I visited Alta Spa on the last day of my vacation in Ithaca. It was a very relaxing experience, and the perfect way to end my trip. The owner, Awura Abena, put a lot of time and care into her work. I have very sensitive skin and nails, and usually come away sore after spa treatments. Not so this time. She also gave me good advice on a lovely platnium colour that I normally would not have chosen, but am thoroughly enjoying. Awura Abena is a former ESL teacher, and as I teach English Language Learners myself, we passed the time sharing stories. I felt very comfortable with her and enjoyed learning all about her fascinating life. I plan to visit Alta Spa on my next trip to Ithaca.