Licensed aestheticians at FAB Face and Body deliver 25 results-oriented facials using PCA skincare products and natural healing oils. Facials are organized according to the complexion problems they address from acne to signs of aging such as wrinkles and sun damage. Aestheticians also administer peels, starting with a consultation and ending with home-care recommendations that draw from a boutique of organic and natural products. The staff also performs exfoliating body treatments, waxes brows and jawlines, and enhances eyelashes; and a licensed massage therapist helps relieve the muscular stress and tension caused by commuting to work in a clown car.
The aestheticians at Ess Aar Beauty Salon aren’t just locked in on offering one service—though the salon specializes in hair removal and facials, the staff also offers a slate of skin-renewal and body-beautifying services. Here, clients wait in black leather chairs in the sleek waiting room before heading into private-waxing and massage rooms, indulging in a pomegranate facial or a hot-stone Swedish rubdown, or having their eyebrows shaped during a threading session. Clients can also have intricate henna tattoos drawn on their hands, or have makeup professionally applied before attending special occasions such as monster-truck rallies.
Jeanine Giguere—a professional massage therapist—and Candice Kraus—a certified personal trainer—oversee workouts at Best Results Fitness & Health, a spacious workout studio outfitted with equipment to challenge beginning and expert athletes. Candice leads personal training and small group workouts sessions, each designed to meet all clients’ individual goals with exercises such as weight lifting, strength training, and boxing. Jeanine uses her healing hands to perform a variety of massage modalities, including deep tissue, sports massage, and Swedish, all of which can help relieve pain, alleviate tension, and relax inflamed tissue.
At Good Energy Holistic Studio, an oasis tucked away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, clients are invited to unwind and indulge in its many healing treatments. Licensed massage therapist and Reiki master Theresa Ciarfella slows down cerebral clocks and undoes gridlocked muscles with treatments such as the deep-relief massage, Pain Away massage, and a bodywork treatment catering exclusively to expectant mothers. Through energy work such as reiki and aromatherapy balancing, healers help guests attain clarity and balance.
As if to complement its view of the harbor, Aria Salon & Spa immerses guests in oceanic serenity. One of its body treatments begins with exfoliating salts from the Dead Sea, then cocoons clients in a Hawaiian seaweed mask. Nails can benefit from the same mask during a Caribbean therapy treatment, whose tropical ingredients—mango and cocoa butter among them—soften the skin alongside scented paraffin wax. The ocean even appears on the massage table: a detoxifying back massage employs marine products that refresh the back, scalp, feet, and fin.
Of course, not every treatment calls upon briny remedies. The salon segment of the venue administers blow-dries, haircuts, and color treatments. Makeup artists highlight features with Aveda products, whereas estheticians combat acne and signs of aging with a menu of facials. The Radiant facial, for example, evens out the skin's surface with botanical extracts and the mineral tourmaline, providing a gentler alternative to microdermabrasion or practicing your eskimo-kisses on a tree.
Yoga can instill its practitioners with inner strength and peace, and Real Life Yoga helps students capture these qualities through more than just sun salutations. The studio conducts its classes in an environment designed to be non-competitive, welcoming, and lighthearted. Owner Dee Lyon and her team of accomplished teachers welcome brand-new students as well as yoga aficionados, providing mats to those without. The certified instructors encourage safe, healthy sessions, suggesting modifications that can ease stress and prevent discomfort, injury, or getting stuck that way. They offer non-yoga classes, too, including tai chi, self-defense, and a high-energy combination of boxing, dance, and Pilates.
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