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Vacation Relaxation: Best Spas In Tampa Bay

March 22, 2014 9:00 AM

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(Photo credit FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

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Sometimes, you just have to give yourself a break. Indulging in a luxurious spa treatment or two can be just what you need, whether it’s on your own or with someone you love hanging out with. And it’s not just for ladies — most spas have services designed especially for men. All you have to do is make an appointment, ditch your cell phone and take in a massage, aromatherapy or other relaxing service at any of Tampa Bay’s incredible spas.
Spa Moritz
17401 Commerce Park Blvd., Ste.103
Tampa, FL 33647

(813) 971-4772
www.spamoritz.com

Spa Moritz is a full-service, European-style spa that will have you looking and feeling like royalty after any of its luxurious treatments. It offers just about any service you could need, including massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, wraps and paramedical skin therapy. Many of the treatments include natural ingredients like seaweed, sea salts/mineral mixtures, fruit juices and natural oils to pamper and soothe the skin. One of its most popular services is the chocolate pedicure in which ground cacao is used to soften and exfoliate the skin. It even comes with a chocolate martini.

SB Health and Beauty Spa
116 S. Oregon Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33606

(813) 259-3606
www.sbspa.com

One of the best features of this south Tampa gem is the wide variety of spa packages to choose from. You can plan an afternoon of relaxation for just you, you and a spouse or you and a friend with the “Just the Two of Us” or “Time Together” packages. There are also specialty packages that suit more specific needs, such as the “The Men’s Retreat” or “Sweet Mommy-To-Be” packages. SB Health and Beauty offers a full line of spa services that includes hot stone massages, body scrubs, wraps and anti-aging therapies.

Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
105 N. Bayshore Dr.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

(727) 726-1161
www.safetyharborspa.com

A day in Safety Harbor is like a day in paradise. It offers a huge variety of treatments that last anywhere from 25 minutes to all day. Its signature treatments include SEACRET skin care recipes, made from essential minerals, salts and muds taken from the Dead Sea. One of the most popular treatments is the Dead Sea Facial, which can be used for all skin types and all ages to detoxify, smooth and tighten skin.

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Tranquility Wellness Spa
149 Second St. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 898-7800
www.tranquilitywellnessspa.com

Tranquility is one of the more affordable spas on this list, but that doesn’t mean it cuts corners. Full services are offered here, including skin treatments, massages, manicures and pedicures. Highly trained experts can meet your every need, whether it’s a sports pedicure or a prenatal massage. If you want to spend a special day out at the spa, the “Aromatherapy Refuge” or “Snowbird Special” are right up your alley. Packages last anywhere from three to six hours.

Glow Day Spa of Tampa, Inc.
3105 W. Barcelona St.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 832-8000
www.glowdayspatampa.com

At Glow Couture, everyone is given a unique experience, tailored to your individual health and skin care concerns. Whether you are looking for sunless tanning services, microdermabrasion or a wax treatment, each treatment is customized just for you. Spa packages last anywhere from three to 4.5 hours and are accompanied with tea, sweets or wine for ladies, and a glass of scotch for men.

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Amanda Mole has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil and cooking since she was tall enough to reach the stove. She believes that food provides more than just vital nutrients: it is an irreplaceable part of countless cultural and social activities. As a Tampa Bay resident for the past 21 years, she is well acquainted with the incredibly diverse range of restaurants, bars, and food festivals that the area has to offer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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