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Vacation Relaxation: Best Spas In OC

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Do you have a couples getaway, mother/daughter day or simply a day of pampering coming up? Escape the rigors of daily life and get your body replenished with these unique spas. These Orange County spas offer everything from facials, deep tissue and even Thai massages in these serene locations. Each caters to your needs and is a nice retreat away from the everyday stress to achieve whole body well-being.

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Spa Gregorie's Day Spa Newport Beach
200 Newport Center Drive, Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 644-6672

Exceptional atmosphere and comfortable settings are guaranteed for customers at Spa Gregorie's in Newport Beach. It offers a full line of spa and salon services with highly trained and experienced professionals. When arriving to the spa, you are given a locker key, robe and a pair of slippers. First-time customers are encouraged to contact a spa coordinator in order to see what would be the best attire for the treatment being received. Specials are always available and it is recommended you check the company website to take advantage of these deals.

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Chaba Thai Massage & Spa
1000 Bristol St. N., Suite 19
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 863-1773

What began in India, Thai massage found its way to Southeast Asia in Thailand where Thai monks performed massages as a form of medicine to heal the imbalance between the body, mind and spirit. Those not familiar with the benefits of a Thai massage, they include a calm, refreshed spirit, increase in energy and opening of the energy lines that are blocked in areas of the body. For many, it improves the blood and lymphatic circulation. A traditional Thai massage involves gently rocking, rhythmic acupressure and assisted stretching to help revitalize the body. Other services available include Swedish massage, deep tissue, foot massage, combination, body scrub and hot stone therapy.

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Burke Williams Spa
20 City Blvd. W., Building C3
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 769-1360

Enjoy a luxurious day at the popular Burke Williams Spa in Orange located in The Block of Orange. The experience reflects a fine Italian villa with marble and granite and an astounding 25 treatment rooms. Escape stress with a blend of ancient techniques in a world-class European spa. From massages to facials and signature treatments, a full day at Burke Williams will prove to be exactly what is needed to soothe the body and mind. It is recommended to arrive an hour before your appointment to enjoy the amenities of the spa including the whirlpools, saunas, showers and cool mist rooms.

Related:Best Day Spas In Orange County

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I Spa
2332 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 260-9988

This Korean sauna and spa opened in 2012 featuring the Jjim-jil Bang theme, a gender-segregated public bathhouse that includes hot tubs, showers, sauna and massage tables. There are five specialized rooms that include the fire room, red clay room, salt room, forest room and the ice room that each target specific health concerns. Massage therapists are available to provide the complete spa experience. Amenities include a play room for children, cafeteria with Korean cuisine and a cafe with drinks and desserts. The I Spa offers more than just a day of relaxation, it offers a cultural experience that will keep you coming back for more.

Shopping & Style Spa, Skinsations Spa
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Skinsations Spa
13911 Carroll Way, Suite E
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 731-7300

This resort-style day spa offers a wide range of packages including "mommy to be," "my secret hide away" and the "fantasy package" for those who are looking to restore and rejuvenate. The services offered range from body massages, facials, makeup and a men's spa available for men to relieve themselves of sore muscles and get a facial and massage. There are incentives available here for first-timers that get services at the spa.

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Elle Toussi is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. Her work can be found on

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