A Detroit Spa-Day Itinerary Spanning Four Spas
The optimal Detroit spa day is actually a spas day. With so many top-notch spas in the city, spending an entire day at one is like ordering a four-scoop ice-cream sundae all in one flavor. Why not sample the standout services at several spas instead?
It’s an ambitious quest, but to make the venture easier, we’ve put together a Detroit spas day itinerary for you.
Stop #1: Woodhouse Day Spa
1447 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI
At Woodhouse Day Spa, there are more than 70 treatments from which to choose, including a facial with face massage.
The standout service: The Minkyti facial. Minkyti is Sanskrit for “to knead,” and this facial is, at its core, a face massage. The epic treatment starts with a foot washing, after which the aesthetician relaxes clients with facial hydrotherapy and acupressure, then applies hydrating natural oils (think rosehip seed) and an anti-aging serum.
Another reason to stop here: The sheer variety of services—including unique ones, such as a collection designed to send you to sleep, kneading muscles and promoting relaxation while you doze or dream.
Stop #2: Tantra Aveda Spa
23059 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, MI
Tantra Aveda Spa uses natural products with plant and floral extracts, as well as soothing aromatherapy essential oils.
The standout service: The Detoxifying Dry-Brush Body Wrap helps improve circulation, soften skin, and encourage the body to rid itself of toxins. Lavender, rosemary, and peppermint essential oils awaken the senses, and a scalp and foot massage renew the body.
Another reason to stop here: The bohemian ambiance lends itself to relaxation with tall woven chairs, plush rugs to tickle bare feet, and natural greenery.
Stop #3: Beach House Day Spa
34645 Woodward Ave., Birmingham, MI
Named the best spa in Detroit by Detroit A-Lister, Beach House Day Spa draws inspiration from the natural beauty of the Great Lakes.
The standout service: The 60-minute Swedish massage uses gentle, flowing strokes like waves on the shore. If you have a spa-day buddy, pick the one-hour couples massage, which ends with sweets and champagne. (According to our look at couples-massage etiquette, you don’t have to do it with a romantic partner—you can take a friend!)
Another reason to stop here: The peaceful navy, turquoise, green, and white decor is inspired by the color palette of the Great Lakes and of nautical gear. The staff is loyal to it even in the details, like the blue ribbon wrapped around the cozy robe.
Stop #4: Cosi Bella Nail Spa
13677 23 Mile Rd., Shelby Township, MI
Cosi Bella uses products like clinically tested Sothys Paris lotions, chip-resistant OPI polish, and mineral-rich sugar scrubs to ensure your skin and nails are properly pampered.
The standout service: The Sweet Princess mani-pedi treats your skin with a sugar scrub and ingredients such as shea butter, seaweed, and organic lavender essential oils before technicians paint your nails with OPI, Essie, or CND hues.
Another reason to stop here: During your pedicure, you’ll be settled into a cozy massage chair amid a background of warm, natural hues, and you can add on a relaxing foot massage if you’re still craving more.
Mae Rice is a staff writer who writes about eyelash extensions, French food, what "business casual" even means, and other style and food topics.