Led by Dr. Arnold Rivera and PA-C Scott Callahan, Dolce Vida Medical Spa's skilled staff performs high-tech skin and body rejuvenations alongside relaxing spa treatments. Light-based body-sculpting sessions, IPL skincare, and injectable solutions such as Dysport and Radiesse help patrons remain youthful without wearing their senior-class photo as a mask. Drawing from an apothecary of high-end skincare products from Éminence, SkinTherapeutic, and Revision Skin Care, aestheticians nurture façades with specialized masks, and massage therapists ease tension from torsos with hot stones, lava shells, frozen oven mitts, or bare hands.
A graduate of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, Rachel Felson helms New Haven Rolfing, where she performs the specialized service in an effort to release built-up tensions and adhesions in clients of varying ages and backgrounds. During Rolfing sessions, Felson manually loosens connective tissue, or fascia, by kneading the labyrinthine network with her fingers, hands, and elbows. After roughly one hour of the holistic bodywork, visitors may notice an improvement in their health, observing higher levels of elasticity in their tissue and a greater feeling of balance on tightrope commutes to work. Among its myriad benefits, Rolfing boasts the ability to improve individuals’ posture, decrease anxiety levels, and amplify energy for long-distance pogo-stick marathons.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and hair-removal services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Though many massage therapists brag about the way they blend techniques to build a perfect personalized treatment, Johnathon Anderson has the credentials to back it up. The nationally certified therapist holds certificates in 18 different massage modalities, which he weaves together following physical and verbal cues from his customers. As clients unwind on the massage table, Johnathon edits their the frenzy in their minds into a slow highlight reel of serene images with classic Swedish massage, diminishes chronic pain with deep-tissue work, and uses prenatal massage to help expectant mothers overcome added joint pressure and tension brought on by complicated crib-assembly instructions.
Healthy Massage’s crew of experienced massage therapists helps customers recharge with a relentlessly relaxing lineup of nine massage modalities. They usher guests into robin-egg-blue rooms before inducing relaxation with a Swedish massage, reducing stress with a hot-stone massage, or targeting areas of pain and strained muscles with deep-tissue or sport massage. The staff also performs facials, waxing services, and reflexology massages that feel better than slipping on rain boots filled with warm olive oil.
The fully licensed staff at Cocospa glamorizes nails and pampers limbs with skin-softening treatments, seating clients in massage chairs throughout a 5,000-square-foot facility. Guests can select preferred colors of polish as the Coco spa manicure softens hands with moisturizing lotion and a 10-minute massage. The corresponding pedicure exfoliates paws with a green-tea mud wrap, and a callus-softening serum dwindles the tough spots caused by sleep tap-dancing. After a 20-minute massage with essential oils and hot stones, toes sink into a warm paraffin bath and receive a glossy coat of polish to conclude the one-hour service. Clients on the prowl for longer-lasting finger art can opt for the UV permanent french set. An exhaust fan dispels meddlesome powder fumes as staff members affix elegant shells to natural nails, leaving mitts looking chic without the need for knuckle tattoos of the Eiffel Tower.
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