After the AMAZING night we had at the Boyz 2 Men concert, we woke up bright and early (ugh!) for a little pampering at the spa at Casino Rama Resort, Balance in Life Spa. We rolled out of ridiculously comfortable beds and had a breakfast of champions - individual pink sparkling wine bottles with fun straws - obvs. After "breakfast" we made our way downstairs to the spa.
Balance in Life Spa is a hidden oasis at Casino Rama! You seriously wouldn't think of it being there - but it is, and it is gorgeous! Not only do they cater to the Casino Rama Resort guests, but a lot of people from Orillia and even Barrie head to the spa for services. With a full range of spa treatments available - Balance in Life Spa is a great escape for some "me-time" and definitely adds another level to your weekend getaway at Casino Rama Resort. I mean, there is only so many penny slots a gal can play, right? LOL
We had scheduled our appointments prior to our trip because Balance in Life Spa is actually quite busy! Though they do offer last minute appointments, I would highly suggest booking ahead of time to ensure you receive the treatments you want. You could arrange for a massage, facial, mani-pedi or even eyelash extension application!
Casino Rama Resort also offer some great amenities like an indoor pool with a large outdoor garden patio (weather permitting - obviously). There is also a sauna, hot tub and steam room area as well as an adult-only fitness centre. Having these additional amenities adds to your stay at Casino Rama Resort. These additional amenities really helped sell me on heading up to Orillia, because neither my sister nor I are big gamblers, so having the additional options for things to do while staying at the resort was an added bonus!
That being said - we were only there for 24 hours and did not get the opportunity to actually use these additional amenities. LOL We were too busy learning to play craps and meeting Boyz 2 Men! LOL
We did, however - as I mentioned - make our way to the spa for a little pampering. I opted for a much needed manicure and pedicure combo. I would have included a before picture of my nail - but they were so terrible I was afraid that if I took a picture of them I may break my phones camera. #TrueStory
I met with my esthician, Chyvonne and she brought me over to another room. There I picked out my colours and sat down to an amazing manicure. I'm talking full arm massage - the works. I was in heaven. It was the perfect way to spend my morning, possibly nursing a bit of a hangover...LOL
Then...well, then the magic happened. We went to a different room for my pedicure and I was seated in one of the most amazing massage chairs I have ever been in. This chair massaged my neck, my shoulders, my back, my butt, my legs - everything. If I thought I was in heaven before, boy was I wrong! This was heaven! Sipping my green tea (I felt it would have been inappropriate to ask for wine at 10:30am...) I was SO relaxed.
My manicure and pedicure came out lovely as well! I chose OPI Black Onyx for my fingers and OPI Red Hot Rio for my toes. No - you will not see a picture of my toes...I do not like my feet! LOL Just believe me when I say the pedicure came out gorge, ok?
My sister opted for something a little different. She got eyelash extensions! This procedure took over an hour but my sister absolutely loved the outcome! Each and every single eyelash was applied individually by a trained professional. Not only did the extensions add length - they also added volume. She went with the "Full Glam" look and said it was totally worth it. The extension stay on for 6-8 weeks with minor upkeep. Perfect for someone who wants to add that little extra oompf, you know what I mean?
You can see the extreme difference in the before and after pictures above! Don't they look fab?
The great thing about Balance in Life Spa is that, like I said - it makes for the perfect escape for a little "me-time", or even a couples pampering session! You can bring your friends and have a day at the spa as well. This really adds to the whole experience at Casino Rama Resort and would be an added bonus to arranging a trip up to Orillia, for sure!
Be sure to check out the Casino Rama Resort website for some group packages that can include dinners, spa services and more!
Disclaimer: Our spa services were complimentary, however - as per usual my views are entirely my own and that massage chair really did work out all the knots in my back!