When you visit The Edward, we challenge you to turn off your phone, become a witness to your thoughts, and know that in this moment there is nowhere else you need to be. One of the most effective ways to welcome relaxation is to channel your energies into calm and meditative experiences. Here are our suggestions for turning inward and returning to a place of balance.
Inhale abundance. Exhale limitation. This is a place where anything is possible. Roll out your mat on the south-facing porch and enjoy a self-guided practice as you gaze towards the wild tree line. Move to the song of sparrows and the hymn of the breeze as it dances through the trees. Yoga is both relaxing and energizing; a beautiful way to begin your day.
Epsom Salt Bath
Dip into a warm bath and let troubles melt away. We recommend adding epsom salts, which work to relieve muscle tension and inflammation in joints. The therapeutic warmth of an epsom salt soak will also do wonders for tired feet; ideal treatment during a weekend of County excursions. Every suite at The Edward is outfitted with a standalone soaker tub, along with bath salts infused with relaxing essential oils.
We're going to let you in on a little secret: meditation is much more approachable than it may seem. It begins with a comfortable posture as you scan the body for tension and invite ease to travel from head to toe. You may choose to sit in the quiet of your room, or under a shady tree. With your body relaxed, begin to notice the quality of your breath. Deepen your inhales and lengthen your exhales. With the breath established, become a witness to your thoughts and feelings as they arise; without judgement, let those thoughts float away as clouds on the wind.
Walking outdoors without a destination helps to clear the mind. As you meander through the fields and forest, you'll notice your attention float blissfully from the hum of honey bees, to the rustle of tall grass. Perhaps you'll cross paths with a hare or catch sight of the deer as they dart between the trees. Studies show that time is perceived to move more slowly when you experience things for the first time; a simple stroll with fresh eyes may just lengthen your weekend getaway.
Whether you receive them on a regular basis or save them for special occasions, a massage encourages your body to relax through thoughtful, hands-on treatment. The tranquility of The Edward offers the perfect setting to treat yourself to a massage during your visit to Prince Edward County. We suggest an early afternoon treatment, followed by an indulgent nap before you head out to dinner. We can help you schedule an appointment with our preferred RMT during your stay for the ultimate weekend retreat.
Styles available: Therapeutic, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone, Perinatal and Couples
Wine on the Porch
Enjoy the spoils of a day touring The County with a chilled glass of Riesling or a bold Baco Noir. Take your glass out on the porch and nibble award winning cheese from our neighbours on the East shore and watch as the sun dips behind the trees. Know that in this moment, there is nowhere else you need to be—how relaxing.
We invite you to be our guest and come away feeling restored.