A guide to pampering yourself in Tampa Bay, FL

We put together a list of local spots that incorporate health + wellness into their practices. Now sit back, and relax.

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Can you handle the 50-60 degree waters?

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It can be hard to find time for self-care, but countless Tampa Bay area spots aim to pamper your mind and body. Check out eight of our favorites below.

Flip the switch

  • Sweatology | 2102 S. Macdill Ave., Suite C, Tampa | Can’t stand the heat of a regular sauna but want to break a sweat? Infrared heat might be the move for you. The sauna uses colored light, ranging from red to violet, instead of super hot temperatures.
  • Florida Float Spa | 14405 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa | Turn gravity off and get your float on in a sensory deprivation tank. Each pod features 10 inches of water + 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt, engulfed in pure darkness.
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Red light therapy uses low levels of red or near-infrared light to treat wrinkles, scars, redness, and acne.

Cool off

  • Ice Burg Cold Plunge | 1150 19th St. N., St. Petersburg | Take the plunge. Research suggests that immersing yourself in cold water can help alleviate pain, enhance your mood, and reduce inflammation.
  • Vitality Wellness Center | 5653 Park St. N., St. Petersburg | Step into a cryotherapy chamber for post-workout recovery, then jump in the salt therapy cave for some respiratory R+R. Pro tip: Leave the sundresses and tank tops at home — you’ll want to bundle up.

Sit back and relax

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Frenchies’ natural bio seaweed gels give “green thumb” a new meaning.

  • Frenchies | 317 W. Palm Ave., 105A, Tampa | This hyper-clean and inviting nail salon offers $5 off for first-time clients. Pro tip: Services come with a complimentary boozy bev.
  • Moxy Medical Spa | 1010 Central Ave., St. Petersburg | This institute specializes in a wide range of anti-aging treatments, from dermaplaning to collagen-repairing chemical peels. All its offerings are aimed at helping you “treat yourself” and maintain youthful-looking skin.

When in doubt, massage it out

  • Kodawari Studios | 3965 Henderson Blvd., Suite C, Tampa | Explore the benefits of acupuncture, deep tissue massage, and cupping — then get your sauna on.
  • Bala Thai Massage | 5701 N. Florida Ave., Tampa | Unwind and relax with a licensed therapist who aims to ease your daily stress using creative massage techniques like Swedish, prenatal, chair, and Thai yoga. Pro tip: Bring the group chat along for a yoga flow.
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