An elegant palace of pampering greets pore proprietors to Maison Esthetique Christiane Bourque Spa, where indulgence and rejuvenation is the norm. Relax in the lounge and perk up the dermis with a complimentary cup of coffee or tea before the helpful, friendly staff whisks you away for the classic European facial ($80) and classic pedicure ($45) treatments. Close your eyes and relax as a master aesthetician uses traditional techniques to deeply cleanse the pores, exfoliate dead skin cells, and massage the skin during the 50-minute facial. The treatment will restore the frontispiece to a fit and bright disposition, sealed in its shiny fate with a creamy, rich mask personalized for your skin type and favorite Tony Danza character. Equal care is lavished on the lower paws for the classic pedicure. An exfoliation will stimulate shoe-fillers while a deliberate polishing of the toe chapeaus leaves them feeling dapper, bright, and spry atop feet feeling soft and silky.
Three aestheticians, a massage therapist, a threading artist, three treatment rooms, and a treasure-trove of paraben-free skincare products await visitors at Esthetique Facial Spa—basically, everything that’s needed to tend to all skin types. Tucked beside the Whole Foods Market on Magazine Street, Esthetique Facial Spa and its savvy staff have welcomed clients to relax and rejuvenate since 2008. Makeup lessons with artist Elise Davis help patrons master crafting fresh new looks or using tried-and-true techniques, and fertility massage aims to restore balance in the reproductive system and help break up scar tissue.
At Juventis MedSpa, Dr. Bruce Rubin corrects cosmetic imperfections with anti-aging, weight-loss, and skin-rejuvenation treatments. Employing 15 years of experience in anti-aging medicine, he applies Botox, Dysport and dermal fillers such as Juvéderm. The med spa's experts in skin-tightening and scar and stretch-mark removal smooth out complexions with cutting-edge technologies such as microneedling devices.
Sweat pours from foreheads, hearts race, and blood courses. Though these effects are commonly caused by exercising, they are also caused by the detoxifying body wraps offered at Aphrodite. This boutique spa draped in a color scheme of teals and tans employs technicians that foster the toxin-purging process by shining infrared light over fully clothed clients in specialized wraps. Light energy is then able to reach the dermal layer of the skin, where it disrupts fat cells. Along with shrinking waistlines, each 50-minute session aims to relieve aches and pains caused by arthritis, fibromyalgia, stress, and attempting to play water polo with a bowling ball.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Dr. Mardelle DeLight of DeLight Medical Clinic tends to the primary care and preventative needs of her patients. In appointments often made the same day, she performs everything from yearly physicals and lab work to beauty treatments and weight-loss services. In the waiting room, patrons prepare for sessions and sip complimentary refreshments. Televisions can be found in both the reception area and in the exams rooms, allowing patrons to keep up with the news or see if the anchor has overcome a terrible fear of microphones.