Where to Indulge in Spa Days and Self Care in Minneapolis
From the best spas in Minneapolis and our go-to yoga studios to natural vistas that transport you, here’s where to find some restorative bliss.
Looking for ways to soothe a tired body and relax an overwhelmed mind? Minneapolis offers so many ways to indulge in a bit of much-needed self care, any time of year. From Scandinavian-inspired rituals to Eastern-influenced body treatments, Minneapolis day spas feature a unique blend of offerings that will restore you for whatever adventures lie ahead. Here are some of the best spas in Minneapolis, along with our favorite yoga studios, facial spas, nature escapes, and some more unique ways to pamper yourself, Minnesota style.
Day Spas in Minneapolis
Tula Spa: This ultra-relaxing Tangletown neighborhood day spa in Southwest Minneapolis was established in 2013, with a focus on wild-crafted and organic ingredients (including many vegan skincare options). Tula—which means balance in Sanskrit—offers customized massages with wholesome treats like chocolate and aromatherapy, skincare and beauty services, as well as decadent couples massages. Looking for something tailored to your unique life stage? Tula also offers fertility, prenatal, and postnatal massages in a serene, plant-filled environment away from it all.
Spa Sweet: Light-filled and luxurious, this South Minneapolis facial spa is best known for skin treatments customized to your skin type and condition, plus waxing, lash, and brow tints. You can’t go wrong with a 60-minute signature facial, complete with a hand, foot, shoulder, or neck massage. Younger guests can benefit from the Teen Clean Facial (with skin analysis as well as discussions of diet, lifestyle, and a personalized ongoing skin care routine).
Sabai Body Temple: This Uptown spa established in 2007 is dedicated to eastern-inspired bodywork in a relaxing, warm atmosphere. From candle-lit slow flow massages to deep tissue massages with a lemongrass and ginger poultice, Sabai has something for everyone. The couples massage is a client favorite, and advanced massages are offered with owners Josh and Jessika (who also offer fire cupping as a massage add-on). Treat yourself on your birthday with 20% off!
Idlewild Spa:If you’re looking for a luxury spa in Minneapolis, look no further than Idlewild. Influenced by Nordic spas offering all-season rejuvenation and an escape from the elements, Idlewild offers luxe spa amenities like a steam room, sauna, and hot tub (with the classic cold-dip contrasts of an ice fountain and deluge shower) in addition to a salt relaxation room, outdoor whirlpool with heated concrete, and a full menu of body treatments.
Halo Healing Therapies and Mobile Spa:Both a destination day spa with multiple locations (in Downtown Minneapolis and South Minneapolis) and a mobile massage service offering in-room hotel massages at Alma Hotel, The Hewing, Westin Edina Galleria, and Nicollet Island Inn, Halo has been soothing tired muscles in the Twin Cities since 2004. Specializing in deep-tissue sports therapy, the spa also offers unique services like the CBD experience: CBD massage oil, chocolates, tincture, and a CBD drink for a truly relaxing self-care session.
Anda Spa:Located in Hotel Ivy, Anda spa features a crystal sauna, quartz spa, and luxurious lounge, plus many services utilizing crystals and mindfulness. From customized facials with a remodeling face machine and gemstone rebalancing to hydrafacials for lymphatic drainage with LED light therapy and customized aromatherapy journeys, Anda’s services blend timeless healing traditions with modern technology for results and relaxation at the same time.
NE Wellness:This sleek wellness studio in Northeast Minneapolis is part community acupuncture hub and part wellness spa offering Chinese medicine treatments like wet and fire cupping and aromatherapy massages. The Raindrop Therapy Massage includes a whopping nine essential oils—Valor, Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Wintergreen, Cypress, Marjoram, Peppermint, and Peace & Calming. The spa also offers private sessions in one of three Clearlight infrared saunas for effective detoxification and rejuvenation.
Aurora Spa:An oasis of relaxation in Uptown, Aurora offers facials and massage, plus full-body treatments including polishing and sculpting. Check out the Detoxification package, a three-part service to promote detoxification and amp up the metabolism including a private Infrared sauna session, a 50-minute lymphatic drainage massage, and an Ayurvedic head massage to further stimulate lymphatic drainage. Head to the spa for Happy hour every Friday evening from 4-7 pm for discounts on all 30 minute services!
Lontis Day Spa & Salon:Accessible from the Skyway, this Downtown Minneapolis day spa offers high-end hair and nail services plus skincare and massages. Looking for a fun bachelorette party, double couples spa day, or birthday party idea? Lontis offers spa parties with special pricing for groups of three or more, so you can enjoy massages, facials, pedicures, reflexology, and makeovers with your friends and family.
Spot Spa Urban Wellness:This Minneapolis rejuvenation center offers a truly extensive variety of day spa services: ashiatsu barefoot massage, bespoke facials, waxing and sugaring, vibrational sound therapy, acupuncture and cupping, Mayan abdominal therapy, and yoni steaming. Spot Spa is also behind the endeavor to create Minneapolis’s first communal bath and spa combination, Watershed Spa.
Men’s Spa Salon: While all of the day spas on this cater to all guests, Men’s Spa Salon Minneapolis specializes in men’s grooming and relaxation. Located in Downtown Minneapolis, the spa salon offers barber shop services, waxing, massage, skincare, manicures, and spa pedicures.
One of a Kind Wellness Experiences
Go beyond massages and facials with some of Minneapolis’s more unique wellness offerings. Halo Cryotherapy Recovery & Wellness Center offers cryotherapy treatments using extremely cold temperatures to encourage increased blood flow and help with recovery and pain relief. As Minnesota’s first therapeutic salt spa, the Salt Cave offers relaxing salt therapy (also known as halotherapy), plus private salt cave yoga sessions, sound therapy, and massages. If your body could use some more targeted relief, Core Lifestyle Clinic offers holistic chiropractic alignments as well as personal trailing, massage, and private infrared sauna sessions. Ever wanted to try a session in a sensory deprivation tank? Minnetonka’s Sanctuary Float Spa is the largest Epsom salt water float tank center in the Twin Cities. Looking to bring some self-care home with you? Kobi Co. makes candles that come with their own curated playlist. Just pick out a scent that matches your mood, scan the code that comes with the candle and as the candle says "vibe" with the music. Retail therapy works in some scenarios but if you like working with your hands to relive some stress, take a candle-making class at Rosaline's Candles. These candles are
Yoga & Restorative Movement
Looking to move your body and rejuvenate your spirit at the same time? Minneapolis yoga studios offer a wide range of yoga styles for everyone and every budget. For vinyasa and restorative yoga plus high-intensity interval training and barre, head to YogaFit to strengthen your body and your mind. North Minneapolis’s The Yoga Room is located in the Northside Center for Emotional Wellness, offering traditional talk therapy, yoga, and meditation. South Minneapolis’s Blooma yoga specializes in prenatal yoga (as well as childbirth education, kids yoga, and postpartum wellness) to help every birthing person feel educated, empowered, and supported during pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Uptown’s Heart Yoga gives students a lot of agency with a hot vinyasa practice that encourages flowing at your own pace. Pair a hot yoga class at Modo Yoga with a healthy snack at the adjoining Seed Cafe for whole body bliss!
If you’re searching for outdoor yoga in Minneapolis, you’re in luck. Nonprofit studio Yoga Sanctuary offers yoga in the park at Minneapolis greenspaces like the Lake Harriet Rose Garden. One Yoga offers $30 for 30 days of unlimited yoga and, in the warmer months, offers outdoor yoga classes at Mueller Park, Kenwood Park, and MLK Park. We did say every budget, which means free yoga! Many Minneapolis yoga studios offer free first-time classes or trial weeks. Head to the Lake Harriet Bandshell for free yoga every day at 6:30 am, Memorial Day through Labor day. Mill City Farmers Market also offers free yoga every Saturday in August and September, on the lawn across from the Guthrie Theater (facilitated by Corepower Yoga, One Yoga, and Alchemy 365).
If your idea of a spa day also includes pampering of the aesthetic kind, Minneapolis’s luxe salons will leave you feeling refreshed inside and out. Haus Salon offers high-end hair styling and color services as well as spa facials, hand-tied hair extensions, brow services, and waxing with three locations in North Loop, Northeast, and South Minneapolis. Vizi Spa & Salon will pamper you with hair styling, hair color, lash extensions, nail care, makeup application, facials, dermaplaning, and massages. Blink is a boutique brow and skincare studio in North Loop specializing in brow threading and waxing, facial services, body waxing, and makeup—plus private meditation sessions and small yoga classes. Meraki is a local favorite for on-trend haircuts, bold color transformations, skincare services, and reiki energy healing. A pioneer in sustainable beauty, Jaide Organic Salon supports your beauty and lifestyle goals without toxins, including ammonia-free hair color, facials with all-organic skincare products, and organic lash tinting. Uptown’s #Face offers waxing, lashes, LED light therapy, and targeted facial treatments in under an hour—and you can bring your friends for group treatments.