Welcome to Glow Day Spa & Beauty Bungalow. We are a multi-award-winning urban retreat, voted best day spa in Tampa. Our magic resides in a perfectly preserved 1920s bungalow, nestled among the finest hip and trendy boutiques and restaurants in the Palma Ceia Design District. Our highly skilled technicians offer a renewed sense of well-being by curating personalized treatments in an unpretentious, inviting, tranquil setting.
Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth, a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. Glow’s spa concept has been carefully curated with six pillars of wellness in mind.
Aromatherapy has the power to transport you, to transform your mood, to enhance your ability to feel emotions, ease depression and soothe pain by tapping into the part of the brain responsible for memory. We carefully select specific blends of essential oils from the moment you walk through our doors and during the course of your treatments that evoke the sense and scent of inner wellness.
Touch itself is a valuable stress-relieving tool and a vital element to our physical and emotional health. Glow’s touch-therapy remedies can help you relieve and prevent anxiety, stress, pain, and provide much needed tactile stimulation to help restore your equilibrium and bring you back to your senses while inducing a sense of overall wellness.
Why does basking in natural light just feel good? The reason lies in light’s ability to promote endorphins, which give us an overall sense of well-being. Glow provides an array of LED light therapies that are clinically proven to increase circulation, induce collagen production, and accelerate cellular repair and reduce inflammation. Red LED light in particular is used to improve fine lines, pigmentation problems, scars, and to increase collagen production. Our LED light therapies can be experienced as a whole-body 20-minute session or in a single area that can be integrated into any of our skin or touch therapies.
Dancing to a favorite song, stretching in the yoga studio, running in the woods are all things that feel good and create a sense of wellness. The body is designed to move, and most of us are unaware that movement and brain health are inherently interconnected. While the brain is the control center for the body, the body also directly impacts the functionality and health of the brain. Engaging in many of our touch therapies, such as our Thai stretching therapy, Deep Tissue massages, or lymphatic massage, promote stretching and movement that can help to release anxiety, reduce depression, improve mood, boost self-esteem, minimize stress, and enhance cognitive functioning, producing a healthy balance throughout the entirety of our bodies.
We all know the power of sound to shift our moods and emotions. From a favorite song, crashing waves, or the pitter-patter of rain, sound is a powerful method that allows all states of our functioning to harmonically sing in ‘key’ with the rest of our bodies. The effects of sound can be felt instantly and stay with us for days. At Glow, we take careful consideration to make certain our clients experience music and sounds during the course of their treatments, that guide their bodies into a state of beautiful, healthy vibration, helping to alleviate conditions such as depression and low-grade anxiety.
“Stop and smell the flowers” is not just a quote meaning to take time to enjoy the little things in life, it’s something we truly encourage our clients to do regularly. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. We take pride in our seasonal garden and array of botanicals and herbs we tend to and use in our services at Glow. So, breathe in the salt air while walking the beach, enjoy a beautiful bike ride down Bayshore, take time to watch one of Florida’s famous sunsets, or…just come to Glow and stop and smell the flowers.
Our singular goal is of achieving this ideal balance of Integrated Holistic Wellness for every guest. We often use fresh, organic ingredients hand gathered from our gardens while also incorporating state-of-the-art and medical-grade products. We strive to balance health and beauty while providing an optimal wellness experience to the modern spa-goer. Glow is known for cultivating the best result wellness therapies and techniques with training sourced from around the world. At glow, your spa experience is only limited by your imagination.