Give the Gift of Spa Utopia This Season

Comments 145 by Rebecca Bollwitt
Disclosure: Review — This is not a paid post. Views and opinions are my own. My service was compliments of Spa Utopia. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

I have enjoyed spa experiences around the world but rarely do I get to savour one close to home. Fortunately, I recently found Spa Utopia at the Pan Pacific Hotel, tucked away in the heart of the city.

Its entrance area is a full size boutique with an extensive collection of lotions, soaps, and creams, and once you enter the glass doors to the lounge, change rooms, and treatment rooms, you are transported to another place entirely. Design elements feature stone columns, exposed brick, and wrought iron chandeliers. In the main lounge these are all contrasted by soft, fluffy pillows, robes, sweet teas, calming scents, and ambient music. You feel as though you’ve found a secret city within the city filled with comfort.


Image courtesy of Spa Utopia

I love getting massages, facials, manicures and pedicures but today it was really nice to enjoy a full spa experience with the Earth Mud Wrap. It’s like a spa scene in a movie where the main character gets pampered with a mud mask, scalp massage, and even cooling cucumbers on their eyes – which they sit up and take a bite out of when their BFF says something shocking to them. Crunch!

There were no cucumbers but I did get a calming treatment that made my body feel completely refreshed. I was scrubbed down and exfoliated, painted in mud, and wrapped up in a soothing cocoon of warmth. My body tingled as the clay cooled on my skin under layers and layers of sheets, blankets, and a dreamy duvet. While snuggled up I had a moisturizing treatment on my face and a scalp massage before washing off and having another full body lotion application.

After my treatment I practically sleep-walked to the lounge in my robe to bounce back from my contented cocoon-induced fog. I was handed a glass of rooibos tea with apple juice and lemon which I nursed for an unknown amount of time. A bridal party clinked glasses of bubbly, a couple cuddled up on the couch, and I had one of those “do I really have to leave and get back to work?” moments.

SpaUtopiaWhether you’re taking a weekend off or even popping by on your lunch hour, Spa Utopia provides lockers, robes, “spa panties”, sandals, beauty care products, hair dryers, and anything else you can think of that would help you get ready before leaving the locker room.

There is even offer a complimentary makeup touch-up service. If you would like full makeup or styling, they can do that too with hairstylists and professionals at the ready.

Give the Gift of Spa Utopia This Season

This season Spa Utopia is offering gift cards that are good for their shops (featuring many green and Canadian-made products), along with spa treatments and services. Tuck one into the stocking of a loved one or wrap it up as a gift of wellness, healing, and soothing this Christmas.

My gift to you is the chance to win your own Earth Mud Wrap experience.

70 Minutes: This mineral packed body mask offers therapeutic benefits for muscular fatigue, joint discomfort and minor skin irritations. Re-mineralizing the skin helps sustain hydration levels while skin detoxification brings a sense of balanced energy and deep relaxation. Includes a facial cleanse and treatment mask.

Here’s how you can enter to win the Earth Mud Wrap — keep it for yourself to melt away holiday stress or gift it to a deserving friend or family member:

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Spa Utopia has four locations across Metro Vancouver including Langley, North Vancouver, the Pan Pacific in Downtown Vancouver and Body & Salt at Guildford Mall in Surrey. Follow on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. The winner’s wrap is available at the Langley, North Vancouver, or Downtown Vancouver locations.

Update The winner is @ChelseaMinhas!

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145 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. SiobhanFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 6:40pm PDT

    Sounds good to me!

  2. Cristina SerbanFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 7:25pm PDT

    As a stressed out student, this would be amazing!!

  3. EileenFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 7:46pm PDT

    Sounds amazing! I’d love to go for my birthday!

  4. lucFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 7:48pm PDT

    Mud is fun!

  5. SusanFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 7:51pm PDT

    Have always wanted to book here. Would be a nice addition to our Vancouver visit for the international wine festival. 🙂

  6. MarkFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 7:52pm PDT

    This would be a great gift for a friend…

  7. Sherry FFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 8:21pm PDT

    Would be a great gift fo my daughter but so tempting to keep for myself.

  8. SaraFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 9:05pm PDT

    This sounds amazing!

  9. Jessica R.FFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 9:23pm PDT

    This would be the perfect gift to myself after a challenging fall. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  10. TracyFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 9:47pm PDT

    I totally need this haha

  11. Cindy KSFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 9:51pm PDT

    Sounds amazing!!

  12. AimeeFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 9:58pm PDT

    What a treat!

  13. JocelynFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 10:18pm PDT

    Sounds so relaxing!!

  14. JessicaFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 10:21pm PDT

    Am in HUGE need of something like this at the moment. Good luck all!

  15. ireneFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 10:24pm PDT

    Winning this would amazing…

  16. SamanthaFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 10:37pm PDT

    Would love to win this just in time for my birthday!

  17. HeatherFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 10:37pm PDT

    I’ve never had a spa treatment, but I’ve heard wonderful things about them… 🙁

  18. Mike RobertsonFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 10:44pm PDT

    Stressless holidays sounds good to me!

  19. ElaanFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 10:57pm PDT

    Oooh sounds lovely! And stress relieving!

  20. DonnaFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 11:18pm PDT

    Ooohhh… how sweet this would be!!

  21. ChristinaFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 11:27pm PDT

    OMG that is a great way to escape from the holiday chaos!

  22. KamFriday, November 27th, 2015 — 11:29pm PDT

    This sounds so good!

  23. PaulineSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 12:43am PDT

    Having never had a spa treatment, this sounds like going on a wonderful vacation, and still getting to sleep in your own bed! 🙂

  24. JasonSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 1:15am PDT

    Would love to give this to my fiancée

  25. karenSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 2:48am PDT

    this would be the perfect gift for my mom!

  26. HayleySaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 3:21am PDT

    This sounds like it would be great for chronic pain.

  27. AmandineSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 7:36am PDT

    Great timing for this post, I was just looking for a spa related gift, thanks for the recommendation!

  28. Linda WebsterSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 10:17am PDT

    It sounds like heaven – what a special treat!

  29. tracy kSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 10:38am PDT

    i’d love to try a mud wrap!

  30. IainSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 10:55am PDT

    Regifting this one to my wife.

  31. Lisa MartinSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 11:12am PDT

    Yes, please! I’ve been good this year! 😉

  32. MarySaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 11:24am PDT

    I would love to win this and gift it to my mama! She works so hard taking care of my aging dad this would be such a sweet treat 🙂

  33. sherriSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 11:45am PDT

    Sounds like the perfect retreat away from my two loud boys!

  34. SusanSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 11:50am PDT

    Yes please!

  35. MadelieneSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 11:50am PDT

    My sister and I have been talking about taking our mom to the spa; she really deserves it!

  36. JennSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 11:50am PDT

    This would be amazing!

  37. HeidiSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 12:04pm PDT

    I’ve heard this spa is wonderful!

  38. KathleenSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 12:27pm PDT

    this would be amazing!

  39. AmandaSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 1:40pm PDT

    I can channel my inner Louis Litt!

  40. RobynSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 1:46pm PDT

    This sounds amazing!!

  41. Bonnie SSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 2:57pm PDT

    Would love to zen out in the mud!

  42. Don McQueenSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 2:59pm PDT

    Sounds like an amazing experience. A great gift

  43. SusanSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 4:59pm PDT

    Dreamy!

  44. MikeSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 6:22pm PDT

    My wife would love this!

  45. ChristinaSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 6:26pm PDT

    Would love to try a Mud Wrap! This time of year is perfect!

  46. LindsaySaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 6:33pm PDT

    Sounds sooo relaxing!

  47. MaryanneSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 7:16pm PDT

    It’s been a crazy year! I would keep it for myself! I need it!

  48. Michelle WSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 7:40pm PDT

    This sounds wonderful! I have never been to Spa Utopia!

  49. Diane ToSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 7:50pm PDT

    this sounds awesome! It’s been a while since I had a spa day.

  50. LaelSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 8:02pm PDT

    This sounds wonderful!

  51. LorSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 8:04pm PDT

    That treatment sounds delicious! 😀

  52. mariaSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 8:20pm PDT

    This would be a nice prize.

  53. Kellie nehringSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 8:28pm PDT

    Ohhh I would love this!!

  54. DilaraSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 8:59pm PDT

    This sounds so divine!

  55. Debbie SSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 9:30pm PDT

    Perfect way to distress!! 🙂

  56. Kim ReesSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 9:36pm PDT

    Yes, please!

  57. RebeccaSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 9:40pm PDT

    So stressed right now, I would really love this!

  58. Ruby BBSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 9:41pm PDT

    I cannot imagine anyone who would not want to win this! Thx!

  59. CathySaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 10:25pm PDT

    Yes please!!! This sounds wonderful!

  60. Connie MarSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 10:38pm PDT

    This would be a great treat for me after a holiday season of baking!

  61. Heidi HSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 10:39pm PDT

    Love your blog! Thanks for keeping me current!

  62. Jessica SSaturday, November 28th, 2015 — 11:17pm PDT

    Always wanted to try the mud!

  63. MayaSunday, November 29th, 2015 — 12:35am PDT

    Sounds refreshing!!

  64. Albert GiesbrechtSunday, November 29th, 2015 — 1:08am PDT

    Are men allowed to get this treatment?

  65. Vikki StevensonSunday, November 29th, 2015 — 1:08am PDT

    I’ve always wanted to do this!

  66. Anna LamSunday, November 29th, 2015 — 2:35am PDT

    Spa Utopia is wonderful.

  67. wenSunday, November 29th, 2015 — 6:23am PDT

    Thank you for the contest. This is wonderful!

  68. Peter ConroySunday, November 29th, 2015 — 6:59am PDT

    sounds lovely

  69. QuinnieSunday, November 29th, 2015 — 9:39am PDT

    Would love to try an Earth Mud Wrap!

  70. AmySunday, November 29th, 2015 — 10:48am PDT

    Never heard of this treatment until now, would love to try!

  71. RinoSunday, November 29th, 2015 — 11:01am PDT

    What a treat!

  72. VanessaSunday, November 29th, 2015 — 11:43am PDT

    Sounds so relaxing 🙂

  73. Lisa GSunday, November 29th, 2015 — 12:38pm PDT

    Cool that it helps with joint pain, (I never knew this and have osteoarthritis!) Thanks for the chance to win!

  74. Nicole H.Sunday, November 29th, 2015 — 1:11pm PDT

    Would love to go to Spa Utopia ?

  75. kaySunday, November 29th, 2015 — 1:26pm PDT

    Spa Utopia is my fav spa

  76. GigiSunday, November 29th, 2015 — 2:02pm PDT

    Would love to win this!

  77. SelinaSunday, November 29th, 2015 — 2:47pm PDT

    I’ve heard so much about Soa Utopia; would love to try it!

  78. RonSunday, November 29th, 2015 — 3:53pm PDT

    Would make a nice Christmas gift!!

  79. Jeff SSunday, November 29th, 2015 — 4:43pm PDT

    This would be great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  80. StacySunday, November 29th, 2015 — 5:08pm PDT

    Spa in winter is the best!

  81. JoyceSunday, November 29th, 2015 — 5:54pm PDT

    This would be awesome!

  82. SueSunday, November 29th, 2015 — 6:04pm PDT

    What a great idea for a friend!

  83. VickySunday, November 29th, 2015 — 9:35pm PDT

    Would love to treat myself….but I would pay it forward 🙂 great gift!

  84. allisonSunday, November 29th, 2015 — 11:25pm PDT

    I really, really need to destress…

  85. DonnaMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 8:27am PDT

    this would be amazing for my sister!

  86. MoniqueMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 8:36am PDT

    Love going to the spa

  87. HollyMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 9:27am PDT

    I like the sound of this!

  88. Jen RMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 9:42am PDT

    Love Spa Utopia, have never had a mud wrap, sounds awesome!

  89. Derek RMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 9:43am PDT

    Would love to win this for my wife, she deserves some relaxing time!

  90. LaurenMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 9:59am PDT

    Would love this!

  91. bjhMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 10:10am PDT

    Sounds heavenly!

  92. TerrySMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 10:13am PDT

    I know somebody who needs this.

  93. GregMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 10:43am PDT

    This is a comment!

  94. BrendaMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 11:02am PDT

    Amidst BlackFriday & CyberMonday shopping,what a calming way for one to
    stop & enjoy the winter holidays.The wrap would definitely bring me back down
    to earth,sounds blissful!!

  95. KristyMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 11:21am PDT

    I think I would keep this one for me 🙂

  96. NatalieMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 11:22am PDT

    Love Spa Utopia, especially the North Shore location!

  97. EmmaMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 11:25am PDT

    This sounds delightful!

  98. Scott ElliottMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 1:47pm PDT

    Would love this for my girlfriend!

  99. KathyMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 1:57pm PDT

    This would make a lovely gift for someone on my Christmas List!!

  100. JasonMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 2:08pm PDT

    This would be a great gift for my Mom.

  101. JennyMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 4:15pm PDT

    I haven’t been to a spa for ages! Would love to go and take my mother!

  102. jaeMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 4:22pm PDT

    this would be awesome to gift my wife

  103. CeciliaMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 4:28pm PDT

    This would be great to give to my mom!

  104. Ariel CMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 5:09pm PDT

    really need this!

  105. BrendaMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 5:11pm PDT

    This sounds amazing!

  106. A.J. KwongMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 5:17pm PDT

    This would be a great date or Christmas gift!

  107. DeeMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 6:13pm PDT

    a gift for my hard working daughter

  108. SandyMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 8:12pm PDT

    Oh how I would love to indulge….. Pick me!

  109. heatherMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 8:49pm PDT

    This would be a great gift for my mom

  110. LoreenMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 10:12pm PDT

    As I’ve been on crutches, and have a really badly sprained,swollen ankle, a little mud, spa treatment would be really welcoming right about now!! Love this. 🙂

  111. Alan HuangMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 10:26pm PDT

    wife would love this!

  112. KimMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 10:56pm PDT

    I need to de-stress!!

  113. AngelaMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 11:03pm PDT

    This sounds FABULOUS!

  114. RebeccaMonday, November 30th, 2015 — 11:09pm PDT

    I’d really enjoy this!

  115. HadleyTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 1:19am PDT

    I swear just reading about this treatment relaxed me – I want to try it for real!

  116. SharonTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 8:25am PDT

    Sounds relaxing 🙂

  117. AlexTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 9:39am PDT

    My wife would love this gift!

  118. Samantha ReevesTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 10:13am PDT

    This sounds amazing, would love to try it.

  119. Janet Y.J. KongTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 10:56am PDT

    Sounds revitalizing and an awesome experience!

  120. samanthaTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 12:12pm PDT

    want so much!

  121. KristyTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 12:56pm PDT

    This is an indulgence I fully support!

  122. CeciliaTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 1:42pm PDT

    You gotta pamper yourself and indulge once in awhile!

  123. Ian YeungTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 2:22pm PDT

    My girlfriend would love this!!

  124. OliviaTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 2:41pm PDT

    Perfect for the holiday season. 🙂

  125. StephanieTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 2:56pm PDT

    Enjoying an Earth Mud Wrap would be a wonderful experience!

  126. EmiliaTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 3:20pm PDT

    I believe in it too

  127. BernadetteTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 3:45pm PDT

    Definitely would be great a much needed stress free day of pampering. ***Crossing fingers***

  128. JenTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 3:58pm PDT

    I’ve tried that!! It was AMAZING. I treated my sister the following month! Big fan

  129. MichelleTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 5:34pm PDT

    Sounds so relaxing! I would love to try it!

  130. TrishTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 8:28pm PDT

    Spa utopia is my fave! I could do with a post-party pre-Christmas mudding!

  131. HGTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 8:33pm PDT

    I have a toddler and pregnant with twins….this would be incredible!!!!

  132. TazTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 8:34pm PDT

    What a wonderful treat this would be!

  133. stephoTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 8:59pm PDT

    Back in Van after living in France for 7months for my bf (now ex) I could definitely use some pampering! xx

  134. EvelynTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 10:46pm PDT

    Even imagining it makes me start feeling zen. 😀

  135. joanneTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 10:56pm PDT

    Can’t wait !

  136. TarrahTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 10:56pm PDT

    There is NOTHING more stress releiving than a trip to spa utopia.

  137. VictoriaWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 11:10am PDT

    Sounds perfect for a winter getaway!

  138. Mary WWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 1:39pm PDT

    a need a spa day

  139. Carolyn SapachWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 2:35pm PDT

    Muddy mud fun

  140. jessica eapenWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 2:49pm PDT

    I would love a pampering session.

  141. Trish HustonWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 3:06pm PDT

    My daughter would love this!

  142. Heidi CWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 8:41pm PDT

    I’d love this!

  143. SogolWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 9:32pm PDT

    My Mom Would totally love this!! She also deserves it!

  144. LaurenThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 2:47pm PDT

    Sounds absolutely fantastic!!!

  145. Elyse GouletFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 9:25am PDT

    There’s never a bad time to hit the spa!

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