Living in a major European capital – even one as beautiful as Paris – can take its toll. Soothe away the stress of the Parisian streets with one of our favorite massages in Paris and emerge rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready to take on the city.
Located on a cute cobbled courtyard in the 2nd Arrondissement, this women’s only hammam and spa is a haven of steam, where visitors can retreat from the outside world. Dressed in the robe and slippers provided, prepare to unwind all your stress in the eucalyptus steam before being scrubbed from head to toe with the traditional black soap. Relax in a warm, low-lit pool with a glass of lemon tea and await your massage, when you’ll be transported by scented oils and O’Kari’s skilled masseuse to a stress-free world. We love the indulgent 3-Hour O’Kari Classic complete with hair treatment, 30 minute massage, gommage (body scrub), exfoliation and unlimited relaxation time.22 Rue Dussoubs, 75002 Paris | +33 1 42 36 94 66 | Website (in French)
For a full range of international treatments, TheraCh’i offers affordable massages in its airy spa of fresh white and green. Using traditional techniques ranging from Shiatsu to Ayurvedic, opt for the Californian massage for a soothing rebalancing massage or choose the invigorating Thai massage for tired muscles. Consult the website to find your favorite style and practitioner and don’t forget to check out the latest offers and promotions!52 Rue des Dames, 75017 Paris | +33 1 77 32 15 16 | Website (in French)
If you’re feeling particularly extravagant, a treatment at the cutting-edge Espace Payot might just be for you. The work of Doctor Nadia Payot, the skincare and well-being guru, this haven of contemporary tranquility includes a swimming pool, jacuzzi, hammam and sauna, while treatments incorporate the finest Payot products now sold and celebrated around the world.62 Rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris | +33 1 45 61 42 08 | Website (in French)