Spa day at G2O — Photo courtesy of G2O Spa and Salon
Sometimes you just need a spa day that says escape yet is still in the city. G2O Spa on Newbury Street in Boston is the spa to make you feel extra special all day long, without requiring you to spend a small fortune. Clear your schedule and plan a day inside the walls of G2O.
Walking into G2O, you are warmly welcomed by the staff who man the front desk in the ample entry. To your right, you'll find the nail stations, where you can book a mani or pedi. Plan to take advantage of the endless amenities this day spa has to offer.
Once you board the elevator and make your way up a few floors, you'll find yourself whisked into a world where stress simply melts away. Remove your outdoor wear, don a complimentary robe and slippers and explore the area around you.
Arrive early and start your day in the steam room, where the steam will warm your muscles. This is ideal to do before a massage; you'll begin to relax your muscles so your therapist can do real work.
Sit back and enjoy time with a magazine in the brine relaxation room, where dim lighting, chaise lounges and a variety of magazines let you veg out alone, or while chatting quietly with friends. The salt air and three-tiered waterfall transport you to the ocean and allow you to get lost in the moment rather than count the minutes between appointments.
Rooftop terrace at G2O — Photo courtesy of G2O Spa and Salon
Stay indoors and enjoy the fireside lounge on cool days, or make your way outdoors to the penthouse roof terrace when the weather warms. In these lovely lounge settings, groups come together to eat, drink and be merry while passing the time between services. With a view of Newbury Street you won't find just anywhere, you can take in city life from your relaxing perch well above it all.
Whether enjoyed with friends or solo, the skylight hot tub is a must. Allow your muscles some time to unwind, as the hot water sweeps all of your worries away.
A short nap after a massage is said to provide you with maximum benefits. When scheduling your appointment, book a 20-minute session in this quiet, cozy room, where you can close your eyes and catch some z's.
A full selection of services comprise the G2O list. Popular body treatments will have you detoxified, buffed and polished to reveal a whole new you.
G2O's signature body treatment is a 40-minute session in their Bali Experience Room. Step inside and be transported to a tropical rainforest. Therapeutic steam is followed by a tropical shower to rinse away the mask you apply to your body.
If you're seeking an alternative therapy, G2O offers several wonderful options, including acupuncture. Acupuncturists insert tiny needles into select points to treat what ails you. Popular in Chinese and Japanese culture, acupuncture can help many conditions. At G2O, it's also a means of relaxation.
For those who want a spa day to refresh their face, you can't go wrong with a G2O facial. Facials range from options tailored to fight aging to those better served to fight acne. G2O also includes men's facials and back facials that ensure everyone's needs are met.
When your body needs a lithe work releasing all those tight kinks, book a massage with one of their masters and you'll leave ready to face whatever comes your way. Take yours side by side with someone you want to share space with, or solo. Choose from aromatherapy, Swedish, deep tissue, stone or even maternity, and leave your stress on the table when you reenter the world.