Spa Dhara?s dozens of body and beauty treatments unite physical and mental peace just as they harmonize Eastern practices with a Western approach. Ayurvedic and Turkish methods combine with natural and organic products to nourish the skin during facials, microdermabrasion, and body services. Signature treatments keep tension at bay with heated stones and bamboo, alongside unique ingredients such as goat?s milk and lava clays imported from Morocco?s most serene volcanoes. Spa Dhara also meets beauty needs in the salon, where threading sessions remove unwanted hair, mani-pedis spruce up hand and toe tips, and henna designs provide an intricate alternative to scrawled grocery lists.
Beauology's owner Sridevi Rejeti helms a team of beauty specialists, who style strands, groom nails, remove unwanted hair, and apply makeup and henna to skin. Like a first date, each appointment begins with a consultation to discuss the client's requirements, and staffers then create a service to accommodate individual needs. Salon chairs rest in front of tall mirrors where clients watch new hairstyles form with the snips of scissors or brows retreat with the twist of a cotton thread. Neon pillows pop from the black background of a sleek leather couch stretched out behind pedicure tubs, and separate treatment rooms soothe clients with tranquil greens or blues and organic décor.
A trip to The Body Klinique is a complete sensory experience. Clients envelop themselves in warmth during a pretreatment dip in the sauna, or from the cushy, heated pillow wrapped against their necks during nail treatments. The scent of naturally derived products permeates the air, wafting from Eufora International pure, organic haircare products or the cranberry enzymes and pumpkin peels used during facials. The complimentary caf?'s warm and refreshing beverages dance over tongues. Not adding to the sensorial landscape are the sounds of cell phones?the spa bans the devices from all treatment areas.
Pure Salon Spa, an Aveda Concept Salon, is located in a historic building with a brick and glass façade that's crowned by rows of neatly trimmed greenery. A retail shop occupies the first floor, where a full selection of Aveda products offers glimpses into the masterful work performed by nearby stylists as they shape hair and breathe new color into each strand. Nearby, waxing specialists rid skin of unwanted hair and cosmetic experts help brides prepare to stun their partners, guests, and photographers with dazzling makeup.
Clients seeking full body care need only ascend to the second floor, where skincare specialists outsmart wrinkles and blemishes with revitalizing facials that include cameos by steam towels, foot baths, and massages. The top-floor oasis also echoes with the relieved sighs of fingers and toes as nail technicians groom and spoil them with mango butters, peppermint exfoliants, and videos of pistachio shells being mercilessly cracked open.
The certified therapists at A Perfect Day Spa coax burdens of stress and tension out of client bodies with an expansive repertoire of massage techniques. Muscle pamperings are available across an intensity spectrum that ranges from light and relaxing to deep tissue, with something to suit every client. The classic Swedish method uses kneading and sliding to dissolve tightness, and the sports massage helps to rehabilitate athletes weary from slam-dunk marathons. Backs will peacefully glow with warmth and improved circulation after hot stones draw out the chill of inflexibility. A Perfect Day Spa also offers a pregnancy massage specifically designed to mitigate the aches of carrying around a perfectly formed, tiny adult.
By 2011, Promila Shar knew that it was time for a name change. The aesthetician?who opened Taj Beauty & Wellness in 2004?had gained a legion of loyal customers for her mastery of Ayurveda, a discipline she studied diligently in both America and India. These traditional Hindu treatments put her clients into deep states of relaxation, so much so that she earned the nickname "skin shaman." Encouraged by her success, Ms. Shar changed her business' name to something more fitting: Kayantra, a combination of the Sanskrit words for "body" and "instrument."
Visits to Kayantra begin with a free consultation, during which Ms. Shar and her team diagnose skin issues and recommend the best possible treatment plan. These plans could include anything from an express facial to the Nirvana Ayurvedic Package, which combines a facial with pressure-point therapy, a foot treatment, and other relaxing services.