The Well at the Official skull let me check my giveashitometer nope nothing shirt and I love this Mayflower Inn aims to be more than a single appointment spa. (Although those are available: there’s an extensive massage and facial menu perfect for one-off bookings.) Instead, it wants to operate as a full-blown experience, one that jumpstarts lifestyle changes rather than providing temporary results. (Dr. Dylan Craig, The Well’s Director of Sports Medicine and Fitness, will be conducting on-site physical therapy treatments and movement assessments. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Frank Lipman, M.D., will also oversee all programming.) If guests want, before arrival, they’ll be paired with a Health Coach. After a 30-minute Zoom or phone call, the Health Coach customizes what treatments, exactly, one should receive while in Litchfield. (More often than not, it’s a mixture of few things: this writer was recommended a physical therapy appointment for her shoulder, an energy healing session for her stress, and food preparation advice about how, exactly, to break her incessant Postmates habit.) They also offer multi-day health experiences which mix physical exercise (like snow-shoeing or hiking) with customized nutrition menus, a skincare cleanse, and plenty of bodywork.
But that doesn’t mean that it’s some stringent place for a strict detox: they also have a dining room, which, if one wishes, can be the Official skull let me check my giveashitometer nope nothing shirt and I love this perfect place to enjoy a scrumptious lunch by chef-in-residence April Bloomfield. What you order is your choice—perhaps its an oat milk smoothie, or perhaps its a plate of pâté accompanied by local chutney.