Charleston, South Carolina, is a coastal destination, celebrated for well-preserved architecture, a vibrant restaurant community and polite locals. After you’ve spent time touring grand homes and enjoying delicious eateries, you may be ready for a day of pampered indulgence. Whether you live in Charleston or plan to visit our charming town, do yourself a favor and check out our world-class day spas.
The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place
Nestled in the heart of downtown, one of Charleston’s premier hotels is home to an outstanding day spa, and you don’t have to be a hotel guest to enjoy all that The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place has to offer.
When the elevator opens on the fourth floor of the hotel, you’ll find the spa reception area. Drenched in sunlight and dramatically framed by a glass-enclosed pool in the background, the setting is tranquil and efficient. The waiting area is peaceful and cozy, as are the treatment rooms.
The main swimming pool has a retractable roof, which is open when the weather permits. On the outer terrace, there’s a splash pool and around the corner a Jacuzzi is tucked away. For guests who like to add a workout to their spa experience, a state-of-the-art exercise room is located to the right of the pool.
The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place offers a variety of massage types, skincare services, hand and feet therapies, waxings, whole body therapies, total well-being packages, and spa kids services.
205 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
With several locations in Charleston, Urban Nirvana has grown into a familiar brand in the Lowcountry. The one I’m most acquainted with is the South Windermere day spa, but all the facilities are equally nice. When you enter the spa the first thing you notice is how quiet and peaceful it is. The décor is chic, Asian-inspired minimalism.
The boutique, located in the reception area of the day spa, is filled with unique treasures. The merchandise is like luxurious treats, perfect for small gifts to carry back for family and friends. You’ll wait for your therapist in a comfortable area where the sounds of the wall-mounted waterfall will lull you into a state of relaxation.
Urban Nirvana’s treatments use lavish, exclusive products that are seldom seen in other places. They offer massages that incorporate a combination of modalities, therapeutic, soothing facials, a wide range of depilatory services, body scrubs and wraps, and a complete range of men’s spa services. Some locations also offer full salon services for men and women.
141 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401
West Ashley (South Windermere)
8 Windermere Bld.
Charleston, SC 29407
Earthling Day Spa
Locally owned for over 23 years, Earthling Day Spa is a Charleston mainstay. The facility is serene and peaceful with the sounds of a waterfall, soothing music, and the calming scents of aromatherapy in the air. The spa has a wide variety of common and unique offerings. A multitude of massage types, facials, body care, nail care and waxing services are available.
One of the most distinctive aspects of Earthling Day Spa is their Treatments from Around the World services. Choose from a Javanese Beauty Ritual (Bali), a Thai Detox Ritual (Thailand) or a Shirodhara, a Bindi Herbal Bliss or a Nirvana (India).
245 East Bay Street (Parking off Pinckney St.)
All of these day spas offer package deals, gift certificates, and group bookings for Bridal Parties, Birthday Celebrations, Special Occasions or Corporate Events.
Sweet 185 offer only natural therapies, locally-sourced, environmentally friendly products. Noted for their expert sugaring techniques, the day spa also offers a variety of organic facials, holistic massages and oxygen therapy. Their philosophy, Be Kind, is meant to encourage patrons to be kind to their bodies, to one another, to their communities and to the planet.
476 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
Seeking Indigo is the place to go if you’re looking for a menu of unusual services. In addition to facials and massage, the spa offers Ayurvedic treatments, reiki, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, a hyperbaric chamber, an amethyst bio mat, and a far infrared sauna.
445 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403