When you feel like the stresses of life become too much to bear, it’s time to find one of Philadelphia’s top notch spas and relax the day away. We’ve compiled a list of the absolute best day spas in the city to fit your needs.

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Rescue Rittenhouse Spa Lounge

255 South 17th Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Sometimes it takes a glamorous aesthetician who was born in Poland, trained in France, and then toiled in Manhattan to really get it. Five years after she opened Rescue, Danuta Mieloch remains peerless. Her space: spare yet luxurious, central yet secluded. Her products: splurge-y yet essential.

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Nurture Spa

415 South York Road
New Hope, Pennsylvania

Not too big. Not too small. Not too trendy, fussy, pricey or offbeat. Just crisp, modern, relaxing (seriously, a facial with Lorrie or Nora has been known to induce gentle snoring), and thorough enough to be restful and glamorous and effective. In other words, just right.

The Spa at Four Seasons

1 Logan Square
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

They’ve thought of everything–scented oil under your nostrils to deter sinus stuffiness, heated tables for the chill-prone, steaming towels steeped in relaxing -aromatics–to make this 80-minute ($195) Swedish rubdown even more of a luxury. Stretch out the tranquility with a post-treatment sojourn to the adjacent pool.

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Richel D’Ambra Day Spa & Salon at the Ritz-Carlton

Ten Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Richel D’Ambra was one of the first women to open a spa in the U.S., so first-rate services should be expected. This spa also specializes in anti-aging treatments and offers special services for expectant mothers.

Spa Sensation

6813 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Everyone is a VIP at Spa Sensation. This salon specializes in hair–relaxers, perms, cuts, color, braids, cornrows, natural styles–and also has a wide array of other beauty treatments on the menu. All of this is housed in a 3,300 sq foot salon where you’re sure to feel special.

Diamond Spa

8430 Germantown Ave
Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania

Diamond Spa offers exceptional customer care and service. Experience the ultimate in relaxation inside a peaceful, calm environment at this day spa in Chestnut Hill. Children are welcome at Diamond Spa to enjoy age-appropriate treatments of their own, however an adult be present with them at all times.

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Body Restoration Spa

1611 walnut street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215- 569-9599

Body Restoration, a skin and bodywork day spa, offers progressive and holistic spa services designed to jump start the body’s natural healing process. Located in Center City Philadelphia, Body Restoration specializes in massage therapy, facials, body therapies and waxing. The 1,800 square-foot spa facility offers five treatment rooms as well as a comfortable lounge. Relieve stress in a calming ambiance that contributes to an uplifting sensory experience.

Eviama Life Spa

262 South 16th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Ascend into stillness to find organic facials that relax and rejuvenate. Discover restorative massage and energy work for bodily and spiritual renewal. Transform yourself with a luxurious body wrap or spa package. Slow down and breathe in our tranquil, welcoming, green-designed space.

Balance Health Center & Yoga Spa

112 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Balance Health Center approaches health from a holistic perspective, understanding the entire body and lifestyle as a whole, not as disconnected pieces. They emphasize patient education and teach simple “at home” procedures which are said to significantly increase recovery.

Total Serenity Day Spa

2108 Waltnut Street
Philadelphia, Pa.

Total Serenity is a holistic day spa that has captivated the day spa industry by introducing a unique approach, integrating wellness, relaxation, and beauty into one’s lifestyle at all levels. Total Serenity offers a variety of services you can enjoy or share with someone special. Enjoy a candle lit, serene environment, where you will regenerate, refresh, and relax.