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4 of the Most Luxurious Spas in Baltimore

Ultimate relaxation at top oases in Baltimore, plus a bonus in Ellicott City

Baltimore may have a reputation for being quirky, but it also has a luxurious side. So thankfully, after a hectic day, you can reward yourself with an indulgent treatment at a number of top spas offering rejuvenating hand and foot treatments, body scrubs, and wraps designed to leave you feeling refreshed and de-stressed.

About Faces Day Spa & Salon

This local spa with multiple locations offers a staggering range of services. The Combination Custom and Deep Tissue massage (1 hour, $103) is tailored to each individual, pinpointing problem areas for relief. But perhaps the most noteworthy treatments use leading skincare brands Caudalie, GM Collin, and Skinceuticals. The Caudalie Resveratrol Firming Facial ($140) incorporates ingredients straight from the skincare company’s vineyards in Bordeaux France. The GM Collin Derm Renewal Alpha Hydroxy Facial ($140) exfoliates at a deeper skin level, helping to brighten and reduce pigmentation. The Skinceuticals Antioxidant Facial ($125) delivers an intense burst of nutrients intended to maintain and improve skin’s health. 1501 South Clinton St., 410.675.0099

Four Seasons Baltimore Spa

The name Four Seasons has always been associated with luxury, so naturally, the hotel’s spa is just as luxurious. The Himalayan Salt Stone massage (80 minutes, $245-$255) begins with a 25-minute salt soak, followed by a 50-minute massage using warmed salt stones to help balance the central nervous system. The Organic Aromatherapy Kur (80 minutes, $225-$235) treatment includes a Turkish salt and essential oil exfoliation, a mineral bath, and an aromatherapy massage. It’s perfect for unwinding after a long day. 200 International Drive, 410.576.5800

The relaxation room at the Four Seasons Baltimore
The relaxation room at the Four Seasons Baltimore (Courtesy Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore)

The QG Spa

This downtown department store also houses a barbershop, tailoring and shoe shine services, and the QG Spa open to both men and women. The spa menu offers a full range of services, but the HydraFacial (30 minutes, $180) is the most popular. The spa claims the three-step facial provides noticeable improvements in acne, redness, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles. We also like the spa’s Rejuvenation Manicure/Pedicure (1 hour each, $60/$80). This thoroughly indulgent treatment includes a warm lotion soak, a massage with hot stones, a paraffin treatment, and a buff and shine. The pedicure version also includes a sugar scrub. 31 S. Calvert St., 410.685.7428

The HydraFacial at The QG Spa
The HydraFacial at The QG Spa (Courtesy The QG)

Spa at the Ivy Hotel

Retreat to the sanctuary that is the Spa at the Ivy Hotel. Here, the Diamond Rose Ritual (60/90 minutes, $180/$270) starts with exfoliation, followed by a massage with Absolute Damask Rose Oil, making you feel as if you’ve been transported to a Spring garden. The Ultimate Zen body ritual (2 hours, $345) leaves skin glowing thanks to a full-body exfoliation, a body wrap, and a hot-oil scalp treatment, followed by a shea butter massage. For an absolutely luxurious treatment, try the Perfect Petite Retreat (2.5 hours, $425)—a 90-minute custom massage followed by a 60-minute custom facial, ensuring specific areas are addressed. 205 E. Biddle St., 410.514.6180

The Spa at The Ivy hotel
The Spa at The Ivy hotel (Courtesy The Ivy)

Bonus: Vedic Spa

If you’re willing to travel, Vedic Spa in nearby Ellicott City offers a range of ayurvedic and holistic treatments, along with conventional facials and massages. The Shirodhara Oil Treatment (45 minutes, $59) offers deep relaxation, as a steady stream of warm oil is gently poured over the forehead, obtaining relaxation results similar to meditation. It may also help improve sleep quality. The Udvartana Body Exfoliation (49 minutes, $69) uses a blend of herbs to exfoliate skin and an herbal body mask. It’s designed to stimulate the body’s lymphatic system, helping clients feel refreshed and invigorated. 8000 Locust Mill St., Ellicott City, Maryland, 410.720.9401

A Shirodhara oil treatment
A Shirodhara oil treatment (©Kzenon/Shutterstock)