Pure Heaven in Wading River

There is a new day spa in Wading River that’s “pure” heaven. Pure is the name and it opened last fall in the King Kullen shopping center. But don’t let the storefront fool you. When you walk in the front door, to the left is the reception desk and to the right is a long, very wide hallway. With its warm, yellow walls and luxurious furniture, Pure is beautifully decorated to make you feel like you are in the grand entry of a sunny, elegant mansion.

All services at Pure are used with Éminence products. I am finding more and more spas are turning to this fabulous line and for good reason. These all-natural, organic products are free of parabens, mineral oils, petroleum, animal by-products, chemicals, colorants and fragrances. And they smell good enough to eat!

The treatment room was a good size and the table was super comfortable and warm. Paula gave me my first treatment of the day, the Fruit-Foliation. First, she used a yummy pear scrub on my back and chest. Then she worked on my arms and legs, wrapping them in plastic and warm towels as she finished with each. Once I was all wrapped up like a mummy, Paula gave me a soothing head and face massage.

When I was “done,” Paula unwrapped each section and cleaned off the scrub. Then came the massage with an amazing apricot body oil. This all took nearly two hours and I was so relaxed that my legs were wobbly as I moved to the facial room.

The “Celebrity” is a well-named special that included a simultaneous facial and reflexology treatment. After Terry evaluated and cleansed my face, she applied a vitamin C serum and then a blueberry soufflé mask. While waiting on the mask, Terry gave my head and face a pressure point massage. Her touch was soft and light and very soothing throughout the entire facial.

As all this was going on, keep in mind, Marie was working her reflexology magic on my hands. When she was finished, she wrapped them in plastic and hot mitts and then went to work on my feet. Reflexology is a healing art based on the principle that there are areas on the feet, hands and ears that correspond to parts of the body. Applying pressure to those spots is thought to help balance our energy, or qi (chi). It felt heavenly!

Once the mask was removed, Terry applied more serum and finished with a moisturizer/sunblock. All three women were friendly and knowledgeable and helped make the entire experience a real treat. I didn’t want to leave! Check out this woman-owned spa at their new website http://www.purethespa.com.

toni munna

Toni Munna is a native Long Islander who is always on the lookout for products that fulfill their promise to firm, hydrate, slim, soothe, de-wrinkle, plump, relax, de-stress, and just generally make you look and feel better. She a firm believer that wellness enhances beauty and has been testing beauty products and reviewing spas for you since the fall of 2006. You can reach her with questions at toni@lipulse.com.