A peaceful oasis in your busy day, Qitopia offers massages, facials, and reflexology in beautifully appointed private rooms. The trained practitioners at Qitopia?formerly known as New You Massage in Deptford Mall?use the quiet space to soothe faces, backs, and feet with authentic Chinese modalities such as shiatsu and tuina. They free the body's energy, known as qi, from blockages by performing acupressure with hot stones and plugging in any bodily power cords. Tension lifts from clients' statures as the experts gently stretch limbs and release tight joints, using aromatherapy oils and lotions to aid relaxation and detoxification. Chinese massages also unleash a host of benefits from enhanced immunity and energy to reduced hypertension.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability?Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa?s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
The word "verde" means "green" in Spanish, and that's exactly what Verde Salon strives to be. The salon offers numerous eco-friendly beauty treatments, from formaldehyde-free nail polishes to skincare products formulated with organic and vegan ingredients. Even the space itself is green?it boasts low- or no-VOC paints and finishes, recycled wallpaper and bamboo flooring, and EnergyStar appliances.
Owner and head stylist Kevin Gatto runs the show here. The beauty guru has more than a decade of industry experience under his belt, including stints as an expert stylist on CBS- and NBC-Philadelphia, and a lifetime of shampooing his own hair. He and his team work hard to keep up with the always-changing salon industry, regularly participating in what Gatto calls "scissors-on" trainings to learn the latest styles and techniques.
Rustic wood floors, french doors, and calming white walls create a cozy atmosphere that complements T.A.R. Salon's roster of relaxing services. Skilled hands untie muscular knots during massage and bodywork sessions. During hair-related appointments, they'll clip fresh coifs from overgrown scalps, outdated 'dos, or over-powdered wigs. Nailcare and waxing round out the salon’s services, and patrons can opt to combine any number of treatments to usher in a full day of self-pampering.
Master-level certified in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, massage therapist Daniel Caruso customizes both Swedish and ashiatsu massages to suit individual clients' needs. Each session begins with a deep breath atop a lambskin-covered, heated table, cleansing the mind of stress and catchy TV theme songs as Caruso assesses for any particularly tense or troublesome muscle areas. During Swedish massages, hot stones, music, and aromatherapy help patrons relax as he blends trigger-point therapy with light- to medium-pressured strokes to reduce stress and promote circulation.
Founded by Dr. Susan Stukes, a certified health coach, SevaLife is an oasis of wellness treatments designed to bring about physical and mental health. Bodies looking to rekindle relationships with minds will find yoga, pilates, and meditation classes, while those with inner alkaline batteries to recharge can look to reiki treatments and Pranic healing sessions. Dr. Stukes relies on her background as a dentist as she doles out advice about oral health, which is often linked to overall wellness and chronic conditions. The studio also offers cleansing programs.