Most people come to Sausalito for the epic views, fresh seafood, and chance to stroll the streets of a waterfront-and-hillside community that has drawn more than one comparison to picturesque places like Italy’s Almafi Coast. But for others, Sausalito is an escape; a place to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco or whatever city you call home. What better way to tap into that rejuvenation than by enjoying a Sausalito spa experience?
In this post, you’ll find a list of all of the spas in Sausalito. There are other salons and estheticians who offer other wellness services, but each of these businesses specifically offers spa treatments like massages, hydrotherapy, and more. If you’re looking to relax on your upcoming trip to Sausalito, this list will give you plenty of inspiration for where to splurge and treat yo’ self.
Sausalito is the traditional lands of the Graton Rancheria, Miwok, and Me-Wuk (Coast Miwok) peoples. With respect, I make a formal land acknowledgment, extending my appreciation to the past and present stewards of these lands. To learn more, I invite you to explore Native Land.
Featured photo courtesy of Casa Madrona
1. The Spa at Casa Madrona
A long-time favorite hotel among travelers visiting Sausalito, Casa Madrona has now added a spa to its portfolio of activities. The Spa (as the spa has been named) has a generous assortment of wellness packages that will relax you from head to toe, ranging from luxurious and soothing massages and other body treatments to nail, hair care, and personal services.
This Sausalito spa is also perfect for enjoying water views, thanks to its privileged location along the San Francisco Bay.
2. Misha’s Spa Vitale
Located right in Downtown Sausalito, Misha’s Spa Vitale welcomes walk-ins looking for a quick relaxing massage. So, if your body urges you to get a short break from so much walking, Misha’s is one of the top spas in Sausalito for that.
Their treatments are a blend of ancient and modern healing techniques from Asia and Polynesia as well as the West. Their signature massage is a personalized combination of Reiki, aromatherapy, cranial-sacral therapy, and the best of Asian and Hawaiian practices for the head, neck, shoulder, hands, and feet. Sounds good, right?
3. Body Ecology
Sam Sadin is the mastermind behind Body Ecology, one of the best Sausalito spas. This health coach has a holistic approach to health and offers several types of yoga classes (both indoors and outdoors) as well as therapeutic massages specifically tailored to your body’s needs.
While their yoga classes are excellent to relax, it is said that Body Ecology offers the best massage in Sausalito. Now you know which Sausalito spa to go to if that back pain is stopping you from getting the most out of your trip!
4. Sausalito Day Spa
Sausalito Day Spa is a Sausalito spa exclusively devoted to massages. Whether you need a massage simply to relax, relieve stress, or for pain relief, their highly experienced masseuses will recommend what suits you best. Along with their massages, Sausalito Day Spa offers a relaxing atmosphere.
If you arrive early to your appointment, Sausalito Day Spa has jacuzzis, saunas, an outdoor area with a fireplace, all where you can relax before your treatment! Another good reason to make an appointment at Sausalito Day Spa is that they offer Groupon discount tickets. This could be a good way to save money if you’re traveling on a budget.
5. Ocean Spa
Located right on Bridgeway street, Ocean Spa (no website!) is the perfect place to pamper yourself. An Asian massage spa, this Sausalito spa offers a plethora of treatments that employ techniques that work with the body’s energy flow or chi. Their most popular package is the Full Body Massage + Shower.
If you want to spend the whole day relaxing, they also have a full-day spa experience you can book. Besides their wonderful body treatments, Ocean Spa offers all their spa experiences at affordable prices.
6. Embody Bliss Bodywork
Booking a massage appointment at Embody Bliss Bodywork (no website!) will make you understand why massages are referred to as a “healing art.” Established in 1995, Embody Bliss Bodywork has been providing professional massage therapy and holistic health care to Sausalito for 26 years. The owner, Elsa, is known for her out-of-this-world Swedish massages.
Rather than relaxing muscles, Elsa’s approach is oriented to correct tensions and imbalances. During the one-and-a-half-hour Swedish massage experience, Elsa’s great skill and sensitivity will transform your mind and body.
Next time you’re in Sausalito, book a massage with Elsa and leave feeling physically and spiritually aligned!
7. Cavallo Point Healing Arts Center & Spa
Cavallo Point Healing Arts Center & Spa is technically not in Sausalito, but their unique wellness experience is worth the short drive. This tranquil sanctuary among the eucalyptus and pine offers an integrative medicine experience that relaxes your mind and body all at once. All their therapeutic plans are tailored to individual needs and blend the best of modern medicine and alternative practices.
You can also combine your personalized spa plans with other activities offered by the multidisciplinary healing arts team, including an herbalist, nutritionist, acupuncturist, massage, skin-care therapist, hypnotherapist, and shaman.
Bonus: Massage Envy (Marin City)
While I felt like I could include Cavallo Point on this list for sure, I was a bit more uncertain about including the Massage Envy in Marin City. While it is absolutely a spa service provider, it is the only franchise company on the list – and is further/less convenient for those visiting Sausalito from San Francisco. Nevertheless, I didn’t want to skip it entirely, which is why I’ve included it as a bonus here.
As you probably know if you love spa treatments and massages, Massage Envy offers massages at a reasonable price and consistently good experience. It’s a great option if you’re budget-conscious (they almost always offer deals for first-time visitors) or need a place last-minute when other Sausalito spas on this list might not be available.
Have you ever experienced one of these Sausalito spa experiences, or heard of others? Let me know about it in the comments!