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Best Day Spas in San Diego

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Diego Day Spas on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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San Diego, CA 92101

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5.0 (146)
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4.9 (25)

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Vasseur Skin Clinic & Spa is a San Diego spa housed in a restored 1887 Queen Ann Victorian home. The full-service spa offers a range of services including massages, facials, acne treatment, and infrared sauna. The team uses all-natural skin care products that are free of toxins, sulfates, parabens, and synthetics.

2230 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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4.5 (444)
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4.8 (26)

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Spa Kingston is a luxury day spa that offers a variety of wellness services for their guests in San Diego. Its range of services includes facials, massage, acne and customized skincare treatments, body wellness services, and reiki. Spa Kingston is a nationally certified acne clinic as well as a certified green company. Additionally, it offers spa and massage membership options, day spa packages for couples, brides, and groups. The spa is located in the heart of Banker's Hill, and it has street and metered parking available for guests convenience.

4985 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA 92107

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5.0 (310)

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As a member of the Green Spa Network, Therapie Day Spa is a San Diego spa that specializes in providing quality bodywork and skin care services in an environmentally conscious manner. Services include massage, facials, microdermabrasion, body scrub, waxing, and nail treatments. The facility has also developed a spa service menu for men and for couples. Therapie Day Spa offers wellness memberships for a monthly rate.

1611 West Lewis Street, San Diego, CA 92103

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4.5 (57)
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4.8 (11)

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Opened in 1987, AyurVida Wellness is a San Diego, California, spa that focuses on achieving beauty through health and relaxation. With over 25 years of experience in the beauty industry, the spa team uses advanced facial and spa therapy techniques to offer individual care and treatment. The company offers an array of holistic natural treatment methods inspired by ancient healing philosophies and provides clients the opportunity to choose Eastern or Western influences in their treatments.

596 North Westwind Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020

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4.5 (58)
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4.2 (20)

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ERoma Day Spa has been providing day spa services for clients in San Diego County since 1994. It provides a range of services, including massages, body treatments, facials, and waxing. Its technicians can also provide hair styling and nail care services for special occasions. Additionally, the spa offers various packages, which cater to client's different needs, as well as specials featuring different products and services each month. Clients can purchase gift certificates at the spa's website.

830 25th Street, San Diego, CA 92102

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5.0 (296)

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Since 2010, Girl on the Go Night Spa has been providing affordable skincare services to San Diego women during the evening hours. The spa is aimed at making it easy for working professionals to still have the opportunity to receive spa services that work around their schedule. The full-service night spa offers a variety of services, including skincare, massage therapy, manicures, pedicures, waxing, tinting, airbrush tanning, and event makeup.

265 Santa Helena, Solana Beach, CA 92075

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4.9 (48)
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5.0 (47)

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Savvy Skin Spa is a day spa that has been serving men and women in the San Diego area since 2017. It specializes in anti-aging and corrective skincare through facials, peels, and massages. Facial treatments include Hydrafacial, Rezenerate Nano Facial, Nano Facial Express, and different levels of designer peels. It offers skincare solutions such as skin-treatment serums, eye creams, and sunscreens. Savvy Skin Spa is led by Nicole Minder, an esthetician with more than 19 years of experience

4688 Convoy Street, San Diego, CA 92111

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5.0 (30)

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While living in Europe, the owner of LC Spa learned and practiced European skincare techniques before bringing her skills and passion to San Diego as a state-licensed esthetician. With nearly 15 years of experience in the skincare industry, LC Spa specializes in anti-aging, TCA peel, Micro-Current face lifting, RF treatment, and removal of certain skin growths. In addition to facials and skincare services, the salon also offers acupuncture lifting, massage therapy, body treatments, eyelash extension, permanent makeup and nail art.

4416 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92116

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5.0 (16)

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Original Skin & Body Care Boutique is a San Diego day spa offering a variety of skin care services, waxing, nail and hand care, and haircut and color services. The spa specializes in waxing and brow design and also offers eyelash tinting and extension services. The team also provides MediSpa services such as Botox, laser hair removal, Restylane, Photo Genesis, Laser Genesis, Vein Therapy, 3D Skin Rejuvenation, and permanent cosmetics.

9340 Fuerte Drive, La Mesa, CA 91941

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4.5 (136)
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4.7 (27)

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Located in La Mesa, Coconuts Salon & Day Spa offers spa, salon, and medspa services to clients in San Diego and the surrounding areas. The facility provides a variety of skin care services including facials, microdermabrasion, glycolic acid peel, spray tan, and waxing. Clients can also receive cosmetic dermatology services in the medspa including Botox, Radiesse, Restylane, and Juvederm. The spa features massage therapy, hair care, and nail care services.

2831 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego, CA 92108

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4.5 (402)
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5.0 (44)

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With two locations in Mission Valley and Sorrento Valley, Eco Chateau is a full-service wellness spa serving clients in San Diego and the surrounding areas. The team includes massage therapists, estheticians, and body wrap therapists. The company specializes in massage therapy, colonics, juice cleanses, and organic skin care. Other services include IonCleanse detox, whole body vibration, infrared body wraps, and infrared sauna sessions. Appointments can be made online, and memberships are also available.

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Day spas are businesses that offer specific services to help promote health, wellness, and beauty. Massage therapists often work at day spas offering several services, including deep-tissue massage to help improve circulation and release knotted muscles and hot stone massage to promote positive energy flow through the body and release toxins. People visit day spas to receive pampering treatments designed to leave them feeling both rejuvenated and relaxed.


    Beauty and aesthetic services are also common offerings at day spas, with treatments that include antiaging facials, body and face waxing, and nail care. Day spas that employ licensed medical professionals, also referred to as med spas, can also offer antiaging medical treatments, such as cosmetic fillers and Botox injections.

  • What is a day spa?

    A day spa is an establishment that provides aesthetic and therapeutic services. Offerings include hot stone massage and deep tissue massage, rejuvenating beauty treatments, such as deep cleaning facials, pedicures and manicures, and moisturizing body wraps. Day spas provide a space for visitors to relax and de-stress through a variety of treatments that release tension and promote calmness.

  • What is the difference between a spa and a day spa?

    The two common types of spas are med spas and day spas. Day spas typically offer pampering services, such as massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, and whole-body beauty treatments. While a med spa also provides massage and skin services, the procedures offered are tailored to treat skin conditions, such as varicose veins, dry skin, and wrinkles. Med spas also handle procedures, such as Botox and filler injections.

  • Should I go to a spa or dermatologist?

    Med spas offer services, such as chemical peels for wrinkles, filler and Botox injections, and cool sculpting for fat removal, while dermatologists are specialized doctors who diagnose and treat skin conditions, such as warts, eczema, and skin cancers. Determining whether to go to a spa or a dermatologist depends on the type of treatment needed.

  • What does a full spa day include?

    Day spas offer multiple services, à la carte menu items, and packages, so a full spa day depends on the treatments an individual wants to experience. Day spa offerings include full-body massages, facial treatments, body waxing, aromatherapy, foot massages and baths, hot stone massages, and microdermabrasion. Some day spas also offer detoxing clay baths and full body wraps.

  • What are the different types of spa?

    At a med spa, customers receive treatments for dry skin, varicose veins, skin resurfacing, and hair removal. Day spas offer aesthetic services, such as facials and moisturizing and detoxing body wraps. Mineral spring spas or hot spring spas are naturally heated water springs, sometimes located on a resort’s property, where visitors soak in the water to soothe muscle tension.

  • What does a full-service spa mean?

    Full-service spas offer a full menu of treatments and aesthetic services. While specific offerings can vary, most full-service spas include massage, beauty treatments, such as facials and manicures, anti-aging treatments, and detoxing clay baths and body wraps. Some spas may also provide spray tanning and hair salon services.