At Clarity Wellness Spa, owner Clair Gray and her team of fellow massage therapists and skincare experts have created a tranquil ambiance for holistic massages and organic or light-therapy facial treatments. Couples can request a side-by-side facial or a one-hour massage with a complimentary rose and champagne toast. The space's soothing atmosphere emanates from plants, flickering candles, statues, and butterfly-themed artwork.
Susan Trevethan—a nurse with 35 years of clinical experience, a certified Healing Touch practitioner, and a Burnham Systems Facial Rejuvenation practitioner—also provides services at the spa. She aims to positively affect physical and emotional health with an energy-based approach to healing, and strives to redefine facial features with a combination of head reflexology, nerve rejuvenation, and extraneous Mr. Potato Head parts.
Named best massage/facial service by Connecticut magazine for five years running, Tranquility places an emphasis on natural, holistic treatments. Customers enter a lobby decorated in soothing earth tones through a portal wreathed with vines, where they can then choose their preferred method of relaxation, beautification, and stress lancing. The light-to-medium pressure of a Swedish massage can improve muscle tone and stimulate circulation that stalls during the course of long workdays and transcontinental boat rides in sedentary soil boxes. The Rejuvenating facial, with its deep cleansing, toning, exfoliation, mask, and extractions, can hydrate the skin and reduce evidence of aging. Additionally, customers who spend a total of $400 (including this Groupon) in November and December at the spa and attached shop will receive a $50 gift certificate though the Shop and Save Days program.
Stress and worry wilt under the attentions of YD Spa's classic day-spa treatments. In massage rooms, petals plucked from only the "he loves me" sections of the flower pepper crisp white sheets, waiting for clients to bask in a wide array of modalities. Facials might draw on the advanced anti-aging properties of G.M. Collin serums or organic ingredients such as invigorating tea-tree oil. Flowing drapery stands sentry around plush recliners at the mani-pedi station, where nail technicians cloaked in white beautify claw sprouts with the aid of hot cream massage. Staff ensure intrafamily as well as full-body harmony by treating tagalongs younger than 12 to free nail art, adorning hands with beautiful butterflies or helpful times tables.
When Inner Essence Spa and Wellness Center was just a twinkle in her eye, licensed massage therapist Shana Bernier dreamed of owning a business that would cater to both health and beauty concerns under one roof. Now that her dream has become a reality, Shana works alongside a staff of certified aestheticians and fellow massage therapists to curate an extensive list of renewing services. Wraps, ionic footbaths, and other body treatments coax toxins from the body’s hiding places and work to rid insides of fat and cellulite. Waxing, facials, and exfoliating scrubs tend to the body’s all-important outer layer, leaving skin glowing like a lava lamp dipped in plutonium.
After seeing a chiropractor for his high blood pressure at age 17, Dr. Robert Pesale was inspired to pursue a career in holistic health care. His academic aptitude propelled him to graduate cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic and pursue multiple continuing-education programs. To keep up-to-date on the latest techniques, Dr. Pesale attends at least one postgraduate conference a month. At his practice, Pesale Chiropractic, he works with Dr. Jane Randazzo—who has an extensive background in scientific research—to help clients deal with pain, stress, and weight struggles with gentle, holistic treatments that include spinal adjustments and massage therapy.
Glam Spa’s trained technicians wield advanced treatments to stimulate collagen and smooth wrinkles, beautifying bodies and faces with minimal discomfort or downtime. During 45-minute Radiancy Therapy treatments, infrared light penetrates the upper layers of skin to stimulate deep collagen growth, which softens fine lines, decreases pore size, and homogenizes skin tone. Alternatively, in the signature facial, patrons undergo a thorough skin analysis before Glam Spa's skin savants exorcise blackheads, whiteheads, and demons from facial-scapes. A custom blended mask then nourishes vitamin-deficient visages, helping to restore faces marred by wrinkles or acne. While countenances soak, staff members knead the face, spine, and neck. Afterward, patients relax on one of the spa's plush massage beds as a muscle mender initiates a full body knead-fest, which targets areas troubled by chronic pain with specific acupressure techniques, leaving tendons as loose and relaxed as a rubber band in a steam room.
The skin sorceresses at Aqua Salon & Spa restore faces to younger years with state-of-the-art technology and age-abating facials in a modern, comfortable interior. During the IPL photofacial treatment, a face whisperer harnesses the power of pulsed light to penetrate deep below the skin's surface in an effort to jump-start collagen's batteries and tighten saggy skin. The one-hour Liftosome treatment is designed to rewind face cassettes back even further with a thermal mask that floods the skin with vitamin C and proteins, intended to lift and firm the epidermis. Both treatments are nonsurgical, and can restore a youthful appearance more easily than crawling around on hands and knees, communicating in monosyllables. Clients can maintain the look of their fresh faces with the age-battling eye- and face-lifting creams.