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 six 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.
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.
By transforming homes into relaxing retreats, The Pamper Perfect Mobile Spa adds even more comfort to familiarity. Their staff of certified technicians travels to clients with all of the fixings of a luxury day spa in tow, including massage tables, manicure stations, and products made from fresh botanicals. They also bring the ambiance—soft music and aromatherapy set a calming mood as candles cast flickering shadows, and custom product blends release enticing scents such as chocolate or spiced apples. For certain packages, employees even provide plush robes and a complimentary bottle of wine.
Once they've converted the room into a soothing sanctuary, they treat groups to a variety of packaged services. The Pamper Perfect Mani & Pedi Package covers a signature mani-pedi as well as a hand and foot massage for each guest. Alternatively, the Pamper Perfect Princess Package gears the experience toward a younger crowd—6- to 12-year-olds—with mini mani-pedis and pizza, rather than a massage that therapists administer around backpacks. The mobile spa scales its services so that patrons can plan most any event, from large-scale parties to romantic dates.
As the salon's name suggests, Endless Summer Salon & Tan's staff wants to help their patrons maintain a sun-kissed silhouette all year round. To achieve that look without the sun's help, guests can hop into a standup or flat UV bed, or opt for UV-free tanning. Guests can bronze their bodies with a self-operated Mystic Tan booth or a custom airbrush glow from a trained technician, who effortlessly makes the sun's work look like a cheap imitation.
In addition to beautifying their bodies in the tanning salon, guests can transform in the hair salon, which buzzes with the blow-dryers of a trio of stylists. They update manes with products from Wella and Redken along with naturally derived elixirs from Aveda and Moroccanoil. In the spa, aestheticians groom skinscapes with waxing, and nail technicians reinforce manicures with no-chip gel polish, preparing hands to finger-walk down the hand-modeling catwalk.
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.