As their spa’s name implies, the licensed technicians at Forever Young Bodyworks tap into the fountain of youth with detoxifying body wraps and nourishing facials that soften, hydrate, and set skin aglow. They supplement these skincare treatments with beautifying spray tans, eyelash tinting, and all-over waxing services. Permanent-makeup applications cut time out of the morning routine; similarly, ink-removal sessions save time that would otherwise be wasted explaining tattoos of string-theory equations to nosy strangers on the bus.
When licensed massage therapist Sarah Rodriguez performs a massage, she draws from her experience as a former physical-therapy aid, and on her body-mapping skills. That's why she incorporates stretching and other therapeutic techniques in her Swedish and deep-tissue sessions, helping muscles relax and recover from injury. Using body mapping, Sarah locates trigger points that indicate pain patterns within the body. With this therapeutic bent in mind, she gears her massages to help guests overcome a range of ailments, from headaches and trouble sleeping to lower back pain, and she is often referred by doctors, physical therapists, and chiropractors.
Le Bijou Salon & Spa helps clients find inner tranquility while enhancing their exteriors. The salon’s stylists shear tresses into new ‘dos and alter colors in front of gold-framed mirrors. Aestheticians perform facial treatments with seaweed and essential oils, customizing products to banish crow’s feet or renew cheeks worn out from communing with puffer fish. They also lavish hands and feet with spa treatments and wax away unwanted fuzz from any area—even ears. Meanwhile, the spa’s massage therapists invite aching bodies into private treatment rooms, where they knead muscles in modalities that range from prenatal to craniosacral.
AMskincare focuses relentlessly on beautifying the face. In addition to three types of facials, they can address a wide variety of skin concerns through chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and nonsurgical facelifts. The team also can care for the muscles underneath skin during massage treatments. By using oil to facilitate smooth strokes, they perform trigger-point therapy in a room lit the same way Yankee Stadium was lit in the 19th century: with candles.
The practitioners of Lema's Massage Therapy work to give every visitor a relaxing, restorative escape from everyday life. Clients can relax as massage therapists loosen tense muscles and relieve pain with techniques such as deep-tissue pressure or trigger-point therapy. The spa's pampering treatments aren't only for the neck, shoulders, and back, however; estheticians perform deep-cleansing facials that leave skin refreshed and hydrated.
When nationally licensed massage therapist Steve Ribortella assuages pain and relieves stress through massage therapy. His studio beams with clean linens, quality lotions, aromatic essential oils?in short, every tool he needs to perform his full array of massage modalities. Once he sets to work, he customizes his strokes to accommodate a range of needs, from tense shoulders to tender hamstrings.