Fusions Spa, Sylva, North Carolina All photos by Mary Ann Baker
Fall is a beautiful time to visit the Southern mountains of Western North Carolina. The color burst of leaves is amazing and an upgraded amenity is now available for your rest and relaxation- Fusions Spa on Main Street in Sylva, North Carolina. This is my favorite place in the region.
Local residents and real estate developers Jeannine and Joel Sowers purchased the old Moody Funeral Home building constructed in 1946 and transformed it into a spa equivalent to that in a luxury hotel. The facility is now on the National Register of Historic Places. With the age of the building there were lots of challenges as well as a desire to preserve the historic integrity of the structure. This work involved a 1.5 million dollar renovation. In addition to preserving history, they added some unique touches such as the labyrinth below:
Fusions Spa Outdoor Labyrinth
Services are provided in quiet, elegant, but comfortable spaces. Such services include massage, body wraps, facials and chemical peels. Fusions also offers salt treatments for respiratory problems as well as reiki healing. Foot soaks are down the road. Memberships for the spa and fitness center are available but tourists, visitors, and locals can call to schedule individual services. Sowers plans to offer yoga in the future. The spa also employs a nutritionist and fitness trainer.
Clients can enjoy a relaxation room to unwind before a treatment or extend the relaxation afterward:
Clients can enjoy the Tea and Wellness Room and Library. This room will also be used for members only times and events.
Tea and Wellness Room and Library
One of my favorite areas is the retail space where among others, Eminence Skin Care and Jane Iredale products are available in addition to gift items. See below.
Fusions Spa, now located at 714 Main Street, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. A variety of treatments and membership packages are available and can be reserved either online or over the phone.
828.631.0232 or www.fusionsspa.com.