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The Spa Ritual


Name of Spa: The Spa Ritual
Opened Since / Opening date: September 23, 2008
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11am-7pm
Tuesday: 11am-7pm
Wednesday: 11am-7pm
Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 10am-9pm
Saturday: 9am-9pm
Sunday: 10am-6pm
Type of Spa: Southeast Asian-inspired Day Spa
Size of Spa: 7,000 square feet
Number of Employees: 25
Number of Treatment Rooms:14Business Stats
Software Program Used: Spa Biz
Staff Compensation Method: Hourly and salary
Product Lines Used: Uspa, The Spa Ritual Signature Line, Woodsprite
Top 3 Selling Services: Bamboo Massage, Matcha Facial, Ritual Spa Pedicure
Contact Information:
The Spa Ritual
106 Crowfoot Terrace NW
Calgary, Alberta
T3G 4J8
Ph. (403) 547-9558
Fax (403) 547-9252


When I was back visiting Calgary a few months ago, it was exciting for me to learn about this beautiful new spa opening in the city I grew up in. Even more great news came when I learned it was my friend and colleague, Vivienne O’Keeffe who was Lead Spa Consultant on the project. I think you’ll agree that this inspiring spa is a real beauty. Enjoy!”

The Spa Ritual has arrived as Calgary’s leading day spa, offering a holistic approach to the spa experience in a truly luxurious 7000 square foot setting.

In development since early 2005, President and co-owner Shauna Walker, who is passionate about the Guest experience and an advocate for healthy living, infused these passions into her vision for The Spa Ritual. In collaboration with Vivienne O’Keeffe of Spa Profits Consulting Inc., Shauna has inspired a refined spa experience that is influenced by the intrinsic gracious hospitality of Southeast Asia. As such, The Spa Ritual program has been carefully cultivated to honour and respect the individual; inviting each Guest on their path to rejuvenation.

The Spa Ritual offers Guests the opportunity to embark on their “path to rejuvenation” by choosing from a comprehensive repertoire of spa experiences, which have been inspired by ancient practices of health and wellness from Southeast Asia. The Spa Ritual’s philosophy is the treatment experience invites Guests into repeated rituals of wellness, continuing their path to deeper rejuvenation. The spas’ logo is symbolic of this philosophy, depicting the cyclical nature of an authentic path to wellness and rejuvenation.

The Spa Ritual believes in quality and best practices as the formula and method for delivering the highest level of Guest care and Service

It is through impeccable organization, consistency, ongoing quality control and self-scrutinization that quality emerges. Every aspect of the Guest experience at The Spa Ritual has been carefully cultivated – all of the design decisions and selection of materials and supplies were made to be as green as possible, without compromising safety and sanitation. The Spa Ritual is one of the founding members of the Green Spa Network. While being green, each detail has been chosen to enhance the Guest’s comfort, be it decisions regarding décor, treatments offered, or internal protocols. It is this level of commitment to quality that distinguishes The Spa Ritual, and fosters trust with each Guest.

“When we have earned and maintained our Guest’s trust, they are able to surrender to the rejuvenating potential of our therapies and Rituals. We are encouraging each Guest to embark on their path to rejuvenation by supporting their comfort and peace of mind.” states Shauna Walker.

Inspiration has been drawn from Shauna’s travels to Thailand to create The Spa Ritual line of wellness products

The ingredients selected are as natural as possible and carefully selected certified organic botanicals have been used in all the products wherever possible.

Upon entering The Spa Ritual, Guests are immediately transported to a place of serenity and calm. The spa environment fosters comfort, relaxation and health, supporting their path to rejuvenation. The spa is beautifully appointed with Asian inspired décor, featuring high ceilings, bamboo, exotic fresh flowers, and cascading water fountains. Aromatic essences are carefully dispensed throughout the spa, further enhancing the sensory experience.

Guests are greeted by a Thai Host and their rejuvenating journey is initiated by a Southeast Asian inspired foot ritual. Guests exchange their shoes with Balinese slippers, a conscious gesture, leaving the outside world behind as they embark on their revitalizing experience.

The spas’ comprehensive program of Rituals and therapies offers Guests the opportunity to customize an experience according to their own restorative needs

All therapies and treatments are based on holistic Asian rituals and are designed to enhance personal revitalization. Additionally, the spa offers a comprehensive selection of aesthetic treatments, designed to groom and beautify. Such treatments include waxing, tinting, and make-up application for adults, teens, and bridal parties. The Spa Ritual offers Hand and Foot Care Rituals, designed to restore lustre and revitalization to these often overworked and undernourished areas. The Ancient Asian Foot Ritual softens and invigorates world-weary feet, easing tension and discomfort with the aide of Macadamia oil, Tangerine and Rose. Warm infusions and the use of aromatic essences further fortify these experiences.

Guests may unwind further with one of the spas’ Massage Rituals, designed to rejuvenate the body and mind by restoring balance. Understanding massage as a cornerstone of well-being, the spas’ therapists customize the Guests treatment experience to their specific needs, based upon their health history and personal treatment objectives. The spas’ Royal Bamboo Massage is fit for a Queen or King, and the Sabai Relaxation Massage can be enjoyed individually or as a couple.

Facial Rituals at The Spa Ritual offer Guests a customized skin care experience

Trained Aestheticians analyze the condition of the Guests skin and customize a unique skin care program for their specific needs, using the optimal combination of USPA’s herbal and scientific technology. All facial care products used in The Spa Ritual are free of added fragrances and artificial colours. Additionally, each of their Facial Rituals includes a complimentary foot treatment, back and scalp massage.

Soothing Body Treatment Rituals help to renew and regenerate dull skin while harmonizing and balancing both body and mind. Traditional Asian Styled Body Scrubs can be an essential part of a ritual detoxifying routine for healthy, soft and glowing skin. Natural sea salts and organic Lemongrass oil soften and nourish skin in the Lemongrass Body Scrub, while organic Coffee and Sea Kelp provide anti-cellulitic benefits with the Coffee and Sea Kelp Contour Wrap.

The Spa Ritual has created a series of Packages for Guests, combining complementing Rituals and therapies

Packages take the guess-work out of the selection process and amplify the therapeutic programming and benefits, allowing Guests more time to unwind in peaceful surroundings. The Surrender Ritual is ideal for when tiredness and exhaustion overwhelm. The Bamboo Forest Ritual is a four hour experience, initiated by a Tea Ceremony in the opulent Tea Ceremony Room, where a Thai Host will guide the Guest through a traditional Japanese inspired Tea Ceremony, designed to harmonize the mind, refresh the body and stimulate thoughtful contemplation. A gift of USPA Bamboo Polish is included with this Package.

The Spa Ritual has created Packages and unique treatments for Men, Teens & Tweens as well as Yummy Mummies who are looking for a customized rejuvenating experience. Professional guidance delivers a personalised skin-care ritual for Teens & Tweens specifically designed for young skin as a building block for their personalized home care ritual.

The Spa Ritual offers a number of private spaces perfect for social spa-ing

Social Spa-ing – the unique Lotus Garden hosts a collection of treatment rooms and Suites offering a variety of configuration options to cater for private Spa Parties and Groups. Providing for up to eight Guests, the Lotus Garden is comprised of several Couples’ Suites, wet treatment rooms and a lavishly appointed Royal Thai Suite. The spas’ unique facilities are the perfect place for Couples, Bridal Parties, Corporate Retreats, and Teen & Tween Birthday parties. Additionally, Guests may choose from the Tea Ceremony Room and Bali Sanctuary.

As part of the complete spa experience, The Spa Ritual has spend considerable time and effort on a carefully selected and developed spa cuisine menu, derived mainly from local fresh and wholesome ingredients. This menu complements and completes the wellness programming of the spa experience.

The Spa Ritual is now open in North West Calgary, where they will be pleased to guide you on your path to rejuvenation. Visit www.thesparitual.com for more information.


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