There are days that call for absolute relaxation. As much as I like to think I lead a relatively balanced life (like sleeping enough, eating well enough etc.), the truth of the matter is, when it comes to pampering, I don’t do hardly enough. We all deserve to take a little time out of our busy lives to slow down and relax, that’s why I love having a spa like Saint-Jude Gym and Spa so close.

st-jude-3img_0779-2I’ve been to Saint-Jude Spa a couple of times over the last few years but on my latest visit I decided to amp it up a little and get a massage from Studio Bliss. I rarely get massages but I needed to work out a few kinks after a stressful few months. Saint-Jude and Studio Bliss were happy to accommodate and I had one of the best hour-long massages of my life at the spa. Jessica was perfect in her approach and made sure I was comfortable, asking me what exactly it was that I needed. I spend way too much time in front of a computer and my upper back has been paying for it. She paid close attention to the area and today I feel amazing. Maybe next time I will take one of their yoga classes

st-jude-1img_0824After the massage I took advantage of the rest of the spa’s services which include a dry sauna, a eucalyptus bath, two outdoor hot tubs and a cold bath – all the greatest hits of the Nordic spas Montreal loves so much. Relaxing in the sun after a perfect massage was an excellent way to spend a couple of hours. It’s hard to believe you’re sitting above one of the busiest streets in the city.

st-jude-2The sounds of water flowing, birds chirping and wind breezing through the trees is music to my ears and returning to Saint-Jude Spa again soon is high on my list.

For more information on the spa, visit their website here.

Image credit: David Major-Lapierre