EJ Bain boasts a slew of services to beautify all the body’s cutaneous valleys and plateaus. Improve your aerodynamic design with a brow ($15), back ($40), and half-leg ($30) wax, or treat tarnished skins to a cleansing Evangeline facial, 75 minutes of custom coddling that leads to a clog-free canvas and includes an eye-zone treatment to deflate puffy peepers ($80). EJ Bain also bestows countenances with makeup lessons ($50), brow tinting ($15), and a skin-soothing plant peel, which rids skin of rough and tumble texture by removing its humdrum outer layers to uncover lustrous, new cells and subdermal stocks of sequins ($30).
• For $57, you get a 30-minute mini facial (a $50 value) and a 20–30-minute microdermabrasion session (a $59 value; a $109 total value). • For $50, you get a 15-minute steam treatment (a $15 value), a foot paraffin treatment (a $10 value), and a 30-minute Swedish massage (a $45 value) followed by a 30-minute nap (a $20 value; a $90 total value). With the purchase of either option, Groupon customers also receive 20% off spa treatments on a subsequent visit.
SalonOne19 & Spa's featured aesthetician, Breena Yates, is trained and certified to wield Image Skincare’s high-quality products to refinish facial exteriors, which she does in a modern office marked by sunny yellow walls and plush brown furnishings. The Image Signature facial pummels signs of aging with a concoction of antioxidants, enzymes, and collagen-coaxing materials designed to tighten skin and overhaul facial tissue marred by wrinkles and unfinished games of tic-tac-toe. Alternatively, fragile façades rejoice in the indulgent ministrations of a chemical-, acid-, and paraben-free organic balancing facial. This facial harnesses the powers of potent antioxidants and botanicals to even out unbalanced or sensitive skin common in pregnant women and poets with vertigo.
Commandeered by Dr. Mike Catausan, the crew at Exclusive MD caters to clients with a roster of skin-smoothing treatments. IPL photo rejuvenation targets sun damage, freckles, age spots, enlarged pores, prominent blood vessels, rosacea, and poorly drawn mustaches, working to reduce their appearance. The intense pulsed light infiltrates the skin's surface, zeroing in on dark spots and shaking collagen production stores awake to smooth lines and shrink pores. The noninvasive treatment's recovery time is short, but skin may appear red for up to 24 hours. Dark spots may turn darker or into charming, toothy princes for up to a week after before they flake off and reveal fresh epidermis.
The practitioner instructors at WellSpring School of Allied Health enlighten beginners and professionals alike through continuing-education courses in massage therapy, fitness, health, and wellness. Practicing massage therapists can bolster existing expertise with the hot-stone massage course ($272), while certified personal trainers can work toward new certifications during courses such as Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist ($450). Master the fundamentals of muscle mesmerizing during one of six Massage for Everyone programs, or hone CPR and first-aid ($136) skills to better handle catastrophic games of Candyland.
The licensed massage therapist at Ahimsa Healing pulls out every tool in the musculoskeletal toolbox, calling on everything from the popular gliding strokes of Swedish massage to the energy-based healing techniques of Japanese reiki to defeat chronic pain. Visits begin with an intake form, on which clients or enchanted pencils scribble down notes regarding chronic conditions or injuries so that therapists can design a custom pain-relieving treatment. Nimble hands then manipulate muscles, calling upon deep-tissue kneads to offset injuries and craniosacral therapy to reduce headaches caused by accidentally holding your helmet and wearing your jackhammer.
Understanding that many women and men may lack the time required to spend a day at the spa, Beth Kearns founded A Perfect Ten (or Twenty) so everyone can feel pampered, no matter his or her schedule. The business's stylists and aestheticians are on-the-go, either performing services in-studio or bringing mobile services to homes, offices, hotels, and hospitals. Once there, they perform spa mani-pedis, soothing massages, and airbrushed spray tans.
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