Spas continue to rise in popularity providing health, wellness, social experiences and a sanctuary of solitude, as more people embrace wellness as a way of life. But news reports continue with stories of infections and illness resulting from poor quality spa treatments.
How do Canadians find a spa that provides a safe, clean environment?
As the only national spa industry association in Canada, The Spa Industry Association of Canada (SIAC) and Leading Spas of Canada™ (LSC) have created a spa Quality Assurance© program to address the need for standards and best practices to protect the health and wellness of spa-goers as well as spa employees.
Last year there were 28 spas across Canada who achieved Quality Assurance Approved status and more spas are registering to be inspected for accreditation in 2015.
Spas earn the distinctive Quality Assurance Approved (QAA) designation through an assessment conducted by independent third-party assessors with extensive experience in health and safety inspections and specially trained for the spa industry.
Congratulations to the Quality Assurance Approved Leading Spas of Canada™:
Achieve Wellness Spa – Fort McMurray, AB
Algonquin Spa at The Couples Resort – Whitney, ON
Body & Soul Day Spa – Sherwood Park, AB
Drift Spa at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort – Ucluelet, BC
En Vogue Day Spa & Gift Studio – Regina, SK
Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort – Parksville, BC
Haven Spa at Sidney Pier Hotel – Sidney, BC
Island Currents Spa at Sonora Resort – Sonora Island, BC
Le Spa Infinima – Quebec City, QC
Life Stiles Spa – Edmonton – AB
Millcroft Spa, Centre for Well-Being – Alton-Caledon, ON
100 Fountain Spa at Pillar and Post Inn – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
One Wellness & Spa – Canmore, AB
Riverstone Spa – Winnipeg, MB
Sahara Spa – Moose Jaw, SK
Santé Spa Calgary – Calgary, AB
Sante Spa Victoria – Victoria, BC
Secret Garden Spa at Prince of Wales Hotel – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Solstice Spa at the Elkhorn Resort – Onanole, MB
Spa Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa – Minett, ON
Spalifestyle & Fashion Boutique – Winnipeg, MB
Sun Tree Spa at Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa – Moose Jaw, SK
SwizzleSticks SalonSpa – Calgary, AB
Ten Spa – Winnipeg, MB
The L Spa and Wellness Centre – Grande Prairie, AB
The Spa Ritual – Calgary, AB
Urban Oasis Mineral Spa – Winnipeg, MB
Vida Spa, The Westin Bayshore Hotel – Vancouver, BC
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To learn more about the Canadian Spa Quality Assurance Approved program and for interview opportunities with Spa Industry Association leaders, Leading Spas of Canada board members and Quality Assurance Approved spas, contact: