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Strøm Nordic Spa: where thermal baths, massages, beauty treatments and gastronomy coexist.

The practice of ritual bathing for health spans centuries and cultures, from Turkish hammams to Japanese onsens. Now, you can soak up Nordic-style hydrotherapy closer to home, at Strøm Nordic Spa’s four Québec locations. The experience involves cycling through intervals of hot, cold and rest: first, raise your body temperature in the Finnish dry saunas, eucalyptus steam baths or outdoor hot tubs; next, chill in the brisk Nordic baths, waterfalls or cold showers; finally, recover in the relaxation areas. The body-mind benefits include improving skin’s elasticity, promoting blood circulation and melting away stress.

A room in a Nordic spa with a steaming pool and a bunch of trees outside the windows, which make up all of the visible walls.

While water therapy is steeped in tradition, Strøm’s aesthetic offers a modern twist, and each location was designed with its surrounding environment in mind. At the new Vieux-Québec destination, where the contemporary layout pays tribute to old wharves, spa goers can take in views of St. Lawrence River. The venue has won le prix du public en architecture from the Ordre des architectes du Québec as well as the award in the spa/spa hotel category at The International Hotel & Property Awards 2019. For a worldly wellness experience with a Canadian sense of place, there’s nowhere like Strøm.

Where to Find Strøm Spas

Vieux-Québec, 515, boul. Champlain.

Sherbrooke, 1705, rue Roy.

Île-des-Sœurs (Montréal), 1001, boul. de la Forêt.

Mont-Saint-Hilaire, 641, ch. de la Montagne.

For more information, visit stromspa.com.