Best Spas in Philadelphia

Places to Pamper, Primp and Polish Yourself in Philadelphia

Everyday life is stressful. There are days when we all imagine cutting out and treating ourselves to a massage, or a host of other wonderful spa treatments to make it all go away. When the time comes to do just that, Philadelphia offers a wealth of options to satisfy your need to relax and unwind. Pamper yourself, polish your rough spots, primp with terrific makeup, waxing and nail services at one of many places throughout the city. Whether you're looking for a morning massage treatment in Center City, or interested in an all-day affair at a venue in Chestnut Hill, there's an option for you. Go by yourself, bring a girlfriend to tag along, or arrange a small group day for a true celebration full of relaxing and restoration. Venues such as Body Restoration in Rittenhouse Square deliver with cozy treatment rooms and attentive staff. Other venues, such as the very popular Eviama Life Spa, pride themselves in their natural, green options in everything from building materials to skin treatment products. If you're a bit out of the inner city hubbub, rest assured, there are options for you as well. Chestnut Hill's 3000BC WellMed Spa will reward and rebuild your inner peace in their outdoor serenity garden in addition to fresh, relaxing treatment options that are sure to please.


Located in quaint Skippack, this center for relaxation and restoration is as functional as it is attractive. Wipe your cares away, rejuvenate your skin, and update your look with the incredible treatment options available here. Then take time to further reward yourself with a walk through lovely Skippack Village. This scenic area makes your spa trip here even more rewarding. Not only do you receive wonderful treatment options such as facials and massages catered to your liking in a pretty and well-decorated salon, you are also able to take in the town , eat, shop and make a day of your escape. Perfect!

Recommended for Spas because: Located a distance from the city, this spa also offers the chance to escape for the day to shopping, restaurants and spa treatments.

Sharon's expert tip: Leave time either before or after your treatments to walk about the town and enjoy the area.

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Body treatments, bridal services, couples massages, electrolysis, manicures, plastic surgery services, medical aesthetics and other options abound at this exceptional day spa in Rittenhouse Square. Experience luxury, privacy and soothing comfort as you pamper yourself like never before. What's on the menu here? Services like aromatherapy, seaweed wraps, manicures, pedicures, facials, botox, and massage. Remove hair, add makeup or polish, buff rough areas, detox problem areas, and generally feel better and less stressed when you leave. The spa is decked out in fine features, sports hand-painted murals and Italian stone, offers a wet bar and greets you with a ceiling adorned with 1,000 fiber-optic lights.

Recommended for Spas because: Small but mighty, this spa gives personal care a good name, and allows you to book head-to-toe services or just the one you need.

Sharon's expert tip: Be sure to take some time in between services to unwind in their destress room. Himalayan salts and comfy pillows and chairs make this a soothing respite that costs nothing.

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Tuck the everyday out of the way for awhile, and experience the tranquility of Joseph Anthony. Both spa and salon treatments are available here, from single treatment options to packages to make your day everything you've dreamed it could be. Starting at their Brine waterfall relaxation room, you'll start to unwind and forget the troubles of the everyday. Enjoy a beverage at their elegant cafe bar, and ready yourself for treatments such as hand and foot therapies, facials, body massage, and treatment options like herbal energy treatment, body exfoliation, steam treatments and self tanning. Hair services are also available, as well as nail, make-up and hair removal and medical spa services.

Recommended for Spas because: This spa is a salon, as well as a medspa, and all services can be received here in one location.

Sharon's expert tip: Take time to relax and unwind both before and after treatments in their relaxation room, and ask about their medusa treatments.

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Relax and restore at this gem of a day spa at the top of the award-winning Four Seasons Hotel. With a view out of the windows that will make your cares seem extremely small and far away, this venue is as plush and pampering as you can get. Choose from an extensive array of services with options like a warm crystal massage, super rejuvenating facial, royal damascan rose body wrap, or swiss salt crystal detox exfoliation. Hair, nails, facial services and massages will leave you well-prepared for the real world when you choose to rejoin it. Beauty treatments and options are available for both men and women, and options to customize treatments to accommodate specific needs or conditions are available. Once your treatments are complete, relax and unwind to your heart's content.

Recommended for Spas because: Luxury is usually a given at a day spa, but the Four Seasons brings this to new levels in their new, sky high venue.

Sharon's expert tip: The top floor infinity pool is a not-to-be-missed perk you'll want to stick around to enjoy when visiting this spa.

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This Center City spa has been on the top of spa lists in Philadelphia for years, and with good reason. They pride themselves in offering rejuvenating and restorative massages, facials, hair services, makeup, nail and pampering options to visitors. Patrons will adore their Ritz-Carlton location complete with upscale decor and the feel of being treated like a one-of-a-kind guest. Indulge in the service of your choice, or treat yourself to a package. Ask about one of their specialty services: Spacoustic audio therapy, which employs the healing powers of sound to promote inner health and well-being, as well as restore balance, relax and renew both physically and spiritually.

Recommended for Spas because: Harmony, tranquility and well-being are emphasized in this top-rated in-hotel spa. Spa amenities and treatments are designed to pamper and restore you.

Sharon's expert tip: Be sure to enjoy the spa amenities here either before or after your treatment for extra pampering.

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Chestnut Hill

No matter what type of restorative or realization options you're looking for, 3000BC delivers on them. Schedule some private time for you and your sweetie and a side-by-side couples massage, or dial up the rejuvenation for yourself in a private treatment designed to address your issues. This award-winning spa is located in scenic Chestnut Hill and just feels special. From the serenity garden with a water feature to the Italian glass-tiled rain shower, this spa knows how to create the perfect mood. After the Swedish or deep tissue massage, you'll leave with a special gift bag to continue your bliss that evening. You'll also see why this spa keeps winning the "Best of Philly" award!

Recommended for Spas because: Not all great day spas are located in Center City, and this is just one example. Stop in for rewarding treatments and time to relax.

Sharon's expert tip: Be sure to leave time for their outdoor serenity garden for a truly rejuvenating experience.

Read more about 3000BC WellMed Spa →

Known for providing outstanding spa services with earth-friendly, non-toxic materials, Eviama is a favorite with Philadelphia locals, especially those who are fans of the green movement. From organic facials to transformative wraps, the spa has everything you need to naturally relax and rejuvenate. Patrons especially love the extensive menu of award-winning massages, including myofascial release, hot stone and Ashiatsu oriental bar therapy. The expert facial treatments are perfectly executed to target specific skin types and issues. Waxing is available, as well. A variety of products are also available for purchase including skin care items, jewelry, candles, oils and personal accessories.

Recommended for Spas because: Eviama prides itself in being a "green" spa, and offers sustainable, eco-friendly options in all areas it can.

Sharon's expert tip: Whole body healing in a natural, organic way is what's promoted here, so visit if you're an admirer of the green movement.

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Begin your journey to healthy skin at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa. This luxury day spa in Center City's Rittenhouse Square section, offers unparalleled skincare services customized to your skin type and needs. Highly skilled estheticians perform a variety of facials, including microdermabrasion, bio-lift and oxygenating. They specialize in combining the practice of dermatology with standard spa treatment options to deliver a plan that is restorative in addition to being great for your particular skin type. Beyond that, the spa also offers body treatments, wraps and scrubs, as well as massage sessions, manicures and waxing. You can even enjoy make-up application from an award-winning make-up artist.

Recommended for Spas because: When you want to go beyond just a simple spa treatment, and receive true skin care advice, this is the place to visit.

Sharon's expert tip: Facials here are top notch and geared toward skin improvement and health and worth a try no matter what skin issues you have.

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Be prepared to relax both your mind and your body at Spa Terme Di Aroma. Located in Philadelphia's Old City section, this holistic day spa blends aromatherapy into most of its services to help patrons achieve an optimal level of calm. This is achieved through the use of oils, candles, bath and body products and other items. The signature full-body massage features Swedish techniques alongside essential oils to promote restorative healing. For something more unique, try the reflexology, shiatsu or Thai yoga massages. The pampering continues with expert facials, professional microdermabrasion, lavish body treatments and waxing services. Scalp massages are a terrific option, and a popular add-on here. A true sanctuary, Spa Terme Di Aroma helps you breathe away your stress.

Recommended for Spas because: This Mediterranean-inspired day spa that offers holistic care in historic Old City will get you back on track feeling better than ever.

Sharon's expert tip: Try the scalp massage for a true treat and a new lease on life.

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Overlooking Philadelphia's high-end retail district in Center City's lovely Rittenhouse Square, Body Restoration offers the utmost in restorative spa therapies, focusing exclusively on body and skin. The cozy and intimate space (with five treatment rooms in its third-floor location) provides a relaxing backdrop for personalized facials, heavenly massages and expert bodywork. Massages are available in 90-, 75- and 60-minute sessions and range from Swedish and deep tissue to aromatherapy. The spa also offers waxing services and body treatments like the Detoxifying Wrap and the Crushed Chianti Scrub. Their cold wax removal system is praised by regulars who claim it's less painful.

Recommended for Spas because: When you're interested in a place that specializes in skin and body, this venue does things right.

Sharon's expert tip: Leave a little time for parking, finding the entrance and getting settled for the best and most relaxing experience here.

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Sharon is a native to the Philadelphia area, but loves to wander from its familiar borders. She has traveled to more than 30 countries, trekked five continents, ventured out with family,...  More About Sharon