The expert aestheticians at Exquisite Skincare and Waxing mollycoddle guests from the neck up with facials custom-fit to their skin types and strengthened with Dermalogica tonics and salves. The Dermalogica facial commences with a mapping that analyzes the face’s topography and plots the most direct bus route from the chin to the forehead. A skinsmith then double cleanses and exfoliates the visage, ridding it of stubborn makeup, dirt, and past-their-prime skin cells. Warm steam opens up pores before a gentle extraction, if necessary, whisks away blemish-causing bacteria from the face. The façade refurbishing continues with a customized mask and application of serums, toner, eye cream, and a hydrating moisturizer. A light facial massage concludes the pampering, transporting minds to places of relaxation—like a sandy beach or the inside of Paul Bunyan’s pillow. Exquisite Skincare ensconces visitors in a serene setting decked with lavender paint, glowing chandeliers, and fresh flowers.
When Michele Taber, a licensed cosmetologist of two decades, decided to open Meeshe’ Salon and Spa in her native county, the beautifier selected a waterfront Cayuga Lake location that exuded tranquility. Her salon and spa treatments transfer the natural serenity indoors with mani-pedis augmented by seaweed wraps and full-body scrubs that exfoliate with sea salt instead of the traditional tool, corrugated cardboard. A fleet of freshly updated tanning beds warm bodies to a beachy glow, and shears or wax rid bodies of excess hair.
Amber LaForme has been passionate about massage since the age of 7, when she massaged her pets after an exhausting day of playing with them. Through her teen years, Amber massaged her friends’ shoulders after they retired from studying or chasing the rival schools' mascots out of town. Today, she’s a licensed massage therapist and believes that her decision to pursue this career was the best decision she ever made. In the comfortable offices of Perinton Hills Chiropractic, she channels her love of caring into each massage, providing clients with fully customized massages. Beyond the work day, Amber volunteers at Pitty Love Rescue Inc., an organization that provides training and a loving home to pit bulls.
At Stress Relief & Health Consultants, tension is public enemy No. 1: studies by the World Health Organization suggest that in addition to wreaking havoc on the mind, it may also prime the body for gastrointestinal disorders and ischemic heart disease. In this welcoming studio, caring staffers attack all stress-related baddies with therapeutic weapons including counseling, bodywork, aromatherapy, and fitness classes. Boot camps trample sluggishness with jumping jacks, pushups, and other high-intensity exercises that strengthen and condition the entire body. Massage therapy dissolves worry with soothing strokes that can untangle muscle knots and boost blood and lymph flow to promote healing. The studio also offers nutritional coaching, which helps clients to set achievable diet and fitness goals and tell the difference between a brownie and an overcooked broccoli floret.
In a tranquil spa space, Saggio Spa's aestheticians and massage therapists alleviate stresses stored throughout the body with a range of traditional and exotic facials, massages, and other spa services. Seven types of massage blend various modalities and may incorporate oils, hot paraffin, or hot stones to soothe aching muscles and relax tattoos of growling tigers. Both massages and facials sometimes call on aromatic essential oils and scrubs to refurbish skin; standouts among these include eucalyptus and mint oils, sea salts, and manuka honey. When not soothing back pains or flushing dirt from pores in their private treatment rooms, the spa staff organizes bridal and birthday parties for larger groups.