Right now we are only taking bookings one month in advance. The booking calendar on the website will open up on the 1st of the month for the following month’s sessions (i.e. 30 to 60 days out). The bookings typically sell out very quickly, so your best opportunity to confirm your session at Circle Wellness is at 9am on the 1st of the month.
Circle Wellness has a strict cancellation policy. A guest may contact Circle Wellness via phone or email to cancel a booking and receive a full refund up to 24 hours prior to their scheduled appointment. If less than 24 hours notice is given, the full cost of the booking will be charged.
We are open Tuesday evening to Sunday every week. With five 2 hours sessions a day.
We have a weekday and an evening / weekend rate. You are paying for the time in the Circuit so the price is the same for 1 or 2 people.
- Weekday daytime: $219 + 10.95 GST ($229.95)
- Evening / Weekend: $249 + 12.45 GST ($261.45)
If there are cancellations, we will fill the session with our waitlist. We try to give you as much notice as possible but sometimes cancellations happen at the last minute. The waitlist is contacted on a first come first serve basis. If you are offered a spot and are available to attend we will set up your booking and payment on the phone to secure your session.
Based on the demand to book Circuit sessions and length of our waitlist we are currently working on expanding our operations within Vancouver.
The experience is built for one or two people. The intention of the Circuit experience is to minimize distraction and allow you to disconnect from the outside world and deeply relax.
The Circuit experience is not suitable for children.
It is never advisable for someone who is pregnant to raise their internal body temperature. Always consult your doctor if you are unsure. The experience we offer is less extreme temperatures than other typical thermal spas.
- Cedar soak tub: 39c
- Cold plunge: 10c. +-
- WelPod: 50c`
With notice we can adjust the tub temperatures; however the WelPod cannot be adjusted due to the specialized heating system. We advise people who are pregnant to only spend a short amount of time inside this space to avoid elevating the core body temperature.
Absolutely. We love the Circuit in the rain. We do have covered areas in the Circuit; however, you spend a lot of your time in a hot tub, warm shower, and the heated WelPod so the contrast makes the experience even more special.
Our Circuit and studio headquarters are located in downtown Vancouver at 390 Industrial Ave.
Just yourself! And maybe a bathing suit if you don’t want to go naked.
- Skin care products
- Soap for hair and body
We ask that you don’t bring your own products to use during your time in the Circuit. We have a very special natural hinoki oil soap that is good for your body, face and hair, as well as skin care products for after: including a toner mist, face oil and body oil. We love and care for our space greatly, and introducing outside products is not great for the wood.
We do have one available that you can use in the bathroom in the studio. If you would like to bring your own you are more than welcome to; however, we do not have any outlets outside in the Circuit itself.
We know that a session can make you really hungry, so if you like, you’re more than welcome to bring a snack for yourself for after. You may also want to bring a beverage high in electrolytes like coconut water.
We are a private thermal spa circuit set in an industrial area. It’s an oasis in the middle of the city. Because we are outside there will be some aspects that we cannot control, such as noise from the neighbourhood. But we find that all fades away once you step into the Circuit.
The circuit itself is all contained within one space, so once you are in you can lock the gate behind you and relax. Guests can enjoy an open-air shower, cedar soaking tub, multi-sensory infrared sauna featuring Himalayan salt walls, cold water plunge, and heated riverstones. You have 2 full hours to move through the Circuit.
It is a self-guided spa circuit with multiple therapeutic elements. These include wet, dry, hot, cold and different natural textures. Contrast hydrotherapy has numerous benefits for circulation, the lymphatic system and anti-inflammation and is extremely low impact.
There are no practitioners. This is a completely self guided experience. You do not have to share this space with others. We find this allows you to deeply relax in a way that doesn’t happen very often in modern life. We keep things as natural as possible. Because we are private we can drain, clean and fill the tubs for each session which means we don’t have to use chlorine. Your drinking water is also dechlorinated. We use salt, wood, charcoal, and essential oils to give you the chance to reconnect to natural elements.
The WelPod is a multi-sensory infrared sauna featuring Himalayan salt walls. It includes carefully curated aromatics, music, lighting and air flow, and has radiant heat set to 50 degrees celsius. Most other saunas are usually around 90c, so this allows for a much more gentle and gradual experience. This room is also an open concept, without any benches, which encourages a freer range of movement.
Unfortunately, this is a very tricky one to answer. Our waitlist at this point is quite extensive and due to the unpredictable nature of cancellations, it’s very difficult for us to gauge a timeline. Recently, we have had about one session a week being filled from the waitlist. We greatly appreciate your patience as we work on developing a large location in Vancouver so we can accommodate you all!
The street parking along our stretch of Industrial Ave is never monitored, so you are safe to park anywhere. If there is no parking, let us know and you can park inside our courtyard. Please do not park directly in front of the gate as this is a shared studio space and it may block the way for someone who needs access.
Because of the private nature of the Circuit experience, Circle Wellness does not require the Vaccine Passport. We are diligently following the Provincial Health Guidelines and our hosts have all been vaccinated. If you have any questions or concerns about our Health and Safety Protocols please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Circle Wellness cleaning protocols meet and exceed current Vancouver Coastal Health and Work Safe BC guidelines. Our tubs are single use, which means they are drained, cleaned and filled with fresh water for every session.
Before and after every private session the entire outdoor space is thoroughly cleaned with pressurized hot water, and all touchable surfaces, tubs, and wellness pod are cleaned with a non-toxic disinfectant, PREempt – accelerated peroxide, which is capable of killing bacteria and viruses.
Salt and cedar are also naturally antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal materials.
For both drain and fill tubs we use pressurized hot hose water (140F), PREempt accelerated peroxide, manual scrubbing, and thorough rinsing. During soaking sessions, we allow the water to bridge up and over the edges of the tub, like a traditional Japanese ofuro tub – this keeps the water very clean while in use and all debris falls over the edge into our drainage system.
For the WelPod floor we use PREempt accelerated peroxide with microfibre cloths. The salt walls get wiped down with a damp microfibre cloth with multiple rinses throughout the process, removing any dust or debris effectively. Bacteria and viruses cannot live on salt as it is a cytotoxic material.
50C + temps of the pod will also not allow bacteria or viruses to live.
There is ample time between every session to be very meticulous with our cleaning methods, and we change the air over many times in the pod using our ventilation system between sessions.
If you have any specific questions, concerns, or feedback about our cleaning protocols please feel free to get in touch with us.
Due to extremely high demand and limited availability, we have decided to discontinue gift certificates at this time. Our intention is to give priority to people with existing gift certificates to book sessions.
If you would like to gift someone a session we ask that you pre-book a time and it can be changed at a later date if necessary.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.