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.
The professionals at Bellava MedAesthetics & Spa perform beauty services in a chic, tranquil environment. During the 30-minute HydraFacial treatment, a technician passes over the skin with a specially designed hydradermabrasion wand. As the scepter delivers a combination of hyaluronic-acid serum and oxygen to soften tissue and cleanse the pores, its patented spiral tip exfoliates the skin and vacuums up dead cells. Simultaneously, infusions of oxygen, antioxidants, and moisturizer help diminish the appearance of fine lines, acne, and prune stains for a younger, healthier look.
The Haven Spa's aestheticians pamper men, women, and teens with customized skin treatments. Patrons can relax and sip tea in harmony with new acquaintances. In the evenings, aestheticians transform the spa into a festive refuge for groups of friends with spa parties.
Angel Tips has clearly built a fan base since opening its first location in 1996—the business has expanded to more than 60 locations in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Perhaps it's because each licensed staff member formally trains at the Angel Tips training center in Stamford, Connecticut, ensuring that each location employs skilled nailcare and waxing technicians. Their services include pedicures infused with fresh lemon, manicures with hand and shoulder massages, and upgraded manicures with durable, chip-resistant gel polish. They also perform facials and body treatments, such as a signature body scrub, which begins with a sauna session, continues with a dip in a jacuzzi, and finishes with an essential-oil massage.
Norwalk Hospital Integrative Medicine provides drug-free therapies such as acupuncture, reiki, and meditation classes to promote whole-body healing. Whether patients are coping with the side effects of chemotherapy or simply hoping to reduce stress in their lives, these alternative-medicine treatments help balance the body and mind. Eight-week tai chi classes promote wellness through slow, flowing exercises, and infant massage classes improve bonding, development, and baby road rage.