Healing Touch Therapeutic Massage's licensed therapist Louisa Abarno whisks clients toward a state of relaxation with spa treatments. As a fitness instructor and personal trainer who’s well versed in soothing sore musculature, Louisa zeroes in on trouble points during a variety of services, from reflexology sessions to hot-stone massages. She also revitalizes skin with paraffin and European rose mud, which is designed specifically to soften feet in preparation for important toe-model auditions.
While most businesses claim “no shoes, no service,” The Barefoot Zone welcomes unclothed feet, pampering them to relieve bodily pain. Certified reflexologist Allyson Nolan helms the practice, using reflexology to alleviate symptoms of conditions including high blood pressure, plantar fasciitis, migraines, and fibromyalgia. Clients rest atop a heated spa table as Allyson applies pressure to specific points on the hands, feet, and outer ears. To round out each treatment, warmed river stones nestle between toes and canoodle with sock lint as a warm towel infuses extremities with heat.
Surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest on all sides, the sleepy town of Jackson presents an idyllic respite from workaday bustle. The meadows, lakes, and mountain peaks dotting the landscape also make it a haven for hikers, paddlers, and feral hobbits. Seasonal activities such as downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and snowmobiling are readily accessible either at the inn or within a 20-minute drive.A drive along White Mountain Scenic Byway gives an up-close view of the area’s natural splendor as well as its covered bridges, white-steeple churches, and quaint country cottages. Once the snow starts to fall, cross-country skiers can traverse nearly 100 miles of groomed trails leading in every direction. Neighboring ski resorts lure downhill skiers and snowboarders to their powdery slopes.