Day Spas

An inside look at the top 5 day spas in America

Had a stressful week at the office, or had your children at home pulling on you all day? Take a break to a day spa!

Pampering yourself with a day at a spa is not self-indulgent - it's a necessity. You can revive yourself with treatments and relaxation that can't be achieved anywhere else. So melt all your tensions away with a visit to a spa - all have a la carte services, but a total package may be your answer.

Listed are the top 5 spas in the United States that specialize in your wellbeing:

Oasis Day Spa: New York, NY

Renew your spirit with a full-range luxurious spa and salon treatments in New York City. Oasis Day Spa is so successful they have opened an annex at JFK airport. Treatments range from massage, skincare and hydrotherapy to other salon services in a peaceful and beautiful Zen environment. Full day spa packages, with a 90 minute massage, 60 minute facial, 60 minute wrap and 30 minute lavender salt scrub, begin at $415. There are many other combos at more affordable price.

Exhale Chicago: Chicago, IL

Noted as a unique healing and wellbeing experience, Exhale Chicago offers acupuncture and nutritional counseling. Within a tranquil environment, their signature Core Fusion promises to work from the inside out with Pilates and improve overall wellbeing. They do offer tradition spa treatments, but specialize in six-week packages for wellbeing starting at $2000.

Avia Spa: Santa Barbara, CA

Packages here begin at $270 to transport you into a world dedicated to the relaxation of your senses. A day here can create months of rejuvenated attitude. Using Eastern techniques and soft music, the experience is more than soothing.

Spa Eleven: Delray Beach, FL

One the hippest spas in Florida is Spa Eleven. Fully escape as Spa Eleven offers not only spa treatments, but anti-aging treatments as well. Packages begin at $790.

New Day Spa: Sedona, Arizona

Based in the desert, locally grown flower oils for pure aromatherapy is just one reason to visit the New Day Spa, Their signature packages begin at $225. Surrounded by the mountains, the scented red earth clay can be used on the entire body for an antioxidant, anti-aging treatment.

Remember, when on vacation many hotel chains such as Marriott, Hyatt and Ritz Carton offer day spa services. So indulge on your vacation or even your business trip.

To recreate these experiences at home, purchase the products that really made your experience enjoyable. Close your eyes and the scents will rouse the experience once again.

By Veronica Shine