(Part 1) Hilton Head Island and Bluffton Put the “Ah” in Spa

From all-day pampering to medical-grade services to unique boutique experiences, Hilton Head Island and Bluffton offer a wide-range of relaxing and rejuvenating options that put the “ah” in spa. Recently, I was able to experience this firsthand (and foot, face, back…) by spending the past two weeks reclining in treatment rooms. I learned a great deal more about local spas and realized that each brings something different to the (massage) table.

 

Ahh Green Spa

Ahh Green Spa Treatment Room

Ahh Green Spa Treatment Room

Location: 6 Lagoon Rd, Ste 2A, HHI 29928

Phone: (843) 715-2643

In a Word: Green

Must Have Service: Ahh Green Spa Signature Facial

Products: Skin Organics, Bella Lucce, and Green Bug (a locally-made, all-natural bug repellent)

Owners Brad and Deb have gone above and beyond to make every element of the spa as green as possible—from the floors to the furniture to the facials. When it comes to being environmentally and health-conscious, Brad and Deb walk the walk (by even riding their bikes to work and supplying an indoor bike rack for clients). Yet, both are careful to point out that being green doesn’t mean spending a ton of green—Ahh Green Spa maintains a very reasonable price-point both for products and services.

 

FACES Day Spa

Location: The Village at Wexford, HHI 29928

Phone: (843) 785-3075

In a Word: Comprehensive

Must Have Service: Pedicure of the Month, Lava Stone Massage and Lash Extensions

Products: FACES Signature Skincare Systems, Murad, Eminence Organics, OPI, Youngblood Mineral Makeup, and TRIA Laser Hair Removal System (which I’m about to try!)

If you want to give yourself a mini makeover, this is the place to do it. I walked into FACES with tense shoulders, callused feet and non-descript eyelashes. I walked out of FACES apologizing for snoring on the massage table, hands and feet that sparkled and eyelashes that would make Betty Boop proud. You can spend an hour or all day here enjoying the spa’s services and learning from the friendly and informative staff.

 

Fountain Spa

Fountain Spa Bamboo Massage

Fountain Spa Bamboo Massage

Location: 55 New Orleans Rd, HHI 29928

Phone: (843) 353-0006

In a Word: Refreshing

Must Have Service: Anti-Aging Facial and Thai Bamboo Stick Massage

Products: Ilike Skincare and Savannah Bee Company Bodycare

Leaving Fountain Spa I felt like 10 years had been extracted from my face and muscles. The Anti-Aging Facial includes grapeseed cleansing milk, alpha hydroxy fruit peel, a drool-inducing facial massage, sour cherry gel mask, grapeseed anti-aging serium, St. John’s Wort eye cream and rich anti-oxidant grapeseed moisturizer. The Thai Bamboo Stick Massage was life-altering and Marty the therapist worked through every knot that ever existed (or thought about existing) in my body.

 

Stay tuned for the next installment of Lowcountry luxury!

Be well, Becca