STORY BY NICOLE FITZGERALD
There are two types of people in the world: Those who can press their two fists flat
against each other while extending
both arms straight, and those who
can’t. So, if your arms resemble a
cowboy’s bowed legs rather than two
vertical, heaven-reaching tree trunks
(go on, try it), do the unthinkable.
Stop texting. Snap shut the laptop.
Disconnect from Wi-Fi.
If this step perhaps feels a little too
drastic (maybe even impossible), try
booking a spa appointment instead.
Digital detox treatments are a growing
trend in wellness.
“It is imperative that we give ourselves the
permission to switch off and look up, to
enjoy nature and embrace relaxation,” said
Jen Girardi, sales and marketing manager
at Scandinave Spa Whistler.
Sticking to that promise of no social
media until after breakfast isn’t always
easy, though. No need to jump into the
deep end right away by banning devices
forever. Why not ease into it by wading
into a waist-deep pool at the Scandinave
Spa instead? The spa provides the perfect
kickstart, requiring all guests keep their
digital devices in their lockers.
Suffering from anticipated cell phone
separation anxiety? Scandinave Spa
staff are there to help by offering to
store digital devices securely behind the
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