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.
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.
Rows of shady trees shelter guests as they pass Nu Yu Day Spa?s brick fa?ade, a sturdy shell that conceals nearly 1,000 square feet of soft, pamper-ready space. When guests open the green front door, soothing music wafts by as a friendly hostess greets them with a cup of herbal tea. Separated by french doors, private treatment rooms welcome guests with plush pedicure couches and pillowed manicure stations. In addition to nail services, techs shoo away stressors with massages, facials, and waxing treatments. Because Nu Yu's experts laud the health benefits of human touch, their services incorporate natural oils, salts, butters, and scrubs, which are applied without the use of sponges or robot hands.
Some clients go to spas to boost wellness with ancient rituals. Others go for the technology that helps them look their best. New Spa Me Inc. serves both categories of clientele with services from both the holistic healing and med-spa worlds. Treatments such as Thai herbal therapy and shiatsu draw from Eastern healing traditions thought to align energy and restore inner balance without surgically removing inner seesaws. On the other side of the spectrum, radiofrequency facials employ radio waves to deeply penetrate and tone skin. Both kinds of services are conducted within private treatment rooms whose lights may be dimmed for a relaxing, candlelit atmosphere or brightened to ensure medically exact treatments.
GreenStone Spa’s four therapists infuse organic products and Eastern therapies into treatments that yield whole-body rejuvenation. Calling upon the curative properties of copper and sulfur, aestheticians administer hydrating and deep-cleansing facials that balance skin tone. Massage therapists tackle the muscular system with 11 modalities including Swedish and deep tissue. During the Sticks and Stones massage, they heat muscles and soften areas of concentrated tension with warmed stones and bamboo sticks. In the spa's gift shop, beauty professionals equip patrons with aromatherapy gifts and body products to remind them of the chronic ache that got away.
Potted plants add a verdant touch to the calming, minimalistic environment created by J&S Spa's sleek hardwood floors and clean white walls. The aestheticians provide a complete anatomical spread of pampering services stretching from spa pedicures to ginger-honey body wraps to eyelash extensions. Inside private rooms, guests relax as massage therapists release tension and restore balance through an array of massage modalities, including thai herbal therapy. A variety of facials—infused with antioxidants and vitamin C—leave skin looking radiant while reducing the appearance of fine lines and the urge to lick orange trees.