Visitors to The Spa at Park Lane step under a columned archway to enter a room awash in the soft glow that emanates from a row of chandeliers. Housed in private treatment rooms, the spa’s licensed massage therapists and aestheticians alleviate stress and soften skin with Eminence Skincare products made exclusively in Hungary.
Whether working out of the studio or in clients' homes, the licensed aestheticians at GlamHer Lash Studio beautify clients with semipermanent eyelash extensions and complimentary arm and shoulder massages. Semipermanent extensions may last for as long as two months, helping to strengthen natural lashes in the process. In addition to extensions, the studio also offers in-home microdermabrasion treatments and hair-removal services.
Studio 806 is a full-service salon and spa devoted to the relaxation and beautification of the Buffalo area. Staffed with skilled massage therapists, sore backs need only pass through the entrance to find a source of relief in the form of a Swedish massage. Lymphologists and lumberjacks concur that a Swedish massage is an invaluable ally in the ongoing quest for total health. Swedish massages employ several styles of expansive and ebbing strokes to relieve tension, mellow the muscles, and restore free-flowing fluency to the toxin-dispersal chutes of the lymphatic system. During effleurage, the hands smoothly circle the skin like epidermal ice skates as a primer for renewed venous and lymphatic circulation. The petrissage and tapotement strokes knead and knock on pressure points in the human hide, and friction strokes untie the knots in the shoelaces of your muscle fibers. The vibration stroke goes all "cell-phone setting during a ballet" on the back and the limbs to get blood and muscles moving. The lesser-known high-five move at the end of the Swedish massage generates camaraderie and coolness.
Kallista's paw porters have been painting and preening digits into colorful, tip-top shape amid a clean and relaxing environment for 27 years. Trained nail techs trim cuticles, polish finger shells, and moisturize hands and feet before applying a kaleidoscopic OPI lacquer that’s bright enough to make even the most outgoing chameleon blush. While mani-pedi services typically last approximately 75 minutes, patrons can optimize the duration of their treatments to fit their schedules. Those on the run can get in and out, and others can opt for longer treatments with more thorough hand, arm, and foot massages before leaving with appendages that are more dazzling than a tap dancing flamingo.
Monique Jarvis is a licensed massage therapist, reiki master teacher, as well as an integrative reflexologist, specializing in trigger point, deep-tissue, and energy healing. As founder of The Massage Suite, Monique oversees a team of fully licensed massage therapists to alleviate tension with flowing Swedish strokes, hot stone therapy, and spa treatments ranging from Eminence brand facials and waxing to detoxifying body wraps. Clients may also solicit the spa for indulgent add-ons such as scalp treatments, reflexology, or help opening a stubborn pickle jar. The experienced therapists at this environmentally conscious spa offer a complimentary consultation with each service and are dedicated to using organic products.
Get Waxed’s licensed aesthetician eradicates excessive hairs from both men and women, utilizing imported waxes that ensure optimal comfort. Release caterpillar unibrows before they grow into butterflies with an eyebrow wax ($15), or evade debates with picketing razors by opting for an underarm ($15) or bikini wax ($30). Get Waxed's hair harvester can also whisk away wool from the shoulders ($15), chest ($35), and stomach ($15) (click here to see full waxing menu). All services are performed in a sanitary environment that is free of double-dipped, foul-mouthed waxing tools.