There is a spa where you will finally receive the deeply relaxing and healing massage you’ve always wanted.
A spa where a total health, wellness and beauty experience will touch your life in ways you never expected.
At Inner Essence Spa and Wellness Center in Orange, you will find a one of a kind, highly satisfying spa experience,
where you can address not only your physical well being but enhance your spiritual side as well.
Owner Shana McCarthy-Bernier envisioned a haven where clients could not only relax and unwind but also cleanse, detoxify,
clarify, and beautify the body inside and out.
Shana’s vision inspired her to hire the most skilled and passionate practioner’s of massage, skin care,
acupuncture, nail care, and body treatments.
"I’m very picky about my therapists," says Shana.
"We want a certain energy and level of expertise so we can match our clients with the therapist who will best address there particular concerns.
When our customers want a sports massage, a super-deep massage or a more spiritual massage, we can accommodate them.
Inner Essence is a Mecca of tranquility. Trickling fountains, creamy beige wall, soft lighting and hardwood floors lead from one room of repose to the next.
Far from being an overwhelming, sterile salon experience, Inner Essence is welcoming and warm. Shana says" Many of our clients have mentioned that they love the comfort level here.
They specifically say that the energy is good, and it’s not stuffy or intimidating."
All the spa services at Inner Essence include the use of robes, slippers, lockers, towels, and showers.
The showers are a unique feature not always found at most spas.
"Our clients love the showers!" Shana says. "I worked at a spa previously with no showers. I knew that when I designed my own spa, showers would be an essential part."
Shana is a licensed massage therapist and energy-medicine practioner, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology.
"Good energy" is not just a catch phrase for her but a true quest for an overall quality of life.
Her spa embodies the ideals of love well, look well. The medicinal and restorative offerings at Inner Essence provide health-enhancing attributes for the whole body.
By aspiring toward true wellness, clients can manifest confidence, vitality, glowing skin, and robust radiance. As Shana says, "When you discover your true self, your inner essence can shine through."
Therapeutic massage helps to restore the flow of good energy throughout the body.
Shana and her staff offer an amazing array of massage treatments.
Among the more distinctive offerings is Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, a variation of an ancient form of barefoot massage.
(The therapist is suspended form a bar attached to the ceiling.)
Shana recommends this massage for those who have gotten massages that are never deep enough.
Using the feet for a portion of this massage allows for a very deep stretching of the muscles, according to Shana.
"It is not painful, "she said. "The feet are broad and the width of the feet pulls and stretches in such a way that the deepness sneaks in.
People often can’t speak, they release so deeply."
Raindrop therapy utilizes 12 organic, undiluted, 100 %- pure essential oils, which are dripped along the spine like little drops of rain.
This treatment is antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial and helps to detoxify the entire body while providing particularly effective relief for back pain.
Myofascial Release will target the fascia, which support and stabilize muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones.
This massage will help the muscles feel longer, looser and livelier. Shana says,
"You can’t go wrong with any one of these massage treatments."
"Our couple’s massages have become very popular, "she says. "Couples are able to enjoy any of our treatments side by side in the comfort of our Garden of Eden room."
This beautiful room has a charming fireplace, big potted palms, light streaming in through a big bay window, and the relaxing sound of water flowing from a copper fountain.
What a spectacular way to celebrate each other.
Beauty treatments at Inner Essence utilize the finest products and are administered by highly skilled professionals.
"Our aesthetician’s are always educating themselves on the newest techniques and products, "says Shana.
"I have really done my homework with experts so that I can offer a line of skin care and beauty products that really work, and the price is reasonable.
"I pride myself on offering high quality services at reasonable prices," Shana continues.
"Good value is always important and even more so in this current economy.
We customize packages and also offer spa memberships with discounted pricing."
One’s health is a vitally important investment.
Reducing stress levels with a pampering, therapeutic facial, a manicure, a pedicure,
an organic sugar scrub, or a body wrap will stimulate the body and soul.
Acupuncture, reflexology, energy healing or ionic foot detox’s will take the healing process even further.
Shana will also be offering group meditation in the near future, and recommends checking her Web site at inneressencespa.com for news of upcoming events.
Inner Essence is a fantastic spot for parties, baby or wedding showers, and girls' or guys' night out.
A gift certificate for any one of the deeply satisfying treatments is a wonderful gesture with long-lasting benefits.
Begin your journey toward ultimate wellness with a visit to Inner Essence Spa.
Appointments can be made 7 days a week by calling 203-795-4170
Inner Essence Spa and Wellness Center is located at 311 Racebrook Road in Orange