Licensed massage therapist and skincare expert Irina Ionina had always dreamed of running her own spa where she can heal others while fostering relaxation and well-being. Having opened Ganesha Spa, she’s achieved that goal, and now spends her days practicing eight modalities of massage, such as shiatsu and hot stone, to relieve muscle tension and alleviate stress. She also rejuvenates skin with anti-aging treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, micro-needling, and nonsurgical face-lifts, and hosts kundalini mediation classes each Monday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The treatments at Women's Center for Holistic Healing rely only upon the healer's hands and exhaustive knowledge of the body. For instance, craniosacral therapy eases tension, pain, and disease with precise hands-on manipulations. Similarly, holistic chiropractic treatments begin with spinal adjustments, but they also carry into a client's home life. The chiropractor prescribes meal plans and exercise regimes to augment in-office healing. In addition, the center offers testing for food sensitivities and intolerances.
Emmary Day Spa's experienced massage therapists work out kinked tendons and untie knotted muscles with soothingly applied pressure. During a 60-minute therapeutic session, moderate pressure coaxes lumbar muscles to let out sighs of relief as they detail ongoing feuds with high-strung rhomboids. Tightly wound tissue releases its stronghold on bodily functions, granting blood vessels safe passage to deliver oxygen to gasping physiques. The muted earth tones and calming hues of lighted wall sconces set minds adrift in tranquility, aiding peaceful pressures in promoting continued customer health and well-being.
O2living, a holistic health and wellness center, treats bodies with nontraditional methods designed to heal and improve overall quality of life. One such method is a live-food diet, which cleanses systems with meals made of raw, live foods, such as locally harvested greens and macrobiotic salads and soups.
Also popular are O2living’s juice-cleanse regimens, which chefs press daily from organic fruits and vegetables. One visit to the café, where they juices are created, had reporter Alice Gabriel of The New York Times vowing to improve her own lifestyle, calling the fare “motivational.”
In addition to diet plans, O2living offers yoga classes, organic skincare treatments, and relaxing massage. A one-year membership to O2living completely overhauls bodies with such perks as a monthly mini facial, unlimited yoga classes, four seasonal juice cleanses, and access to a living-food chef and educator.
When you find yourself in a hot pink room trimmed with gold—chandeliers above and wood floors underfoot—it's impossible to not feel at least a little bit glamorous. Basking in this luxe atmosphere, as sunlight streams through floor-to-ceiling windows, it's only natural that guests of Lala Rouge Beauty Boutique and Spa would start feeling pampered before treatments even start. But despite this promising beginning, it's what comes after that really counts. Aestheticians use everything from seaweed to glycolic acid to coax a natural glow to skin's surface, and massage therapists employ deep-tissue techniques and aromatherapy to induce relaxation that will last long after the final knead. Meanwhile, shelves present shoppers with makeup by Kevyn Aucoin and with Dermalogica products to help maintain their newly refined complexions at home.
At Therapeutic Acupuncture Wellness, the group of licensed acupuncturists address ailments of every stripe with an array of ancient healing arts. Acupuncture subscribes to the ancient view that the basis of good health is the harmonious balance of qi (chi). Qi gong weight-loss programs tap into traditional Chinese principles to identify the root causes of weight gain and help clients adjust their lifestyles accordingly.