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.


SoHo Wellnes & Med Spa

SoHo Wellness & Med Spa is a unique day spa that offers a full range of services designed to address an individual's body, mind and skin. Body services include a selection of massages including hot stone, therapeutic, and Swedish, and customized facials. The facility also boasts an infrared sauna to enjoy before or after your treatment. To support skin health and reduce the signs of aging, there are a variety of skin injections, facial peels, and micro needling to choose from. Services offered for mind wellness include business and life coaching, hypnotherapy, and even past life regression. Located in a renovated character home, the ambiance is cozy and comfortable and the prices are very reasonable.

Recommended for Spas because: SoHo Wellness is a popular day spa that offers a full range of the usual services, as well as more unique options including hypnotherapy.

Skye's expert tip: Every message comes with a 15 minute complimentary infrared sauna!

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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.

Recommended for Spas because: The Spa at Waterside is a full-service spa escape located in the heart of downtown Tampa.

Skye's expert tip: This one isn't for the kids as guests under 18 are allowed in the spa facility.

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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.

Recommended for Spas because: Tampa's Saddlebrook Spa offers a full range of world-class therapies for both day visitors and resort guests.

Skye's expert tip: Sports recovery massages are a spa specialty due to the resort's rigorous golf and tennis programs.

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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.

Recommended for Spas because: Spa Evangeline is Tampa's a luxury spa featuring a variety of unique skin treatments located in the trendy Epicurean Hotel.

Skye's expert tip: The mandatory valet is complimentary for Spa customers

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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.

Recommended for Spas because: Rock Spa is located in Tampa's popular Hard Rock Casino and offers body and face treatments fit for the rock star lifestyle.

Skye's expert tip: Take it one step further and arrange for lunch and drinks while you're there.

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Palma Ceia

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.

Recommended for Spas because: Spa Sudeva provides a full range of facials, massages, and Reiki treatments that elicit rave reviews from Tampa locals.

Skye's expert tip: Give yourself extra time to enjoy relaxing in their Zen Lounge.

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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.

Recommended for Spas because: Safety Harbor Resort and Spa is Tampa's oldest and most prestigious spa featuring natural mineral springs.

Skye's expert tip: They offer a special menu of services for teens aged 12 - 17.

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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.

Recommended for Spas because: SB Health & Beauty Spa is one of Tampa's most popular day spas offering a full range of massage and skin care services.

Skye's expert tip: This large facility provides lots of space for spa parties including a nature walk, eating area, and 8 spa suites.

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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.

Recommended for Spas because: Amy's Day Spa is a popular and convenient spot to relax and rejuvenate during your visit to Tampa.

Skye's expert tip: The massages here are raved about by locals, a testament to the high-trained and friendly staff.

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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.

Recommended for Spas because: Pia Esthetics Day Spa is a local favorite in South Tampa with a full range of quality skin care and massage therapies.

Skye's expert tip: If this location is inconvenient, Pia's also has a spa in Tampa's Westchase neighborhood.

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