At First Impressions, aestheticians spruce up faces, relax backs, and pamper nails in 90-minute mini spa excursions. Technicians rub hands and feet with lavender- or honey-infused exfoliating scrubs, polishing skin to a healthy glow before coating nails in gel or Shellac polish, whose persistent grip clings to talons for up to two weeks, much like a shy toddler clutching a store mannequin’s leg. Toes can stretch out and luxuriate in a complimentary paraffin treatment, and faces emerge looking fresh and youthful after a treatment using all-natural products.
At Relax N Glow, clients are greeted with a warm smile and a glass of lemon or cucumber water. This seemingly small gesture telegraphs the attention to detail that is central to the spa's philosophy.
Once they've led clients into a private treatment rooms, Relax N Glow's staff sets to work releasing tension with eight types of massages, unclogging pores with five types of facials, or contouring the body with noninvasive Velashape treatments. But before they perform any of their signature services, the staff consults with clients to ensure treatments are personalized and to ask them about the outside world, which may have radically changed within the last 30 minutes.
Licensed massage therapist Alison Farrell honed her soothing skills during more than 1,000 hours of training at Finger Lakes School of Massage. Today, she applies an array of massage modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal techniques, inside Roots & Bloom Massage Therapy in central Queens. During most sessions, soothing aromatherapy scents further relax clients, helping them forget about work troubles or that 6-foot rabbit who's always following them around. Clients can book their appointments online, or ask Alison to come to their own home to make kneading sessions more convenient.
Because there's no place like home, the team Tourelax Housecall Hot Stone Massage Therapy and Spa travels to the client's location to offer soothing respite in the form of hot stone massages and facials. They also perform these treatments in their headquarters, pulling from different modalities to design a massage that suits each client's particular needs, whether they're knots in the neck or tightness in the shoulders. To create sleeker physiques, staff specialists perform Zerona cold-laser sessions contour the body and help fat cells release their contents, minimizing the appearance of cellulite.
Oshi's Spa Zone is simultaneously calming and invigorating. The sleek wood floors and comfortable couches invite guests to unwind, and the fire engine red walls and the light pouring in from the two-story front window keeps guests awake. When guests finish basking in their surroundings, they can put themselves in the hands of one of the staff for a variety of services.