Within a newly remodeled spa, licensed beauticians shellac nails with CND gel polish and assuage tension with massage therapy. Flowers and live plants bloom from nearly every spring-green corner of the salon space and candlelit massage room, and staff members with 10?20 years of experience each coddle bodies with spa services such as facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and body wraps.
Pilates helped Regina Poblete not only get in shape after having a child, but also fight off postpartum depression by establishing a healthful physical routine. She wanted to share the exercise with others, so she sought certification ins Stott Pilates, a modernly modified form of the turn-of-the-century exercise. Having completed the intense requirements, she began teaching for Rx Pilates.
Regina teaches both classic mat and reformer classes. On the mat, she observes the central principles of the Stott method, keeping the rib cage, pelvis, scapula, and cervical spine in alignment while letting the breath flow. In class, she guides students in the use of some exercise-enhancing props, such as resistance bands and objects that can be reimagined as funny hats. The Stott reformer also boasts modifications that enhance the exercise form’s five alignment principles while students sit, kneel, and lay on its mobile platform.
PB Nail & Spa is a little obsessive about cleanliness. The health of their clients is priority number one, so they use only disposable or sterilized tools and all organic products. But these high conceptual standards don't get in the way of services that straight-up pamper: whether it's an organic spa mani-pedi in a cushy leather massage chair or a daringly precise Brazilian bikini wax. Come in for a muscle-calming Swedish massage, or have a full set of eyelash extensions meticulously applied by a licensed beauty professional. The friendly ambiance and clean white decor of PB Nail & Spa make it soothing place to unwind or recuperate from a date with an excitable auctioneer.
The manicures at Young's Nail begin with relaxing techniques that culminate with traditional or gel polishes. The color-gel variety allows nails' natural color to show through the tints, and UV gel polishes cure in seconds under a special lamp. Both types of polishes eschew harsh chemicals and odors. While clients lounge in cushy, red massage chairs, feet prepare for their polish by soaking in warm water. Techs also lengthen lashes with extensions and relieve the body of wanted hair with waxing services.
At Peony Nails and Spa NYC, clients sink into comfy chairs while the skilled nail techs cater to feet and hands. Mani-pedis can be enhanced with softening paraffin wax, soothing green tea or lemon, or hydrating blueberry masks. Customers can also opt for gel polish, which keeps nails looking pristine and chip-free for as long as two weeks?great for a vacation, a special event, or the reality of smacking fingers against a keyboard all day. Along with nailcare, the spa also pampers its clients with massages and skincare treatments such as facials and microdermabrasion.