Though Planet Beach Contempo Spa employs two spa consultants, neither lifts a finger to perform any treatments. That’s because all of the spa’s services—massage, teeth whitening, tanning, skincare, and even weight management—are taken care of by a fleet of automated booths and capsules. Clients slip into the calorie-burning SlimCapsule or the bronzing Mystic spray-tanning booth in complete privacy, and many of the machines feature voice instructions to guide them through each treatment.
Led by experienced acupuncturist and Doctor of Chiropractic Ronald Miller, Rehab and Wellness’s staff custom tailors treatments to guide patients toward good health. The specialists address individual aches and pains through massage services, rehab programs, and hydrotherapy sessions. They also support wellness during exercise-training programs, including an introductory class that shares basic workouts for beginners or recovering sneaker-phobes.
Q.U.E. Massage Therapy & Spa's retinue of pelt-pampering aestheticians works to create clear complexions while enhancing youthful tone with one of three refining facials. Staffers begin their facials with an exfoliating cleansing that sloughs away rough outer layers. Then, they give treatment masks VIP access to skin's internal layers with salubrious ingredients that seep deep into epidermal expanses, tackling imperfections more efficiently than microscopic linebackers. Mini facials then proceed with a steam application designed to open up pores and unclog visages of complexion-marring dots before aestheticians gingerly massage a hydration-infused moisturizer into skin. Alternately, during the Red Carpet facial, a variety of high-end complexion remedies coat demeanors while infusing skin with oxygen to bolster circulation and create glowing mug palettes. Otherwise, opt for a face-lift facial, which utilizes steam, ice, and a customized treatment mask to smooth away wrinkles and render a toned, vibrant complexion in a safer fashion than undergoing surgery or sneaking into Father Time's underground lair to arm-wrestle him for your 20s back.
From the tranquil tones of the flora-laden reception area to the dual waterfalls and simulated sky of the Meditation Room, Harmony Wellness Center strives first for client comfort. Licensed therapists and aestheticians demonstrate chivalry by ordering a detoxifying body wrap and a cleansing facial for clients mesmerized by the spa's a multifarious menu, which features soothing, organic ingredients like distilled essence of bliss and free-range lullabies. Free consultations help serenity smiths craft the perfect custom service packages for each patient's skin. Besides the ornate, expansive lounge and meditation quarters, Harmony Wellness Center maintains comfortable private treatment rooms to minimize the presence of sousaphones.
Drs. Richard McKay and Shaun Rinow were both introduced to chiropractic medicine by incidents in their own lives. Dr. McKay’s son was born with his feet twisted inward. While working as a deliveryman, Dr. Rinow threw his back out lifting a heavy box. Fortunately, both doctors were able to find help in a combination of manual chiropractic adjustments and at-home exercises.
Since teaming up in 1986, the duo has worked to give their patients the same healing benefits they experienced firsthand. They hunt down biomechanical problems or misalignments in the spine, locating disruptive discs and replacing them with smooth vinyl records. Through precise manual pressures, they can nudge discs into healthier positions and thereby relieve chronic issues such as back pain, headaches, and joint stiffness.
Doctor of Chiropractic Stacy Cohen founded First State Health & Wellness shortly after he received his degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1984. Since then, his center has expanded to seven locations and welcomed aboard 12 other chiropractic physicians.
Each location features traditional adjustment techniques and Activator tools that rapidly and gently prod trouble spots. A few locations feature specialty techniques such as the Newark location's high-tech subluxation scanning and the Wilmington location's adjustable Thompson Terminal Point table made up of several different cushions that help it morph into an even more therapeutic surface: a ping-pong table.
Dr. Cohen and his staff complement their chiropractic touch with acupuncture, massage, and nutritional counseling services, which are overseen by the center's own licensed acupuncturists and certified massage therapists. Together, the team's collective efforts have been awarded The News Journal's Reader's Choice Award for Best Chiropractic Office in 2010, 2011, and 2012, as well as the BBB's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in 2003 and 2009.