There’s a reason #treatyoself is permanently trending…self-care is important, and so many of us let it fall far down our list of priorities. Remember, the oxygen mask rule says that in order to help others, you have to put your oxygen mask on first. So if you’re resolved to start taking better care of yourself, here are our Top 5 places for self-care in Philly:
1 Get primped at Crimson Hair Studio
It’s hard to feel bad when you look good. Three team members are loyal Crimson clients, so we can vouch that they are hands-down the best stylists for men, women and kids–plus they offer the full gamut of salon services (make-up, lashes and brow/lip wax and tinting). Preppy or edgy, curly or straight, they have a stylist for you and their fun-yet-super-professional staff ensures your entire experience is flawless.
Crimson Hair Studio
1710 Sansom St Fl2
2 Take a hike on the Schuylkill Trail
There’s scientific evidence that being outside has therapeutic effects, so getting out for a hike or bike rider is a great thing to do–and the Schuykill River trail proves that there’s no need to leave the city to mentally leave the city. Roughly half of the project’s full 130-mile span is complete, with ADA access points offering opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking and more.
3 Release it at Acupuncture off Broad
If you’re over 25, chances are you’ve got at least one ailment at any given time–a stiff back, funky sinuses, or a general malaise you can’t shake. If you’re a skeptic, we get it–but give Acupuncture off Broad a shot, we are always amazed by the magic they work.
Acupuncture Off Broad
1315 Federal St
4. Put your feet up at Ding Shi Foot Spa
Is there anything more decadent that an hour long foot treatment? No, this place isn’t Four Seasons fancy, but it’s got some amazing masseurs and unbelievable pricing.
Ding Shi Foot Spa
600 Washington Ave
5 Do yoga WITH PUPPIES
We were debating which to include in the final spot–yoga or animal therapy? Then we remembered: Puppy Yoga at Morris Animal Rescue! Puppies + yoga…what else do we really need to say? This isn’t just a theoretical recommendation, the team’s listing manager raves about it. Bonus perk: 100% of the proceeds benefit the rescue. So basically, do it for the animals if you don’t do it for yourself!
Morris Animal Rescue events
yoga locations vary