7 places to get a massage in Birmingham to release holiday stress

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Relax and enjoy a massage. Photo via Santa Fe Day Spa

The holiday season is here. It’s time for shopping, caroling, Santa and a whole lot of stress! Combat the stress and relax with a massage at one of these must-try spots in Birmingham.

Spiro Salt Room & Massage Therapy

Whoever said being salty is bad never visited Spiro Salt Room and Massage Therapy.

Salt Therapy—also known as halotherapy—is a practice that dates back hundreds of years, when doctors in Eastern Europe prescribed visits to special salt mines for relief from respiratory ailments.

The practice has proven effective for many ailments, including:

  • Respiratory disorders: asthmas, COPD or chronic ENT problems
  • Respiratory allergies: pollen, mold, dust mites, fungi
  • Frequent colds
  • Skin diseases: acnes, psoriasis, eczema
  • Stress, depression, chronic fatigue
  • And more!

During your visit, you will relax in a treatment room and inhale dry, salt-enriched air, while getting massaged. Sounds like a day at the beach!

Services:

  • 60-Minute Thai Yoga Massage (Members – $65; Nonmembers – $79)
  • Metamorphosis Massage
  • 90-minutes Himalayan Salt Stone Massage
  • 90-minute Himalayan Salt Pillow Massage
  • Feet Retreat

You can also enjoy a 45-minute session in Spiro’s salt room! ($25)

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A relaxing atmosphere before your massage. Photo via Spiro Salt Room & Massage Therapy

Book Now at Spiro Salt Room & Therapy Massage, located at 2816 Culver Rd., Mountain Brook, AL 35223.

Santa Fe Day Spa

Santa Fe Day Spa is a world-class destination day spa, salon and aesthetic center serving the greater Birmingham area. They specialize in traditional spa services—facials, body wraps, manis/pedis and, of course, massages. And they offer quite an extensive list of massages! Check it out:

  • Swedish Massage (25 minutes – $57;  80 minutes – $132)
  • Refresher Swedish Massage
  • Extended Swedish Massage
  • Combo (Swedish-Deep Tissue) Massage
  • Refresher Combo Massage
  • Extended Combo Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Extended Hot Stone Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Maternity Massage
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Back Paraffin Massage
  • Tandem Massage
  • Reflexology Hand or Foot Treatment
  • Scalp and Face Massage

Interested in a couples massage? Then try one of these:

  • Couple’s Massage (25 minutes – $125; 50 minutes – $190)
  • Couple’s Extended Massage (80 minutes – $275)
  • Couple’s Hot Stone Massage (50 minutes – $220)
  • Couple’s Refresher Massage (25 minutes – $125)
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Have you ever had a hot stone massage? Photo via Santa Fe Day Spa

Book Now at Santa Fe Day Spa, located at 611 Doug Baker Blvd., Ste. 214-D, Birmingham, AL 35242

Escape Day Spa

Looking for the ultimate escape? Immerse yourself in tranquility at Escape Day Spa.

Services:

  • Relaxation Massage (30 minutes – $65; 60 minutes – $90; 90 minutes – $120)
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Mommy-To-Be Massage
  • Himalayan Salt Stone Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Couples Massage

A Peek at the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage

If you’re anything like me, you are pretty curious about that Himalayan Salt Stone Massage. So here’s a peek at what it’s all about.

Using a combination of thermal and salt therapy, your body will be nourished on a cellular level, allowing essential trace minerals and negative ions to absorb while your calming your mind, body and spirit. Smooth, rounded stones are heated and applied with jojoba oil—a pH balanced naturally for your bodies largest organ, your skin. (75 minutes – $135; 90 minutes – $165)

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Care for those mistreated feet with a foot massage. Photo via Escape Day Spa

Book Now at Escape Day Spa, located at 100 Broadway St., Birmingham, AL 35029.

Little Morocco Skin and Body

Owned and run by Jennifer Pyles, NMT, MFRT, LE, Little Morocco Skin and Body is a great spot to schedule a massage.

Pyles has worked in the Spa and Wellness has been in the industry for the past 15 years, initially as a Skin Care Therapist, then a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist. She now focuses on Myofascial Release—a dry therapy that helps release tension in the body. (She is also a dual-licensed holistic esthetician, so you’ll definitely want to try one of her facials after your massage!)

Rates:

  • 30 minutes – $45
  • 60 minutes – $70
  • 90 minutes – $110
  • 120 minutes – $160
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Photo via Little Morocco Skin and Body

Book Now at Little Morocco Skin and Body, located at 1933 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. S, Ste. 220, Birmingham, AL 35209.

Evolve Massage and Alternative Healing

Did you know that many chronic pain conditions and even other chronic issues including anxiety and depression can have their roots in muscular tension and knots?

Evolve Massage and Alternative Healing was born out of the idea that massage is essential for the reduction and management of many—if not all—chronic pain conditions.

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Photo via Evolve Massage and Alternative Healing

Services:

  • Swedish Massage (30 minutes – $45; 60  minutes – $70; 90 minutes – $110; 120 minutes – $160)
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Energy Massage with Crystal Balancing
  • Reiki

What is Reiki all about?

Reiki is a Japanese modality of Energy Healing that uses a light touch modality performed while you are fully clothes. Its goal is to heal blockages and/or tears in the emotional body, which in turn affect issues in the physical body. Pretty rad, right? (45 minutes – $65)

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Photo via Evolve Massage and Alternative Healing

Book Now at Evolve Massage and Alternative Healing, located at 1034 23rd St. S., Ste. 202, Birmingham, AL 35205.

Life Touch Massage

“Relief is only a touch away.” Sounds like the perfect solution to that sore body, doesn’t it?

Life Touch Massage is a local innovative spa that provides affordable massage services for individuals who work, live, play and travel to downtown Birmingham. Each service provider is state licensed and trained in their specialty.

Services:

  • Swedish/Deep Tissue Massage (30 minutes – $50; 60 minutes – $80; 90 minutes – $115)
  • Warm Stone Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Cupping
  • Swe-Thai Yoga Massage
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Two-Hour Swedish Massage
  • The Life Touch Signature Massage Treatment

What’s the Swe-Thai Yoga Massage?

It’s a combination of Swedish and table Thai massage techniques that are designed to leave you feeling free and relaxed. Sounds mighty relaxing to me! (90 minutes – $150)

Extra Bonus

What’s especially cool about this place is that they will travel to you! See if your location qualifies.

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Photo via Life Touch Massage

Book Now at Life Touch Massage, located at 1223 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233.

Birmingham Wellness Massage

Seeking a personal massage therapist? Birmingham Wellness Massage is just that. Offering a number of services, including deep tissue and sport massages, you will be provided great services through proper evaluation and techniques that cater to your individual needs.

Services:

  • Swedish Massage (30 minutes – $55; 45 minutes – $65; 60 minutes – $75; 90 minutes – $120; 105 minutes – $140; 120 minutes – $160)
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Neuromuscular Massage Therapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Chair Massage
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Which massage will you choose? Photo via Birmingham Wellness Massage

Book Now at one of Birmingham Wellness Massage’s three locations:

  • 1933 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. S., #250, Birmingham, AL 35209
  • 3081A Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216
  • 100A Little Valley Ct., Birmingham, AL 35244

The Gift of Relaxation

There are some nice holiday discounts up for grabs at Birmingham Wellness Massage right now. If you’re looking for the perfect present to give this Christmas, give the gift of relaxation with a gift card to Birmingham Wellness Massage. Learn more.

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