Ravinder's Day Spa's owner, Ravinder K. Valia, is a graduate of the prestigious Swiss CIDESCO beauty association and has more than 30 years of experience freshening faces. Let her or one of her staff of skin specialists create a smooth, younger-looking finish on your frontispiece by polishing it with a microdermabrasion device, which sloughs off layers of dead skin like peeling open a banana to reveal the creamy mashed potatoes inside. Once the weathered layer of skin is stripped away, a new layer—one with a more even tone, fewer acne scars, and no temporary tattoo remnants—is revealed.
Well-being gets a well-rounded boost from Forever Young Sport Spa's more than 25 Pilates and yoga instructors, licensed massage therapists, aestheticians, and personal trainers, all of whom work together to calm bodies and minds with in-home and studio spa services. Skilled hands hush whining necks and shoulders with eight modalities of massage, including aromatherapy with eucalyptus, peppermint, and rosemary oils and a shiatsu technique that stimulates the body's meridians with pressure and acupuncture. Custom facials punch away at pore-clogging dirt and debris, and sauna wraps help remove toxins and boost metabolism.
Taught by nationally certified instructors, Pilates and yoga group classes include beginner and intermediate reformer, cardio boot camp reformer, advanced reformer, and studio mat classes. The spa's spacious studio complements the flowing movements with simple designs in pale, earthy tones. Additional personal-training sessions eliminate the need to paint muscles on otherwise nice T-shirts.
Within an airy, mint-and-white clinic, Whole Health Wellness Center & MedSpa breathes new life into weight-loss regimens by incorporating modern technology alongside ancient Chinese methods, such as acupuncture, to curb hunger. Technicians also remove unsightly hair with the FDA-approved Candela GentleMax laser. Spa services including the organic hydrating facial revive the skin, while massages encourage relaxation and reflexology treatments facilitate energy flow. In the process, the staff incorporates as many natural and organic products as possible, many of which wait on the streamlined waiting area's glass shelves to be taken home or used to fill a kiddie pool.
Within Graceful Services, rows of heated, padded massage tables relax tired torsos before therapists' hands sweep over muscles using Chinese deep-tissue, Swedish, and shiatsu massage techniques. The custom sessions aims to unblock pent-up chi—the energy source believed to be linked to muscular discomfort and weak tennis serves. Acupuncture sessions realign misguided energy flows and trigger pressure points to reduce stress, and body scrubs and facial services invigorate worn skin with cleansing nutrients.
Glamor Health Spa?s owner didn?t find relief from her scoliosis until she became a personal trainer. Learning how to strengthen her muscles and correct her posture ushered her into a pain-free life. Her clients also pitched in, motivating her to become a licensed massage therapist. Pairing her knowledge of anatomy and physiology with her massage experience, she now alleviates chronic discomfort and improves range of motion in others through therapies including hot-stone, prenatal, and oriental bar massage. Inside her spa, she also relaxes away lingering stress with facials and body treatments that set skin aglow and remove the dead cells covering its shine. Her waxing services leave skin so smooth you could eat off of it, and with flavored waxes in chocolate, green tea, kiwi, and strawberry, you might just be hungry enough to try. She also donates part of Glamor Health Spa's profits to various not-for-profit organizations.
A one-stop shop for high-end cosmetics, skincare and facial treatments, Bluemercury was founded in Washington’s Georgetown neighborhood in 1999 by Marla Beck and her husband Barry. Since then, the burgeoning shop has gone on to become one of the fastest growing skincare stores in the United States. The Upper West Side location of Bluemercury is scaled to the neighborhood, making this smaller operation neither a one-size-fits-all drugstore nor a massive department store space. Here, customers will find brands including Kiehl’s, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Fresh, SkinCeuticals, Molton Brown and Bumble and bumble, while spa treatments include facials, peels, microdermabrasion and waxing. The unfussy store is also a great stop for hostess gifts like scented candles and bath salts.