A blast from the past, this is a piece of history for you:

Health Related Services

waiting for you!

“Spa”, “Health” and “St. Catharines” still go together in the 21st Century. Check out just a few treats in store for you, just minutes away walking when you stay at Sanctuary Retreat B & B:

All About You: relax to the max 

The unique features beyond Sanctuary’s offerings at All About You range from Anne the Barber/Hairstylist who specializes in Cuts & Styles to manicures, pedicures, and a certified acupuncturist (who happens to live across the street from Sanctuary Retreat BB SPA!), oxy lift/face lift and other detoxing free radicals features. 314 St. Paul Street,  d.bush3@hotmail.com Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-6pm.

Accelerated Health & Wellness Centre

Dr. Patrick Maddalena, Chiropractor/Clinic Director is dedicated to your wellbeing. Check out his website: Accelerated Health Centre. E-mail: Dr. Maddalena. I personally have had the laser therapy. It sure wakes up the cells! 22 Geneva St, Unit 2.

Inner Flame

 Jason Secord has over a decade of experience in the field of holistic healing. He has extensively studied massage, energy work (uncluding Reiki, healing touch and shamanism), NLP, herbology and most recently in the field of bio-feedback medicine using the latest technology. His approach to healing is a holistic application based on years of hands on experience. Whether you are looking for relief of aches and pains or simply to relax and de-stress, you will certainly enjoy the treatment! Inner Flame

Located at 4 Secord Drive, St, Catharines, Ontario. 1-905-397-7789

Relaxation and Dining:


Located only a couple of blocks away from the health and wellness packages listed above, Stella’s is an elegant setting with week-end dancing. Mondays and Tuesdays are ideal for a quiet dining after a busy day walking the trails. Check out the site: Stella’s Located on James Street across from the Old Court House.

Chocolates etc…

Once The Old Chocolate House, Cindy and Richard Kiermacz at 100 Welland Avenue have created heavenly chocolate delights, specializing in Italian chocolate with an “Old World” expertise ready to entice you! 1-905-682-8828; FAX 1-905-682-8829 Chocolates etc

Tony’s Fish Market & Oriental Foodmart

Located at 379 St. Paul Street, Tony has a selection of Oriental Take-out you can chow down on at the Blue Moon Cafe next door. Open 7 days a week. www.tonys.701.com

Blue Moon Cafe

The Blue Moon features an old European flavour you can take your children and grand children and play not only chess, but St. Catharines’ own “Dragon Chess”!

Dragon Chess

St. Catharines business owners of Lex Parker Design Consultants, Lex and Susan Parker, have created Dragon Chess, a variation of the centuries-old chess game from India we all know and love. The dragons are situated at the end of the rank beside the rooks, accompanied by a pawn in file.  Besides one extra rank and row around the board, there are two extra flank zones with 12 squares each, making the game board significantly longer.  You can play and purchase Dragon Chess at the Blue Moon Cafe and play the game at Sanctuary Retreat Bed & Breakfast SPA.

2000 Square Ft Train Dept….

Three shops down from the Blue Moon Cafe, Niagara Central Hobbies (traditionally known as “The Hobby Shop” since 1947) sports various crafts and art supplies suitable for all ages. 395 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 3N1. www.niagaracentralhobbies.com