Wynn Nail Spa, a studio co-founded by New York entrepreneur Eric Wynn, does more than just manicures and pedicures. Its services, with packages such as Sierra Sunrise and Aspen Icemint, expand the pampering of hands and feet to include wraps, paraffin treatments, and scrubs. The nail spa itself, which was conceptualized by award-winning architectural firm AB Design Studio, uses modern lighting, stepped ceilings with blue accent walls, and R&B-singing cherubs to create a serene atmosphere.
Four massage modalities spring from the fingers of the relaxation gurus at Thai Kinnara Day Spa, where scrubs and facials add to the experience while supplying skin-boosting results. Enchanted fingers surf across backs during the Swedish massage, boosting circulation and holding pressure to a medium intensity that makes the technique popular with fragile Kewpie dolls and newcomers to massage. The Thai massage stretches bodies into yoga-like poses to invigorate sinews and relax their grip on knots. Massage-like motions also power the body scrub, which whisks away dead skin cells and slathers hides in aromatic essential oils to leave skin silky and hydrated. Clients can also purify complexions and plumb pores with a speedy facial that leaves skin as fresh as a shampooed tomato.
The experts at Healing Laser Centers can ease pain without a single touch. That's because they harness the healing power of the cold laser, a device that sends low levels of energy deep into strained and injured muscles to jump-start the healing process. In each 5- to 20-minute treatment, staffers suffuse the body with this powerful light energy to relieve pain caused by work stresses, athletic endeavors, or attempts to give itself a back massage. Many patients feel nothing during the treatment and often feel progressively better for days afterward. To enhance the technology's muscle-mending capabilities, the center also keeps massage therapists on staff for hands-on tension relief.
The massage therapists at Chiang Mai Health Spa knead away stress and pain with a service menu culled from the best techniques of the East and West. Like their teachers before them, the therapists specialize in Thai massage, a modality that combines vigorous massage strokes with guided stretching, and may be upgraded to incorporate warm packets of soothing Thai herbs. Traditional Western techniques include Swedish and deep-tissue massage—which help stimulate lymph flow for greater detoxification—as well as pregnancy massage, which helps ease the tension felt by expectant mothers or over-loaded storks. The spa stays open late seven days a week to accommodate busy schedules.
Just because Remix Hair Co. owner Rasheeda Ameera is used to styling celebrities, that doesn't mean she can't handle the day to day concerns of civilian hair. For while the more famous scalps that have graced her chair have often been subjected to photo shoots or runway shows, they're also susceptible to real-world threats such as windy weather or noogie-loving uncles. And so, no matter whose head she holds in her hands, Rasheeda's goal is to augment each and every beautiful hairstyle with texture and blending that holds up to the closest scrutiny. But her expert services don't end there: Remix's staff includes Aveda- and Estee Lauder-trained beauticians, and its menu includes everything from styling, coloring, and texturizing services to mani-pedis and make-up applications.
The professionally plying paws at Sparadise Thai Spa disentangle knots and knead away tension with traditional and innovative massage methods during one-hour sessions. To fragrantly restore the body's balance, the aroma-oil body treatment's choice of sweet-almond-lemongrass or grapeseed-eucalyptus oil fries up a variegated menu of gentle stretches, long strokes, acupressure, and Swedish modalities. Bodies undergoing a traditional bout of Thai-yoga bodywork are strategically compressed and stretched to adjust muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, and energy lines as the therapist engages acupressure points and manipulates the body to relieve chronic tensions. Deep-tissue therapy aims to prevent injury and promote circulation with a highly customized session of intensive muscle-wrangling and kleenex interviewing, and the combination massage borrows from each aforementioned style to coddle limbs and backs in à la carte luxury.