Treatment Rooms

Treatment Rooms

Forget Me Not

Forget me not treatment room
Couples room with private tub – part of the Couples Escape Package.
  • These flowers only emit a strong, pleasant aroma during the night, and are odorless during the day.
  • The scientific name ‘myosotis’ is derived from the Greek language meaning ‘mouse ears’ due to the shape of the petals.
  • These flowers gained their name from a German legend where the last, unnamed plant shouted “Forget-me-not, Lord”, to remind God that it was still nameless – God named it by the last words he heard, ‘Forget-me-not’.
  • Forget-me-not is a symbol of faithfulness, remembrance and true love.
  • This flower is typically found in forests, mountainous areas and along streams.

 

Paintbrush

 

Forget me not treatment room
Couples Room.
  • Also known as prairie fire.
  • The name comes from the shape of the flower, resembling a paintbrush.
  • First Nations also used the flower as a condiment, and was a source of treatment for muscle and join inflammation and pain.
  • It was also used to boost the immune system and to improve the quality and glossiness of hair.
  • Paintbrush was also used to produce dyes in the past.
  • This flower thrives in dry sandy prairies and deserts.

 

Alpine Aster

Alpine Aster treatment room
Facial Room.
  • The name originates from the Greek word ‘aster’ meaning ‘star’ due to the shape of the flower heads.
  • The Hungarian revolution in the 20th Century is also known as the ‘Aster revolution’, as all of the soldiers wore asters.
  • The alpine aster was smoked in the past, as it was believed that the smoke of this flower protected those against evil spirits.
  • Alpine asters are used to treat migraines, the common cold, muscle spasms and sciatica.
  • This flower is common to find in alpine meadows and fields.

Wood Lily

 

Wood Lily treatment room
Facial Room.
  • Many First Nation tribes used the bulbs of this flower for food and medicine.
  • Medicinally, the bulbs were once cooked and applied to bruises, wounds, swellings or sores.
  • They were also used to make a tea for treating coughs, fevers and stomach problems.
  • The wood lily is non-toxic to humans, but extremely poisonous to cats.
  • This flower only blooms for three months between June and August.
  • Wood lilies are typically found in prairie lands.

 

Stonecrop

 

Stonecrop treatment room
Massage Room.
  • Stonecrops are also known as Sedum, which is originated from the Latin word ‘sedeo’ meaning to sit, resembling how the flowers sit and sprawl over rocks.
  • This flower has a variety of odd alternative names such as, ‘Welcome-home-husband-be-thee-ever-so-drunk’, ‘Creeping Tom’ and ‘Live Forever’.
  • Stonecrops symbolize peace and tranquility.
  • Certain types of stonecrops were used to treat skin diseases and epilepsy.
  • This flower is found in rocky slopes and mountain ledges.

 

Bergamot

 

Bergamot treatment room
Massage Room.
  • Also known as ‘Purple Bee Balm’ and ‘Horsemint’.
  • Many First Nations, especially the Blackfoot people who recognized the flower’s strong antiseptic use.
  • This flower was used to treat fevers and the common cold, as well as skin sore and eruptions.
  • Bergamot is still cultivated for aromatherapy and to make Oswego tea, a blend of citrus and mint.
  • It was once used to flavor food and beverages, and to preserve meats.
  • Bergamots thrive in dry thickets, clearings and dry fields.

 

Larkspur

 

Larkspur treatment room
Massage Room.
  • The name comes from the one long petal that resembles a spur, or, the hind claws of the lark bird.
  • Dried larkspurs were used for warding off scorpions and poisonous snakes, as well as witches and ghosts.
  • First Nations had a legend of the larkspur, about a celestial figure that tore open the sky and used a piece of the sky to create a spike, so she could climb down to Earth. The spike then disintegrated into small pieces and scattered as Larkspur flowers.
  • In Greek mythology, larkspurs emerged from the blood of Ajax after killing himself when he was not given the armor of Achilles.
  • The larkspur flower grows in meadow lands.

 

Bearberry

Bear Berry treatment room
Massage Room.
  • The name stemmed from the popularity with grizzly and black bears, as an important source of food for them.
  • First Nations used the leaves of bearberry to mix with tobacco, or as an alternative for tobacco.
  • Bearberries are still used commonly in jams, jellies and sauces.
  • The root of this wildflower can be used in tea to treat coughs.
  • The tree bark of bearberries in tea can be used by new mothers to help accelerate recovery after childbirth.
  • Tea made from the dry leaves can be used to treat kidney or bladder disorders.
  • Bearberries grow along rocky areas, including slopes, hilltops and ridges.

Fireweed

Fireweed treatment room
Massage Room.
  • The name comes from the plant’s ability to colonize rapidly from areas burned by fire.
  • It was the first flower to bloom after the eruption of Mt St Helens in 1980 and after the bombings in London in WWII.
  • The Blackfoot people rubbed the flowers in rawhide as waterproofing, and dusted a powder, made from the core, on their hands and face as protection from the cold.
  • Other First Nations used the fibers to make cordage for fishing nets, coastal tribes used the silk seed fluff for padding and as material to weave blankets and clothing.
  • The flower is used as a calendar as the leaves bloom from bottom to top. First bloom is the start of summer, the last bloom is at first snowfall.
  • Fireweed thrives in open meadows and forest edges.
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