Living in Minnesota, where there’s always so much to do, see, eat, and drink, can be exhausting. Sometimes, we just need to relax and release our stress. And a gorgeous spa with a deep menu of services is just the prescription. Here are some of the best places to treat yourself in the North Star State.
The Ivy Spa Salon is located inside Downtown Minneapolis’ Hotel Ivy. Named to several “Best of…” lists, the Ivy is a gorgeous facility that offers a wide range of services. Its location in the Hotel Ivy also means that spa guests can use the onsite pool and fitness facilities before or after their services. The Ivy Spa Salon is not exactly-bargain priced, but you can purchase a package to get more bang for your spa buck.
You’ll start relaxing before you even walk into the WatersMeet Spa and Wellness Center. Its setting among the trees and rocks on the Lake Superior shoreline will make you putty in the hands of the spa’s professionals. WatersMeet offers services ranging from skin care to massages. If you’d like some company while you relax, book a couples session.
Located in the Dinkytown neighborhood, near the University of Minnesota campus, the Refinery has long been a favorite among Twin Citians looking for a moment of Zen. This spa offers both Swedish and hot stone massages, as well as skin care treatments and airbrush tanning.
Fusion Lifespa is more than just a spa—it’s a natural health clinic, to boot. The services range from curative baths, massages, and facials, to naturopathic and traditional Chinese medicine. This stand-alone facility in the West Metro is a favorite for those who wish to elevate their spa experience with the addition ofa healing component.
This award-winning salon and spa has been voted the best spa in the Twin Cities and was featured in Artful Livingmagazine. In addition to being a full-service salon, reVamp! offers spa services that range from massages and facials to waxes and nail-care services. The spa is known for its hot stone massages and cupping therapy.
By far the best spa in the Brainerd Lakes area, Glacial Waters is the place to go after a long day on the lake or the links. Ranked as one of the country’s best, Glacial Waters Spa boasts a full menu of services, including massage, body treatments, and couples services. Embracing the water which defines Minnesota's landscapes—and attracts visitors to Grand View Lodge—Glacial Waters also offers several hydrotherapy services.
After Chanhassen-based LifeTime Fitness acquired the Minneapolis Athletic Club, it converted the property into the luxury Minneapolis Grand Hotel and added a LifeTime-operated spa. The full-service spa in this historic, luxury property offers massage, skincare and nail services, as well as services geared specifically toward athletes.
Located in the historic Fitger’s Brewery complex, Fitger’s Salon and Spa offers not only the services you’d expect at a full-service spa but also kicks in a Lake Superior vista, as a bonus. Your deep-tissue or relaxation massage will be even more soothing withcalming views of the big lake.
Estetica Salon & Spa is the best place to take the edge off a busy day in the capitol city. Conveniently located in the Cathedral Hill neigborhood, Estetica’s services rand from hot stone and couples massages to reflexology, waxing, and a full menu of facials.
Located in a gorgeous, modern space in the historic Mississippi River town of Red Wing, River Blu Salon DaySpais possibly the most relaxing place in town. River Blu offers a full menu of spa service, including massages, waxing, facials, and pedicures.