A giant spa just opened in one of Ontario’s most touristy destinations

The newly reimagined and revitalized 124 on Queen Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, has unveiled The Spa at Q.

The tranquil environment houses a welcome centre and boutique, relaxation lounge, treatment rooms, fitness centre, restorative Himalayan salt room, and a regenerative hydrotherapy circuit unlike anything else in the Niagara region.

The spa is finished with simple forms and a natural palette offering an ethereal softness throughout, framed by sunlight pouring in from an expansive skylight above.

Roman bathing 

The Spa at Q’s wellness formula is rooted in the modern age while respecting traditions of centuries past. The star attraction is an expansive Wellness Hydrotherapy Circuit that reproduces the time-honoured concept of caldarium (hot), tepidarium (warm), and frigidarium (cool).

Guests are self-guided through the therapeutic circuit starting in the hot plunge pool and moving to the sensory shower, which cycles through four types of water pressure infused with light and aromatherapy. The cedar-lined sauna is next, followed by a cooling plunge in the warm pool. Next, is the eucalyptus steam room and the spectacular (and frigid) snow room, where the circuit concludes. 

The hydrotherapy circuit is an effective treatment on its own ($95/120 minutes) or as an add-on to an existing massage or facial experience ($45). 

Recovery and restoration

The Spa at Q offers a soothing journey of self-discovery and transformation, where everything can be personalised to each guest’s needs. Beyond the hydrotherapy circuit are 12 treatment rooms for facials and experience massages infused with rose quartz, hot stones, and hyperbaric oxygen.

Two rooms have been specially for ultra-luxurious and therapeutic wet treatments like the luminous Celestial Black Diamond Sculpting Treatment ($450/90 minutes). The signature treatment room is outfitted with a private infrared sauna designed specifically for couples to enjoy prior to their massage. The space offers a stunning Tuscan-vibe and is stocked with refreshing drinks and outfitted with massage tables dressed in warm blankets to create the ultimate escape from the everyday.  

A beautiful sanctuary dedicated to pampering hands and feet with premium manicures and pedicures is prominently placed to the side of the welcome centre. In the relaxation lounge, comfortable chairs beckon guests to sit back and be soothed. Complimentary fresh pressed ginger and turmeric shots, premium tea, coffee, and infused water are available. 

Mindful menus

Mindfully prepared menus reflect the guiding principles of natural ingredients, local and sustainable, less is more. Ingredients are influenced by the seasons while being themed to the abundant goodness that the Niagara region is famed for. Joy McCarthy, founder of Joyous Health, a certified holistic nutritionist and best-selling cookbook author has contributed signature recipes that will be featured.
 

The salt room

Rounding out the spa’s dynamic offerings, the salt room is another healing space that wows. The room’s detoxifying effects can help reduce symptoms of various respiratory illnesses and skin conditions, and reduce inflammation. The space will host sound bath meditations, private massages, yoga classes, and more.

Looking ahead to next summer, a serene outdoor space outfitted with cabanas, a yoga lounge, gardens and more will debut, adding additional layers to the overall wellness experience. 

 

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