Relax with These Wellness Treatments Offered by Sacramento-Area Spas
January 10, 2024

Relax with These Wellness Treatments Offered by Sacramento-Area Spas

There’s no doubt about it: the holidays can be a stressful time for many people. The cooking, the cleaning, the shopping, the wrapping — not to mention the celebrating — can leave us drained come January. After spending weeks, if not months, taking care of others, now is the time to take care of yourself.

The post-holiday rush calls for a bit of relaxation. Perhaps you like to wind down by taking a long walk. Or by joining a yoga class. Or even a game of pickleball. But many folks prefer to recharge by turning inward. Meditation, spa treatments, saunas, and massage are all great approaches to personal wellness. The greater Sacramento region has a plethora of options where you can indulge in self-care. Following are some of the top spots.

Float Spas

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Saha Float Spa | Sacramento

Located in Midtown Sacramento, this peaceful retreat allows you to float in an Epsom salt-laced sensory deprivation tank for the ultimate relaxation. They have one of the largest float cabins in the city and also offer an infrared sauna, said to be great for detoxing.

Capitol Floats | Auburn & Sacramento

With locations in both North Oak Park and Auburn, this float spa offers much more than just a stimulant-free environment to unwind. They also have a Somadome — a personal meditation pod that uses color and sound therapy to promote a feeling of calmness. You can also detox in their infrared sauna, melt your cares away with a massage, or, at their Sacramento location, plunge into their cold pool, said to boost endorphins and reduce stress.

Float Away Spas | Sacramento

This float spa in the Arden-Arcade area offers individual sensory deprivation pods said to reduce stress, improve sleep and provide pain relief. They also have an infrared sauna and massage. There’s a first-time floater promotion or you can buy a package of float sessions to keep the relaxation going for weeks or months to come.

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Cloud 9 Float Spa | Folsom

This Folsom-based float spa is known for its tranquil float rooms. But they offer other services as well, including an infrared sauna, a cold plunge pool, massage, and body treatments such as scrubs and wraps. You can even buy a package for a day of pampering.


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Prana Salt Lounge | Auburn

Halotherapy is the practice of breathing in salt-laden air, said to be antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. At this Auburn salt spa, you can chill out in a relaxing salt lounge and breathe in all the healing air. Not only is the air filled with salt, the ground is covered in salt as well, similar to a sandy beach.

Water & Salt | West Sacramento

Located in West Sacramento, this salt spa features zero-gravity chairs in a salt-lined room for the ultimate destress sesh. They also have a little café where you can get coffee, smoothies, ice cream or Hawaiian-style shave ice. You can even bring home a jug of healing alkaline water. 

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Wellness Salt Cave | Carmichael

Modeled after a natural salt mine, the cave-like experience of this Carmichael salt spa is both relaxing and revitalizing. The ion-rich air is purifying and calming, furthered by tranquil lighting and zero-gravity chairs. Salt therapy is also safe for children, and there’s a play corner with sand toys for the little ones.


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Lotus Garden Meditation Center | Carmichael

This tranquil retreat in Carmichael is awash in peaceful greenery: lotus gardens, waterfalls, and koi ponds seem to melt your cares away. Here you can learn about meditation as well as yoga, tai chi & chi gong, even vegetarian cooking. They also have specialty workshops on topics such as Ayurveda.

The Serenity Space | Elk Grove

This wellness hub in Elk Grove offers everything you need for self-care. They have practices in sound bath meditation and you can learn about breathwork and intention setting. They also offer vibrational sound therapy, which is believed to release pain and tension while rejuvenating the cells.

Akasha Yoga | Davis & West Sacramento

Although yoga is the focus of this welcoming studio in Davis and West Sacramento, they offer much more via workshops and retreats. Meditation, sound healing, myofascial release and breathwork are just a few of the practices offered here, which are sure to kick-start your wellness journey.

Ionic Detox

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Shea’s Apothecary | Sacramento

Never heard of an ionic foot bath detox? It’s a therapeutic treatment that uses negative ions via a mild current to help your body release toxins via the feet. After the detox process, the treatment includes a re-mineralization, in which you soak your feet in water rich in minerals, electrolytes, herbs and essential oils. You can also pick up herbal tinctures, teas, and vitamin patches as well.

All of the Above

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The Sweetest Little Life | Auburn

This yoga studio in Auburn has everything you need for overall wellness. In addition to yoga, they offer a number of treatments, including sound baths, salt therapy, an infrared sauna, and energy healing. They also offer clairvoyant training for those wanting to nurture their own spiritual growth.

The Healing Station | El Dorado Hills

If you’re in need of a relaxing, therapeutic massage, turn no further than to this intimate spot in El Dorado Hills. They offer every type of massage imaginable, including acupressure, reflexology, and cranial-sacral. They also offer Reiki healing and have a wellness program that offers discounts on treatments.

The Space | Curtis Park

Although this inviting studio in the Curtis Park neighborhood of Sacramento is best known for its yoga classes, they also offer a variety of wellness therapies as well. Meditation, breathwork, an infrared sauna, and cold plunge are a few of the available services. They also have stretch therapy.

Asha Urban Baths | Sacramento

This mellow bathhouse in Sacramento was one of the first in the city where you could “take the waters” to truly unwind. You can relax in their oversized hot tub, become reenergized with a cold plunge, or detox in their sauna. They also have salt therapy, sound immersion and massage.

Dolce Vita | Granite Bay

This luxury medical spa/day spa in Granite Bay has it all: massage, ionic detoxification, and body scrubs with tempting scents such as chocolate and brown sugar. They also have a relaxing steam sauna as well as an aromatherapy hydrobath. Combine several treatments for the ultimate escape package!

Transformational Wellness | Placerville

Massage is just the beginning at this holistic wellness center in Placerville — their treatments are designed to improve body and soul. They also offer craniosacral therapy, which is meant to reduce neck and back pain, Reiki and vibrational frequency therapy, and brainspotting, believed to process trauma. They also have a line of organic body care products.  

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