I visited Paul Attar for the first time and had an incredibly relaxing massage experience. The massage itself was great and Nicky, my masseuse, was warm and professional (she came out to the waiting area to introduce herself and lead me into the spa area), but I was just as impressed by the overall ambiance and attention to detail as with the massage itself.
The front salon section is clean and busy, and staff members were friendly and professional. The dark, quiet spa area in the back is like entering a totally different world where hair clippers and voices above a whisper are not allowed. There is huge, beautiful fountain in the first room and the dim, peaceful interior is decorated in eastern accents. The massage experience was great—After I told Nicky that I was taking a ski conditioning class, she immediately suggested focusing on my legs and ended up doing a really great job massaging and stretching those muscle sets. Every once in a while she asked me how I was doing but never pressured me to talk.
I especially appreciated the unique knee stretches and warm foot mat at the end. My favorite part: the hot eucalyptus-scented wash cloths. Professional, down-to-business salon meets serene, relaxing and attentive day spa!