Top 12 U.S. Black Owned Spas To Mend Your Broken Heart On Valentine's Day
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Top 12 U.S. Black Owned Spas To Mend Your Broken Heart On Valentine's Day

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Maggie J.
Maggie J. Feb 10, 2022

Visit one of the top Black-owned spas for Valentine’s Day and mend your broken heart with some self care. Spas offer a wide range of amenities, but there’s something special about visiting a black owned spa. The services and amenities on this list are just as diverse as the women who run these spas.

With backgrounds ranging from military to attending school in Paris, the story behind each spa is inspiring and uplifting in its own way. The passion they each have for their craft, whether it be massage, holistic healing, esthetician work or black skincare, there is one thing each of these owners has in common.

The one thing all of these women have in common is their emphasis and focus on the importance of self care. Caring for yourself, even if you don’t have a broken heart, can be something people often forget to do. Spas make it easy. Something as simple as drawing a bath for you to soak your bones. Or, a good deep tissue foot massage would do the trick.

Day passes and monthly memberships are becoming more popular with Black-owned spas for Valentine’s Day. You can pay to use the spa’s guest amenities daily or monthly. This usually consists of the sauna and tubs, as well as the use of robes and slippers. But, some of the blacked owned spas listed below will go above and beyond to care for your broken heart this Valentine’s Day. Think salt rooms and chromotherapy! (If we missed your state, see the list of 50 spas in 50 states.)

1. Zamariya Spa of Africa - Charlotte, North Carolina

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Black Owned Spa, Zamariya Spa of Africa, can help care for things that are just as important as your broken heart. Yoni steams are offered and so are vagicals. Yep, you guessed it, a facial for your lady parts! This African inspired spa definitely evokes feelings of curiosity!

2. The Mansion at Noble Lane - Bethany, PA

Open since 2011, The Mansion at Noble Lane is owner Monique Greenwood’s passion project. She opened the spa and bed and breakfast after 20 years of working as a publisher. The mansion employs the areas best masseuses and estheticians to get you relaxed and glowing.

3. Violet J Spa and Wellness - San Jose, CA

For 14 years, Violet Johnson has closed her salon, Violet J Spa and Wellness, to serve her San Jose homeless community. She helps women reintroduce themselves into the community with her spa services. Try the Ayurveda Oil Treatment this Valentine’s Day. Oil is gently poured on your forehead and massaged into your head to stimulate blood flow to your brain. 

4. Veola’s Day Spa and Wellness Center - Chicago, IL

Mother and daughter, Veola and Jasmine James, own Veola’s Day Spa in Chicago. This Black Owned Spa is meant for those looking to mend their heart and, “release tension and stress while honoring themself.” Get the usual facial and massage and stay for the hydrotherapy tub room, Vichy shower room and steam room.

5. Simple Wellness Day Spa -Baltimore, MD

Simple Wellness Day Spa is a black owned spa in Baltimore. It offers massages and facials. If you look deeper, you’ll find the spa does Iridology, the study of the eyes to detect impurities and illness. Think you’re ready to start your loch journey? This spa offers Loch services and trichology consultations.

6. Grace and Grit Spa - Cincinnati, Ohio

Crystal Grace knew the first time she had a facial that her path was going to lead directly to a holistic spa. Grace and Grit Spa offers facials, with a couple geared toward beards. A complete list of waxing services are also available, to help you forget about the pain in your heart.

7. Renewed Beauty and Spa - Warner Robins, Georgia

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After serving in the military, Nicole Houser, a black female veteran switched gears. She started Renewed Beauty and Spa in Warner Robins. Houser is learning and growing with her spa, educating herself formally as well. Get the back treatment and facial, then get your hair and nails done on Valentine’s Day. A great day to care for yourself.

8. Bettye O Day Spa -Chicago, Illinois

The Bettye O Day Spa is owned by the Oprah of black skincare. Upon returning from school in Paris, France Bettye Odem, “introduced the concept of total skin care to the Chicago African American community.” Care for your broken heart and your skin with her full line of skincare products.

9. DESUAR Spa DTLA - Los Angeles, California

DESUAR Spa DTLA is owned by esthetician and CMT, Deisy Suarez. Her approach to wellness includes the ability to afford the service in the first place. Well priced massages and packages include eco friendly treatments, jet lag recovery and lymphatic massage.

10. Poppi’s Spa+Lounge - OKC, Oklahoma

Owner TJ Woodberry has a grasp on what a spa day should look like at Poppi’s Spa + Lounge. Massages, wraps and facials are ready for your indulgence. If you’re short on time, or money, purchase $30 day pass and enjoy the sauna, salt therapy and chromotherapy (color light therapy).

11. Replenish: The Spa Co-op - Columbus, Ohio

A multi generation family of owners, Replenish: The Spa Co-op is unique. It offers traditional services as well as a group sleep and a deep feet massage. “Restorative Care + connection are the base ingredients for all that we create.” This black owned spa is sure to care for your broken heart this Valentine’s Day

12. ANOZ Spa Boutique - Long Island, NY

Sharon E. Webb-Richards, Co-founder of ANOZ Spa Boutique, is a holistic health coach. Her spa specializes in Caribbean self care and her, “goal is to help you on your journey to achieving your self care goals.” Reserve the exfoliating treatment and scrub away your broken heart.

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