I had such an incredible experience at Nova Spa this past mother's day and have been meaning to write a review for quite some time! I purchased 3 facials for my mother, aunt and myself and we were in absolute heaven! First off, after calling other spas in the area to compare prices, I was amazed at the great deal Nova was offering! And they are organic! As a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist who values a holistic, natural organic lifestyle this was important to me. I couldn't believe the price compared to other regular and organic spas!
The owner, Jeff, was so accommodating, and really went out of his way to try to get us 3 appointments together because it was a special occasion. He even called some of his aestheticians who weren't scheduled to see if they could come in! He took the time to describe in detail the different types of facials they offer and helped me pick the best ones for our special day. Before speaking to him I was leaning towards getting my mom the non-surgical facelift because she is interested in that, but I wanted whatever would be most relaxing and pampering for mother's day itself and Jeff gave me a better recommendation of what would meet our needs that day even though it was less expensive than the facelift. He wasn't just trying to make the biggest profit he could off me and instead placed our needs and experience first. I really appreciated that and could tell that he was a trustworthy person. He gave us a wonderful deal on a package that included nutritious and delicious smoothies (including a vegan one for me, I really appreciated how knowledgeable he and his staff were of nutrition), salads and jumbo shrimp cocktail. He let us have private use of his newly renovated cafe room for 2 of us to spend time in together while one of us would have our facial. It had a fireplace, the ambiance was so soothing and zen, and I was amazed to learn all the gorgeous artistic wood work and counter tops were done by Jeff himself by using fallen trees from his own property! He is clearly an artist who takes a lot of pride in his work and his spa truly reflects that.
The facial itself was the best I've had so far! The music took me to a dreamlike, relaxed place, and the aesthetician (I think her name was Irina, kicking myself for not writing it down!) was kind enough to adjust the volume for me. She really knew her stuff, was apparently trained in NYC where she worked many years. I live in NYC currently and we are spoiled with the numerous choices of spas to go to and it is a very competitive market, and she was definitely one of the best aestheticians I've had anywhere. Her demeanor was nurturing and she did a fantastic job. She was extremely attentive to our individual needs based on our skin type. The products she used were all organic and smelled divine, and I loved that she explained what each one was and what it did (and they of course have all of the products available for purchase for very reasonable prices). The pore extractions were so gentle that I wondered if she was actually unclogging them successfully (I'm used to feeling more pressure and some mild discomfort during that part at other spas), but when I looked in the mirror afterwards it was obvious she had done a stellar job. I couldn't believe it! Her neck and foot massage were wonderful as well (I would know)! It was just the relaxing, therapeutic experience we needed.
We were all amazed at how much younger and more supple our skin looked afterwards! We had plans to go out to a nice dinner and none of us felt the need to wear makeup because our skin was glowing! I had never seen such instant results from a single facial before. I will DEFINITELY be back to Nova the next time I am visiting my mom in CT! She is looking forward to trying to incorporate facials into her life more regularly and although Nova isn't exactly close location-wise she wouldn't consider anywhere else! Definitely check them out!