- $179 for a two-hour Organic Facial & Massage Summer Retreat package (a $295 value)
This package includes a lower-leg and foot massage with a softening treatment, a hand treatment and soothing scalp massage, a specialized eye treatment, a skin-refreshing gemstone facial, and a 50-minute Swedish massage.
Vegans could easily wear out their shoes wandering the streets of Boston in search of an animal- and eco-friendly day spa. But the quest ends at gohspa—whose prefix is a hidden acronym of green, organic, holistic—a beauty haven where staffers use purified water and skincare formulas that are organic, vegan, and, upon request, gluten free. According to Woburn Advocate blogger and organic-lifestyle advocate Betsy Wild, owner Beth Gaudette has been a green cosmetologist for more than 20 years and has constructed her spa with "low VOC paint, cork floors, LED lighting, low flush toilets, energy efficient washers, dryers, heating and cooling systems, [and] organic towels." The building is unsurprisingly LEED-certified, and the spa services have the safety and well-being of both staff and clients in mind. Pedicures, for example, take place in a pipeless unit featuring a filtered dual-water system, with polish that is free of formaldehyde, camphor, or glitter harvested from radioactive pixies.