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  Alchemy Spa.Wellness.Cafe - We are a Spa and Wellness Center designed to support you in creating a healthy lifestyle right here and right now. Alchemy offers a full spectrum of healing services including massage, organic skincare, yoga, acupuncture, cleansing programs, and a full service organic vegetarian Cafe.

We aim to bridge the gap between ancient healing sciences and modern medical advances. The path to wellness begins with healthy food, which leads to healthy energy, which creates healthy body, mind, and eventually spirit. Utilizing the best of East and West, we help you begin your journey to Wellness.
  Evolutions Medical and Day Spa - Santa Barbara's 6,000 square foot medical and day spa combines the clinical with the luxurious. Evolutions Medical Spa offers state-of-the-art medical treatments to provide advanced solutions for skin concerns including wrinkles, sun damage, acne, hair removal and much more. Our highly-trained medical staff is overseen by owner and respected Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Terry J. Perkins. Evolutions Day Spa provides a serene atmosphere that encourages relaxation and offers services such as massage, body wraps, facials, and waxing. Guests can enjoy full shower and locker facilities, dry eucalyptus saunas, and a peaceful tea lounge. Let your mind and body be pampered at Evolutions!
  Spa Del Mar - We offer a wide range of massages, body treatments and facials including some wonderful signature spa treatments that no one else in Santa Barbara is offering, such as our Body Contouring Bamboo Massage, Santa Barbara Beach Mist Airbrush Tanning Spa Treatment, and our Santa Barbara Sea Shell and Coconut Oil Massage, to name a few. We pride ourselves on providing the best spa treatments possible by only using talented, experienced therapists and estheticians, and the very finest oils, body treatment and facial products from local sources.

 
 Spa Reviews & Information
By Melissa Mellott, M.Ed.,
 Spa Health Writer & Esthetician
www.spadefined.com

 Day & Boutique Spas in Santa Barbara

  • Alchemy Arts Center is a Spa and Wellness Center designed to support you in creating a healthy lifestyle right here and right now. Alchemy offers a full spectrum of healing services including massage, organic skincare, yoga, acupuncture, cleansing programs, and a full service organic vegetarian Cafe.
  • Amara Spa 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 downtown. The 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 as lavender.
  • 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

  • Adagio
  • 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 skin.
  • 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.
  • ZenSpa

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 current, Microdermabrasion
  • 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.
  • Skin Essentials 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.
  • Treat located 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

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.

Resort Spas

  • Four Seasons Resort, the Biltmore Santa Barbara
  • Fess Parker Doubletree Resort and Spa Services
  • Hotel Oceana and Spa Services
  • Bacara Spa
  • 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 and spirit.

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 cellulite.

Massage &  Estheticians
(Less expensive treatments offered by student interns)

  • Santa 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 treatments.

Salons Offering Spa Services

  • 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

  • Drink a lot of water before and after your treatment.
  • Tip 15-20%
  • 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!
About Melissa Mellott - Melissa is a contributing writer for www.spasofamerica.com on Spa Health topics and reviews.
 
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 author.
 
She is adjunct faculty at SBCC and teaches skin physiology and facial anatomy.
 
Got spa questions? Email Melissa at melissa@spadefined.com or visit her website Spa Defined, at www.spadefined.com