Charlotte Spa Guide: 14 Places to Pamper Yourself
Calgon, Calgon take me away....pamper yourself and enjoy the royal treatment in the Queen City.
by Abby Blanton
With all the dynamic sights and activities that Charlotte has for residents and visitors alike, it can be easy to forget about the multitude of relaxing spas the Queen City offers. Of course there are the “tried and true”, traditional spas, but there has been a rush of new health movements that have hit Charlotte as well. Want to try IV hydration therapy? Ever even heard of halotherapy? Charlotte’s got it all and more.
True REST Float Spa
Relax and let the salt do the rest. Like something out of a sci-fi movie, True Rest’s float therapy starts you off in a futuristic pod for a zero gravity, relaxing experience that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. You even have the option to float to the tune of relaxing music and multi-colored lights.
Shake the Salty Vibes
The Salt Pad
Halotherapy - more commonly known as salt therapy - is an all-natural means to relieve one’s self of respiratory issues or skin conditions by specifically targeting the immune system. The Salt Pad provides a tranquil space to relax, all while reaping the benefits of salt.
Live Well Sauna + Salt
Located in Lake Norman, Live Well Sauna + Salt exudes the same tranquility as its surroundings, offering a space where both physical and mental well-being are tended to. This spa offers infrared sauna therapy as well as the only dry-salt halotherapy cabins in the area. Interested in trying out CBD for your anxiety, inflammation, or to ease sleep? They can also help you navigate the world of CBD oil as well.
Oh So Icy
Cryotherapy is the science of exposing the body to extreme cold temperatures to stimulate the healing of various systems of the body. The goal is to reduce one’s skin surface temperature to 50°C, which is proven to be an optimal temperature to promote healing, weight loss, anti-aging, and overall wellness.
Restore Hyper Wellness and Cryotherapy
The services at Restore are extensive. Ranging from cryotherapy to hyperbaric oxygen therapy to even allergy assessment and treatment, the services at Restore are meant to work together to deliver optimal performance and feeling to the body.
Touted as “Charlotte’s natural wellness studio”, the Invigory has a variety of organic means by which to repair, relax, and invigorate. The Invigory is home to cryotherapy (whole body, “spot” treatment, as well as ice facials), a salt room, infrared saunas, and compression therapy.
Toccare Day Spa
Toccare Day Spa specializes in customized, clean skincare and beauty. Their services (including facials, massages, and hair removal) and products are a testament to Toccare’s commitment to all natural beauty and self-care.
Just What the Doctor Ordered
“Revitalize, reenergize and recover” is the mantra at Hydrate Medical. IV hydration aka Drip Therapy is the new way to add that pep back in your step. Whether you’re suffering from a short-term hangover or hoping to get an energy boost, the cater hydration and medical grade vitamin needs to your health goals.
Eastern medicine has been around longer than Western treatments, and Yadi Alamin at Charlotte Reflexology is an expert in the fields of acupuncture, reflexology, and QiGong therapy. If you think that practice of reflexology is just for the feet, check out Yadi’s facility for more than just a foot rub.
Spa Day in Session. Do Not Disturb.
The Ritz Carlton Spa
Spending the night at the swanky Ritz Carlton in uptown isn’t required (although would be a staycation to remember) in order to book a treatment at their hotel spa. Arriving early to one of the many luxurious treatments will also give you time to enjoy the salt room, relaxation area, pool, or fitness center as well.
Palestra Boutique Spa
Tranquility and superior experience is the name of the game at Palestra Boutique Spa in the heart of Charlotte. The team at Palestra offer state of the art skin treatments, non-invasive anti-aging services and massages to help you look and feel your best.
Toska European Spa
You don’t get much higher approval than that of the Queen of England and Toska Husted has achieved just that by training at the prestigious school of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology in London. Toska’s spa specializes in highly technical skin care and facial treatments, including ultraviolet and infrared therapy, as well as galvanic, high frequency, andfaradic
(electric current) facial treatments.
The Spa at Ballantyne
The iconic Ballantyne Hotel in south Charlotte houses an equally exemplary spa facility. The spa offers a wide range of typical spa services (massages, facials, nail care), as well as full service spa weekend packages, complete with access to their spectacular outdoor pool.
Kur Health Spa
Holistic health and deep relaxation are two of the main tenants of Kur Health Spa. If the luxurious, state of the art infrared therapeutic suites (think of it as a modern take on saunas) aren’t your thing, the uber-relaxing lymphatic drainage massages may be your cup of tea. Kur also offers halotherapy and bio-electric magnetic therapy.