June 20, 2013 — Tied up in knots? Life moving a little too fast? Maybe it’s time to get down with your inner Zen…à la Montréal! Balance isn’t just a concept in Montréal; it’s part of the lifestyle. In fact, Montréal has taken “Me Time” to a whole new level, thanks to its wide variety of first-rate spas, beauty centres, boutiques, and healthy restaurants that offer some pretty exceptional ways to relax and rejuvenate without breaking your wallet.
Start by checking out the city’s spas – urban, trendy, holistic, rural – you name it, Montréal has it. You’ll find them downtown, uptown, out of town, in the middle of nature, in hotels and even on the water! The common thread: complete and total relaxation. With a full gamut of treatments at your disposal, it won’t be long until you feel brand new!
Give yourself a boost with activities ranging from hot yoga to a mani/pedi to floating freely in your own personal egg-shaped bath. Montréal’s spas and beauty centres will energize you, body and soul.
Take the spa home with you thanks to luxurious health and beauty products found in upscale stores such as Holt Renfrew (designer clothing), Fruits & Passion (skincare), and Roland Dubuc (jewellery). After all, there’s a lot to be said about retail therapy, too!
And finally, one can’t find inner peace on an empty stomach. A day of wellness wouldn’t be complete without a deliciously healthy meal to celebrate: the hip Zéro8 in the Quartier Latin serves up scrumptious international cuisine free of the 8 main food allergens (hence the name Zéro8), and Le Commensal on McGill College Avenue offers the best of vegetarian fare made with fresh, all- natural ingredients with a great view of Montréal’s downtown.
The glory of inner peace may be elusive, but here in Montréal, you just might find it. Namaste.