The human body is capable of healing itself. Health practitioners at Bowenwork Energetics use natural treatments to enhance the healing process. Bowenwork, a little-known holistic therapy that uses small, gentle rolling movements in precise locations on muscles, tendons, and nerves, sends messages to the automatic nervous system to prompt automatic brain commands to each area stimulated, causing the affected area to ‘reset’ itself to its default state. Bowenwork is believed to be able to improve circulation, rebalance the body, and relieve acute pain. Treating everything from migraines and carpal tunnel syndrome to sciatica, digestive problems, and back pain, practitioner and reiki master Surrinder Arora studies the detailed medical history of each of her clients before healing the body with Bowenwork treatments.
Bio Balance Therapy's staff works to shape silhouettes and smooth skin with massages, organic scrubs, and mineral-infused mud and seaweed wraps. During the cellulite massage, deft digits work to dislodge fatty deposits, clearing the way for overstayed toxins to escape the body inside “ahh” speech bubbles. An organic concoction of brown sugar, coconut milk, and orange rind, the body scrub gently exfoliates newly smoothed epidermises, and the parafango body wrap works to tighten skin with mineral-infused mud and firm pressure. During a libido-boost wrap, spa staff swathes bodies in organic seaweed mud, essential oils, and aphrodisiac herbs grown by French maids.
At International Therapeutic Massage, the staff values well-being above all else. They dedicate the full appointment to the massage, refusing to subtract any time for changing, a consultation, or a quick game of patty-cake to warm up the therapist’s hands. Once a client stretches out in one of 10 treatment rooms, the therapist goes to work using various techniques—deep-tissue, prenatal, or Swedish, for example. These techniques are designed not just to alleviate pain and discomfort, but also to improve mental well-being, promote self-healing, and enhance the immune system.
Sylvie Salei has strived to make people feel healthy, at ease, and looking good for more than 30 years. She has a number of ways of accomplishing that—she trained as an aesthetician in France and is a licensed massage therapist. Sylvie oversees a wide variety of services, from facials to waxing. Also available: at-home spa services as well as spa parties, although terry-cloth noisemakers will not be provided.
Once you have your Groupon, you can call to schedule an appointment at Agosta, where a master hair shaman will snip, fade, and charm the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and head-snakes. Your experienced stylist will sense your innermost hair-yearnings, then direct carefully wielded scissors in tune with your thoughts and dreams, letting creativity and practical solutions decorate your scalp for a haircut that revolutionizes the way you look in the mirror—inside and out. Afterward, in the streets, you might find that your magnificent cut busts the binds of its bowler hat and leaps into sunshine, dappling the dark alleyways of careless coiffeurs.
Tres Jolie Salon and Spa’s multitalented crew beautifies bodies with aesthetic treatments that employ an array of natural products and massage treatments to an advanced level of customization. Staffers cleanse and hydrate complexions with natural, paraben-free Guinot products, leaving skin glowing more than a recently promoted lighthouse keeper. Artists then put finishing touches on fresh visages with the all-natural Jane Iredale line of mineral makeup. The massage crew tailors visits to meet the specific needs of the client, enhancing sessions with myofascial release and aromatherapy. Therapists even offer modalities that are specific to different clients, including pre- and postnatal treatments, modified techniques for people with special needs, geriatric massage, and hot-stone therapy for patrons who recently lost a pet rock.
Stylists add creative flair to hair at stations made of rich hardwood and marble. The fun-loving ensemble coordinates party packages that include hors d'oeuvres, drinks, music, and candles, ideal for celebrating a bridal party or preparing for prom.
At some point or another, everyone needs a getaway, and A Way of Escape Massage offers just such a place. The spa’s therapists are knowledgeable in many types of bodywork, including deep-tissue, hot-stone, and Swedish massage. With these modalities, they help people escape the stress that comes with working, raising a family, or counting the number of stars in the sky in your head.