Is there a better reward for a stressful day or week than some time at a spa? But let's be honest. There really doesn't even have to be a reason to give yourself some pampering. We've done some extensive personal testing to find the best spas in the Twin Cities and Rochester for you to check out. Maybe we'll see you there!
reVamp! gained national attention when it was featured on Oprah Winfrey's show in 1995. They haven't lost sight of their mission "to inspire beauty and enrich lives in a spirit of friendliness, professionalism and joy." Along with traditional spa services, they offer signature makeovers and "mankovers" that can include hair styling, makeup and wardrobe analysis.
If you want basic services and don't need all the bells and whistles, head to Aveda's training facility across the river from downtown. It's housed in a five-story historical building dating back to the 1920s, providing an elegant and relaxing ambiance. Haircuts start at just $17 and you can get a 60-minute facial or massage for only $45.
Estetica is in the historic Blair Arcade building located in St. Paul's Cathedral Hill District. The multilevel facility includes more than 7,000 square feet of space, giving a spacious feel of luxury. Try a refreshing Caribbean Therapy Wrap or Rosemary Mint Wrap for an all-over treatment. Manicures and pedicures are given in their private nail spa.
This family-owned-and-operated spa is located in a 100-year-old, two-story Victorian home on St. Paul's historic Grand Avenue. Their team-based model is expressed in their mission to, "Be the best at serving others." Every associate at phresh is dedicated to making you feel special inside and outside. Enjoy a "girls' day out" with their comprehensive Bliss package, featuring seven hours of pampering from head to toe.
Healing Touch in downtown Rochester is all about the restorative powers of massage and education about its importance in an allover wellness program. Services include basic and specialty massages with add-ons like aromatherapy and foot and hand scrubs. Their Chair Massage is an effective way to quickly dissipate a headache or sore neck as well as provide maintenance between regular sessions.
At Lasata, their concern for the well-being of clients is combined with a deep respect for the environment. Their spa packages are given "green" names such as Aspen, Willow and Juniper. Lasata's full menu of spa services includes a 90-minute sea salt treatment to exfoliate the skin for a smoother feel and more even tone.
When you really want to feel pampered, what's your favorite service or treatment? Let us know in the comments!