Most popular service: Integrated massage
Brands Used: Certified Organic HobaCare Jojoba Oil
Staff Size: 3
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Andria, the owner and massage therapist of Inner Peace Healing, believes that every form of massage has its value. Whether it's a Swedish massage that gently relieves tension or a reiki session that balances the body's energies, the benefits of professional bodywork are tangible.
Andria's goal as a therapist is to raise the public's awareness of these benefits, one massage at a time. She specializes in a wide variety of modalities, ranging from neuromuscular therapy to sports massage. Regardless of which style she practices, her clients tend to appreciate the outcome. Talk with her before scheduling a treatment to discuss which techniques are best for preventing injury, managing pain, or finding out if you're still ticklish.
Bear and Birch pairs the time-tested experience of the Russian banya with modern luxuries. Housed in the massive, sand-toned expanse of a two-story, brick-and-stone facility, multiple rooms provide the space and privacy needed to unwind. Bear and Birch boasts three different steam rooms, hot tubs with billowing jets, couches to recline upon, and, in many cases, roaring fireplaces and flat-screen TVs. TVs are also present in some of the dining rooms, where inky red borscht and platters of smoked fish can be paired with beverages brought from home. Robe-clad guests can improvise their own self-guided spa experiences, trading their time between napping, schvitzing, soaking, and watching sports, but they can also commission massages and traditional birch branch slappings. Bear and Birch's uniqueness started with its very founding, encapsulated with BBC and New York magazine interviews with headlines like "Goldman Sachs Trader Quits to Pursue Sauna Dream."
When children are sick, their parents will do anything to heal them. That’s why, when her teenage daughter developed fibromyalgia, Sorina Durante decided to go back to school to find ways to improve her daughter's health. She attended 10 different programs across England, Canada, and the United States to learn the latest in laser therapy and relaxation techniques, which not only helped her relieve her daughter's pains but also led her to open Energy Balance Laser Therapy & Massage. There, Durante shares with her clients her expertise in red-light therapy, therapeutic massage, and Dr. Kaufman's pain-neutralization technique, the latter of which relieves chronic and acute pain using a light touch. Durante also offers anti-aging facials that use lasers to firm and clear the skin, as well as stress-relieving alternative therapies such as reiki and CranioSacral.
“It’s not just a haircut, it’s a hair experience.” So goes the motto at this Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, where stylists go above and beyond to make each and every hair feel totally indulged. Shampoo becomes anything but ordinary at the salon's lather lounge, where heads can combine an intense conditioning treatment with a relaxing massage of the neck, shoulders, scalp, or hands. Or, opt for the salon's beauty ritual, which nourishes the scalp with an olive oil sugar scrub, before stylists spoon feed caviar to each strand and wash impurities down the drain with a sparkling Pierre water rinse. The color bar menu allows clients to mix and match shading services such as all-over color with a color glaze or minimal grey touch-up with a matching lash tint, and every color service includes s five minute conditioning treatment to ensure new hues look healthy. Beyond being masters of the latest cutting trends, several of the stylists at Aurelio are also certified Deva Curl curly hair specialists, while others are experts at installing Cinderella Hair Extensions, which are made of 100% human hair.
Guided by a holistic approach that soothes both body and mind, Lily Pad Day Spa—ranked first in the area by Spafinder—is proud to offer an array of all-natural treatments performed with organic products. An Eastern influence shows up both in the decor and in treatments such as a Sun & Moon ritual with a Dead Sea mud massage and an aromatherapy facial with pure essential oils. As guests walk toward their treatment rooms, they move among sheer curtains, colorful lanterns, and natural elements such as waterfalls and stone walls.
To really help clients feel at home, Lily Pad offers complimentary extras such as meditation stations and a relaxation room with chocolates and organic beverages. Customers can also hang around after treatments by taking fitness classes, browsing the Unique Boutique, or ordering a spa lunch.
When it comes to relaxation, Lisa K. Girandola offers a variety of options for pampering her patrons. She and her staff promote inner calm and relaxed muscles by ushering clients through 14 types of massages and 15 ways of smashing an alarm clock. Cold, clinical technology is nowhere to be found during facial and skin services. Instead, fruit and lavender peels and masks replace lasers and harsh chemicals during the spa's sea facials, herbal facials, and optimum rejuvenation treatments. In addition to beautifying and relaxing physiques, Lisa nurtures spiritual sides by attempting to balance chakras and leading students through three levels of reiki-attunement classes.