Doctor of Chiropractic Paul Luigi Guadagno’s devotion to chiropractic therapy stems from his own back injury, which happened during a wrestling tournament in his school days. The injury led him to seek medical attention from traditional doctors, who insisted on fighting the pain with medication. Meanwhile, the wound causing the pain still worsened somewhere in his spine. These types of injury can make it difficult for the spine to do its job of supporting the skull and the sunshine piled on top of it. In his case, Dr. Guadagno eventually sought out chiropractic treatment and, after a few adjustments, the pain evaporated and never came back.
With more than a decade of experience since his experience inspired him to complete his chiropractic studies, Dr. Guadagno’s list of treated patients number in the thousands. His staff welcomes patrons into an office equipped with some of chiropractic’s latest developments. Digital x-rays reveal broken bones, bulging disks, and signs of osteoporosis, and emit less radiation than traditional x-rays. Electrical stimulation systems block pain signals along nerves.
Inner peace and outer beauty hold equal weight at Contour Medical Spa. Inside private, soundproof treatment rooms, licensed massage therapists remedy ailments of the mind and the body—the former through relaxing Swedish, hot-stone, and couples massage, and the latter via sports and prenatal massage. By way of the center’s ultrasonic-cavitation treatments, which are slimming treatments that liquefy fat cells, the staff help clients achieve their ideal body weight and assume tight, toned bodies. Massage helps yield relaxed muscles and nerves, and the ultrasonic-cavitation treatments result in as much as six inches of body-fat loss per session. Together, they bring mind and body into harmony, improving well-being and self-confidence.
With zebra-print accents, neon-pink walls, mirrors framed in giant gems, and sheer curtains that double as a runway backdrop, "Mirror Me" Spa Parties resembles a life-sized Barbie dream house. Girls aged 3 and older marvel at the sassy decor as friendly beauticians—trained in stage makeup and hairstyling—pamper them with scented mani-pedis, nail art, all-natural facials, and funky hairdos topped off with glitter and washable colors. It’s a natural spot for spa parties that celebrate birthdays, newly signed BFF contracts, and Girl Scout troop fiestas. Themed packages from Paris Diva to Tween Disco Party entertain gaggles of girls with glitter makeup and cucumber facials as they enjoy themed cupcakes, goody bags, fashion shows, and games.
Salon Stefano & Spa doles out a slew of sumptuous services in an airy environs flooded with natural light. The facial package puts expression-makers in the salon’s capable hands, kicking off with a cleansing and renewing full facial before a microdermabrasion. The treatment employs non-invasive exfoliation techniques to shed dead skin cells and restore a healthy glow, a more effective method for attaining a youthful look than donning a lobster bib.
As a licensed aesthetician and waxing specialist, Andela rarely comes across a skin problem she can’t solve. Armed with professional products and advanced technologies such as diamond-head microdermabrasion, she clears complexions and softens skin around half-formed tails. Her services range from customized facials and chemical peels to organic, wax-free hair removal with a soy-based Nufree formula.
Spray tans, massages, teeth whitening, and other beauty services are all available at Planet Beach Contempo Spa, but unlike at other day spas, each treatment is administered via machine. Automated massage tables relieve bodily tension, Mystic Tan nozzles dispense tanning formula, and LED lights switch on at the push of a button to brighten complexions with their therapeutic rays. For a monthly membership fee, patrons gain unlimited access to all of these services, which are also available a la carte.