Self-care is so important. Whether it’s 15-minutes carved out of your day for quiet reflection or a full weekend of pampering yourself, making time to protect your health and happiness should definitely become part of your routine. Luckily, our little corner of Charlotte has lots of local businesses that can help you unwind. Here are just a few of our favorite spots around the neighborhood to destress:
True Rest Float Spa
Take peace & quiet to a whole other level with the unique experience of floating in personal salt-water tank. Thanks to 1,000 pounds of epsom salts and the weightlessness of floating on water, you can enjoy a zero-gravity environment close to home. The state of sensory deprivation that floating creates allows the mind and body to completely let go, relax, and reset for an hour.
Address: 906 Pecan Ave.
Why limit yourself to only one form of relaxation? Okra offers multiple ways to unwind under one room. From yoga and deep tissue massage to Reiki and tea tastings, Okra is perfect for a pick-me-up.
Address: 1912 Commonwealth Ave.
Tap into your creative side at Clayworks. It is so gratifying to see a lump of clay turn into a vessel, sculpture, or piece of jewelry. Clayworks offers workshops and classes for all skill levels from beginner to professional so don’t be shy to give it try. Plus, they can host private events so you can enjoy a teambuilding event with your coworkers or celebrate a friend’s birthday in a very artistic way!
Address: 4506 Monroe Rd.
Mac Tabby Cat Cafe
Coffee & cats — now that is a relaxing combination! Loving and friendly felines roam free while you sip a latte or glass of wine at Mac Tabby Cat Cafe. You can reserve 60-minutes in the cat lounge for only $12 so you can play or cuddle with man’s other best friend until your heart’s content.
Address: 3204 North Davidson St.
Mimosas Nail Bar
In addition to your everyday manicures and pedicures, Mimosas offers all sorts of extra treatments, including aromatherapy soaks, sugar scrubs, paraffin dip, and hot towel services, to really make your experience something special. Mimosas is frequented by the entire Genevieve Williams Real Estate team so be sure to say hello when you see us there!
Address: 2320 North Davidson St., Suite 2
Rosie’s Coffee & Wine Garden
A tucked-away gem in the heart of the city, you can enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee while surrounded by the beautiful 1.5-acre McGill Rose Garden. The roses bloom in May and again in October each year, but the garden is full of life year-round. It is the perfect spot to soak up the sun or have great conversations with friends under the moonlight.
Address: 940 North Davidson St.
Sometimes simply freshening up your look is about more than just your hair. It’s about trying something new or giving yourself a confidence boost. Shine is known for its great hair services, but did you know they also offer select skincare treatments and masks, and nail services? You really can have the full-service treatment!
Address: 920 Pecan Ave.
Sweet Spot Studio
Baking can be a fun and, more importantly, a delicious way to unwind. Sweet Spot Studio offers pastry and baking classes for all levels. Rather satisfy your culinary cravings at home? Sweet Spot Studio has you covered. They offer kits with online instruction so you can make macarons, cake donuts, cocoa bombs, and more from the comfort of your kitchen. Also be sure to check out Cookie Club, their comprehensive cookie decorating courses.
Address: 4418 Monroe Rd., Suite C
Khali Yoga Center
Khali is a word used in North Indian classical music to describe the moment of silence between two music beats. That moment of rest between the music is needed to create rhythm. Khali embraces that philosophy, which applies so beautifully to life, by offering yoga classes, guided mediation, and bodywork therapy.
Address: 1210 East 36th St.
Where do you go to relax and rejuvenate? We would love to hear some of your favorite spots in the comments.