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Reset & Relax: How to Transition into Fall

By Audrey Trajano | October 16, 2019 | Culture

After a few “false falls,” it seems that the season has officially transitioned over. As the leaves change, so do our bodies and minds. Shorter days make our bodies sluggish and the dry, cold weather drains out moisture in our skin. We have the perfect way to combat and prevent the damaging effects of these cold conditions: a spa day! Transform and protect your skin, body, and soul with these top spas around Philly.

Rittenhouse Spa and Club - Hair by Paul Labrecque


Known for melting the stress away from Philly’s elite, the spa continues to bring five-star accommodations and services to Philadelphians and outsiders who want a taste of the luxe life. Restore your skin with a Diamond Brightening Treatment to zap hyperpigmentation or restore with top-to-toe exfoliation during a Cashmere Drench Body Ritual. After your massage or facial, let Paul Labrecque and his team of experts style your hair for either a fall-look update or an up-do for a special occasion. Diamond Brightening Treatment $175, Cashmere Drench Body Ritual $225, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, 215.790.2500,

Toppers Spa


Every now and then, your soul needs a rejuvenation, but especially when the cold kicks in. Toppers Spa has been helping Philadelphia cope with seasonal changes since 1981 with serene spa experiences and immune-system building products. Plan a spa retreat for all you know at any of the six locations in the Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware areas. From $307,1528 Walnut St., Second Floor, 215.496.9966,

The Spa at the Four Seasons Philadelphia

When the elevator doors open to the 57th floor at the Comcast Center, turn to the left for an immersive spa experience above the clouds. Here, embedded wall crystals are the secret to a tranquil experience thanks to resident crystal healer Rashia Bell. Pamper yourself with the Renew and Glow Spa Journey, a half-day multisensory retreat perfect for stress relief and full-body nourishment. Don’t forget to plan a lunch date at Jean-Georges before heading out. From $750, 1 N. 19th St, 215.419.5050,

Rescue Spa

Whether you are taking a mental health day away from work or having a wind-down weekend, Rescue Spa is perfect for some “me” time. Located in Rittenhouse Square, the spa has given itself a name, which is known as one of the best facials in the city. For a full-body pamper, look to their hair services, massages, manicures, and pedicures. Prices vary, 1601 Walnut St., Third Floor, 866.772.2766,

Richel D’Ambra Spa + Salon

Located at the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, Richel D’Ambra Spa + Salon With every day and every client, D’Ambra’s team is inspired by her philosophy and way of life: “Om Suasti Astu”, which translates to “Peace In Your Heart and In The World.” Offering a variety of unique services with science-based conscious formulas, the spa and salon has a holistic approach to your physical and spiritual well-being. Prices vary, 10 Avenue of the Arts, Third Floor, 215.523.8035,

Suede Salon & Spa

Located in Marlton, New Jersey, Suede Salon & Spa have fall-themed October specials to renew your body from the summer sun. Get your glow on with a 30-minute microdermabrasion facial and complimentary peel. Exclusive to this month—pumpkin martinis partnered with seasonal spiced mani-pedis. Fall doesn’t get much better than this. Seasonal Spiced Man-Pedi from $36, Microdermabrasion $106, 500 NJ-73 South, Ste. E12, Marlton, N.J., 856.985.0700,


The beautiful new location of Heyday in Rittenhouse Square makes skincare easy and approachable. For your seasonal maintenance treatment, the Heydey team fully personalizes treatments to each and every one of their clients as a skin therapist analyzes your skin and uses advanced products taken from nature and science. You'll be guided through a customized skin routine to know what Heydey-trusted brands to shop for in-store. Now, you can get the TLC you need to restore your skin and stay cozy at home. Facials from $65, 1735 Chestnut St., 267.518.8400,

Photography by: Photography courtesy of Rittenhouse Spa and Club; Courtesy of Toppers Salon