Everybody gets stressed, some more than others, and everyone needs a little relaxation now and then. If you’re looking for a healthy way to unwind, head to one of Montreal’s best spas for a relaxing massage, a facial, or a rejuvenating, full-day experience. Montreal is home to numerous spas, so to make your choice easier I’ve rounded up the 10 best spas to unwind in Montreal.
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1. Spa St James at the Ritz Carlton
Considered the best spa in Montreal, the spa St James is located in the Ritz Carlton hotel. Offering modern high-performance treatments such as microneedling, lifts, ultrasound microdermabrasion, and anti-aging treatments, spa St James is a high-end spa. The spa also proposes traditional spa treatments such as massages, manicures, pedicures, waxing, and tanning. Their signature treatments made with maple sugar are a must-try. If you’re in a rush, check out their express treatments which include a 30-minute foot massage, an express manicure or a 30-minute facial treatment. The spa is also home to a salon where highly qualified hairstylists will cut, color, and treat your hair.
Located in the old town, Rainspa is a 2500 sq ft Mecca of wellbeing. Equipped with a traditional hammam, rooms for duo treatments, and massage rooms, Rainspa has everything you could be looking for. Offering mani-pedis, beauty sessions and medical-aesthetic services for the hands and feet, Rainspa is the perfect place to indulge. The spa also has a beautiful rest area where they serve flavored water and teas. On top of that, they offer express care treatments (20 minutes pedicure, manicure, massage and more) and special treatment options exclusively for men.
3. Bota Bota
If you’re looking for a unique spa experience, Bota Bota will give you just that. This spa boat is anchored in the old port of Montreal and offers massages, body care treatments, and mani-pedis. On the boat, you can unwind on the decks, enjoy the pools or relax in the garden. On top of that, the boat features an on-site restaurant that proposes a seasonal menu with fresh local produce from the Quebec region. Bota Bota also organizes events that feature yoga and pilates.
4. Scandinave Spa
Authentic and contemporary, Scandinave Spa proposes an indoor nordic spa experience in the heart of old Montreal. The spa is equipped with a hot bath with thermal waterfall, a eucalyptus steam room, a Finnish dry sauna, and a cold water rinse station. What I like the most about this spa, is that there is no wifi so you can completely disconnect and enjoy the present moment. On top of that, the spa values silence and stillness. Scandinave Spa is definitely perfect for those looking to escape their routine or relax after a long day of sightseeing in old Montreal.
5. Strom Spa Nordique
Located on the edge of Lac des Battures, Strom Spa Nordique is a haven surrounded by nature and calm. This stunning Nordic spa is the perfect place for those looking to experience an unforgettable moment in harmony with natural elements. Strom Spa Nordique offers standard spa services such as body treatments, massage therapy, and facials, but they also organize events such as wellness retreats, nordic brunches and family mornings. On top of that, the spa is also home to an amazing restaurant and a boutique where you can buy swimwear and shower products. If you had to try only one spa in Montreal, Strom Spa Nordique is definitely the one to choose!
Mann is the best spa for men in Montreal. Proposing a wide variety of spa treatments and aesthetic services just for men, Mann is equipped with a 20-meter saltwater indoor pool, two squats courts, a jacuzzi, and two dry saunas. At Mann, men can also enjoy waxing manscape, barbershop and hair loss treatment services. The spa offers several packages that include massage, haircut, facial and hands/feet treatments. The Big Day package offers 2 hours of delightful treatments which include teeth whitening, manicure, pedicure, facial express, and happy eye treatment.
7. Spa Centrale Parc
Probably one of the most unique spas in Montreal, Spa Centrale Parc is a must-try. Offering traditional spa treatments like facials, body treatments, and massotherapy, this spa also proposes unique bath treatments. Indeed, Spa Centrale Park is well known for its epic therapeutic baths – including a mud bath, relaxing milk and lavender bath, and a dark chocolate bath. Used for its euphoric and antidepressant qualities, the chocolate bath is beneficial for both body and mind. After that, try a body wrap or a naturopathic treatment.
8. Espace Nomad
Are you into organic products? Then, you’ll love Espace Nomad. The spa only uses organic products for all their treatments, and also has a juice bar where fresh healthy juices are served. They offer traditional spa treatments such as facials, manicures, and pedicures, massages but also special treatments for moms-to-be. Espace Nomad packages such as Wonder Woman or Indonesian Beauty combine traditional massages with full organic scrubs and facial treatments. For the ultimate pampering, opt for Shine Like A Star, a 90-minute treatment that includes a complete exfoliation followed by a body wrap of your choice.
9. Spa Cloud
Inspired by nature, Spa Cloud is aiming to be Montreal’s greenest spa. From their massage oils to their bathrobes, Spa Cloud only uses high quality ethically sourced organic ingredients in their products. This innovative spa offers some of the best health and beauty treatments such as cryotherapy, Lucia N°3, sugaring and more. Package highlights? Try the Recharge package which includes a 60-minute therapeutic massage and a cryotherapy session. They also offer wedding packages for brides and grooms to be which both include massages, facials, and body scrubs. The signature package includes the spas signature massage and Lucia light treatment.
10. Spa Escale Santé
Located in Montreal’s east end, Spa Escale Santé offers a wide variety of services such as massotherapy, nordic baths, facials, mani-pedis, and body care treatments. Spa Escale Santé also offers physiotherapy and aquatic osteopathy treatments. This spa is particularly good for couples who want to unwind together. I definitely recommend trying their Duo Package, which includes two 60-minute massages, two pedicures, two baths (with chocolate, essential oils or salt) and access to the nordic baths. With its friendly staff, amazing equipment, wonderful products, and very high stands, Spa Escale Santé is definitely one of the best spas in Montreal.
Whether you’re looking to get a facial, manicure, massage or simply relax in Nordic baths, you’ll definitely find a spa for you in Montreal. My recommendations? Treat yourself at the Spa st James, or enjoy a unique spa experience on the boat of Bota Bota, Wherever you chose to go, you’ll leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Have you ever been to one of these best spas in Montreal? Let me know in the comments below!
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