Stockholmers are a very active bunch, but they also know how to relax. That’s why the Swedish capital has tonnes of ways to get you out and about in the open, as well as plenty of quality spas. Sweden is one of the best places in Europe for fantastic facilities – both modern and traditional. Here are some of the best spas for anyone in need of head-to-toe, no-holds-barred spa pampering in Stockholm.
Surrounded by walls covered in sunsets and ancient ruins, this Central Stockholm spa is ready to take you on a pampering journey around the world. You might treat your feet to a Caribbean-inspired foot treatment employing coconut- and lime-infused products. Or travel to China courtesy of a bamboo massage – the technique is used to increase blood circulation. Other procedures here take their cues from Hawaii and Sweden – famed for deep neck and back massages – as well as Thailand, where pressure techniques are incorporated. For the ultimate experience, book the private relaxation space.
Set in the glossy glass-and-stone confines of the Clarion Hotel Stockholm on the trendy island of Södermalm, the Elements Spa is a sensitively designed modern space for urban relaxation. The Ayurveda-inspired space has an array of soothing treatments up its sleeve, such as water massages, a sauna in steam or mixed herbs, and swimming in an indoor-outdoor pool. Brave the ice shower then recline on a daybed outside while you sip on complimentary herb tea and graze on fresh fruit looking across the lush treetops to Årstaviken Bay.
Jo Fernandez-Corugedo contributed additional reporting to this article.
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