Relaxation and wellness in Kansas City

Spas, hikes, yoga, and a room to break stuff.

Picture of candles and roses in a sensory tank

We’ll all float on alright.

Photo by @floatingkc

Halloween is over — so it’s on to the next. The holidays can be... stressful, to say the least. Luckily, one of our readers asked us for some wellness spots, and we’re here to deliver.

For anyone needing a little self-pampering
Try the European baths at The Spa at Briarcliff, get a massage at Green Leaf Spa Salon, feel brand new after a skincare appointment at The Facial Bar, or find additional wellness services at Kansas City Wellness Club.

For our green friends who need a place to Hulk smash
Rage KC suits you up for safety and places you in a custom SmashSpace. If you’re thinking bats, hammers, plates + appliances — you hit the nail on the head.

For Stranger Things fans + float trippers
Release all your strain (take that, gravity) through Floatation and Sensory Reduction Therapy. There are a few locations that provide this service, including Floating KC and Total Bliss Massage & Float.

For anyone wondering what infrared vision feels like
It’s actually quite pleasant. Infrared saunas are heating things up in the health world, and there are several light-based spas around KC, like Sweatheory.

Photo of infrared sauna

Sweatheory also does hot yoga — go figure.

Photo by @sweatheory

For anyone needing a namas-day to themselves
Yoga combines movement and flexibility with breathing exercises and positive thinking. Megan’s Yoga Tribe + Darling Yoga were voted top two yoga studios in the Best of KC 2022. City Editor Travis loves yoga — he takes classes at Freight House Fitness.

For people looking to turn over a new leaf
Get outside with KCtoday’s favorite hiking and biking trails. If you want a guided experience, find local hidden gems with Urban Hikes Kansas City, or let them see you rollin’ with KC Segway Tours.

For when the weather outside is frightful
The downtown YMCA has bike simulations that allow you to virtually experience gorgeous routes across the world — we were even told the resistance changes when you go up and down hills.

For anyone in need of a reality check
Check out of reality in one of KC’s virtual reality spaces. Soar with jetpacks, fire arrows at orcs, and explore realms around the world at DoubleTap KC, FlipSwitch VR, or Disciples of Gaming VR.