GreenStone Spa’s four therapists infuse organic products and Eastern therapies into treatments that yield whole-body rejuvenation. Calling upon the curative properties of copper and sulfur, aestheticians administer hydrating and deep-cleansing facials that balance skin tone. Massage therapists tackle the muscular system with 11 modalities including Swedish and deep tissue. During the Sticks and Stones massage, they heat muscles and soften areas of concentrated tension with warmed stones and bamboo sticks. In the spa's gift shop, beauty professionals equip patrons with aromatherapy gifts and body products to remind them of the chronic ache that got away.
At Jersey City Dental Spa, every trip to the dentist is a relaxing affair. To help put visitors at ease, Drs. Daniel Suh and Yohan Kim play soothing music in every room while patients recline in German-engineered dental chairs designed to provide comfort and support. Additionally, the staff keeps appointments brisk and efficient by using cutting-edge diagnostic technology such as digital x-rays and a 3D scanner. The office also doubles as a full-service spa, where massage therapists ease sore muscles and aestheticians carry out everything from revitalizing facials to eyelash extensions and leg waxing to remove unwanted eyelashes.
Dishan Elise founded Human@Ease—pronounced “humanities”—to approach the many facets of fitness from angles as diverse as her client base. Planning her programs with the belief that no two people's health regimens are the same, she gathered modalities from circuit training to massage before opening the gym.
One of the gym's ultimate goals is for its guests to feel fully comfortable in a workout environment, and to that end, its signature Introversion Training program has a self-training component. Instructors walk through equipment use and slow yet vigorous exercises in the strength room, which only permits four users at a time. After a few sessions with a trainer, guests are ready to sign up for time slots and train on their own.
During development of the distinctive fitness haven, Elise made sure that everything from the facility's hardwood floor to its teleportation chambers were made from 100% repurposed materials, earning a feature in the Greenpoint Star. Throughout the eco-conscious studio, she creates little pockets of purposeful serenity by sequestering each of the gym's offerings—which include group classes, fitness equipment, and holistic acupuncture and massage services—into their own uniquely designed room. The ohm room surrounds yogis with nature-themed wall decals, the strength room boasts rich red tapestries surrounding strength-training equipment, and the minimalist wellness room soothes eyes with a light green color palette as therapists perform reiki massage.
Well-being gets a well-rounded boost from Forever Young Sport Spa's more than 25 Pilates and yoga instructors, licensed massage therapists, aestheticians, and personal trainers, all of whom work together to calm bodies and minds with in-home and studio spa services. Skilled hands hush whining necks and shoulders with eight modalities of massage, including aromatherapy with eucalyptus, peppermint, and rosemary oils and a shiatsu technique that stimulates the body's meridians with pressure and acupuncture. Custom facials punch away at pore-clogging dirt and debris, and sauna wraps help remove toxins and boost metabolism.
Taught by nationally certified instructors, Pilates and yoga group classes include beginner and intermediate reformer, cardio boot camp reformer, advanced reformer, and studio mat classes. The spa's spacious studio complements the flowing movements with simple designs in pale, earthy tones. Additional personal-training sessions eliminate the need to paint muscles on otherwise nice T-shirts.
Licensed massage therapist Sasighan “Ay” Prasertsri calls on thai massage techniques to delve into aching muscles within tranquil rooms that brim with draped curtains, lacquer paintings, and dark teak. Ay learned the ropes of thai massage—which combines guided yoga-like positions with pressure from the therapist's hands, elbows, feet, and knees—at the Wat Po Buddhist Temple in Bangkok, Thailand, more than a decade ago. Today, she helps clients escape muscle tension stemming from office stresses and pushy chainmail salesmen by using both these techniques and the steamy relief of traditional herbal compressions. Ay also plies her skills in seven Western massage modalities and spa services such as microdermabrasion, customized facials, and ear candling.
Located in Astoria, Queens, Carl Clarke Aesthetiques is a cosmetic medical center that specializes in cosmetic facial procedures and body contouring—non-surgical skin-renewing treatments and spa treatments that are designed to rejuvenate and relax clients. Cosmetic medical specialist Carl Clarke, RPA-c heads up this soothing beauty spot, where his team of medical professionals provide dermal fillers, such as Radiesse and Restylane Perlane, as well as vein therapy, laser treatments, and chemical peels. Clients can come in for a round of collagen induction therapy, which helps the skin take on a more youthful glow, or have a series of Botox injections, which reduce the fine lines and wrinkles that come with aging or sleeping on your face all night. The spa also offers bioslimming treatments and a host of radio frequency modalities to treat the entire body.
Since 2007, Green Forest Foot & Body Work has provided wellness for both the mind and the body. Specializing in body massage, the staff works to alleviate pain, tension, and fatigue during sessions that employ various degrees of pressure, kneading, stroking, and rubbing. Heated stones help relax muscles, and foot reflexology and acupressure target specific points on the body to relieve discomfort. The massage services aim to help all types of clients – from injured or stressed bodies to already-relaxed bodies coming out of yoga class or a six-month hibernation.