At the age of 18, Skin N Beyond owner and licensed aesthetician Suzanne Turi traded her pageant gowns for a makeup brush, moving to Hollywood to attend the Joe Blasco makeup school. After graduation, she found herself smack in the middle of major happenings, beautifying faces at events such as the Rose Bowl, the Oscars, and Morgan Freeman's fantasy baseball draft. Armed with know-how gleaned from The Dermal Institute in Manhattan and the Galen Institute School of Massage Therapy in Connecticut, she recruited a team of staffers versed and certified in multiple cosmetic disciplines to help her establish Skin N Beyond. That multifaceted expertise shows through today; as clients sip wine and listen to pop hits in the spa's trendy boutique-like lounge, team members execute beautification rituals ranging from manicures and seaweed gel masks to eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion, and medical-grade facial peels.
Luz Acosta, who goes by Lucy, is passionate about helping people. After ten years working in the health industry and hospitals, Lucy trained her humanitarian hands in the art of massage therapy and earned her certification through the Oregon School of Massage in 2009. Accredited in a wealth of massage techniques, including trigger point therapy, sports massage, foot reflexology, hot stone massage, and deep tissue massage, Lucy now delivers healing treatments at L.A. Massage by Design. In addition to offering a cache of stress-relieving services, L.A. Massage by Design also treats bodies to diamond microdermabrasion facials, fat-reducing electrostimulations, post-operative liposuction treatments, and spa packages for new mothers and newlyweds.
An Angel’s Touch Medical Spa LLC offers relaxing and therapeutic massages. There’s the Swedish massage, a light and soothing bodywork treatment, and structural integration, which manipulates the soft tissue to realign the body and loosen restricted connective tissue. The massage therapists also offer deep-tissue massage, geriatric massage, and reflexology treatments.
Andrea Ignacio-Alves first began working in the beauty industry as a teenager?she even helped her mother open a spa in Brazil. Now with more than 20 years of professional experience, she continues to help clients by overseeing a team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists at Serena Day Spa. Traditional facials can cleanse and hydrate the skin, smoothing away blemishes and stimulating collagen production.
Although a quick pedicure can leave toes neatly trimmed and polished, the addition of orange aromatherapy oils or a peppermint foot bath can turn the treatment into an indulgent experience. Similarly, the massage therapists provide a brief escape by using therapeutic or relaxation-inducing modalities to alleviate the aches and pains caused by the everyday stresses. Serena Day Spa also hosts stylists, who can perform a basic trim and style or create a more dramatic look with highlights.
The trained and attentive staff at Glow Wellness Spa rejuvenates visitors six days a week. Backed by an arsenal of services, they zero in on needs from head to toe, including 10 different types of massages and hair treatments for both women and men. For shared refreshment and camaraderie amongst friends, the spa opens its doors for birthdays, bachelorette parties, and other special events, and its couples massage allows sweethearts to relax together even when their fingers are stuck in the same Chinese finger trap. The spacious, laid-back nature of the spa complements the pleasant effects of its services, especially in the Zen Relaxation Room and three private massage rooms.
After studying Thai massage for four years in the United States, Sandy Rabolli moved to Thailand to truly master the techniques. That dedication has led to more than 25 years of international clinical experience and a repertoire of modalities such as Swedish, craniosacral, and neuromuscular massage, with which Rabolli?s skilled hands can ease everything from neck, shoulder, and wallet pain to headaches, digestive problems, and sciatica. To this day, Rabolli continues to further her education, studying such subjects as myoskeletal techniques.