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2022 Best Spa Down the Shore

Salt Spa at The Reeds

There’s a reason the Reeds is Oprah’s Shore hotel of choice: bright coastal rooms, a sundeck plunge pool, complimentary water activities on the bay. But it’s the Salt Spa — complete with a Himalayan salt brine light-inhalation lounge, a tile-studded Turkish bath, a full-service hair, makeup and nail studio (we see you, bridal parties), and serene massages, facials, and flotation therapy — that’ll call to you like a Jersey Shore siren song, especially during the off-season. Read More »

9628 3rd Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ Website

2022 Best Med Spa

Nirvana Wellness Med Spa

Under the direction of founders Taralyn and Joe Freda and medical director Brian Weiss, Nirvana has seen huge growth since opening in August 2020. It’s now a full-blown med spa where you can get treated to a massage, a facial, an acupuncture session, a brow and lash upgrade, or time in the infrared sauna. Other services include medical micro-blading and the new EvolveX body contouring, a three-in-one treatment that blasts fat, tones muscles and tightens skin. Read More »

925 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2022 Best Kid-Friendly Spa

Primp & Play

It’s a genius concept: Mom gets a massage or facial while her little one is entertained with arts and crafts or mini beauty services like chocolate facials and glitter manis. Primp & Play is perfect for spa-day birthday parties, too — and no need to worry about stuffing goodie bags at 2 a.m., because your kid’s besties will make their own lotion, lip gloss or jewelry to take home. Read More »

1520 Locust Street, second floor, Philadelphia, PA Website

2021 Best Comprehensive Med Spa

Body + Beauty Lab

This collab between Jefferson­ Health and Philly spa pioneer Korin Korman is always up on the latest treatments and technologies — ­jawline contouring, cellulite reduction, PRFM for under the eyes — and their team of nurses and physicians makes sure to keep you looking like you, with a little extra oomph. Keep an eye out for their soon-to-open Radnor location. Read More »

834 Chestnut Street, Suite 104, Philadelphia, PA Website

2021 Best Skin-care Destination


Owner Marquita Robinson-­Garcia crafts her all-natural plant-based skin-care solutions right here in Philly and carries everything from body oils to hair and scalp serums. Want to customize your own regimen? Opt for the in-house Chemixtry lab. Read More »

1500 Locust Street suite 3801, Philadelphia, PA Website

2021 Best New All-in-One Spa

Victoria Roggio Beauty

It’s the makeover straight out of a ’90s rom-com montage: Get a facial, a massage and a body wrap, plus have your hair, makeup, brows and nails done, all in one Old City spa. Read More »

219 Cuthbert Street, 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA Website

2021 Best Spa with a View

Four Seasons

Crystal oil massages. Candlelit, rose-bedecked couple’s spa nights. Energy healing and reiki. This luxe spa does it all, with IG-worthy views 57 floors up. Read More »

1 North 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2019 Best New Pampering Service

Luxe Ritual at the Rittenhouse Spa & Club

Want to disappear for two long, luxurious hours? This new over-the-top ($300!) service includes a full body exfoliation, body wrap, and hot oil scalp treatment, plus an aromatherapy massage. Side benefit: 120 amazing minutes without your phone. Read More »

210 West Rittenhouse Square, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA | 215-790-2500 | Website

2019 Best New Clinical Skincare Destination

Avery Graham

Longtime Main Line skin-care guru Elizabeth Cardarelli finally comes to the city with a glam full-service medspa that serves up micro-needling, laser hair removal, Botox, Cardarelli’s signature peels, and all other manner of skin-perfecting treatments. Read More »

2212 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-544-2212 | Website

2018 Best Skin-Care Destination


After a spin in 3000BC’s Visia Complexion Analysis booth to see all the sun damage, wrinkles and discoloration hiding beneath the surface of your skin, you’ll be good and ready for the spa’s laser treatments, chemical peels, hydrafacials and, really, whatever else they recommend. Read More »

834 Chestnut St #104, Philadelphia, PA | 215-989-3500 | Website