Treat Yourself to Luxury with a Decadent Day at These Franklin Spas

If you’ve tackled your spring cleaning, filed your taxes, and are preparing for summer break, chances are you could use a “treat yourself” day filled with some rest & relaxation. Or, if you’re in need of a little personal TLC just because, we’re here for that, too. Sometimes relaxation means curling up in a coffee shop with a good book, hiking a nature trail outdoors, or sipping your favorite cocktails, but few things trigger instant serenity like a day at the spa. 

Relaxation options are endless around Williamson County, from transportative day spas to float studios and salt caves. We’ve gathered a few top spots in town guaranteed to deliver ultimate tranquility. 

Southall Farm & Inn

Journey out to Leiper’s Fork’s newest luxury farmstead for a day of ultimate relaxation – the Spa at Southall has stunning interiors that soothe from the moment you walk in. Much like the rest of the farm, the spa draws inspiration (and sometimes supplies) from the surrounding land – like botanicals and loofahs grown onsite from squash. There are a wealth of treatment options and salon services, including massages, body treatments, ritual treatments, personal fitness instruction, and manicures and pedicures. 

A Moment’s Peace

Hair care, skin care, mani/pedis and massage services are all available to book at A Moment’s Peace, but if you opt for all of the above, we certainly understand. The Cool Springs-based spa offers facials aimed at anti-aging, hydrating, plumping, and more, with massage options that are equally appealing. Book a Swedish massage at your preferred pressure, or up the ante with hot stones to target muscular repair. 

Woodhouse Day Spa

The Franklin location of Woodhouse Day Spa is a tranquil retreat in the heart of a busy business district. Escape from the hustle and bustle with a hydrating facial, healing deep tissue massage, or a holistic body detox that combines a body mask, dry brush exfoliating, and creams and serums. The spa also offers a scalp massage add-on, which is a must-do for those like me who love a head scratch. 

The Spa at Leiper’s Fork 

Once you reach The Spa at Leiper’s Fork, cross the threshold of this pastel Victorian structure and pull the slightly slick doorknob to shut the door behind you (if you’ve had a massage or a manicure before, you know those oils don’t just disappear). Once you’re within the beadboard-covered walls, turn toward the reception area, where you’ll find shelves of the spa’s products, plus CBD gummies, perfumes, jade rollers, and more. After you’ve secured souvenirs for all your self-care-loving friends back home, head deeper into the home for a 75-minute Herbal Compress Massage.

The NOW

Head to historic Downtown Franklin for a serene spa experience just off the banks of the Harpeth river at The NOW Spa. You’ll find raw elements inspired by the surrounding area incorporated throughout the decor, like natural wood, crystals, and rawhides in the reception area and treatment rooms. Massages are the name of the game here and include a signature Swedish, an athlete-specific option, and an energy-balancing body, mind, and spirit experience. 

Pure Sweat & Sēk Sauna

Sometimes you just need to sweat it out, and Franklin has two excellent options for you to accomplish just that. Saunas aren’t only calming, but they can also help increase metabolism and blood circulation, improve sleep, and reduce pain, among a wealth of other benefits. Pure Sweat and Sēk Sauna, both in Cool Springs, offer infrared saunas, float therapy in Epsom salt pools, and cold plunges, each designed to target a different area of need. 

Serenity Salt Cave

Now that you’ve immersed yourself in water and fire (okay, maybe not fire, but definitely heat), it’s time for earth. More specifically: Himalayan salt from floor to ceiling. During one of Serenity Salt Cave’s salt therapy sessions, you’ll lounge surrounded by the orange mineral. The converted Nolensville home also offers heated foot tiles for maximum relaxation.

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