South Orange, NJ: Massages
61 South Orange Ave 973-821-5609
Regular price: $150 for 60 minutes
InStyle deal: $120
Book an AppointmentIndulgence Day Spa
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With its cool black-and-white décor, relaxation loft with flat screen TV and wine fridge, and two treatment rooms for massages, this new spa “feels like the perfect place to gather with girlfriends for a fun day of pampering,” says our tester, who tried the Honey Ginger massage. It kicks off with honey or ginger-spiked oils, worked in with long flowing strokes down the back, followed by some knuckling to really help the oils sink in. Next, an application of honey (that’s right, honey), a humectant that pros knead into the body with a combo of round, circular motions, as well as a series of tension-relieving pinches and pats. After applying a sheet of bee propolis (with a consistency not unlike paraffin) to seal in moisture, the therapist gave our tester light arm and leg rubdowns. “I thought I would be a sticky mess, but I wasn’t. And after the sheet came off, the skin on my beck felt ridiculously soft and warm—even after I showered, and well into the next day,” says our reporter.
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