A countryside spa sanctuary

If you need a mental break from work, parental responsibilities or really just about anything involved in your daily life, you’ve come to the right place at Spa Walden. Located about 30 miles from Cleveland in the rolling hills and meadows of Aurora, Ohio, the spa is part of Inn Walden and includes 12 spa suites (treatment rooms), an inviting relaxation lounge with a fireplace and water fountain, and separate spaces for manicures, pedicures, hair services and more. Lots of natural lighting flowing from floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding barn doors to block noise from public areas, as well as stone floors and earth-tone-colored walls give the spa a cozy and private feel.

The Spa Suites

More than just typical treatment rooms, Spa Walden’s spa suites come with steam showers, fireplaces, whirlpool baths, hot-water makers for tea, windowsill seating areas with oversized pillows and massage or facial tables. All treatments include time pre- and post-service to bliss out in these private sanctuaries. Among the 12 suites, two are for couples with side-by-side massage tables, and one comes equipped with a Vichy shower (an overhead metal arm with five to seven heads that run parallel to a cushioned table, acting like a shower while lying down; Vichy showers at Spa Walden are offered as part of body scrub and wrap treatments).

The Treatments

You could say that treatments at Spa Walden begin before you are escorted to your private spa suite. In the spa’s reception area, an attentive staff guides you through seven chakra journeys from which you can choose. Each includes infused oil, bath salts, tea and treatment add-ons, such as a scalp massage and remineralizing hair mask (Crown journey); hot stone massage (Heart journey); foot massage (Root journey); lymphatic drainage (Third Eye journey); Thai massage/additional stretching (Throat journey); heated bamboo sticks (Solar Plexus journey); and heated bolus filled with warm sea salts used on pressure points (Sacral journey). Once a journey is selected, you’re taken to a spa suite where you can spend 30 minutes, both before and after the service, using the infused oil in your personal steam room and the bath salts in the whirlpool.

The treatment menu at Spa Walden includes facials, like the hot and cold stone service that uses opposite temperatures to calm your skin and make it glow ; body wraps and scrubs (some with a Vichy shower); massages, including deep tissue and lomilomi; manicures; pedicures; makeup applications; hair services such as blowouts, cuts and colorings; and aesthetic dermatology treatments such as Perlane and Restylane injectables.

The Amenities

Spa Walden includes a retail space (located in the reception area) selling Stash Tea’s chakra-inspired Chanakara blends like Red Berry Rooibos, Dragonfruit and Vanilla Honeybush; fresh-smelling FarmHouse body lotions; and blue-glass drinking bottles. You also have access to the spa’s relaxation lounge, which has a fireplace, a fountain, lounge chairs and complimentary teas, coffees, sodas, waters and champagne. Make it a spa day and have lunch delivered to the lounge from one of the inn’s restaurants.

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