Nothing beats a day spent enjoying a spa service, from massages and facials to luxury manicures and pedicures, if you’re a local or a visitor to Boston. That’s even wonderful when done at a high-end spa, which Boston has plenty of.
1. G20 Spa & Salon
G20 Spa & Salon (pronounced gee-two-oh) is Boston’s largest day spa, with 17,000 square feet dedicated to “rejuvenating while integrating the mind, body, and soul.”
Use the Experience Room, Relaxation Lounge, Fireside Lounge, Meditation Room, Salt Cave, and Flotation Pod, among other treatment rooms. Choose from traditional spa treatments like a CBD massage, Himalayan salt rejuvenation, Reiki, and the G20 trademark facial to more innovative choices like a CBD massage, Himalayan salt rejuvenation, Reiki, and the G20 signature facial.
Founder Joyce Hampers saw a chance to offer not only spa services, but also more extensive luxury beauty treatments and amenities for ladies, men, and couples, all under one roof when she founded Giuliano in 1994. The spa was renamed G20 Spa & Salon and relocated to its new site in 2018 after 11 years of success.
2. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston
For a long time, the 16,000-square-foot Spa at Mandarin Oriental in Boston’s Back Bay has been regarded as one of the city’s most luxurious spas. This isn’t your usual spa, where massages and facials are the only services offered. They provide one-of-a-kind treatments that combine modern procedures with Eastern traditional remedies, many of which are unavailable elsewhere.
Arrive 45 minutes early for your treatment and enjoy the spa’s amenities, including the quartz crystal steam room, vitality pool, and ice fountain. If you can’t decide which treatment to have from the spa menu, try their unique Oriental Qi therapy.
Starting in December 2019, the spa became the first in the nation to offer Aromatherapy Associates’ Forest Therapy Journey, which incorporates meditation and massage, as well as a foot mud mask and scalp massage, and is inspired by the Japanese art of Shinrin-Yoku.
3. Equinox Spa
Equinox is well-known as a high-end fitness center, but many people are unaware that they also provide spa services to both members and non-members.
There are many facials to choose from that focus on radiance, anti-aging, or firmness and use different Caudalie and 3LAB skincare brands. Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, collagen masks, and other popular facial treatments include their Hydrafacial (which combines chemical peel hydradermabrasion), microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and more.
Many of their spa massages are aimed at fitness buffs, addressing issues like muscular recuperation, flexibility, and tissue regeneration. Try out their body treatments and waxing choices if facials and massages aren’t your things. There are multiple Equinox locations in Boston, and the menus differ in each location.
4. Bella Santé
Bella Santé is conveniently located on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay, one of the city’s most prominent retail districts. The co-founder of Bella Santé grew up with a mother and grandmother who instilled in her the value of self-care, which has been at the heart of the day spa’s philosophy from its inception in 1996.
From full-body scrubs and massages to peppermint foot therapy, you can’t go wrong with any of their therapies. The CBD Massage and Naturopathica Holistic Hydrafacial are two of their newest therapies. Before making a reservation, look over their promotions to see if there are any holiday packages available.
Exhale is another highly rated Boston spa, with sites in both the Back Bay and the North End’s Battery Wharf. Back Bay was the city’s initial location, and Battery Wharf is a more recent flagship location with waterfront views. Massages, facials (including personalized facials with peels), acupuncture, manicures, and more are all available. Barre, cardio, yoga, and HIIT programs are also available at both Boston sites, with Battery Wharf adding Core Cycling to the mix.