Relaxation and Spa Serenity

Episode 31: Relax & Rejuvenate in Bayfield County

No matter what time of year, Bayfield County is a great place to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with nature. On this episode, Mary Motiff talks about what makes Bayfield County a great place to get away from it all. Half a million acres of public land offer an abundance of ways to recreate outdoors in some of the most beautiful and scenic parts of the state. There are lots of opportunities to be on or near the water either on the big lake, Lake Superior, or at any of the County’s hundreds of inland lakes and rivers. Of course, the experience is also enhanced by the low traffic and lack of noise, according to Mary.

A Superior Spa Experience

Anna-Superior Body Massage and SpaOne of Bayfield County’s favorite relaxation destinations is Superior Body Massage & Spa in Bayfield. Mary talks to the owner, Anna Johnson, about their popular spa services and ambiance. Anna was born and raised here, but left the area for school and work. Coming back to open her spa in 2006 was a dream come true. Located close to the lake, Superior Body Massage incorporates the colors of the lake and landscapes, water features, music, lighting and lovely scents to create a relaxing and rejuvenating ambiance. The services include Swedish massage and therapeutic massage techniques like Myofacial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Hot Stone, Prenatal and Couples Massage, as well as comprehensive skin care services, manicures and pedicures, a private infrared sauna and vibrational sound therapy, which is relatively new to the region. 

The spa has dual licenses in both massage therapy and skincare aesthetics. The spa can combine both modalities to offer unique, two-hour services called “Blissful Body Treatment” and “Paradise Perhaps,” which incorporates the steam canopy tent with a full- body scrub and mask. In addition, Superior Body Massage & Spa collaborates with area lodging and recreational locations to offer special packages for visitors who want to relax after an exciting day on the trails or water and for group events that want to include a spa day. 

Anna’s highly educated and licensed staff have received a 5-star rating from Trip Advisor and has lots of great reviews. The spa has also been nominated twice for the Luxury Travel Award. Reservations are recommended; however Anna says that depending on staffing you can always check to see if there are same-day availabilities. Booking appointments online are the easiest and most convenient way to make a reservation, but you can also call or email. For more information, visit or go to Facebook: @superiorbodyspa.

Look for more ideas in the Business Directory under the “Massage/Spa/Therapy/Fitness” category at, as well as on the interactive map under “Play” on the “Wellness” tab.

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