Spa Profile: Salt Spa at The Reeds at Shelter Haven
Located in the charming shore town of Stone Harbor, New Jersey, The Reeds at Shelter Haven is a luxury hotel that has distinctively designed guest rooms and suites in the perfect seaside setting. The property features elevated dining experiences at its multiple world-class restaurants, complimentary seasonal water activities such as kayaking and paddle boarding, complimentary seasonal daily yoga, and a roof garden sundeck for outdoor relaxation and entertaining with two hot tubs and a plunge pool.
The property’s newly opened Salt Spa provides the ultimate Jersey Shore spa experience, which includes a Turkish Bath and Brine Light therapy. Complete with rejuvenating massages and facials, the spa’s signature services and treatments are available to be customized for guests’ needs. We spoke with Spa Director Carolyn Holdsworth, who shared insider tips, recommended unique and splurge-worthy spa treatments, and more.
Why You’ll Love It: Since opening in May 2019, we’ve found that guests are impressed with the broad and unique treatment options and signature services. Many have never seen a Turkish Bath of this caliber and are instantly mesmerized by the custom tiling and sensory experience. Our team of designers, architects, and creatives focused their energies and talents on creating a special visual experience—when you book a treatment, you’ll enjoy a well-crafted spa journey designed for ultimate relaxation, from the moment you enter our front doors to the luxurious locker rooms.
But more than anything, Salt Spa provides guests with the results they seek. No matter what service they book, they’re experiencing expert techniques from industry veterans who know what it takes to relax the mind, renew the body, and revive the soul.
Key Features: In addition to the extensive spa menu offerings, Salt Spa offers complimentary use of our locker room, steam room, fitness center, and relaxation lounge. Our Brine Light Inhalation Lounge is also a complimentary experience for guests enjoying multiple same-day services.
Bonus: Our team of professionals takes great joy in creating an unparalleled relaxation experience. We encourage you to visit to experience the surprise enhancements that will make your visit even more relaxing than anticipated.
Insider’s Tip: My insider tip to any spa-goer is to take advantage of the “free” amenities offered by the spa. When booking your appointment, ask about complimentary steam baths, saunas, and pools that you can use before, after, and during your treatments. Some spas even have special dining areas and relaxation zones just for spa guests—this is a no-cost way to make your spa visit even more nurturing and luxurious!
Snacks Served: Infused water, assorted flavored seltzer waters, and mixed nuts.
Splurge Treatment: Up to an hour of pure euphoria, a Salt Spa Soft Pack Float Treatment begins with a gentle body exfoliation, followed by a light submersion into a pressure-free cushion of water as you’re cradled by the calming weight of the wrap. A gentle face and scalp massage will calm your mind and soothe your spirit as you float. We recommend enhancing the experience with an 80-minute body scrub and mask for the ultimate relaxation experience. (80 min/$325)
Unique Treatment: The Rasul Mud Ritual in our hand-tiled Turkish Bath is an incredible group experience for spa-aficianados and newcomers alike. Begin your traditional Moorish mud treatment with one of our essential oil-infused exfoliating body scrubs to wash away surface impurities gently. Your freshly resurfaced skin will welcome the application of warm mud, specially selected for its mineral-rich properties, to your face and body as our trained therapist provides you with tips and techniques to improve the nourishing benefits.
Complete the experience by taking a seat on one of the heated benches as the Turkish Bath fills with steam and you feel the sensation of warmth sink deep within your skin, opening pores to allow your body to naturally absorb the mud’s natural nutrients and drawing out impurities before a gentle rain shower washes them away. (45 min/$500 for 2-4 guests; $100 per additional guest)
Insider’s Favorite: My favorite treatment at Salt Spa is the Deluxe HydraFacial. This facial delivers serious results in less than an hour, leaving skin visibly brighter and making fine lines much less noticeable. It’s a must-have treatment! (40 min/$285)
The Reeds at Shelter Haven
9601 Third Avenue
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247