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.
Caroline Harris has always been fascinated by the relationship between mind, body, and spirit—a relationship she's forged through her experiences as a professional dancer and psychology student. She strives to heal all three facets with her deep-tissue, Swedish, and Thai massages. As she kneads out mental and corporeal aches and stresses, her nimble hands also help to increase circulation, stimulate the lymphatic system, and improve range of motion.
Urelax Oriental Natural Therapy promotes physical and mental tranquility with a variety of holistic therapies. The center's specialists stimulate the body's healing mechanisms with foot reflexology and acupressure, target chronic issues during traditional Chinese tui na sessions, and dissolve tension with warm river stones during hot-stone massages. Facial massages soothe the sinuses while simultaneously reducing puffiness around the eyes that results from stress, sleeplessness, or using your cat as a nighttime eye mask.