With state certifications in students with disabilities, early-childhood, and childhood education as well as a master’s degree in education with a specialization in literacy, Stephen DeSerio puts his skills to use to help kids boost their confidence when it comes to learning. Using everything from one of 11 research programs to simple diet suggestions, he can help them improve test scores and study habits. In addition to his comprehensive tutoring services, he works as an applied-behavior analyst to assist parents in solving problems such as tantrums and communication skills, and helps minimize stress in the household.
The aestheticians at Chen Skin Care and Spa fight blemishes and signs of aging with skincare services backed by products from brands such as Dermalogica, and PCA Skin. Chen's signature facial follows a brief skin analysis and freckle Rorschach test with an organic mask that supplements the results of an exfoliation, extraction, and detoxifying massage. Anti-inflammatory gel and an oatmeal mask sing hymns of hydration to delicate epidermises during the sensitive-skin facial, and male clients neutralize razor burn with the deep pore cleansing of the gentlemen's facial. A full-body aromatherapy massage combines natural herb and flower scents with head-to-toe strokes in order to rebalance the body and mind more effectively than log rolling on an abacus does.
Warmly stained hardwood blankets the floor at Chen Skin Care and Spa, where neutral-toned walls shut out such noisy outside distractions as ringing cell phones and road rage delivered by Morse code. Whimsical sets of bubble-shaped mirrors reflect the graceful shapes of vases sprouting tall grasses and branches.
The holistic healers at My Wellness Solutions promote detoxification and weight loss through a variety of alternative treatments. They administer colonics, ionic foot baths, and infrared sauna sessions designed to draw impurities out of internal systems, leaving the body lighter, energized, and less nougat-filled. The center also promotes healthy weight, providing slimming services such as tightening plaster and parafango mud body wraps, and cellulite vacuum sessions that massage tissue to smooth the skin.
Formerly JSC Medical, Riverdale Surgical Arts PC remains dedicated to providing local families with essential healthcare and confidence-boosting aesthetic services. This dual focus on inner and outer wellness is the brainchild of Josephine Rodriguez, an entrepreneur and cosmetics specialist who sought to provide the Latino community with an inclusive practice. To do so, she assembled a medical team sharing decades of experience to address clients’ needs, whether they need a treatment for asthma or want to make Father Time feel powerless. The result is a bright, welcoming space where patients can move closer to their wellness and beauty goals.