MASSAGE, MANICURE, REPEAT

Ten spas to destress, relax and rejuvenate

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By Lianna Matt

Make sure to get some TLC during your time in Minneapolis and St. Paul with 10 of our favorite spas. Whether you're trying to fit in some “me time” in between family outings or you're planning a full weekend of romance and relaxation, we have you covered. As a bonus, we even threw in some hotel spas if you want to do as little moving as possible.

10 Day Spas to Destress:

Accolades Salon Spa is going to make you feel your best no matter your time crunch. Massages can go from 20-80 minutes; facials can be as quick as a five minute refresh or a melt-worthy Reiki healing, lymphatic system massage and skin treatment.

Drift off into a meditative state at Awaken for Wellness. A float pool, massage services, sauna and an Awaken Room that combines the best of those (think heat, salt, yoga and massages) make up the main services.

Girls weekend spa dayThe Marsh is a full wellness center that gives you contentment the moment you see its picturesque facility that overlooks a tranquil marsh. The Marsh caters to your every need, whether you want pure relaxation with single or packaged spa services or more long term services like therapy pools, diet and exercise guidance.

It’s the details that make the difference at the Men’s Spa Salon. Gentlemen are greeted with a complimentary cappuccino or espresso, and a haircut involves a pre-cut style consultation, clean T-shirt to change into, facial, hot towel treatment and scalp massage. Other services include massages, waxes, and nail care.

Rick and Tracy Fiebiger began Phresh in 2007, and now the spa has two locations, one at Grand Avenue and the other at West End. Rick makes sure the supportive service culture he helped lead at Best Buy lives out at Phresh, and Tracy makes sure every visitor feels and looks their best—and after training under masters such as Aveda’s Horst Rechelbacher, she knows what she’s doing.

Riverstone Salon and Wellness Center’s foundation is on three core services: the medical spa that offers procedures like microneedling and dermaplaning, Riverstone Chriropractic and Wellness Center, and the salon that offers every pretty and pampering services you could want.  

While Sabai Body Temple is a great spa in general, its sweet spot is the Couples Only offerings, which include mud treatments, massages, aromatherapy and hot stone treatments.

Spalon Montage has three locations and more than 25 years under their belt. The spa and salon has diverse services to make your TLC retreat whatever you want it to be with options like makeup and hair styling, massages, facials and holistic healing options such as reflexology.  

With two locations, you have no excuse not to go to Spot Spa. The holistic treatments they have go on and on, including Ayurvedic bodywork, which is a mix of Swedish massage, crystal healing, CranioSacral therapy, chakra energy balance and more. More typical offerings include massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, but you can bet they’re the creme de la creme there, too.

No matter how much you love your curls, Twisted Hare FKA East 42nd Street Salon loves them more. Curly hair is its bread and butter, but all hair is welcome. Services include other pampering musts, like massages.

Hotel Spas:

For the ultimate getaway, you don’t even have to leave your hotel. Ivy Spa Club is located within Hotel Ivy and offers services including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, body wraps, exfoliants, and cosmetic procedures like Botox and hair removal. If the list gets overwhelming, Ivy Spa’s packages wrap up relaxation in a nice bow. Pick from options like the Ivy Retreat, which is a 50-minute Ivy Signature Massage followed by a 50-minute Ivy Signature Facial. Check out the Radisson BluThe Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis or the Loews Hotel for more prime picks.

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