Vacation Relaxation: Best Spas In Pittsburgh

March 22, 2014 9:00 AM

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After a long, harsh winter in Pittsburgh, you deserve some time to rest and relax. Try out these Pittsburgh-area spas that put your needs first and will guarantee that you exit rejuvenated and ready for spring.

Esspa Kozmetika Organic Skincare
17 Brilliant Ave.
Aspinwall, PA 15215
(412) 782-3888

The popularity of Esspa likely comes from its offering of numerous and original quality services available to every family member of all ages. From its traditional offerings such as an extensive array of facials, manicures and pedicures, wraps, scrubs and massages to more unique services including MicroSilk Oxygen Bath and All-Natural Body Sugaring, Esspa covers it all. Esspa’s most unique services include its offerings for all family members, not just for adults and teens, but also children, including infant massages. “My First Facial,” Tween Manicure and Pedicures, the “Total Teen Package” plus numerous other pampering options are available for you and your family.

Evolve Wellness Spa
228 S. Highland Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 441-0860

Evolve offers not only relaxing spa and massage services, but health and wellness experiences as well. Both travelers and Pittsburgh locals seek out Evolve for its famous massage therapy, which includes traditional, relaxing and deep tissue, to its signature hot stone, pregnancy and couples massages. Beyond the health benefits of facials, skin care and numerous other spa treatments, Evolve takes your well-being and care to the next level with acupuncture, yoga, tai chi, personal trainers and consultation programs.

Aniko’s Hungarian Skin Care and Spa
7061 Steubenville Pike
Oakdale, PA 15071
(412) 788-4005

Co-owner Aniko Kaufmann has brought her expert esthetician training from her birthplace in Hungary all the way to Pittsburgh. What she started as a hair salon expanded to a full service spa in 2007 and continues to expand as its popularity grows. Aniko has the traditional spa offerings, from single treatments to all day relaxation and pampering, but also has services for haircuts and styles, beauty treatments including electrolysis, eyebrow and eyelash tints and even eyelash perms. Customers consistently leave happy and as a bonus, Aniko recently opened its own European bakery. Café Chocolade is at the same location as the spa. Pampering and chocolate never looked, felt or tasted so good.

Related: Guide To A Pittsburgh Spa Day

Metamorphosis Organic Salon and Spa
4306 Butler St.
Lawrenceville, PA 15201
(412) 781-1262

In the heart of Lawrenceville, Metamorphosis takes pride in using only all organic products in it combination hair and nail salon and day spa. Hair treatments run the gamut from cuts to highlights, coloring, extensions and custom bridal hairstyling. Spa services start with the basics, including massage, body treatments, facials and waxing, but it has additional beauty treatments not typically found in your average day spa. These include teeth whitening, airbrush make-up, spray tan and face painting for all of you hardcore Steelers fans heading to the next big game.

Judit European Visage Day Spa
2013 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 904-3223

Among the wasteland of dive bars and tattoo shops in South Side sits a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation with Judit European Day Spa. Offerings range from the basic spa services, such as massage and body treatments, to salon offerings such as tinting, make-up and mani-pedis to leave customers extremely satisfied. Not only is the staff professional, courteous and accommodating, but the relaxing and pampered environment keeps clients coming back over and over again.

Related: Best Places For Do-It-Yourself Spa Supplies In Pittsburgh

David Cohen is a freelance writer whose work can be found on

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