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The Nine Most Luxurious Spas in San Francisco

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Whatever your plans for the last week of December or the first weeks of 2016 (OMG that’s the first time we’ve typed that), make sure to schedule a treatment or three at a local palace of pampering. (Just do it.) We’re talking back rubbing, body polishing and face rejuvenating. With that, here's a guide to nine of our favorite luxury spas in the city, including one in Sausalito, listed from north to south. Peace Bliss out.

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The most Zen escape you'll find on a former military base. Services include a lymphatic detox facial, a Buddha belly massage for prego ladies, and so much more. Hang out in one of three relaxation rooms until you've OD'd on bliss.

Nob Hill Spa

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Located in the Huntington Hotel, Nob Hill Spa is consistently ranked among the top spas both in San Francisco and the US. Doesn't an arctic berry body scrub sound delicious right about now?

Hotel Vitale

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You can count on Joi de Vivre hotels for a unique experience, and Spa Vitale, though littler than the rest, will not disappoint with deep outdoor soaking tubs and amazing views of the Bay Bridge.

International Orange

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Tucked away on on Fillmore Street, International Orange is a yoga studio plus full-service spa. We recommend yoga first, then choose from an assortment of essential oils to om out further with a massage. Or go for the signature In Fiore Facial, 75 minutes of deliciousness for your punim.

Remede Spa at the St. Regis Hotel

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Champagne and truffles are served before your customized beauty treatment or massage. Whirlpools, steam rooms, saunas, and a gorgeous pool await after. Before your next shoulder-baring vacation, try the Customized Body Polish— a 60 minute treatment that will gently resurface your skin.

Spa Radiance

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This spa is for the client who wants serious luxury and serious anti-aging treatments. The Peel Bar has you covered from melanin lifts to microdermabrasion. The mud and scrub bar will have your skin gleaming.

Cavallo Point Healing Arts Center & Spa

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Even before its recent facelift, Travel + Leisure ranked this luxe getaway in the top five of the best hotel spas in the US. So, we just had to make an exception to our SF-only spa rule for Cavallo Point. (Anywho, it's only a short jaunt across the bridge.) Designed for nurturing and renewal, this contemporary oasis is serenity personified—so many options for mind, body and spirit.

Spa at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

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Indulge in a de-stressing massage and body cocoon at this Market Street mainstay. Now operated by Equinox Sports Club, you can choose among massage, facials, reflexology, medical rejuvenation therapies, aromatherapy, wraps and more. We're dying to try the signature 24-Karat Gold Signature Facial. You?

Burke Williams Day Spa

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Located in the Westfield SF Shopping Centre, (ideal for a little pre-or post-rub shopping), the 16,500-square-foot Burke Williams spa has a chic Paris-inspired décor and a wide selection of services. For a super splurge, we suggest The Spa Experience, including a 25-minute Salt- or Sugar-Glo, 50-minute Swedish massage, 50-minute Spa Style Facial, and—the cherry on top—the Spa Pedi. P.S. Make sure to check out the luxury spa chain’s famous wetroom.

Senspa

The most Zen escape you'll find on a former military base. Services include a lymphatic detox facial, a Buddha belly massage for prego ladies, and so much more. Hang out in one of three relaxation rooms until you've OD'd on bliss.

Nob Hill Spa

Located in the Huntington Hotel, Nob Hill Spa is consistently ranked among the top spas both in San Francisco and the US. Doesn't an arctic berry body scrub sound delicious right about now?

Hotel Vitale

You can count on Joi de Vivre hotels for a unique experience, and Spa Vitale, though littler than the rest, will not disappoint with deep outdoor soaking tubs and amazing views of the Bay Bridge.

International Orange

Tucked away on on Fillmore Street, International Orange is a yoga studio plus full-service spa. We recommend yoga first, then choose from an assortment of essential oils to om out further with a massage. Or go for the signature In Fiore Facial, 75 minutes of deliciousness for your punim.

Remede Spa at the St. Regis Hotel

Champagne and truffles are served before your customized beauty treatment or massage. Whirlpools, steam rooms, saunas, and a gorgeous pool await after. Before your next shoulder-baring vacation, try the Customized Body Polish— a 60 minute treatment that will gently resurface your skin.

Spa Radiance

This spa is for the client who wants serious luxury and serious anti-aging treatments. The Peel Bar has you covered from melanin lifts to microdermabrasion. The mud and scrub bar will have your skin gleaming.

Cavallo Point Healing Arts Center & Spa

Even before its recent facelift, Travel + Leisure ranked this luxe getaway in the top five of the best hotel spas in the US. So, we just had to make an exception to our SF-only spa rule for Cavallo Point. (Anywho, it's only a short jaunt across the bridge.) Designed for nurturing and renewal, this contemporary oasis is serenity personified—so many options for mind, body and spirit.

Spa at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

Indulge in a de-stressing massage and body cocoon at this Market Street mainstay. Now operated by Equinox Sports Club, you can choose among massage, facials, reflexology, medical rejuvenation therapies, aromatherapy, wraps and more. We're dying to try the signature 24-Karat Gold Signature Facial. You?

Burke Williams Day Spa

Located in the Westfield SF Shopping Centre, (ideal for a little pre-or post-rub shopping), the 16,500-square-foot Burke Williams spa has a chic Paris-inspired décor and a wide selection of services. For a super splurge, we suggest The Spa Experience, including a 25-minute Salt- or Sugar-Glo, 50-minute Swedish massage, 50-minute Spa Style Facial, and—the cherry on top—the Spa Pedi. P.S. Make sure to check out the luxury spa chain’s famous wetroom.