The aesthetics aficionados at Midtown Day Spa pamper clients with customizable spa services. During a 60-minute Swedish massage, a licensed massage therapist soothes tense musculature with the strong kneading motions and delicate touch of a chef sculpting a bust of Millard Fillmore from pizza dough. Alternatively, a 60-minute facial cleanses, exfoliates, and moisturizes tired visages with an arsenal of skincare products chosen specifically for each client. Upon exiting, clients can check their newly radiant reflections in mirrors hung from the spa's yellow and purple walls or breathe in the aromas of flowers clasped in nearby sconces.
In the olden days, nomads and royalty alike made pilgrimages to the lowest point on earth: the Dead Sea. The vitamin-rich waters, which are roughly six times saltier than the ocean, had a therapeutic effect on bathers, dissolving stress, boosting metabolism, and brightening skin tones. Nowadays, the same benefits can be had without a trip to Jerusalem, thanks to L’Ultime Day Spa’s mud wraps, which tighten skin and detoxify systems with the sea’s salt and mud. A team of massage therapists can also relax muscles with kneads customized to each client, in styles that range from Swedish and deep tissue to reflexology, which focuses exclusively on the hands and feet. They can even ply the physique with reiki, energy work that stimulates the body’s self-healing powers without also activating its self-cloning powers.
The skilled technicians at Light as a Feather beautify texting tips with shiny new cases. Trimmed nails and coddled cuticles will replace the jagged tips of yesterday, making sure that your handshakes are no longer misconstrued as a motion to war. Both the hands and feet will be massaged and pampered, much like Hansel and Gretel while the oven was preheating. A fresh coat of polish glams up your refreshed grabbers and groovers before they return to real life, where they’ll provide a pleasant foreground for typing and incite spontaneous footsie attacks. The salon’s calming atmosphere will allow meddlesome mind matter to decompress and join your extremities in their blissful daydreaming.
Licensed massage therapist Joel Tull has been mending much-used muscles for more than 30 years, having utilized his skills at the Olympic games and numerous World Track & Field Championships. When challenged by tense-torsoed, languorous-limbed bodies, Tull responds by performing expertly executed 50-minute massages. Customers can stop in at the massagery and relax while multifaceted fingers tap into muscular knots and sinewy sore spots, relieving the aches and pains caused by moving furniture or wrestling professors for their knowledge.
Jill White-Huffman specializes in a variety of massage modalities, including Thai, deep tissue, hot stone, and reflexology. Jill customizes every session to meet the unique needs of her clients, and her table is heated and hydraulic—like most cars with flames on the sides—allowing her to adjust as she sees fit. In addition to physical healing, Jill also facilitates mental and spiritual healing with other therapeutic services, such as marriage and family counseling.
For nearly three decades, Dr. Brad J. Buxton has kept his office up to speed on emerging chiropractic tools and techniques. In his office, the traditional image of chiropractors cracking and popping backbones is replaced by a tableau of computer-guided decompression and adjustment therapies. The office’s ProAdjuster sensors analyze the spine, revealing subluxations and graphically charting the results on a monitor. During DTS decompression treatments, clients relax on the padded traction table while a computer-controlled belt and harness system gently elongates the spine. The resulting vacuum produced inside the expanding disks draws in oxygen to decrease inflammation, which can ease discomfort from injuries.