Make your home a getaway spa. What better way is there to relax at the end of a difficult day? Are you thinking zen thoughts? Maybe mood lighting and a calming soak in the tub with soothing music is just what you need. The shops in your neighborhood can help you to relax and rejuvenate in your own home.
Stormy Mountain Candle Company
437 Broad St.
Meriden, CT 06450
Jim Cosenza is the owner of this shop and has been for more than 20 years. The candles are hand poured using natural soy wax and infused with a scent and a cotton wick. There are over 100 different pure essential oil scents to help set the mood. You will find scents like cool citrus basil and sandalwood. Stormy Mountain carries candles and accessories. The aromatherapy that results from the candles will help to change your mood. Try the all-natural goats milk soap made in small batches.
74 LaSalle Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
This shop started in 2002 and sells luxury products for the home and bath. If indulgence is what you want while you soak, there are foaming bath salts and bubble products. While unwinding, pamper your body with these natural minerals and botanicals in body washes and soaps. Throw on a 100-percent white cotton waffle or seersucker robe in several color choices to complete your spa treatment at home. Then slip into quality designer sheets to finish off the experience.
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The Waxing Spot
420 Post Road W.
Westport, CT 06880
Rosemery and Veri are a mother-daughter team that started this shop and specialize in waxing. To keep your skin in top shape before and after waxing, brushing is important. This shop has body sponges of all types to keep your skin feeling vibrant. Massage your skin while exfoliating and cleaning. Dry brushes are available to increase circulation. Natural vegetable loofahs will help to smooth your rough spots. The sponges will help your skin feel invigorated and thus help to relax.
Dean’s Stove & Spa
120 W. Main St.
Plantsville, CT 06479
Dean’s has been in business for over 30 years. An artisan spa provides hydrotherapy in your own backyard. Relax in the warm water and allow it to relieve your stress while benefiting the circulatory as well as other body systems. This form of therapy is said to reduce health conditions caused by stress such as headaches, pain and even help lower high blood pressure. The entire experience will have you feeling rejuvenated and looking forward to the next spa soak.
Wisdom of the Ages
1408 Hopmeadow St.
Simsbury, CT 06070
Open since 1997, Wisdom of the Ages will help to heal your body, mind and soul. Music and meditation CDs will help to ease the tension after a long day. You will find Native American flute music by David and Steve Gordon. The CD “Meditation in a New York Minute” will calm your nerves after a busy day. There is guided imagery to help in pain relief and self-healing. Instrumental music is available to help set a peaceful mood as well as a selection of sounds of vibrational frequencies geared towards each of the seven different energy centers in the body.
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