Massage in minutes

Sun Peaks SpaNeed a massage but don’t have the time for a full session, or perhaps you’re just looking for some targeted relief for 15 minutes?

That’s the concept behind the new, hydro massage beds being offered by Sun Peaks Spa Express — and they’re becoming very popular with locals and guests.

“They’re super popular,” says spa technician Jaymee Veinotte. “Guests are loving it. I haven’t had one person come in who doesn’t like it.”

SPIN stopped by the Sun Peaks Spa Express to give the beds a go and see what all the fuss is about.

After removing any bulky clothing, users lay back in the bed and are presented with an easy to use touch screen. Press start and the massage begins. Jets of warm water gently press against the mattress, giving you a warm massage that slowly moves along your entire body.

A simple press of the button can increase or decrease the pressure and speed of the massage. Want to target a particular area, like your lower back? Just wait until the jets hit that area and tap the hold button. Once you have the set-up just how you like it, relax and listen to some soothing melodies on the provided headphones.

“If you don’t have a lot of time, it’s a great way to get a massage. You can come in straight off the slopes. It’s also great if you don’t feel like getting a hands-on massage,” Veinotte said.

Sun Peaks Spa Express takes walk-ins, although Veinotte said the service was quite popular on weekends, and recommended making a booking to guarantee your spot.

A 15 minute session will set you back about $20, but monthly memberships are also available.

You can find the Sun Peaks Spa Express in The Residences at The Sun Peaks Grand.