10 Places to Relax After the Holidays

If finish last-minute shopping and holiday planning has you stressed, here's our list of places to unwind after the season is over.


Does the holiday season leave you feeling stressed out and worn down? Last-minute gift shopping and holiday planning can be stressful, time consuming and enough to drive anyone crazy.

Make some time to relax this holiday season with self-pampering, or share as a gift, at these 10 local spas and salons:

White Lotus Massage - Treat yourself to a massage after the holidays and feel stress melt away. White Lotus Massage on Route 111 specializes in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar massage in addition to deep tissue, Thai, sports and medical massages.

* LaVida Massage – Located at 87 Route 111 in Smithtown, this spa offers seven different types of massages including a couples massage. You can also treat yourself to aromatherapy or a facial while here. LaVida is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

T.J. Carlton’s Spalon : This Smithtown spa-salon combination offers ways to relax and get styling for both men and women. Holiday specials including a Peace and Joy Package includes a cinnamon wrap followed by a pedicure, blowout and make over or go for a Complimentary Massage package in peppermint twist.

Spatique: This full-service skin-care spa in Smithtown has medical services that are performed by doctors as well as non-medical treatments that performed by licensed aestheticians that are supervised. This location offers facials, skin-peels, massages and more.

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa: Hands On HealthCare in Commack, led by Marla Kaplan-Pelle, use body wraps, aroma steams, facials and more to bring you to a state of Zen. They also offer acupuncture, deep tissue and myofascial release massages.

Hand & Stone Massage: If you have a specific massage in mind, this Commack location is the way to go. Offering treatments including their namesake hot stone massage, they also cater to couples looking for a little relaxation.

Cactus Salon & Day Spa: This well-known beauty chain offers an array of services including haircuts, manicures, facials and waxing. Stop by either of their location on Smithtown Boulevard or in Mayfair Shopping Center.

* Relaxation Day Spa: Located at 135 W. Main Street in Smithtown, this spa offers massages, acupuncture and more, and is open by appointment only.

* Bocu Salon & Day Spa: This Commack salon welcomes clients into a relaxed atmosphere and spacious studio. While there, you can get a full beauty makeover or tailor your services to fit your needs.

* ULTA: Just because you blew your budget on holiday gifts doesn't mean you can't treat yourself. This beauty and cosmetics store has all the ingredients you need to transform your own home into a spa. Find locations in Commack and the Smith Haven Mall Plaza in Lake Grove.


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