Living in the heart of a bustling city like San Francisco can induce high levels of stress. Just looking at how fast things can unfold and trying to stay afloat is an art in itself. Thankfully, there are a great deal of spa services in the area that allow you to unwind and relax. Here are some of our top picks to soothe the growing demand for wellness spas.
1750 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
Fans of the traditional Japanese hot spring onsen will fall head over heels for this spa. A personal favourite, this place features lowly lit communal baths ranging from hot tubs to cold plunge pools. While most guests do opt to go nude, swimwear is still an option for the body-conscious or shy first-timers. Give the private treatment rooms a try if you want ginger and seaweed body wraps, acupuncture or good old massages. If you are feeling fancy, opt for the Javanese Lulur treatment that has turmeric and rice scrubs as well as a luxurious flower-strewn private bath.
125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Treat yourself to the 24/7 Remede Spa parked within the beautiful St. Regis hotel. It features 9, 000 square-feet of space, along with nine treatment rooms, Jacuzzis, gender-segregated saunas, steam rooms and lounges. On top of a wide suite of massages, they also offer customised facials with products stemming from Intraceuticals and Omorovicza.
845 Market Street, Suite 510, San Francisco, CA 94103
Located conveniently in the Westfield mall near Union Square, this Parisian-inspired spa has four nail stations, six facial rooms and 15 massage rooms. They even offer a candlelit private bath with hydrotherapy. The space is decked in 16,500 square feet of white marble and rosewood, and has a chandelier-strung lounge with a fireplace. The perfect place to plan a bridal party-cum-day spa!
330 1st St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
This holistic wellness and skin care spa features skin-brightening dermaplaning facials using skincare products from Decleor, Latisse and Skinceuticals. Guests can even add an alpha beta peel, oxygen blast, or glycolic acid peel to their desired treatment package. The space features a modern vibe, sprinkled with lanterns and wood architecture.
1075 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
At the Scarlet Huntington lies Nob Hill spa, guests can treat themselves to the skyline of San Francisco as they get pampered. Not only does this three-story space have zen rooms, eucalyptus steam rooms, whirlpools, fireplace lounge, indoor infinity relaxation pools and saunas, but it also features a specially curated spa cuisine menu. Anti-aging facials, Swedish and Thai-style massages are popular choices amongst visitors.
534 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
At this spa, you will be greeted with freshly brewed rose tea, a lemongrass-scented hot towel and a meaningful proverb. Interestingly, the space offers a new Cannabis-Infused Spa Ritual that serves to enhance therapeutic benefits of massage. Herb-infused massage oils are blended with cannabinoids (CBD) to help relieve pain, inflammation and tension.
While it has been said that too much of a good thing can make for bad news, it’s hard to imagine this being applied to spa sessions! Already well-known for its thriving art scene, San Francisco has certainly managed to turn its selection of spas into a veritable gallery of holistic rejuvenation!