The spa on the seventh floor of the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis has panoramic views of the Gateway Arch.

Pamper Yourself at These St. Louis Spas

Tuesday December 26, 2023

By Rachel Huffman

Life can get in the way of self-care, but not today! Employing facials and massages, manicures and blowouts, these St. Louis spas will take you on a lavish journey of serenity and renewal.

Do yourself a favor and accept our invitation to indulge and unwind in the Gateway City.

A woman enjoys the tranquility pool at the spa on the seventh floor of the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis.
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis

Luxury knows no bounds at the spa on the seventh floor of the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. “Not everyone knows about the spa,” spa manager Casey Schafer explains, “but once they do, they crave their next experience. It’s a one-of-a-kind retreat in the heart of downtown St. Louis.”

The 12,000-square-foot space includes comfortable locker areas, whirlpools, infrared saunas, steam rooms, a tranquility pool and co-ed relaxation lounges with panoramic views of the Gateway Arch bookended by the Mississippi River and the St. Louis skyline. As you bask in the bliss of the spa, time stops, allowing you to disconnect, decompress and reawaken your senses.

The spa is open to everyone, so bring yourself, your partner, your wedding party or your entire company. “We can accommodate groups of any size,” Schafer says, “and we tailor every service. The spa is here for whatever you need, whether you’re mourning a loss or celebrating a win.”

Always looking for the best in wellbeing, the spa at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis recently introduced services that utilize 100 percent natural, plant-based, small-batch products handmade in Ireland. To try GROUND Wellbeing products, Schafer suggests booking the Four Phases Ritual, which guides the body through a bespoke, immersive journey of the four seasons with everything from a cleansing full-body dry brush to a restful full-body massage and a replenishing body wrap to a refreshing foot scrub.

Other rituals include intuitive aromatherapy, stimulating melodic tones, invigorating scalp massage and firming facial massage. Nail services are equally extravagant – even the classic pedicure, performed in an anti-gravity massage chair, includes instrumental music, a hot towel wrap and an exfoliating foot scrub.

Every visit to the spa features a complimentary mimosa or zero-proof cocktail as well as infused water and hot tea. If you’re making a day of it, you might also want to order a light lunch to enjoy in the on-site café. The best part? You can dine in your robe and slippers!

Spa Saint Louis inside Hotel Saint Louis has a peaceful room for experiential couples massages.
Photo courtesy of Hotel Saint Louis

From the moment that you enter the spa at Hotel Saint Louis, the extraordinary team aims to make you feel – and look – good. “We’re a family – a family that has the best advice on hairstyles, nail colors and body treatments,” spa manager Monica Kilcrease says with a laugh, “and we love on everybody who visits the spa, too.”

In this intimate oasis of pure indulgence, it doesn’t matter which treatment you choose – they all provide unparalleled relaxation and rejuvenation. Hair services feature Paul Mitchell products, ensuring your locks receive the utmost care, while body treatments enhance your natural radiance, making your skin – and soul – glow.

If a massage is your idea of calm, you’re in luck – Spa Saint Louis offers a variety of massages that release muscle tension, increase circulation and feel downright delightful. Add hot stones, CBD oils, body scrubs or mud wraps to elevate your service or book a session with your partner for a more experiential massage.

“I gravitate toward our deep hydration body treatment,” Kilcrease says. “We use marine algae infused with chamomile, cornflower, lavender, lime and marigold – which produces a really pleasant aroma – to soothe skin, and we finish on a heavenly note with a 30-minute Swedish massage.”

In summer or winter, when your skin is exposed to harsher elements, you might also consider a hydro spa facial, which hydrates, plumps, brightens and clears your complexion. For those seeking a sleek look, Spa Saint Louis also has laser hair removal services that combine technology and precision.

Complimentary valet parking and drinks such as effervescent Champagne and fine wine guarantee a seamless and sensational visit from start to finish.

Within a 7,000-square-foot design, Ara Spa offers five-star service and innovative spa experiences.

Customized massages dissolve stress and reenergize the body, while facials go above and beyond to detoxify and nourish the skin. Seasonal body treatments, on the other hand, are a unique way to connect with the natural world. Depending on the day, the tantalizing experience might include an autumnal pumpkin scrub or a summery coconut wrap.

Keeping your feet – the body’s foundation – healthy is also vital to your overall health. At Ara Spa, the Breathe, Exhale, Relax Pedicure is the complete package. A river stone massage followed by a paraffin wax wrap will leave your soles silky smooth.

“Splash at Ara,” a healing water circuit, comes with any spa service of 50 minutes or more. Before or after your treatment, hit every station to increase circulation and deepen relaxation. As you go through the steps, you’ll seesaw from cold to hot in an attempt to purify your body and mind.

Part of Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles, Ara Spa is only the beginning in terms of entertainment in the area.