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Beyond Beer: Five Spas Turning Brew City into Beauty City

BY: Editors | Jul 1, 2015
Beyond Beer: Five Spas Turning Brew City into Beauty City

Brew City has a lot more to offer than beer—especially when you consider the Milwaukee spa scene. Freestanding and tucked within many hotels in Milwaukee, these relaxation hotspots combine everything from specialty muds to pharmaceutical-grade skincare products in order to reinvigorate and revive. That's especially good considering how easy it is to get worn out touring the city's breweries, wandering the Milwaukee Art Museum, and sailing on Lake Michigan. Here are a few of the best and brightest spas and salons in Milwaukee to help you get started.

1. Neroli Salon & Spa

Historic Third Ward

Stepping into Neroli is like stepping away from your life. Each experience starts in the locker room, where guests shed their street clothes in favor of a spa uniform: a soft robe and slippers. An aromatic towel and beverage service then bridges the gap to the private treatment rooms where Asian-inspired decor, botanical-based Aveda products, and treatments customized to men and women convince the senses that they've left the country altogether.

2. Invivo


At Invivo wellness starts far below the surface. Instead of spending their time on the skin, experts here focus on the muscle and the mind, easing away knots with relaxation massages, strengthening the limbs with yoga sessions, and combining both for yoga-infused Thai massage. As for the mind, the experts carve pathways to peace with acupuncture and healthy-psychology sessions.

3. Well Spa + Salon

Juneau Town

Well Spa + Salon would be what resulted if you combined your house with a luxury resort: comfortable, private, and surprisingly tailored to your needs. Here, two-room suites, complete with private shower-equipped bathrooms, heated floors, and temperature-adjustable tables, host treatments targeting your body inside and out. Staffers come into the room in turns, brandishing everything from rhassoul mud to the spa's signature marine-based product, Phytomer.

4. Azana Salon & Spa


Azana Salon & Spa has plenty of space for relaxation—two floors worth in fact. While stylists transform client’s downstairs, guests upstairs sink into relaxed states in one of 10 private treatment rooms. Dedicated to either massage or aesthetic treatments, each room is outfitted with equipment for any type of service, from oat-milk facials to sea-salt body scrubs capped off with a Vichy shower.

5. The M Spa

Historic Third Ward

At the confluence of the Milwaukee and Menomonee Rivers, The M Spa serves as an oasis for tired travelers. Here massages incorporate a blend of modalities—from deep-tissue to reflexology—customized to address each individual's needs. Skincare treatments similarly morph to match each client's skin type, incorporating gloTherapuetics pharmaceutical-grade skincare products and an expert touch.