A journey towards relaxation

Be adventurous and embrace extreme temperatures, silence, and digital detox in a journey towards wellness. Scandinave Spa will defy your expectations of what relaxation looks and feels like. Set your intention and trust the process. 

Your relaxation journey will challenge you as you move through intense stages of heat and cold. Deep relaxation is finally found when silence, breath and stillness unite. Settle into rest, calm the mind and centre on the present.  


Hot | 15 Minutes

Enjoy the heat

Increasing body temperature causes the blood vessels on the surface of the skin to dilate, reducing blood pressure and improving blood flow to the skin and muscles so a state of calm and introspection can be achieved.

The dry sauna is the hottest installation of the thermal journey. Turn the hourglass over once inside the sauna and challenge yourself to stay 15 minutes in extreme heat. It is key to control your breathing.

Cold | 30 Seconds

Embrace the cold

This step causes the pores of the skin to close, trapping previously absorbed heat, and increasing blood pressure thus priming the body to eliminate toxins and the muscles to release tension.

The cold plunge is the coldest installation of the thermal journey. Breathe consciously as you submerge yourself, with control, from head to toe. As the shock of the extreme cold takes your breath away, control your instinct to exit and embrace the challenge of staying submerged for a few seconds or up to a few minutes.

Relax | 15 Minutes

Live in the moment

Treat yourself to a period of complete rest. Sit back and relax. Close your eyes and enjoy the benefits of thermal therapy. During this step, resting helps the body resume normal blood circulation and heart rate.

This is an ideal time to introduce yourself to meditation. Concentrate on breathing deeply and evenly while quieting racing thoughts so the mind can fall silent, and the body can focus on recovery. Go further with your relaxation and make the conscious effort to bring the mind back to the present during these singular moments of calm and introspection.

Man enjoying the hot pool at Scandinave Spa Old Montreal, part of the relaxation journey.



Improves sleep quality ● Improves physical performance ● Stimulates the immune system ● Improves blood flow

Woman enjoying the hot pool at Scandinave Spa Old Montreal, part of the relaxation journey with hydrotherapy.



Supports mental health ● Releases tension ● Improves memory and alertness ● Stimulates creativity

Maximize the benefits

Trust the process

Disconnect from electronic devices.

The absence of electronic devices on site is essential to everyone’s relaxation. Disconnect for a few hours and feel the benefits. Smartphones, e-readers and laptops belong in the lockers.

Cultivate silence and lose the notion of time.

The white noise of the thermal waterfall may sound unfamiliar but silence is essential to achieve deep relaxation. Silence is the antidote to the constant stimulation of a noisy, hyper-connected world.

Embrace an exclusive journey.

We welcome guests 18 years and over, to dedicate themselves to our curated silent and digital free spaces. This opportunity for introspection and relaxation is our commitment to you.

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Your journey, your way

Your reservation guarantees your access to the spa at a secured check-in time the day of your choice, two towels, robe rental and a locker. Once checked-in, there is no time limit to enjoy your experience.

The Thermal Journey is always available for walk-in guests, but is subject to a waitlist when the spa is at capacity. Includes access to thermal therapy adventure for the day, upon availability, two towels and a locker. Bathrobes available to rent for additional fee. There is no time limit to enjoy your experience.

Book the ultimate relaxation getaway and make the most of your spa visit by adding a relaxation or specialized massage for 60 or 120 minutes massage to your Thermal Journey.


Massage Therapy

Find the massage that best suits your needs among the traditional massage methods offered by our qualified team of massage therapists.

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