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Discover Wellness Bliss: A Day of Self-Care in Water Street Tampa

Discover a day of rejuvenation in Water Street Tampa with soothing spa treatments, outdoor activities, and nourishing options for the perfect self-care retreat

Written by By Janette Flavell

Water Street Tampa is the perfect place for a day centered around wellness, restoration, and relaxation. If you’re looking to spend a day in self care or living for a treat-yourself moment, it’s exactly where you’re meant to be.

With so many Wellness-minded businesses to choose from, it can feel impossible to know where to begin your day of mindfulness. The perfect launchpad, though, just may live at the center of this bright and bustling community. When you enter Spa by JW at Water Street’s Marriott, you can’t help but feel a wave of relief. Natural light pours in from the spa’s lounge as you look out at downtown Tampa’s humble skyline, and cucumber water and house made granola bars are just some of the healthy snacks for all who enter.

With 10 spacious treatment rooms, an exclusive rooftop whirlpool, and an entire menu of tranquil treatments to help cure what ails you, it’s impossible not to let go of some stress here, and surrender to the present moment.

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a wellness spa room with white and black beds

Carve out a few hours for the Spa’s Customizable Massage where you decide on pressure and pace and choose from a range of add-ons that include aromatherapy enhancements, high grade CBD oil, Himalayan salt stones, hand and foot scrubs, or a scalp pressure point massage to conclude the session.

The Spa also offers one of the newest innovations in skincare treatments, the Transdermal Infusion Facial, which uses the high-end technology of the JETPEEL to provide pain-free, non-invasive solutions to dry and dull skin by way of pressurized oxygen that creates tiny microchannels to deliver nutrients to the dermal layer of the skin. It also includes lymphatic drainage, exfoliation, and a customized infusion.

If you decide to leave heaven and stretch your legs, you might make your way to the Meridian Greenway for fresh air, or the Tampa Bay Riverwalk for a group class on the water. Because Water Street Tampa was designed to be accessible from all directions, no matter your mode of transportation, the neighborhood is set up to promote ease of use and access. And if you’re into blades, you’ll find a smooth surface to roll through on the Greenway.

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Spa at JW

By the time you finish walking, running, or taking your pup to play at the Meridian Dog Run, you might be ready to recharge with a cool smoothie or açai bowl from FitBowl Co., housed in a colorful shipping container in Sparkman Wharf. Try the Dragonness, a blend of dragon fruit, pineapple, banana, and almond milk topped with shreds of coconut and high-in-antioxidant Goji berries. Their menu caters to those who may prefer non-dairy options, and offers cold brew for a pick-me-up, too.

Keep the self-care train going and consider swinging by MiniLuxe for a hydrating manicure. A little pampering goes a long way, and a Recharge Manicure is the perfect move at this boutique nail salon focused on clean products and practices. The luxury Recharge Manicure utilizes crystals, pairing high vibrational crystal frequency with the restorative qualities of CBD. This award-winning manicure includes soaking, shaping, and detailed cuticle care that will leave your hands feeling brand new. With this one, you’ll also receive an extended moisturizing massage with a rose quartz crystal massager and can choose from an array of colors to match your mood.

One of the many alluring aspects of Water Street Tampa is its flexibility. No matter what journey you create for your day, you’re bound to enjoy it. And, if you struggle with concrete planning, you can walk through the district with a clean slate, an open mind, and a discovery mindset. Wellness looks different for each of us; here, there are so many ways to heal.