Vanessa Cafiero grew up with scoliosis. She struggled against chronic back pain through her teens, until a friend brought her to a small nonprofit ashram. Reluctantly, she went along and discovered that yoga could help her cope with her affliction while challenging both her body and mind. In addition to earning a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology at Hofstra University, Cafiero completed a seven-month intensive program at the Finger Lakes School of Massage. While there, she gained certification in reiki, herbal medicine, and massage therapy. Two years later, Cafiero completed her first yoga teacher-training program.
All these skills come together in Cafiero's business, Emerge Yoga & Wellness, where she helms a staff of teachers and therapists who do their part to foster mind-body harmony through yoga classes, AntiGravity Yoga, and massage modalities. They also train aspiring instructors during weekend sessions and carry essential oils by Young Living Essential Oils, which can ease a host of ailments.
Tucked inside of Gold’s Gym, Integrative 1 Medical’s staff gives muscles a gentler kind of attention. The licensed massage therapists specialize not only in massage therapy, but chiropractic techniques and other medically based services as well to enhance their clients’ well-being.
Inside relaxing private rooms bedecked in earth-tone paints, oriental murals, and soft-lighting fixtures, experienced medical professionals administer rejuvenating, technology-driven treatments that bolster outer beauty without surgical intervention. FDA-approved laser systems take time off of aiding boardroom PowerPoint presentations to blanket patients' skin with energy wavelengths that can reduce body hair, dark spots, and acne. Board-certified surgeons utilize lab-created serums to ease the appearance of stress wrinkles and fine lines found on fa?ades. To ensure patients pair up with the proper technological assistant, helpful technicians discuss all treatment options with Laser Plus Spa clientele before administering any procedures.
At Aura Hair and Colour Emporium, a flock of stylists swoops over coiffures with scissors and brand-name products in tow, ready to renovate outmoded hairstyles. After emerging from a flurry of snips, newly fashioned hairdos can reap the benefits of further embellishment, such as extensions, highlights, and Brazilian Keratin treatments, which render kinky manes manageable and prevent out-of-control locks from tussling with loose USB cords. The salon's multitalented team of beauticians also boosts outer allure with waxing services, makeup application, and special packages for brides-to-be.
The Bellmore location's rich interior swells with Victorian elegance, punctuated by golden lamps, finely upholstered couches, gilded mirrors, and garnet-hued wallpaper. The Long Beach location, on the other hand, strikes a different chord with its beach-like setting marked by sandy hues, bright foliage, and pictures of oceanic wildlife. While visitors abandon the stresses of the outside world, they can wile away the time sipping on complimentary cappuccino, tea, wine, or bottled water, and conversing with well-mannered brooms dressed in petticoats.
The stylists at De La Mer Salon & Spa specialize in Brazilian straightening and hair extensions, helping clients feel their finest for weddings, birthdays, and nights on the town. Spa staffers glamorize nails with Shellac manicures, revitalize visages with facials, and apply permanent makeup that holds its color longer than a rainbow created in the spray of the fountain of youth. De La Mer Salon & Spa also boasts an accessories boutique populated with stylish handbags and fine jewelry.