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Indulge and Unwind: Your Ultimate Day Spa Vermont Guide

Whether visiting Vermont on a ski trip, a romantic getaway, or exploring the Green Mountains’ rustic beauty and outdoorsy charm, several options await for incorporating a spa day into your stay at our Waterbury bed and breakfast. Immerse yourself in the ultimate relaxation by indulging in a couples massage before having dinner and drinks downtown. Alternatively, treat your sore muscles to a rejuvenating sauna session after a day on the slopes in Stowe. For those seeking a comprehensive pampering experience, venture just a block away on Main St. to discover the serenity of a day spa Vermont, offering a range of services including soothing facials, invigorating body wraps, and rejuvenating massages.

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An Oasis in Downtown Waterbury – Luxurious Day Spa Vermont

Just a leisurely one-block stroll from your Waterbury Inn room on Main St, you’ll find a welcoming and lavish day spa Vermont ambiance at BHAV Spa. They offer an impressive variety of facials, including the Eminence Organic, which utilizes all-organic creams to treat your skin with aloe vera, Vitamin B3, and lavender; the hydration facial, ideal for infusing moisture into your pores after winter’s long stretch of low humidity and skin dryness; and the age radiant facial, which focuses on reducing wrinkles and aging lines by increasing peptides and enzymes, adding extra glow to your appearance. Even better, try their Best of Both Worlds option, which comes with your choice of facial along with one of their several massages, ranging from the classic relaxation or deep tissue to a sports-specific session, perfect for loosening any tight muscles after extended days of cross-country skiing nearby. All massages and facials are either 50 or 80 minutes – great on their own or combined with more specialized treatments like skin peels and procell micro-channeling, a fascinating use of micro-sized needles to stimulate between pores and revitalize skin structure. Saturdays and Sundays are best for scheduling couples’ massages, when you’ll start the massage with tea and a neck rub before breaking off into separate massage rooms for your session.

After your facial, massage, or both, if you’re feeling indulgent, head right next door for some delicious farm-to-table eats at the Reservoir, one of the best restaurants in town. Continue the day’s health-minded trend by ordering their wild salmon bowl packed with locally sourced veggies or chicken kale Caesar wrap. Combine it with a German-style pilsener on tap from the award-winning local brewery Hill Farmstead – its smooth drinkability and light ABV make for a light buzz, ideal for easing into a relaxing evening.

Where Expertise Meets Education – Masterful Massage at a Local School

If your ideal spa day experience revolves around massage and sauna, look no further than Balance Massage Center, located a bit further down Main St, but only a ten-minute walk away. With a mission to provide the best and most comprehensive massage options while teaching the next wave of massage therapists through their on-site school, you’ll have your choice of all the classic massage modalities like Swedish and the more intense deep tissue. Owner Steph Haddox brings over a decade of experience and leads a crew of three massage therapists, all of whom bring different skill sets to the massage table and can be booked directly through their scheduling page. Before and after your massage, kick back in their “rest nest,” where you can slowly ease out of your massage and bring that bliss into the rest of your day in Waterbury.

Balance Massage Center serves another unique purpose with its student clinic, where new and aspiring massage therapists apply their training in a hands-on environment, with significantly reduced rates on 60-minute massage sessions. It’s an integral part of their intensive 9-month training module and an excellent way to support their journey to becoming fully certified while getting an incredible deal on your massage.

If saunas are more to your liking, Balance Massage Center offers 45-minute sessions for up to three people in their Infrared Sauna. Enjoy it on its own or book it as a package with your massage for maximum relaxation and great savings!

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Day Spa Vermont – Sauna and Massage in the Serenity of Stowe

Less than 20 minutes north of Waterbury in the idyllic ski town of Stowe, the Calm Company offers holistic spa and sauna treatments in a quaint mountain setting. Their massages, available in 1-hour or 1.5-hour sessions, cater to your specific needs, combining Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, and myofascial to create the right mix of style and intensity. They also offer specialized options like cupping, a trendy and ever-popular way to increase circulation to designated body areas, massage using CBD-enriched oil, and more new-age energy-healing sessions like reiki and sound baths. All of these can be combined with their choice of saunas, which are a main draw, varying from the charming outdoor wooden “barrel sauna” (think what you’d see in the snowy countryside of Norway) to the modern infrared sauna (a good option if you find the old-fashioned steam heat too intense) and perhaps the most unique – a Halo sauna that incorporates Himalayan sea salt alongside heat. Between intense sauna sits, relax in their “outdoor lounge,” made even more magical when snow falls and you’re toasty around the fire pit. 

The crew at Calm Company works with their Stowe neighbors at Dedalus Wine Shop to provide custom-made charcuterie and cheese boards, so make your spa session in Stowe that much more memorable by ordering a cheese board ahead of time to share between massage and sauna sessions. After an enchanting afternoon at Calm Company, head just a half-mile down the road to Stowe Cider (one of our favorite Vermont cideries) for a Grateful Greens salad, a refreshing ginger-lemon-orange Mountain Glow cider, and some entertaining local live music.

Stay with us, plan your perfect spa day in Waterbury, and leave feeling blissful, relaxed, and invigorated!