Though he’s a licensed chiropractor, Dr. Vincent Saraceno doesn’t stop at the spine. The lead of Newark Pain and Rehab Center takes what he calls the “whole person approach” to medicine, covering any and all underlying causes of pain and prescribing treatments apt for an overall better quality of life. Clients can stop into his office—where staffers speak Spanish, Portuguese, and English—for an initial consultation, exam, and myriad treatments, including adjustments, physical therapy, and acupuncture.
Board-certified doctor Gisele Castelluber heads up a team of beauty professionals dedicated to fighting signs of aging wherever they crop up. Guests dressed in spa robes can relax during European facials and services that merge spa-level comfort with cutting-edge technology stolen directly from NASA. Dr. Castelluber, an authority on anti-aging techniques, oversees the spa’s hormone treatments, weight-loss planning, and beauty injections.
Situated within the Meadowlands Athletic Club, Spa @ MAC helps clients unwind with a complete menu of spa services. The therapists soothe sore muscles with a variety of massages, including tropics-themed massages that invigorate the senses with mango, lime, or orange-peel scents. The resident skin specialists also extract toxins with deep-cleansing facials or detoxifying body wraps that use seaweed or mud.
The stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians at Ultimate Visions Hair Salon & Spa have been pampering clients for more than 15 years. They work hard to deliver what they call the “ultimate experience”—that is, doing everything in their power to make customers feel welcome and happy with their services and hopefully exceeding expectations. You can choose from three types of stylist here: assistant stylist, stylist, or master stylist. Each has different levels of experience, style specialties, and nicknames for their scissors.
Using organic products that are free of parabens, trained aestheticians administer nine different types of facials with products and techniques customized for all skin types. Facial varietals include acne facials, balancing facials, and the Balneo signature facial, during which an aesthetician applies a peel, massages muscles, and slathers on two hydrating masks. For bodies, they shoo away stress and lurking pet parrots with multiple massage modalities such as aromatherapy massage, hot-stone massage, deep tissue, Swedish, and reflexology. They also combine their services into relaxing spa days, ranging in duration from 90 minutes to more than 2 hours.
With training gained from every corner of the globe, Dr. Lawrence Petracco's team of specialists—which includes chiropractors, a physical therapist, and an acupuncture expert—take a preventative, whole-body approach to assuaging physical aches. In addition to examining spines and realigning rogue disks during basic chiropractic sessions, Dr. Petracco draws from his professorial expertise in manipulations under anesthesia, which uses advanced states of relaxation to achieve more thorough adjustment of muscles and connective tissues. The team boosts their patients' well-being from every angle, honing in on muscle pains with massage services and physical therapy while optimizing inner health by prescribing personalized exercises and diets in lifestyle and nutritional counseling sessions.
Stylist Amy Bloodworth spent a decade honing her craft with Vidal Sassoon, Toni and Guy, and Bumble and bumble before she opened her very own Imana Hair Studio in 2009. She immediately convened a deft team of stylists, who mold manes with products by Prive, Moroccanoil, and Wella at minimalistic stations, each of which features a modern white chair, frameless full-length mirror, and mirrored table. In addition to sculpting 'dos with razors, scissors, and color, the stylists also beautify brides with up-dos, makeup, and tiaras made of borrowed, old, blue glitter.