Have an indulgent afternoon and let the stress melt away — envelope yourself in the scent of essential oils, sip on some bubbly, and snack on squares of dark chocolate while being pampered. We’ve all earned some self-care after the trials and tribulations of Covid, and there is no better way to return to normalcy than with a massage, hot tub, or steam room. The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is Cavallo Point (pictured above). For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin County Spa picks see below.
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We’ve broken it down by region: Southern and Central Marin.
Attached to the Casa Madrona seaside hotel is a rejuvenating day spa both for hotel guests and anyone craving a pick-me-up — no hotel reservation required. Enjoy picturesque harbor views while sipping on a glass of rosé after a relaxing Swedish massage. Alternatively, opt for a deep tissue massage to really work out any tension in your muscles or go for a signature sleep massage, designed to soothe and promote better sleep. Hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
801 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.332.0502
With its tranquil atmosphere and serene gardens, Cavallo Point Healing Arts Center & Spa is here to rejuvenate and renew you. Feel free to take a plunge into its indoor pool or have a drink at the Tea Bar to de-stress, as they are here to make sure you experience the entire healing process — mind, body, and soul. For the environmentally conscious, worry not, as Cavallo Point uses organic and sustainably harvested ingredients for all of its skin care products, demonstrating a commitment to keeping nature pure. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, 415.339.4767
EVO Spa is a lifestyle boutique with the goal of providing a safe refuge for unwinding and relaxing. For those interested in red light therapy, EVO offers the best of the best, designed to produce maximum results with maximum longevity. Check out the monthly specials to see if something in particular catches your eye, and don’t miss wellness options such as the detox foot bath or far-infrared sauna. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
800 Redwood Highway Frontage Road #216, Mill Valley, 415.383.3223
Laurence McKee started out working for her family spa at the age of 17 and has been full steam ahead ever since. She’s worked in both luxurious Paris and modern San Francisco, and has also been trained in Ayurvedic treatments. Turning Point provides not only facials, but also oncology skin care and LED light therapy. The state of the art technology and tailored treatments will leave your skin glowing and refreshed. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
655 Redwood Highway #275, Mill Valley, 415.902.0197
Though this spa may be known for its former San Francisco location, the Larkspur location doesn’t disappoint in the slightest. Luxurious and modern, the aesthetic exudes relaxation without being over the top — case in point, a minimalist waiting room complete with lemon water and dark chocolate to nibble on and an outdoor deck to breathe in fresh sea air. Amongst the classic treatments such as hot stones and waxing are harder-to-find services such as Gua Sha facials and oncology massages. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, and 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
2421 Larkspur Landing Circle Suite 43, Larkspur, 415.563.5000
Resonance is dedicated to, in its own words, “helping others discover the miracle of the body’s potential,” and a long list of satisfied clients certainly speak to staff’s proficiency. The spa provides a number of full-body services and is well-known for infrared saunas featuring sound therapy and chromotherapy, as well as skin treatments that utilize HydraFacial technology. Enjoy the comforting smell of the cedar wood sauna and soothing herb-infused massage oils while sinking into a soft massage table for a rejuvenating experience. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
26 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, 415.891.3328