If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind without having to travel into the city, then head over to La Residencia Spa, one of the area's best luxury spas
, located in Newton Upper Falls. Tucked away in a small neighborhood on Elliot Street, about 15 minutes from Boston, this retreat is housed in an elegantly transformed home with a European-inspired ambiance. Owner Jane Aransky, a master aesthetician with over 35 years of experience, and her talented team provide a variety of treatments ranging from facials and anti-aging treatments to massages, manicures, waxing, and makeup applications.
Guests are greeted with a cup of tea on the first floor before being led upstairs to a private room filled with heavenly aromatic scents. I stopped in recently for Janeís Signature Facial, a 90-minute treatment which included exfoliation, cleansing, and extraction. The rejuvenating results were amazing, and left my skin glowing and looking 10 years younger.
For signs of aging, be sure to try the microcurrent treatment, a simple 30-minute process, which stimulates the skin and increases the overall tone. The LED Light-Emitting Diode Therapy is also another great anti-aging treatment available at La Residencia Spa. After a 30-45 minute session, during which the device is lightly glided over the face, the skin is left refreshed and unlined.
If your skin is dehydrated, be sure to try the 115-minute LíHydradermie Facial, a treatment from Guinot of Paris that uses a gentle ionization process, allowing the products to penetrate the skin while improving the flow of oxygen to the cells. For the ultimate indulgence, book a 90-minute Gold Facial where 24-carat gold sheets are placed on the face and massaged into the skin.
Now that the warmer weather is here, itís time to get rid of that pasty white skin with a simple body bronzing treatment that will leave you with the perfect sun kissed look without the damage. The spa also frequently offers fun packages like the Massage Lesson for Two, available during Valentineís Day where couples learn proper Swedish massage techniques.
La Residencia Spa is located at 336 Elliot Street in Newton Upper Falls. For more information or to book an appointment, call 617.244.2280 or visit LaResidenciaSpa.com