• Orlando's best spas: Where to relax, recharge

    By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    Those who enjoy massages, facials, manicures or pedicures will find nothing more relaxing than spending the day at the spa. Here's a list of Orlando's best spas, according to online customer reviews.

    The Spa At Hyatt Regency Orlando 
    9801 International Drive
    Hours: Sunday to Monday: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday to Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

    The Spa At Hyatt Regency Orlando has a wide variety of treatments available that range from massages and facials to makeup applications and spray tanning. The spa's signature massages cover everything from deep tissue massages to prenatal, and the Tension Tamer is a 25-minute session designed to alleviate stress and headaches. Even if you don't have time to make an appointment and visit the spa, it has self-guided spa experiences that are prepackaged and can be used whenever you do find the time to slow down and unwind.

    The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Orlando Grande Lakes
    4012 Central Florida Parkway
    Hours: Monday to Sunday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

    The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Orlando Grande Lakes prides itself on using the freshest organic ingredients that come directly from its private garden and bee hives. The spa's featured treatments and experiences include the Grand Citrus Escape, which includes a full-body massage and scalp treatment, there's also the Grande Indulgence Massage, which is a full body massage with a scalp treatment all while wearing keratin gloves on your hands and feet. For a special treat, consider booking one of the spa's poolside cabanas for the day. For special deals on treatments, check the spa's website regularly for its monthly spa offers.

    The Spa At Shingle Creek
    9939 Universal Blvd.
    Hours: Monday to Sunday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

    Escape to The Spa At Shingle Creek for the ultimate day of luxury with one of its massages or body treatments. The spa has a large menu of facial and skincare treatments that will help clarify, tighten and illuminate dull, uneven skin. To look and feel younger in just under an hour, try the anti-aging micro peel or micro lift. The Ormedic Micro Peel Facial is a great option for spa guests who have sensitive skin as the facial addresses breakouts, oily skin concerns and sensitivity. Additionally, waxing, nail and hair services are available at Shingle Creek.

    The WoodHouse Day Spa
    8060 Via Dellagio Way
    Hours: Sunday through Wednesday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday-Friday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Slow down and relax at The WoodHouse Day Spa, which offers an array of services to choose from, including holistic skin care treatments, massage therapy, waxings, manicures, pedicures, seaweed and mud wraps, and sugar scrubs. Specialty treatments include stretch mark smoother, which uses a combination of peptides and oils to improve skin texture, and sleep treatments that will help melt away the day's stress to provide a more relaxed night's sleep. Last-minute appointments are welcome and the spa can also accommodate large parties for celebrations, including birthdays, wedding parties and corporate events. Most treatments can be turned into couple's treatments.

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