Saturday, November 24, 2012

Come Shop Small Business Saturday!

American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. By its estimate, more than 100 million people shopped independently owned small businesses on Small Business Saturday last year. This year we are looking to make Small Business Saturday even bigger!
Come shop at The Spa of Essex or at our online boutique and get the perfect gift. You are helping create jobs, your community and local economy. The gift cards are waiting, the perfectly packaged sets of makeup or salon products, we have it all. Gift a massage, a facial, a manicure and pedicure, a makeup application and there is just so much more.
Be sure to check out or website for our seasonal monthly specials that anyone is bound to love. Whether perfectly wrapped in a box or for a stocking stuffer, a Spa of Essex gift card will always bring a thankful smile. The beginning of Hannukkah starts on December 8th and we also have lots of gifts for all eight days.
Come start the holiday season with us and Shop Small Business Saturday.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Winterize Your Skin

Can anyone believe we have already had our first snow! It seems a long winter may be imminent this year. Time to get your skin ready for that cold harsh wind, dropping temperatures and from being dried out by indoor heat. Defend yourself this frosty season and come visit the spa to get your skin winterized.

Get  A Facial
Facials are always super popular here at the Spa at this time of year. Not only are they relaxing, a facial is just the thing to exfoliate dead winter skin and leaving you with a fresh, glowing face.

Get A Massage
Massages are extremely relaxing and could be the perfect answer for de-stressing and unwinding, especially during the busy holiday season. A massage is extremely moisturizing and provides key hydration for your entire body.

Get A Body Scrub
This is the best way to exfoliate all that dry skin and leave you feeling like a brand new you. Afterwards you’ll be left feeling scrubbed, polished and like a million bucks!

Get A Spa Pedicure
We often think that summer is the only time we need to get pedicures because everyone can see our toes, that is not the case. Don’t leave your feet behind; they need a lot of extra moisturizing and tender care all year long.
Click here and book your appointment on line. It is fast and easy, that is one more thing to say “ahhh” about.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Massage Therapy & Pain Relief

Greetings! Our heartfelt thoughts go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy, and hope for a speedy recovery to all. Especially for those that continue to be without power. Looking for a warm place to come and relax? Come and see us at The Spa of Essex. We are happy to report that we are back up and running.
The last week has been a stressful one. For many it continues to be a difficult time waiting in the dark, trying to put their homes and lives back together from the wrath of Sandy. Our bodies are usually the ones that start to feel the effects of stress. Come and find relief with massage therapy or gift a massage to someone who you know could use one right now.
Did you know that massage is a very effective technique for controlling pain in a number of ways.
- Massage stimulants the release of endorphins, recent studies show that endorphins enhance the immune system, relieve pain, reduce stress, and even help with the aging process.
- Massage relieves muscle tension, spasm and stiffness, all of which contribute to pain. Tense muscles are usually deprived of oxygen, because the tightness reduces blood circulation to that area.  Massage improves blood circulation and brings much-needed oxygen and other forms of nourishment.  The muscle can then relax, and pain decreases.
- Massage confuses the body’s pain signal pathways to the brain before it can be perceived as pain.
- Massage can help pain originating from muscle tension causing head, neck, back and shoulder pain. The release of tightness and tension in muscles is one goal and effect of a good massage.  Massage can also relieve pain associated with arthritis, injuries and recent surgeries!!
Listed are all great reasons to get your Massage today.

So what are you waiting for?  Schedule your Massage with one of our experienced Licensed Massage Therapists today!

Click here to book online or give us a call,

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Rhonda Allison's Pumpkin Collection

Are you getting ready for tricks and treats? Are you preparing and carving your pumpkins? Today we want to highlight the uses for pumpkins and it goes far beyond having fun and carving them. Pumpkins actually have some amazing benefits for your skin, especially for fall and winter when our skin tends to get very dehydrated. Pumpkin, which boasts a potent supply of antioxidants, vitamins, and naturally occurring enzymes and alpha-hydroxy acids, is the perfect ingredient for getting radiant, glowing autumn-weather skin.

This is why here at the spa we carry Rhonda Allison's Pumpkin Collection skincare kit. Loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene - two powerhouse antioxidants the Rhonda Allison's Pumpkin Collection offers a potent ally, protecting skin against damage and supplying important nutrition for healthy skin.

We all want to look our best and the secret is nourishing our skin for every season. At The Spa of Essex we worked hard to hand select the best products for every season to keep you healthy and glowing.

Click here to get this amazing kit that is on special only until the end of October!

Kit Includes the Following Products:
•Pumpkin Cleanser - 1oz.
•Pumpkin Rinse - 1oz.
•Pumpkin E Serum - .25oz.
•Amino Peptide Moisturizer - .5oz.
•Pumpkin Parfait Enzyme - .5oz.

Don't have your skin look ghoulish this Halloween and order your Rhonda Allison's Pumpkin Collection kit.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Spa of Essex presents its first OPEN HOUSE of the year!


 Have you heard?! The Spa of Essex is about to have its first Open House of the year. There will be goodies and merriment to be had by all.

Save The Date

November 2nd from 4:00-8:00pm

 Stop in for complementary wine and cheese

 We will be conducting tours all night while providing

Hand massage,

Complementary make-up tips, skin analysis

Facial demonstrations, Raffles & more!

 Free goodie bag to the first 100 participants (So bring your friends)

 The Spa of Essex is also pleased to have a new Vendors Showcase this year with product demonstrations by:

Bare Minerals Makeup

Sonya Dakar Skin Care

NuFace Microcurrent Technology

Salt of the Earth Body Polishes and Scrubs and our newest addition:

 No appointment necessary, just stop on by and say “hi” we’d love to see both new and existing friends and don’t be shy, feel free to bring some friends with you! Don't forget we have goodie bags for the first 100.

Visit us on our website for our contact info

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Massage Therapy Week Oct 21-27th

Are you ready to relax and unwind? We thought you would be, so we are happy to let you know that it is Massage Therapy Awareness Week at The Spa of Essex October 21 - 27th.
Our purpose and intention is to introduce you to the Benefits of Massage, and to also expand your knowledge in the exciting world of Massage Therapy.  Massage is more than ‘just a back rub’!!
Fall is in the air, and along with the change of seasons, we should all think about taking better care of our Mind, Body and Spirit to help us through the upcoming winter months.
The health benefits of touch extend beyond simple relaxation. Of course, the stressed-out among us have been proponents of massage for decades. But a growing body of research suggests that a massage is even better for you than you think.
Massage Therapy is not only relaxing, but it can also soothe anxiety and depression. Massage reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, resulting in lifted spirits and often lowering blood pressure. It can also boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which are involved in depression.

So stop procrastinating, and make your appointment for a tranquil and healing Massage Therapy experience.

We want to extend an invitation to First-Time Massage Clients, as well as those who have already experienced the benefits from massage, and who may want to experience a different type of massage. We will be featuring various massages, and offering a sampling of different techniques of massage. We encourage you to experience for yourself the wonderful difference a therapeutic massage can make in your life, today and everyday!

These customized massages are for Massage Therapy week only. Book your service today and experience the healing and restoring benefits of these onetime services for yourself!

Click here to book your appointment. Be sure to also visit our facebook fan page to see our customized massages for this week only!
In our next blog we will be discussing how Massage Therapy can help to diminish and/or relieve aches and pains in the body.

Until then,

Take a deep breath………. R E L A X…


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Come Help Save The Ta Tas

Guess what October is?!......Save the ta tas month, that's right it is Breast Cancer awareness month. Here at the spa we are ready to rock our pinks and this year to show our support we have teamed up with Niantic Jazzercise to raise funds for the Connecticut Breast Cancer Healthy Initiative. We are asking you to come and take part in this amazing event.
As part of our contribution we donated a complete Day of Beauty (a $460.00 value) to be raffled off during a silent auction on December 1st at 10:00am at Niantic Jazzercise. It includes; Total Skin Fitness Body Polish, 60 minute Signature Facial, Ultimate Anti-Aging Hand and Foot Therapies, Lunch by the Griswold Inn and a makeup-lesson with bareMinerals by Bare Escentuals. Not only can you win this fabulous day of beauty, all ticket proceeds benefit the Connecticut Breast Cancer Health Initiative.
Come by the spa and purchase your raffle ticket and help us not only help find a cure but support the many women who have survived and are living with breast cancer.
Our address is, 63 S. Main Street, Essex, CT. give us a call if you need directions, (860) 767-7796 or visit our website at
We look forward to being part of such an amazing cause and thank you for joining us in the fight against Breast Cancer.