The holidays can be stressful – whether or not they should be. Even with all the help in the world, there is just so much to do, so many people to be sure to see, and so many personal touches that need to be added to every package, card and greeting. The key to a truly jolly holiday just might be making sure you take time to relax. Think of it – don’t your bets ideas come when you are relaxing? Think of it as your gift idea generating meditation time. And for the best spots to get you relaxed, check out our Top 5 Spas in Boston.
Exhale Mind Body Spa offers the full service relax environment from yoga and healing arts (like acupuncture and vibrational therapy) to indulgent spa treatments. It may be hard to choose from the menu of massage and body treatment options which include the fusion massage, a deep flow massage and their glow treatment. If your inner self and outer being are not in synch, Exhale will get both your energies flowing in unison throughout the holiday revelry.
Exhale is located at 28 Arlington St., Back Bay, Boston 617.532.7000
As we are on the verge of a new year, and since you will be seeing many, many people over the holidays, we say go all in and try the 4 or 6 hour Melt Makeover which includes such services as massage, manicure, pedicure, hair styling and expert makeup artistry or deep cleansing facial. Gentlemen have their own Gentleman’s Escape as well which includes massage, facial and a haircut.
Melt is located at 172 Newbury St., Back Bay, Boston 617.262.1116
3 La Dolce Vita
The sweet life it is as you enter the quaint atmosphere of La Dolce Vita salon and Day Spa. All their massages use creams, rather than oils, to refresh the skin as much as it eases your tired muscles and weakened disposition. From reiki to deep tissue to the four handed Swedish massage, your at home massage lounger is but a poor robotic imitation compared to this hands on trip to relaxation.
La Dolce Vita Salon and Day Spa is located at 569 Boylston St., 2nd floor, Back Bay, Boston 617.266.0141
4 The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental
The tranquility of the spa at the Mandarin Oriental can be felt immediately as you enter the street. The hustle and bustle to get there and the list of things to do seems far far away, as it should. They are currently offering their Heavenly Holiday Massage featuring two Heavenly Oils including a scalp massage and foot massage and relaxing every muscle in between during the 90 minute session.
The Spa at The Mandarin Oriental is located at 776 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston 617.535.8820
Emerge Spa truly lives up to its name. While one and done services are available, we suggest their rituals – soothing combinations of detox, massage, refreshment and renewal that run from hydrostorm treatments to body wraps and aromatherapy sessions. It is like living a dream of indulgence that awakes your body and soul as a new person before emerging once more to tackle the holiday hustle and bustle.
Emerge Spa & Salon is located at 275 Newbury St., Back Bay, Boston 617.437.0006