By Gabrielle Tieman

No matter how chaotic life can get, we are always in search of a natural way to breathe easier, stress less, and look radiant.

Lending itself as a tranquil getaway for rejuvenating both your mind and body is the Serenity Spa by the Falls, located in the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa. Previously voted as one of the top 100 spas in North America, the Serenity Spa has since maintained its position as a world renowned destination for relaxation and luxury.

Famous for their unique signature treatments, couple rooms and elevated traditional services, this spa is Niagara’s prime location for rejuvenating your body, refreshing your mind and enjoying the ultimate in relaxation with a friend or spouse.  Check out these treatments offered by Serenity.

Massages
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL: Uniquely designed massages for athletes and ancient muscle therapy techniques.
PRICE: $75- $95(30 min) | $95 – $150(60 min) | $190 [90 min.]

Simply the word massage softens our shoulders, relaxes our lower backs and unwinds the tension in our muscles. This rubbing technique of sore muscles and painful knots not only feels amazing, but the health benefits are huge: increased blood flow, decreased inflammation and faster tissue repair. In turn, this means your sore legs, back and neck feel significantly better at an increased rate of recovery.

The Serenity Spa implements these rejuvenating techniques at the forefront of their massage therapy sessions. Where most massage therapists focus on an allover massage experience, The Deep Tissue Massage tailors the hour to you, focusing detailed body work on the specific muscle groups that may be causing you irritation.  Their unique relaxing energy therapy the Reflexology massage focuses on the ancient art of pressure points to promote healing throughout certain points of your body.

Not in any specific state of pain or discomfort? The spa also features an array of traditional massages, including the Relaxation Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Thai Steam Massage that combine aromatherapy with relaxing kneading strokes to melt stress away.

Facials
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL: Environment appropriate waterfall facials & Gentlemen’s Club experiences.
PRICE: $80-$150
Every once in a while your skin needs more than a wash cloth and homemade sugar scrub to remove the grime of day-to-day life from your pores. Specializing in unique experiences for every skin type, estheticians customize each experience to cater to your skins specific needs.

Featuring two facials that all skin types could benefit from are the Waterfall Bliss Treatment and Get Up & Go Facial.  Focusing on deep relaxation, the Waterfall Facial uses a holistic approach and double exfoliation to brighten and revitalize your skin and leave you deeply hydrated. The Get Up & Go is ideal for people with a busy schedule. Combining exfoliation, cleansing, masks and more, the facial leaves your skin refreshed and bright.

If you are looking for more than just a scrub, the Dermalogica Customized Luxury Facial is suggested for you. Drawing on the expertise of the Marriott’s highly trained skin care professionals, the treatment is customized for your unique skin mapping system. Including deep exfoliation, masks and a massage, this treatment is formulized to show instant results.

Brought your man along with you? Even the most skeptic man will enjoy the Gentlemen’s Club experience. Giving a choice between a facial skin escape or a back treatment, pores are both unclogged, oxygenated and purified with masks and deep cleansing. A scalp massage is just the cherry on top.

For the Body
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL: Moroccan Oil Scrubs and Oils.
PRICE: $75-$105 [30-60 min]

Just like your face, your skin and hair can also take a beating. Crafted to help you achieve a full body radiant glow, Serenity Spa has created three body treatments to leave you shining like a new penny.

Focused on helping your skin glow to its fullest potential, The Moroccan Perfect Body treatment and Ocean Glow Body Scrub and Exfoliation are both designed for head to toe radiance. The Moroccan treatment exfoliates the skin with a unique combination of orange peel and rich oils that remove dead skin cells. The skin is then finished with a body soufflé leaving your skin smooth. The Ocean Glow Body Scrub focuses on oxidizing and cleansing, utilizing a marine based scrub that was created for ultimate hydration.

But is it your hair and scalp that needs the help? The Moroccan Hair and Scalp Ritual is not only the ultimate in relaxation, but a complete hydrating experience for dull hair. Drawing from an organic blend of Moroccan oil, organic ginger, lavender and geranium essential oils, the mask promotes positive follicle growth and the overall condition of your scalp.

Manicures & Pedicures
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL: Moroccan Oil Scrubs and Oils.
PRICE: $30-$85 [30-60 min.]

We are rough on our hands and feet. Walking, waving, typing, texting – our hands and feet are always at work. Refreshing your extremities with a massage, file and paint is the least you can do for the body parts that take us from place to place.

Including classic treatments like their spa and classic manicures and pedicures, these treatments both feature hydrating soaks, massages exfoliations and polishes and leave your nails, hands and feet shaped and soft. If you are looking to spoil yourself, try the Ultimate Moroccan Manicure and Pedicure. This revitalizing package features a hydrating Moroccan buff treatment of honey and lavender scented soufflé, nail shaping and OPI colour polish application.

Signature Treatments & Packages
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL: Customized bundled packages, exclusive treatments and perks on perks.
PRICE: $150 – $645

Sometimes you just need to splurge for the whole package. Serenity Spa makes it easy for you to have a full spa experience by having created bundled packages that combine basic treatments with a few of their special experiences you wouldn’t always try.

Heading to the spa with your spouse or best friend? Serenity Spa’s Cascade Signature Treatment and Springtime Romance Packages are perfect for a pair. The Cascade, held in the Spa Suite built for two, is perfect whether you are looking to connect over a romantic spa day or catch up with a friend over treatments. Featuring simultaneous relaxation massages, deluxe spa pedicures and two facials, this package is the ultimate in reconnection and relaxation. The Springtime Romance Package is designed for renewing that spark between couples; featuring a 60 minutes couple’s massage, pedicures and Paraffin hands treatments, you will be able to reconnect with both your body and soul.

Prefer to enjoy your spa day solo? The Spa Wellness package and Serenity Now package both give individuals the opportunity to bundle a few of the spa’s signature treatments and save a little money. The first package focuses on a day just for you, including a 60 minute relaxation massage, spa manicure and pedicure and your choice of any of the targeted Micro Zone Facial Treatment. The second is for individuals on a journey to refresh their skin as well as their mind. Featuring a 60 minute relaxation massage, Dermalogica facial and classic pedicure, you will leave feeling refreshed and a new. They even include a special gift from the Dermalogica team to make the spa experience last at home too.

Getting ready for your big day? Why not bring your bridal party for a day at the spa before you walk down the aisle. This customizable bridal package is ideal for bridal parties and includes both a French manicure and pedicure, Canadian maple facial and maple sugar glow but can be adjusted to the bride’s desires with makeup and hair services also available to be added.

For information on booking a treatment, visit serenityspabythefalls.com or call 905-358-4048 or 1-888-209-1001.