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10 best day spas in the Poconos

admin | February 15, 2013


As busy moms, we often find that we have collided—rather abruptly—with the end of our day. Our half-finished, to-do list mocks us from its perch on the fridge, the dishes remain unwashed, and the kids still need baths. Whether we’re planning play dates for the little ones or taxiing teenagers to and fro, our hectic schedules can leave us frenzied.


We can easily become depleted both physically and emotionally when managing our home and family. It is important to remember to pencil in some pampering time for ourselves. The Poconos is rich with health and wellness opportunities from yoga and meditation classes to full-body massages, facials, and hydrotherapy. Take the plunge into pampering at these area spas offering a range of services for every budget.

1. Laurel Spa at the Inn at Pocono Manor
314 Route
Pocono Manor, PA 18349

Located on the plush 3,000-acre grounds of the historic Inn at Pocono Manor, the Laurel Spa offers relaxing massages, soothing facials, hydrotherapy, nail care, waxing, and wet room treatments (body polishes, scrubs, and wraps). Ask about the special Mother’s Day feast and spa specials. Make a day of it and enjoy lunch before or after your treatment.

2.Skyview Spa at Skytop Lodge
1 Skytop
Skytop, PA. 18357

There is an instant sense of placidity at Skytop Lodge. A luxurious spa treatment punctuated by a stroll through rolling greens and profluent gardens can be a transformative experience. The spa offers Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology and warm stone massages as well as European facials, wraps, manicures and pedicures.

3. Mountain Message at Split Rock Resort
100 Moseywood Road
Lake Harmony, PA.18624

Embrace the philosophy at Mountain Message—relax, restore, rejuvenate. Specializing in holistic wellness, the staff at Mountain Message offers an eclectic mix of services including traditional massage, integrated therapeutic massage, facial and scalp massage, deep tissue and hot river stone massages as well as couples and tandem massages. For something deliciously different, try the herbal body or face massage. The acupuncture treatments and the shiatsu and reiki sessions help promote long-term health by focusing on increased energy flow and relaxation.

4. Naturally Kneaded Massage Therapy, LLC
742 Ann Street
Stroudsburg, PA. 18360

Naturally Kneaded Massage is a local favorite, known for the staff’s personalized service and attention to detail. Along with a host of massage services such as Swedish, deep tissue, post- & prenatal, head and neck, foot and leg, they also provide sport, shiatsu, pain therapy, oncology, reflexology, and mobile massage. Does stress cause you to over eat? How does lack of sleep affect your overall health? Answers to these questions and others are provided in its holistic health and wellness programs for groups and individuals.

5. Star Treatment Day Spa & Boutique
7400 Route 611
Stroudsburg, PA. 18321

Also located in Stroudsburg, the Star Treatment Day Spa & Boutique offers time-stressed clients individualized treatment that nurtures the body and the soul. The Spa provides facials, body treatments, massages, waxing, and nail care services. The atmosphere is very welcoming and unpretentious. From oxygen facials to body treatments, you will be a “star” for the day.

6. The Lodge at Woodloch
109 River Birch Lane
Hawley, PA. 18428
866.953.8500—toll free
570.685.8553—spa concierge

Voted number six inLeisure + Travelmagazine’s “Best Destination Spas in the World” and “World’s Best” byCondé Nast Traveler, the Spa at Woodloch offers guests an opportunity to experience an “extraordinary respite for mind, body, and spirit.”Nestled in Pennsylvania’s lake region, this oasis specializes in nurturing the body, focusing the mind, and uplifting the spirit. Services include restorative, sports focused, herbal, deep tissue, and tension-reducing massages, exfoliating body polishes, body wraps, and soothing herbal scrubs and baths. Day spa packages start at $225 and include use of the retreat facilities, fitness center, hydro-massage center and pool facilities, and gourmet lunch.

7.  Utopia Salon & Day Spa
Route 6
Hawley, PA. 18428
www.utopiasalonanddayspa.comTreating the whole person, body, soul, and mind, Utopia provides a full menu of services such as specialty pedicures, body treatments, facials, and massages. Soothing Sampler, Day of Luxury, Executive Escape, and Exotic Side of Relaxation are some of the spa day package options.Also offered are spray tanning and waxing services.

8.  Apple Day Spa
152 Grandview Avenue
Honesdale, PA. 18431
570.253.4770 Indulge yourself at Apple Day Spa with a therapeutic body massage, signature facial, salt glow body treatment, or spa manicure.Call your friends and make a mom’s day out with a Spa/Salon Party package. Choose the salon services for a customized party.Make sure to check the monthly specials for great deals.

9. Deerfield Spa
650 Resica Falls Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18302
800.852.4494—toll free

Close to the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area, Deerfield is an award-winning spa set among 14 rolling verdant acres. The main house is a charming Victorian that has been completely updated and serves as the welcome center. Choose from an extensive and affordablemenu of massages, reflexology, healing practices, facials, body treatments and anti-aging procedures.

10. Escapes Day Spa
1930 Route 940
Pocono Pine, PA.

The name says it all here. Decorated with clean lines, warm hues, and soft accent lighting, Escapes offers a welcome respite from the daily grind. Pamper those tired feet with Warm Stone Therapy or go for the 30-, 60-, or 90-minute Escapes Classic Massage. The staff stays up-to-date on the latest methods and products through continuing education courses. The services also include, complete skin care, bodywork and wraps, waxing, and even a T.G.I. F. Spa Package.

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