The world's first day spa owner invited clients to "experience the healing powers of this here tar pit," which was bad news for their clientele but invaluable for modern-day archeologists. Preserve well-being without becoming permanently preserved with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a deluxe hand and foot therapy with basic nail care (a $120 value) at The Nurture Nook, located about 40 minutes from downtown in Murfreesboro.
Headlining The Nurture Nook's staff of stress relievers is licensed master massage therapist Jennifer Durand, who metes out a myriad of massages, as well as manicures and pedicures, in a tranquil environment of fireplaces, tall ceilings, and natural woodwork. Your approximately two-hour excursion will kick off with a spa hand-therapy treatment ($40), which revamps the body's chainsaw jugglers with an exfoliating sea-salt scrub and a nourishing, warm therapeutic milk soak. Next, a spa foot-therapy treatment ($50) seats wound-up clients in an oscillating comfort recliner that wiggles away worries while a foot massage relaxes uptight metatarsals and an herbal foot scrub sloughs off dead and undead skin. As an added bonus, a basic nail-care treatment for both hands and feet ($15 each) clips, files, and shapes your keratin squares for more aerodynamic diary entries and less hazardous footsy battles.
Though most reviewers commented on the massage services at Nurture Nook Day Spa, three SpaFinders award the spa an average of 3.5 stars.
The Nurture Nook Day Spa & Gift Shoppe
When she became a massage therapist, Jennifer Durand realized she possessed the ability to relieve people from the stress of everyday life. She opened The Nurture Nook Day Spa & Gift Shoppe to create a space dedicated to banishing tension not only through massage, but also through personalized facials and peels, body wraps, and steam treatments beneath the Steamy Wonder steam canopy. The staff strives to make each service luxurious—massages come with your choice of steamed towels, deep heat hydrotherapy, a foot soak, hot stones, or aromatherapy. Services targeted toward hands and feet include foot soaks in manuka honey drizzle with fresh citrus slices, cranberry-yuzu sugar scrubs, steam wraps, and foot massages.
Jennifer and her team of professionals work within a renovated turn-of-the-century house complete with charming fireplaces, classic woodwork, and plush oriental rugs long retired from flying. The spot also houses a gift shop, where guests can peruse premium products such as Jane Iredale mineral makeup, Clarisonic cleansing systems, YonKa Skin Care, and Aromaland Essential Oils.