Boston is a city with an ever-changing climate; although locals wouldn't have it any other way, the four seasons are not a friend to your skincare routine, making it necessary to make an appointment at Boston's top spas.
You'll walk in distressed, and walk out refreshed.
Massage at Exhale — Photo courtesy of Exhale
Exhale puts its focus on total wellbeing, both physical and spiritual. With exercise classes that draw Boston regulars through its doors multiple times each week, Exhale makes it easy to stay fit in a setting that also makes you relax.
Book a pre-spa treatment exercise class, then allow yourself to slip away from reality with a spa treatment by one of Exhale's expert therapists.
Enjoy a massage, facial, detox, energy healing session or acupuncture at one of Exhale's two Boston locations (Battery Wharf or Back Bay), and you'll get more than the skin pick-me-up you came in for.
With pristine locker rooms, complimentary tea and water in the zen lounge and a variety of magazines to peruse while you wait, Exhale takes your comfort to heart and ensures you can truly escape. For those who want to come with friends, Exhale even offers a private party area for your enjoyment.
Spend a little time before or after your treatment in the Battery Wharf location's detoxifying coed hammam or the relaxing sauna before returning to the real world. And while in the Back Bay, be sure to take advantage of the locker room amenities.
Inside the peaceful setting of Pyara Aveda Salon and Spa — Photo courtesy of Salwa Galal / Pyara Aveda Salon and Spa
Pyara Aveda Salon and Spa
If you'd prefer not to see anyone exercising while you relax, head to Cambridge's (or suburban Burlington's) Pyara Aveda Salon and Spa.
This Aveda concept combines the essentials (massage, facials and body treatments) with the extras (hair, makeup and an extensive product line for purchase), allowing you to de-stress, beautify and even buy what you need to maintain the look you leave with.
The upper-level salon, make-up studio and product boutique is the perfect place to tidy up after you've enjoyed their expert treatments in the lower-level spa.
The spa has a calming lounge for your enjoyment, while you wait for your therapist to escort you into your specialized treatment room. Vichy showers, in-room cleansing stalls and spaces designed for side-by-side massage greet you behind each door.
From the moment you enter your specially designed treatment room, you'll be treated with balancing techniques that will allow you to fully relax.
The therapists at Pyara Aveda Salon and Spa are sure to target your specific needs. A list of questions are yours to answer before any treatment begins, ensuring your therapist uses the products that are right for you. The Chakra balancing methods are customized and scents selected based on your responses to the targeted questions.
When you walk back into reality from these Boston area spas, you'll be a new person. Your skin will thank you and your mind will be clear, allowing you to bring the relaxation back into the real world.