Unique Spa Treatments in an Urban Oasis

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April 30, 2013 ─ Urban, trendy, holistic, rural: Montréal has spas of every style, in every type of location. Whether it’s right downtown, tucked inside a hotel, or out in the beauty of nature (and even on the water!), you’ll find the spa getaway that you’re looking for.

Montréal’s spas offer a variety of unique wellness packages and experiences. Right from the comfort of your own hotel room, you can enjoy high-quality body treatments, including massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.

A floating bath is an experience out of the ordinary, a technique that allows you to attain a profound state of relaxation inside your own private ‘egg’.

Why not head to one of the city’s many yoga studios, and recharge your batteries with an energizing session of hot yoga?

For something truly exotic, give garra rufa a try—exfoliation of your hands and feet by tiny little fish!

If you have the time, book a complete package. Start with the hammam, a traditional Middle Eastern bath, to open the pores and release muscle tension. Fresh from the steam room, engage your senses with a maple syrup body exfoliation, then top it all off with a relaxing massage under a stream of running water. It will put you right back on your feet (though you won’t want to leave).

Purchase some of the luxurious health and beauty products available in spas, wellness centres and other high-end boutiques throughout the city, and you can recreate the spa experience yourself at home.