If the day to day grunge has you in need of a day of self-pampering, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of the perfect places to go to get a little R & R. After all, nothing soothes the mind and body like a good massage. Not only does it provide significant physical benefits, but massage therapy is essential in maintaining emotional wellness, too, by alleviating tension.
Nashville’s Best Massages
Here at StyleBlueprint, we make sure to partner with the best businesses and showcase them in our SB Guide. Below is a list of the best of the best massage studios and wellness experiences in Nashville from our SB Guide.
4525 Harding Pike, #104, Nashville, TN 37205 • (615) 297-008
Apropos Day Spa has everything you need — waxing services, microdermabrasion, brow tinting and more. But their massages are what really makes them stand out. The Rain Drop Therapy Massage, in particular, is one of the most popular massage therapy services at Apropos. Ideal for those suffering from chronic pain or illnesses, it utilizes healing essential oils, which are dropped along the spine and gently worked into the skin and tissue. Whether you need a beauty treatment or a relaxing massage, Apropos is the perfect spot.
4231 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 • (615) 678-4598
Bucca Reflexology specializes in treating headaches, soreness, stiffness and stress tension. Their certified Chinese therapists curate the most relaxing environment, complete with plush pillows, soothing eye masks, herbal tea and zen music. A highlight is the hand massage, which is unqiuely designed alleviates arthritis and stiff joint pain. While this targeted treatment may seem superfluous, you will be amazed at how dramatically it affects your overall wellness.
212 Louise Ave., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 321-4040
Now known as part of Coco Greens Vegan Cafe, the former Center of Symmetry is a wellness center focused on a nature-based approach to everyday living. Its holistic system combines a healthy market and cafe with a med-spa. Services range from energy work to traditional massage therapy, but the Migun Thermal Massage table is a great option for those who want a quick and effective massage, or those who may not feel comfortable with a massage therapist. The Migun table combines acupressure and infrared heat, enhancing the spine’s flexibility and promoting circulation and healing.
6000 Hwy. 100, Nashville, TN 37205 • (615) 352-3545
At Escape Day Spa + Salon you can get a haircut, a manicure, a massage and more. Their award-winning spa provides clients with luxurious relaxation in many forms. They offer pain-relieving soaks, peels and a number of organic treatments. One of our favorites is the Indian Head Massage, which is perfect for those hunched over a computer all day. Based on ancient techniques, this restorative session works wonders on your neck and shoulders, allowing physical and emotional tension to drift away. By stimulating the scalp, the Indian Head Massage improves circulation, alleviates headaches and eye strain, and helps concentration. Head to Escape Day Spa + Salon to get a full day of well-deserved pampering!
4117 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 104A, Nashville, TN 37215 • (615) 457-2211
Foot and Salt Spa offers rejuvenation through a very underrated medium: salt. Throughout history, the healing power of salt has been able to help allergies, arthritis, bronchitis and more. Foot and Salt Spa combines this with their reflexology services, which apply pressure to places that stimulate the body’s natural healing response. Try their salt therapy service to feel healthy and rejuvenated!
250 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 761-3600
Mokara’s spas are known across the country as a great relaxation destination. Located downtown at the lovely Omni Hotel, Mokara’s talented staff is guaranteed to make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated when you leave. They offer a number of services including massages, facials and a full-service salon, but also something special for those of us facing the season’s stresses with a bun in the oven. The prenatal massage is designed specifically for the needs of pregnant women in their second and third trimesters. They use only all-natural, chemical-free shea butter to make your skin feel super soft and ensure it’s receptive to the massage’s restorative and relaxing techniques. Mom and baby will be two happy campers!
922 Main St., East Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 750-3701
Known for their marvelous massage services, O.liv Body Bar in East Nashville is a boutique spa with gorgeous amenities. With a mission of ensuring each client receives personalized care, all of O.liv’s clients leave happy and refreshed. Their signature Hot Massage on the Rocks utilizes extra-virgin olive oil infused with essential oils and herbs from their own body bar. The massage is customized to meet each individual’s needs and target problem areas. And be sure to take the time to visit their mud room. As the only one in Tennessee, it gives you a unique opportunity to fully detoxify in an utterly relaxing environment.
4009 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 101, Nashville, TN 37215 • (615) 292-8606
Private Edition has been a relaxation resource to Nashvillians for 30 years. Its excellent selection of services and talented staff of licensed professionals. They are experts in aesthetic services including spray tans, facials and waxing, but also consistently offer incredible massage therapy that will ease your pain and worries. Additionally, expecting mothers can enjoy a wonderful prenatal massage.
6021 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37205 • (615) 928-8829
This award-winning spa is the perfect place to relax and renew your body. There is no better way to detoxify than through their luxurious infrared sauna or through their float therapy, in which you are able to float effortlessly in 1,000 lbs of Epson salt. This deeply relaxing environment will give you the chance to leave all your worries behind and you will surely leave feeling your best.
2225 Bandywood Drive, Nashville, TN 37215 • (615) 891-2881
Skin MB Med Spa is constantly evolving to ensure its clients always have the best possible treatments and resources to look and feel their absolute best. Their relaxing ambiance and highly trained staff will put you at ease as you receive any of their stellar high-tech services, including injections, facials and fantastic massages. The Cloud 9 Foot and Leg Treatment is a particularly special treat. It starts with an aromatherapy soak while you get to relax in one of their massage chairs. Then you’ll receive an exfoliating foot scrub, followed by an intensive foot and calf massage, which alleviates any additional minor aches and pains.
3202 Belmont Blvd., Ste. E, Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 378-7226
Urban Oasis is a perfect destination for a personal pamper day or a party if you’re looking for the perfect chance to relax with your friends. Their blog contains a number of enlightening articles to help you smarten up on your health and body care, as they have expert knowledge in everything from cupping to waxing. One of their most unique services is the Sports Therapy Massage, which uses stretching and compression, to promote flexibility in tight areas. It’s also ideal for people with chronic pain or past injuries, as this type of massage allows you to target parts that need special attention.
1175 Meridian Blvd. Suite 100, Franklin, Tennessee 37067
If you’re looking for an indulgent way to unwind, treat yourself (or a friend who really needs it!) head to Woodhouse Day Spa. Giving guests a truly relaxing environment, it’s impossible not to feel renewed upon leaving. Try their luxurious 80-minute massage with two massage therapists as the ultimate way to relieve stress. With a full body massage, reflexology, and a hypnotic scalp massage, it’s impossible to leave feeling any bit of tension.
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