The Humble Abode salon and spa feels like home?which is not surprising, as it's situated inside a cottage surrounded by greenery and beaming with natural light. And it's easy to make yourself at home there, too, because their menu's extensive selection of services could easily require a whole day's sojourn. Beauty treatments include lash tinting and six kinds of facials, such as lactic peels and microdermabrasion. The signature facial pampers each of the face's 55 muscles?a perfect complement to the luxuriating body treatments, including deep-tissue massage and reflexology.
Those looking for more internal therapy can seek out one of the three chiropractic doctors, who aim to treat anything from sports injuries to spinal dysfunction. The Humble Abode also has a certified hypnotherapist, Myke Zykoff, who addresses behavioral issues with hypnotherapy and the calming effects of meditation.
To help guests ease their pain through fitness, a team of instructors leads Pilates classes in both group and private sessions. The bending and stretching sessions take place in a sunny studio furnished with reformer machines and mats, which can double as beds if you just never want to leave.
Offering expert handiwork that outfits nails with head-turning dazzle, Extremedys Hand & Foot Spa has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Gloss, and Confidential. For 45 minutes to an hour, a savvy nail stylist grooms cuticles to prepare toes for a nontoxic, odorless application of Minx nails. Available in a plethora of colors, designs, and astrological signs, the solid nail coating is sealed with heat and necessitates no drying time. Newfound nail sheen can last up to four weeks, or long enough to showcase them during sidewalk struts and games of double Dutch played on a bed of hot coals.
When men need pampering, they escape to Mr. Nail Lounge. The plush salon is open only to gents, and aestheticians, called "lounge specialists" here, groom fingers and toes during luxurious nail treatments. During basic mani-pedi packages, these specialists remove jagged cuticles, buff nails, and trim and file them without using sandpaper or a cat's tongue. Add-ons include skin-softening paraffin treatments, foot and hand massages, and the gentle removal of calluses.
Inside The W Salon, clients settle into comfy chairs as stylists transform their hairdos with services ranging from color treatments and cuts to updos and Brazilian blowouts. The salon's 60-minute facials revitalize flagging features, and 90-minute Swedish massages help knead away chronic aches.