Work, bills, family, relationships… Modern life is fast-paced and demanding, allowing us very little time to stop and take a breath. We become so focused on keeping up with all of our responsibilities, we end up feeling stressed, tired and irritable.
It is important for us to have our own moment of peace, a couple of hours a week when we can let all our worries go and recharge our batteries.
If you are one of the many overworked people of today’s society, recognize all your good work and your accomplishments by awarding yourself a day of tranquility.
To help you on your search for a Zen moment, here are ShBarcelona’s suggestions for where to get pampered in Barcelona:
Spa & Wellness treatments
Mandarin Oriental Barcelona is a luxury hotel with a privileged view of the city and five-star service. The hotel has a famous spa and wellness center that offers holistic treatments and therapies designed to relax and revive the mind and the body.
Mandarin Oriental Barcelona is located at Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40.
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Holmes Place is an international chain with fitness centers all around the world. On top of the areas and equipment designed for fitness, the centers have specialized spa and beauty services. At Holmes Place you can experience chocolate therapy, hot stone massages, or even a citric bath. There are plenty of spa and beauty treatments to choose from. All you have to do is find the center closest to you.
Holmes Place has four fitness centers in Barcelona: Carrer Balmes 44-46, Travessera de Les Corts 252-254, Carrer de Sardenya, 59-553, and Carrer Aussiàs Marc, 9-11.
The flotarium is a sensory isolation chamber filled with 600 liters of water and 300 kilos of Epsom salt, allowing users to float without any effort. The chamber isolates the mind and the body from day to day stimuli like light, sound, and touch, which generates a profound state of physical and mental relaxation.
Flotarium is located at Plaza Narcís Oller, 3.
Aire de Barcelona is a center that offers Arab baths, using temperature contrasts to improve circulation, flexibility and generate physical and mental wellbeing. At Air de Barcelona visitors can also receive massage therapy and skin treatments.
Aire de Barcelona is located at Passeig Picasso, 22.
One of the most famous beauty salons chains in Barcelona, Raffael Pages has more than twenty locations in the city. At Raffael Pages you can get a variety of hair treatments and beauty services that differ from location to location.
There are several Raffael Pages beauty salons in the city. The ones closest to the center are at Rambla Catalunya, 99; Carrer de València, 248; and Carrer del Duc, 14.
Onda Hair & Beauty offers an extremely complete “beauty menu”, which includes a variety of waxing services, massages, facials, body treatments, hands treatments, foot therapy, eye treatments, and makeup.
Choose your favorite treatment or a combination of treatments, and allow yourself to get pampered for a few hours.
Onda Hair & Beauty is located at Carrer de l’Atlàntida, 53.