Where to Unwind in Greater Sacramento
With all the stress of daily life, sometimes you just need to unwind. Job stress, family obligations, relationship strife — it can all be too much. Everyone needs to practice some self-care every once in a while. The greater Sacramento area has no shortage of spots where you can relax, unwind and recharge. From yoga and massage to meditation, the following are our picks for the best places to unwind in the greater Sacramento area.
Breathing Space | Elk Grove
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If you’re looking for relaxation and clarity, there’s no better way to find it than through Yoga Nidra. This form of yoga allows you to return to a balanced state through mindfulness, breathing and meditation while in a supported, reclined position. Breathing Space in Elk Grove offers Yoga Nidra classes throughout the week, so you can find your yin in no time.
Asha Urban Baths | Midtown
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At Asha Urban Baths near midtown Sacramento, you can let all your cares melt away in the warm, nourishing communal indoor spa. Or, you can sweat it out in the sauna or just relax in the lounge. You can even finish off your experience with a soothing massage or facial.
True REST Float Spa | Roseville, Elk Grove & Folsom
Imagine an environment free from all distractions of daily life — light, sound and even the forces of gravity. At True REST Float Spa, which has locations in Roseville, Elk Grove and Folsom, you float in a tank of salted water, allowing the stress and tension to float away.
Heavenly Salt Therapy | East Sacramento
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In salt therapy, tiny particles of pink Himalayan salt are released into the air. Breathing them in and allowing them to absorb into your skin is said to detoxify the body and improve respiratory health. At Heavenly Salt Therapy in East Sacramento, you can enjoy the benefits of this treatment in a relaxing room, or try a full-spectrum infrared sauna, said to purify and balance the body.
Rejuven8 Wellness Spa | Rocklin
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Rejuven8 Wellness Spa in Rocklin has all the services you’d expect at a day spa: massage, facials, body scrubs and body wraps. But they also have specialty services that will get you unwound in no time, including an aqua-detox foot bath, Reiki healing and raindrop therapy, in which a variety of essential oils are applied to the skin to bring balance to the body.
Loving Aquatic Massage | Davis
A massage is a great way to unwind, but a massage in a warm pool is next level. The experience at Loving Aquatic Massage in Davis has you floating in water as a specially-trained therapist stretches your body and applies gentle pressure. The weightlessness of the water means you’re getting a double dose of relaxation!
Lotus Garden Meditation Center | Carmichael
Lotus Garden Meditation Center in Carmichael is a tranquil retreat center designed with your relaxation in mind. The grounds have waterfalls, koi ponds and of course, lotus gardens. Inside, you can learn the basics of meditation or practice Kirtan, the ancient method of singing sacred mantras to music.
Ohana Moon Yoga | Cameron Park
At Ohana Moon Yoga in Cameron Park, you can improve your strength and flexibility along with your mental wellness! You can unwind with a fast-paced power Vinyasa class, or slow down with a quiet yin class, in which passive poses are held for long periods of time, allowing the practitioner to still and calm the mind.
Mountain Stream Meditation | Nevada City
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Whether you’re new to meditation or an experienced practitioner, Mountain Stream Meditation in Nevada City has something for you. They have classes on meditation and mindfulness, as well as daylong silent retreats and guided meditation groups in Nevada City, Auburn and Rocklin.
Capitol Floats | North Oak Park
This rejuvenating float center in North Oak Park allows you to float effortlessly on the surface of the water, removing all pressure from your body. The water matches your skin temperature, allowing you to lose connection between mind and body. The result is stress relief, improved sleep and a reduction in anxiety. They also have a Somadome — a personal meditation pod that uses color and sound therapy to help promote a feeling of calm.
Serenity Spa & Soul Yoga | Roseville & Folsom
Serenity Spa & Soul Yoga in Roseville and Folsom is an all-in-one wellness and relaxation center. They offer massage, skin treatments and yoga, as well as Ayurveda therapies such as balancing oil treatments, steam therapies and body cleanses designed to take the body and mind on an inner voyage of relaxation.
ESAC Achievement & Wellness Center | East Sacramento
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This wellness center in East Sacramento has a wide range of services designed to promote inner peace. From acupuncture to aromatherapy, reflexology to reiki, you’re sure to find a treatment to help you unwind. You can practice Feng Shui, the ancient art of creating flow in the body to improve harmony, or join in a drum circle.