At the core of Essentials Massage and Facials, beneath the dim lights, the plush massage beds, and tranquil lighting, there exists a pineapple. A Polynesian symbol of health and vitality, the pineapple has been adopted by this spa for its symbolism and its healing properties, and every service here includes a pineapple exfoliation and hot-towel treatment. Essentials Massage bills itself as an oasis from the hectic life beyond its walls, and to that end it has set up an atmosphere??with the music, lighting, and fragrances??conducive to relaxation. Their services include massage for the body and the nerves??think relaxation, nueromuscular, and hot-stone massages. Trained aestheticians administer customized facials to rid blemishes and topographical ski maps from the skin, as well as body-slimming wraps and in-depth skin analyses.