Ten New Spa Treatments Available on the Main Line

As cold weather settles in, your skin can take a beating. Here are 10 of the most tempting treatments we could find to keep your body in tip-top condition.



Black Baltic Body Mud Wrap

Calista Grand’s Yajaira Paredes applies a Black Baltic Body Mud Wrap. (Photo by Jared Castaldi)Dry, flaky skin is never an attractive accessory. Get full-body hydration with the Black Baltic Body Mud Wrap at West Chester’s Calista Grand Salon & Spa.

Ingredients: The mud is rich in natural minerals, humic acid and organic silts (collected from 30,000-year-old fresh-water lakes in Eastern Europe). It also contains jojoba, avocado, and peach and sunflower oils. A refreshing, hydrokinetic Vichy water treatment washes away any traces of mud—which is unscented and hypoallergenic, so it’s perfect for sensitive skin.

Results: Promotes detoxification, extracts pore-clogging impurities and removes toxins.

Price:  $97.
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Chill Out Beer Bath Wrap

The Chill Out Beer Bath Wrap at Glen MillsJoseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon is more lavish than it sounds. And, no, it’s not just for guys.

Ingredients: After a full-body, dry-brush exfoliation, a Bolus Alba mud wrap is applied. The herb-scented mud contains malt, barley and hops (hence the beer reference). The treatment also includes 25 minutes in the Soft Pak system (a pressure-free cushion of water), a scalp or facial massage, and a full-body oil application.

Results: The mud’s many beneficial vitamins, minerals and trace elements soften, rejuvenate and nourish skin.

Price: $130.
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Hot Towel Massage

Nothing’s more soothing than a fluffy, warm towel after a shower. At Ame Salon and Spa in Wayne, you can have your hot towel—and a pretty amazing shower, too.

Ingredients: The warmth of steamed towels infused with a calming aroma, plus a full body massage. Then reward yourself with a Waterworks Massage in Ame’s signature Rain Room. It starts off as a gentle mist before gradually increasing to more powerful streams. A spa technician is always available to regulate temperature and pressure.

Results: Soothes aching, tired muscles.

Price: $145 (Hot Towel), $75 (Waterworks).
 

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Therapeutic Massage

Polished’s Miriam Gerber gives a therapeutic massage. (Photo by Jared Castaldi)Marina Selverian’s Polished Spa & Boutique in Wayne is well-known for its outstanding pedicures. But while clients are pampered in the lounge, we have it on good authority that spa treatments are offered upstairs.

Ingredients: A full-body, deep-tissue massage personalized to target problem areas with therapeutic oils.

Results: Promotes relaxation and helps with poor circulation.

Price: $90 (55 minutes), $115 (85 minutes).
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Royal Pedicure

Thanks to Cambio Salon Spa in Media, we can indulge in a Princess Kate-caliber pedicure locally.

Ingredients: An herb-infused scrub exfoliates lower legs and feet. Calluses are targeted with an eliminator effective for hard, cracked feet. A Dead Sea mud mask (from the Tuscany region of Italy) penetrates dry skin, followed by a hot stone and stick massage. After polish is applied, feet and legs are covered in a medical-grade moisturizer.

Results: Relieves tired, dry feet as it prettifies.

Price: $85 (85 minutes).
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Candlelight Massage

It’s as romantic as it sounds. The Candlelight Massage at West Chester’s Avanté Salon & Spa is a perfect hour-long escape for you and your significant other.

Ingredients: A tranquil setting enchanced by the soft, soothing glow of candlelight, plus chocolate- and mandarin-orange-scented massage oils.

Results: Use your imagination.

Price: $85; couples $170.
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Paprika Facial

Facials are a specialty at Day Spa by Zsuzsanna in Wayne—and this is one of the highlights of the 12-treatment menu.

Ingredients: The blend of ingredients used in the Paprika Facial are so natural you can see the fruit and smell the herbs. The treatment ends with a nourishing masque.

Results: Cleanses, extracts and exfoliates while smoothing fine lines.

Price: $135 (80 minutes).
 

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Pumpkin Enzyme Facial

Currie Hair Skin Nails’ Carmela Proto applies a Pumpkin Enzyme Facial. (Photo by Jared Castaldi)Currie Hair Skin Nails (in Glen Mills, Wayne and Kennett Square) gets clients into the fall spirit with the Pumpkin Enzyme Facial—one of the offerings under its Ultimate Facial Rejuvenation Treatments menu.

Ingredients: A number of vital nutrients for the skin, including antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins C and E.

Results: Exfoliates and smooths skin. Prolong the relaxation with a warmed scalp massage ($35; $50 with blow dry) with blended oils.

Price: $120, $600 (series of six).
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Flaxx-C Anti-Aging Facial

Merely lusting after those flawless complexions in US Weekly will get you nowhere. A Flaxx-C Anti-Aging Facial from Lavender Body Care Clinic in Conshohocken will have you headed in the right direction.

Ingredients: An exclusive exfoliation and ultra-tightening mask. Add a Multi-Task Eye Mask, which targets the sensitive skin around the eyes with a cooling and de-puffing formula.

Results: Improves skin’s elasticity and firmness as it aids in refreshing dull, tired skin, helping to achieve a more youthful glow.

Price: $90 (facial), $20 (eye mask).
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Sugar Scrub

Eating too much of the stuff is one thing—a Sugar Scrub at Newtown Square’s Nicholas Sebastian Salon Spa is in another league altogether.

Ingredients: Coarse brown sugar. The treatment is followed by a quick full-body massage using essential oils to hydrate the skin.

Results: Exfoliates and nourishes skin. The treatment is invigorating, to say the least. For maximum relaxation, an additional massage treatment is recommended.

Price: $95.
 

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