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The Ultimate Bergen County Spa Guide

After months of research, scouring the county and reaching out to our readers, we bring you this ultimate guide to the top spas in Bergen County. We let ourselves be scrubbed, peeled, plucked, wrapped, rolled and rubbed, all in the name of discovering the best local places to find rejuvenation of the body and soul. Then, still glowing in a state of blissful relaxation, we talked to massage experts, who explained how producing this package may have helped us reap significant health benefits. We recap it all here, along with listing the best spas in the area so you can join the pampering party just in time for Valentine’s Day.

 

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The Active Center for Health & Wellness

More and more these days, we hear about wellness and how focusing on good health in mind, body and spirit can help prevent disease. No local place embodies that concept better than The Active Center for Health & Wellness. Its team includes doctors, dieticians, fitness trainers, acupuncturists, massage therapists and wellness coaches, all striving to help clients make positive changes in their lives. I arrived at Active Center for a massage, eager for stress relief. The therapist had me choose an essential oil, and then she began my session, loosening my tight muscles and sending me into a blissful state of relaxation. Next up: acupuncture, which also also proved to be amazingly soothing and restful. The Active Center therapists were so knowledgeable and helpful, I’m eager to return to try the nutritional coaching and the spa’s nonsurgical cosmetic treatments. Maybe I should just move in! —Marisa Sandora

25 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, 201.487.4600, activecenterforhealthandwellness.com

 

Araya Rebirth

Araya Rebirth is known for its facials and makeup artistry, but I wanted to try a Body Treatment, one of its new signature offerings. Perfect for the drying effects of cold winter weather, the Body Treatment is a 50-minute, full-body wrap in a hydrating shea butter cream, with several aromatherapy scents to choose from—I went with Tea Tree. I started the treatment lying on a warm massage table covered with warming foil. The therapist gently exfoliated my body from head to toe with a natural bristle dry brush, then—using Swedish techniques—massaged the cream on. Next, she wrapped me in the foil and numerous blankets. I must have looked like a chrysalis. She then gave me a deep scalp, face and foot massage, and I was left to relax for 10 minutes while my body heated up and my skin soaked in the cream. When she peeled away the layers and uncovered me, I felt like a beautiful butterfly—my skin was soft and glowing. —Jennifer Vreeland

Araya Rebirth, 10 Garber Sq., Ridgewood, 201.445.7005, araya-rebirth.com

 

Elizabeth Roche M.D. Med Spa

Here guests enjoy the medical expertise and clinical quality of a doctor’s office combined with the soothing, relaxing atmosphere of an elegant day spa. The waiting room offers a chic, calming aesthetic with fresh plants, clear glass accents and modern décor. In the back are the treatment rooms, where guests undergo discreet nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, from peels to laser resurfacing to facial fillers. I opted for the spa’s most popular service, the DermaPeel, a mild, three-step chemical peel that helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles and lighten scarring. The esthetician, Valeri, carefully analyzed my skin before exfoliating my face and applying a combination of acids, which gently remove dead skin cells and oil buildup and stimulate collagen production. The final step is cryogenic therapy, which involves using cooled carbon dioxide to seal the pores. Afterward, I noticed immediate effects on my skin texture and tone, which only got better as the days progressed. —Liz Donovan

Elizabeth Roche M.D. Med Spa, 577 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake, 201.505.1020

 

The Fountain Spa

If there is one spa in Bergen County that offers what is closest to a resort-style experience, it is The Fountain Spa with locations in Ramsey and Hackensack. The sheer scale of this spa sweeps you away to another place beyond the bustle of Bergen and your everyday stressors— and its calming décor, soothing music and aromatherapy scents wafting through the air certainly help. Nearly every style massage, facial and wrap is available here, plus unique offerings such as private whirlpools for two, flotation beds and anti-cellulite treatments. The Fountain Spa also includes a fullservice medi-spa and a hair and makeup salon, and it offers spa cuisine, so you can enjoy a healthy lunch while you’re there. I highly recommend a couples massage or facial—it’s wonderful sharing a day at the spa with a girlfriend or partner, plus you won’t feel guilty about leaving your loved one behind as you slink off to be pampered. —Jennifer Vreeland

Route 17 North at Franklin Tpk., Ramsey; The Shops at Riverside, Route 4, Hackensack; 201.327.5155; thefountainspa.com

 

Le Grand Salon & Spa

At Le Grand, you get the best of both worlds—a bustling salon upstairs, offering the latest in hair care and nail services, and a quiet spa downstairs, where you can de-stress in peace. The salon has been open since 1995 providing cuts, color, nail care, makeup application and hair removal, but in 2010 Le Grand took over the first floor, completely renovating the space with beautiful results. In a small waiting area decorated in soft beiges, I enjoyed soothing music, muffins and apple cider before being taken to a treatment room for my blissful hour-long massage. Facials, body polishes and masques are also available. The spa feels intimate and the service here is friendly and personal—I didn’t feel like I was just a number being shuffled through as in some busier spas. Other pluses? Ample parking and reasonable prices (the 60-minute massage is $75, and the Le Grand Signature Facial featuring Aveda products is $80). —Marisa Sandora

Le Grand Salon & Spa, 302 Broadway, Hillsdale, 201.664.9400, legrandsalonandspa.com

 

Spa Dew

Looking for an out-of-body experience? I found it at Spa Dew in Fort Lee. Upon entering this unassuming corporate building, I immediately noticed a sense of calm and positive, balanced energy. The space features Zen-like décor, and the air is filled with the soothing aromas of primrose, mint and lavender. I met with the owner, Jina Seo, who treated me to her signature ‘Morning Dew’ package (100 minutes, $140). After removing all my clothing and donning a paper bikini, I was asked to shower and then relax for about 10 minutes in the steam room. Next, the therapist, May, vigorously scrubbed my entire body from back to front with special exfoliating gloves, then followed the treatment with a pumpkin scrub and a massage with essential oils. Now, I have two new loves: the Korean massage technique— a combination of Swedish, Shiatsu and Thai—and the Morning Dew treatment, which left me feeling completely and utterly relaxed with radiant, silky-soft skin from scalp to toe. —Jennifer Vreeland

Spa Dew, 2025 Lemoine Ave., 4th Floor, Fort Lee, 201.461.0949, spa-dew.com

 

More of the Best Spas in Bergen

Ageless Beauty Spa
300 Sylvan Ave.
Englewood Cliffs
201.906.5678
agelessbeautyspa.com

@Ease Spa
142 Broadway
Hillsdale, 201.722.8848
ateasespa.com

Beau Monde
Salon & Spa
282 Grand Ave.
Englewood, 201.568.6898
salonbeaumonde.net

The Botanical Day Spa
302 Broadway
Hillsdale, 201.666.4300

BRC Day Spa & Sauna Resort
24–20 Broadway
Fair Lawn, 201.797.3002
brcsaunaspa.com

CGI Holistic Fitness Center
111 Homans Ave.
Closter, 201.784.5575
cgifitness.com

Christine Valmy
Salon & Day Spa
335 Johnson Ave.
River Edge, 201.488.3335
cvdayspa.com

Classique Day Spa
34 East Prospect St.,
Waldwick, 201.251.2200
classiquedayspa.com

De Beauté Grand Salon & Day Spa
103 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Montvale, 201.802.9777
debeautedayspa.com

Edamame Spa,  Destination Maternity
65 East Route 4
Paramus, 201.843.7013
destinationmaternity.com

Ethos Fitness Spa
85 Godwin Ave.
Midland Park, 201.251.4500
ethosfitness.com

The Gym
20 Nordhoff Pl.
Englewood, 201.567.9394
2 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Montvale, 201.802.9399
gettothegym.com

Karma Organic Spa
32 Wilsey Sq.
Ridgewood, 201.857.5300
karmaorganicspa.com

Koi Spa
42 The Promenade
Edgewater, 201.943.6700
koispa.com

Hand and Stone
494 Kinderkamack Rd.
Emerson, 201.483.9530
handandstone.com

Healthy Way
multiple locations
healthywaymassage.com

Hiro’s Day Spa
45 Franklin Ave
Ridgewood, 201.445.1911

Lush Day Spa
7 East Main St.
Ramsey, 201.327.7615
lushdayspa.com

Massage Envy
Multiple locations
massageenvy.com

Mezzaluna Day Spa
333 Broadway
Westwood, 201.666.6632
mezzalunadayspa.com

Namaste Organic Spa
30 Franklin Ave.
Ridgewood, 201.857.3646
namasteridgewood.com

Pamper & Polish Day Spa
116 Broadway
Woodcliff Lake, 201.782.0277
pamperandpolishdayspa.com

Panico Salon and Spa
393 Kinderkamack Rd.
Oradell, 201.265.1765
panico.com

Parisian Beauty Academy
Paul Mitchell Partner School
21 Passaic St.
Hackensack, 201.487.2203, ext. 119
parisianbeautyacademy.com

Passione Di Arte
11 Hillside Ave.
Tenafly, 201.266.6872
passionediarte.net

Ridgewood European Day Spa
44 Franklin Ave.,
Ridgewood, 201.447.1600
ridgewoodspa.com

Serenity Skin Care and Body Wellness
303 W. Palisade Ave.,
Englewood, 201.816.3050
serenityskincare.com

Simply Face & Body
39 Interstate Shopping Center,
Ramsey 201.236.2550
simplyfaceandbody.com

Skinplicity
386 Franklin Ave.
Wyckoff, 201.847.7727
skinplicityllc.com

Sole Revival
Ref lexology Spa
790 Kinderkamack Rd.
River Edge, 201.261.0003
sole-revival.net

The Spa at Glenpointe
200 Frank W. Burr Blvd.
Teaneck, 201.836.5400
thespaatglenpointe.com

Spa Nordstrom Clinic
501 Garden State Plaza,
Paramus, 201.843.1122
shop.nordstrom.com/c/spa-nordstrom-shop

Tambourine Skin Care
126 Engle St.,
Englewood 201.567.3005
tambourineskincare.com

Zenza Spa & Massage Boutique
10 Grand Ave.
Englewood, 201.227.8070
zenzaspa.com

 

Medical Spas

Beaura Spa
122 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Paramus, 201.967.1756
parkercenterspa.net

The Beauty Spa Englewood
363 Grand Ave.
Englewood, 201.567.6020
thebeautyspa.com

Beyond Day Spa
20 Prospect Ave.
Hackensack, 201.996.4500
humc.com/beyond

Edgewater Cosmetic Center & Medical Spa
115 River Rd.
Edgewater, 201.313.8899
edgewatermedspa.com

Ethos Spa
125 N. Dean St., Englewood
myethosspa.com

MD Aesthetics Medi Spa and Laser Center
10 Fairview Ave.
Westwood, 201.358.2922
mymdaesthetics.com

The Medical Spa at Breslow Center for Plastic Surgery
1 W. Ridgewood Ave., Suite 110,
Paramus, 201.444.9522
breslowmd.com/medical-spa-paramus

Pober, MD Medi Spa at Panico Salon & Spa
144 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood, 201.652.4515
panico.com

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Apr 3, 2014 11:06 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

After reading this list I must say that one Massage Therapy location that should be on this list has not been recognized.
Harmony Within Massage Therapy of Westwood offers an exceptional service in a clean relaxing atmosphere.
Anything you need in the treatment is included with no pressure for upgrades, the Licensed Massage Therapists are highly skilled and you receive the full hour. I recommend then highly for sports massage, pre-natal, reflexology, etc.
Thank you,
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