The latest update for this article was written by Lindsay Podolak.
There’s nothing quite like a day spent at the spa. Whether you’re taking a break from the world with a solo trip or indulging in a day of relaxation with friends, you’re sure to leave feeling blissfully rejuvenated and supremely pampered. It’s the absolute best way to treat yourself, especially as the changing seasons leave your skin in limbo.
New Jersey is full of award-winning spas to choose from, so just check the list below for a place that puts the “Ahh” in “Spahh!”
Bangz Salon and Wellness Spa
Location: 23 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair
Details: Located inside of a stunningly restructured church, Bangz is a completely unique place to go for your day of relaxation. Selected as one of Elle magazine’s Top 100 Salons in the United States and as New Jersey Life magazine’s Editor’s Pick for Best Spas and Salons in New Jersey, Bangz offers a full menu of spa and salon services. Whether you’re looking for stress-relieving massages (including special services for moms-to-be) and facials, a manicure and pedicure, or a haircut and coloring – Bangz has the best of everything.
Why I like it: Reserve the spa for a Girls’ Night Out so you and your gal pals can enjoy all the spa services you desire, plus complimentary strawberries and champagne.
More info: www.bangz.com or call 973-746-8426
The Spas at Crystal Springs Resort
Location: 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg
Details: Crystal Springs offers two luxurious, award-winning spa options: Elements Spa at Minerals Resort & Spa and Reflections Spa at Grand Cascades Lodge. Book your spa day at Elements to sip organic tea and snack on homemade granola while you bask in the rejuvenating powers of essential oils. Reflections, however, is the spot to feel like a true diva during your spa day. With complimentary pink champagne to accompany your spa treatment, you’re guaranteed to feel every inch the pampered wonder woman (or man) that you are! Both spas offer full menus of spa services, including massages, facials and body treatments.
Why I like it: You can make a weekend out of it by booking a room at the resort, which boasts a golf course, pools and plenty of outdoor activities.
More info: www.crystalgolfresort.com or call 855-977-6473
Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa
Location: 777 Harrah’s Boulevard, Atlantic City
Details: Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa offers an expansive menu of spa and salon treatments. Enjoy hot stone therapy, aromatherapy, deep tissue massages, as well as a manicure and pedicure center. This one-of-a-kind spa experience is complemented by the surrounding luxury stores, restaurants, and nightlife options located within Harrah’s Resort.
Why I like it: Members of the U.S. Military and their spouses always receive a 20% discount on spa services and product purchases, as a thank you for their service to the country.
More info: www.reddoorspas.com or call 609-441-5333
The Fountain Spa
Location: 1100 Route 17, Ramsey and 10 Riverside Square Mall, Hackensack
Details: The Fountain Spa has been voted Best Spa in Bergen County seven times, and it’s well-deserving of the title. With special packages that cater to women, men, couples, teens and wedding parties, the Fountain offers more options than you can imagine. Stop in for a fabulous massage or check out the skin rejuvenating facials and body treatments.
Why I like it: The Fountain Spa also offers tanning, Botox and fillers, in case you want to come out feeling refreshed and looking ten years younger.
More info: www.thefountainspa.com or call 201-327-5155
Avanti Day Resort
Location: 345 Route 9, Manalapan
Details: Avanti Day Resort, winner of Best Spa of Monmouth County and named Elle Magazine’s Top 100 Salons in America in 2011 and 2013, offers a full menu of spa and salon services (like their signature blow-outs) in addition to some great extras. Call for a consultation about Intense Pulsed Light treatments for hair removal and skin therapy treatments, or to schedule a teeth whitening in addition to your facial or massage. It’s your one-stop-shop for all things beauty and relaxation.
Why I like it: Want to pamper the mom-to-be? Host her baby shower at Avanti so she can celebrate while indulging in relaxing spa treatments with her besties. The salon’s event coordinator will help you put together the perfect experience!
More info: avantidayresort.com or call 732-780-0222
The Pampered Spirit
Location: This one comes to you!
Details: The Pampered Spirit offers spa services throughout New Jersey. Have friends over for a spa day at your home or call them to the office — and let’s face it, that’s where they really need it! This is a service that’s truly catered to you and your party, and such a cool way to squeeze a spa experience into your everyday lives.
Why I like it: A couple’s massage in the comfort of my own home? Now that’s a date night! You can even book a couples massage workshop and learn how to pamper each other.
More info: pamperedspiritnj.com or call 732-299-8793
Zahara Day Spa
Location: 403 Monmouth Street, Jersey City
Details: Zahara Day Spa uses a traditional Moroccan approach to holistic healing, and offers a huge variety of massage and facial treatment options. The most popular facial at Zahara is Le Stress Relief Facial, which uses organic oils to exfoliate and revitalize skin, and includes Zahara’s signature footbath and a head, neck and shoulder massage. Can’t you feel the good vibes already?
Why I like it: The client testimonials and before-and-after photos on the website speak for themselves…this spa knows its skin care!
More info: zaharadayspa.com or call 201-533-9300
The Urban Muse
Location: 82 Broadway, Denville
Details: Voted Best Day Spa in NJ by New Jersey Life Magazine, The Urban Muse offers a variety of massages; for example, their services include mud wraps, body treatments, facials and waxing, in addition to holistic services. Make your appointment for Reiki, nutritional and life coaching, angel readings and intuitive counseling at The Urban Muse today. As a bonus, you’ll automatically earn “muse points” for each dollar you spend, for booking your next appointment before you leave and referring new clients — points which can be redeemed for gift cards, products and spa services.
Why I like it: Refer a friend to the spa and earn $20 in muse points. Just make sure your friend mentions your name when checking in or out for a service.
More info: www.theurbanmuse.com or call 973-627-3455
@ease Massage Therapy
Location: 1803 Main Street, Suite 1C, Lake Como
Details: @ease specializes in spa treatments as well as the overall health and wellness of the mind and body. They help with stress reduction, chronic pain, and neuromuscular and myofascial release techniques; of course, they also offer facial and massage options. As a bonus, all new clients receive a complimentary sugar foot scrub at their first visit to @ease. Now that sounds like a pretty sweet offer!
Why I like it: Subscribe to the “Ultimate Wellness” Health & Wellness Plan to get two Swedish massages per month at only $55 each. There is no cost for this plan, plus you can share the massages with family members…sign me up!
More info: www.at-ease-nj.com or call 732-504-8277
Rizzieri Salon & Spa
Location: 400 Route 38, Moorestown Mall, Moorestown
Details: The award-winning Rizzieri Salon & Spa has a long history of excellent service and style. They have an extensive list of facial and massage options, which includes microdermabrasion treatment and a reflexology massage; in addition, you can take Rizzieri up on its daily offer of a 50-minute Swedish massage for just $55. Whatever selection you make, you’re sure to leave feeling refreshed.
Why I like it: Located in Moorestown Mall, Rizzieri is the perfect place to stop after a busy shopping day. Men can get a trim at Franco’s Barbering, a nostalgic barber shop in a private corner of the spa.
More info: www.rizzieri.com or call 856-985-1225