After undergoing a make-over, The Spa at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler has reopened, featuring a design meticulously crafted to blend nature, elegance, and a strong connection to the local surroundings.
A key focus has been placed on integrating new treatments with local elements and culture, reinforcing a commitment to authenticity and inclusivity. The Spa team is dedicated to nurturing the connection between people and place, providing guests with a thoughtful insight into Whistler, its history, current essence, and the significance of how the land continues to shape individual experiences.
Caitlin Hubbard, Spa Director, shares, “We invite guests to rejuvenate amid the serene essence of our mountain haven. The Spa is a retreat rooted in the authenticity of our local landscape: its natural elements, community, and culture.”
Introducing Sḵwálwen Treatments by Sḵwálwen Botanicals
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler proudly announces a collaboration with Sḵwálwen Botanicals to deepen its connection with the surroundings.
Sḵwálwen is an Indigenous skincare line that pays homage to Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh (Squamish) plant knowledge and ancestral First Nations traditions. Utilizing sustainably harvested and sourced organic plants to balance, renew, repair, strengthen, hydrate, and protect the skin, Indigenous founder Leigh Joseph, PhD (whose ancestral name is Styawat) tailors her services through conscious techniques. Each batch of botanical-based products carries the richness and potency of the natural world without any harsh chemicals.
Highlighted treatments utilizing this advanced skincare range include the Sacred Space Massage, encouraging reconnection to the outdoors through long, flowing, relaxing strokes. This allows guests to experience the healing benefits of botanicals, with the scent of the rainforest guiding them into a calm state. A foot exfoliation with Wild Rose is followed by a relaxing full-body massage using Nettle and Arnica Salve, all derived from natural ingredients. The mountain-inspired Sacred Soles Pedicure begins with a soak in a Wild Rose and Yarrow blend, followed by expert soles, cuticles, and nail care. Guests receive a Cranberry-Rose mask, a soothing plant-based foot and lower leg massage, and finish with polish in the desired color. In-house guests opting for a Sḵwálwen treatment enjoy a restorative experience and receive complimentary access to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) and engaging and educational guided tours.
The Spa provides guests with a tranquil retreat, emphasizing the essential connection between people and the outside world, fostering a profound sense of oneness inspired by the surrounding landscapes. Amidst the peaks and pines, guests can cultivate a deep connection with the environment as a fundamental aspect of holistic well-being.
For more information, visit their website or call 1.604.935.3400.