A Guide to the Best Spas and Massages in Medellin

A Guide to the 7 Best Massages in Poblado, Medellin

TLDR? The El Celestino Spa offers one of the best massages in Medellin. 

Routine makes us forget the good things we deserve. One of them is pampering ourselves.

Massages are one of the ways that I personally love to pamper myself. Not only are they relaxing, but for digital nomads and those like me who spend hours hunched over a computer, they ca be real game changers. 

If you’re looking for a place where you can just close your eyes for an hour and have someone work out the knots and kinks in your back, this is the guide for you.

Here are the seven best spas and massages to check out in Medellin. 

Celestino Spa

Celestino Spa at the celestino boutique hotel

Located right in the center of Parque Lleras, where a lot of El Poblado’s action takes place, is the Celestino Spa.

The spa was opened as part of the hotel’s 2022 renovation, and boy, was it a great addition.

As soon as you enter, you’ll feel like you’re stepping into the forest. The soothing music, sweet essential oils, and dim, botanical decor instantly relax you.

In terms of the treatments, there are four packages to choose from:

  • Botanic Experience: A facial, a one-hour massage, and a 15-minute body scrub followed by either a sauna or Turkish bath.
  • Classic massage: A one-hour relaxing massage with your choice of scented or unscented oil, herbal tea, volcanic rocks, and aromatherapy.
  • Deep tissue massage: A one-hour massage designed to work out the kinks in athletes’ bodies after a day of training.
  • Aromatherapy Experience: A one-hour Swedish massage using essential oils and aromatherapy and a facial treatment.

Aside from these experiences, you can also choose to add on to your massage with a sauna or Turkish bath or a coffee or dead sea salt scrub.

No matter how you choose to customize your trip to the spa, it’s definitely a visit you’ll want to repeat.

Website: https://www.hotelcelestino.com/spa-celestino-medellin

Address: Carrera 37 # 8 A 60 Via Primavera, Medellín, Antioquia

Sousa Spa y Belleza

Sousa Spa y Belleza waterfall and jacuzzi

Sousa Spa y Belleza has a ton of different spa packages for you to choose from. Their options are pretty cheap, so you won’t have to break the bank to rest and relax here. 

In terms of what to expect, you can pretty much guarantee you’re going to get a good massage. The masseuses here will work your kinks out with a vengeance, so I’d recommend opting for a medium pressure even if you usually go for harder pressure. 

There are a lot of add-ons that you can go for, too.

If you don’t just want a massage, you can also add on a jacuzzi, Turkish sauna, body scrub, or facial. Whatever you pick, the service is great. 

At the end of your treatment, you’ll be treated to either a glass of champagne or a cup of hot tea. Considering the cold and rainy weather in Medellin’s damp season, I went for the tea. 

You can also throw parties here. 

They’ll decorate the spa and treat you to a cake and champagne at no extra cost. That’s a nice perk!

Website: https://www.instagram.com/sousaspa_/

Address:  Cll 13 # 43D – 58, Medellín, Antioquia

Sol y Color Spa

Sol y Color spa with a woman getting a massage

Sol y Color is a much more basic place to get a massage. You won’t get any jacuzzis or glasses of champagne here, but they still give you a great massage. 

The spa itself is pretty small, with just two different rooms for massages and body treatments. 

Your spa package is pretty basic, including relaxing music and aromatherapy, but not coming with a ton of add-ons. 

What you can add-on, and what I personally love, are the volcanic stones. The hot stones are one of my favorite parts of a massage, so you can bet your bottom dollar I went for this. 

You can also opt for a facial cleaning if you enjoy those. The facials take a long time though, and they’ll have to book you after your massage is up.

If you’ve got time to kill, however, I’d say go for it, as they really leave you feeling fresh.  

Website: https://solycolorspa.com/

Address: Cra. 43E #12 – 42, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia

Akzara Thematic Spa

woman at Akzara Thematic Spa

Akzara is a really interesting spa, that feels a bit more like a wellness retreat than your standard massage parlor. 

They have two real packages here: rituals and basic massages. 

Your basic massages are deep tissue massages or relaxing massages that are exactly what you’d normally expect out of that kind of treatment. 

Rituals, on the other hand, are extended treatments that last for an extra hour or two. They include some sweet additions such as: 

  • Facial massage
  • Facial cleaning
  • Body scrub
  • Welcome drink
  • Private jacuzzi
  • Snacks
  • A cup of wine
  • Hot rocks 
  • Thermal candle

Whatever you choose, you’ll be in for a treat. The massages are super relaxing and are just what you need after a long week at work. 

Website: https://www.akzaraspa.com/ 

Address: Calle 10 # 36-32 Piso 2, sector, Medellín, El Poblado, Antioquia

Zen Exclusive Massage and Spa

Zen Exclusive Spa with a person getting a back massage

If you want a cheap massage in El Poblado, this is the place to go. You can get a 60-minute massage here for much cheaper than I’ve found in other parts of Poblado. 

Zen Exlusive’s spas aren’t super fancy. You get a pretty standard massage, choosing from:

  • Express massage
  • Classic massage
  • Sports massage
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Thai massage

They also offer add-ons such as volcanic rocks, wine or chocolate therapy, two sets of hands (aka another masseuse), or a facial cleaning. 

I’d recommend the two sets of hands. It’s pretty incredible. You have two people working on you at the same time and you really feel them working out all the kinks. 

Just don’t fall asleep!

Website: https://zenspamasajes.com/ 

Address: Carrera 43A # 6 sur – 26, C.C. Rio Sur, Local 515, Medellín, Antioquia

Viva Spa Poblado

Viva Spa Poblado volcanic rocks treatment

There’s a lot to cover at Viva Spa Poblado, because they’ve got just so many treatments. Here, you can pick between a massage, body treatment, spa day, facial treatment, or relaxation ritual. 

The massages can be volcanic rock massages, classic massages, or a back massage. I like the back massage because that’s where I tend to feel the most sore. 

In terms of the body treatments, you can pick between mud therapy, chocolate therapy, or fruit therapy. All of them involve a basic body scrub and mask and then rinsing you off so you can get a massage. 

If you’ve got a special occasion coming up and want to treat someone, I highly recommend you check out this spa’s packages. They have special spa day deals for just about every holiday on the calendar, so you can get some great discounts. 

Website: https://vivaspapoblado.com/ 

Address: Cra. 36 #8a – 40, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia

Zenzone Spa and Massages

Zenzone spa and massage

Defined as a conscious massage, this spa seeks to not just give you a great massage, but to help you put pain and discomfort behind you. 

Gentle vibration, heating therapy and music therapy are some of the services this El Poblado spa offers. 

The reason I put Zenzone on the list, despite it being a bit farther to the south than most of us would like, is the fact that they can really help with back pain. 

Forget the chiropractor, Zenzone is a place where the masseuses help you put pain and discomfort behind you once and for all. 

Website: https://zenzone-mindful-massage-sas.business.site 

Address: Carrera 32d #9-17 Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Nirvana Spa

Nirvana Spa with rooftop jacuzzi

Nirvana Spa is no newbie to the world of wellness and relaxation. They’ve been around for 20 years, so I’d say they know what they’re doing. 

They offer facial and body treatments, each of which involves aroma therapy and a scrub that will leave your pores feeling fresh and clean. 

Nirvana offers yoga and pilates classes, which makes it a good place to work out and stay fit as well as to just get a relaxing massage. 

They’ve also got aqua-wellness classes, so if getting into the swimming pool and healing that way appeals, this might be the spot for you. 

Another top benefit of this spa is that they’ve got a rooftop jacuzzi. You can take in sweeping views of the city as you soothe your sore muscles. 

Website: https://www.nirvanaspacolombia.com/ 

Address: Cra. 34 #34-11, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia

Dra Lucia Castro Anti-Aging Clinic and Spa

Couple getting a facial massage

You can’t miss this purple anti-aging clinic in Poblado. Beyond the terrible name and the gaudy mirror glass lies a four-story temple dedicated to your every indulgence and the healthy pursuit of human optimization.

There’s a long menu of fantastic spa treatments that will leave you feeling recharged and rejuvenated.

The multiple pools of the Mexican-style Cenote are a special place to reinvigorate aching limbs and revive weary spirits, and the quirky massage rooms are fun even if they feel like an amorous trip to one of Medellin’s thematic love motels.

There’s botox, collagen, and chocolate massages on tap and machines that will tone even the flabbiest of gym-shy midriffs and glutes.

Website: https://clinica-antienvejecimiento.com/

Address: Cra. 34 #11b-10, Poblado, Medellín

Atman Yoga Foundation and Spa

Atman Yoga Foundation

For mental and physical wellbeing, nothing beats yoga to help put your mind and body into balance.

Whether you are a regular practitioner comfortable throwing a handstand scorpion or the formidable face pose, or if you’re just starting out on your journey to peace and happiness through yoga, Atman Yoga Foundation is your yoga family in Medellin.

Here, you can work on your flexibility and strength with some of the most hospitable people on earth.

The school organizes. very special weekend gatherings in the Jardin Botanico, a beautiful and FREE place to work on your asana.

Additionally, they coordinate overnight yoga retreats in Altman’s leafy Vanadurga ashram near San Rafael, three hours drive from Medellin.  

Website: Atman Yoga Foundation

Address: Tv. 5d #39-71, El Poblado, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

BioXcellerator Spa

BioXcellerator

This business promises to take years off your life. And, it promises to ease some of the wear and tear of a misspent youth.

As a result, beaten-up celebrities, ex-MMA fighters, sportsmen, and millionaires with a Peter Pan complex have all made the trip down to Medellin for stem cell treatment with BioXcellerator. 

If something’s been bugging you for years and you’re ready to give it a shot, the revolutionary treatment has yielded some miraculous results at a fraction of the cost of similar treatments in the USA.

Website: BioXcellerator

Address: Torre Medica, Cra 25a #1a Sur-45, Ste. 733

Check Out One of the Best Massages in Medellín

The city of eternal spring isn’t just about architectural and cultural beauty; it’s also about personal beauty, too. Part of personal beauty and taking care of yourself is treating yourself to a day off. 

Don’t stop listening to your body. Take a rest day in Medellin and check out one of the best massages in Poblado. 

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