A Spa Gets a Makeover

Sure, we all know to head to a spa when we need a little pick me up; but it’s not often that it’s the spa that gets the pampering. Recently, the Escape Spa at The Gym in Armonk got a facelift and a whole new slew of luscious treatments under the direction of licensed esthetician Renee Palompelli.

Consider, as I did, the Microderm Facial, designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, pigmentation, sun damage and acne scarring without pain or down time. Palompelli incorporates hot stones (pure bliss!) and extractions (usually, pure torture) into all her facials and I’ve got to tell you: this was the most gentle extraction process I’ve ever experienced (and take it from the beauty editor—I’ve been exfoliated and extracted within an inch of my life!). Plus all the Amber professional-grade spa products smelled amazing, especially the strawberry-almond scrub and cucumber mask.

Other facial options include algae or hot mud, clay, or paraffin; the spa also offers a full slate of waxes and massages. Once you’ve had your spa service, you can even get a blow-out. Paulo’s Atelier from Bedford Hills has a satellite operation at The Gym, so you can look as good as you feel.

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Escape spa at THE GYM
99 Business Park Dr, Armonk
(914) 219-1601