5 Long Island Spas Offering Must-Try Massages

A good massage can leave a client feeling rested, rejuvenated and ready to take on the world once again, only this time with kink-free muscles. These Long Island massage destinations know all the tricks to helping people treat themselves.

Cactus Salon, Various Locations

Joseph Secreti opened the first Cactus Salon in Dix Hills in 1978 and the brand has snipped, clipped and massaged its way to becoming one of Long Island’s most noted businesses with 21 locations to its name. Several of the locations offer mini (25 minute) or full (55 minute) massages. The masseuses are known to be warm, unpretentious and considerate. If one client wants a chatter-free, light rubdown, that’s fine. If another wants a little conversation and a deep tissue massage, that’s just as well. Phone (headquarters): 631-586-4849 Click for bliss & full location list

Spa Adriana, Huntington

A destination getaway in the heart of Huntington, Spa Adriana uses Mayan-inspired artwork and treatments to create an atmosphere akin to a vacation in the Riviera. The light workout spa package is a multi-sensory experience. It includes a 60-minute stress reduction massage combined with an aromatherapy scalp treatment and a blowout. Phone: 631-351-1555 | Address: 266 Main St. Click for bliss

East Wind, Wading-River

This salon & spa offers relaxation without the need to endure single-lane traffic on the North Fork. The lush grounds, accented by cherry blossoms each spring and foliage every fall, instantly invite guests to take a breather and enjoy the moment. Once inside, guests can be transported to the relaxation lounge, where chaise lounges and a tea station provide the perfect setting to further drift into a serene state of mind. The warm stone facial offers a bang for your buck—it includes a facial treatment and massage. Some spa packages also include a lunch at in-house restaurant Desmond’s and wine tours. Phone: 631-929-3500 | Address: 5720 NY 25-A Click for Bliss

Frasada Salon & Day Spa, Oceanside

This full-service salon and day spa provides a haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The massage menu is arguably more mouthwatering than a lobster roll in July. There are nearly two dozen options, including Swedish, sports and a new four-handed massage that calls for pampering by two masseuses. Consider it double-duty for your muscles, a much-deserved luxury if you multitasked like an octopus all week. Phone: 516-766-7076 | Address: 2785 Long Beach Rd. Click for bliss

 nuBest, Manhasset

Located in Americana Manhasset, this multi-level Gold Coast salon and spa has a massage menu as ample as its space. The 30-minute express de-stress massage is perfect for the client-on-the-go, while the 75-minute nuBest signature massage, which includes warm towels lightly scented with essential oils, reinvigorates multiple senses. Phone: 516-627-9444 | Address: 1482 Northern Blvd. Click for bliss

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