Whether she’s soothing muscles with the gliding strokes of a Swedish massage, laying warm stones on the skin, or applying pressure to trigger points, Christella Gonsorcik adapts her kneading to meet the needs of each stressed or aching client she sees. In addition to her hands-on massages, Christella balances energy with reiki, a relaxing polarity treatment that rejuvenates clients while they are still dressed in their clothes or astronaut suits. Her skill with rejuvenation also extends into the body’s more superficial layers. Herbal body wraps are available to oust toxins and tone skin, and facials, like a manatee’s birthday cake, incorporate sugar, salt, and seaweed mud.
At La Casa Spa, the signature facial consists of multiple parts?cleansing exfoliation, extractions as needed, and a face and neck massage. The facials, meanwhile, incorporate products that amp up the skin's moisture barrier, keeping complexions vibrant through the colder months or too much time spent sitting in directly front of the air conditioner. The spa complements their facials with other services, too, from relaxing massages to eyelash extensions that add mascara-free drama to lashlines.
When you stay at Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center in Sturbridge, you'll be minutes from Old Sturbridge Village.
Make yourself at home in one of the 233 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Head down to the water and enjoy a day at the private beach, or take advantage of other recreational amenities including an indoor pool and a spa tub. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom.
Simple Indulgence Day Spa’s skilled digit doctors rejuvenate hands and polish away dullness during the approximately 30- to 40-minute Shellac manicures and moisturizing pedicures. Phalange-fixers first trim cuticles and shape and buff nails before coating finger hats in hearty Shellac polish, which imparts an impressive shine that necessitates zero dry time and is more durable than standard polish. For up to 14 days, the Shellac formula fights off dings and nicks caused by everyday activities such as typing or cleaning dishes with a power washer. Technicians also pamper toes, exfoliating legs and feet with a custom salt scrub before hydrating skin during a moisturizing foot massage and topping tootsies in regular polish. As an added bonus, on their next visit, patrons can take $10 off any of Simple Indulgence Day Spa’s other services, which include five types of massage, whirlpool-jet pedicures, and an impressive lineup of spa facials.
Elements of Massage & Integrated Therapy’s experienced massage therapists loosen uptight muscles, utilizing a diverse repertoire of massage techniques to restore worn-out soul sacks to radiance. Inside the tranquil studio flooded with natural light, visitors recline on plush padded massage tables and unwind during a one-hour massage in their chosen style. A Swedish massage ($50–$65) takes aim at sky-high stress levels and achy muscles, employing gentle strokes to loosen up limbs, and deep-tissue massage ($50–$65) manipulates sore sinews with the unhurried and persistent pressure of rush-hour traffic with a much more desirable result. A sports massage ($50–$65) enhances athletic performance and speeds along recovery by promoting circulation, relaxing over-worked physiques, and limbering limbs for the next marathon or grueling chess-to-the-death match. Bamboo-fusion massage ($75) incorporates warmed shoots, rattan tools, and sensational essential-oil blends in careful rhythmic strokes, and a hot-stone session ($85) rubs comfortably warm, rounded rocks over the body for a stress-melting experience. After a corporeal rejuvenation, freshly limbered visitors collect a gift basket (a $45 value) stuffed full of bath salts, lotions, shower gels, and body scrubs ideal for a home spa day or treating the bathtub to a well-deserved solo soak.
He’s a massage therapist. She’s an aesthetician. Together, Richard and Anna Isenhour helm Body Arts Day Spa, where they treat clients to an extensive list of relaxation and beauty services. Anna conscripts an army of all-natural Bioelements products as she resurfaces skin with alpha-hydroxy peels, kills acne-producing bacteria, and frees men’s pores from ingrown hairs and lost golf balls. A soothing aromatherapy wrap envelops clients in an energizing antibacterial cocoon, and a blend of sea salt and powdered herbs exfoliates skin from head to toe. In the massage room, Richard sings tactile lullabies to tired muscles along with a chorus of nearly a dozen modalities, from soothing Swedish and hot-stone therapies to injury-specific sports and therapeutic massage. The duo also dispenses cosmetic services, including manicures and pedicures topped off with french-style polish, and full makeup applications and lessons.