Where to Take Mom to Relax & Unwind This Mother’s Day
Moms spend their lives caring for their children. They kiss their owies when they fall down and make soup when they’re sick. They help with homework and cheer them on at every game. They plan birthday parties and family vacations. They cook, they clean, and they lend a supportive ear whenever their kids are having a bad day. They do all this while also working a full-time job and having needs of their own.
As adults, we owe our moms A LOT, and the one day of the year when we can show her how much we appreciate all she does for us is on Mother’s Day. While gifts and brunch are great ways to celebrate mom, she may also just need a day to herself. Whether a relaxing massage or a dip in a hot tub, following are some places in the Sacramento area where mom can unwind this Mother’s Day.
The Spa at Arden Hills | Sacramento
For the ultimate in luxury, this high-end spa in the Arden Arcade area is THE place to go. It has everything Mom needs to unwind: massage, body wraps and facials. Plus, she’ll have access to the hydrothermal whirlpool and steam rooms.
The Healing Station | El Dorado Hills
If your mom is in need of some healing, then this relaxing sanctuary in El Dorado Hills is a good bet. They offer many types of massage, including raindrop therapy, reflexology and cranial-sacral massage. You can also get a package that includes other body treatments such as foot scrubs and facials.
True REST Float Spa | Roseville
Float therapy involves floating in salt water in a zero-gravity sensory deprivation chamber. This spa in Roseville allows you to feel weightless, so you can clear your mind and reduce stress. It is also said to increase blood circulation and improve sleep.
Serenity Wellness & Massage | Davis
Serenity is what mom will experience at this day spa in Davis. They offer all types of massages, including Swedish massage, deep tissue and Ashiatsu, in which the therapist applies pressure using bare feet. They also offer add-on treatments such as a mint foot scrub; nourishing hair & scalp treatment; and ayurvedic dry brushing.
Asha Urban Baths | Curtis Park
At this co-ed bathhouse near Curtis Park, mom can let all her cares melt away in the warm, nourishing communal indoor spa. Or, she can sweat it out in the sauna or just relax in the lounge. They even offer massage, skin care and salt therapy for the ultimate experience.
Eden Vale Inn | Placerville
This intimate spa is located in a romantic bed and breakfast in Placerville. They offer Swedish massage and deep tissue massage. Have a mom-to-be in your life? Treat her to a prenatal massage or a “babymoon” package that includes massage, luxury bath products and fresh truffles.
Serenity Spa | Folsom & Roseville
This wellness haven, with locations in Folsom and Roseville, is a one-stop shop for relaxation. Massage, acupressure, reflexology and body scrubs are on the menu, as are ayurvedic therapies. Mom can also benefit from Reiki, chakra balancing and hypnotherapy, or join in a yoga class or guided meditation session.
Stretch Lab | Sacramento & Elk Grove
Stretching is one thing, but being stretched take it to a whole new level! With locations in the Arden Arcade area and Elk Grove, this studio features “flexologists” who help elongate targeted muscle groups for the ultimate in feel-good rejuvenation. All work is customized to your comfort (and flexibility) level, leaving you feeling like jelly afterward.
ZenTerra Spa | Winters
Located in Winters, this peaceful spa has everything needed for some self care. There’s a quiet Zen room, complete with zero-gravity chairs and foot soaking stations. Treatments include massages, exfoliating scrubs and facials. Best of all, the spa is located within Hotel Winters, so you can make a weekend of it.
Capitol Floats | Auburn & Oak Park
Mom can watch her cares float away at this calming spot, which has locations in both Auburn and Oak Park. The Epsom-salt loaded water holds your body afloat, making the experience almost effortless. There’s also an infrared sauna, massage, and a Somadome — a personal meditation pod that combines color therapy, binaural beat technology, guided meditations and energy-healing microcrystalline tiles.
Lotus Garden Meditation Center | Carmichael
Meditation is one of the best ways to slow down and calm the mind. This Carmichael studio offers classes and workshops where you can learn time-tested Mantra meditation. They also have a sister studio in Fair Oaks that offers yoga and chi gong.
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Elizabeth Penney is a content writer for Lyon Real Estate and the Lyon Local blog. A Sacramento native with a marketing background, she shares her insider knowledge on restaurants, attractions and outdoor activities throughout the greater Sacramento area and beyond.