If you’re going to indulge, you should invest in yourself and your time by choosing a truly
luxurious and beneficial experience, so if you’re in Charleston for a getaway or just a local
looking to get away from the stresses of everyday life, these are some of the best spa
experiences in Charleston!
There’s no sense in running around to 5 different places to get everything done, and have you
tried getting around rush hour traffic in Charleston? Forget it! Woodhouse Day Spa and Boutique is the
ultimate, full-service day spa that can take care of you from head to toe with incredible
treatments. The original Woodhouse location in Mount Pleasant opened in 2015, and we've
just opened up a second location in Downtown Charleston. At Woodhouse, we believe that
health, wellness, and beauty are linked, so no matter which treatments you choose, the entire
experience will be tailored to ensure you get the maximum benefits.
Did you know that the word spa comes from an acronym of a Latin phrase meaning “health from
water”? Some of the earliest examples of spas actually come from Roman baths, where the
Romans could gather in public spaces to relax and rejuvenate. As spas continued to grow in
popularity, they usually formed around towns with access to hot springs, like the first truly
popular American spas that formed in Saratoga Springs, NY. Modern technology means we’re
no longer dependent on geography to get our hot water, but that doesn’t mean that the
gorgeous views and atmosphere of Charleston won’t amplify your spa experience!
Whether you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up or a full day of self-care, here are the best spa
experiences in Charleston for every part of your body:
1. Deep Tissue Massage
All of Woodhouse’s massages include a foot cleansing ritual and essential oil treatment that
instantly elevates the process. This deep tissue massage uses a combination of trigger point
therapy, sports massage, and other unique modalities to relieve stress and inflammation. The
massage helps release tension from external stressors or bad posture and gives your muscles a
2. Woodhouse Signature Minkyti
A facial feels like the ultimate treatment for any spa experience. Whenever your skin starts
feeling dry, congested, or just a bit overlooked, get a facial from Woodhouse. Their signature
facial, the Minkyti, is a super effective treatment that combines acupressure points and
connective tissue massage techniques with a nourishing mask and AHA exfoliants to totally
transform your skin. The massage lifts and tones the skin to prepare it for the mask (which uses
seaweed!). Your skin will feel so fresh and hydrated after a Minkyti facial, and it works for all
3. Organic Seaweed Leaf Wrap
For all-over skin rejuvenation, a full-body spa experience is the way to go. The organic seaweed
leaf wrap makes all your wildest childhood spa fantasies come true while quenching all your
adult skincare needs. This treatment starts with a dry brush exfoliation, specifically focused to
help remove water retention. Then, get wrapped up in fresh leaves of Atlantic seaweed that
moisturize and soften the skin, as well as drawing out any toxins. Sit back and relax for a scalp
massage while the seaweed works its magic.
4. Lavender and Seaweed Sugar Scrub Pedicure
Maybe you’ve always been a “just walk in to the closest shop” pedicure receiver or maybe
you’re a pedicure expert, but Woodhouse’s foot treatments are a totally different spa
experience. While you enjoy a warm neck wrap, your feet are in pedicure heaven with any of the
luxurious pedicure options. The lavender and seaweed sugar scrub pedicure really gets down
the dull skin and calluses on your feet to keep them soft and smooth. It’s perfect for before any
spring or summer beach vacation! The warm volcanic stone massage also helps you reach the
next level of relaxation while your feet get pampered.
Sometimes your skin needs a little extra love, especially coming out of winter with all the dry air
and cold winds. Every so often, add in a HydraFacial to your spa experience. The HydraFacial
skin treatment is a hydradermabrasion procedure that’s only 4 steps to better-looking skin.
Using patented technology and super-charged serums, the HydraFacial cleanses, extracts, and
hydrates all in 30 minutes. Unlike other hydradermabrasion treatments, the HydraFacial is
perfect for all skin types and combines the benefits of microdermabrasion and chemical peels
without the intense redness or discomfort. Leave the spa with clearer, firmer, and more hydrated
Come see us at our new Downtown Charleston Westedge location!