Finding a destination spa to indulge a day of R&R in within a 30 mile radius is nearly impossible but when you discover a hidden diamond of a sanctuary less than 10 miles away from Greenwich it is impossible to not sprint there as fast as possible. Upon discovering Lanphier Day Spa & Salon I was over the moon at every immaculate detail of their space. Upon entering the double doors you are greeted by a grand staircase leading down to the spa and salon with a tempting gift shop (full of fabulous goodies!) on your immediate left. As you walk down what feels like the stairway to heaven the huge open space of the salon and spa begins. Covered with natural light and separated into individual spaces for each function; the salon, the nail salon and the spa are each as gorgeous and lux as you could imagine.
What differentiates Lanphier from the rest is that each space within caters to a different need while maintaining a mildly different vibe of sophistication, privacy and allowing for total relaxation. The salon is bustling with productive noise but not too loud that you can’t relax. Offering all hair related services from treatments to highlights, cuts and blow outs and much more this salon is the creme de la creme when it comes to hair care. As you transition into the nail salon you will find a raised cushioned banquette which serves as the delightful seating for you to snuggle into while you get your toes done. Showering you in luxuries from cappuccino to a fur blanket (faux people, relax!) it is well worth it to splurge on the Madagascar Pedicure which is a 1.5-2 hour pedicure where the nail specialists pay very close attention to your feet and nails in an impressive and admirable way that could seem almost doctor like. During my nail experience I got to bond with Lucia who was so incredible words cannot even describe how much I enjoyed it. Not only was she a delight to speak to but she explained to me the importance of getting a thorough pedicure every once in a while (between other regular pedis) to maintain the integrity of your nails and the skin on your feet. (I know you are probably rolling your eyes here wondering who the hell has two hours for a pedicure but you would actually be amazed at the toll your feet take on a daily basis and how everything down to the shape of your toenail are affected by the lack of paying attention to them…something that unfortunately age does not work in our favor with!) Last but not least the spa itself is a secluded area fully equipped with a relaxing lounge area and a menu of services that makes it difficult to choose just one! On my day at Lanphier I enjoyed a relaxing 90 minute stone massage by Michelle who has a true magic touch. Never having had experienced a stone massage before I was a little hesitant as to have any expectations but when I awoke from a coma like deep rest after receiving this incredibly calming massage I had zero doubt! Full relaxation at its best this massage helped ease achy muscles and helped any tension disappear not only for the duration of the service but for weeks after.
I could go on and on about Lanphier (this will not be the last that you hear from me about this gem!) but overall I would highly recommend it to all whether you are looking for one service, a day away or the perfect retreat for a girls day!
Ps- with a doctor on staff Lanphier also offers Botox, fillers and cosmetic treatments which not only is a huge convenience and time saver but great for swiping the card on to have a “spa and salon” show up on the bill! #winkwink #secretsafe