Relax and Rejuvenate at Tampa's Premier Spas



Visitors to Tampa will find plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind at one of the area's many quality spas. Whether you are looking for cutting-edge technology or wish to take a dip in healing mineral waters, there is an option perfect for you. To help you decide on the best spa for your needs, 10 Best has put together a list of ten of the most popular options to choose from.

Safety Harbor Resort and Spa is one of America's most historic spa resorts. Development of the spa began in the early 1900s to take advantage of several natural mineral springs located on the property. Today the resort combines the natural healing power of the springs with state-of-the-art equipment and treatments to restore and rejuvenate.

If you're looking for the latest and most up-to-date equipment and techniques available, there are several local spas you might want to try. For example, Renu Ultra Spa offers guests the opportunity to bask in their innovative infrared sauna or try their new Slim Line Collagen Red O2 Hydration Pod in addition to a full line of organic facials and massage treatments.

If you're new to the spa experience, keep in mind that there are strict cancellation rules. So make sure to keep your appointment. Also, try and get there early so you can change into a comfortable robe and relax with a beverage before your appointment. Finally, the custom is to completely disrobe, but don't let that make you uncomfortable, spa professionals are well-used to draping guests to preserve modesty.



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Renu Ultra Spa is a full-service spa located in Tampa's Carrollwood neighborhood. The spa provides a full range of organic massages, facials, and body treatments. In addition, Renu specializes in providing access to innovative, state-of-the-art spa equipment. For example, their cutting-edge Sunlighten mPulse Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna has been shown to have an impact on lowering blood pressure, weight loss and pain management. Similarly, their Slim Line Collagen Red O2 Hydration Pod is the only one in Florida and combines a single blanket of radiant heat combined with steam to burn calories while hydrating the skin.


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The Spa Waterside is located in downtown Tampa in the luxurious Waterside Marriott Hotel. Get away from the hustle and bustle and relax in the serene elegance of this full-service spa. Both day guests and hotel guests are welcome. Services include a full range of massage therapies from hot stone to reflexology as well as a variety of body treatments, scrubs and wraps. The stars of this spa, however, are the large number and variety of facials offered from the familiar Deep Cleaning European Facial to their more exotic Chrono-Reverser Anti-Aging Skin Renewal. Guests are also able to use fitness equipment, pool and sauna facilities.


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The Spa at Saddlebrook Resort is located about 45 minutes from downtown Tampa at a well-known golf and tennis resort. This beautiful and relaxing Spa welcomes day guests and features a full menu of therapies including traditional Ashiatsu and massage therapies such as deep tissue, reflexology, and hot stone among others. Specialty services include skin resurfacing and repair techniques, body wraps, aromatherapies, and hydrotherapies. There is also a full-service Salon that offers beauty services for hair and nail care. Each guest is treated with personal attention and is able to relax in a private treatment room.


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Spa Evangeline
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Spa Evangeline in Tampa is located in the new Epicurean Hotel. The 2,800-square-foot spa features five treatment rooms, including two couple's treatment rooms, a relaxation room and manicure and pedicure stations. In keeping with the Epicurean's culinary theme, many treatments feature organic, natural ingredients in the body oils and scrubs. For example, the Bask in the Garden Beauty treatment combines fresh cilantro, citrus grass, sea salt and rice bran oil to create a sensuous, soothing scrub for the skin. Guests are even able to work with "spa sommeliers" to create their own custom blend of fresh fruits, essential oils and herbs. Treatments include massages, body scrubs and wraps, facials, makeup, waxing and natural nail care.


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Orient Park
Rock Spa
Photo courtesy of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino


 

Rock Spa is located in Tampa's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The perfect spot to recover after a long night at the casino, Rock Spa will help you relax, recover, and remove toxins. Their signature treatments are the recently introduced "Rhythm & Motion" services, a set of immersive spa experiences that use a soundtrack of musical vibrations, pressures and patterns as the basis for techniques and treatments. In keeping with the rock star lifestyle, couples massages are offered in-room and some spa services are available poolside. In addition to a range of massage treatments, the spa also offers body scrubs and polishes, facials, and nail care. Guests can take advantage of the recently renovated fitness center and steam room.


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Located in the Palma Ceia neighborhood of South Tampa, Spa Sudeva is a relaxing tranquil oasis, where east meets west to create a holistic spa experience. A local favorite, the spa has won numerous accolades and very effusive reviews praising both the services and the quiet, peaceful ambiance of the space itself. Sudeva is especially known for its wide variety of facials including some unique anti-aging treatments that keep guests coming back. Several different types of massages are also offered including hot stone and Swedish. This spa also offers Reiki balancing treatments to clear and balance your natural energy flow.


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Safety Harbor Resort and Spa is located about 20 minutes from Tampa's international airport on the shores of beautiful Tampa Bay. One of America's oldest and finest spa resorts, it is located near a series of natural mineral springs that have been known for their healing properties for thousands of years. In the early 1900s, the area began being developed as a hotel and spa with the property undergoing many revisions before becoming the state-of-the-art resort and spa that you see today. In addition to soaking in the famous mineral springs, there is a full selection of spa treatments from massages and hydrotherapy to facials and body wraps.


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SB Health & Beauty Spa is a popular and busy spa located close to downtown Tampa in the prestigious Hyde Park neighborhood. Featuring a full complement of spa amenities and services including an infrared sauna, herbal steam room, hydrotherapy bath and Vichy shower. A comprehensive list of massage treatments is available including the effective lymphatic drainage massage. There are also a wide variety of facial treatments available, with a number specializing in anti-aging. Specialty treatments include Lipomassage for slimming without surgery and Amelan for the reduction of dark spots and melasma. Additional services include nail and hair care.


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Amy's Day Spa is located in the trendy SoHo neighborhood, convenient to downtown Tampa. This full-service luxury spa is housed in a converted bungalow with a comfortable and relaxing ambiance. Guests are greeted warmly and offered their choice of coffee, mimosa or fruit-infused water prior to treatment. Services focus on a full range of facials, body scrubs and polishes, massages, nail care and other specialty services that feature the use of natural and organic ingredients. While not cheap, Amy's definitely offers value for money. For example, a 90-minute massage is comparable in price to a 50-minute massage at other area spas.


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Pia Esthetics Day Spa in South Tampa is located in a charming converted character house providing a comfortable homey feeling for guests. Services include a full range of facials that are customized to achieve optimal skin health for each guest's particular needs. Massage therapies include deep tissue, bamboo, aromatherapy, and reflexology for individuals or couples, and body treatments include scrubs and spray tanning. Pamper yourself! There is an extensive menu of spa packages with something for everyone. One of the spas' specialties is their waxing services with women across Tampa raving about their comfortable and relatively pain-free experiences.


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