My Go-To Ottawa Wellness Spots & Providers | By Melinda Assaf, Kardish Owner
By Melinda Assaf, Kardish Owner
I'm often asked where I go to find balance, rejuvenate, and stay active in Ottawa. Today, I'm thrilled to share with you a few of my all-time favorites. If you're seeking inspiration to add a touch of wellness to your routine or just curious about where I love to spend my time, here's my list:
- Uppliva Sauna & Steam: More than just a spa, Uppliva is a holistic sanctuary where the soul meets tranquility - right in the heart of Westboro. With an array of therapies and treatments, each visit feels like a rejuvenating escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
- Mad Radish: This isn't your typical eatery. Mad Radish champions a culinary philosophy rooted in freshness, quality, and flavors that tantalize the palate while nourishing the body. Each dish is a testament to the beauty of health-conscious cuisine.
- Copper Branch: Venturing into the world of plant-based dining, Copper Branch stands out with its innovative and delectable dishes. It's a testament that eating healthily can be an exciting gastronomic adventure.
- Hog's Back Park & Mooney's Bay: These are the city's crown jewels for nature lovers like me. Be it the rustling leaves during a brisk autumn walk or the soft lap of water as I paddleboard at Mooney's Bay, the connection to nature here is profound and rejuvenating.
- Ski Heritage East: Nestled along the Ottawa River's picturesque shores, it's a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. From cross-country skiing amidst snow-laden trees to sunlit summer walks, this spot promises year-round delight.
- Kunstadt Sports: More than a store—it's a hub for outdoor enthusiasts. Their seasoned experts ensure our outdoor gear, be it bikes or skis, always remain in peak condition, allowing us to fully embrace our adventures.
- Alta Vista Chiropractic & Massage Clinic: Beyond the expert chiropractic care and soothing massages, it's their holistic approach to health and wellness that truly stands out. Every session feels like a step towards optimal well-being.
- Dr. Rachelle Viinberg of Dr. Kristy Lewis & Associates: In today's digital age, Dr. Rachelle seamlessly blends traditional naturopathic practices with modern conveniences. Her virtual consultations are both insightful and impactful, guiding many towards a healthier life.
- Amy Longard Cooking Classes: Amy's classes are a delightful culinary journey. With a focus on nutrition and taste, she unveils the secrets of crafting dishes that are as nutritious as they are delicious.
- Gladiator Gym: Far from just a fitness center, Gladiator embodies the spirit of perseverance, determination, and transformation. The rigorous sessions here don't just train the body; they elevate the spirit.
- Body & Balance Yoga by Andrea Robertson: Andrea offers a harmonious blend of yoga practices that focus on both body alignment and inner balance. Her online classes have been a game-changer in my routine.
I hope this list inspires you to explore these spots and perhaps find your own havens of wellness in Ottawa. Remember, wellness is not a destination, but a journey, and I'm delighted to have these wonderful places and professionals accompany me on mine.