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Charlotte Spa Guide: Top Places to Pamper Yourself

Plan your wellness getaway around one of Charlotte’s spas, massage studios, and other establishments for the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation.

When it’s time to refresh your physical and mental health, the Queen City has no shortage of wellness offerings to transform your body and soul. From stress-relieving massages to complexion-brightening facials to full-body salt therapy treatments, unwind at one of Charlotte’s local spas.

Charlotte Acu Bodywork

Neighborhood: SouthPark

The experts at Charlotte Acu Bodywork have developed a no-needle acupuncture style, perfect for anyone with a fear of needles, that still delivers results. Charlotte Acu Bodywork specializes in this method, along with reflexology and Qigong therapy, to provide all-natural wellness influenced by ancient Eastern medicine.

Hydrate Medical

Neighborhood: Dilworth, Ballantyne, Lake Norman

IV hydration therapy is growing in popularity, which is why Hydrate Medical has expanded to three locations in the Charlotte area. Hydrate Medical provides vitamin IV drips in a spa-like environment for the ultimate comfort. Just lay back and let the hydration treatment boost your body’s immunity.

The Invigory

Neighborhood: South Charlotte, South End

The Invigory has two high-end wellness studios to optimize your mind and body. Kick back in a recliner as vitamins and minerals flow through your body during IV hydration therapy or detoxify surrounded by infrared lights in the infrared sauna. The Invigory also offers several forms of cryotherapy treatment and a private salt room.

KŪR Health Spa

Neighborhood: Montford

In an urban location, KŪR Health Spa provides a European-style wellness retreat. Sip freshly ionized alkaline water while you wait for your infrared therapy, massage or salt therapy. For ultramodern pain relief and muscle relaxation, experience the soothing stimulation of bio-electric magnetic therapy.

Le Petit Spa

Neighborhood: SouthPark, Ballantyne

The serene environment at Le Petit Spa’s two locations in Charlotte create the ideal atmosphere to decompress, whether you’re getting a quick wax or a rejuvenating dermaplaning facial. Le Petit Spa also offers LED light therapy to combat acne and give skin a dewy glow before a night out.

Live Well Sauna + Salt

Area: Mooresville

Live Well Sauna + Salt is a health and wellness center that tends to both physical and mental wellbeing. When you enter, browse the array of CBD products that can ease anxiety and inflammation. From there, discover the treatment rooms for halotherapy, which is known to improve breathing and soothe skin irritation, as well as massages and infrared therapy.

Mood House

Neighborhood: Dilworth

Mood House provides a modern space to recharge your body and mind. Set the “mood” by choosing from one of four sensory experience to enhance the massage and set your intentions: “calm” to de-stress, “clear” for focus and creativity, “awake” to feel more energized and “abundant” for embracing joy and gratitude.


Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood

Relaxation at Okra begins in the tea and coffee lounge, where you can unwind before your yoga class or wellness treatment. The yoga classes are flexible to meet the needs of both beginners and expert yogis. Okra also offers several types of healing massage treatments, as well as reiki and private healing sessions for you and your pet.


Neighborhood: South End

Pronounced “of me,” the professionals at OVME medical spa provide top-of-the-line medical aesthetic treatments. OVME boasts a range of minimally invasive cosmetic services, as well as CoolSculpting, vitamin B-12 shots and hydration therapy, to help showcase “the best OV you.”

Palestra Boutique Spa

Neighborhood: SouthPark

The array of services at Palestra Boutique Spa are designed to de-stress and unwind. Relieve yourself of physical and emotional stress with a 60-minute Reiki session. Along with Reiki, Palestra also offers Hanakasumi™, a Japanese-inspired body treatment that leaves skin feeling soft and nourished.

Piel Body Spa

Neighborhood: Midtown

Piel Body Spa believes self-care should be attainable for everyone of all ages. After a consultation, Piel’s esthetician and massage therapist will be able to curate an experience specific to you. Book multiple services for a full day of pampering or stop by for a 30-minute deep-tissue or headache-relief massage.

Raksa Thai Wellness

Neighborhood: Montford

Discover the therapeutic benefits of a traditional Thai massage at Raksa Thai Wellness. The licensed experts at Charlotte's authentic Thai wellness center specialize in relieving tension, improving circulation and promoting relaxation through traditional healing practices, alternative medicines and skincare treatments.

Rē Salon & Med Spa

Neighborhood: South End

An old fire station was transformed into Rē Salon & Med Spa, an elegant salon and spa that specializes in cosmetic treatments, massages and other wellness offerings. You’ll be glowing from head to toe after a microneedling treatment, a trip to the red-light energy capsule for full-body therapy, and a new haircut.

Restore Hyper Wellness

Neighborhood: Montford, South Charlotte

From cryotherapy and compression sessions to IV drips, intramuscular shots and more, Restore Hyper Wellness is an all-in-one destination for cutting-edge treatments. Start with a personalized consultation with a wellness representative to determine the best way to optimize your health.

The Salt Room at the Ritz-Carlton Spa - Photography by Jamey Price

The Ritz-Carlton Spa

Neighborhood: Uptown

Serenity awaits in the heart of Uptown at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Spa. Unwind in one of three lounges before a rejuvenating massage, facial, manicure or pedicure. The spa also offers access to the fitness center and pool, both boasting panoramic views of the city.

Skin by Blair

Neighborhood: Dilworth

Skin by Blair owner, Blair Hayes, is a nationally recognized skincare expert based in Charlotte. Visit her glamorous space in Dilworth to shop her skincare products or reserve a one-on-one session to evaluate your personal needs. Complement your new beauty regimen with a non-invasive treatment designed to reduce wrinkles, correct hyperpigmentation and rejuvenate skin.

Skin Pharm

Neighborhood: Montford

Book a consultation and let the professionals at Skin Pharm establish a personalized skin care routine. The team will recommend bestselling products to brighten skin, tighten pores and more. Skin Pharm also provides an upscale experience to receive skin-boosting treatments, like Botox, filler and chemical peels.

The Spa at Ballantyne

Neighborhood: Ballantyne

The Spa at Ballantyne offers a range of services inspired by the tranquility of nature. Achieve deep relaxation and hydration with the Carolina Lavender body wrap then experience the warming sensation of Himalayan salt in a “Salt of the Earth” massage. Extend your wellness getaway by booking an overnight stay at the hotel.

Toccare Day Spa

Neighborhood: Myers Park, Dilworth

Toccare Day Spa takes an individualized approach to skincare through non-invasive treatments and clean-beauty products. This green spa customizes its facials and massages to fit each person’s needs, with enhancement options to get the most out of the experience. Toccare also offers yoga and guided meditation at the Dilworth location.

Toska European Spa - Photography by Jamey Price

Toska European Spa

Neighborhood: SouthPark

Achieve a red-carpet-ready glow from the same professional trusted by celebrities. Owner Toska Husted has worked with A-list celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Anniston to curate the finest skincare treatments. From her luxurious Charlotte spa, receive a detailed skin analysis then head to the private treatment room for a facial that’s tailored to your skin’s needs.

True REST Float Spa

Neighborhood: Elizabeth

Disconnect from the stress of the outside world and simply float at True REST Float Spa. The feeling of near weightlessness is possible through the spa’s zero-gravity float tank and 1,000 pounds of Epsom salts, which help repair muscle tissues. The tanks block out external noise and, as you’re immersed in calming darkness, allow you to feel inner peace.

Zamariya Spa of Africa

Neighborhood: University City

Anita Scott founded Zamariya Spa of Africa to provide relief from chronic pain through holistic practices. Scott uses specialized massage treatments that work with the body’s own methods of healing. Detoxify in the full spectrum sauna or find your zen in the bio waves meditation room where you'll walk out feeling your best.