Nestled within Breathe Pilates and Fitness Studio, Katnandu Aesthetics transforms exteriors with everything from manicures to waxing. At the helm is skilled aesthetician Rebecca Belisle, who draws on more than 12 years of experience as she embellishes nails with bright gel and acrylic overlays or renews facades with skin-smoothing microdermabrasion. Whether doling out services in her studio or travelling to customers' homes, Rebecca enjoys meeting new people every day and strives to set them at ease as she deftly applies mascara and shadow to help faces stand out in wedding photos or department-store surveillance tapes.
When a guest steps into Refresh Day Spa, the outside world is immediately quieted. Privacy glass in the lobby obscures the actions of passersby, and water features and meditative music lull patrons into a relaxed state. Four treatment rooms encircle the reception area, and inside these rooms massage therapists and aestheticians pamper bodies with naturally derived services. Dermalogica products—which are known to eschew irritants such as alcohol, artificial colours, and tiny tickle monsters—fuel a selection of custom facials, and hot stones and mud build earthy foundations for massages and body wraps. Down the hall, stylists and nail technicians set to work in a salon equipped with massaging pedicure chairs and a plasma-screen television. Laser hair removal reigns as their most popular service, for which the spa may offer a 20 per cent discount off the price of competitors who use the same equipment.
Always looking for the best ways to help the well-being of her clients, owner Anne-Marie Rathburn has pursued training in a number of massage modalities including myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and lymphatic drainage. Amid the soothing, zenlike decor of potted plants and hardwood accents at East Windsor Massage Therapy Clinic, she leads a team of other registered massage therapists who work to improve joint mobility, release endorphins, and help trapped “ahhs” to escape from bodies with massage therapy that may include heat or ice, jade stone, or organic herbs from Thailand.
Tree of Life’s dedicated therapists ease aches with restorative massages performed in serene rooms while soft music permeates the air. After determining each client's desired outcome and preferred treatment areas, they hunker down to untie tricky muscle knots and french braid fraying tendons. Smooth, gliding strokes culled from several massage modalities tend to overworked muscles and melt tension into a conveniently positioned bucket. The enticing aromas of pure essential oils fill the air during treatments, promoting relaxation for all of the senses.
The team at Miracle Browz has one objective in mind: to help clients enhance their beauty naturally. They specialize in eyebrow threading, but also provide treatments such as organic sugar waxing, traditional henna tattoos, and therapeutic facials that incorporate antioxidants, grape botanicals, and saffron. Facial treatments are customized to target each client's needs, treating skin ailments that range from acne and hyperpigmentation to signs of aging and stress-induced second noses.
The stylists of Sage Salon and Spa refine the beautification experience by pampering clients from the start with steaming drinks served in a soothing relaxation room. During a full range of salon and spa services—including haircuts, massages, and mani-pedis—the savvy beauty techs use top-shelf Redken products.