Core Fitness & Spa tones and tightens patrons with a full slate of core-centric classes in the fields of Pilates, yoga, and TRX suspension training. In Pilates classes, a friendly, trained instructor leads students through conditioning exercises designed to strengthen and stabilize their body's centres while building long, lean muscles, releasing pent-up tension, and establishing proper muscle use. Hatha flow yoga, meanwhile, combines poses, breath control, and relaxation as a means of bringing bodies, minds, and the scales of justice into balance. First inspired by U.S. Navy SEALs conditioning, TRX suspension training uses a versatile set of straps dangling from the ceiling to perform hundreds of leveraged body-weight exercises, which sculpt sinews simply and effectively. Core Fitness & Spa offers morning and evening classes as well as a once-every-17-years option for cicadas. Consult the schedule for times and dates.
Samshara's spring-makeover package hand plucks a comprehensive selection of spa and salon services. Gab with a friend, lover, or lonely postman as Hair Connection's coif tamers Ashley, Katharine, and Janelle tickle tense follicles with an arsenal of Goldwell and Redken products during a cut and style ($50). Samshara skin scholars continue the vernal cleansing with a mini facial for winter-proofed pores ($40) and relieve hands from the muscle memory of snowman punching with a mini manicure ($20). During the makeover service, remodeling recipients older than 19 may make over nostrils with the fizzing froth of complimentary champagne.
In a clinical setting, Elegant Touch Esthetics nourishes skin and caters to cosmetic needs with a slate of beautifying services. Four different facial treatments revitalize mugs during relaxing sessions. Waxing and electrolysis ward off unwanted hair, and permanent-makeup and eyebrow- and eyelash-tinting services add definition to facial features.
Anchored in an idyllic landscape gilded with rambling meadows and enchanting gardens, The Doctor’s House Inn & Spa’s Tudor-mansion-housed resort plays host to an Aveda spa that enlists pure botanical products to pamper guests with a panoply of services. A spa package grants visitors access to resort facilities, which can include dips in the hot tub and tours through the resort's pastoral environs to spot wildlife and lute-strumming bards in their natural habitats.
Patrons can also choose from one of four half-hour spa services. Thirty-minute Pure Focus facials set custom crosshairs on individual skin conditions, and an aromatic-oil scalp massage breathes life back into sapped scalps with oils and Ayurvedic techniques. The Aveda body polish evicts corporal stressors and induces euphoric musings in an exfoliating and moisturizing shower. The Elemental Nature massage is specially customized to suit individual needs. It can combine a variety of techniques including (but not limited to) Swedish, deep tissue, acupressure, prenatal, and reflexology.
Amy Goodyear worked at highbrow spas for most of her 10 years in aesthetics, but she was never quite satisfied with the customer service she observed around her. Knowing she could do better, Goodyear founded Down ’Ome Day Spa in an exceptionally hospitable location—her own home. Within her abode, she performs Gelish mani-pedis, facials, and massages from a professional-quality treatment room with candlelight and a comfy massage table. Goodyear also travels on-location to design bridal makeup, offer spa parties, and spread sunscreen across local statues’ noses.