Spas & wellness in San Jose

THE 10 BEST San Jose Spas & Wellness Centres

Spas & Wellness Centres in San Jose

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  • samstuh312
    Birmingham, AL3 contributions
    Wow!!!!!!! I mean wow! I made a 5pm appointment just to be late (per usual) and everyone welcomed me with open arms and I got a description of the types of massages/facials offered. I chose a VERY affordable massage and facial and they were so enjoyable that I fell asleep somewhere during the process and awoke feeling like a prince
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • nicksea
    Seattle32 contributions
    A really nice establishment, peaceful, spacious, and elegantly furnished. I chose three treatments, a body scrub, massage, and facial. My therapist Dennis was meticulous with fantastic technique. Highly recommended. I’ll be back next time in San Jose.
    Written December 20, 2023
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  • Hannah T
    4 contributions
    My friend and I had a deep tissue massage before we flew home and it was amazing! After many long journeys and lots of surfing and walking we were achey and now we feel amazing. My friend had sprained her ankle and her masseuse was extremely considerate of her injury. The masseuse’s we had were so kind, friendly, welcoming and professional. We highly recommend!
    Written August 14, 2023
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  • Sandy A
    Advance, NC5 contributions
    I recently visited Arialé Masajes and the experience was nothing short of amazing, thanks to Mary. Despite being a walk-in, Mary warmly accommodated me. I had severe pain on my left arm and asked for a targeted massage with concentration on only that area of the body. Her expertise in relieving arm pain and tension was evident as she skillfully targeted pressure points with precision.

    What sets her apart is not only her skill, but also her generosity and compassion. Towards the end of the session, she went above and beyond and shared self-massage techniques so I can continue the therapeutic benefits at home as I was due to leave Costa Rica the next day. To my surprise, Mary chose not to charge me for the session, explaining that she had only focused on my arm. I think it really speaks to her genuine care for clients. Although I insisted on at least partial payment, this act of kindness left a lasting impression on me and speaks volumes about her dedication to the well-being of her clients. I highly recommend this place for a rejuvenating escape that leaves you not only relaxed, but truly cared for.
    Written December 4, 2023
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  • Les D
    Acworth, GA15 contributions
    A must!! Ask for Sylvia-she was the best massage therapist I have every had! Make sure it is the one at Doubletree Hilton Cariari San Jose.
    Written May 21, 2023
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  • OliviaH1894
    1 contribution
    Spontaneouly I saw this yoga place on tripadvisor and decided to join. On their homepage I found a timetable including different levels. I chose my favorite class and poped in. They welcomed me nicely and showed me around. The yoga class in spanish was special but it was not nessecary to speak spanish. I followed by watching the teacher or the others. It was a very enjoyable class and the level suited perfectly to mine. I would highly recommend downtown yoga to everyone!
    Written October 23, 2017
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  • Reneisha R
    3 contributions
    The place was soothing and so relaxing. Even with being in another country it felt so welcoming to be there and be treated so kindly. And on top of that the glass of wine set the mood just right. Definitely gotta go back when I return.
    Written May 27, 2022
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  • Valeria T
    Geneva, Switzerland490 contributions
    I tried this yoga studio with friends and we were really disappointed.

    We attended a lesson to try the place before signing up for regular classes (thank god!) and from the start we were received by unfriendly staff. We ended up paying for the try out lesson (which is regularly free in any other yoga studio) and were completely ignored from the start. We were lucky that a friendly student told us were to go, change, etc. Also, although the professor was helping other regular students during the class with their postures we were completely ignored by him.

    The class itself was ok and the place is averagely clean (weird smell and dusty floors). If you are interested in doing yoga in San Jose, thankfully there are many other good places to try (Lamat, Mandir, Krama).

    Also, fyi, the vegetarian restaurant mentioned in other reviews (which is actually very good) moved location. Look for "Mantras".
    Written April 18, 2014
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  • smason86
    Carramar23 contributions
    With two weeks to burn in San José before my tour started, I thought it would be a great chance to try a mini detox schedule with lots of exercise. And I've got to say, I'm very glad I came across this class!

    I found the class just by walking around and messaged via Facebook to find out class times, and Diana promptly replied. At the time of my visit, she had classes every night during the week, and morning classes on Tuesday, Thursday, and an afternoon class on Saturday.

    With the hustle and bustle of San José, finding this yoga class was a great retreat. The studio is well decorated and provides an excellent atmosphere for calm.

    Diana runs the class in Spanish, but would correct me first in Spanish, then in English if I didn't hear or understand her. I learnt izquierda (left) and derecha (right) very quickly! The other students were great too, helping me feel included. I attempted small talk in Spanish as best as I could but they were happy to talk in English when I struggled.

    All up, I managed to fit in 9 classes during the two weeks in San José. The classes are for all levels and she provides all the yoga equipment. There is a decent length of time dedicated for meditation!

    Diana has a gorgeous little family too! After class one day, they introduced me to some endemic fruit juice (Cas Guava) and some local snacks! They also offered advice such as nearby weekend markets and other places to visit around the country :)

    All up, a great experience, you must visit if you're passing through San José. Great opportunity for some stretching before climbing volcanoes and exploring jungles, or some post-activity relaxation and reflection before hopping on the plane ride home.

    I hope you visit, and that you have as pleasant an experience as I had! Namaste :)
    Written April 18, 2015
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  • Heiko S
    2 contributions
    I made an appointment for a massage at the 'bliss spa by Kenia', mainly because the pictures of the spa looked like a very nice and cosy place. So I booked a 90 minute massage and can say that my expectations were clearly exceeded.
    The atmosphere was so welcoming that it truely felt like being at home.
    Kenia was a very friendly and attentive therapist, who applied just the right amount of pressure, identifying the tight spots of my back and legs after a long distance flight and quite some walking and running in Costa Rica. It felt really good and relaxing.
    Refreshing tea was offered before and after the massage. I didn't use them, but there would have been facilities to take a shower.

    I'm grateful that I found this place on tripadvisor and can highly recommend this little home of wellbeing. Will definitely visit again if I make it back to San José some time in future!
    Written March 13, 2019
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  • Gabriela B
    1 contribution
    Got a really comforting massage was the best way to have a spa time in San Jose. Really nice place and impeccable costumer service. Around the restaurant area in the east side of the city. Good prices for the quality of service.
    Written August 3, 2016
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  • Limited Rom
    Brooklyn, NY11 contributions
    Like most boxes in hot climates, this place is almost exclusively open air, which is great with the humidity. It has a nice amount of space and is very clean and well kept while still having a little bit of that old school garage feel to it.

    Class itself was like any typical CF class, and the people were very friendly and welcoming to an outsider. It is a little bit of a ways to get there, but nothing a taxi/Uber cant handle. Distance from the main city area is the only thing that held this from a 5-star location.
    Written June 11, 2021
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  • Stephany S
    2 contributions
    A cozy place, stephany knew how to understand the needs on my back, a very attentive person, thank you very much for your attention.When I return to Costa Rica I will return
    Written September 5, 2023
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