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11 Dec 2020

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Old Montreal Places for Relaxation and Self-Care - Part 2

Old Montreal Places for Relaxation and Self-Care - Part 2

2020 has been a challenging year. But luckily, it is finally reaching its end. In order to recharge your batteries, you should pause and take some time for yourself. Spend some time away from your crazy daily routine, and let yourself be pampered. Devote some time to finally making the appointments you keep pushing back again and again. Here is the second part of our round-up of great places to put at the top of your list of priorities.

Revitalizing Treatments – To Feel Better in Your Skin

Avie Spa, 447 Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Avie Spa, has everything you could want under one roof! Massages, facial and body treatments, manicures, pedicures, waxing, hair styling and makeup, etc. Visit their website to find out their weekly deal!

Dermalogica, 132 McGill

Dermalogica specialises in skin issues… or rather, in solutions for your skin issues! Give their website a visit, or call 514-871-3003 to learn more about the care they offer. One thing is for sure, if you want radiant skin this holiday season, you simply must put this place on your agenda!

Dermapure, 506 McGill

The medical-aesthetic clinic Dermapure specialises in non-surgical rejuvenation. For the holidays, put a pep in your step by giving yourself an appointment with specialists that will be able to guide you through the products you should be using according to your skin type.

O’ Folie Salon & Spa, 235 Notre-Dame West

O’Folie Salon & Spa is devoted to their mission to harmonize the body and mind. And to this end, they are offering you a vast selection of services, ranging from massages to eyelash extensions, hair colouring, and hair removal (via wax or electrolysis). It’s the ideal place for a luxuriant, relaxing activity with your teen – we say that since teens get services at half price! Also, Gens du Vieux will get 25% off your bill until the end of January with the code: O’Folie-SDC.

Fanny O, 230 Saint-Jacques West

Since 1986, Fanny O has been giving customers the royal treatment with their services, including: hairstyling, capillary treatments, ear piercing, beauty treatments (facials, micro-peeling, eye contouring, etc.), makeup (for parties, weddings, private classes, and more), manicures, pedicures, hair removal, and massage. You will surely find the treatment you need to help you get through the holidays with comfort and confidence.

Massages – To Relax the Body and Mind

Spa William Gray, 421 Saint-Vincent

Spa William Gray is a luxury spa that offers, among other services, its Signature William Gray treatment, based on ancient therapeutic rituals to achieve an unequaled level of physical and mental relaxation, all while stimulating your metabolism and purifying your system. 100 minutes for $325. You should try it at least once in your life!

Scandinave Spa Vieux-Montréal, 71 de la Commune West

At Scandinave Spa Vieux-Montréal, you will enjoy an authentic urban Scandinavian bath experience, all within Montreal’s historic neighbourhood. You have your choice of several different types of massages, notably Swedish relaxation, Thai oil, and a very gentle prenatal massage. Have you picked yet? The peaceful silence of Scandinave Spa awaits!

Bota Bota spa-sur-l’eau, 38 de la Commune West

Le Bota Bota spa-sur-l’eau is offering the classic massages like Californian and Swedish, but they also have discovery massages, like yoga-thai and lomi-lomi nui. All are offered in 60- or 90-minute sessions. Look up their website to see their rates and what other services they have.

Hair Cuts, Colouring, and Capillary Treatments – To Revive Your Natural Spark

Studio MW, 400 McGill

Studio MW has been serving Old Montreal since 2005. This top-of-the-line hair salon has a passionate team ready to offer you a personalized hair styling experience. How about a new look for the holidays?

Privé par David D’Amours, 360 Notre-Dame West

PRIVÉ par David D’Amours is an urban hair salon inspired by the trendiest neighbourhoods in the world’s largest fashion capitals. Their warm, intimate atmosphere will have you forgetting your troubles the moment your treatment starts. There’s even a place just for taking pictures after your cut, style, or colour… Why not start out there, and get a before and after?

Salon En Vogue, 204 Notre-Dame West

Hair salon En Vogue in Old Montreal gives your hair a bit of oomph thanks to its colouring and balayage services. Equally, let yourself be tempted by one of their capillary treatments, like capillary botox and taninoplasty.

Other Ways to Care for Yourself

Dentiste du Vieux-Port, 63 de la Commune West

Dentistry clinic Dentiste du Vieux-Port offers a variety of treatments; they have general treatments like dental exams and cleanings – should be done a minimum of once a year – as well as specific treatments like periodontics (gum treatments); aesthetic treatments, like veneers; and orthodontic treatments such as bridges or Invisalign. Do you want to put some sparkle into your smile? They also offer in-home bleaching services!

Toro Holistic Health Center, 438 Saint-Hélène

The holistic and alternative medicine service center Toro Holistic Health Center will take care of you thanks to its different approaches like naturopathy, acupuncture, méditation, Reiki, and much more. To get to know this healing art better, you can reach them at 514-940-0240.


N.B.: Is your business also a perfect place for relaxation and self-care? If you believe it could fit well into this holiday list, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@sdcvieuxmontreal.com, and we would be happy to include it.

Photo credit 1 - DF Motion

Photo credit 2 - Spa William Gray

Photo credit 3 - Bota Bota spa sur l'eau