Relax in Radium

“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.”

Mark Black’s quote above is so true, we have this misconception that we need to always keep moving to get everything accomplished… But there are some times where you need to sit back, take a nice deep breath and take a break.

What are some great ways to relax in the Columbia Valley?

YOGA
Yoga is referred to as the awakening of the soul. Through a series of calming movements we can release the tensions our bodies and hearts may carry. Mountain Om Yoga & Wellness Studio is a great location for people to join together in a class and help each other persevere through difficult times. Start the day off right with an intense stretch at the morning yoga session. The studio offers classes that vary in style but all of them result in a balance of flow- yin and yang. After a nice stretch or challenging class that’s geared towards strengthening, what does everyone need?

 

A MASSAGE!
Everyone should take the time to treat themselves to a much needed physical release. The calculated pressure on certain muscle groups allows you to let go of the tension you are holding, whether it’s in your shoulders, neck or back. A qualified masseuse will leave you feeling better than you have in years. Massage has been proven effective in treating anxiety, digestive disorders, headaches, insomnia, stress, sports injuries, joint pain and many more common ailments.

There are many places to get massages in Radium Hot Springs but only one magical spot offers them at the natural occurring hot springs: Pleiades Spa and Wellness. Where they believe that the act of massaging will help you purify, detoxify and promote overall wellness. This sanctuary is located in the heart of Radium. You can spend time here before or after soaking away your worries in the hot springs pools.

HOT SPRINGS

Radium is one of the few places in the world that you can dip into mineral rich pools that just so happen to be set at the perfect temperature.  As always, check with your doctor before spending time in the hot springs as the heat can be dangerous for pregnant women, children and seniors. The view of the Sinclair Canyon from the pools is quite a beautiful sight. Many people wonder what are in these pools, the water contains: sulphate, calcium, bicarbonate, silica and magnesium.

All of these minerals are beneficial to the body, the epidermis (skin) is the largest organ so what better way to improve your health than to sit back, relax and soak up the magnesium?

There are two different types of pools—the hot pools and the refresh pools.

The soak pools are kept between 37°C to 40°C. These hot pools will relieve any pain or discomfort and help soak away any worldly worries.

Refresh is roughly around 27°C. This is the cool pool that will help energize you while you swim with the kids or if you need a break from the heat.

There are so many activities here in the Columbia Valley to help you relax and unwind. Whether you want to take a yoga class, get a massage or soak up the beauty of the outdoor hot springs pools. There are many other options like going for a nice long walk or hike, why not find a nice meadow and practice some tai chi? The best meadow around is Bighorn Meadows Resort, your home away from home. Book your stay today and get a better idea of what true serenity feels like here in Radium Hot Springs.