For aesthetician Vicki, clear skin isn't just about outer beauty—it's also about inner confidence. At Skin by Vicki, her goal is to help clients determine what they want for their skin, at which point she can help them overcome acne, signs of age, or other issues with custom skincare regimens. She uses products derived from fruits and plants in all of her treatments, which range from deluxe facials with chemical peels to mini facials designed to maintain skin from week to week.
The licensed massage and cranial-sacral therapists of Healing Hands Medical Massage administer specialized manual therapies in order to ease physical pain and promote healthy minds. Through gentle manipulations of the neck and skull, the therapists correct restrictions and imbalances in the cranial-sacral system, striving to relieve chronic aches—such as those associated with migraines or fibromyalgia—and emotional stress. During reflexology treatments, they stimulate specific pressure points located on the feet, each area tied to a larger bodily system. The sessions promote increased relaxation and are ideal for clients who never want to take off their Hulk costumes. Those willing to expose their real back muscles can enjoy Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, or hot-stone massages. Healing Hands Medical Massage also provides corporate services such as onsite chair massages and acupuncture.
At Tribeca Medaesthetics, Dr. Jason A. Shapiro beautifies façades in a state-of-the-art cosmetic surgical center decked out with colorful artwork and cozy seating with relaxing lounge music. Cosmetic surgeries, such as face-lifts, breast augmentation and reduction, and liposuction—as well as Botox, Juvederm, and other injectables—help Dr. Shapiro contour patients’ curves and overall appearance to desired specifications. The board certified plastic surgeons also aim luminescent beams from a trio of cosmetic lasers to help resurface skin, burn fat, and break down any unwanted tattoos or long-division problem. Tribeca Medaesthetics also supervises weight-loss programs and nonsurgical aesthetic services such as facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasions.
Michelle Ann's athletic background helped her appreciate the physical challenge of yoga when she first discovered it. After training with Shri Yogi Hari at the Sampoorna Yoga Ashram, she went on to teach classes at parks, beaches, and inside the studio. In addition to creative vinyasa flow sequences, Michelle teaches hatha yoga. A portmanteau that combines the Hindi words for sun and moon, hatha aims to balance contrasting concepts such as "effort" and "surrender," or "healthy" and "tastes good." Michelle also blends vinyasa yoga and Pilates techniques to tone muscles and increase flexibility.
The treatment begins with a consultation, which fulfills one of two yearly pilgrimages to the dentist's chair. Friendly dental specialists immortalize bites through x-rays before commencing the Beaming White teeth-whitening treatment. After painting newly cleaned chompers with a hydrogen peroxide gel, a cool blue LED lamp beams whitening waves onto sullied teeth enamel, rendering smiles bright enough to keep a deer standing still while you hang old computer mice from his antlers. The whitening treatment can take up to 90 minutes. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Founded by certified colon hydrotherapist Adina Zeev and licensed acupuncturist Jata Abdur-Rahim, Blessed Love Health Care endeavors to bring the mind, body, and spirit into balance through holistic treatments and educational workshops. Therapies—including acupuncture, ear candling, and shiatsu massage—rely heavily on Eastern practices to detoxify and restore wellness. Raw-food classes and certification courses help participants up their intake of whole, natural foodstuffs while reducing their dependence on processed meals and plastic fruits dipped in Cool Whip. In addition to authoring several books on wellness, Adina personally creates each of Blessed Love’s workshops, whose topics range from gardening to fertility.