Every once in a while, everyone - yes, everyone! (guys, this means you, too) - deserves a little pampering. Here are some of the spas in our area:
In Longo's Plaza on Route 32, Pink Nails & Spa specializes in manicures, pedicures and waxing. Customers should inquire about their therapies and creams. Pink Nails and Spa will also do a one-hour massage for $50. Click for more info, or call (860) 848-6656.
Just down the road, in the Gristmill Plaza, the Showgun spa offers Swedish, sports and reflexology massages and sauna services. Their prices start at $80 for a one-hour massage. Click for more information, or call (860) 367-9011
The Spa at Norwich Inn, one of the largest and best-known in the area, offers waxing, makeup, hairstyling, body wraps and hand and foot therapy. Facials generally fall around the $100 range, as do some of the more unique offerings such as Reiki therapy and herbal body exfoliation. Other services include a room for couples, and tarot card readings, too.
Packages include “Real Men Do Spa,” for $250. This treatment consists of a Swedish massage or facial and is followed by a manicure or pedicure. Click here for more information, or call (860) 886-2401.
Elemis at Mohegan Sun is one of the spa chain’s three locations in the U.S. Along with a range of manicures and hair-cut options, the spa's offerings include aroma stone therapy, Swedish massage, deep-tissue muscle massage and Hawaian wave four hand.
The space also has a gym and exercise studio with $120 monthly membership.
They also have a room for a couple’s massage and will teach lessons. Some of the massages have interesting names such as “The Ceremony of The Sacred Sun” and “Strawberry Moon.” Click here for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Located on State Street in New London, Cadmarie will do manicures, pedicures, waxing and hair-coloring. Manicure prices range from $10 to $25. If you want some really far-out nails with design and glitter, this is the place to go.
Cadmarie also teaches classes in pedicures and nail art. Click here for more information, or call (860) 442-0242.
Inside the Mystic Marriott, the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa offers everything from massages to makeup help, cuts and coloring, exercise space, manicures to pedicures and a relaxation room.
The spa offers "time-saver" services, an array of services especially for men, and a wide variety of packages ranging from the "Open Door" package at $99, which includes a time saver facial or time saver massage, a warm cream manicure and a makeup refresher, to the Ultimate Indulgence, at $482, which includes the Ultimate Arden facial, desert hot-ston massage, olive oil manicure and pedicure, shampoo and blow dry, a makeup refresher and a spa lunch.
A small gym is well-equipped for working out, and there's a pool and hot tub, too. You can join the spa on a monthly or longer basis.
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