Berkshire's friendly staff of therapists, stylists, and aestheticians polish and pamper weary limbs, trunks, and visages with an array of luxurious spa treatments. A 60-minute massage aims to build healthy circulation and skin tone with soothing strokes, followed by an exfoliating body brush designed to reduce cellulite, leach out toxins, and make your hair jealous for its lifetime of brushings. Each manicure and pedicure treats extremities to a flurry of dotage, with extensive trimming, shaping, hydrating, and massage followed by a coating of nails in a shiny Shellac polish. A custom facial tends to cranial façades with a regimen of cleansing, detox, and massage, and an additional Age Smart procedure diminishes existing wrinkles and prevents future fine lines without the need for expensive time travel. Behind the rustic, ivy-clad façade of Berkshire Salon & Day Spa, opulent décor of warm reds and browns, stone floors, and leather seating entices eyes and tickles brainparts into a relaxed stupor.
It's easier to make a good first impression when you look someone in the eyes. ReNew You Massage & Spa’s massage therapist, Bre Thibodaux, prefers to focus her attention on backs as she relieves stress and assuages pain with a diverse spread of massage styles. Along with her massage specialties—the gentle strokes of Swedish and the more intense pressure of deep-tissue massage—Thibodaux can manipulate pressure points on the feet during reflexology sessions to balance systems throughout the body, or improve the body's natural energy flow with reiki treatments. To complement massages, aesthetician Emily Eastman can refine physiques with spa treatments. Her facials and peels address skin conditions from acne to signs of aging, and waxing services eradicate stubble without the hassle buying a razor or domesticating a lawnmower.
The hairstylists and aestheticians at Serendipity Salon & Spa dedicate themselves to making clients look and feel their best. They show this dedication with thorough consultations before they perform any haircut, color, or makeover services. That way, they can customize services to each client while learning about their deepest beauty desires.
Emerge Medical Day Spa combines the relaxation and luxury of a traditional day spa with med-spa treatments that offer significant results. The trained staff offer soothing treatments such as massages and facials, as well as medical services such as vein treatments, medical facial peels, and laser treatments. Before and after treatments, client can lounge in the spa's relaxation room or freshen up in the dressing room, which is furnished with personal lockers and showers featuring relaxing raindrop pressure from real cumulonimbus clouds.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Lavender sugar foot scrub. I start by wrapping your feet in warm towels and applying compression. Next, I exfoliate and freshen your feet with the lavender sugar scrub and wrap them in warm towels again. After removing the scrub, I lavish each foot with an incredible massage using reflexology techniques with a luxurious body butter.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Warm, calming colors with neutral decorations. The bed is equipped with a table warmer. I also keep soft and warm blankets and play soft, relaxing music, along with a nature sound machine. I have LED candles and dimmed lighting.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
I am a relaxation specialist. I give off a very comforting and soothing energy. My clients always feel safe and relaxed with me. I also specialize in neuromuscular neck treatments. This is a very popular treatment in which my clients achieve a dramatic relief from neck pain.
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Massage
Penny Tompkins has been caring for skin for more than a decade, as a medical aesthetician trained to correct signs of aging, acne, large pores, blackheads, whiteheads, brown spots, uneven skin tone with medical-grade treatments. A PCA-certified clinician, she's passionate about sharing her depth of knowledge with her clients—starting with a 20-minute consultation before commencing any treatments. "Ninety percent of aging is preventable," she says. "I really focus on educating people about what is possible with their skin." Though some treatments are on par with those offered in medical offices, Penny pampers skin within private rooms, maintaining a comfortable and relaxed spa ambiance. Away from the bustle and buzz of the salon, she welcomes clients to rest on pillow-top spa beds in rooms lit by soft lighting. Here, she works to reveal radiant skin with medical-grade microdermabrasions or PCA Skin peels. She also offers lash and brow tinting, full-body waxing, and spa facials using Arbonne's European skincare line.