A friendly local staff of professional aestheticians and makeup engineers invigorate visages in Make Me Up's intimate boutique setting. Lug in your mug and entrust it to one of the expert licensed specialists, who will wax away unwanted fuzz from your arches in quick and efficient fashion. You'll leave the premises with a noggin that feels expertly shaped and symmetrified, confident to field any prolonged streetcar stares or ace magnifying- glass-modeling tryouts. Call ahead to make an appointment.
For a gentle, non-intrusive cleansing above the neck, try the ancient Egyptian practice of ear candling ($47). Ancient pyramid builders used them to remove earwax—as the Q-tip was still in its three-millennia R&D stage—and also to treat symptoms such as sinus pressure, allergies, and vertigo. Eminent physician Jessica Simpson, for example, uses them to update her Twitter feed.
From a mansion in the historic Magazine District, Duke Morgan, The Spa’s cosmetic custodians pamper overworked appendages and forward-facing façades with rejuvenating spa-and-salon treatments. Duke Morgan and his talented staff begin each session with a consultation, crafting treatments based on skin concerns, desired results, and favorite prime-time awards shows. Quick-dry Shellac gel manicures bless nails with an unmussable mirror finish and are paired with a soothing hand massage to leave digits deft and gesture-ready. Like nicknames and personal-size rain clouds, Dermologica facials choose their owners carefully, from a redefining contour-mask facial imbued with pore-shrinking potions to an age-reversing facial packed with potent vitamins and exfoliating hydroxy acids. Treat overclocked bods to an essential-oil massage, which sends messages of relaxation to the brain via aromatherapeutic scents while destressing tense tissues with energy-releasing acupressure.
Many of today's major health problems are caused by chronic stress and conditions of modernn living and working. Therapeutic massage helps work out chronic muscular tension and melts away a certain amount of tension in each session, and if received regularly, keeps tension from building up again.
I work with clients who are interested in improving their well-being and quality of life by working together with me to reduce pain, increase functionality, and/or balance vital energy. I believe every session is an opportunity to learn from each other about how we may create healing within ourselves.