After the holidays (a.k.a the season of giving and treating our loved ones), many of us find ourselves broke. Feeling very generous and heart-warmed, but broke nonetheless. During this time, you probably were so caught up in treating everyone else that you forgot to treat yourself. But don't worry, it's not too late.
While sipping mimosas on a cruise across the Caribbean or getting a rejuvenating massage and facial in Thailand may not be an option right now, there are definitely quite a few ways to treat yourself in and around YYC without causing your bank account and credit cards to file for divorce. Self-care is super important and often with our crazy lives, we don't get as much of it as we should. Here are 7 ways you can give yourself that self-care without breaking the bank. And what better way to start off the year than treating yourself?
The Home of OM // 2312 4 St SW #3
Take yourself on a spiritual journey during a Float Tank session at The Home of OM. A Float Tank is a tank filled with water and Epsom salt and allows you to float on the surface.Floating is a meditational method used to allow you to unplug and free your mind. This dark and sound-proof tank assists in the relaxation of the mind and body.
Cost: $49 for 90 minutes.
Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse // 521 10 Ave SW
Meat-lover feeling real fancy? Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse. With an abundance of juicy, mouth-watering meats, Pampa will have every meat-lover feeling properly taken care of. But careful, this dinner may leave you too full to walk... and you will probably question whether or not you've become a full-out piece of steak. Worth every penny.
Meadow Spa + Pool // 345 Banff Avenue
Although Meadow Spa and Pool isn't exactly inside Calgary - it makes for the perfect getaway. Just 130km west of Calgary, you can enjoy a day at the spa including a private spa hot pool, rooftop pools, and access to the spa lounge and fitness rooms. Not to mention, you get to enjoy all the beautiful scenery Banff has to offer. The perfect break from your busy city life!
Get treated right from the comfort of your own home by Coastal Bliss Day Spa. Coastal Bliss is a mobile spa service in YYC that'll be happy to give you the TLC you need without having to leave your house! Coastal Bliss offer many services like massages, facials, waxing, manicures, pedicures and more that'll help you destress, relax and rejuvenate.
Express Massage/Classic Facial: $45
Cost: Prices Vary.
Metrovino // 722 11th Ave SW
What is more relaxing than a glass of wine? Enjoy delicious wine tasting at Metrovino's wine tasting events. You'll be feeling fancier than ever with their large selection of fine wines. Not to mention, very relaxed... something about wine is just so soothing, you know? But hurry, these wine tasting events fill up quick! (Like 0-100, quick.)
Calgary Hot Yoga // 3803 26 Ave SW #8
Hot yoga is the perfect way to stretch out your body, release stress/tension and work up a great sweat while doing it. The perfect combination of relaxation and fitness.
Cost: $17 for drop-in/$40 for intro pass (30 days of unlimited classes)
Banff Upper Hot Springs // 1 Mountain Ave
Right in the Canadian Rockies, just 130km west of Calgary lies your new favorite relaxation destination. Banff Upper Hot Springs is basically a natural spa that'll leave you relaxed with very little effort. As if the hot springs aren't relaxing enough, Banff Upper Hot Springs gives you the perfect view of our gorgeous snow-blanketed mountains... how does one simply leave such a perfect place?
Cost: $7.30 (Yes, I'm serious.)