Fantagio Spa doesn't feel like a spa as much as it exudes the air of a Middle Eastern palace. Potted palms and other tropical plants gently sway with each robed guest that shuffles by, as sand-colored brick and pyramid-shaped awnings remind them of an Egyptian pharaoh's quarters. In this palatial space, guests bask in soothing facials and mani-pedis, while treating their statures to tranquil massages and body wraps. Chocolate mud treatments awaken the body's senses and uncontrollable urge to nibble on its own arm with antioxidant-packed dark cocoa. Spa packages, meanwhile, combine facials, massages, and mani-pedis for up to four hours of blissful pampering.
Those arriving to Enigma Medi Spa for the first time might be struck by the chic, contemporary decor, which mixes modern chandeliers and sleek furniture with Asian-inspired accents. But the spa doesn’t just look pretty––behind each beautiful treatment room door lies the latest aesthetic technology, administered under the watch of medical director Dr. Oleg Volchonok, a double board-certified specialist in gastroenterology and internal medicine.
Using a computerized skin-analysis system, Dr. Volchonok’s staff can customize a skincare regimen unique to each client’s needs and goals and steer them toward treatments that might include IPL photorejuvenation, microcurrent facelifts, or a 24K gold facial. Beyond customized skincare treatments and slim-down plans, the mei spa also offers laser body contouring and a Himalayan salt sauna, which can help stressed bodies and asthma suffers breathe easier. They've also been helping clients acquire smooth, hair-free physiques for six years. Under doctor supervision, techs use Candela GentleMax lasers to permanently reduce unwanted hair on all skin types and tones. The med spa is home to five FDA-approved laser hair-removal devices that speedily target and remove unwanted hair with the precision of a Whac-A-Mole champion.
Degrees in chemistry, holistic spirituality, and theology decorate massage therapist Jonathan Nidock’s walls, complementing his 20 years of experience while alluding to his dual commitment to therapeutic bodywork and spiritual nurturing.
Jonathan pairs this commitment with a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology to administer relaxing massages that call upon modalities such as myofascial release and neuromuscular therapy. Though each maintains a specific focus, Jonathan’s massages all work to stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation, dissipate tension, and curb chronic aches caused by wearing Kick Me signs made of concrete. Ideal for addressing uncertainties in the organs and nervous system, Jonathan’s holistic foot-reflexology treatments promote well-being through the application of thumb pressure to specific points on the feet, which are thought to correspond to various organs in the body.
At The Body Klinic, Sophia Brodsky and her fellow aestheticians employ environmentally friendly products in order to improve clients’ outward appearances without compromising their health. The studio surrounds guests with a warm, sandy color scheme with decorative lighting and exposed brick, providing a calming environment where daily cares can be laid to rest. As visitors unwind, The Body Klinic’s team members tend to them with spa services for both outer beauty and inner wellness, from med-spa treatments and electrolysis to couples massage and chiropractic care. Aestheticians also operate a mobile spa service, bringing therapies directly to clients at their workplaces, hotels, or favorite dimly lit alleys.
Staff members at the Italian-themed La Bella Vita day spa use Apriori Beauty products during anti-aging facials and chemical peels, and they soothe muscles with relaxing massages or reflexology sessions. The team also enhances natural beauty with makeup services and long-lasting bronzing foam and removes hair with all-natural honey wax. The spa's tranquil ambiance emanates from backlit plants, flickering candles, and a trickling fountain, which is ideal for staging a shadow-puppet rendition of Roman Holiday.
Billy Engstrom, the licensed massage therapist behind Philadelphia Massage Studio, knows how the body and its muscles move. Not only has he been a massage therapist for the past 10 years, he's also flexed his own muscles as a wrestler since the age of 6. He puts this experience to work in his private studio, a space where he performs a range of different massages. His bread and butter, however, is custom massage. As each client's body, problem, and symptoms are different, so too is each of Billy's treatments unique.