Spring brings about feelings of fresh starts and renewal. This can be manifested through work, new projects and self-care. Spa visits have been traditionally viewed as being inaccessible for everyday folks due to costly procedures and feelings of not being deserving of lavish activities—but Black-owned spas are shifting this narrative.
Nevertheless, as the concept of luxury becomes more dismantled, people across the country are having the opportunity to delight in a therapeutic experience. If you're ready to bask in the healing properties that a day of pampering can bring, here are 6 Black-owned spas to check out this season and beyond.
Salamander Resort & Spa
Owned by notable businesswoman Shelia Johnson, Salamander Resort & Spa offers a luxury experience with scenic views. Guests can partake in sound therapy, Grand Cru vineyards-inspired treatments and then venture to any of the fine dining experiences available on the premises after their time in the spa.
Poppi's Spa + Lounge
Located in the heart of Downtown Tulsa, Poppi's Spa prioritizes self-care for those consistently enraptured in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With daily packages that include access to their modern lounge, luxe treatments and intentional add-ons, this oasis is one you'll definitely want to schedule time for.
Body By Brooklyn
Brooklyn, New York
Serene spas are chill, but ones that encourage a vibe of fellowship is fantastic. Body By Brooklyn not only has saunas and VIP suites, but it also has a Thai restaurant inside for guests to indulge in.
The Mansion at Noble Lane
Located in the Poconos, The Mansion at Noble Lane grants guests a world-class trip to their spa while taking in their pristine grounds. This "sanctuary" provides an assortment of engaging activities, from mother and daughter onsite excursions to yoga. Folks can even enjoy a champagne and s'mores session around a campfire in the evening for further relaxation.
The Spa at The Ivy
Rituals, body wraps and facials —oh my! The Spa at The Ivy is a splendidly sweet respite from city living. Offering a variance of specials and packages, you'll never want to leave this spa, and just may end up booking a staycation for deeper indulgence.
Honorable Mention: The Jenesis House
Although a brick-and-mortar location won't be open until 2025 tentatively, The Jenesis House hosts multiple spa retreats yearly to support their mission to become the first Black woman-owned and operated spa in Arizona. If interested, they are taking advance reservations and have a line-up of exciting retreats slated for this year.