For 25 years, the team of specialists at New Age Massage and Health Center has promoted balanced bodies and minds with a variety of holistic services. Massage therapist Nicky Dhanani not only loosens muscles with acupressure massages or ancient Indian shirodhara treatments, but also remedies digestive woes as an instructor with the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy and knowledge acquired at a naturopathy hospital in Mumbai, India. Dhanani is also a reiki master and teacher, and uses pranic healing and chakra balancing to address concerns such as pain, stress, or a chronic inability to find Waldo.
Between Nicky and Sneha Dhanani, who is a licensed skincare expert completing studies in holistic nutrition, guests should be able to find an alternative-medicine treatment for any concern, be it physical or emotional.
Contour Day Spa employs a team of more than 25 hairstylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians, many with 10 or more years of experience in their field. These staff members leave no limb unattended—their extensive menu of salon and spa services includes anti-aging facials, mani-pedis, and even doctor-supervised weight-loss programs. During purifying water therapies, bodies float in warm baths filled with mineral salts, aromatherapy oils, and rubber duckies holding palm fronds. Frescoes of serene beaches decorate the walls, which robed clients can admire on their way to private treatment rooms or shared saunas.
Aesthetician and owner Elena uses her skills from training in Romania and more than 30 years working in Manhattan to help beautify clients’ skin at her elegant, European-styled spa. Marble-clad walls and chateau-evoking sconces set the stage for seaweed wraps and sea-salt scrubs that help tighten and invigorate skin, along with glycolic-acid treatments and facials. Her european facial does not involve tattoos of random French, German, and Spanish words; rather, it includes a steaming with chamomile herbs and a natural vegetable-peel exfoliant to leave skin glowing and more youthful.
The sign doesn’t lie. Tucked inside the Ocean Manor Hotel, this locally owned salon literally resides beside the sea, surrounded by the sun-soaked sands of the hotel’s private beach. Creative Dominican, Peruvian, and Turkish techniques are woven into the salon’s litany of services, which include everything from haircare and nailcare to Brazilian waxes and massage therapy. All facials include a complimentary skin analysis, product recommendation, and monster-mask removal.