FAQ

Where does the word Ovarium come from?

“Ova” was the trademark of a floatation bath manufacturer in the 1980s. The word “Ovarium” contains the Latin ovum, meaning egg, which refers to the ovoid form of our floatation baths and quite symbolically, a return to our initial life source.

Sponsorship requests

Please send your sponsorship requests at commandites(@)spaovarium.com, or by mail at

Spa Ovarium, 400 Beaubien east Montreal, Quebec, H2S 1S3

Your request will be studied with care by the department head of sponsorships and you'll automatically receive a notice confirming that your request has been received. But only if your request is accepted will a personalized response with the terms of the agreement be sent to you: because of the quantity of such requests, we can only follow up on those we approve.

Communication, Requests for Partnerships

For all partnership, publicity and marketing requests please contact Vincent Meloche (by email only)  at vincent@ovarium.com

Persons with reduced mobility – Did you know?

Ovarium is a Spa accessible to people with reduced mobility! We simply ask you that you specify if you are in a wheelchair when you get an appointment so that a spot on the first floor can be reserved for you. Accessibility to certain services may be limited (depending on the degree of autonomy). Please ask the reception about this.

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From what age can my child experience Pulsar (PSiO) and NeuroSpa treatments?

We accept children of at least 8 years of age for Pulsar (PSiO) and NeuroSpa treatments. However, it is the responsibility of the parent to judge the maturity of their child.

From what age can my child use a Floatation Bath?
Minimum age required: 11 years
  • A parent or guardian in the room must accompany children 11 years of age during the entire hour of the treatment.
  • Floatation Bath is not recommended for young girls who have not had their first menstruation. Why? It’s simply a question of vaginal PH.

Is massage for children allowed ?

A child must be at least 11 years old to get a massage at Ovarium. In addition, in order to conform to the regulations of Spa Relais Santé, a health assessment must be signed by a parent or guardian for any child under the age of 16. The parent or guardian must also be present during the massage.

What results from cancelling my appointment after the time established by your policy?

If you cancel at the last minute (without canceling trough our policy of 7:00 P.M. the day before), we will charge you the total of the value of this cancelled appointment .

Till when can I cancel or modify my appointment time?

You have until 7:00 PM the eve of your appointment to modify or cancel it. If you are a group of 3 or more people, we ask that you cancel or modify your appointment at least 48 hours in advance.

Is it preferable to reserve an appointment way in advance?
Reservations are required for all our services. We recommend you reserve in advance for better availabilities.  
Do you have any parking available?

It's pretty easy to find parking on the nearby streets. But please be sure to check the hours on signs for reserved parking spots, paid parking, and sticker-holder areas at all times.

How can I be sure that no one will try to use my account, getting a massage using my subscription under my name?

Client information is confidential, and it's highly improbable that someone will use someone else's name to pay. Nevertheless, in case there's doubt, all appointments paid with a subscription can be traced in the system and verified.

Do your gift certificates have an expiry date?

The gift certificates issued by Ovarium do not have an expiry date. However, discount coupons and gift certificates that our partners issue (i.e. La Forfaiterie) usually carry terms and conditions of use as well as an expiry date, all of which are printed directly on the coupon or certificate.

Do you also offer beauty services (pedicure, manicure, etc)?

Our primary mission is to offer a space dedicated to relaxation and rejuvenation for the body and mind. Therefore all of our services are dedicated to that mission, whether it is Floatation Bath, Massage, Pulsar or NeuroSpa.

Is it possible to receive a massage in the same room as someone else?
Our massage therapy rooms were designed to only accommodate one person at a time.
Is it possible to share a floatation bath with someone?

The floatation bath is a personal relaxation area of rejuvenation and growth. The space was carefully designed to comfortably accommodate one person. It isn't suitable for two or more people.

I am pregnant. May I float or should I get a massage instead?

The floatation bath is ideal for pregnant women as it allows them to experience weightlessness. Also, contrary to Thermal Spas where temperature variations can be an issue, there are no contraindications for floatation baths where the water is kept at the skin's natural temperature.

What should be first? Floatation Bath or Massage?
Floating before a massage:  in the Therapeutic Floating Bath, the body, the senses and the perceptions are initially subdued; from there follows a deep sense of relaxation, like an initiatory pause. With the massage, the body experiences a sensory rebirth from a trained expert with an intelligent and organized touch, accompanied by music selected for its evocative qualities. Floating after a massage:  after massage, the experience of self-presence offered by the floatation bath favours the integration of the beneficial act of touch. The sensory isolation also allows savouring this sensation in ideal conditions without any disturbance.   Pulsar or NeuroSpa will be suggested as a prelude to either because the relaxation experience of sound and light will bring you quickly and easily into a relaxed state. This will allow you to further appreciate your bath or massage because you'll already be in an ideal state to take advantage of their beneficial effects within minutes of starting them.
Do you suggest a recommended order when treatments are combined?
How floatation bath and massage are combined is a personal preference so it's entirely up to you. Our services combine perfectly in any way and one treatment will amplify the benefits of the next in any order. We do strongly recommend you have a Pulsar treatment before your floatation bath or massage sessions
How long do our services last?
Floatation Baths: A Floatation Bath lasts 60 minutes and the sessions are 90 minutes apart. Session Overview:  
  • A detailed introduction is given to clients who are experiencing the floatation bath for the first time.
 
  • A mandatory shower is required before entering the floatation bath.
 
  • One complete hour of floating.
 
  • A rinsing shower after the session.
  Massage: A massage session lasts 60 minutes and the sessions are 90 minutes apart. Session Overview:  
  • Discussion with the massage therapist for health assessment and an understanding of the client's needs.
 
  • One complete hour of massage.
 
  • Closing discussion with the massage therapist.
 
  • Tea at the relaxation lounge.
 
  • On request, it's possible for you to have a shower after your massage, in one of our bath areas.
  Pulsar A Pulsar session lasts 30 minutes and the sessions are 45 minutes apart.   Session Overview:  
  • Installation and explanation of the Pulsar experience.
  • 30 minutes of treatment.
  NeuroSpa A NeuroSpa session lasts 30 minutes and the sessions are 45 minutes apart.   Session Overview:  
  • Installation and explanation of the NeuroSpa experience.
  • 30 minutes of treatment.
I know that flashing lights can trigger epileptic episodes. Am I at risk?

Only a small percentage of the population are unaware that they suffer from epilepsy (i.e. about one in 20,000). For these people, pulsating lights like a strobe can cause discomfort. If you experience any discomfort, simply remove the glasses.

Is Pulsar (PSiO) dangerous for the eyes?

No. The lights used in the glasses are tiny light emitting diodes (LEDs) which are quite safe and actually of a lower intensity than a regular light bulb. During a session, we recommend you keep your eyes closed to remain in a deeper state of relaxation. If desired, we can adjust the brightness to suit your preference.

Is it necessary to be completely undressed for your services?

With regards to floatation baths, we strongly recommend experiencing them without clothes for the most comfortable experience. For massage, a cover will always cover you and only the area being massaged is uncovered in order to respect your privacy; it's more comfortable if you're not wearing anything but we respect the wishes of our guests should they want to keep any measure of clothing on.

Are your massage therapists trained (masseur versus massage therapists)?
All of our massage therapists have received certified training and are members of a recognized association.
If my hair was recently dyed, is there a risk that the Floatation Bath water might affect the hair colour?

The Epsom Salt and other cleaning products that we use in the water will not affect your hair colouring in any way.  However, it's very important to carefully wash your hair prior to using our floatation baths to make sure none of your hair colouring products gets mixed in to the floatation bath water.

Are there any contraindications (allergies or others) that would prevent anyone from enjoying a floatation bath?

There are no known contraindications to Floatation Baths. However, it is possible that the Epsom salt may irritate any skin sensitivity or wounds. This is why it's best to avoid floating when you have a skin rash or other serious outbreak. If only a small region of your skin is affected, petroleum jelly can be applied to prevent the salt from coming in contact with the sensitive region, allowing the float experience to be a pleasant and comfortable one.

Is there any iodine in Epsom salt?
Epsom salt is free of iodine, therefore safe to use if you're allergic to iodine.
What is Epsom salt and what benefits does it have?

Epsom salt is the common name of magnesium sulphate. When large quantities are dissolved in water as it is in our floatation baths (where more than 2000 cups of it are used), it allows the body to float effortlessly on water. It is also known for its therapeutic effects: helping blood and lymphatic circulation, reducing muscle tension, improving sleep, helping in the control of one's emotions, and reducing stress. It is also used as a safe and natural laxative or purgative solution. Epsom Salt can be purchased in most regular drugstores.

Is the water contained in each floatation bath changed between clients? How are they cleaned?

The liquid in the floatation baths is composed of water, Epsom salt and safe cleaning products, all of which are filtered between each session. Additionally, many tests and cleaning procedures are carried out on a daily basis and our water is sampled and tested many times a day in order to guarantee that the highest quality standards are met.

Can I eat at Ovarium?

You may want to bring a small snack.  You also have the option to buy our nuts, granola bars, and health patties at reasonable prices.

What must I bring?
At Ovarium, everything is provided: towels, robes, sandals, shampoo, soap, creams, dryers, etc... Please bring something to put your contact lenses into while you’re in the tank.
What are your business hours?
We are open from 9 AM to 10:30 PM every day.   We're open throughout the holiday season, except for the 25th of December and the 1st of January. Our schedule from December 24th to January 1st is as follows:
  • December 24th: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • December 25th: Closed
  • December 26th: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • December 27th to 30th: 9:00 AM to 10:30 PM
  • December 31st 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
 
How many Endermolift treatments (Cellu M6 Facial) are needed to get a result?
From the first session the results are visible: your skin is velvety, your complexion is radiant! To obtain deeper results, the treatment must be repeated to maintain over time the desired changes. Indeed, the CelluM6 is a non-aggressive and effective anti-aging cellular stimulation, which activates the synthesis of collagen and elastin while promoting cell renewal. It is therefore the repetition of this cell stimulation which gives the skin the appearance of health and tone while maintaining similar results. The anti-aging cellular stimulation by CelluM6 is part of a healthy lifestyle, like going to the gym to stay in shape, in addition to having a radiant and rejuvenated complexion, this effective, non-invasive technique prevents premature aging of cells.
Is the CelluM6 facial treatment helps to minimize facial pores ? “
The facial CelluM6 Endermolift help improve the appearance of the skin and pores, among others thanks to the natural stimulation of collagen production . If your goal is specifically related to regain normal size of the pores of your skin, we recommend you go to a technique that is used for this purpose , such as microdermabrasion .