WHAT'S WITH SPAFINDERS?
Sorry but we are not accepting SpaFinder or SpaFinder Wellness 365 gift cards or gift certificates after 29 May 2017. They changed over to a debit-style card that is reloadable, which is fine but they decided to raise their commission from 17% to 20%. Too high for us especially considering the most recent review they had for us on their "spa finder" website was from 2012! SpaWeek upgraded to the same reloadable style card last summer without raising rates, they are at 16%. And now you know!
WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?
Call us anytime - we are a mom & pop business and the phone is forwarded to our cells after-hours. If you don't catch us leave a voice mail and we'll call back right away 609. 884. 3177
As for the shop, you can see our hours here., but please know that as a seasonal business we keep seasonal hours - that means we may open late & close early if nothing's happening!! But, we will also open early & stay late to accommodate you! On-line booking will show basic availability but it's not 100% so please call 609.884.3177 if you don't see what you like.
ARE YOU OPEN ALL YEAR?
The Well is open year round, seven days a week in season. We generally close on Wed & Thu in the off-season. Please call if you have specific questions about future dates.
DO YOU DO COUPLES MASSAGE?
Yes! Our current space limits us to 60min or 75min Couples Well-Being only. Also, neither partner can be pregnant! (see Prenatal Massage below).
For something special, try a Couples Hot Lava massage for 60min or 75min! Right now we can't provide any other Add-Ons to a Couples Massage.
DO YOU DO PRENATAL MASSAGE?
Yes! 60min only since longer can be taxing to mom's system. Performed on a special adjustable table with piles of pillow to accommodate side-lying or tilted positions. Priced the same as our Well-Being Massage.
Massage in the first trimester is not specifically contraindicated, but many therapists including some at the Well will not work on a first trimester pregnancy, basically for liability reasons. Believe it or not, WebMD has the best take on this - see Is Pregnancy Massage Safe? If you're in your first trimester please let us know beforehand so we can work to accommodate you.
WHY NO PRENATAL AS A COUPLE?
Some moms feel faint lying flat (pressure on the vena cava) or get overheated (not good for baby) - you can say, that's not me, but you may not find out to the contrary until you are all snug on the table! Our first concern is your comfort and safety, but why interrupt your partner's experience while we work to make adjustments for you? Book at the same time in separate rooms and you will both enjoy relaxation to the fullest.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
Please see our Policies for the cancellation policy.
DO YOU DO AROMATHERAPY? WHAT KIND OF OIL DO YOU USE?
All our massage is aromatherapeutic **unless otherwise requested** in that we use our own blend of essential oils in our massage oil. Our go-to is our own Replenishing Blend, which is Geranium, Rosemary & Patchouli, painstakingly developed by Drew based on the aromatherapeutic properties of the oils (Balancing, Stimulating & Grounding) & on the fact that it smells really good! Most people aren't conscious of any particular aroma - they just know something smells great and they feel relaxed.
Sometimes we'll use other signature Well blends like Relaxing, Grounding or Valkyrie, and can also do spot treatments for sinus or headache (Fir & Cornmint is a current favorite.) Any essential oil or blend is used in high dilutions of generally 0.01% or about 16 drops per 8oz of oil. We are happy to customize as long as Martha or another qualified mixologist is available!
Drew has been making our own massage oil since 1996 at the Well and its previous incarnation Oasis in Montauk NY - it's a combination of Grapeseed & Hazelnut oils that we named Superior Glide because that's what it has! Very important for massage! It all started when Drew discovered while working at high-end spas in NYC that B and other leading makers of commercial massage oil use additives that make their massage oil water-dispersable to help spas save on sheets/laundry. He discovered this when a colleague developed an eczemic reaction to it— on her hands! Why!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Cape May Casual! Really, it doesn't matter what you arrive in. If you could rinse the sand off first it would be nice!!
Once in your massage room, your therapist will leave you in privacy to disrobe to your comfort level - everything on top will need to come off so we can address your back neck and shoulders (aaah!) but you can leave bottom undergarment or shorts on if you feel more comfortable that way.
WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY CELL PHONE?
Just make sure it's off once you get on the table!
ARE MASSAGE/BODY TREATMENT GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE?
WHERE'S DEEP TISSUE? WHERE"S SWEDISH?
We do massage and we do it WELL! The massage you get will be the massage you need - deep where you need it, light where you don't. Trust the knowledge & intuition that our therapists bring to the table to give you the best treatment possible.
Every client and every massage is different, but we always start with the basic idea: How can we help you feel better?
Our therapists listen to your concerns & let their hands guide them. They'll apply deeper pressure where you need it, accessing their toolbox of techniques to gently work stubborn areas without pain.
WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
All credit cards, cash, local checks.
CAN CHILDREN GET MASSAGE?
Under 18 we ask for parent's consent. Children younger than 15 or 16 are generally not going to benefit from more than a half-hour of massage unless they are athletes or dancers - let's put our heads together to design an appropriate treatment (maybe add a Mini-Facial?)
WHERE DO I PARK?
Yay! No meters in West Cape May! You can usually find on-street parking on Broadway or Myrtle Ave across from Dock Mike's. We also have a few designated spots down McCullough Alley just behind The Well.