Serenity Day Spa

72 Arnett Road
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Serenity Day Spa invites you to spend as little as an hour or as much as a full day. Located about three miles south of downtown Banner Elk directly across from the entrance to Sugar Mountain, Serenity’s cottage has a cozy, mountain feel. There are four treatment rooms, a couples’ room, a sun room and a stone fireplace.

Owner and operator Cari Ashbaugh has extensive experience as a licensed massage therapist and skin-care specialist. Ashbaugh offers a variety of massage techniques, such as Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point and Thai yoga. She also provides massage treatment for pre- and post-pregnancy patients. Basic massages are available for a half-hour, hour or hour-and-a-half. Multi-massage specials are great for locals or repeat travelers.

A couples’ massage is the ideal indulgence for honeymoons or anniversaries. The hot-stone massage eases tight muscles and relieves tension. Half-hour treatments for the hands or feet involve a dip in heated paraffin wax followed by massage.

Serenity has a long list of facials. Its signature is the European aromatherapy with deep cleansing, exfoliation, extractions and a mask. Customize your facial with a serum, glycolic peel or paraffin wax. The microdermabrasion process uses a beauty peel to remove dry, flaky skin and leave a healthy, rosy glow. It is offered as a single treatment or a series of six.

Body treatments provide overall skin renewal. Serenity Day Spa uses sea salt, French seaweed and French rose clay to cleanse, exfoliate and detoxify. Adding on a half-hour massage to a body treatment also rejuvenates the muscles. Serenity’s services include signature manicures and pedicures, hair removal and laser spray tans.

The retail store, Spatique, sells candles and other home decor items, body products, clothing and gifts. More information is available at 828-898-3550 or