from work, school, and relationships can put a damper on your mental state. With your wellbeing at stake, it’s important to take care of your mind, body, and soul. At Scandinave Spa Whistler, visitors can take part in a digital detox by immersing themselves in a stunning and serene environment.

To ensure that each visitor gets the most relaxing stay at the spa, the business has a policy that requires all guests to disconnect from their devices – and yes, this includes social media influencers. The spa wants everyone to unplug from technology and fully embrace “being still and silent.”

“There’s no wifi at the Scandinave Spa Whistler, but we promise you will find a better connection. We want you to truly unplug when you visit Scandinave Spa.”

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Snowboarder Mark Tremblay at Scandinave Spa. (The MIX/Ross Allen)

With distracting technology out of the way, it’s time to treat the pain. The wellness centre has a strong focus on hydrotherapy. This traditional Finnish therapeutic practice uses water to treat pain relief by stimulating blood circulation.  Some of the benefits of hydrotherapy include relaxation, detoxification, blood circulation, injury recovery, inflammation and more.

“The cycle of hot-cold-relax is proven to both energize and rest the body, improving blood circulation and activating the lymphatic system to help detoxification. It also actively promotes the release of endorphins, also known as the “well-being hormones”. Revived. Body & Mind.”

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Snowboarder Mark Tremblay at Scandinave Spa. (The MIX/Ross Allen)

This calming environment is especially advantageous for those who are constantly on the move.  Snowboarder Mark Tremblay regularly visits the wellness centre to prep his body for snowboarding season. During his off-time, he’ll drop by for some hydrotherapy to ensure that he performs his best when he’s riding the slopes.  Whether you’re an average Joe or a professional athlete, anybody that’s dealing with an intense schedule can greatly benefit from this practice. The process is simple – hot, cold, and relax.

Hot – Hydrotherapy starts off by raising the body’s temperature. This helps dilate the blood vessels on the surface of the skin, reduces blood pressure, and increases blood flow to the skin and muscles.

Cold – Following the heat, one should immerse themselves in cold water. This immediately causes the skin’s pores to close and shut in the heat from step one. This step encourages the body to flush toxins and helps muscles to release tension.

Relax – The process ends with a period of relaxation. For 10 to 15 minutes, feel free to hang out in a hammock and let your body rest. Slowing down and unwinding will help stabilize one’s blood flow and heart rate.

Tremblay sitting on the pool deck at Scandinave Spa. (The MIX/Jessy Penelon)

If this is something that intrigues you, you’re in luck. The MIX has partnered up with Scandinave Spa Whistler to give five lucky winners a pair of passes for a day of immense relaxation. The winners will be able to enjoy a lovely and stress-free spa day with a friend of their choice. Enter the contest here.

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Special Shout Out

And a huge thank you to Altitude Fitness for providing us with a space to film. Based in Whistler, the new high-performance gym offers a variety of wellness services and fitness classes. Work out with a view. Some of the classes available include MMA conditioning, aerial yoga, boxing, spin, HIIT, pilates and more. Visit their website to learn more about the facility to see if Altitude Fitness is right for you.

*Film graded by David Tomiak