Realmonte's staff draws inspiration from the salon's name, which means "royal mountains" in Italian, and aims to give guests the royal treatment with each spray tan, manicure, pedicure, facial, and makeup application. With a modern art-deco interior design, jet-black furnishings add high contrast to the salon's walls, which are painted in hues of peach, sky blue, and pale yellow. Tranquil treatment rooms invite spa-goers to enjoy soft lights, plush blankets, and wormholes that lead to calmer dimensions.
Andy Arnold is nationally certified by National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork and licensed in New York. His clients snuggle up on a heated massage table and discuss with Andy where their bodies hurt and what kind of stress they're experiencing. This helps him decide how to customize their session and what kind of techniques—Swedish, deep-tissue, myofascial release, hot-stone therapy, pregnancy massage, or cranial sacral therapy—he will use. He then gets to work, often supplementing massages with warm lotion, jojoba oil, and hot stones at no additional cost. He particularly likes jojoba oil because it is great for the skin, and unlike other oils, it won't stain the client's clothes.
In January 2010, Posh Salon and Spa assembled a team of beauty professionals to pamper clients with upscale salon services. Each member of the styling team specializes in a field, exclusively offering haircare, nailcare, or skincare services. The salon’s image consultant creates fetching and unique looks with color and body analyses as well as makeup lessons that teach clients to highlight attractive features while downplaying eyebrows that spell out swear words.
Shortly after earning his license to practice massage therapy, Todd DeKramer started working in a chiropractic clinic—an experience that would eventually lead to his specialization in pain management. Todd had been interested in the field since his days as a pitcher for Monmouth University, where he gained a firsthand understanding of athletic injuries and was introduced to some of the same sports-therapy treatments that he practices today.
As the therapist behind Rochester On-Site Massage, Todd travels to locations throughout the city to alleviate aches with onsite chair massages that begin with relaxing Swedish strokes and culminate in quick kneads. His couples massage classes teach pairs to solve their differences with relaxing strokes or firm—perhaps too firm—deep-tissue pressure.
“Pamper Yourself," two words stamped in gold that command all who enter Therapeutic Massage & Bodyworks' domain, asway with lush greenery. With this mandate always in mind and therapeutic scents lingering in the air, ice-cold goblets of lemon water or steaming cups of herbal tea comfort guests losing themselves in the fireplace’s warm, flickering ballet. Gentle exhalations stir the still air, raising scents that hint at fistfuls of rose petals and fruit-based masks that harness the same natural powers as the fine mud and fresh avocados enhancing the salon’s full-body treatments. A reliance on the bounty of Mother Nature carries through into massage treatments that use warm seashells to chase away stress. Skincare and body waxing are performed by licensed aestheticians who hold secondary certification in zamboni operation.
Unlike other spas that jack-of-all-trade their way through life, offering all manners of curious aesthetic palliative, Pittsford Laser Spa does one thing well. Experienced specialists enlist low-level, noninvasive lasers to stave off or outright eliminate hair growth. During each session, a Candela GentleMax laser transports unwanted hair to a place it will never be seen again, such as the 1839 Whig Party National Convention. The calculated beams impair a follicle's ability to regenerate and cover large areas to help reduce the number of treatments needed to completely remove hair. A computer-controlled cooling device helps to prevent discomfort and knee-top luaus, and a lack of downtime lets patrons return to routines quickly.