Day & Boutique Spas
in Santa Barbara
by the Sea located in the beachy town of Summerland, Amara is a
delightful day spa in a cute cottage-style house. I love the private
patio available to clients as well as the French doors in the
treatment room. The microcurrent facial can treat fine lines and bring
vibrancy to the skin.
Avia Spa - Offering spa and salon services and located
spa menu offers Eastern and Western massage and facial treatments. I
indulged in the hot stone & chocolate scrub massage washed away with a
warm, rainwater, 7-head shower.
- Float Luxury Spa
- Located conveniently downtown, the space (exterior and interior)
and location make this a perfect spa for larger groups such as
bridal showers or birthdays. The interior spa is beautiful and
invites clients to relax and lounge before and after treatments.
Float is also one of the few spas in Santa Barbara that offer a
variety of body treatments (not just facials and massages). A garden
area also is perfect for relaxation or celebration outside.
- Le Reve - If you love lavender as much as I do,
you’ll want to visit Le Reve (The Dream) for an aromatherapy massage
or body wrap. Conveniently located downtown, this spa only uses
Jurlique products, which have plant-based and herbal ingredients such
ZenSpa - Located in the charming San Roque
neighborhood, ZenSpa is quaint, relaxing and focuses on
results-oriented facials. Expect an aromatherapy foot soak before
treatments and waxing, massage, body treatments and makeup
application are also available at ZenSpa.
Skin Care Boutiques
- Aqua Nail Bar - Located on upper State street, as the name implies, the primary
business is a nail bar (consistently voted Best of Santa Barbara),
but waxing and facial services are also available in a cozy facial
and waxing suite located upstairs from the nail boutique.
- Beautiful You, Montecito - Located in
Montecito, Beautiful You is a sophisticated and chic boutique spa
offering advanced microcurrent face and body treatments. Within
Beautiful You, Ageless Skin Facials offer rejuvenation and pampered
- Cielo - Located on State Street, Cielo is a
charming boutique spa to get a relaxing facial and ultimate
pampering body treatment. Offers: Facials, Body Treatments,
Massage, Eyelash Extension and waxing
- Evolutions Day Spa - Located in
downtown Santa Barbara; guests enjoy dry eucalyptus saunas, full
shower and locker facilities, and a tea lounge before or after a
treatment. Offers: Facials, Massage, Body Wraps and Body Scrubs,
Vichy Shower Treatments, and Waxing.
Skin Care Spas
Cielo - Located on State Street, Cielo is a
charming boutique spa to get a relaxing facial and ultimate pampering
body treatment. Offers: Facials, Body Treatments, Massage, Eyelash
Extension and waxing
Indulgence Home Spa - specializes in home/mobile
treatments. Offers: Manis & Pedis and a variety of spa services
Peaches Skin Care
on Arrellaga Street offers oodles of massage with every treatment and
pure oxygen flow with every facial. Offers: Facials, Waxing, Micro
Por Vida - Located on upper State Street, PorVida specializes in:
Facials and waxing
Skincare Bistro - Available for home spa
parties and offers a variety of treatments: facials, waxing, spray
tanning and massage.
located in cozy, private downtown Montecito, Skin Essentials is a skin
care spa also offering medi-spa services such as botox and laser
treatments. Offers: Facials, Med-Spa Services
Skin Resolutions - Located in an adorable cottage-style
house just off State Street, this skin care center specializes in
advanced, results-oriented facial treatments.
downtown, this cute retail boutique offers many luxury treats for
yourself or a gift including unique products and spa treatments.
Offers: Facials, Waxing, Massage
Medical spas offer
medical treatments such as Botox, Restylane, acupuncture, laser hair
removal, chemical peels and other procedures that require a nurse
and/or licensed acupuncturist and doctor on staff. While the
treatments are relaxing for the most part, the goal of each treatment
is more clinical addressing such concerns as sunspots, permanent hair
removal, wrinkles and scars. Many medical spas offer a combination of
the medical and relaxation treatments such as massage. Plastic Surgery
and Dermatology clinics are also offering these types of treatments.
Four Seasons Resort, the Biltmore Santa Barbara
Fess Parker Doubletree Resort and Spa Services
Hotel Oceana and Spa Services
Spa Beaumontia at the Harbor View Inn
Spa del Mar within The Fess Parker A Doubletree
by Hilton Resort - Discover Spa del Mar, a hidden gem inside
the beautiful waterfront resort. Spa del Mar is a boutique resort that
specializes in signature massage and body treatments, as well as
luxurious facials. Come visit and let us rejuvenate your mind, body
Independent Massage Therapists
Maggie SPA. Maggie Lang, Licensed Massage
Therapist, offers therapeutic massage combining different techniques.
She is also a certified yoga instructor and incorporates this
knowledge into her practice.
Montecito Body Works - Jacque Jackson, Licensed Massage
Therapist, offers an amazing deep tissue massage. She also specializes
in a treatment called lypossage, a massage modality used to address
Massage & Estheticians
(Less expensive treatments
offered by student interns)
Barbara BodyWorks - Massage therapy college offering less
expensive massage treatments.
Santa Barbara Body
Therapy Institute - Massage therapy college offering less
expensive massage treatments
Santa Barbara City
College Cosmetology Academy - Offers less expensive facial
Salons Offering Spa
Walter Claudio Salon
Spa - Conveniently located downtown, Walter Claudio is a
beautiful Aveda concept salon and spa and also uses exclusive Ole
Henriksen products for their facials.
Tips For Your Spa Visit
About Melissa Mellott
- Melissa is a contributing writer for www.spasofamerica.com on Spa
Health topics and reviews.
Drink a lot of water
before and after your treatment.
Go early to enjoy the
waiting/relaxation room: if available, use sauna or just sit and sip
some tea for a few moments before your treatment.
Try something new –
instead of a massage, opt for a body wrap or something else you
haven’t tried on the spa menu!
Her experiences as a consumer have led her
to become a spa connoisseur. She is a licensed esthetician, has a
master's degree from Azusa Pacific University and is also a published
She is adjunct faculty at SBCC and teaches skin physiology and
Got spa questions? Email Melissa at
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