Best Day Spas in Richmond

With spring now here and summer plans already in the works, I can’t think of a better time to relax with a little bit of pampering. Perhaps you need to refresh your skin in preparation for sundress weather. Whatever your reason for needing or simply wanting (no judgment here!) a little TLC for yourself, we want to make sure you’re getting the best experience possible.  After all, most of us don’t necessarily make a day at the spa part of our weekly routine, so when we do go, we want to make it count.  We took a close look at Richmond’s many day spas and salons and found that not all spas are created equally. While Richmond hosts a range of salons, spas and wellness centers, we found that some stood out from the rest. In the end, we came up with a list that we think you’re going to love. We certainly do.

The following day spas get top grades for their options, offerings and all-around luxury – at a reasonable price. Here are some of the features that we looked at when choosing our top five Richmond spa favorites:

  1. Range of Services
  2. Packages and/or specials
  3. That little something “extra” that makes them unique
  4. Availability (hours and ease of scheduling)
  5. Cost

For most of us, a day at the spa – or even an occasional facial or massage – is a treat. But that feeling of complete and utter relaxation you get when it’s over is priceless. In fact, once you check out these day spas, we wouldn’t be surprised if you started making them a regular part of your routine. After all, some things are just worth it.


Sacred Waters Holistic Spa and Boutique / Facebook

There are a few things that set Sacred Waters Holistic Spa and Boutique apart. While you can certainly get a great massage or a cleansing facial at Holistic Waters, they offer a unique twist with a number of Eastern medicine practices and massage therapies, long known for their effectiveness in rejuvenating the body, mind and energy of the recipient. These special offerings make them a must-have for our top five. Plus, from the moment you enter Sacred Water’s you’ll be lulled by the serenity of your surroundings and enjoy inviting spaces filled with soothing colors and natural light. Their therapists are skilled in a variety of methods so that no matter what your specific need or request, you can be sure that you’ll receive expert treatment every time – all at reasonable, competitive pricing.

Here are some of the many services you can enjoy at Sacred Waters:

  • MediCupping & Massage Cupping
  • Lymphatic TheraCupping
  • Fire Cupping
  • Reiki
  • Thai Massage
  • Couples Massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hot Stones
  • Full Body Treatments

All spa services at Sacred Waters are available by appointment seven days a week between 8am and 8pm. And with online booking, it’s easy to plan ahead. If you are looking for a spa that is focused on treating the mind and body simultaneously with expert practitioners and proven methods, then Sacred Waters Holistic Spa will more than exceed your expectations.

Why we love them: Massage and skin therapy are great, but throw in a little retail therapy and you may have found the perfect combination. What makes Sacred Waters unique from many of their competitors is that they offer a specialty boutique filled with one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry and accessories. When you’re looking for something special for a friend or for yourself, or perhaps want to find some of the amazing products used in your massage or skincare treatment, the boutique is a one-stop shop. But what we really love is that while with other spas, you may only go to get a particular service, Sacred Waters offers a reason to stop by any day of the week and enjoy their relaxing environment.

Phone: (804) 320-8094

Location and Hours:
3319 West Cary St.
Richmond, Virginia 23221

Spa Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8am – 8pm (*by appointment only)
Boutique Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 5:30pm

Renewal Day Spa / Facebook

Like all of our featured spas, Renewal Day Spa provides the complete spa experience. But where they really step it up a notch is with their beauty offerings including in-depth skin care, permanent make-up services and an expansive nail care menu. But the best part of all is reasonable pricing for their premium services. Plus, with ongoing monthly specials, you can get even more for your money.

Here are some of the services that you can choose from at Renewal Day Spa:

  • Massage, including therapeutic, hot stone, Thai Yoga, couples, pre-natal and more
  • Permanent make-up
  • Facials
  • Advanced skincare, including chemical peels and blemish treatment
  • Hair removal
  • Nail care, including a wide range of manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Aromatherapy
  • A steam room

The staff at Renewal Day Spa is committed to providing a relaxing experience that rejuvenates mind, body and skin – leaving you glowing, feeling beautiful and fully relaxed. But it’s also the little details that make this spa special. For example, enjoy complimentary snacks, tea and water while you wait for your service. Pamper yourself and friends or family with special group packages or call any time with special requests – the Renewal team is there to meet you needs.

Why we love them: In addition to first-class service and products, Renewal Day Spa delivers a value that’s hard to beat when it comes to special packages. Start with their King or Queen for a Day Package, priced at $247 for five and a half hours of dedicated pampering. Or choose the Revitalizer Package which includes four and a half hours of treatment for $196. Or perhaps you’d prefer a heat package priced at $179 and filled with three and a half hours of deep luxury. And if you want to bring someone special with you? Choose a four-hour couples package for $306. But the best part is that each of these luxurious packages comes with a light lunch that includes a green salad topped with strawberries, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries and carrots and is served with a chilled chicken Caesar pasta.

Phone: (804) 320-8094

Location and Hours:
9780 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235

Monday – Thursday, 10am – 7pm
Friday – Saturday, 9am – 8pm


Perception Organic Spa / Facebook

There’s a lot to love about Perception Organic Spa, especially once you see their wide range of service offerings. As an organic spa, they focus on using natural products that offer organic and/or wild-crafted ingredients, as well as recyclable packaging. They even offer a vegan line of nail care and nail enhancement services. And their attention to detail extends well beyond the products they use to the luxurious services the provide.

Perception’s services include:

  • Facials
  • Body wraps
  • Massage therapy, including prenatal, hot stone and more
  • Nail care, including a wide range of manicure and pedicure options and nail enhancements
  • Waxing
  • Lash and eyebrow enhancements and services
  • Men’s services (warm beer foot soak, anyone? Don’t worry ladies, you can have one, too!)

With reasonable prices for their full range of services, they also offer value with multi-service packages starting at $99 for two hours up to $399 for six hours. Or, pamper a crowd with their Spa Party services. The options are virtually endless Best of all, they offer service hours all weekend (and every weekday but Tuesday) so that finding a time to unwind is easy and convenient.

Why we love them: At Perception Organic Spa, you’ll find all the luxury and pampering you would expect from a top-rated day spa. But they also offer a special membership option with “The Perception Club” that allows you to pay a single monthly fee for specific services that you can then schedule once a month for as long as you keep your membership. For example, for $59/month, you can enjoy a 50-minute custom massage or a 40-minute expert facial every month at the time of your choosing. No need to convince yourself to do a little self-care, just relax and know that it’s waiting right there for you.

Phone: (804) 855-1989

Location and Hours:
2902 West Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23221

Monday, 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday – CLOSED
Wednesday – Thursday, 10am – 8pm
Friday, 10am – 7pm
Saturday, 9am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm


GLOW Med Spa

With Richmond Magazine’s “Best Day Spa” award (among others) to their name for five years running, it’s no surprise that GLOW Med Spa makes our best of the best list. But when you’re that good – well, it deserves to be recognized. And GLOW really is that good. In addition to offering premium services, they are committed to offering them at a price that is affordable. From expert hair removal and skincare to deeply relaxing massage, they hire aestheticians and masseuses who are masters at their craft, so that you receive premium care from start to finish.

Take advantage of these custom services:

  • Facials (men and women)
  • Waxing and laser hair removal
  • Chemical Peels
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Injections
  • Tinting
  • Spray Tanning
  • Massage therapy, including prenatal, deep tissue, sports and GLOW exclusives like like Hydrating Rose and Lavender massages.

In keeping with their commitment to premium services without premium pricing, be sure to check out their massage “bundles” with savings of up to $180, as well as their ongoing Facebook specials. You won’t be sorry that you did.

Why we love them: GLOW makes it easy to find the services you want with three fabulous locations. But, instead of offering three identical shops, each of GLOW’s locations offers a special twist, starting with “The Sweet Spot” Waxing Station in Carytown. With a full range of waxing services available, this colorful shop has all the pop and pizzazz of a candy shop. Next up, the “Earth Element” Spa on the Northside envelopes you in a virtual forest of soothing earth tones. Or if you’re looking for something a little warmer, head to Short Pump for “Fire Element” Spa where gorgeously themed, glowing décor welcomes you in for a soothing experience. Choices and great service make GLOW one of Richmond’s top day spas for relaxation.

Phone: (804) 262-0330 (for all locations)

Location and Hours:
Carytown: “The Sweet Spot” Waxing Station by GLOW Med Spa
3202 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221

Monday, 10am – 7pm
Tuesday-Friday, 10am – 7pm
Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Closed Sunday

Northside: “The Earth Element” by GLOW Med Spa
5109 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

Monday-Friday, 10am – 7pm
Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Closed Sunday

Short Pump: “The Fire Element” by GLOW Med Spa
201 Towne Center West Blvd. Suite 705
Richmond, VA 23233

Monday-Friday, 10am – 7pm
Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Closed Sunday


Recognized repeatedly as one of the best day spas in Richmond by Virginia Living Magazine, Scents of Serenity takes pride in providing a truly organic environment – from their products to their methods. And with two locations, you can customize your experience by visiting them at their converted, historic farmhouse in Glen Allen, or stopping by their Richmond spa at the corner Libbie and Grove.  Whether you’re relaxing with one of their soothing massages or rejuvenating your skin with an advanced, organic skin care service, you’ll revel in the tranquility and luxury of these beautiful “Green Spas.”

Here are just a few of the services they provide:

  • Organic facials
  • Massage therapy, include couples, deep tissue, aroma therapy, soothing bamboo and many, many more
  • Organic manicures and pedicures
  • Sugaring hair removal
  • Non-surgical facelifts
  • Organic Spray Tans
  • Seaweed Body Treatments

Choose service a la carte, or really indulge with multi-service spa package ranging from $99 for one hour up to $399 for four hours. For added perks, be sure to check out their monthly specials online, on Facebook or send a mailing list request to and have specials sent straight to your inbox. Call them to schedule an appointment or use their online booking system Whatever you do, just don’t miss the chance to discover the Scents of Serenity for yourself.

Why we love them: Scents of Serenity doesn’t just use organic products, they prescribe to a completely organic lifestyle. As a certified Eminence Green Spa, they adopt green practices for everything that they do. With the term “organic” getting tossed around all too easily these days, you can’t always trust that something labeled organic really is what it says it is. But you won’t have that worry at Scents of Serenity – they’re the real deal, through and through.

Phone: (804) 277-4498

Location Hours:
Glen Allen
3016 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Monday – Friday, 9am-6pm
Saturday, 9am-5pm

5707 Grove Ave
Richmond, VA 23226

Monday – Thursday, 10am-7pm
Friday, 10am-6pm
Saturday, 10am-5pm


Self-care means something different to everyone. But there’s no denying that a little bit of well-timed pampering can go a long way in helping us to feel better in body, mind and spirit. These five day spas in Richmond each offer a unique value that sets them apart from the competition and we’re sure that you’ll find one that suits your preferences. Be sure to try one, or all of them, and let us know what you think. In the meantime, if you have a favorite spa escape in the Richmond area, we would love to hear about it in the comments below.

Anna Strock
Anna has spent the last 18 years writing, directing creative projects, and trying to be the best mom possible to her three girls. When she's not exploring Richmond for the latest and greatest resources, offerings, and activities, she can be found daydreaming on travel blogs, drinking too much coffee, and running kids to endless activities.