At Spa Jolie, aestheticians, massage therapists, and laser technicians cull techniques from a variety of cultures to beautify their clients. Reflexology, a 4,000-year-old Chinese method of applying pressure to specific points in the hands and feet, joins traditional Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to soothe weary physiques. Fresh, European seaweed makes up one of the layers in the four-layer facial to help tone and tighten the skin. When performing the ancient Indian technique of threading, technicians capture unwanted facial hair between twists of cotton fibers. These culturally diverse practices appear alongside a roster of lasers, made from all-natural, locally harvested machine parts, which help reduce cellulite and even whiten teeth.
The Oceanside Wellness Center contours away inches and tightens skin during quick, noninvasive Lipo-Light sessions. During the 30-minute treatments, lasers slip past skin's outer defenses, targeting the adipose tissue that lurks just beneath. Stimulated by the light energy, these cells give up their fatty contents, which then vacate the body during normal lymphatic cycles. The treatments also strengthen the target area's collagen and elastin fibers, resulting in a tighter, more toned surface. The center also offers additional therapeutic services.
At offices in Great Neck and Floral Park, Dr. Lauren Schwartz leads a podiatric team that’s been keeping feet and ankles healthy for about 20 years.The office addresses general podiatry care for bunions, fractures, heel pain, neuromas, orthotics and diabetic foot care; patients can also opt for a bit of pampering: specially designed sterile pedicures keep toes relaxed and looking their best, and sterile manicures do the same for fingers. The foot facial gets skin ready for open-toed shoes and glass slippers.
There are no secrets at South Shore Cosmetic Surgeons. And that's because Doctors K. A. Hassan and H. Waheed believe educated clients make the best decisions and will feel most comfortable during their treatments. So for more than 20 years, the doctors have taken the time to educate clients on a variety of available treatments, from dermal fillers and Thermage treatments to rhinoplasty.
The eclectic staff of Yaffa’s Living Well provides a comprehensive repertoire of services to promote holistic wellness, helping clients become healthier and more relaxed from the inside out. Visitors in need of physical relaxation can opt to de-stress weary soul sacks with rounds of detoxifying ionic footbaths, therapeutic massages, or energizing reiki. Acupuncturists can help appease minds unable to let go of ongoing work projects or enable them to rest until they understand life as a porcupine. To unwind the kind of stress accumulated over the long term, clients can find relief from the center’s new-age staff, including a psychic, life coach, and a hypnotherapist.
The more than a dozen brick-and-mortar locations that make up Ultimate Champions Taekwondo Association share not only a style of combat, but a teaching philosophy as well. Tracing the lineage of their combative art back to Grandmaster Sang K. Oh, the instructors adhere to his teachings, exemplified by the quote, "The person who can defeat others with flashy techniques but is without love toward his fellow man will in the end defeat himself." Students use the physical empowerment of mastering jumps, kicks, and weapons to arm themselves with discipline, confidence, concentration, self-respect, and courtesy for others.
Outside of the classroom, the organization reaches out to the tri-state community with ample demonstrations of some of their most exciting techniques. Practitioners soar skyward in flying kicks or fill the air with the whirring blows of nunchakus, bos, and kamas. Fists slam through boards, balloons, and bricks to demonstrate the striking power of tae kwon do and the structural flaws in the Three Little Pigs' panic room.
The experienced ophthalmologists at Manhattan Lasik Center have successfully sharpened the vision of more than 50,000 pairs of peepers using some of the latest technology in the field. They only perform LASIK and laser vision-correction surgeries at this facility, so patients can count on specialized expertise in the doctors' care and their prowess at laser tag. Free consultations help to determine which option from their menu of treatments is best for individual specs wearers.