Sergiana, certified lypotherapist and medical-massage practitioner, applies her healing hands through therapeutic strokes and holistic treatments designed to help women overcome a variety of health concerns. Before starting her own practice, Sergiana gained hands-on experience working at a spa and massaging hands in the maternal unit for Stamford Hospital’s Tender Touch program. Her continuing education in therapeutic-touch techniques led her to open Therapeutic Bodywork, LLC, where she targets excess fat stores and toxins with lypossage and assuages joint pain and immobility associated with TMJ, frozen shoulders, and stuck “off” buttons. Her fertility massages utilize special pressures and techniques developed to encourage conception, and reflexology triggers precision points on the feet and hands to address a range of bodily ailments.
Long before coming to the United States, Jose' Henrique lived in Brazil, where he trained at top institutions and owned his own salons. He brings his years of experience and training to Greenwich at his latest venture—Jose' Henrique Salon. Within the elegant studio, Jose and his seasoned staff perform an array of hair services, from trendy haircuts to innovative Japanese straightening treatments. The versatile specialists also provide a variety of skincare services, including smoothing body wraps and body and facial waxing.
Under the leadership of Dr. Raymond T. Sekiguchi, the medical staff of Greenwich Weight Loss & Wellness Center wield lasers in a quest to help clients shed unwanted inches. A branch of Greenwich Hospital, the center uses FDA-approved Zerona lasers to reduce the size of fat cells. In addition to accumulating numerous honors and plastic trophies, Greenwich Hospital was named one of the four safest hospitals in Connecticut by the Leapfrog Group, an organization that advocates for patients.
Zen Bronze Healthy Tanning owner Donna Buscemi and her team darken epidermises using an organic, hypoallergenic tanning solution that's free of parabens, alcohol, and artificial fragrance. During consultations, the airbrush technicians customize this safe, sugar-based formula in accordance with the client's desired hue. Then, they manually apply the color in order to simulate a natural glow free of splotches.
Pangaea Massage owner Clare Wilson, a licensed massage therapist with more than 12 years of well-kneaded experience, tends to the flesh of clients by wielding Swedish, deep-tissue, and sport-related strokes. In the integrated Swedish massage, Wilson combines several Scandinavian methods, including long, rolling strokes and the gentle humanism of filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. The deep-tissue treatment delves deeper in order to tenderize muscles and stimulate blood flow, while the sport massage addresses issues born out of repetitive movements and never-ending penny hunts. Customers put themselves in Wilson's hands amid diaphanous curtains, warm lighting, and tranquil earth tones.
It's appropriate that the most luxurious spa package at Dream Spa & Salon—which includes an aromatherapy steam shower, a facial, a detoxifying body treatment, a Swedish massage, and a mani-pedi—is named Cloud Nine. Apart from the bliss that name suggests, it also encapsulates the spa’s airy, serene, and cushioned ambiance, which follows guests through private rooms during personalized services. Even the decor, captures the simple elegance of a floating cloud with see-through glass and white orchids on the tables that contrast with soothing gray tones throughout the spa and salon.
Owner and beauty-industry veteran Lori Dodd has a penchant for this type of attention to detail and forward-thinking sophistication. To complement her spa’s streamlined design there is the ultra-comfortable dream lounge with reusable beverage containers, and a decreased reliance on paper for menus. On the salon side of the venue, her hairstylists likewise believe in attractive minimalism and shy away from overcomplicating their cuts, colors, and texturing treatments. Yet the staff's emphasis on a clean aesthetic doesn't deny lavish procedures. Every facial at Dream Spa & Salon includes an essential-oil-infused steam, and guests can benefit from a dreamy shower, included with every massage experience. The team also bronzes clients with even, natural-looking tans via the Suvara spray-tan system.