Solo visit to Body Blitz Spa in Toronto
Toronto, Canada, is home to many world-class spas, but Body Blitz Spa is unique in that it’s women only. I decided a solo visit to this spa was needed and was the perfect spot for some “me time.”
The original Body Blitz spa opened in the west area of downtown Toronto in 2005 and was so successful that a second location opened in the east in 2012. Both locations have the same setup and amenities.
The spa is open everyday:
Mon-Thu: 10am – 8pm | Friday: 10am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 8pm | Sunday: 9am – 6pm
*Therapeutic waters circuit closes 15 min before the spa closes.
Costs: It’s possible to just go and enjoy the water therapies without adding on a massage or scrub. I recommend adding on a massage, as you get so relaxed after a soak in the waters.
If you do want to just go for a soak, Tuesdays are their discount day, so you can save about $10.
Body Blitz spa experience
Body Blitz is most well known for its therapeutic waters circuit. The spa provides a collection of saltwater pools, a steam room, and a sauna, to enjoy. Besides enjoying the waters, you can book massages, body scrubs and body mud to detox and nourish your body.
There is a juice bar at reception where you can pre-order your smoothies and teas for pool side delivery.
The Therapeutic waters circuit is set up in the diagram below. Good luck staying 1 minute in the cold plunge! It’s up to you on how you would like to complete the circuit. Just be mindful of not spending too much time in the steam room or sauna. It’s easy to get dehydrated, so make sure you bring a water bottle from home (not a glass one).
Things to know before your visit
What to bring:
Bathing suit bottoms are mandatory to wear, but if you forget yours, you can purchase some from reception. Towels, a robe, and a pair of sandals are provided for use in the spa area. The pool deck can be slippery, so make sure to wear your sandals at all times.
There are loungers in the pool area and I would recommend bringing a magazine or book to read. All electronics are prohibited in the spa and can only be used in reception.
Food and Drink
You cannot bring food inside the spa, but you can order drinks from the juice bar. When planning your visit, it’s a good idea to have something to eat before arriving at the spa. I usually order a drink with some protein powder in it to help keep me full. You should also bring a reusable water bottle.
Time to spend at the spa
If getting a massage or other spa treatment, plan to arrive about 90 minutes in advance to have ample time for a few water circuits. It’s also a good idea to spend some time in the waters after your treatment. On average, I would say 2 hours is a reasonable amount of time to spend at the spa. There is a 2.5-hour time limit.
Health issues to think about
Anyone with a cardiac or respiratory condition, high or low blood pressure or any other health condition should use the waters with a physician’s approval. As well, if you are pregnant, you won’t want to visit the baths.
My visit Solo
I took a Friday off of work to enjoy the spa at a quieter time. I arrived at 11:30 am for my water therapies prior to a massage at 1pm.
The reception area is very welcoming, with a space to shop for their body and skincare products, as well as order your juice. After completing my health form, I was taken on a tour of the baths area and shown how the circuit worked.
I enjoyed a few rounds of the water circuits and some lounging by the pool with my juice. At 1pm, my masseuse picked me up by the pool and brought me to a lovely massage room.
I would recommend enjoying the baths for at least an hour beforehand to loosen up your muscles and really get a relaxing massage. Also, leave some time to enjoy the Epsom salt bath afterward.
Solo visit to the spa
When I visited, there was a good mix of people alone and in groups. The advantage of going by yourself is that you can decide how long you want to stay in each bath and set your own pace.
Being an electronics-free environment, I found it relaxing to just spend some time with myself without any other distractions. It was also great to look around and see groups chatting instead of everyone looking down at their phones.
Interested in reading about other solo spa trips? Click here to read about my solo trip to the Blue Lagoon Spa in Iceland.
Tips for a Solo visit
I loved my solo visit and think these tips will help you enjoy yours:
*Bring a book/journal to relax with when not in the baths. It’s good to have sometime outside the waters so you don’t get overheated.
*Book a time in the mornings during the week if you want it to be extra quiet. You’ll see a lot of groups on the weekends.
*Make a day of it. Don’t plan anything for after your visit. You will be pretty tired and it’s good to rest and enjoy the therapeutic effects for a few hours.
Solo trip rating: 5/5
Visiting a spa solo should be at the top of your list for experience you can enjoy on your own. Being there in your own company allows you to relax at your own pace and to focus just on you. I wouldn’t hesitate to visit this spa again solo!