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For questions about a treatment or special spa requests, call the Ancient Cedars Spa at 1.800.333.4604.
Rainforest Haven and Cedar Sanctuary
The Ancient Cedars Spa is proud to announce the opening of Rainforest Haven - a new treatment space designed to accommodate the latest additions to our Signature Family: Hishuk Ish Tsawalk, Lomilomi and Kahi Loa. Together with our ocean-view Cedar Sanctuary, a variety of side-by-side treatment options is offered for couples, friends, and family. We have expanded our repertoire of side-by-side treatments to include the Sacred Sea, Facials and Hot Stone Facials. To enjoy our services side-by-side in one of our premiere oceanfront treatment rooms, please add $20 per person to the treatment rate. Some exceptions apply.
Hishuk Ish Tsawalk Awakening Treatment
The elements of fire, water, wind, and air are harnessed in this very special treatment incorporating techniques gleaned from traditional cleansing ceremonies of the West Coast’s indigenous people. Begin with a full-body exfoliation using local seaweed to invigorate your soul, followed by hot and cold water therapy to awaken your spirit. Internal reflection is encouraged with the final step when heated local basalt stones are used in a massage to encourage the body into a state of calm and deep relaxation. “Hishuk Ish Tsawalk” is a Nuu chah nulth phrase of wisdom meaning “Everything is one – all is interconnected”.
This treatment utilizes light touch, guided imagery and chanting to bring harmony and a renewed sense of oneness with our environment and the natural elements around us: Fire, Water, Stone, Plant, Animal, and Wind. A physically conservative treatment, it is ideal for the first time spa-goer and combines beautifully with traditional massage.
Temple-style Lomi Lomi is traditionally used by Hawaiian shamans and healers as an initiation into wholeness of mind, body and spirit. The weaving of passive movement, stretching, and rhythmic whole-body massage strokes enhances relaxation and allows for the release of tension on many levels. The deeper meaning of Lomi Lomi is "to remove that which does not belong", thus to awaken the senses to harmony - a little bit of Hawaiian magic on the shores of our own " Big Island ". Lomi Lomi is available as a single (one practitioner) or duo (two practitioners). For Lomi Lomi treatments it is encouraged that contact lenses, make-up, jewellery and concern about oil in your hair be abandoned in favour of truly embracing this unique treatment.
Hot Stone Massage
This treatment is luxurious yet powerful. Experience the velvet texture of oiled stones as the soothing heat penetrates deeply to relieve all tensions. Allow the comfort and warmth of customized essential oils to melt away the daily stresses. This treatment begins with smooth basalt stones placed both beneath and on top of the body. Stones are then used to massage the entire body.
Hot Stone Massage for Two
Create a special memory by sharing a spa experience with your partner or friend. Why not request your Hot Stone Massage for two in the Cedar Sanctuary or Rainforest Haven? As these premiere treatment rooms for two book quickly, we recommend requesting them upon reserving your treatment.
Hot Stone Facial
Our most deluxe facial treatment incorporates heated basalt stones and cool marble stones. This customized treatment stimulates circulation, detoxifies the skin and improves muscle tone. Healthier, more vibrant-looking skin is the ultimate result along with complete relaxation for the body, mind, and spirit. Feel free to request a side-by-side Hot Stone Facial in our premiere treatment room for two.
West Coast Sacred Sea
Unleashing the secrets of the sacred sea, this treatment utilizes the most relaxing and revitalizing aspects of hydrotherapy. First, an energizing full-body exfoliation formula, composed from a collection of west coast ingredients, is used to prepare your skin for an indulgent hydrotherapy soak. Then, your entire body is firmed and re-hydrated before being enveloped in warm linens. The treatment concludes with a rejuvenating scalp and foot massage crafted to awaken your mind and align your body.
Like the Hot Stone Facial, you can enjoy this treatment with a friend in Rainforest Haven, where you will replace your stint in the hydrotherapy tub with time in a double-soaker Jacuzzi tub.
Thalassotherapy 'Therapy from the Sea'
A comprehensive variety of treatments will allow you to scrub, wrap and soak your cares away. All treatments begin with a gentle full-body exfoliation and are concluded with a customized massage cream or composition application.
Maleaves your skin feeling soft, smooth, and revitalized.
Enjoy the legendary Bouvier Hydro Equinox tub as a treatment unto itself. Custom-blended essential oils and mineral salts are added to our hydro tub as 144 water jets massage your entire body for an invigorating and relaxing treatment. Also great to enjoy in combination with our other services.
Experience the healing power of professionally administered touch. Within each of us is the ability to relax the body and quiet the mind to experience the rewards of reduced stress and rejuvenation. Sessions vary from a half hour to one-and-a-half hours.
You begin with a customized sensory journey, consultation, and your selection of essential oils. Skilled massage techniques address your individual needs for relaxation and a restored sense of well-being. To enhance your spa experience, request a side-by-side massage in one of our premium treatment rooms. For one or two people, Aromatic Massage is a journey unlike any other.
Restorative D-Age Body Wrap
A remarkably innovative and deeply tranquil anti-aging body experience that counteracts the multiple adverse effects caused by the biological aging process. Your skin is pampered with oil of kamani to regain elasticity.
Pacific Sea Salt Glow
An invigorating full body exfoliation that uses a combination of Pacific sea mud and seaweed to remove surface impurities and spent skin cells. To complete this treatment, a moisturizing application complete of beneficial sea ingredients, indigenous to our area, nourish your refreshed skin.
Purifying Back Treatment
A "facial" for your back which includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, massage and spirulina seaweed masque . The final complement is the application of a deeply nourishing and hydrating moisturizer.
Acupressure treatments are best enjoyed when wearing loose, comfortable clothing. Due to the specialized nature of these treatments, they are subject to practitioner availability. For this reason, please inquire about this option.
A gentle form of natural healing that involves massaging specific reflex areas of the feet. Circulation is increased while promoting optimal health and function of corresponding organs and glands in the body.
An ancient form of body work that combines stretching, compression, and the movement of yoga to stretch and tone soft tissues. The energetic focus of the acupressure helps release stagnant energy. A complete and unique way to relieve accumulated daily tensions.
A refreshing drink for your skin, this facial provides exceptionally deep hydration and nourishment. We recommend this facial is for all skin types.
Active Pureness Facial
This deep cleansing treatment targets unbalanced skin that is prone to break outs and congestion to attain a fresh and healthy glow.
Organic Sea Facial
Through the use of product that is loaded with antioxidants and blended wild organic seaweeds that are hand harvested from our waters, this treatment will improve skin texture, leaving it nourished, clear, vital and healthy.
Glorious Skin Facial
This amazing facial delivers an immediate lifting effect and visible results on expression signs and fine lines. This is an excellent choice of treatment to pamper yourself with prior to an evening engagement. We recommend this facial for all skin types
Reviving Collagen Facial
Thanks to the power of alpha-hydroxy acids and Vitamin C, this delicate treatment infuses visible life into your skin. A renewing masque of collagen restores elasticity and firmness bestowing softness and an even skin tone with exceptional luminosity. This facial is the ultimate anti-aging facial. We recommend this special treatment for all skin types.
Men's Performance Facial
A facial treatment that is designed to target the specific needs of male skin. Remove impurities and rebalance for a healthy matte finish.
Self Renewal Face and Body
This experience is head to toe relaxation as we combine your choice of selected facial with a healing back massage to create a luxurious treatment which will encourage your own self renewal.
UPGRADE YOUR SPA EXPERIENCE
A "mini-facial" for your back which includes deep cleansing, polishing and a customized masque. The final complement is the application of a deeply hydrating moisturizer.
Vital Leg Remedy
Revive tired legs and feet with this treatment that offers immediate relief of tension, and swelling and will improve tone and elasticity.
Eye Supreme Firming Treatment
A treatment for awakening the delicate area around the eyes that is most vulnerable to stress and the environment. Refresh expression lines through a soothing application of rich nutrients.
Lip Blooming Treatment
Rejuvenate, hydrate and plump your lips through this nourishing experience that will restore luster and silkiness to the lip contour.
Ancient Cedars Pedicure
A royal foot treatment that begins with an invigorating foot soak in a copper tub. Complete cuticle, callous and nail care is followed by a relaxing and hydrating massage. Finish with the polish of your choice.
Ancient Cedars Manicure
Total pampering for hands and nails with an intensive hydrating and soothing arm and hand massage. This deluxe treatment focuses on healthy nails, cuticle and skin care. Finish with the polish of your choice.
UPGRADE YOUR NAIL CARE
Ocean Rockweed Exfoliation
Enhance your nail care treatment with an exfoliation of a natural antiseptic that efficiently retains moisture while guiding the passage of minerals in the body to remove impurities. This offering will stimulates circulation to promote smoother, healthier skin.
Hot Stone Enhancement for Pedicure
The use of heated basalt stones that have been gathered from our local beaches in your nail care treatment is a magical way to melt away stress and achieve total relaxation.