Recipe for Relaxation
A Unique Wellness Experience in Burlington
At Spa at The Essex, our recipe for relaxation encourages you to arrive early to enjoy complimentary use of our steam and sauna rooms, fitness center, pools, hot tub and tennis courts, or simply unwind in our relaxation lounges before your treatment. Spa at The Essex is the only full-service, freestanding spa in the Burlington area, and we offer products by Hydrafacial, Kevin Murphy, Caudalie, and Comfort Zone for a high-end spa experience.
Enjoy the tranquil essence of Vermont in a setting suffused with warm woods and natural stone. Our extraordinary and friendly staff are here to lead the way, providing professional experience and passionate commitment to ensure you get the experience you desire, again and again.
Spa Facilities: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Spa & Salon Appointments Available: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Spa Boutique: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fitness Center/Indoor Pool: 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m
Frequently Asked Spa Questions
Are there any restrictions on who can use the spa?
All Resort Guests can use the indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, and pool locker rooms. Spa
treatments are available for guests 12 and older; however, guests under the age of 16 must be
accompanied by a parent or guardian. The spa locker rooms and relaxation spaces may be used by
guests 16 and older.
Is gratuity included?
For your convenience, a 22% service charge will be automatically added to all services and
packages. You may adjust the service charge to reflect your level of satisfaction with our services.
What should I wear?
Our signature plush robes, slippers, and personal lockers are provided for all Spa guests. Most of
our guests prefer to fully undress for treatments, as our staff is professionally trained in proper
draping designed to ensure modesty and comfort throughout the service. However, if you
would be more comfortable, you may wear undergarments for your treatment. To ensure
safety, proper clothing and closed toe fitness shoes are required in the fitness center and
How should I prepare for my spa appointment?
For your safety and wellbeing we highly discourage alcohol consumption prior to Spa
treatments. Men and women should avoid shaving before certain treatments. Please drink
plenty of water (at least two glasses of water per each hour of treatment or exercise) to help
your body process the effects of your treatment or exercise session. Inquire of our knowledgeable
staff when you make your appointment as to further suggestions.
When should I arrive for my appointment?
Our Recipe for Relaxation suggests that you arrive for your Spa appointment no later than a half
hour before the scheduled start time. The extra time will allow you to enhance the effectiveness by
first unwinding in our steam rooms, saunas, and relaxation lounges. We also recommend allowing
yourself enough time for a shower; the beneficial oils used in our treatments are best absorbed
through clean skin.
Is there a place for me to store my valuables?
While we do provide lockers for each guest, we ask that you please do not bring jewelry or other
valuables to the Spa. Unfortunately, we are not able to take responsibility for valuables that are
lost or left at the Spa.
What if I need to postpone or cancel my appointment?
Please note that treatments begin at the time scheduled. To ensure that all guests receive their full
treatment, late arrivals will end at the originally scheduled time Your services are reserved especially
for you. Please notify the spa by no later than 4:00 PM the day prior to your scheduled
appointment(s) if you need to reschedule or cancel appointments. Cancellations or changes made
after this period, as well as no show appointments, will be charged the full treatment fee per
What if I have health concerns?
We ask that all guests inform us upon booking of any blood pressure concerns, allergies, or any
other physical ailments or disabilities. Please also inform us upon booking if you are pregnant,
using Retin A, Accutane, or Renova.