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The 5 Best Places for a Massage in Buenos Aires

By Chris Boyle

Ahín Wellness Spa

Be taken to another world of relaxation and beauty with top therapists and spas



Treatments and facilities: Despite having been founded just five years ago, this exclusively male day spa situated on Avenida Callao in the center of Buenos Aires has already attracted international recognition for its quality of service and meticulous attention to detail.

Markus’ stylish 1950s décor, with smooth pastel colors, frosted glass and walls upholstered in Slavonian oak, gives an instant sense of relaxation, while the comfortable furniture helps you feel at ease as you enjoy a revitalizing experience. Soothing music from Chinese and Japanese wind instruments among other styles creates a peaceful ambiance, and, spending an afternoon at Markus, it is easy to forget you are in one of the largest, busiest cities on the planet.

Signature treatment: Markus offers a wide range of treatments for men who wish to feel rejuvenated, from full spa packages to massages tailored to your individual requirements. Siesta and relaxation rooms allow visitors to recuperate in a soothing environment, and the spa places special emphasis on meeting the individual needs of clients, offering a thorough, personalized service.



Treatments and facilities: Situated in the fabulous Palacio Duhau Hotel, the Ahín is a spacious haven set in more than 8,000 square feet which benefits from an abundance of natural light, with fountains and a view of the hotel’s gardens contributing to a tranquil atmosphere conducive to total relaxation for mind and body.

Ahín is the traditional welcome ceremony reserved for esteemed guests in the indigenous Mapuche language, and the spa and wellness center certainly lives up to the title. Boasting a heated 25 meter pool along with spa suites, individual treatment rooms and a hydrotherapy salon, the visitor is bound to leave feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. To round off the package, a top of the line fitness studio with a range of cardiovascular exercise technology is the perfect complement to the range of treatments the Ahín has to offer.

Signature treatment: Ahín has won significant praise for its range of massages, with several distinct treatments geared to offering the best possible service according to the needs of the individual. Choose from Swedish, hot stone and Shiatsu comfort massages among others, before enjoying one of the spa’s splendid full-body ceremonial treatments. We recommend the detoxifying mud therapy programme to leave your body feeling cleansed and revitalized. A wide selection of facial treatments is also available, once again tailored to your personal requirements.


Treatments and facilities: Widely regarded as one of South America’s finest spas and a member of Leading Spas of the World, the Faena is situated in the hotel of the same name close to the banks of the River Plate.

Located in Puerto Madero, the city’s renovated and refreshed dock district, the Faena offers a healthy range of treatments and activities to leave you feeling invigorated and revitalized. The Turkish-style hammam, designed by Philippe Starck and fully-equipped treatment rooms decked in Italian arabasceto marble are stunning, while the Faena also boasts a Turkish gommage room, sauna and massage room in addition to a state-of-the-art fitness center staffed by excellent personal trainers.

Signature treatment: The Faena Spa is famous for its effective natural healing techniques, and offers a full range of massages and crystal therapy as well as pre and post sun treatments to safeguard the skin. Its jet-lag treatment is particularly popular among guests arriving in Argentina from long-haul flights. A member of Leading Spas, Faena ensures that all treatments incorporate only the finest products by La Prarie and Biologique Recherche. The spa also offers specialized daily activities such as yoga, stretching and tango classes.

Agustina Caminos

+54 11 4010 9000

Spa, Faena Hotel + Universe, Martha Salotti 445


Treatments and facilities: Located in one of Buenos Aires’ trendiest neighborhoods, Palermo Hollywood, the Hotel Home Spa belonging to the guesthouse of the same name is one of the city’s definitive places to visit to experience total relaxation and leave feeling re-energized.

The spa offers a variety of specific therapies, from deep-cleansing facials and exfoliating treatments to full-body rejuvenation and expert massages. Signature treatment: Especially popular among visitors to the Hotel Home’s spa are the legendary packages that seek to combine various treatments and therapies into a single day session, leaving you feeling revitalized from head to toe. We recommend the full day 10am – 6pm package, which combines an authentic Indian massage employing techniques honed over centuries, with a thorough body scrub and facial. with ample time to enjoy the delightful, organic meals served up from the HH kitchen.

Gabriela Kresta

+54 11 4778 1008

Honduras 5860


Treatments and facilities: That the spa at the world famous Four Seasons is one of the finest the Argentine capital has to showcase will come as a surprise to few; the hotel’s iconic name is synonymous the world over with high quality service and luxurious facilities.

A range of invigorating treatments is on offer, with the spa’s highly-trained wellness staff utilizing a full range of organic fruit and vegetable oils along with herbs and aromatherapy treatments to provide a genuinely natural revitalization experience.

Signature treatment: One of numerous signature treatments at the Four Seasons, we recommend the Pachamama. Named after the Incan goddess of Mother Earth who protected her people against illness and provided them with nourishment, this procedure involves a natural salt and oil scrub followed by natural oil deep massage, rounded off with the gentle application of perfumed arrayán and green tea lotion

Vanesa Rissel

+54 11 4321 1200

Posadas 1086/88, C1011ABB


foto-001Treatments and facilities: Situated in Recoleta, the most exclusive neighborhood in Buenos Aires is the Alvear Palace Hotel.
Alvear Spa and Fitness Center offers beauty and relaxation treatments like massages, facials and scrubs, along with specialty treatments like the parafango facial using volcanic mud and paraffin wax, and the Balneosel hydrotherapy body wrap, with marine salts and eucalyptus oil.

The wellness area features steam baths, saunas, pressure showers, a Ludic pool and relaxation rooms. There is additionally a wellness focus outfitted with cutting edge cardiovascular, weight and Kinesis hardware.

Signature treatment: Moment for two – a four hour couples’ treatment. It starts with an invigorating salt polish that leave the body glowing and renewed to then drift away with the delicate perfumes of a relaxing aromatherapy massage enjoyed side by side. To finish this tranquil journey, couples then soak in a warm hydrating bath.

+54 11 4808 2100

Av. Alvear 1891, C1129AAA Buenos Aires, BA, Argentina

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