Do you know who could really use a spa day? You! With all of the crazy things that have happened over these last couple of years, we could all use a little escape from reality. What better way to reset and unplug than by visiting a day spa. We know that you’ve likely heard of Spa Nordik, but did you know that the Ottawa area is home to more than 1 of these Scandanavian-style spas with thermal experiences? We also have a rooftop spa in our area and a few floatation spas as well. There are lots of luxurious places to pamper yourself in the capital region. You deserve a day (or more!) in paradise, so read on for Ottawa’s top 10 day spas!
The following spas are not ranked in any sort of order, just 10 great places for you to relax and enjoy!
10 Allée de Hambourg, 4th floor, Gatineau, Quebec
💆♀️ Services offered: Thermotherapy, massage, body treatments, aesthetic treatments, Epsom salt floatation bath, The Neurospa Lounge and the Pressotherapy Lounge
This rooftop spa in Gatineau is the perfect mix of luxury and relaxation. Featuring a variety of unique therapeutic treatments such as thermotherapy + a floatation bath. With even more unique experiences such as the pressotherapy lounge, you won’t find treatments like this anywhere else in the Ottawa area! Huma Spa offers up a true wellness-centred experience with access to four key facilities.
130 Riocan Avenue, Unit 4, Barrhaven
💆♀️ Services offered: Halotherapy, facials, pedicures, waxing & sugaring, massage, manicures, organic body treatments, brow lamination, lash extensions, makeup, hair cuts and styling, as well as a variety of oncology aesthetics
The word exhālō cmes from the words exhale and halotherapy. At Exhalo, their main focus is halotherapy which is the beneficial use of salt vapour that can ease respiratory problems, skin irritations, as well as combat mental lethargy while relaxing and simply breathing. Thus, all of the unique beauty services at Exhalo are specifically built surrounding the centred Salt Therapy Room. If you are going to try out Exhalo, you must try a halotherapy session to get the full experience!
1140 Wellington West, Ottawa
💆♀️ Services offered: Massage therapy, holistic facials and sauna & steam circuit
Translated from Swedish, “uppliva” means to uplift, revive, renew and comfort. Their main goal is simply to uplift your spirit and improve your overall well-being. Uppliva provides a modern take on the age-old sauna tradition right in the heart of Hintonburg! This intimate spa is the perfect place to experience the benefits of a sauna ritual. This ritual entails warming up in a sauna while taking in löyly steam, and then cooling off in refreshing, fragranced waters. Afterward, you can enjoy a peaceful rest by the fire. You can take in all of this and more just outside of downtown Ottawa!
1172, chemin d’Aylmer, Gatineau, Québec
💆♀️ Services offered: Exfoliation, massage, beauty care, facial treatments, pedicures, hot and cold pools, saunas, relaxation areas, salt room, meditation room, Kōena Bistro and Restaurant lounge ‘Ono
Did you know that there is more than one Scandinavian-style spa in the Gatineau region? Kōena is a Hawaiian word that means “balance”. The tranquil paradise of Hawaii embodies the culture of wellness at a relaxed pace. This was kept in mind when creating the Kōena Spa in Gatineau. At Kōena, you are not only offered wonderful spa services, but you can also indulge in delicious food, multiple hot and cold pools, saunas, salt rooms, relaxation rooms… the list goes on! This is truly the place to go if you are looking for a next-level full day spa experience! The best part? It is located just on the other side of the Island Park Bridge!
900 Watters Road, Orléans
💆♀️ Services offered: Hydrating facial & body treatments, beauty & corrective peels, hair removal (including laser), manicures, pedicures, massage, hair salon, healing therapies such as acupuncture, cupping and holistic nutrition
Ezcape to your very own oasis, in Ottawa’s east end where you can experience heavenly relaxation services and treatments all inspired by the culture of New Mexico. At Ezcape, the focus is on you. Their exceptionally trained staff will customize your treatment plan to meet your needs while maximizing results. They offer a variety of holistic spa services including herbal peels, skin contouring wraps, as well as infusing body scrubs. Though their spa treatments change with the seasons, you can always count on your favourite services being available anytime.
464 Bank Street – Unit #5, Ottawa
💆♀️ Services offered: Floatation therapy
ISO Spa is not your average day spa. There aren’t a variety of services and treatments like many of the other spas in the area. Instead, at ISO, you float all of your troubles away! Floatation therapy is exactly what it sounds like. Once you enter a “float tank”, you will lie in 1,000 litres of saltwater, heated to body temperature, that has been mixed with over 1,200lbs of therapeutic Epsom salts. This saltwater creates a buoyant, low gravity environment where you can easily float on the surface of the water. Epsom salts are great for soothing achy muscles, detoxifying the body, reducing swelling and rejuvenating both your skin and hair. You will escape the outside world, alone with your thoughts. This gives your mind the chance to focus, visualize, learn, heal and most importantly, relax.
135 Rideau Street, Ottawa
💆♀️ Services offered: Facial treatments, massage, body treatments, manicures & pedicures, men’s services, esthetics, hair design, advanced skin care, 30 day detox program as well as the Holtz Algo-Slim
Holtz Spa believes in the harmony of the mind, body and spirit. Here, you will discover the ultimate relaxation escape situated in the heart of the Byward Market. Feel your stress and tension melt away as you enter the calming and aromatic treatment rooms. This exceptional sensorial experience will leave you feeling balanced, relaxed and rejuvenated. Along with a range of different treatments, Holtz also offers medical aesthetics that are designed to treat a variety of skincare concerns.
11 York Street, Ottawa
💆♀️ Services offered: Eyebrow microblading, lash extensions, makeup and tinting, massage, facials, body treatments, manicures & pedicures, waxing
At york street spa, the technicians understand that every individual is different. Because of this, their highly skilled staff understands that each person responds differently to stress and everyday surroundings. Therefore, each client is treated for their personal and unique needs. York Street Spa’s goal is to aid in reaching not only their client’s ultimate relaxation but also their physiological, emotional and spiritual peak.
369 Napoleon Street, Carleton Place
💆♀️ Services offered: Massage therapy, facials, manicures & pedicures, professional makeup, waxing & sugaring, microblading, lash extensions, body treatments, injections, microneedling, medical facial peels and microdermabrasion
Mahogany is a full-service salon and spa that offers two locations. One in Carleton Place and the other in Stittsvile. They offer an extensive list of services that includes everything from simple manicures all the way to dermal filler injections. The spa caters to both men and women including bridal parties or bachelorette groups. They are dedicated to their attention to detail and quality while staying on-trend with the many services they offer.
16 chemin Nordik, Chelsea, Quebec
💆♀️ Services offered: Massage, face & body treatments, thermotherapy outdoor cold & hot baths, wet & dry saunas, 4 award-winning restaurants, a saltwater flotation pool, yoga and meditation rooms, an exfoliation room, outdoor massage pavilions, Källa treatment and Aufguss ritual
You can’t discuss Ottawa’s top spas without mentioning Spa Nordikl! If you are an Ottawa native, chances are, you have been to this Scandanavian spa experience at some point. If you haven’t, then it is time to make the trip! Norik Spa-Nature has so much to offer from its luxurious pools to the relaxing atmosphere in the forest, to the unique and interesting Aufguss ritual. You will always leave Nordik feeling like a new person!
We hope you have enjoyed these top 10 spa experiences in the Ottawa area! Anytime is a good time to offer yourself some pampering and a well-deserved day to yourself. This is not only great for your body, but also your mind and soul.
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Looking for a luxurious place to stay after your relaxing treatments? Be sure to check out our post with Ottawa’s top luxury hotels!