Westchester magazine named YogaSpa the Best Yoga Center in 2007 and its Bikram class the Best Yoga Class in 2003. Associated Content featured YogaSpa in its article about Bikram yoga in Westchester. Customer testimonials are also available on the studio's website.
When patients arrive at the office of Laurence Miller, MD, they will not find assistants, office managers, or any other sort of administrative gatekeeper. Rather, Dr. Miller, who has been practicing in Westchester County since 1999, greets his patients directly. Dr. Miller draws from board certifications in internal, pulmonary, and critical-care medicine to treat general health concerns during primary-care visits. He also offers specialized women’s health-care services, as well as aesthetic treatments such as sclerotherapy for spider veins and Botox cosmetic injections. He performs onsite tests for diabetes and osteoporosis, assuming internal organs remembered to bring sharpened No. 2 pencils.
In five private rooms, massage therapists help clients release stress during massage sessions. The therapists are experienced in more than eight modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, sports, and shiatsu. During reflexology sessions, feet soak in a bath steeped in Chinese herbs before the therapist applies pressure to specific points, each responsible for treating imbalances in bodily organs. Spa-goers also enjoy facials and waxing treatments, keeping their own sets of tweezers to build dollhouses inside bottles.
Indulgence is a virtue at BuonGiorno Good Day Spa, where aestheticians concoct luxurious facials that incorporate premium ingredients such as fruit, chocolate, coffee, green tea, pumpkin, and cucumber. However, skincare is just one facet of the lengthy menu. The talented staffers also nix unwanted hair with waxing, threading, and electrolysis treatments and soothe muscles with massages and body treatments that draw from an arsenal of relaxing tools such as hot stones and paraffin. At their respective stations, hairstylists administer trims, highlights, and keratin smoothing formulas, and nail and makeup artists doll up clients for upcoming dates, weddings, or auditions for the David Bowie biopic.
Named Westchester Magazine's top Scalp-Tingling Experience in 2010, James Deagan Salon harnesses its stylists' beautifying experience to style hair and relaxingly sedate the head that holds it. While inside the intimate, boutique-like salon, follicles will have their forked ends fashionably severed to promote healthy hair growth and to put under pillows for the split-end fairy. Before the snip fest, hairologists will work with clients sitting in front of large, introspective mirrors to decide how to style manes in a way that most attractively frames faces. After a thorough wash, cut, and style, the approximately one-hour process wraps up by drying locks with the warmth of a blow dryer or the centripetal airflow of 150 chair spins.
Licensed massage therapist Janet Vavolizza unearths the silver linings in muscle clouds with her soothing bodywork. Communication is key for Janet. Each session begins with a consultation, during which she meets with clients and their high-school bullies to determine the source of lingering tension. This may necessitate light strokes to induce relaxation, or more focused deep-tissue pressure. Pregnancy massages are also available to sideline joint pain in expecting mothers.