Many of us want the getaway vacation of our dreams but have trouble finding time for the “getaway” part. The Woodhouse Day Spa, which opened its Woodbury location late last year, is hoping to offer an escape close to home.
“We’re trying to create a resort-quality escape for guests, so they don’t have to go on vacation,” says Woodhouse owner and regional developer Amy Adams. Adams says her aim with Woodhouse is to create an immersive experience—not just a series of spa treatments. She describes the process as a “guided experience,” where every detail is taken care of for guests.
In fact, the spa was designed by psychological architects. “The idea is that we get them cozy in a robe and sandals and a locker with their name on it,” Adams says. Guests are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes early and dive into the experience: put away phones and relax in the lounge, with time to detach from the outside world.
And guests are welcome to stick around after their treatments, too, to ease back into the real world after a few hours of total relaxation. “Whether they’re getting an eyebrow wax or spending six hours at the spa,” guests are welcome to lounge in the lobby after treatments, Adams says.
Woodhouse works with international leaders in the industry and stays ahead of the curve, offering treatments that can be hard to find elsewhere. “Our menu is fairly detailed,” Adams says. “We’re here to help.” All Woodhouse staff is trained to be able to answer questions guests have about services and to help guide guests towards the right service for them.
The spa offers a wide variety of options and services. There are all-natural ingredients; LED facials; deep tissue massages; a Himalayan salt stone massage; Swedish massage; sleep treatments and more. Adams also describes the experience as “super customizable,” as guests can choose add-ons for almost any service.