Spa Savanna offers a little slice of paradise in one of Montreal’s historical working class regions. Built on a founding principle that you are your neighbourhood, the selection of the spa’s location was purposeful, explains Don Anderson, spa director.
“All three of us (Anderson and the co-owners Elizabeth and Catharine Lipsz) live in this neighbourhood,” he explains. “The spa could have gone anywhere – it could be ‘where the money is’ but a conscious decision was made based on our philosophy. There are spas dedicated to beauty and aesthetics, and then there are spas like ours, dedicated to finding that beauty in wellness. And no neighbourhood should have to go without that.”
Since opening its doors in April 2006, Spa Savanna quickly gained popularity and a reputation for excellence, and the neighbourhood grew up as well, spurred by Montreal’s exploding real estate market. Today, it’s a little less shocking to learn of a luxury day spa in St. Henri.