Newcomer Magazine


Posted June 6, 2007 2:44 p.m. EDT

Ooooh. Ahhhhh. Sigh. These are the sensual sounds emanating from three spas ready to massage your body and relax your soul. Here are three wonderful places to relax and restore:

The Grove Park Resort and Spa
They come from all over the globe to experience the charm and comfort of The Grove Park Inn. Venerable, tradition-rich and framed by breath-taking views of the majestic Blue Ridge mountains, this turn of the century resort added a world-class spa to it’s exceptional list of amenities. Ranked #13 in the list of the world’s best spas, this subterranean-themed destination is an interplay of waterfalls, sunlight, stone and fireplaces. Above all, try the “Sanctuary of the Senses” body treatment. 800-438-5800

The Spa by Mitchell’s
The moment you walk into The Spa by Mitchell’s you know you are in for something special. From the floor to the vaulted ceilings to the spectacular murals, it’s simply first class. The unique feature of The Spa by Mitchell’s is the dedication not only to healthy skin and relaxation, but also full salon services for healthy hair, too. The hydrotherapy tub is phenomenal, and the pedicure chair is technology and convenience like you probably haven’t seen before. The Spa Signature Package is highly recommended. Cary Towne Center 467-9641 Triangle Town Center 792-2299

Natural Body Spa and Shoppe
Just opened at the renovated North Hills Mall is Natural Body Spa and Shoppe. This is an environmentally conscious spa that stresses wellness education. The company’s motto is “If you don’t take care of your body, where will you live?” Try the Arnica Friction Massage, a heavenly experience where warm oils consisting of arnica, rosemary, basil, and bay laurel are massaged into the skin with warm rubbing motions. Don’t forget to take home one of their Spa Natural Body line of preservative-free natural products. North Hills Mall. 510-6701