I see that you are not currently accepting any bookings. When will that change?

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.

How much space do I need to accommodate a WelPod?

The footprint of the WelPod can be no less than 8’x8’.  This minimum requirement allows for full range of motion and functional diversity

When I am able to book, what times can I choose from?

We are open Wednesday to Sunday every week. With four 2.5 hours sessions a day.

  • 9am-11:30 am
  • 1pm-3:30pm
  • 5pm-7:30pm
  • 9pm-11:30pm

How much does this experience cost?

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: $199 + GST ($208.95)
  • Evening / Weekend: $229 + GST ($240.45)

I just added my name to the Waitlist, now what?

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.

How many people can use the Circuit at once?

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.

Can I bring my kids?

The Circuit experience is not suitable for children.

I’m pregnant, can I still come?

The Circuit can be a very relaxing environment if you are pregnant. The temperatures in the space are:

  • Cedar soak tub: around 40c
  • Cold plunge: around 12c
  • WelPod: around 50c

With enough notice we could adjust these temperatures to make them more mild; however, we do recommend consulting with your doctor or midwife to ensure that this will be a safe experience for you. 

Are you open even if it’s raining?

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.

Where are you located?

Our Circuit and studio headquarters are located in downtown Vancouver at 390 Industrial Ave.

What do I need to bring?

Just yourself! And maybe a bathing suit if you don’t want to go naked.

What is provided?

  • Towels
  • Water
  • Tea
  • Sandals
  • Skin care products
  • Soap for hair and body

Can I bring my own hair/skin products?

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.

Is there a hair dryer?

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.

Can I bring food or drink?

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.

Once I book a session, what can I expect?

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.

What is a thermal spa?

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.

How is this different from other spas?

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.

I’ve been on the waitlist for awhile, how much longer will I have to wait?

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!

There’s only 1 hour parking. Where do I park?

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.