By Erin J. Bernard
Published: 09/01/2012  Updated: 06/21/2019

Incorporate a bit of bliss into your beach break by stepping into one of the Oregon Coast's premier spa destinations.

Your next coastal getaway need not leave you as stiff and over-sunned as an aging hunk of driftwood. Instead, incorporate a bit of bliss into your beach break by stepping into one of the Oregon coast's premier spa destinations.

These hidden havens offer a sure antidote to the common coastal vacation. Catch a legendary sunset from the comfort of a mineral-therapy tub, sip something warm as an expert therapist works your sore spots with locally sourced hot stones, or let a sugar scrub body treatment dissolve away those city cares. And the tantalizing spread of treatments isn't just for women. These oceanside spas also offer male-friendly menus, plus treatments tailored to couples, groups and expectant mothers. A journey of rest, regeneration and renewal awaits you.

The Cannery Pier Spa at Astoria's Cannery Pier Hotel, located 600 feet out over the Columbia River, salutes the coast's cultural history with an authentic Finnish sauna. Also on offer: a mineral therapy tub and a mouth-watering selection of body wraps.

For a truly indulgent turn, try out the Chocolate Orange Wrap. It's applied warm, left to do its magic, then wiped away with steaming towels.

This offering is both indulgent and health promoting, says Spa Director Summer Oja. "The cool thing about chocolate is it contains serotonin, which is a mood elevator, as is orange, and they're both full of powerful antioxidants," she said.

Other skin- and soul-soothing options include a Chocolate Ginger wrap, a Flaxx-C facial, and a Seven Petals Full Body Anti-Aging treatment. Massage options include: relaxation, deep tissue, head, neck and shoulder, chair, and couple sessions.

Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach Spa in Cannon Beach offers a generous menu of traditional spa therapies as well as allergy, nutrition and general health treatments, all administered under the supervision of licensed chiropractic physician Tim Krupa and three aestheticians. "We're serious about health." Krupa said, "We're not just here to give you a back rub."

House specialties include Japanese-style Shiatsu (pressure-based) massage and a Japanese foot spa, in which soaking, scrubbing, and Soku Shin Do foot reflexology techniques leave the entire body restored. Other treatments include detoxifying saunas, volcanic clay and slimming seaweed body wraps and sea kelp soaks. After the pampering, stop into the adjoining Chocolate Café and toast your health with a hand-mixed chocolate shake.

Massage options include: Relaxation, deep tissue, aromatherapy, hot stone, Shiatsu, couple, pregnancy and injury rehabilitation.

Elements by the Sea at Hallmark Inn in Cannon Beach offers elemental body treatments and facials incorporating organic sugars and oils, as well as an array of massage and energy work options.

With its 10 programmable showerheads and dazzling light and music display, the spa's chromatherapy shower will take you on a sensory journey designed to balance the chakras and lift the mood.

There is no better way to restore equilibrium and unwind after a busy summer, says Spa Director Melissa Watson. "We have quite a few options that will help people lower energy and really relax," Watson said. "And they get the added benefit of steam, which is a great detox."

The spa also offers sugar scrubs, fruit-oil body wraps, facials and foot reflexology. Massage options include: relaxation, deep tissue, hot stone, pregnancy, couple and custom massage.

Manzanita's Spa Manzanita offers an array of spa and aesthetic treatments, including massages and pedicures incorporating a signature Neah-Kah-Nie Hot Stones Treatment.

Spa proprietor Janice B. Gaines selects the stones from nearby Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain, long considered sacred by the Tillamook Indians. In the hands of a therapist, the warm rocks transform into magical tools ideal for working muscles. "They're special stones," Gaines said. "This is a wonderful treatment, especially during cool weather."

The spa features a skilled, personalized approach to body work that Gaines calls "intelligent therapeutic massage." Ocean-based spa products, seaweed wraps and salt exfoliation body scrubs are also available.

In search of a little vibrational retooling? Sign on for an Acutonics treatment, which uses tuning forks and acupressure massage to harmonize mind, body and soul. Massage options include:

Relaxation, deep tissue, Swedish-style, acupressure, pregnancy, couple, and custom massage.

Gleneden Beach
Salishan Spa at Salishan Spa & Golf Resort in Gleneden Beach offers endless ways to revel in the Oregon coast's fabled wetness: the spa overlooks Siletz Bay and offers a co-ed whirlpool, wet and dry saunas, rain showers and whirlpools.

The spa menu includes wraps, scrubs and facials for clarifying, calming and detoxing. Be sure to try out the warm, soothing Earth Mineral Mud Wrap or the Gentleman's Facial, a therapeutic cleansing treatment tailored just for men.

Looking for a little ocean-inspired nurturing? Head to Newport's Earthbound Beauty Day Spa, where a hot shell massage harnesses the restorative power of mineral- and algae-rich lava shells. Other sea-based treatments include a Dead Sea Mud Wrap, a four-layer seaweed facial and a "Soak by the Sea" mani-pedi that incorporates marine-based products.

The stunning views and an array of rejuvenating treatments on offer at the Overleaf Spa in Yachats deliver a dose of calm for mind and body both, with many treatments featuring seaweed, the ocean's own healing gift. A women-only hydrotherapy bath menu offers healing soaks, while Honey Body Polish, Peppermint Sea Twist and Coastal Cranberry Kiss body treatments offer an array of ways to cast off those city cares.

The Waves Spa in Florence features Hawaiian-style Lomi Lomi massage, which lovingly targets pressure points, nerve centers and muscle tissues. Looking for something hotter? Step into the infrared sauna, which mimics the sun's spectrum, heating your body while keeping the air cool. Vacationers on the go are also invited to drop in and check out "20 Minutes of Heaven," a menu of shorter treatments.

The Vicki G. Hair Salon & Day Spa in Bandon offers steam baths, spa pedicures, salt glow scrubs, aromatherapy facials
and massage.