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At Salon Bar in East Hampton, the Swedish massage is the most requested body service.

A.Studio Day Spa
Nestled within the heart of East Hampton, this serene spa offers 11 distinct massage treatments, ranging from the classic Swedish and deep tissue to the more exotic Thai Yoga Body Work, a fusion of stretches and acupressure to improve agility and relieve stress. 10 Main St., East Hampton, 324-6996

Blue Sage Day Spa
The spa’s popular reflexology massage calls upon Eastern modalities to relax the body by focusing on the two areas in the body that hold the most tension: the hands and feet. 140 Pike St., Mattituck, 298-4244

Gurney’s Resort & Spa
Home to the country’s only sea water spa, Gurney’s innovative Thalasso spa treatments are inspired by the ocean and the healing effects of saltwater. Clients can also receive their massage treatment in a rooftop cabana overlooking the Atlantic. 290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk, 668-2345

La Carezza Salon Spa
The legendary 21-year old, full-service Southampton salon offers both massage and acupuncture treatments. Try the Hot Stone massage that uses hot, moist river rocks to help quickly relieve tension. 43-45 Windmill Lane, Southampton, 283-7683

Luna Mesa Day Spa
The 17-year-old East End day spa focuses on total mind, body, and spirit wellness. Sign up for the Amma massage, an ancient Chinese treatment that stimulates the body’s circulatory system. 225 Montauk Hwy., Moriches, 874-4114

Montauk Yacht Club
The Aroma Luxe Massage is a completely personalized full-body treatment that begins with your choice of fragrant essential oils that are used throughout the massage, focusing on problem areas. 32 Star Island Road, Montauk, 483-5555

Naturopathica
“Stress plays a large role in the progression of so many diseases, from migraines to skin disorders,” says Naturopathica owner Barbara Close. “Massage helps hit the pause button.” The Nirvana treatment is one of the spa’s most popular, thanks to the slow, deep strokes to release muscle constrictions and accompanying soothing lavender essential oil. 74 Montauk Hwy., East Hampton, 329-2525

NuBest Salon and Spa
The spa’s plush treatment rooms are lavishly appointed with Frette sheets and fresh seasonal bouquets of flowers. “The nuBest Signature Massage is designed to activate the healing powers of the body,” says owner Michael Mazzei. The full body treatment helps to release tension, leading to relaxed muscles and improved circulation. 1482 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, 516-627-9444

Refresh Body
“Our staff understands there is no such thing as a ‘standard’ massage,” says managing partner Mark Brycman of the company’s exclusively at-home treatments. “Each person is different and the massage, its style and its effects are dictated by the client’s needs.” 212-242-4379

Salon Bar
The newly opened spa favors certified organic and paraben-free product lines that incorporate naturally hydrating botanical extracts, such as argan oil. “Our Swedish massage is our most requested body service,” says owner Christiana Savescu. “We focus on your specific problem areas, and the client leaves the room feeling relaxed and blissed out.” 66 Newtown Lane, Suite 10, East Hampton, 604-5500

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