One of our favorite Instagram accounts to follow for mindfulness tips, Folk Rebellion, posed a poignant question worth passing along: “What if we recharged ourselves as often as we did our phones?" This online community’s job is to encourage living in the moment and disconnecting from technology, something that can be difficult to do when juggling busy schedules. Though we certainly don’t need permission to take time for ourselves, sometimes we need that extra push to prioritize relaxation and rest.
And if you need an even bigger push to get you to carve out some “me” time, we’re here to help you cancel out that white noise to enjoy a day of guilt-free pampering. Trust us, a break from social media feels detoxifying in and of itself, so just imagine what a cell phone–free spa day can do. We’ve compiled a list of the four best spas in San Francisco, so keep scrolling if you need a place to recharge.
Owner Melissa Ferst shares with MyDomaine that International Orange strives to provide a simple yet beautiful environment for its clients. Consider this task achieved. Tucked in the Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood, IO is minimally adorned and almost all white. The treatments here exclusively use organic and natural creams and oils. Melissa’s recommendations are a massage with added In Fiore body balm or its In Fiore Facial, which includes a facial massage. “With either one, you walk out smelling and feeling incredible,” she shares.
2044 Fillmore St., 2nd Floor, San Francisco
Reméde Spa San Francisco
Situated inside The St. Regis San Francisco, Reméde Spa San Francisco is a nine-treatment room outfitted with an indoor heated pool. In addition to signature massages and facials, treatments include St. Regis Spa Rituals like the two-hour Beauty Ritual, which begins with a milk bath followed by a gentle body exfoliation, body wrap, and oil application. Post service, take in views of the city over a bite from the specially designed spa food menu.
125 3rd Street, San Francisco
Nob Hill Spa at The Scarlet Huntington
Indulge in high tea ($150 for four) in addition to massages, facials, body treatments, manicures, and pedicures at this 10-treatment room spa. Try one-of-a-kind services like Nob Hill Spa’s Magnesium Wellness Treatment, which uses the mineral to help detoxify and alleviate tension, or try the Deep Sleep Ritual, which is designed to soothe an overactive mind.
1075 California St., San Francisco
Nestled on the penthouse level at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, is this three-treatment room spa with a private outdoor bamboo garden and soaking tub. Try a therapeutic massage, and add a 25-minute signature Bathing Ritual, which includes a soak, herbal tea, and cucumber eye treatment.
8 Mission St., San Francisco
Where do you like to unwind in San Francisco? Share your favorite Bay Area spa in the comments below.