Licensed acupuncturist Denise Rusnak and licensed massage therapist Nancy Dionisiou fight physical ailments with natural treatments that target the roots of illness. Their combined expertise in Chinese and Native American herbology, shamanistic techniques, reiki, and Japanese acupuncture round out a holistic skill set that aims to address conditions ranging from depression to digestive issues without using drugs or invasive procedures. The Asian-themed environs soothe eyes with a blend of hues such as mauve and apricot. Sky-blue walls in the treatment room set nerves at ease, bringing back childhood memories of stealing periwinkle crayons from local policemen.
The team is devoted to creating a tranquil retreat, encouraging clients to slip away from their everyday hassles and relax while taking advantage of a comprehensive beauty menu. Mani-pedis coat nails in polish by OPI or CND, and a lamp-cured Shellac finish is designed to stay flawless for up to three weeks. Using hair products by Rusk and Goldwell and the oxygen-rich Scruples line, which readies hair for space travel, stylists snip and style hair. After a facial, a stress-dissolving massage, or a body scrub, makeup and tanning services impart camera-ready color.
The specialists as Ivy Beauty Spa forgo the sun’s harsh rays when imbuing their clients with a golden hue. Instead, they use an airbrush tan solution crafted with DHA to naturally darken the top layer of skin. They redouble their skin-sustaining mission with microdermabrasion treatments, custom facials, and shellacking the body for preservation. The spa also employs a certified eyelash technician who creates dramatic looks with synthetic and mink lash applications.
Pagoda Acupuncture’s licensed practitioners employ ancient Chinese medical techniques to restore youthful looks to clients’ faces without chemicals or surgery. The session commences with a one-on-one consultation with Pagoda owner and founder Heather L. Romano, whose interview swiftly unearths patients’ concerns and desires, much like a bulldozer driven by Sigmund Freud. Practitioners then lightly prick facial skin with thin needles, unleashing a face-soothing free-for-all designed to stimulate collagen production, tighten pores, and boost local blood flow. Virtually painless for most patients, the treatment can help to firm, tone, and lift skin without the use of harsh chemicals, invasive surgery, or tiring face workouts led by Richard Simmons’ eyebrows.
Sage green walls and wood decor. Luxurious linens. Soothing music. All of these elements coalesce at A Beautiful You to make visits to this spa calming and peaceful. A Beautiful You's massage therapists are also registered nurses who use their diverse knowledge base to excel in four different types of treatments. The team also includes a certified acupuncturist who harnesses the Eastern healing arts to help rejuvenate skin and help clients quit smoking. For those that desire more decadent services, A Beautiful You treats skin to numerous collagen, vitamin C, and seaweed facials that leave them glowing as bright as a newborn flashlight.
More than 30 years after its inception, Cactus Salon & Spa and its team of continually educated stylists have not lost their edge—they earned the Long Island Press’s designation as Best Hair Salon and Best Day Spa in 2012. It's not surprising, then, that the salon has enjoyed such impressive growth over the years, with more than two dozen locations now blanketing most of Long Island. Though hair is still the focus—stylists craft hairdos that reflect either everyday ease or fashion-forward thinking—the repertoire has expanded to include everything from nail treatments and massages to permanent cosmetics and laser services. Since the roster of services is so broad, many clients take advantage of Cactus Club memberships, which give them the flexibility to try multiple services by deactivating the force fields between treatment rooms and granting a 33% discount on products and services on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
Everyone has a skeleton, but not everyone knows how to take care of it. That’s where Doctor of Chiropractic Stacy Jeff Aslan comes in. A highly regarded chiropractic doctor, Dr. Aslan specializes in helping patients when other methods of treatment have failed. He practices his healing touch at Waterfront Chiropractic, where he and his staff work with the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems of newborns, seniors, and patients of all ages in between, helping to relieve pain and prevent illness. Massage sessions add an element of relaxation to treatment plans, allowing therapists to coax knots out of muscles with nimble fingers and promises of ice cream sundaes.
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