Picasso Day Spa & Salon takes its name from salon founder David Manaute's favorite artist. In many ways, the stylists channel the painting paragon by treating their clients as though they were canvases, using haircuts, color, waxing, and airbrush tanning to achieve an artistic personal aesthetic. The team makes its process collaborative, though, soliciting input from clients when coming up with a style, unlike Picasso—he pretended not to hear the things his canvases said. Their services take place in a building as equally beautiful as the custom looks they craft for clients. The spa's decor showcases a European atmosphere, and reproductions of Picasso's artwork hang on the walls.
Stylist Alena and skincare expert Natalia apply their international training to performing skin and hair services that use professional salon and spa products. Men stroll into the beach-themed salon for a customized haircut from Alena, who trims locks according to individual face shapes and the whispered longings of the clients’ top hats. Redken product accompanies the haircut and scalp massage, the gentle pressure of which eases clients into full-body relaxation. During the signature European facial, Natalia concocts a customized blend of essential oils and skin creams by Image, Beautiful Image, or Dermalogica to cleanse and exfoliate. An individualized facial mask follows, and Natalia massages the face, neck, shoulders, and arms to keep the upper body from going limp in protest in the middle of a trapeze act.
Mana Medical Spa's skincare specialists help patients "enhance their Mana," or essence, with wrinkle- and stress-reducing treatments. During facials and peels, aestheticians cloak reposing mugs in a collagen-renewing formula to fade indicators of time, such as fine lines and page-a-day calendars grafted to foreheads. The mentally wound can let loose with the ancient healing modality of massage therapy, which targets and alleviates chronic conditions such as headaches, carpal tunnel, and arthritis.
A lobby decked out with leather chairs, stained wood, tiles, and flowers greets visitors to Massage Bliss & Day Spa, preparing them for a spa visit that melts away the stress and responsibilities of the modern workday. Soft, low lights and gauzy curtains hang over heated massage beds, and two candlelit couples-massage suites surround pairs in a sensual glow during romantic anniversaries or ill-advised first dates. Deep-cleaning facials flush out clogged pores and stimulate blood flow with natural ingredients, such as apple pulp and flaxseed, and aromatic salts and coconut oils soothe digits during spa mani-pedis. The day spa's arsenal of sophisticated technologies beautifies and rejuvenates bodies, with its infrared sauna detoxifying and purifying skin and its TriActive laser smoothing out dimpling and cellulite.
Although the various therapists at Beaches Rehabilitation Center focus on a variety of specific body parts—the brain, the muscular system, and even the mouth—they share a single commitment to restoring wellness. But unlike a vindictive swarm of bees, wellness cannot exist in a vacuum. That's why the center ensures that returning clients can see the same therapists for each visit, creating working relationships and informed treatment plans adjusted to suit ailment and age.
The team members work to counteract the effects of several types of injuries. Their sports and orthopedic medicine department addresses aches that impact athletic performance with hands-on techniques to improve joint and muscle function. Industrial rehab programs alleviate work-a-day pain and prevent future discomfort through ergonomic inspections, which promote better posture by adjusting chairs and cutting the neckties of workers caught in paper shredders. Founder and president Anya Johnson, a speech and language pathologist, helps her patients with conditions from stuttering to facial paralysis and the effects of neurological disorders. The center's myriad other services include therapies for arthritis, prosthetic training, and preoperative and postoperative rehabilitation.
Drs. J. Phillip and Robert Garcia are so committed to proper skincare that they invented their own medical product—Belladerm-Rx, a prescription formula meant to stave off signs of aging and environmental damage. Today, the doctors and their staff at Reviva Medical Spa customize at-home regimens of Belladerm-Rx for patients, and apply their expertise onsite during several skincare services.
These treatments combine a calm, pampering environment with medical precision. Licensed aestheticians administer facials that target problems from acne to fine lines, as well as mini-treatments that refresh complexions in 30 minutes. The Bella Vitamin C Blast, for example, firms up the face with a 30% concentration of vitamin C, the equivalent of eskimo-kissing an orange for four hours. More in-depth treatments range from microdermabrasion to chemical peels, the latter of which are grouped into three levels depending on their strength. Injectables such as Botox and Radiesse fend off wrinkles, and Ultherapy diminishes the appearance of sagging skin through applications of ultrasound. The spa also offers massage and laser hair-removal sessions.
At La Bella Mi, an attentive team of licensed aestheticians invites patrons to strip away unwanted hair and blemishes in a soothing atmosphere. Treat a world-weary complexion to a one-hour European facial, and a savvy skinspert will customize a relaxing, cleansing, and conditioning service to meet each customer's unique skin type ($70). Or combat premature aging with the Repechage Signature Four-Layer facial, a 75-minute firming mask that swaddles the skin in a multilayered seaweed cocoon, hydrating and nourishing until it emerges looking as young and fresh as the most photo-worthy sushi ($90). For fans of oxymoronic beauty, a back facial flips façades over to treat acne, dark spots, and uneven skin tone on the back before relaxing the newly cleansed corpus with a luxurious hot-stone massage and purifying mask ($55).
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