With vacation travel still impacted by the pandemic, we need to look closer to home to seek out some much-needed R&R this January. Right now is the perfect time to indulge in a wide range of luxurious face and body treatments at these local sanctuaries. You’ll feel restored and renewed—ready for 2021.


AO—THE SPACE
This new self-described “eco-holistic beauty collective” is a bright white, totally modern, light-filled space that you might expect to find in LA or NYC. Offering a diverse menu of beauty services, this “anti-spa spa” is the perfect place to get innovative treatments like the Customized CBD Foot Soak utilizing essential oils, nourishing clays, and CBD salts to revitalize tired feet. Melt pain away with the Thai Full-Body Stretching treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves flexibility, and loosens stiff joints. Pop in without an appointment at the nail bar for the waterless, non-toxic manicure. AO uses clean beauty products that are environmentally friendly and free of toxins. (864) 412-8078, aothespace.com

OASE DAY SPA
If you can’t travel to Scandinavia, this is the next best thing. With whitewashed walls, fragrant pine boughs, and birchwood accents, OASE (Danish for oasis) is the absolute personification of hygge—the cozy, wintry feeling of well-being. Enjoy the unique Cocoon Room or sip hot chocolate in front of the roaring fire. Try the therapeutic Heilendi massage, which features warm Himalayan salt stones, then enjoy a catered lunch in the light-filled Sun Room. OASE uses clean beauty products that are environmentally friendly and free of toxins. (864) 900-2920, oasedayspa.com

RIVER FALLS SPA
The tucked-away location of the River Falls Spa is like a secret underground find. Try the brand-new Gemstone Facial to energize, balance, and achieve a real glow using products infused with the gemstones malachite, citrine, and pink tourmaline combined with healing charcoal, turmeric, and camellia botanicals. The Body Polish removes impurities with exfoliation, increases circulation, and totally transforms your skin using the healing therapy of the Vichy shower, which is followed by a soothing application of an intensely hydrating body lotion. (864) 240-2136, riverfallsspa.com

URBAN NIRVANA
Two locations serve Greenville to refresh and reawaken exhausted souls. Try the Rubbed and Wrapped, featuring an application of warmed detoxifying ginger and lemongrass essential oils, a wrapping to blissfully “bake,” followed by an indulgent 90-minute massage. Or revive dry hair and a tired body with the Wild Lime Blossom treatment of citrus-scented oils massaged into the head, neck, and scalp, followed by a full-body massage. (864) 371-6200, urbannirvana.com/downtown-greenville; (864) 288-1210, urbannirvana.com/greenville

WOODHOUSE DAY SPA
Furnished like an elegant home, Woodhouse presents an ultra-sophisticated vibe. Their signature scent wafts throughout, while mimosas and wine are offered along with a lavender-scented neck pillow to start your spa journey. Try the deluxe Woodhouse Escape with seven specialized head-to-toe treatments including a dry-brush exfoliation and a reflexology foot massage. The signature Minkyti Facial helps defy age and provides deep relaxation. (864) 900-0087, greenville.woodhousespas.com