Best of Boston

2004 Best Day Spa

Daryl Christopher Salon and Day Spa

Every once in a while, a spa comes along that hits an enviable note combining flawless service, a soothing environment, and extraordinary—and forward-thinking—treatments. That’s the zone in which Daryl Christopher finds itself right now, thank to a perfectionist staff whose pedicures are legendary, whose massages are ethereal, and whose body polishes are rejuvenation incarnate. Above the frenzy of the downstairs salon, the peaceful spa feels like it’s nowhere in the city. For that matter, with organic treatments like an aromatherapy full-body wrap, it feels like it’s nowhere near earth.

37 Newbury St., Boston, 617-424-0250,