Winter is nearly upon us and for many people this is the most stressful time of the year. Bad weather is headed our way, exams are about start, and the holidays are approaching.
It's a lot to handle.
So if you're starting to feel more and more tense as the days go by I think it's time to take a day and treat yourself to a spa retreat.
And you don't have to spend a fortune if you're looking for a little pick-me-up you can take advantage of these 12 spa treatments for under $60!
1. Bota Bota
Bota Bota is one of the most unique spas in the city. A reconverted ferry literally floating on the St-Laurence River, Bota Bota offers exceptional views of Montreal’s skyline as well as complete care including Nordic water circuit treatments, saunas and steam baths, and staples like facials, mani/pedis, and even massages choreographed to live harp music.
2. Scandinave Spa Vieux-Montreal
Located in the Old Port, this spa is known for its Scandinavian baths and is an expert in massage and water therapies. Offering the finest in total body relaxation, guests enjoy Finnish saunas, Nordic showers and various massage hybrids in the spas award-winning, modern and elegant environment. Spa Scandinave also prides itself on strong green and eco-friendly practices, using organic, biodegradable, and locally-sourced products while also reducing and recycling energy as much as possible.
Price: $39-$59 for Bath Access
3. Spa Ovarium
Opened in 1982, Ovarium was the first flotation bath center in Montreal. Now located in the Petite-Patrie area, Ovarium now comprises six therapeutic flotation bath rooms and eleven massage therapy rooms, where guests are meant to combine the two relaxation techniques to achieve ultimate mind and body rejuvenation.
Price: $40 for NeuroSpa
4. Strom Spa Nordique
Located on Nun’s Island, Strom Spa offers its massages, facial and body treatments performed entirely in outdoor tents, even in the winter. Guests enjoy scenic views of Des Battures Lake and the surrounding nature from the comforts of the soothing baths and saunas. Strom also offers a gourmet bistro as well as monthly events that transform the spa into an outside thermal lounge, including cocktails and a DJ.
5. Spa Escale Santé
This East-end spa features an urban, modern design and is well known for its complete range of high-quality products. Guests can unwind in the hydro-massage baths, relax in the cine-lounge or recharge in the Finnish sauna and steam room. Escale Santé also offers free access to the Nordic baths and waterfall with any massage.
Price: 39 for the Hydrobath massage
6. Sky Spa
What makes it so great? Well, I'm glad you asked. Their thermal baths are outside on a rooftop, allowing you to overlook the gorgeous, sweeping view of Brossard's Dix30. Plus, the whole thing feels like you're on some kind of gorgeous summer cruise in the middle of the ocean.
Price: $60 for a Relaxation Massage
Located in the chic Place D'Armes Hotel in the Old Port, Rainspa distinguishes itself with a complete range of aesthetic and paramedical treatments, while their team of dedicated experts make sure you find true relaxation. With 2,500 sq. ft., Rainspa offers a large quantity of treatment rooms and the popular Eucalyptus Steam vapor hammam is not to be missed.
Price: $60 for Express Massage
8. Avie Spa
Avie Spa is located in historic Old Montreal in the Marriot Springhill Suites with an environment designed for optimum relaxation. Guests can choose from a wide range of services and treatments including hot stone massage, couple’s massage, body exfoliation and wraps, mani/pedi, and soothing hammam.
9. Mandala Spa Urbain
This Sud-Ouest spa is a great urban oasis when you're in need of relaxing massage or beauty treatment, including Ionic baths, reflexology, and electrolysis.
Price: $45 for Swedish Massage
10. Spa Centrale Parc
Situated in the Plateau, this spot is seriously like a little paradise in the middle of a busy city. Spa Centrale Parc offers tons of awesome services for super fair prices.
11. Spa Finlandais
Okay, this one's technically in Laval, but don't let that deter you from getting you and all your friends there. Finlandais is one seriously gorgeous spa, with outdoor baths that are a little more secluded, meaning you can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors without too many interruptions.
Price: $34-$49 for Spa Access
12. Spa Cloud
The super unique and high key awesome experience of their Cryosauna (basically a sauna, except with super cold temperatures), which is good for pain relief, and metabolism boosting.
No worries if you're not into the Cryosauna, though. Spa Cloud also offers nine different types of massages, body treatments, and more!
Price: $50 for Express Massage