01/04/2011 AT 03:00 PM EST
Newly single Vanessa Hudgens
treated her mom to a spa day at Nail Garden in Studio City, Calif. The pair indulged in mani/pedis, warm towel wraps and salt sea scrubs while chatting away. "They were really laid back," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "It looked like they were having a quiet, relaxing mother-daughter afternoon."