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Sweet autumn treats, for body and soul

Kelly Barnett reclines at The Emerald Door, getting

Kelly Barnett reclines at The Emerald Door, getting a spa facial treatment with pump enzyme scrub at this Huntington location. (Oct. 21, 2011) Credit: Nancy Borowick

Long Islanders are embracing the crisp autumn air, flocking to apple orchards, pumpkin patches and wineries to celebrate fall.

But there's more than one way to get your seasonal fix. For those who prefer the great indoors, local spas are taking some of the best elements of fall -- think vitamin-packed apples, antioxidant-rich pomegranates and soothing pumpkins -- and turning them into timely beauty treatments.

"Coming out of summer, skin is very dry from all the sun damage," says Judy DeCuzzi, an owner of Sandalwood & Sage Day Spa in Massapequa, where you can get a massage with body butter made from apple cider. "Fall fruits like apples," says DeCuzzi, "have lots of nutrients and enzymes that help rehydrate and revitalize the skin."

1. Spiced Eden Pedicure

This sweet treat begins with a cinnamon-apple sugar scrub to soothe and exfoliate the feet. Feet and legs are then massaged with a moisturizing whipped body cream, also apple-spice scented, with grapeseed oil and vitamins A and E. A warm paraffin treatment seals the deal, leaving your limbs hydrated and ready for the cold winter ahead. Choose from OPI and Essie's fall nail polish shades.


TIME 75 minutes

WHERE Red Door Spa 2750 Merrick Rd., Bellmore (516-409-2800) and 1399 Franklin Ave. Suite 100, Garden City (516-747-7474,

2. Pomegranate Cran-Apple Body Polish

This polish uses pure cane sugar infused with a fall fruit medley full of antioxidants to naturally exfoliate, removing dead skin to expose a bright, smooth surface. Includes a light massage and warm towels.


TIME 60 minutes

WHERE The Emerald Door, 8 Elm St., Huntington (631-351-4848,

3. Purifying Pumpkin Facial

A soothing mask made with pumpkin's natural enzymes removes old skin cells for a fresh face. Pumpkin-scented lotion is used to massage hands and arms for total relaxation.


TIME 60 minutes

WHERE Spa 190, 190 E. Jericho Tpke., Mineola (516-248-7190,

4. Wine Wrap

This is vinotherapy -- and not the kind you engage in at home with a bottle of merlot. Grapes, natural exfoliators high in antioxidants, are often used to decrease aging in skin. This body wrap uses the vitamins and other active properties in grapes to hydrate, fade age spots and remove dead skin cells. The treatment includes a massage for the feet and scalp and also benefits sun-damaged skin to help the body recover from summer.

PRICE $115

TIME 60 minutes

WHERE Hands on Healthcare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa, 208 and 210 Commack Rd., Commack (631-462-4263,

5. Apple Cider Body Butter Massage

This full body Swedish massage uses body butter made with the ingredients of apple cider. It is meant to relax and is full of the apple's A, B and C vitamins, which leave the skin soft and healthy.


TIME 50 minutes

WHERE Sandalwood & Sage Day Spa, 5788 Merrick Rd., Massapequa (516-799-7991


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