As their spa’s name implies, the licensed technicians at Forever Young Bodyworks tap into the fountain of youth with detoxifying body wraps and nourishing facials that soften, hydrate, and set skin aglow. They supplement these skincare treatments with beautifying spray tans, eyelash tinting, and all-over waxing services. Permanent-makeup applications cut time out of the morning routine; similarly, ink-removal sessions save time that would otherwise be wasted explaining tattoos of string-theory equations to nosy strangers on the bus.
Oh Heavenly Tan meticulously bronzes color-hungry skin with a selection of airbrush and UV tanning options. The Level I airbrush tan coats the client's island-aspiring epidermis with a hydrating, color-enhancing spray to create an equator-dwelling appearance without spending hours in the sun or buying a pirate ship. To complement the airborne body glow, a Level I stand-up tan saturates skin with dermis-darkening UV rays. The nine-minute session is conducted in one of Oh Heavenly's spacious stand-up tanning beds, featuring a digital timer, advanced body-cooling system, and two stereo speakers for piping in radio hits or recordings of Sam Elliott reading a Judy Blume book.
Licensed skin therapist and facialist Carleen's business began with wedding makeup applications, but it quickly expanded to provide a well-rounded approach to glowing skin. Now, at Imagine by Carleen, she not only applies makeup, but also performs expert facials and skincare treatments. Her microcurrent therapy, anti-aging face-lifts, and acne facials allow her custom-blended and custom-designed makeup applications to shine even brighter.
Island Life Spa's staff pampers guests under the expert guidance of spa director and massage therapist Tina Marie Mayr, who has 20 years of experience owning and operating spas. Guests can relax with hot-stone massages, revitalize their complexion with aromatherapeutic skincare treatments in private rooms, or stop in on Wednesdays for acupuncture sessions. Facial treatments are performed using Eminence Organics products, which have garnered acclaim from publications around the world.
From within Queens' Club Fitness, Infinity Spa Salon strikes an effective balance between natural skincare and advanced aesthetic treatments. Located a short distance from New York City, aestheticians clear and brighten complexions with seven types of facials infused with vitamin C and hydroquinone-free lightening ingredients, and they also use the exfoliating powers of mechanical microdermabrasion. Unwanted hairs can be effortlessly removed using an all-natural, beeswax-infused formula from GiGi or the advanced technology of an Alma Soprano XL laser, which permanently removes hair from any skin type including ghosts' see-through complexions. In massage treatment rooms, therapists rely on 10 different modalities, including the ancient techniques of Thai massage and shiatsu, to release tight muscles and improve circulation.
Infinity's focus on harmony is also apparent in the salon and spa's interior design, which melds contemporary decor with natural earth elements, such as bamboo plants and warm brown walls.
The deft hands of Debra Florio, the owner of Contour Body Works and a licensed massage therapist in her own right, alternate between firm pressures and gentle strokes as they sweep over backs in relaxing massage sessions. Debra and her team of therapists rely on a mix of Eastern and Western techniques—from the gentle, full-body strokes of Swedish massage to the shiatsu acupressure and sliding bamboo shoots of bamboossage—to drive away tension accumulated while hanging from cliffs or betting whether strangers are left-handed.
Contour Body Works’ relaxing spa services don’t end with massage. The center’s licensed facial specialists cleanse pores of dirt and oil during European facials that include steaming, extractions, and a mask tailored to each client’s skin type. Dead Sea salt exfoliates skin during salt-glow sessions, and alternative treatments such as mud wraps and infrared-sauna sessions penetrate the skin’s superficial layers to expel toxins and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Similarly innovative treatments include magnetic therapy, which draws on the science of polarity to balance the body’s vibrations and realign the needles on wonky internal compasses.