Celestial Space Medi-Spa straddles the line between Eastern and Western healing philosophies, marrying the former’s energy-centered principles to the latter’s focus on therapeutic relaxation. The spa’s menu of services features various massage modalities alongside less expected therapies such as guided meditation, visualization, and emotional-healing workshops. Yoga classes work in conjunction with these sessions to block out toxins and bad vibes, and special events such as the Women's Evening of Decadence and Relaxation—recently profiled on News 12—steer the focus back to traditional spa indulgences such as wine, chocolate, and barbershop quartets crooning harmonized renditions of whale songs.
Speranzi Facial Spa's licensed skincare specialist Yolanda T. Russo strives to fade signs of aging with preservative-free products and rejuvenating services. Yolanda saps tension from beleaguered brows, using products packed with botanical ingredients and antioxidants. She’s equipped with more than 15 years of experience, and she’s an advocate of maintaining skin without expensive products or fussy technology. To further her stance, she happily shares recipes for at-home facials.
Water, wood, stone, and steel. These earthy materials create the physical foundation of Serenity Salon & Spa as a chic beauty haven. As clients take on their treatments, visions of white-porcelain shampoo bowls and wooden styling stations lead to indoor water fountains flowing amid the spa’s country French–themed décor. Pops of color come courtesy of bright-red styling chairs, where clients await the talents of Level 1 and Level 2 stylists as they cut, color, psychoanalyze, and style tresses with Bumble and bumble products. The upstairs spa area—connected to the downstairs salon by a floating staircase—creates a tranquil space for aestheticians to rejuvenate complexions with SkinCeuticals products during facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion sessions. As the aesthetic crew works to make clients feel confident, massage therapists ease their sore muscles and stressed minds with customized modalities, including a hot-stone massage that uses stones infused with floral essential oil.
Using organic products that are free of parabens, trained aestheticians administer nine different types of facials with products and techniques customized for all skin types. Facial varietals include acne facials, balancing facials, and the Balneo signature facial, during which an aesthetician applies a peel, massages muscles, and slathers on two hydrating masks. For bodies, they shoo away stress and lurking pet parrots with multiple massage modalities such as aromatherapy massage, hot-stone massage, deep tissue, Swedish, and reflexology. They also combine their services into relaxing spa days, ranging in duration from 90 minutes to more than 2 hours.
Novo Organic Skin Care’s skilled aestheticians, including Felicia Hususan, utilize organic seaweed and essential oils during revitalizing spa treatments. Fully customized signature facials harness the healing power of seaweed that can hydrate skin, detoxify, and resist the onslaught of aging or birds that mistake wrinkles for the shadows of earthworms. After a skin analysis, bioactive marine serums and essential oils help bring balance back to visages, and the entire face and neck melt under a rejuvenating mask during a décolleté massage. Treatments also include a microdermabrasion, during which a stream of ultrafine crystals smoothes away fine lines, scars, and rough skin brought on by using a burlap bag filled with corn for a pillow.
Rays of sunlight peer through windows, illuminating muted, earth-toned walls as visitors are escorted to their happy places by zen meditation music and European-style spa treatments. Such scenes are the norm at Sunflower Day Spa, where aestheticians focus primarily on skincare and body-slimming treatments customized to each client's needs. The menu runs the gamut of spa services that focus on relaxation and beautification, including a European facial with a skin analysis and an array of massages such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and Japanese hot-stone. Sunflower's Italian-made EMS machines help clients fit into an old pair of favorite jeans or a dollhouse guest room by evicting the body's most stubborn fat deposits.