At White Lotus Therapeutic Massage, licensed massage therapist Alexander Huber Sciolino draws from different modalities to customize each treatment to his clients' liking. With help from fellow therapist Kelly Zywiczynski Giles, Alexander works with clients on either table or chair to address issues such as anxiety, chronic pain, or sports injuries acquired vicariously through the TV.
Clients dictate the particulars of each session, deciding whether the massage therapist uses scented oils, puts on music, and sings the high or low harmony to "Amazing Grace." Therapists follow proper draping protocols to put clients at ease as they apply light pressure, deep strokes, and hot stones to ailing muscles.
The pampering professionals at Relaxation Station soothe muscles and minds with therapeutic bodywork treatments. Flowing Swedish strokes gently shoo away tension and improve circulation, whereas more intense deep-tissue techniques break up areas of tension and tenderize fascia. Fragrant aromatherapy oils and hot towels further enchant the senses.
At ReJuvenere Medical Spa, board-certified family physician Richard M. Junke and his wife, Suzanne––a registered nurse––treat every visitor the way they would if they were welcoming them into their own home. Guests enjoy complimentary wine, coffee, or tea as they relax in the cozy, parlor-like living room, where a plush, cream-colored sofa offers views of dark-wood shelves stocked with homey knickknacks and products by lines such as Environ and Revision Skincare. After they've finished unwinding and checking armchair cushions for change, clients are shown to private treatment rooms, where Dr. Junke's skilled technicians, aestheticians, and massage therapists await to rejuvenate them from the outside in.
The cosmetic procedures include everything from classic pedicures to wrinkle-erasing dermal fillers, as well as eight types of therapeutic facials, each of which begins with a skin analysis to pinpoint problems such as dehydration, deep-set wrinkles, and acne. Beyond the day-spa basics, the office also boasts an advanced lineup of skincare technology, which includes a YAG vein-removal laser and a skin-resurfacing fractional CO2 laser, which was showcased on an episode of The Doctors.
Kim Brillon earned her license as a practical nurse in 1981, and in the ensuing decades she gained a comprehensive understanding of physical injuries and their symptoms. This understanding gradually led her to eschew pharmaceuticals in favor of holistic massage therapy. Today, as a licensed massage therapist, reiki healer, and integrated energy therapist, Brillon kneads out stresses and aches with techniques tailored to her individual clients. With gentle strokes, firm pressures, and stones that melt tension faster than the sun’s indistinguishable supply of wax candles, she encourages clients to better communicate with their bodies.
Q the Medical Spa rejuvenates downtrodden pores with a menu of nonsurgical skincare procedures overseen by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Vito Quatela. Each facial-pampering treatment is inspired by traditional Chinese medicine techniques, barraging the face with a lineup of products to nourish, purify, balance, and clarify the skin. The treatment aims to hydrate and relax with the nurturing power of a plate of broccoli singing lullabies in five-part harmony.