Best of Philly

2013 Day Spa

David J. Witchell

The salon level is bustling chaos, which makes walking down to the subterranean spa called the Grotto a transformative experience from the start. The therapeutic massages (one even incorporates warm bamboo stalks) are muscle-melting bliss, but its the details that earn Witchell top billing: plush robes and slippers for padding around the cave-like space, headphones to wear during your massage to tune out, well, everything, and a steam room where you can linger long after your treatments (before you have to climb back up to the real world).

25 South State Street, Newtown, PA 18940; 215-579-1200;