When it’s time to make time itself stand still for a moment and let go of some of that accumulated stress, a getaway to one of our magnificent spas is just the thing.
The Laurentian region offers a choice of health spas unrivalled in Quebec. Whether you are looking for a traditional Swedish massage, or Californian, shiatsu or sports styles, seated on a chair, four-handed or even outdoors, Laurentian spas are there to help you get revitalized once more. Wraps are also available in seaweed, clay or even chocolate, and you can take a plunge into a bath of essential oils or mud or enjoy and air-jet tub before getting all steamed up in a sauna, and then slipping quietly into the cold waters of a local stream.
Let yourself be pampered from head to foot by professionals offering a wide range of esthetic and body care services. Certain spas also have excellent tables and offer accommodation and most of them are located in or near village centres where a large variety of other tourist services are available. Health spas offer a special getaway customized to your needs, so you can get back into balance again and find the essential you. So enjoy a spa experience yourself sometime soon, or perhaps offer it as a present to someone dear.
Do you have a couple of hours to spare? Would some relaxation be appealing? The day spa is the place for you. Establishments of this type offer a wide range of services, including hairdressing, massage and beauty care. For a short stay or for the whole day, it’s a rendezvous just for you, in a most relaxing environment. So pamper yourself and enjoy some of your favourite body care services: body exfoliation using sea salts, mud wraps, massage or pedicure. Just like a dream…
Certain hotels, inns and even B&Bs offer health spa services, either as part of a package or ŕ la carte. Generally located in magnificent natural surroundings or picturesque village, spas in inns or hotels offer a comfortable stay in areas that are also perfect for practicing outdoor activities. There are also spas available in a more urban setting. Add to this delicious healthy meals that round off your stay, and improve your physical well being both inside and out, since one shouldn’t go without the other.
Nordic spas are growing in popularity, and not without reason. It’s an experience you can have all year round. The contrasting temperatures that are used provide for some very unique and powerful sensations, and its beneficial effect on the whole body is widely recognized. The principle of a Nordic spa is to first heat the body in a dry or humid sauna and then to cool it down rapidly by stepping straight into cold river water, or by sitting under a waterfall. Then, after a short break, you start the process over again! To try it is to love it. Custom-made for the Nordic at heart.