Now, more than ever, is the time for Black women to make our health and well being a top priority in our lives. And, when it comes to seeking out self-care options that work for you, there’s nothing like supporting our own. From day spas to chic salons and in-house hotel pampering, there are plenty of Black-owned wellness offerings across the country where you can rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.

The next time you visit one of these cities, make an appointment at one of these local, Black-owned wellness retreats. You’ll leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and refreshed — all at the same time.

Letrice Mason created Essential Body Bar with one thing in mind: her clients. She is a firm believer that emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness can truly be life-changing and strives to provide this through her work at Essential Body Bar. Due to her medical background, her treatments also help to heal the body naturally while surrounding you with an elevated spa experience. In addition to offering an array of spa services, they also have a wide selection of naturally derived plant-based and therapeutic products available for purchase.

The Spa at The Ivy recognizes that every guest is unique. Although the all-inclusive hotel has a an array of treatments to choose from, they make it even easier to pinpoint your needs: through simple conversation. Each massage therapist uses this to pinpoints guests needs and preferences, and then allows this to tailor guests treatment for the most beneficial and relaxing experience. Guests may also bring the spa to them with in-room massages at the Ivy.

The keyword at the Salamander Spa? Luxury. Whether you want to indulge with a blissfully restorative facial, a deeply rejuvenating signature massage or hot stone treatment, or tone and tune up at its state-of-the-art fitness facility, the options are endless here. Finding balance has never been better. The 23,000-square-foot spa and wellness center features: 14 treatment rooms, a couple’s spa suite, infinity-edge spa pool open year-round, full-service salon featuring hair, make-up, manicure and pedicure stations, and a fitness facility with both indoor and outdoor workout areas.

Designed, owned, and operated by a mother and daughter team, the spa has a staff of professional service providers offering spa services such as facials, waxing, body scrubs, body wraps, hydrotherapy tub treatments, steam treatments, manicures, pedicures, cellulite treatments, hair care, and a host of other indulgences. Located in the heart of Chicago’s prominent Beverly Hills community, Veola’s Day Spa is a facility where people can release tension and stress, all while honoring themselves.


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