Sometimes life gets so busy we forget to take time for ourselves to completely zen out. We all have times when we feel so overwhelmed with work that we just want to escape. It's very important to have your own personal headspace that's completely away from everyone and everything. 

Whether you're willing to spend money at a spa or just use some at home remedies this list of  10 things will have you in hyper-relaxation.


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Nordik Spa // 16 Chemin Nordik

This beautiful spa is extremely hidden and secluded from the city. It's the perfect spa to go to if you're looking to escape from reality. With massages and pools going to Nordik is definitely worth the money.


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Pure Yoga // Multiple Locations

With 3 locations in Ottawa, Pure Yoga is a welcoming place where you can completely zen out.  They provide different classes and sessions to everyone that are sure to help you relax. 


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Saaboon // 595 Gladstone Avenue

If you would rather stay home and take a peaceful bath Saaboon is the place to go. While there you can pick up their handmade all-natural vegan bath bombs, soaps, and bath salts (all essential items to a perfect bath).


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Carte Blanche // 4312 Innes Rd

Treat yourself to a spa day at Carte Blanche. You can get your hair done then have a pedi, this place is perfect if you want to glam up while relaxing.


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ISÖ Spa Floatation Centre // 464 Bank Street

If you're looking for a unique way to relax this place is definitely for you. Take a moment away from your busy schedule and float in a sensory deprivation tank. It may sound insane but there are incredible benefits to doing this.


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National Gallery of Canada // 380 Sussex Drive

This museum is very quite and peaceful.  It's a great place to walk around and clear your mind while gaining some creative inspiration.


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J'adore Beauty Bar & Lounge // 329A Elgin Street

Yes, this is a nail salon that doubles as a barThis is a perfect place to go and enter relaxation mode. Get your nails done while drinking a cotton candy martini and completely disconnect from reality. 


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Planet Botanix // 301 Bank Street

Pick out your favorite method of relaxation at Planet Botanix. This shop has all the essentials needed to de-stress. Incense, candles, soaps, oils, bath bombs and crystals; Planet Botanix is a one-stop-shop!  


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Major's Hill Park // Mackenzie Ave

Some people may enjoy taking a peaceful walk to relax. If you want to avoid a lot of noise and people take a walk there at night maybe with your bae and you can clear your minds together. 


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Purple Urchin // 884 Somerset Street West

Another shop to stop at if you're planning an at-home spa day.  Pick up one of their amazing all natural products including candles, soap and salts. This is basically the natural and chemical free version of Bath and Body Works!


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