Job driving you crazy? School got you down? Sometimes we all need to get away, even just for a few hours, for some much needed R&R. Relaxing massage, soothing thermal bath, or even just for a mani/pedi, Montreal offers a multitude of fancy day spas where you can recharge mind and body, while pampering yourself from head to toe. So why not escape some of that hustle & bustle provided by everyday life and head over to one of these Montreal spas.
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.
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.
Opened in 1982, Ovarium was the first floatation 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.
Spa l’Entracte Détente
Nestled in the North end of the city, Spa l’Entracte Détente offers friendly service, a great selection of massage therapies, and excellent combo packages for very reasonable prices. Treatments include solo/duo Swedish and Lomi-Lomi massages, InfraRed sauna, salt baths, and body wraps for total relaxation.
Photo cred - Victoria Park
Inspired by the great urban parks of the world, this designer spa features exceptional interiors created by Canadian architects and artists. With elegant design and stunning views of Mount-Royal, Victoria Park integrates a state-of-the-art medispa, private health club, and full service spa. Victoria Park also offers nutrition services provided by the world-class Park restaurant below.
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.
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.
Spa Eastman Montreal
For over 20 years, this urban spa in Montreal’s downtown core offers panoramic views of the city 16 floors up. Perfect for a quick session during the busy work day, treatments include InfraRed sauna, massage therapy, and complete face and body care.
Montreal’s first organic spa, Nomad offers treatments and products inspired by Indonesian beauty rituals in a peaceful and luxurious setting. With a wide range of traditional and Holistic massage therapies, as well as full facial and corporal care, guests will find an exotic escape from the hustle and bustle of the Main.
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Located in the chic Place D'Armes Hotel in the Old Port, Rainspa distinguises 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.
As the name implies, Spa Vert is dedicated to environmental stability and only use natural oils and only eco-friendly products. Combining massage and body work for a holistic approach, every treatment is fully customized and advanced treatments include osteopathy and naturopathy to offer the ultimate in well-being.
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.
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. Mandala also offers various courses, such as Women Self-Defence, as well.
Bonus – Balnea Spa
Balnea is not technically located in Montreal, but is definitely a top pick for many Montrealers. Located in the Eastern Townships, the relaxing views of the mountains and private lake alone are worth the trip. Balnea offers a full line of treatments and services including customized thermotherapy, face and body treatments, hydrotherapy, restaurant, and beach club