Dr. Lanford Peck has had as much success as you would expect of an Ivy League med-school grad. Since earning his degree from Yale School of Medicine and completing his residency training at Yale Hospital, the board-certified doctor has accumulated more than 12 years of practice experience and has ascended to the position of owner and medical director of Laser Aesthetics and Liposuction. Along with his team of medical aestheticians and permanent-makeup artist Lynn Keenan, Dr. Peck makes a point to learn about cosmetic technologies as they emerge. His philosophy is the same one that inspired Nietzsche to take up cardio kickboxing: the better you look, the better you feel.
The selection of treatments available at the center is vast. Microdermabrasion, peels, and lasers resurface complexions with varying degrees of intensiveness, sometimes to diminish acne scarring and sometimes to restore a dewy glow. Patients can play up their favorite features with lip augmentation, permanent makeup, or lash-fortifying Latisse, or they can cause hair and spider veins to wither in the glow of specially designed lasers. Laser liposuction is also available to reduce fat and enhance figures.
Ambiance is everything at Syeni Salon & Day Spa. Take one step inside, and you'll find yourself beneath exposed metal beams and surrounded by furnishings that bridge the gap between classic and modern aesthetics. Most visits will include time in the relaxation room, where coffee and tea is served amid decorative fabrics from Turkey?echoing owner Sarah McAllister's family heritage. Custom tile work and glass whirlpool bowls define the mani-pedi area, while soft lighting keeps the focus on relaxation inside massage rooms.
The talented team also includes stylists, who snip and shape new looks through a variety of cut, color, and texturizing services. For every haircut or facial, staffers rely on carefully-chosen products, including Redken for hair and Dr. Hauschka for natural skincare.
Dr. Steven Isadore was inspired to enter the spine-aligning field after chiropractic care helped eliminate his own migraines, an ailment he continues to focus on in his own practice. Dr. Isadore's deft hands—which have eased the aches of dancers at the Carolina Ballet and professional golfers—apply precise chiropractic adjustments to spinal joints, reopening the lines of nervous-system communication more effectively than a heartfelt phone call from the medulla oblongata. Traditional Chinese acupuncture works to optimize energy flow along the body's 12 meridians, and neuromuscular-balancing techniques aim to relax taut muscles and improve circulation.
Faith Sevilla-Bingemer was born with the number one tool for her trade?-her hands. But when it comes to helping her clients find relief from chronic pain or stress, she'll reach for numerous aids to customize a treatment plan that best suits their particular aches and ails. During relaxation-focused Swedish massage, Faith may incorporate light oils or lotions to cut down on friction as she applies broad, flowing strokes that help stimulate circulation and tame tension. Steam heated river stones may be placed along the client's back, allowing the soothing heat to penetrate deep into sore muscles, while a hot poultice Thai massage swaps out rocks for a warm muslin bag filled with therapeutic herbs.
Galina Shapiro of Body Tuning Massage Studio lets her hands do the healing with multiple massage modalities performed in private treatment rooms. Galina begins with a consultation to tailor care to the client's specific aches, problem areas, and number of vestigial wings. After finalizing a plan for peace, she goes to work, utilizing techniques ranging from lighter Swedish strokes to the holistic healing of traditional lomi lomi massage. Galina is also well versed in Russian medical massage, an integrative approach that blends relaxing strokes with deep-tissue kneads to make muscles soften like a rock monster who just had his first kiss.
Treating tense muscles is like bargain hunting—it can conserve a lot of money in the long run but shouldn’t be done with the aid of a shady character in a dark alley. Amid soothing décor featuring earthy tones and violet hues, clients of Massage Envy begin their session with an initial consultation that determines which customized massage will provide the best results. For example, a sports massage provides treatment specific to the athlete’s sport, reflexology targets points on the extremities to balance the nervous system, and deep-tissue massage unties knots while relieving chronic muscle tension. Trigger-point therapy alleviates tight areas within muscle tissue through cycles of isolated pressure and release, while a Swedish massage relaxes the whole body with long, gliding strokes. The professional massage therapists at Massage Envy will apply the necessary muscle treatment with pinpoint precision and buttery smoothness during convenient hours, including evenings and weekends.