Viyada Thai Spa
This retreat offers traditional Thai massages, which combine acupressure and stretching techniques to relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, and improve blood circulation ($135 for 60 minutes).
437 Boylston St., Boston, 617-266-0308, viyadathaispa.com.
Bella Santé Day Spa
After many years of service, this Newbury Street staple barely shows its age—just like you. The Time Eraser facial features a blend of sunflower, clove, thyme, and lemon to exfoliate, lift, and tone skin ($185 for 80 minutes).
38 Newbury St., Boston, 617-424-9930, bellasante.com.
You can choose to steep in a Japanese-style wooden hot tub or a fiberglass hot tub, but be sure to bring a friend: The facility’s private tubs have a two-person minimum ($65 for 60 minutes).
243 Hampshire St., Cambridge, 617-491-0176, inmanoasis.com.
Exhale Battery Wharf
Enjoy the detoxifying Turkish hammam, plus 12 Zen-inspired therapy rooms and a fitness studio. The Glow Body Scrub rejuvenates skin with a dry-brushing and body-scrubbing technique, followed by a massage ($160 for 50 minutes).
2 Battery Wharf, Boston, 617-603-3100, boston.exhalespa.com.
G2O Spa and Salon
This newly renovated spa offers services like Craniosacral Therapy—which may ease migraines and allergy issues while relieving tension ($120 for 60 minutes)—as well as a “brine inhalation” room and a roof deck.
278 Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-2220, g2ospasalon.com.
Brad Duncan Skin Care
Try a customized facial in a laid-back South End setting. Duncan’s LED light therapy, called a “non-surgical facial lift,” claims to improve the texture of skin and smooth out wrinkles (starting at $150 for 60 minutes).
580 Tremont St., Boston, 617-482-1700, bradduncanskincare.com.
Chuan Body and Soul
Unwind after hectic holiday travel at this Langham Hotel spa with the Flight Recovery package, which features an herbal salt scrub and a therapeutic massage ($295 for 120 minutes).
250 Franklin St., Boston, 617-451-1900, chuanbodyandsoul.com.
Dillons Russian Steam Bath
Kiss stress goodbye in the steam chamber at this venerable 130-year-old spot. During the Platza Oak Leaf treatment ($13), dead skin is removed with a broom made of olive-oil-infused oak leaves. (Women are only allowed on Mondays from 4 to 9 p.m.)
$23 admission, 77 Chestnut St., Chelsea, 617-884-9434, dillonsrussiansteambath.com.
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