It’s not uncommon for the physicians and medical assistants at Total Body Wellness Center to simultaneously treat an unusual leg sore developed on a trip to Costa Rica and administer Botox. A combination general practice and med spa, Total Body Wellness Center administers this type of care daily, though the majority of its patients take advantage of weight-loss and anti-aging programs.
Patients slim down with the help of physician-supervised exercise and diet plans, lab tests, and B12 shots, and they rely on dermal fillers and hormone-replacement therapy to look young enough to get into a G-rated movie. The docs and assistants go on location for house calls as well, offering body wraps in the comfort of your own home.
The specialists at Holistic Derma Spa help bring inner beauty to the surface with a menu of services designed to refresh epidermal expanses and rejuvenate the mind. An array of facials helps remedy skin maladies such as blemishes, aging, and hyperpigmentation, and electrolysis sessions bombard unwanted hairs with small electrical currents that leave skin smooth and fuzz-free. During Swedish massage sessions, clients float away on a cloud of relaxation as a therapist soothes their body with long, flowing strokes that boost circulation. The multitalented team can also speed up morning beauty routines with permanent makeup and reverse tooth discoloration with in-office teeth-whitening treatments.
The squadron of aestheticians at Secrets Spa lavishes bodies with advanced skin-care treatments, organic scrubs and mani-pedis, and professional make-up application against the alluring backdrop of Arabian decor. Faces bloom when bathed in one of more than 20 facials at the spa, and the staff turns their carefully trained machines on the body with ultrasonic and endermologic body contouring treatments. Secrets Spa uses only fruit that has left the tree willingly in their healthy teas that refuel bodies after a massage therapist squeezes all of the toxins out of frames during a relaxing kneadfest.
In Essential Escapes' 5,000 square feet of space dedicated primarily to massage, clients have room to stretch each muscle and suspend every last worry in the air before watching it dissolve into the aromatherapy-perfumed ether. The entire sprawling space is awash in soft music and tranquil hues, from the lobby to the private treatment rooms, where licensed massage therapists treat clients to traditional massages and more exotic bodywork including Thai herbal ball massage, which incorporates steamed bundles of medicinal herbs to relax muscles and meet clients' recommended daily allowance of bliss. A repertoire of skin treatments and body wraps features ingredients such as tropical fruits and volcanic ash to smooth and brighten the skin.
Spa BLVD Parties' founder Karina Cartagena built a business model around making girls feel the warm glow of friendship and self-esteem, treating her young clients to personalized spa parties with lustrous nail polish and snazzy new hairdos. Her young clients leave the stresses of grade school and their secret office job at the door, settle into a comfy robe, and munch on cupcakes and treats, while moms and dads relax with a soothing cup of coffee. Nestled in a lounge bordered by hot pink walls and filled with fluffy white sofas, kids socialize over soft drinks as they receive makeovers and pose for glamour portraits during fashion shows. A wide range of parties and packages entertain future rock stars and style mavens, such as three-week spa camps or mommy-daughter bonding spa days.
Helmed by master stylist and makeup artist Kat Koroniotis, the professionals at Oh La La Salon by Kat keep a finger on the pulse of the beauty industry to bring the latest techniques to each hair, skin, body, and nail service they perform. For instance, the salon's hairstylists specialize in thermo-cutting, an approach that uses specially heated scissors to seal the end of each snipped strand and help leave hair healthier for longer. The staff merges this passion for innovation with a slate of acclaimed products such as Tigi haircare serums, Wella hair dyes, and organic keratin proteins. Pevonia skincare products power pore-cleansing European facials, and nails fresh from mani-pedis bask in layers of OPI or Essie polish.
As a welcoming gesture, Daymara Navarrete and her staff of licensed aestheticians press a cup of wine, tea, or coffee into the hands of arriving guests. The team fosters a familial bond with clients during services ranging from therapeutic wraps and massages to cuts, styles, and hair texturing. Each staff member offers experience in a particular area and hones his or her skills through continual training on new products, such as Gelish polish, or through wagers that they can get a bespectacled mannequin asked to prom. As they execute their pampering services, most of which call upon OPI products, staff members navigate between rows of pedicure chairs and black leather-backed salon chairs. Their busy hands release a symphony of soft sounds that reverberates off dark wood accents and sea-green walls as floral arrangements nod their colorful heads in time.
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