Pamper Yourself: The Best Spas in St. Augustine
Let’s face it: we live in stressful times — especially lately. We were already being pulled in countless directions even before the lockdowns and quarantines. But now the world is reopening, and that includes services that offer personal care treatments. If you’re like most, chances are you could do with a little spoiling. To that end, we’re taking a look at some of the most relaxingly therapeutic spots in town. Read on to learn about our picks for the best wellness centers and spas in St. Augustine.
Sometimes, you just need a little boost to get through the day. The aptly-named Small Indulgences models itself after continental spas, offering guests a wide range of in-and-out personal care services designed to help them look and feel your best — without a big time investment. Here, you’ll find everything from rejuvenating deep-tissue massage therapy and skin treatments, to manicure/pedicure services, and even full bridal packages for the big day.
Salt Spa takes a holistic approach to full-system wellness, using an eastern European approach to infuse the mind, body and spirit with revitalizing energy. After noticing that the salt miners in her native Poland seemed to be more resistant to illness than most, founder Beata Kosakowska wrote her thesis on the unique healing properties of the salt spas in her country. Now, she’s brought what she’s discovered to Florida. Stop in, and experience it for yourself.
Billing itself as a “spatique,” Norma Sherry & Co. provides a deep range of wellness treatments, with a focus on beauty. Looking for show-stopping hair, nails and makeup for a special occasion? Head in. Feel the need to go deeper, and pamper yourself with a refreshing skin treatment? You’ll find it here. Need to unwind with massage, chiropractic, or even a cleansing ear candling? You’re covered there, too. You can even sip a complimentary mimosa while you relax.
The therapists and estheticians at this classic day spa tame tension via a variety of time-tested practices, all certain to help restore your natural sense of self and well-being. Chances are, if you need it? St. Augustine can help — from full-service salon treatments, to dermatological procedures, to massage, wax or laser hair removal, and body wraps — it’s all on the menu. You can even opt for teeth whitening, steam aromatherapy, and tanning before you go.
As a certified medspa, Fountain of Youth offers guests the option of going a bit further than skin deep. Their doctors and nurses have cumulative decades of experience helping clients look and feel their best via chemical peel treatments, laser hair removal procedures, body sculpting, microneedling, and more. The team is also well-versed in the latest and most proven fillers and subdermal agents (e.g., Botox, Juvederm, and Voluma) to help you look and feel great.
Specializing in blissful hot stone massage, Hand and Stone Massage & Facial Spa’s practitioners are experts at identifying and loosening muscle soreness. Even if you don’t opt for their eponymous stone treatments, you may find what you need in their sports, Swedish-style, or trigger point massages. As an exceptionally client-friendly establishment, Hand and Stone also accepts walk-ins, and offers first-time visitors special introductory discounts.