Spa Treatments

Ahhh, Spa

There seems to be a spa popping up on every corner, but these places treat you best 


Body Treatment
Pumpkin Pie & Sweet Wine Body Scrub
The Spa at Ballantyne Resort

Following a soft dry scrub, an aesthetician exfoliates and rehydrates your dry skin with a yam and pumpkin enzyme peel, almond and mineral treatment, ten grains and spices exfoliating granules, and a rich black perlette grape moisturizer (above). All of which leave your skin feeling so soft you can’t stop from rubbing your cheek against your supersmooth arms. $90 for fifty minutes.
10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy., 704-248-4141

Spa menu
Spa Botanica

Treat your tired muscles to specialty massage techniques like lomi-lomi, reiki, and dual abhyanga. Then splurge on a Caviar and Pearls Facial followed by an exotic Volcanic Ash Body Treatment or Pomegranate Sugar Scrub (above). The decadent pairings feel practically limitless; all you have to do is find enough free time to try them all.
Embassy Suites Golf Resort and Spa, 5400 John Q. Hammons Dr. NW, Concord, 704-455-8200

Aveda Botanical Resurfacing Facial
Modern Salon & Spa

This wrinkle-reducing, rejuvenating treatment ($65 for thirty minutes) begins with a gentle cleansing followed by a composition of bamboo particles that’s slowly rubbed over your face, loosening layers of dry skin and whisking them away. You’re then pampered by an intensive hydrating mask, glow-enhancing radiance fluid, and protective lotion packed with SPF 15 (above).
Phillips Place, 6822-C Phillips Place Ct, 704-339-0909

Manicure and pedicure   
Polished Nail Bar

Aestheticians at this South End spot massage your limbs with a mild exfoliant (the All-Out mani boasts a sweet-scented citrus exfoliation) that increases circulation and makes your limbs feel oh so light. And with a complimentary glass of wine with your appointment, it’s hard not to linger while catching up on Us Weekly. $35 for mani/pedi combo.
2041 South Blvd., 704-954-0004

All-day experience spa
The Spa at Ballantyne Resort

True luxury is all about the amenities, and this nationally renowned resort spa has them all, plus a swoon-worthy menu of services. Opt for the Four Hands Massage (exquisite and self-explanatory), the Ballantyne Signature Facial, which uses local products, the Citrus Lavender body scrub (medium), and, to finish, a Green Apple and Pear mani/pedi.
10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy., 704-248-4141

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Urbana Cityspa & Teabar
The benefits of green tea antioxidants (left) is undeniable so Urbana went one step further and decided to massage it (in buttery lotion form) into every sore muscle in your body, relaxing and rejuvenating you in sixty blissful minutes ($100). Your skin absorbs all the benefits of the mighty tea while a smidge of caffeine reduces appearance of cellulite. 7510 Pineville Matthews Rd., 704-543-1700


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