If you feel tired from holiday madness or your skin already needs a reprieve from harsh temps, head to these local Philadelphia spas where winter-inspired treatments ease stress from the inside out.
Detox, Post Holiday
Counteract the frenzy of the holiday season with Eviama Life Spa’s Après Holiday Wrap.
Relaxation begins upon entering Eviama’s hidden sanctuary tucked within a bustling city block. It continues at this holistic, sustainable, organics-only spa with Dry Brushing, an Infrared Sauna and then a snug Wrap of eucalyptus and holy basil. As the herbs sink in and detoxify, an essential oils scalp massage clears and calms your mind. (75 minutes/$150)
Eviama Life Spa, 109 S. 13th St., Philadelphia, 215.545.3344
The Logan captures the unique spirit of its host city just as the hotel’s spa caters to the unique needs of each guest.
Perhaps you need to de-stress from tech overload? Opt for “CHILL,” a Naturopathica essential oils mix that infuses hot towels during service, then select your tea and tincture combo from the Vitality Bar. Enjoy the dark calm of the Relaxation Room before entering the solitude of your treatment room for a Moisture Drench Facial to hydrate parched winter skin, body massage to loosen tense muscles and a targeted wrist massage with Alpine arnica to combat computer fatigue. The Logan calls this “Silent Night.” We call it heavenly. (2½ hours/$340) The Spa at The Logan, One Logan Square, Philadelphia, 215.405.2815
Fans flock to LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics stores worldwide for the exuberantly natural indulgences.
In Philly, indulge further at one of only two LUSH Spas in North America. Inspired by the founder’s synesthesia, treatments here encompass all five senses in a wholly original way. Perfect for a frigid day: The Comforter?, designed to evoke cozy nostalgia and a lighthearted approach to life. Throughout the service, a fluffy comforter cuddles and pink glow surrounds you. From the warm chocolate scrub and velvety rose clay serum to the choreographed massage to the frothy finale, each whimsical element is grounded with expert technique and top-notch ingredients. (1 hour/$170) LUSH Spa 1525 Walnut St., Philadelphia, 215.546.5874
Stave Off Sniffles
Help ward off winter colds in just 30 minutes plus relieve dry scalp with Spa Terme di Aroma’s Aromatic Scalp Treatment, featuring massage, pressure point therapy and eucalyptus oil. Drawing on healthcare backgrounds and inspired by historic Roman practices, the spa’s founders mix therapeutic and aromatherapy elements in every service. After your treatment, lounge with hot apple cider in the warmth of the glowing terracotta rooms. (Half hour /$45)
Spa Terme Di Aroma, 32 N. Third St., 215.829.9769
Take the Gloves Off
If your mittens are masking hands ravaged by winter, give your fingertips a treat with Swedish Massage with Paraffin Hand & Foot Combo at 3000BC WellMed Spa.
Healthy and 100 percent natural, paraffin nourishes dry, cracked skin while the massage rejuvenates. Afterwards, pause to contemplate the Zen garden at this Chestnut Hill destination known for its mix of ancient botanical wisdom and cutting-edge technology. (50 minutes/$165) 3000 BC WellMed Spa, 8439 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, 215.247.6020
Escape Winter for Awhile
The décor may resemble a fashionista’s elegant urban loft, but it’s really RESCUE SPA, a Rittenhouse retreat lauded by Vogue and frequented by locals in the know.
Take a respite from harsh weather and dark days with their Winter Getaway. Begin with Infrared Sauna, followed by a full body Scrub + Rub with Moroccan Hammam Kesa mitt (which you’ll take home), and acclaimed Bio-Lift Facial. Finish up sipping Kusmi Detox Tea while enjoying a Mani/Pedi. Choose Bio Seaweed polish—a gentler alternative to traditional gel—in vivid orange and keep the sunny vacation vibes going for two extra weeks. (3½ hours /$325)
RESCUE SPA 1601Walnut St., 3rd Fl., Philadelphia, 215.772.2766