Whether you’re visiting for Toronto, or planning a staycation within your own city, The Miraj Hammam Spa By Caudalie Paris at the Shangri-La Hotel is an oasis within the city. Located in the luxurious hotel, as soon as you step inside their doors you are transported to the luxurious Middle Eastern inspired baths of the old world in the heart of downtown Toronto. A few weeks ago I stopped by to try their signature Hammam and Gommage treatment which could not have come at a better time. After a very long (but quite enjoyable!) birthday weekend where I drove to Montreal (for the launch of #EntreNousLC), Ottawa, Prince Edward County and back again, this afternoon could not have come at a better time! The Miraj Hammam Spa has joined together with the beauty experts at Caudalie Paris to create a full-service spa that offers the most luxurious treatments that brings the ancient rituals of the Middle East to the vineyards of Bordeaux in Toronto. The founder of Caudalie Paris, Mathilde Thomas, said once “I designed each of my Spas to be a truly exceptional escape from the everyday…” which couldn’t be more true.
For my visit, I decided to try the 90 minute Hammam and Gommage massage. Designed based on the authentic Middle Eastern beauty treatment rituals, the Hammam and Gommage incorporate steam and body exfoliation for a relaxing and revitalizing experience. You are brought to a private steam room where your treatment will occur where you first relax in the high intensity steam chamber to help detoxify your body with the steam. Then, you transition to the low mist steam champed to lay on the Jerusalem gold marble to experience a full body Gommage (exfoliation) using eucalyptus infused black Moroccan soap. After the treatment is completed, you are then left to unwind in their lounge and are brought tea and traditional Middle Easter treats. Life doesn’t get any better than this.
For those who are looking to bring the luxury of the spa to the comfort of your own home, Caudalie Paris carries an extensive line of natural beauty and anti-aging products for all of your needs. Not sure what to try? Here are my top 4 products from Caudalie Paris!
1. To help combat the signs of aging, the Premier Cru by Caudalie is the perfect cream to help you achieve visibly younger looking skin by blending the most rare and advantageous components that the vine and the grape possess to promote the youthfulness of the skin.
2. These Teint Divin tinted moisturizes are the perfect alternative to foundations in the summer using grape seed polyphenols to protect the skin from free radicals all day long while leaving you with a healthy and natural looking glow!
4. Sometimes your daily moisturizer can feel a little to heavy in the summer. That’s why the Organic Grape Water is a great way to hydrate and soothe your skin in one easy spray on those warmer days!