Guest post by Angela Aiello, on-air expert, writer and educator, follow her at @SuperWineGirl 

If you haven’t stepped foot into the Ritz-Carlton Toronto you’re really missing out. Everything about the hotel is truly a five-star rated experience. The personalization in service is simply stellar and the truly luxe experience makes me feel like a Hollywood star every time. Here are five reasons you need to use your WaySpa Gift Card for a spa day at Spa My Blend by Clarins at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto –  because after all we’ve been through, your body, mind and spirit need it!

#1 – You Deserve a Day to Yourself
Take a mid-week afternoon off for a mental health day while you enjoy the 23,000 sq. ft. spa at the luxurious spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. Spa My Blend by Clarins has 16 treatment rooms, an aroma-infused vitality pool, a co-ed sanctuary, relaxation lounges and more for you to relax and enjoy. From manicures and pedicures, to paraffin treatments, massages and more. Once you book a service you have the ability to stay all day, and trust me you’ll want to!

#2 – Your Skin Needs Attention
Spa My Blend by Clarins was built upon the expertise of Dr. Olivier Courtin, who believed that your skin speaks to both your emotional and physical story. After the last few years, your body and skin need some TLC to relax, rejuvenate and refresh. Originally based in Paris, these experiences are now available exclusively in Toronto. Personalized skincare is the foundation for the treatment menu that also includes results-driven body treatments and massages, borrowing techniques from around the world.

#3 – Hydratherapy is Real
After your treatment at the spa, take some time to indulge in the Saltwater Indoor Pool.  Salt water contributes to the body’s natural regulation and helps in the overall healing processes – physically, mentally, and spiritually. The benefits also include improvement of your body’s ability to eliminate waste and toxins and overall digestion. The indoor pool has beautiful natural sunlight, so you’ll also be treated to some vitamin D on a sunny day. With lounge chairs all around, you can take some time to relax and read that book you’ve been meaning to start.

#4 – Your Brain Needs a Mental Health Day
During my last stay I found that giving myself a true spa experience and treating myself to a wonderful day at the spa, helped to reboot my creativity and relax, so my brain could stay inspired in my writing.  The quality time away from the home office, emails, texts and social media also helped to lower my anxiety levels and irritability.

#5 – Experiencing True Luxury
After your amazing spa experience, refuel at the gorgeously redesigned Epoch Lounge for an incredible lunch or afternoon cocktail or glass of wine. The staff are friendly and attentive, the cocktails are unique and wonderfully delicious (and photogenic), and the menu is divine. It is also a dream location for that perfect Instagram photo ;).

Purchase your WaySpa Gift Card and get your spa day booked!