Opened in 1994, Botanica Day Spa is a favorite with locals and visitors alike, prompting them to expand to a bigger location in the near future. Treatments cover a wide range of options from speed waxing, to lash extensions and customized facials and massages. Always leading the list are Brazilian bikini waxing and brow shaping as well as the dermaplaning facial, which exfoliates the skin, ridding it of the fine vellus hair (peach fuzz), so that it can better absorb products. Specialty massages such as the Thai blends the custom massage with stretching techniques developed in Thailand. Special "boosters" such as a salt scrub or scalp massage can be added to any treatment for an extra cost. Of special note is their infrared sauna, which instead of overwhelming you with strong heat, goes directly to the body, increasing blood circulation, relaxing muscles and detoxify.
123 North Fort Harrison Avenue,
St. Petersburg / Clearwater, FL
Spas: "Sign up for a spa membership. It will entitle you to special discounts every month."
Best for Spas Because: The services are great, the atmosphere is soothing and they pull out all the stops to make clients feel special.