Best of Boston

1999 Best Day Spa, City

Bella Sante

A city spa should be an oasis—a lavender-scented curtain drawn between you and the press of daily life. With its vanilla-colored walls, soft classical music, and reception-area foot-massage units, Bella Sante transports you to a prettier place, where eveveryone glows. Formerly of Lexington, and now in the Spa on Newbury’s former digs, Bella Sante offers terrific treatments, like the hot rock Reiki massage (despite the name, it doesn’t hurt) and the champagne yeast facial (worth a toast). Macho Mondays bring in the boys with snacks and TV sports.

38 Newbury St., Boston, 617-424-9930,