15 Spas and Retreats Across the U.S. That Everyone Deserves to Experience

What does self-care look like to you? A DIY facial? A night in with your favorite bottle of wine? A solo date to your favorite restaurant? Whatever it may be, there’s one practice that we can all agree is the ultimate form of R&R: a trip to the spa. The soothing music, rich aromas, and overall feeling of stillness is simply unmatched. Amid the chaos of everyday life, a good spa day has never been more sought after or appreciated.

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So if you’re currently on the hunt for the ultimate escape, either in your backyard or across state lines, here are 15 editor-approved options that are guaranteed to relax you.

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Tucked in the rustic hills of Scottsdale, Arizona, this 5-star spa boasts an extensive service menu and unmatched zen. Whether you’re looking for a solo retreat or are opting for group services in the bachelorette capitol of the country, there’s no better place to treat yourself or others.

Treatment to Try: The Pinnacle Facial. Geared toward both the face and body, this anti-inflammatory facial utilizes gold to illuminate the complexion all while the body is draped in an exfoliating scrub and finished with gold shimmer oil.

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    Dubbed the world’s first “social wellness club” with locations in New York City and L.A., Remedy Place aims to make you feel better, inside and out. Membership prices vary by location, and each tier includes select treatments per month with unlimited cryotherapy.

    Treatment to Try: Lymphatic Compression. There’s no better external detox than this. With Remedy Place’s FDA-approved compression suit, this takes lymphatic drainage to new heights.

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      A part of the renowned Aman Group, the Jackson Hole, Wyoming property possesses a particular level of luxury. Taking a holistic approach to wellness, the facility boasts tranquil mountain views, movement studios, and eucalyptus steam rooms.

      Treatment to Try: Grounding Journey. Prepare for 180 minutes of harmonious magic. Featuring a massage ritual, a body polish and wrap, and face ritual, this treatment is for “those seeking reconnection, stillness and perspective.”

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        Nestled inside one of the most luxurious hotels in Houston, Texas, this 20,000-square-foot spa provides a sensory journey driven by holistic and ceremonial anti-aging rituals.


        Treatment to Try: The Illuminate Facial. As the only hotel spa in Texas to offer the “IN-SKIN” facial machine, an innovative technology that integrates six high-performance facial functions, this treatment incorporates air massage, microdermabrasion, radiofrequency, and oxygen. The result? A plumper, more radiant, and smoother appearance.

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          Guided by the Five Elements theory, a day at Chuan will leave you feeling renewed, nurtured, and restored. If you’re looking for a completely unplugged experience, you’re in luck—phones aren’t permitted in any treatment rooms or relaxation lounges.

          Treatment to Try: Chuan Jet Lag Revival. Grappling with jet lag, fatigue, mental exhaustion, or all of the above? You’re in luck. While an Herbal Salt Scrub energizes the skin, a Chuan Harmony Massage works to relieve you of tiredness, stress, muscle aches, and tension. That’s not all—a deep tissue foot massage finishes off the treatment.

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            Overlooking the skyline in Austin, Texas, Fairmont Spa prides itself on utilizing naturally sourced, high-quality organic ingredients to create unique spa experiences.

            Treatment to Try: Fairmont Austin Signature Body Treatment. The spa’s signature offering incorporates dry brush techniques, an aromatic wrap, intensive hydration balm, and a collagen gemstone face mask.

            rescue spa nyc and philly

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              NYC and Phili’s premiere full-service day spa refers to itself as an “urban wellness boutique” and has a robust luxury retail boutique packed with the best in beauty. The space is a favorite for true beauty aficionados—known for its experienced estheticians and world-class product offerings.

              Treatment to Try: The Ionixlight Facial. Who says that non-invasive treatments can’t deliver a serious transformation? Microcurrents, oxygen therapy, Biosonix ultrasound, radio frequency, and an LED panel with ionized oxygen technology combine for dramatic results.

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                A favorite of celebs like Oprah Winfrey and Elizabeth Taylor, this 600-acre slice of Cali paradise has topped just about every best-of travel list out there—and for good reason. With the requirement of a one-week stay, the luxurious spa offers a myriad of options.

                Treatment to Try: Lakshmi Marma. The treatment of marma point therapy may seem simple, but its impact is huge. With subtle finger pressure, this treatment blends warm oil and pranic flow.

                the salamander

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                  Ask any Washingtonian the must-try spa in the city, and you can bet their answer will be the Salamander. With locations all over the world, the chain has a particularly dedicated fanbase in the nation’s capital.

                  Treatment to Try: Revitalizing Treatment. Created to counter the fast-paced D.C. lifestyle, dry brush exfoliation followed by a 24k gold-infused scrub helps to heal daily wear and tear of the skin, leaving you ready to take on the rest of your day.

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                    Whether you opt for a day trip or would prefer an overnight getaway, Shou Sugi is sure to be a visit you won’t regret. The Japanese-influenced wellness house looks like something out of a dream, and is truly an Instagrammer’s paradise.

                    Treatment to Try: SSBH Signature Massage. Targeting your individual areas of focus, the spa’s signature blend of jojoba oil infused with ylang-ylang, rose geranium, and bergamot essential oils releases an intoxicating aroma that encourages immediate relaxation.

                    mii amo spa

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                      Secluded amongst red rocks and pines in Sedona, Arizona, a trip to Mii Amo will feel like the ultimate reset of mind, body and soul. When you’re not indulging in the endless spa menu, you can try a different kind of menu at one of the many incredible restaurants on-site.

                      Treatment to Try: Ancestral Stone Massage. Lean on the powers of your ancestors through cold and hot stones that are meant to support healing. Basalt stones are used for their thermodynamic ability to maintain heat and transfer energy. Then, marble stones are kept cold to benefit the cardiovascular system and relax muscles.

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                        Equally as chic as the city and hotel it occupies, this spa is perfect for a quick disconnect from the bustle and electrifying energy of Miami Beach.

                        Treatment to Try: Royal Facial. Powered by the acclaimed Laboratory of Dermatology at Omorovicza, this opulent and customized facial brightens, firms, and re-energizes skin of all ages. The use of infused gold and diamonds shows that this facial undoubtedly lives up to its name.

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                          Located in the new Resorts World Las Vegas, this water-driven space certainly deviates from the usual energy of Sin City. Whatever you do, make sure you conclude or kick off your time with a visit into one of the six transformative vitality pools.

                          Treatment to Try. Art Of Aufguss. You’ve probably experienced a sauna before, but never like this. Surrounded by the infusion of concentrated heat and aromatherapy, a sauna attendant curates a 30-minute choreographed dance routine with music, lighting, and towel art.

                          the wellhouse at blackberry farm

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                            If you’re looking to slow down amongst the Smoky Mountains and a fully-operating farm, take a beat here. While spa treatments are available for both in-house and outside guests, we suggest a few nights at Blackberry Farm to get the full experience.

                            Treatment to Try: Appalachian Body Purification. Ground coffee beans, sarsaparilla, honey, tobacco, and black silt clay come together to completely purify. Applied with a micro-mitt, the deep exfoliation stimulates the lymphatic system.

                            stillwell spa

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                              Part of Snowpine Lodge, which dates back to the late 1800s, Stillwell Spa (and its modern updates) will take your breath away, and then some. The oxygen bars and six treatment rooms all come with a view of the snowy slopes.

                              Treatment to Try. High Altitude Recovery Massage. The altitude of 8,500 feet can certainly do a number on the body, but this therapeutic massage merges firm pressure and stretching to aid in relieving tension, increasing circulation, and improving your overall well-being. This is ideal on the front-end of any Utah getaway.

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