Le Spa

Hotel Le St-James, Montreal

Treatment: Myoxi-Caviar Mask and Green Coffee Body Wrap, 120 min

Sensation: Feeling priceless

The setting is worthy of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Occupying what was once the vault of a 19th-century bank building, Le Spa is lockdown luxury. A heated robe hangs at the ready in the individual changing suite. Stepping into a shadowy treatment chamber lit by Gothic candelabras, the metal door clicks shut behind me like a safe. They know their valuables here: The Swiss Pevonia line uses Russian sturgeon roe and pearl extracts for the Myoxi-Caviar Mask, which hardens during a hand and foot massage. A wrap of pulverized green coffee swaths the body in a grainy antioxidant substance that claims to fight cellulite. A celebrity favourite, it doesn’t come cheap – but it works, even for people who might have denied they had cellulite in the first place.