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Vacation Relaxation: Best Spas In Sacramento

Visitors to California's capital city have a wealth of opportunities for entertainment and exploration. World-class museums, the Sacramento Kings, a thriving art, music and theater scene, numerous locales for outdoor sports, renowned wineries and the historic Gold Country are just a few of the region's attractions. With so much to see and do, it is easy to forget that vacations are also meant to be a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Allow time to visit these Sacramento spas to relax, soothe and rejuvenate your mind and body.


Spa De Beauté
6387 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95831
(916) 442-0404

This small but well-appointed day spa offers packages for men, women and couples. Massage styles can include the gentle, relaxing Swedish, pain-relieving deep tissue and invigorating hot stone versions. Pregnant ladies will adore the package with an organic facial, hand treatment and maternity massage and brides-to-be can enjoy a sea salt body scrub, facial and application of lush eyelash extensions. Couples will love the pampering of a facial, sauna and Swedish massage, and anyone can get ready for the warm weather with various waxing options.

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Shanti Face And Body Lounge
Credit: Shanti Face & Body Lounge

Shanti Face & Body Lounge
1430 33rd St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 397-2093

Shanti Lounge allows visitors to rise above the stress and noise of daily life; the cozy spa is located atop the roof of East Sacramento Mercantile. Enjoy a luxurious massage in this peaceful retreat. The owner works alone and by appointment only, so your needs and relaxation during the visit are her only priority. Beneficial and pampering services include sugar scrubs, mud wraps, revitalizing chemical peels, waxing and luxurious facials. All of the products used are vegan and free of sulfates and paraben, and the prices are far lower than the high quality of care would suggest. Book your visit as far in advance as possible, as Shanti is very popular and appointments fill up quickly.

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Christi Crapotta owns and operates Urban Kneads (Credit: Christi Crapotta)

Urban Kneads
917 7th St., Suite B-108
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 893-6492

While visiting Sacramento, take time out to soothe your soul and rejuvenate your body at Urban. Choose the Napa Valley massage to relax, pamper and moisturize your skin from head to toe, or opt for a hot stone massage to relieve the symptoms of stress, anxiety or fatigue. Skilled deep tissue bodywork is also available to address injuries and offer pain management. Another option is Soul Medicine, customized, compassionate care for those seeking a more spiritual, empowering and grounding experience. Soothe your tired tootsies with a special foot treatment, which includes a wild mint and tea tree oil scrub, a balm made with chamomile and aloe and deep foot massage.

Arden Hills

The Spa at Arden Hills
1220 Arden Hills Lane
Sacramento, CA 95864
(916) 480-1150

The Spa at Arden Hills offers numerous options to pamper your body, relax your muscles, revitalize your skin and soothe your soul. The signature package includes a focused hot stone treatment, pressure-point care, aromatherapy and Swedish massage; one special includes massage and dinner for two. For a luscious, healthy glow, get a sugar scrub and spray tan treatment, or a thermal facial to bring out your skin's radiance. Try the full-body exfoliation that is followed by a warm honey treatment and mint-infused scalp massage, or escape to the tropics with a coconut scrub, pineapple body wrap and papaya body butter. Treat your feet and hands as well; paraffin treatments, mineral scrubs and massage treatments provide the perfect canvas for pedicures and manicures.

Credit: Happy Day Spa

Happy Day Spa
6911 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 428-8880

Swedish oil or hot stone massages are perfect for total relaxation or try a deep tissue massage for more therapeutic, pain-releasing benefits. Visitors are sure to enjoy the reflexology treatment – a deep foot massage that soothes tension and soreness from all over your body. The unique Thai massage includes a customized warm compress of medicinal herbs, such as kaffir lime leaves, tamarind, lemongrass and turmeric. Spa treatments are reasonably priced but be aware that some services are offered in a communal rather than private room.

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Valerie Heimerich is a freelance writer out of Sacramento. She typically covers animals and community issues. She has volunteered and worked for many organizations helping animals and people.
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