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Top 12 U.S. Black Owned Spas To Mend Your Broken Heart On Valentine's Day
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
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
3. Violet J Spa and Wellness - San Jose, CA
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
6. Grace and Grit Spa - Cincinnati, Ohio
7. Renewed Beauty and Spa - Warner Robins, Georgia
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
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
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.