Tried Montreal’s new luxury spa and it’s worth the price to feel like a royal
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If there’s one thing I’ll never tire of, it’s a good spa. So when it was announced that the Four Seasons in downtown Montreal was opening an urban oasis, I was immediately intrigued.
The name itself, Guerlain Spa, oozes opulence, so it’s no surprise that the whole experience was as luxurious as it gets. And when I say luxuryI mean luxury with a capital L, dahling!
As soon as I arrived, I was greeted by the smiling faces of the Spa Guerlain team. They handed me a pair of slippers (which actually fit my 13 foot height) and some delicious tea which I sipped before heading to the locker room, which totally deserves a much more lavish name, because” locker room” just doesn’t do it justice.
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When I walked into the locker room (again, we need a better name) I was provided with towels and a bathrobe that matched my larger build. A small thank you to Spa Guerlain for having inclusive sizes. Who wouldn’t rather be snug and comfortable than sweating it out trying to connect the two ends of a dress’s belt, you know? *literally cough any other spa I’ve been to cough*.
I was then able to wash my worries away in a shower I never wanted to get out of (sounds cliche, but if you were me you’d be saying the exact same thing), but alas, I had a scheduled massage, so I had no choice.
The spa then guided me to the relaxation room at Spa Guerlain, which is aptly named.
Guests can relax and rejuvenate or even take a dip in the spa’s heated pool before indulging in one of the spa’s many treatments, including facials, massages, body wraps, and even more exclusive treatments. and exclusive that my portfolio may not be. able to afford. But a man can still dream, right?
I was beyond blown away the moment I walked in – not only because I felt like I had walked into a spa at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, but also because I was instantly offered a drink and a snack, and the to like a good snack.
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The spa offers infused water and a range of teas and scones to enjoy while waiting for your treatment.
As I sipped my grapefruit and rosemary infused water, I decided to take advantage of the Kneipp Water Therapy experience, which my feet totally thanked me for.
The stone floor, which I used as a gateway to channel my inner Naomi Campbell, also worked wonders for stimulating the release of the soles of the feet.
At this point, I would have been fine spending my day here – but this massage was calling me.
I received the Power of Montreal massage, which tackled my legs, back and arms – and as a pain sufferer, I couldn’t wait for the massage therapist to work their magic on me. And it was magical.
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I was greeted by the massage therapist and taken to a beautiful private room. I was placed in a heated massage bed. Mmm, yes. A heated massage bed. The lights were then dimmed and I was taken on a sensual journey through a few destinations including southern France and Spain.
“You are now in the south of Spain. You are on the beach, you feel the sand under your feet, you enjoy the sun and you listen to the waves of the ocean”, began to detail the massage therapist. At each destination, I discovered a new scent that enveloped the room.
After reaching each of our destinations, I was then asked to select the scent that resonated with me the most and of course the South of France was where it was.
The massage started and in no time my body began to succumb to Coraline’s stellar work – who I would totally recommend by the way.
I’ve never been one to fall asleep while getting a massage, but gosh this was the closest time I’ve had.
As my mind and body relaxed, Coraline was able to really work wonders on some trouble spots, making it clear that she knew exactly what she was doing.
Although I love a good massage, or in this case a good massage, it always ends too soon *sigh of relaxed sadness*.
Fortunately, the relaxation continued where it had started. I was able to enjoy a post-massage treat that included alkaline water, a delicious chocolate dessert, and a glass of Prosecco. Who am I, right?
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As I took a sip, did some more hydrotherapy and went to bed as the effects of the massage washed over me – I realized that the royal treatment was really worth anything…really.
I then went back to the locker room (still can’t believe I’m using that term), took another shower, and came out more relaxed than I had been in months.
Guerlain Spa, see you soon.
Spa Guerlain At The Four Seasons
Price: Varies by treatment (Power of Montreal massage starts at $220 and is worth every penny.)
Address: 1440, rue de la Montagne, Montreal, QC