Owners and licensed aestheticians Sandra Cossa-Ortiz and Colleen McMahon tend to all of Dare to be Bare's clients, and the pair has garnered praise from Westchester Magazine for their warm personalities and thorough attention to detail. By incorporating ultrasonic vibrations into their treatments, they promote vitamin absorption, encourage collagen regeneration, and reduce wrinkles caused by frowning or impersonating a raisin. They also pamper skin surfaces with facials, diamond microdermabrasion, and laser hair removal. For clients inclined to more traditional hair-removal methods, Sandra and Colleen liberate hirsute patches using a lavender-chamomile-blended wax that lends skin a flower's smoothness and attractiveness to butterflies.
Hot stones and aromatherapy oils gently glide across the body inside private rooms at @ease Spa, unwinding tight muscles and calming tense minds. Aromatherapy is also used during facials to rebalance the complexion and make sure clients don't leave with their faces smelling like regular old skin. Other relaxing services at the spa include a full-body sugar or Dead Sea mud rub and Jin Shin Jyutsu, an ancient technique where light pressure is applied to 26 specific points on the body to relieve aches and improve respiration. No matter the treatment, the spa's massage therapists are glad to customize pressure to each guest's liking, and afterward, a complimentary sauna and shower await.
Happy, healthy, and satisfied clients are the goal at Body Connections Spa, which offers a trio of services all designed to meet that aim. Therapists and aestheticians on staff specialize in massage therapy, detoxifying LED therapy, and customized, organic spray tans made from free-range sunbeams. The LED therapy takes place in a futuristic-looking chamber called the SlimLine Oxygen Pod, which envelops you in aromatherapy and pure oxygen while lights work to relieve pain, torch calories, and remove toxins.
Belinda Gonzales, an energy worker and licensed massage therapist, combines therapies from different cultures to guide bodies toward total relaxation at Peaceful Retreat Therapeutic Massage. She offers modalities such as anxiety-relieving Swedish and deep-tissue massage. She also performs thai massage, which incorporates yoga-influenced stretches and gentle rocking—like when Mick Jagger quietly sang “Happy” to a restless Keith Richards and his teddy bear. Belinda can further melt away mental stress with aromatherapeutic oils; during reiki therapy, she directs energy toward acupuncture points to balance the energy levels.
Having trained at Healing Hands Institute in Westwood, the licensed and nationally certified bodywork pro at Signature-Massage LLC uses a variety of modalities to drive stress and pain from muscles. Traditional Swedish massages employ gentle kneading to improve circulation and ease aches, whereas deep-tissue massages take a firmer approach. Heated basalt rocks melt tension and fry eggs during hot-stone massages, and essential oils elevate moods during aromatherapy massages.
The licensed massage therapists at Harmony Within Massage Therapy aim to reduce pain and improve range of motion with a number of massage modalities that include classic Swedish massage, sports massage, reflexology, or four-handed massage work. Reiki aims to channel energy, bringing balance and harmony to the body. Meanwhile, the Isabell Gatto Method (IGM) of therapeutic acupressure uses the therapist?s fingertips to apply pressure to 50 specific points on the body, opening blocked energy pathways. Two private massage rooms provide a tranquil setting as candles flicker and warmth streams from a heated massage table equipped with a blanket, and heated neck and eye pillows.