August 8, 2019
Spotlight: Relax and Refresh at Chi Spa
We sat down with Chi Spa, one of the rare boutique spas in the neighbourhood, and explored the ways they’ve been bringing relaxation, rejuvenation, and well-being to their clientele for close to two decades. If you’re familiar with the busy Yonge + St. Clair intersection, you’ll be happy to learn that your new favorite oasis, and escape from your busy schedule is just steps away at 1 Balmoral Ave (entrance on Yonge St.).
Yonge + St. Clair: Can you tell us what Chi Spa is all about?
Chi Spa: Chi Spa has been around 18 + years, and we’re one of the only boutique day spas in the midtown area. We have not strayed from traditional personalized care, where we take our time with our clients and stay present in the moment. We refuse to give in to the hustle of city life and truly want our clients to wind down & turn off when they’re here with us.
Y+S: Stepping into Chi Spa is like entering a cozy oasis that’s so different from the urban hustle of the Yonge + St. Clair intersection, can you tell us more about the philosophy or thought process that guided this design and experience?
CS: Although Chi Spa is small, our service is huge, and what I mean by that is when a client enters, they are the super star of the show. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer care, provide a very calm & quiet environment and hope that each client leaves ultra pampered & appreciated. The end goal is truly Zen.
Y+S: From your professional perspective and working with people from all walks of life, what are some of your best tips for maintaining and improving mind, body and soul?
CS: Our staff are like family, and we’re always looking out for each other’s well-being. We’re constantly learning & sharing the latest tricks & tips with each other, which then we pass along to our clients. Our clients appreciate our knowledge & belief in total wellness, as we lead by example.
So the best tips I can share are : Making time for yourself for “self care” such as meditation, staying active, eating well & hydrating and being grateful & kind. The mind, body & soul are one so you cannot neglect any of them. Treating yourself to a facial or a spa day at Chi Spa, will help definitely get you started in the right wellness direction.
Y+S: For people who are new to the Chi Spa experience, what should they expect to find on their first visit?
CS: A first time client will be warmly welcomed, and taken into the lounge for a warm cup of herbal tea or a glass of water. There you will be given 1 short form to detail allergies or sensitivities, which will be reviewed by the esthetician or RMT during your consultation. Once your treatment has started, expect to enter pure bliss.