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10 Things You Didn't Know You Can Do in New England


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Have Your Body Scrubbed with Coffee Grounds
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This is the women's sanctuary lounge--there's one for men, too--at Vermont's Stoweflake Spa. It's the perfect place to unwind before or after you have your body scrubbed head to toe with coffee grounds.

© 2011 Kim Knox Beckius
6. Have Your Body Scrubbed with Coffee Grounds

Where? Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa at 1746 Mountain Road in Stowe, Vermont. 800-253-2232

Why imbibe coffee when you can absorb it through your skin? That was my thought when I treated myself to a Green Mountain Coffee Body Treatment, one of the signature offerings at the spa at Vermont's Stoweflake Resort. It didn't surprise me that coffee grounds make an excellent exfoliant, but who knew coffee has detoxifying and cellulite-fighting properties? Of course, this isn't just any coffee: It's Vermont's own Organic Fair Trade Green Mountain Coffee. The invigorating scrub is followed by an antioxidant Dead Sea Mud wrap, and the treatment concludes with a soothing coffee oil massage that will leave you smelling like your favorite a.m. beverage all day.

With a menu of 120 distinctive treatments and a wonderful Aqua Solarium featuring vigorous hydrotherapy waterfalls and a Hungarian Mineral Soaking Pool, Stoweflake's spa is a wonderful destination for stress relief. Spa treatments may be reserved by both hotel guests and non-guests.

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