Epicurean, sometimes clumsy and most of times curious, I’m a “made in Outaouais” kind of gal!Throughout this blog, I will have the pleasure and privilege to address a few of my favorite topics… One article at a time ;)

For my very first article, I’ve decided to « kick back & relax » and write about the Outaouais spas! Being a communication gal – this won’t be a surprise to you – but I do talk… a lot! But when it comes to relaxation, I’m all in!

Dead Sea Experience

Did you know that at the doorsteps of Gatineau Park, North America’s largest spa, Nordik Spa-Nature, offers a one-of-a-kind experience: the Källa treatment? This 1,200-suqare-foot salt-water pool, with a 12% concentration of Epsom salts, replicates the health benefits of floating in the Dead Sea in a stunning underground setting. Also not to be missed: the theme nights including the Lounge Thursdays and the Aufguss rituals!

Nordik Spa-Nature
Nordik Spa-Nature

NASA Inspired Technique

Take just 30 minutes for an energizing NeuroSpa “power nap” at Studio 157(two locations: Main Street, Gatineau + DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa). This treatment session banishes mental and physical fatigue and leaves you feeling refreshed and alert. Cradled in a zero-gravity chair, lie back and let the relaxing music work its magic!

Astrology on the Menu!

Do you need some “me time” to relax and recharge? Revive your body, mind and spirit at the Hast Centre for Jyotish Birla, with massage, yoga, meditation, palmistry, astrology and more. For a longer stay (and maximum benefit), rent one of the Centre’s picturesque lakeside cottages.

“Artsy” Relaxation

An art gallery and a spa are roommates? Yes, it’s possible in the Outaouais region!With a focus on health, ESPACE 33 SANTÉ SPA offers a full range of treatments to cleanse and purify your skin and body. Body wraps, balneotherapy (mineral baths), infra-red heat therapy, Vodder lymphatic drainage, Hivarnat 200 therapy, and reflexology are just some of the available options. Before or after your session, drop by the art gallery, located in the same building.

By the Water

Moulin Wakefield Hôtel & Spa
Moulin Wakefield Hôtel & Spa

Besides an outdoor pool and two hot tubs, the Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa has a boutique spa offering a full range of treatments for women and men. The spa recently added a new summer feature: an outdoor massage tent at the foot of the MacLaren Falls.

Royal Relaxation

Letting yourself be pampered with luxurious spa treatments at a 5‑star resort with panoramic views of river and forest - who could resist? Discover the Spa at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello, located halfway between Montreal and Gatineau‑Ottawa. Choose from a delectable range of relaxing options, including body and facial treatments, massage, and mineral baths… Though to chose!

An Oasis

Experience true relaxation in the beautiful natural setting of the Amerispa Spa Nordique Cantley, located in the heart of the forest just 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa-Gatineau. Discover the benefits of thermotherapy, a ritual consisting of alternating between hot and cold with periods of relaxation and hydration: outdoor hot tubs, Finnish sauna, steam bath, Nordic waterfalls, temperate bath, and indoor and outdoor relaxation areas with fireplaces.

With all these ideas on hand, it’s now time to “kick back & relax”…Enjoy!

For information regarding the many wellness centers and spas in the Outaouais region, click here.



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