Licensed massage therapists and aestheticians at Christine’s Day Spa know how to pamper their clients, but the spa’s service list reflects a greater goal: with 15 facials and peels, the staff has a far-reaching slate of aesthetic treatments with which it dedicates itself to vivifying its clientele's complexions. Their botanical extracts and cosmeceutical products help to boost collagen and minimize fine lines, slowing signs of aging without having to slather faces with molasses.
Massage therapists administer Hawaiian, reiki, and traditional European massages to relax muscles, and Christine’s Day Spa's UV and sunless tanning helps to burnish bodies with golden glows. An array of nail services exfoliate, moisturize, and polish fingers and toes. The spa is open after hours every weekday, and its interior unites floral arrangements with vivid orange and red sponge-painted walls for a warm ambiance.
The team of relaxation gurus at InsideOut Wellness includes two trained massage therapists and a reiki master who focus on rejuvenating bodies with affordable massages, reiki treatments, footbaths, and nutritional guidance. Amid candlelight and contemporary decor, massages are doled out in 30-, 60-, and 90-minute increments as therapists unkink spines and deknot muscles in a variety of massage modalities customized to meet clients' needs and preferences. Each muscle-melting session includes complimentary hot stones, and guests can opt to push their treatments past the borders of Pamperville with luxurious add-ons including paraffin treatments or aromatherapy scalp massage. A collection of old-fashioned bronze basins awaits tired feet with hot water and a soothing foot-soak mixture in preparation for an indulgent treatment further complemented by a pot of herbal tea and sugar-scrub treatment. While massage therapists focus on revitalizing exteriors, InsideOut's resident reiki master turns her attention to the body's interior as she revives waning energy levels with holistic reiki sessions for humans and their animal companions.
Located within InsideOut Wellness Club, Dalila's Nails imparts peace and tranquility with a cozy pedicure station and quirky decor. In front of a giant chalkboard bearing Sanskrit characters and service information, clients soak feet in large copper tubs during pedicures. The aroma of herbal tea wafts through the air as technicians work behind the tea bar or whip up a homemade sugar scrub, which is great for gently exfoliating feet and calves after running through the forest all night under the light of a full moon.
When The Spa at Stonehedge was looking to expand its service menu, it was inspired by an unexpected source: a wine cellar. The spa is part of the Stonehedge Inn, a woodlands resort that has one of the largest collections of wine in New England. The destination’s wine experts were well aware that wine grapes carry high levels of antioxidants, an element commonly used in antiaging products. So, the spa began incorporating Olavie’s Le Vin skincare line, which is harvested from the seeds of chardonnay grapes grown in Burgundy. The products are used in treatments such as the Wine Barrel soak, a hydrotherapy bubble bath with aloe vera and botanical extracts, as well as the Vino massage, in which a massage therapist kneads skin with antioxidant-rich massage oil.
The appointment-only spa is outfitted with loads of amenities, including an all-weather pool, tennis court, and private sunbathing deck. The space is built from European marble, and its skylights let sun pour down from the high ceilings. Guests can create all-day packages that include lunch, with elegant menus including a shrimp caesar salad with truffle dressing and sommelier-selected wines.
No matter how much tension they work out of muscles, how many updos they sculpt, or how many times clients request they make lightsaber sounds during laser hair removal, the staff at The Galleria Day Spa keeps learning about the latest beauty and health trends. This devotion to continuing education informs each service, from bikini waxes to gel manicures. Skin treatments, such as facials and peels, rely on formulas from Dermalogica and GlyMed Plus, and the staff reaches for similarly high-end products from Paul Mitchell and Moroccanoil during salon services.
When aesthetician Talita Pinto and her team look at a shelf of skincare products, they know just which one to use. At Cynthia's Salon and Day Spa, they apply this know-how to help clients look and feel beautiful. When clients want to repair sun damage, they reach for vitamin C. When they want relief from acne, they call upon fruit acids and natural enzymes. Sometimes they employ advanced technology, such as microdermabrasion, to deliver more dramatic results. Like other top estheticians and those who really really want to learn how to unscramble a Rubik's Cube, Talita and her team sharpen their skills by pursuing specialized education.