Attilio’s Salon and Day Spa pampers clients with massages, facials, and nail services honed over more than 17 years. Nail technicians escort customers to the salon’s manicure room, where they buff, file, and polish digits at sleek nail stations set against stacked stone walls. Toes splash into a heated whirlpool—which softens calluses and sharpens whitewater-rafting skills—before donning colorful coats of polish. Paraffin treatments complete the 90-minute services by steeping hardened outer shells in skin-softening tubs of wax.
Many fitness professionals spend years studying exercises but ignore how those movements impact the physical makeup of the body. The instructors at Fitness360 stand out from the crowd of exercise experts by each holding four-year degrees in physiology in addition to their training certifications. The team shares its copious knowledge as it leads individuals and small groups through private workout sessions. Instructors use nontraditional training gear such as heavy ropes, weight sleds, tractor tires, sledgehammers, and cartoon anvils to target each muscle group and keep things interesting for their clients. Each of routine is designed with fluid movements to encourage muscle definition all over the body while simultaneously increasing cardiovascular health. In addition to regular classes, the 360 team also hosts specialty workshops for distance runners.
While they take advantage of Fitness360's facilities, guests can also stop by the juice bar for a protein rich shake before heading home.
Monique Jarvis is a licensed massage therapist, reiki master teacher, as well as an integrative reflexologist, specializing in trigger point, deep-tissue, and energy healing. As founder of The Massage Suite, Monique oversees a team of fully licensed massage therapists to alleviate tension with flowing Swedish strokes, hot stone therapy, and spa treatments ranging from Eminence brand facials and waxing to detoxifying body wraps. Clients may also solicit the spa for indulgent add-ons such as scalp treatments, reflexology, or help opening a stubborn pickle jar. The experienced therapists at this environmentally conscious spa offer a complimentary consultation with each service and are dedicated to using organic products.
Whether working out of the studio or in clients' homes, the licensed aestheticians at GlamHer Lash Studio beautify clients with semipermanent eyelash extensions and complimentary arm and shoulder massages. Semipermanent extensions may last for as long as two months, helping to strengthen natural lashes in the process. In addition to extensions, the studio also offers in-home microdermabrasion treatments and hair-removal services.
Shanthy Jayakumar prescribed many medicines during the nine years she worked as a medical consultant for Mother Teresa Medicare in Sri Lanka, but you'd be hard pressed to find any of them in a typical drugstore. That's because her prescriptions consist of herbs, holistic therapies, and even certain types of food. According to Shanthy, many patients initially come to Harisa Massage Therapy & Ayurvedic Wellness Center for Western-style massages or organic facials, but return for the Ayurvedic medicine that she introduces to them.
Treatments such as herbal nasal cleansing absolve the body of physical impurities, and relaxing Shirodhara head massages quiet inner monologues or AM radio signals as a slow drizzle of heated oil drips onto the forehead. Panchakarma therapy cleanses the three Ayurvedic systems that govern the body by combining healing massage therapy with internal cleansing induced by carefully selected herbs.
Candy Kids Spa combines things that kids love—including more than 100 types of candy, candy-flavored facial masks, a heaping helping of personalized attention, and fun activities such as karaoke—into one memorable experience. It should come as no surprise that the company's formula is a successful one, since it was, in fact, inspired by a 6-year-old. As she told Elizabeth Carey in a 2010 Buffalo Business First feature, owner Ayanna Williams came up with the concept when her daughter requested her own special treatment after seeing the pampering going on at a traditional spa.
Williams and her daughter decided to retrieve some frosting out of the cabinet and had a good time creating their very own tasty "facial." Williams's daughter told her friends at school about it, and soon Williams started traveling to people's homes for mobile parties. She then bought a storefront on Niagara Falls Boulevard, gutting the building herself and painting the walls in bright rainbow colors. Williams eventually expanded the business to include two more locations in New York state and is in the process of creating franchises elsewhere.
The innovative spa, which has been featured on WKBW Channel 7 News, offers services ranging from candy-colored mani-pedis to a spa factory where kids can make their own lip gloss and candy-scented perfume. They also host parties to celebrate a birthday or a long-awaited truce in a war over which sister gets to sleep on the top bunk.
Behind the counter at Ashker’s Juice Bar - Bistro - Gallery, staffers concoct a long list of smoothies, sandwiches, and all-day breakfasts made to be enjoyed in their cozy lounge that doubles as an art gallery and social hub. In the front lounge, padded chairs invite diners to bask in the glow of the sunlight that streams through the eatery’s expansive windows, aiding in the body's natural photosynthesis process. Along the walls, local artists display their masterworks, which mirror the swaths of color often found in the creamy smoothies.
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