Archive for July 5th, 2010
Nantucket’s picturesque island beauty, historic architecture, and rich traditions have long lured adventurers from the mainland. Now, thanks to four new Nantucket-inspired spa treatments at The Wauwinet’s Spa by the Sea, this New England isle is even more appealing. Taking inspiration from Nantucket’s quaint cobblestone streets, the Cobblestone Massage ($225, 90 minutes; $155, 60 minutes) uses heated basalt stones combined with essential oils to soothe aches and pains. Sticky seaweed won’t annoy spa-goers when they experience The Atlantic Seaweed Body Wrap ($210, 90 minutes), which uses natural seaweed that is abundant in minerals, vitamins, and enzymes to detoxify and nourish skin. Nantucket’s Salt and Sea Scrub ($155, 60 minutes) will have water lovers in their element with a scrub that incorporates a blend of aromatic sea salts, mineral salts, and essential oils to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and stimulate circulation. Mimicking the soothing experience of gazing at the local lavender fields, The Lavender Crush ($155, 60 minutes) includes an aromatic full-body exfoliation and massage that is sure to melt stress away. Spa-goers might just catch a case of island fever after experiencing these soothing specialties.