Heated Salt Stone Massage
SoJo Spa, Edgewater
A full-body massage uses heated Himalayan salt stones with 84 naturally occurring minerals and elements designed to soothe and relieve stress, maximize the therapeutic benefits of the stones and promote restorative healing. Two hours of free access to the spa’s amenities and valet parking are included with the massage.
Cost: $195 for 60 minutes
Kika Stretch Studios, Morristown, Montclair, Short Hills, Summit, Westfield
Gentle, assisted stretching can help alleviate muscle pain, tension and fatigue. During a one-on-one session, a trained Kika Stretch therapist will gently stretch you, using your center of gravity to release problem areas. Athletes and non-athletes report more flexibility and lowered stress levels after a session. Owner Kika Wise is a New Jersey native and former professional dancer who applies a dancer’s approach to stretching and fitness. Passive stretching done at the studio means the therapist does all the work and you relax!
Cost: $80 for a 45-minute session
Flora’s Cottage, Ridgewood
This facial is designed to rejuvenate your skin and give it a healthy glow. Using a gua sha stone and natural, plant-derived oils combined with cannabis extract from hemp plants, treatment includes cleansing, steaming, exfoliation, gua sha face massage, masking and hydration.
Cost: $145 for 1 hour, 30 minutes
Alchemy Mind & Body, Princeton
This is a type of massage where the therapist uses overhead bars for support and balance while using gravity and their body weight to sink deeply into the muscle tissue using bare feet. Ashiatsu is a slower and more forceful type of deep tissue massage that uses the broad surface of the foot on large muscle groups and allows for deep but painless compressions. This treatment can help to reduce chronic pain, increase flexibility and reduce stress.
Cost: $130 for a 60-minute session focusing on the back of the body, $170 for a 90-minute full-body Ashiatsu massage, $210 for 2 hours.
The Salt Cavern, Clifton
Relieve respiratory issues and skin conditions with the healing power of salt. Also known as halotherapy, this holistic healing treatment is contactless and allows you to sit in a private salt cave for 45 minutes with the lights dimmed. As you relax, or even nap, the salt particles are gently dispersed in the air around you. Breathing in the salt aerosol will help clear your sinuses, and the dry air can help relieve rashes and eczema. You’ll leave feeling well-rested and like you’ve spent a day at the beach.
–by Dina El Nabli, Ronnie Koenig and Angel Madison