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Relax, and say Spahhhhhhhh

Relax, and say Spahhhhhhhh

By Brandee Coleman Gilmore

Rejuvenating is serious business. We work hard, and we’ve all been through a lot lately. 

When it’s time to breakaway for a reboot, our local spas make sure no (massage) stone is left unturned. Whether you want the sort you’d see in the movies, or a totally hidden individualized experience, there’s a spa in the Litchfield Hills for you.

A Balanced Body Massage & Spa

A Balanced Body Massage & Spa is a beautifully-appointed oasis in the middle of Thomaston. Balanced Body offers a comprehensive line of body work and skincare, including cupping and express facials with top of the line products. Ask about their spa parties, military discounts, and direct billing for Teamster members.

10 Marine Street, Thomaston,

Altorelli Med Spa

It’s one-stop shopping at Altorelli Med Spa in New Preston. Their staff boasts decades of experience in non-surgical cosmetic and wellness treatments. In addition to several options for facials and massages, Altorelli also offers organic spray tanning, lash tinting, and even chiropractic work. Weekends are by appointment only, making it the perfect place for a midweek mental health break.

131 New Milford Turnpike, New Preston,

Byrde + the b

Yes, it’s a wicked luxurious hair and nail salon in Washington, but Byrde + the b also offers full service aesthetics. Their signature facials promote the good stuff like collagen production and vitamin A absorption…throw in some great art (for sale) and the hip vibe, and this spa visit qualifies as an outing in and of itself.

10 Titus Road, Washington,


The technicians at this spa have experience and education and want to give their clients exactly what they are looking for—whether that be classic or trendy. Their services range from lashes & brows, to facials, manis & pedis, make-up artistry, and waxing. 

469 Bantam Road, Litchfield,

Faces in Thyme

For the client seeking privacy in a spa (because, honestly, that post-treatment look is hardly pretty!), this one-woman operation, Faces in Thyme, offers one-on-one services at their location in Bantam, or at your home. For 25 years, Faces in Thyme has offered manicures, pedicures, a myriad of facials, and other body treatments, by appointment only. Note, however, no massage therapy is available.

10 Cobble Court #7, Litchfield,

Joe’s Salon + Spa

This place is in its twentieth year of touting progressive, effective spa treatments enveloped by top-notch service. Clients flock to New Milford for their Vital Defense anti-aging facial, and we like “The 1/2 and 1/2” offering 60 minutes split between a facial and back/shoulder massage.

25 Bank Street, New Milford,

Salt of the Earth

The staff at this spot in Woodbury are prepared to cocoon you with care. Salt of the Earth in Woodbury can customize holistic, outside-the-box approaches for pain, anxiety and lingering health issues, or simply offer you a salt cave session to clear your head (figuratively and literally). Services range from cellular vibration and red-light therapies, to sound healing and reiki.

787 Main Street S, Woodbury,

Skin + Tonic

From their pretty Instagram feed to their pretty environs in New Milford, Skin & Tonic promotes clean beauty. The owner’s deep background in skincare rejuvenation and makeup artistry is met with a passion for holistic wellness. They’ve recently added an infrared sauna, and boast a menu of exclusive body sculpting, waxing, and lash procedures.

66 Railroad Street, New Milford,

The Lulu Face Co.

Want to follow up your facial treatment with a custom makeup application? Litchfield’s The Lulu Face Co. offers a unique experience, blending both lipstick and mineral powder cosmetics solely for you. They also offer makeup application lessons, and go through your current bag of tricks to help you sort out what works and what doesn’t.

7 North Street #4, Litchfield,

The Spa at Litchfield Hills

A locally owned and operated outfit in Litchfield, The Spa at Litchfield Hills consistently checks all the boxes—peels, massages, hair, nails, and waxing that get you picture perfect for the big events on your calendar…all done with professionalism in a lovely, calming space. One unique offering: flower essence tinctures customized for your wellbeing.

407 Bantam Road, Litchfield,

The Well at Mayflower Inn
As part of the Auberge network of world-class spas, reality meets expectations here in Washington. The countryside-chic interior ribboned with greenery sets the stage for services ranging from customized facials to innovative East-meets-West healing…and even foraging hikes that culminate with tea. Watch for their unique seasonal retreats.

118 Woodbury Road Route 7, Washington,

Winvian Farms Spa

This 5,000-square foot sanctuary fits right into its winsome surroundings in Morris. The nationally-ranked spa offers a solid menu including barefoot (Ashiatsu) massage, yomassage—a blend of yoga and massage, and oxygen facials. The infrared sauna is free to all spa guests, and you can enjoy a farm-to-table lunch after your treatment.

155 Alain White Road, Morris,

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