After receiving her aesthetics and massage-therapy licenses, Gloria Bach assembled a crack team of professionals and enlisted the help of Pevonia Botanica and DermaQuest skincare products to devise the well-rounded service arsenal at GT Massage & Skin Care. The in-house massage therapist, whose quest to bolster his prowess brought him to study in destinations as diverse as India and Texas, demonstrates his bodily know-how by easing sore muscles prone to overworking themselves during action-movie marathons. Meanwhile, aestheticians tackle rosacea, acne, and signs of aging with 18 assorted facials, many of which harness microdermabrasion or Purelight LED technology to rescue the face from impurities and dead skin cells.
Radiance Medspa’s pore experts iron out wrinkly countenances and scrub away unsightly blemishes to reveal healthy epidermises. Clients can employ the skills and knowledge of Dr. Sonal Patel and Dr. John Belmonte and the rest of the experienced staff during the digital skin analysis, a consultative huddle during which two sets of facial pictures―one in normal light and one in ultraviolet light―assess the surface and subsurface conditions and determine whether a photofacial or microdermabrasion is more appropriate. The photofacial employs intense pulsed light to help safely remove such imperfections as sun spots or spider veins and replace them with such perfections as the number pi or a tattoo of 300 to symbolize a bowling score. During the microdermabrasion, a skinsmith trundles minute crystals across head hides to exfoliate dead skin cells and treat acne, superficial dark spots, and dry or patchy skin, burnishing nose platforms with a bright and salubrious glow.
The staff at Stolen Moments Spa believes that inner beauty can only shine when one is relaxed and healthy. That's why they incorporate organic and oxygen-based facials and herbal peels into a spa roster of holistic massages and naturopathic services. Much like an organic tax firm, Stolen Moments Spa uses only botanically based products.
A licensed massage therapist and aesthetician, Sharon Vogel treats the body as a whole, using her skilled hands to soothe tight muscles during deep-tissue and lymphatic-drainage massages. She also tends to outer beauty with intensive facials customized to each client.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Eyebrow shaping
Brands Used: Cirepil face wax
Pro Tip: Personable, private, quaint
Brands Used: Eminence Organic skincare
Upscale in decor, scaled-up in size, and equipped with the latest in industry technology, Platinum Salon & Spa has all the pieces in place to treat men and women to a range of revitalizing services. Throughout Platinum's three floors of radiant real estate, visitors nurture noodle nests with hair services, including cuts and styles ($30+ for men, $50+ for women) and luxurious Moroccan oil deep-hydration treatments ($20+). Nail services, such as the hourlong no-chip manicure ($45), and massage services, such as the one-hour aromatherapy ($75) or hot-stone massage ($90), pamper other oft-neglected regions. No matter how the hair, nails, or stress-nuggets fall, all services are backed by Platinum's premier staff of experts, all of who provide meticulous, custom, and comprehensive care.
After graduating from the University of Aesthetics, Lisa founded her spa with the goal of tailoring each treatment to each client's needs. Lisa specializes in facials, but guests can also treat themselves to medical aesthetics, waxing treatments, and personalized service.
Advanced facials use steam, custom masks, and deep cleansings to thwart acne and tone complexions, while others take a more clinical approach with face-lifting enzymes and peels. Men's mugs are treated to A Quickie and the Skin Tune Up, which trues the wheels inside pores. The corrective back facial combines a massage with a pore-clearing bout of steam-assisted extractions.
Staffers use both hard and soft wax to depilate brows, legs, and unremovable toupees. The team is serious about hygiene: their 10 Commandments of Waxing include never double dip, never recycle wax, and always wear gloves. Packages, such as the three-hour, champagne-inclusive couples retreat, combine massages and facials with extra mood-bolstering scents and treatments.