If Michigan seems a bit too blue-collar for the day spa concept, you’ve got another thing coming. Even in Michigan, we like a little pampering, whether it's a massage, or other beauty treatments. Therefore, plenty of places are on hand in Michigan for those who want that day of beauty, that stubborn kink in the back removed, or just a quiet place to relax for a couple hours. There's something for just about every taste here, so settle in, and let's run down 10 great spa options in Michigan!
Operating out of the former M Spa in Portage, Centre Spa and Wellness looks to help visitors find “their centre,” even as they're on Centre Road. A clever name, but there's more than funny nomenclature here as visitors have access to standard and couple’s massages, but also to prenatal massage, hot stone massages, steam therapy, and a host of other services.
If you're still in the Portage area, you've got an option for another exciting spa choice, and this one often unlike many others. Kalamazoo's Oasis Hot Tub Gardens has a particularly unusual bill of fare, in that visitors can rent a hot tub for a particular length of time. Choose from one of a variety of options, including indoor and outdoor, to sit and relax as the best in hot tub offers up its standard fare. It's like owning a hot tub, but without all the maintenance.
Regarded as St. Joseph's biggest name in spas, the recently-revamped Revive Self Spa recently added a slate of new services for visitors. Now featuring an array of aesthetic treatments from Botox to various medical peels to flotation therapy, UV tanning, massage and more, those who hit the Revive Self Spa will be able to do just what the name implies: revive the self.
South Haven is well known as a beach community, and it's not surprising that beach communities understand the need for periodic pampering. The Castle Spa, meanwhile, seeks to bring that pampering touch to its patrons, offering an oddly complete range of services from not only massage and acupuncture to hair styling, manicures and pedicures, and more besides. That's an almost shockingly complete array, and all from a beach town.
Carrying on up the Lake Michigan coast, you'll reach Grand Haven, the next stop on your pampering tour, and the Nature's Envy Day Spa. A complete salon and day spa option, visitors get access to an array of treatments ranging from the standard haircut to even a complete mud bath.
Casino spas often go to great lengths, and it's a safe bet you'll find some of the best spas around at a casino. Grand Traverse won't disappoint. Check out the cherry infused massage, using cherry oil for a base, and that's just the start of the aromatic, massage-laden menu.
What, you didn't think only big cities had spa options, did you? Don't tell the folks at the Clipper Salon in Ishpeming that much, because they'll prove you wrong almost gleefully. Featuring hair care options, several breeds of nail care options, and a host of spa services from waxing to tanning, the Clipper Salon is answer enough to anyone who thinks that top-notch pampering can only be had below the bridge.
Also joining in on the Yooper spa experience is Spa of Marquette in Marquette. Open since 2004, Spa of Marquette looks to offer a range of exciting options from manicures and pedicures to facials and hot stone massages. There are even some unconventional offerings like the Ion Cleanse Footbath, created in the days after 9/11 to remove airborne contaminants from rescue workers as well as Ear Candling, a practice by which excess ear wax is removed naturally.
Those expecting a top-notch spa experience in Grand Rapids will not be disappointed, as several are on hand. The Crown Jewel Spa and Salon, though, will offer up one of the best in town. Featuring an array of package offers for those a bit indecisive about what to go with, visitors will be able to enjoy complete body scrubs, European-style Kur baths, manicures, pedicures, aromatherapy facials, and more.
Naturally, the Detroit area has some world-class spas, and Beach House Day Spa might be one of the best, at least according to CityVoter, who gave this place top marks out of all the spas in the area. Head to Birmingham for this one, where the website has fully 11 pages' worth of spa menu. And what a menu it is. It starts off with makeup options, and segues into deep tissue and standard massage options. By the time you've reached the end, you're into brow shaping, maternity massage, and Asian cupping therapy options, showing that this place runs the absolute gamut.