Historic house becomes home to tranquil day spa

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The waiting room at Orange Skye shows off the beautifully restored interior of “Lily,” the name owner Maggie Paterno gave to the building.   Orange Skye, Route 35 and Pine Street, is a new and completely chemical free day spa devoted to pampering the body inside and out, sans artificial ingredients, harsh toxins or manmade preservatives.  

The historic building, once a rickety old house that sat vacant for years, now boasts six service rooms, wrap-around porch and patio. The labor-of-love effort earned Paterno a special citation from Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger.  

Maggie Paterno, owner of Orange Skye, promotes all-natural products and services at her new spa on Route 35 in Middletown.   This waiting area, which features a unique stone fireplace and plush Victorian style furniture, offers a peek into the manicure and pedicure center located in the home’s original dining room.  

The spa offers only natural nail treatments such as French manicures, at $25, and pedicures with a paraffin dip, $50. Paterno likes to customize her manicures to each customer, allowing them to choose their personal scents, treatments and snacks.  

Upstairs the four bedrooms have been reborn as space for massage and facial treatments. Paterno is marketing the room as a couple’s retreat, with a one-hour aromatherapy massage, one-hour chocolate body wrap, champagne and facials, and candlelight meal. All of the food at the spa is also organic, catered by nearby Whole Foods. The spa offers up to eight different types of massage: Swedish, sports, deep tissue, prenatal, aromatherapy, hot stone, shiatsu and reiki. A mini massage costs $45, while a European facial costs $75 and includes an entire upper-body massage and various products.  

Other services include “moon tanning,” an all-natural spray tan process, hair appointments and services for men.

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